Internal tensions, while always present, began to undermine the Pumpkins not long after Mellon Collie’s release. Neither the original quartet of Corgan, guitarist James Iha, bassist D’arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin nor subsequent lineups ever achieved the same level of guitar-drenched grandeur, although Corgan and the most recent Pumpkins ensemble go a long way in that direction on their current tour, for Oceania, their latest album.
Solidbody sensations like the Panthera Studio Supreme, Diablo and Earl Slick signature model have introduced a generation of players to the heirloom-quality instruments of Germany’s Framus company. But players who are new to the brand, especially in the United States, may not realize that Framus originally achieved worldwide notoriety for the hollowbody electrics that were faithfully played by legends such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jan Akkerman, Charlie Mingus and the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman, to name a few.
Guitar World's new instructional book, Guitar World Presents The Best Instruction Book Ever, is now available on iBooks via the Apple store for $14.99. The iBooks version includes all the features of the print version of the book (You can check out those details below), plus interactive videos featuring Guitar World's Andy Aledort, which replace the DVD that comes with the book in stores.
“It surprises me that we’ve come up with such a hard-hitting album at this point in our career,” Clutch guitarist Tim Sult says of the band’s 10th studio album, Earth Rocke“It surprises me that we’ve come up with such a hard-hitting album at this point in our career,” Clutch guitarist Tim Sult says of the band’s 10th studio album, Earth Rocker. “I think it’s definitely, song-wise, the most intense, riffy, in-your-face experience yet.” r. “I think it’s definitely, song-wise, the most intense, riffy, in-your-face experience yet.”
Last November, Soundgarden took part in SiriusXM's Town Hall series, which featured an intimate Q&A and performance with the band for a handful of lucky spectators at New York City's legendary Electric Lady Studios. Below, watch the band discuss Johnny Cash's cover of "Rusty Cage," following be a performance of the Badmotorfinger classic.
Motörhead may have made "Ace of Spades" famous as a three-piece, but Compressorhead have just taken the Lemmy-penned tune viral with substantially more pieces — namely gears, cogs and pistons. Check out the video below of this all-metal band playing an all-time metal classic.
“This was probably one of the easiest and most fun experiences I’ve ever had making a record,” Daron Malakian says about the upcoming sophomore effort from Scars on Broadway. This is largely attributable to the fact that, for the first time in his career with either Scars or System of a Down, Malakian sang and played all the instruments on the record himself.