apaul's picture

apaul

Guitar World Member For: 3 years 10 weeks
Total Posted Content: 0 Articles
Total Posted Comments: 0 Comments

Posted Content

Interview: Hubert Sumlin Discusses Working with Howlin' Wolf in 1994 Guitar World Interview

Few musical marriages have been so magical, so intuitively right, as that of the great blues singer Howlin’ Wolf and his guitarist, Hubert Sumlin. From the time he joined the blues legend’s band in 1954 until Wolf’s death in 1976, Sumlin played a central role in crafting some of the century’s most memorable and influential American roots music. His economical, stinging fills, unusual rhythmic approach and perfectly placed bent notes are as integral as Wolf’s growl to the blues power of classics like “Spoonful,” “Smokestack Lightnin’,” “Killing Floor” and “The Red Rooster.”

Obit: Drummer, Stevie Ray Vaughan Collaborator Doyle Bramhall (1949-2011)

RIP, Doyle Bramhall Sr., who passed away at his Texas home over the weekend at age 62. Doyle was a great drummer, singer and songwriter. He was also a dear friend, regular collaborator and huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, as can be very clearly heard; it seems to me that when SRV started singing, he did his best to sound like his drumming buddy Doyle. Here’s a nice, short obit.

Zakk Wylde Discusses Pride & Glory, His New Band (and Album), in 1994 Guitar World Interview

"Some people just don't understand," he sighs. "They say, 'You're crazy to leave Ozzy, Zakk. You could have played arenas forever. Now you're going to have to play small clubs.' Well, fuck you. I'm not in this for a rock star lifestyle. I'm in it to play my guitar. And I'd play it in a toilet if that's the only place people would come hear me."

Long Live the King: B.B. King Thrills on a "Victory Lap" Tour

I took my 13-year-old son Jacob to see B.B. King at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, last week. Who knows how much longer B.B. will continue his endless tour. He’s 86 and may actually want to retire some day.

Archive: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on 'Trouble Is...'

With his second album, The Trouble Is..., a maturing Kenny Wayne Shepherd boldly lays claim to the throne of the blues Kings.

Interview: Gregg Allman Discusses His New Solo Album, 'Low Country Blues'

The Allman Brothers Band frontman releases Low Country Blues, his first solo effort in 14 years.

30albums.jpg

Joe Bonamassa and Black Crowes: 30 Vital Titles

As Guitar World’s 30th anniversary celebration continues, Joe Bonamassa and Black Crowes guitarists Rich Robinson and Luther Dickinson pick their 10 essential blues rock albums.

Prime Cuts: ZZ Top

El Loco: Billy Gibbons recalls three decades of Texas excess.

The Allman Brothers Band: The Road Goes on Forever

They’ve suffered breakups, addiction and death. But 40 years on, the Allman Brothers Band remain a force to be reckoned with. In this exclusive oral history, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts and others tell the story behind rock and roll’s enlightened rogues.

Tremonti.jpg

Mark Tremonti: Hot for Teaching

His singer played with Led Zeppelin, and his signature Paul Reed Smith ax just got a freshening up. But what really has Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti psyched is the release of his first-ever instructional DVD.