C.F. Martin & Co. and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran are teaming up for the second time to create another Signature Artist Edition guitar from the Martin Custom Shop, the Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition.
Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney has premiered a new song, “Skylasher,” and you can check it out below. The track is from McKinney's new project-in-progess, an all-instrumental solo album. “The track, ‘Skylasher,' is the first solo guitar instrumental song I’ve created in what will hopefully become a long discography of full-length records from here on out in my music career," McKinney says.
Joanna Connor might be the best slide guitar player you're likely to come across today. Check out this video of Connor, shown performing a wicked slide solo at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Fest in Rockland, Maine.
Cracker have released a music video (of sorts) for "Torches and Pitchforks," the opening track from their 2014 album, Berkeley to Bakersfield. The video, which you can check out below, features a photo essay by Bradford Jones, with several other public-domain photos mixed in.
Ready for some new Southern rock? Blackberry Smoke have premiered their new "Too High" music video. The track is from the band's new album, Holding All the Roses, which was released February 10 via Rounder Records.
Hyundai and the Recording Academy have announced the launch of the third annual Grammy Amplifier, an online music initiative aimed at mentoring emerging artists and providing them the opportunity to elevate their careers by showcasing their talent.
The new issue focuses on Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne as they spill the details on drugs, debauchery and some damned good riffs! First, Black Sabbath's Iron Men, Tony and Geezer, recall the rise and fall of the first—and greatest—incarnation of heavy metal's originators. Then, the Ozz Man tells the stories behind 10 classic Black Sabbath tracks, including "Paranoid," "Fairies Wear Boots," "Planet Caravan" and "Iron Man."