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Wild Revival: Jared James Nichols Talks New EP and Playing the Blues

Being a great blues guitar player is something you can't teach or absorb through osmosis. Real blues comes from the soul. You've either got it or you don't. In the case of Jared James Nichols, the former applies.

Ronnie Radke and Falling In Reverse Launch Bury the Hatchet Tour with Escape The Fate: "It Was Time"

Ever since Ronnie Radke's not-so-amicable departure from Escape The Fate, his subsequent incarceration and the formation of his new band, Falling In Reverse, both bands — and to an extent, their fans — have waged a semi-constant battle in the press.

The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs Discusses New '80s-Themed 'Under the Covers' Album with Matthew Sweet

For "Sid 'n Susie Under the Covers, Vol. 3: The '80s, Susanna Hoffs' third album of cover songs with power popper Matthew Sweet, the Bangles vocalist/guitarist stuck to a decade that has been very kind to her — the 1980s. Unlike the duo's previous albums, which focused on material from the '60s and '70s, Under The Covers, Vol. 3 relies less on mainstream hits and focuses more on deeper album tracks.

Mickey Thomas Talks New Starship Album, 'Loveless Fascination,' and Remembers Guitarist Mark Abrahamian

Although it’s been more than 20 years since Starship’s last album of all-new material [1989's Love Among the Cannibals], the band's latest release, Loveless Fascination, was certainly worth the wait.

Kansas Guitarist Richard Williams Discusses Band’s 40th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary

Forty years is a monumental amount of time for any band to be together, but for Kansas guitarist Richard Williams, the milestone event seems pretty normal. In addition to being an integral part of the success of Kansas — a band with record sales in excess of 15 million — Williams' legacy includes being one of only two members of the band (drummer Phil Ehart being the other) to play on every Kansas album.

Lucky Numbers: Dave Stewart Discusses New Solo Album and Eurythmics

Lucky Numbers, guitarist Dave Stewart’s third solo album in as many years, is a well-crafted collection of songs adorned with key elements of blues, country and rock. Recorded on a boat in the South Pacific with a core group of seasoned Nashville musicians, Lucky Numbers offers a window into the mind of a true modern-day storyteller.

The Bitch is Back: Lita Ford Discusses Her New Live Album, Gear and More

Following the success of her true comeback album [2012’s Living Like a Runaway], Lita Ford took to the stage at LA's Canyon Club to record a live performance as a gift to her fans. The result is The Bitch is Back…Live, the new album from the reigning queen of hard rock and heavy metal.

Sammy Hagar Discusses New Album, 'Sammy Hagar & Friends,' and His Four Decades of Rock

There's only one way to celebrate 40 years of rock, and that's with your friends. Sammy Hagar's new album, Sammy Hagar & Friends is a collection of songs that pay tribute to the Red Rocker's musical success. With contributions by such giants as Joe Satriani, Neal Schon, Nancy Wilson and Michael Anthony (among others), Hagar not only looks back on his solo career, but also his time with Montrose, Van Halen and current bands the Waboritas and Chickenfoot.

No More Hell to Pay: Michael Sweet Discusses Stryper's New Album

Stryper guitarist and vocalist Michael Sweet can hardly contain his enthusiasm when discussing the band's upcoming album, No More Hell To Pay — and rightly so.

Time in a Bottle: Guitarist Maury Muehleisen’s Sister Discusses Her Brother’s Music and Time with Jim Croce

It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the lives of Jim Croce, Maury Muehleisen and four others were cut short when the twin-engine plane in which they were traveling crashed shortly after takeoff on September 20, 1973.