"Musical inspiration can come from just about anywhere," says Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio. "For me, so much inspiration comes from the rhythms of the natural sounds in the air. Walking out in the country, you’ll hear certain sounds — a train, a boat, or maybe a horse walking on the road — and each of these sounds has a rhythm. If your mind is open, the simple rhythms of those sounds can inspire you and spark new musical ideas."
According to a new report by The Wrap, Through the Never, Metallica's new 3D movie, opened this past weekend (September 27) to an estimated $1.67 million, making it the best opening for a concert film ever at IMAX theaters.
It’s not unusual to find a guitar with a “hockey stick” headstock, but a guitar made out of actual hockey sticks is an entirely different matter. For luthier and lifelong hockey fan John Burgess of London, Ontario, it made perfect sense to build a guitar body out of the implements, although doing it proved more difficult than scoring a goal against Henrik Lundqvist.
"We’ve been in the studio so long -- a war has come and gone, and we're still stuck in here!" A heavy weariness, quite evident behind James Hetfield's steely gaze, underscores the intense pressure that has been Metallica's constant as they labored over the past few months to record Metallica, their first album in over three years, and fifth overall.
Metallica have posted two new clips from their new 3D film, Through the Never, and you can check them out below. The film debuted yesterday, September 9, at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will open on every IMAX screen in North America September 27 and make its way to standard theaters October 4.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive new-album preview clip by US progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning. You can sample the band's new album via the YouTube player below. The album, Darkness In A Different Light, will be released September 30 in Europe and October 1 in North America via InsideOutMusic.