It's been a prog metal fan's dream album-in-the-making for a long time, but we're not just a month and change away from the release of Storm Corrosion, the eponymous debut album from the new project from Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.
In 1990, guitarist Ned Evett smashed his Strat onstage. When he noticed the neck was unbroken, he simply removed the frets and developed a style he'd eventually become known for -- even developing his own fretless, mirrored-glass-necked guitars along the way. His own website refers to him as "The Glass Guitarist," and Joe Satriani has called him "a monster player."
Here's a video of the Andy Timmons Band -- featuring former Danger Danger guitarist Andy Timmons, of course -- performing The Beatles' "Within You Without You" at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City on Monday, March 19. Timmons and his band performed their entire 2011 album -- Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper -- at the show. Tracks included "Within You Without You" (watch below), "Lovely Rita," "Getting Better" "Fixing A Hole" and "A Day In the Life."
Personal audio products have made earphones ubiquitous, but they've also raised the potential for hearing loss and nerve damage. Crescendo wants to change this. The Miami-based company has made hearing protection something of a cause, such as with ear plugs that allow performing musicians and their audiences to enjoy the show without blowing out their ears.
While The Beatles spent the first months of 1969 getting back to their roots with the Let It Be sessions, EMI's Abbey Road Studios was moving headlong into the future. On November 23, 1968, Studio Two's control room had been outfitted with EMI's new TG12345 mixer, the first transistorized recording console in Abbey Road.
Established in 2001 in Dayton, Ohio, post-hardcore veterans Hawthorne Heights are packing their bags for the second-ever Stripped Down to the Bone Tour. The tour, which will feature old fan favorites plus material from their most recent self-released EP, Hate, will find the guys breaking it down for smaller venues and cities they've either never seen or haven't seen for a while.
Charleston, South Carolina, indie rockers All Get Out were established in 2007 and have two Favorite Gentlemen releases to their credit, including a self-titled EP from 2008 and their debut full-length, The Season, released last September. The band -- Nathan Hussey (vocals/guitar), Mel Washington (guitar/vocals), Mike Rogers (bass/vocals) and Gordon Keiter (drums) -- are about to set out for a six-week US tour in support of La Dispute, beginning Saturday, March 24.