Guitar Center’s Blues Masters competition, launched recently through a partnership with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, is offering 10 musicians the chance to perform in Los Angeles backed by Bonamassa’s band. It also will provide one until-now-undiscovered blues guitarist with an opportunity for development and exposure under the tutelage of one of the biggest names in blues rock.
The inspiration for the title of Brad Paisley’s latest album, Wheelhouse, came from the phrase “in your wheelhouse,” which is a reference to the baseball term for the strike zone’s sweet spot, where a batter can comfortably hit a ball with maximum power and precision.
Guitar legend George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) is offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partake in a one-on-one guitar lesson via Skype. Lynch has taken to Indiegogo to raise money for his new documentary, Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky. The film, which addresses the plight of Native Americans, is set to be released in 2014.
Last night in Hollywood, Anthrax, who are headlining the Metal Alliance Tour, played to a sold-out crowd at the House of Blues. But the fans got a little more than Anthrax playing their classic Among The Living album front-to-back, or songs from the just-released covers EP, Anthems.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive debut of "Give," a new track by LA-based rock band Owl. The song is from Owl's new album, The Right Thing, which will be released April 9 by Overit Records. Owl is Chris Wyse (vocals/bass), Dan Dinsmore (drums) and Jason Achilles Mezilis (guitar/vocals).