As we have reported, Black Label Society are gearing up to release a new album in the spring. Today, however, the band announced the official release date. Catacombs of the Black Vatican, their ninth album, will be out April 8.
Check out this video, which was posted to YouTube a few years ago, of Zakk Wylde and Slash performing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," a Jimi Hendrix song that was covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1984.
Originally intended to mimic the sound of a muted trumpet, it didn't take long for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa to make that sweet, sweeping "wah-wah" sound an integral part of the rock and roll lexicon.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary of working with Zakk Wylde, EMG Pickups has announced its new Zakk Wylde Limited Set. The pickups are available in three versions: Buzzsaw, Bullseye and Vertigo. This run is limited to 600 sets, only 100 of each design.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (01).