From bank-breaking record advances and extravagant arena tours to non-stop parties and girls dancing on cars, a guitarist's gear in the '80s had to be just as over-the-top as his look, whether he was sporting spandex or a nail-spiked armband.
While they were at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Eagles premiered a new film, History of the Eagles: Part One. It's an authorized, feature-length documentary that provides an intimate look into the history of the group and the legacy of their music.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Blackstar Amplification booth to check out the company's new ID Series guitar amps. For more about the series, head to blackstaramps.com.
Country shredder Brad Paisley has confirmed the track listing for Wheelhouse, his eighth studio album, which will be released via Arista Nashville on April 9. The album, which is produced by Paisley, features 14 songs and three interstitials (a common Paisley-ism). All guest collaborations of note are listed below.
Since December, Queens Of The Stone Age have been sending cryptic letters to UK-based music magazines. The first one was published in Mojo, with subsequent letters appearing last month in NME and Uncut.Since December, Queens Of The Stone Age have been sending cryptic letters — actual snail mail — to UK-based music magazines. The first one was published in Mojo, with subsequent letters appearing last month in NME and Uncut.
Down have announced that they'll perform a handful of headline dates in May. The tour, which will start May 23 in Birmingham, Alabama, will will stop in seven cities in the Southeast, including Baltimore's Maryland Deathfest, and wrap up with a May 31 hometown show in New Orleans. Tickets go on sale to the general public February 16 and include VIP packages with opportunities to meet the band and hang out at soundcheck.