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| Les Paul Dies, Aged 94|
Sad day for musicians everywhere - Les Paul, one of the world's most incredible, influential and innovative guitarists and inventors, has passed away. It's time to pay tribute to the man who gave us the Gibson Les Paul, the multi-track recording and the tape delay - and changed the face of music forever.
Ste Kerry: on tour with Fightstar, My Vitriol & sE
Front Of House engineer Steve ‘Ste’ Kerry describes how sE gear helps him out both on the road and in the studio…
U2's The Edge hot licks on DELUXE MEMORY MAN
Electro-Harmonix heritage in developing the best analog delays in the world can be seen by U2's Edge digging the EHX top of the line Deluxe Memory Man. Watch clip from forthcoming film It Might Get Loud.
YouTube Hit Song About Guitar Mistreated By Airline
A Canadian country singer has had revenge on the airline he blames for breaking his prize guitar by posting a song about the incident on YouTube.
Fender announces Sonic Youth signature Jazzmasters
“When Fender came to us with an offer to make signature models of our Jazzmaster guitars we jumped at the chance"
Danny Elfman (The Simpsons theme) Discusses Scoring Terminator Salvation with Omnisphere!
With the fourth installment of the sci-fi series Terminator, composer Danny Elfman weighs in with a gripping film score that features Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere virtual instrument on many of the music cues – Elfman often used two Omnispheres for up to sixteen possible sounds at once.
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee opens Recording Studio
Tommy Lee, studio mogul, Californian facility is “vibey”
Bob Dylan went unrecognised during a trip to John Lennon’s home.
We hear that Bob Dylan toured Mendips, John Lennon’s childhood home, while in Liverpool last week. According to the story that guides told visitors, he showed up at the house late in the day. He supposedly commented that some things, like the unheated bedroom, reminded him of his house in Minnesota.
Scouse pop wonders The Zutons are set to begin work on their new album
The Zutons were part of a wave of groups who emerged from Liverpool. With The Coral breaking new ground, a whole host of bands both good and bad came stumbling in their wake. The Zutons are perhaps the best known of these, and certainly the most successful.
Peter Green's Les Paul Available Now!
Last Saturday's BBC documentary about Peter Green served to remind everyone just how amazing this forgotten original guitar hero was (and still is). Green deserves to be regarded in the same way people like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix are - Peter Green is one of the best guitarists ever.
The Setlist: Heaven & Hell (BLACK SABBATH) kick off world tour, plus Tony Iommi’s Rig
Heaven & Hell — Black Sabbath by another name and featuring Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice — began their world tour last night, plus TONY'S IOMMI'S Guitars Rig!
Velvet revolver News: Axl over Weiland; Singer in 6 Months or Else; Slash Goes American Idol
If they were forced to choose, Slash and Duff McKagan would opt for Axl Rose over former frontman Scott Weiland as lead singer for Velvet Revolver.
Coldplay in new math rock direction
Globe trotting British superstars Coldplay could be set to head off in a new direction, with drummer Will Champion experimenting with programmed beats.
Six-String Summer: International Guitar Festival in Bath boasts stellar line-up
This Summer’s International Guitar Festival is already looking like the best ever with seminars and workshops by top guitarists that will make you a better player.
Atmospheric images of Liverpool’s youthful and exhilarating post-punk era
Atmospheric images of Liverpool’s youthful and exhilarating post-punk era..
Legendary Guitar: Jeff Beck’s 1954 Yardbirds Esquire
It’s arguably the ugliest Legendary Guitar of all — yet nonetheless one of rock’s most widely influential, the instrument that produced the landmark sounds of such widely influential Yardbirds tracks as “I’m a Man,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “Over Under Sideways Down” and the future-shock classic “Shapes of Things.”
Sonic Youth Snags Long Lost Guitar
Nearly a decade after Sonic Youth lost a slew of guitars and amps from a Ramada Inn parking lot in Orange County, California, Lee Ranaldo's Fender Mustang has reportedly turned up... all the way in the Netherlands!
Manowar announce their first UK dates in 15 years, with support from Heaven and Hell and Iced Earth.
The Heavy Metal band Manowar will embark on a UK tour in November 2009
Vox’s Joe Satriani Big Bad Wah
Joe Santriani contributed numerous ideas that were unheard of in existing wah pedals, endowing the Big Bad Wah with an unparalleled range of sounds from vintage to modern, as well as those that are totally original.
Yamaha Artists on Tour
With the touring season in full flow, our artists are flying the Yamaha flag on numerous stages around the country and World and are in the music you are currently downloading or buying, with four artists in the top 10 Album chart. Here is a small example of what’s been going on and coming up this month…..
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