Guitarist Tony MacAlpine, who will turn 55 this Saturday (August 29), has cancelled his scheduled tours of Asia and Australia due to severe stomach pains. As he reveals in the official statement below, doctors believe the stomach pains are due to cancer, and MacAlpine will need surgery ASAP.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive lesson video by Stryper's Michael Sweet. In the clip, which you can check out below, Sweet shows you how to play "Fallen," the title track from the band's new album, which will be released October 16 via Frontiers Music SRL.
Slash has revealed that he and Axl Rose are on friendly terms again. In a new interview with Sweden’s Aftonbladet the guitarist says he and the singer have put aside their differences and have been speaking to one another.
"This was by far the most difficult cover I've done," he says on YouTube. "It's long, it's intricate and devilishly fast at the end. The whole process of tabbing, learning, playing and finally editing this monstrosity took me the better part of two weeks. I'm pretty pleased with the final result. There're still a few bits I wish I'd played a little cleaner.
"Hey, Junior called," says the woman at the beginning of the video. "He says he can't make the gig tonighhhhhht. How're you gonna play that banjo song by yourself?" What follows is, of course, the answer to the question.
First published in 2001 and now updated and expanded, Tony Bacon's History of the American Guitar (Backbeat Books) begins in New York City in the 1830s with the arrival of Christian Martin, from Germany, to set up the Martin company.
In the clip, which can check out below, Clark discusses his new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, which will be released September 11 release via Warner Bros. Clark also discusses some of the major life changes he's experienced since the release of his last album, 2012's critally acclaimed Blak and Blu.