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Blur Announce Two Low Key June Shows
Britpop icons Blur are gearing up for their massive reunion gigs by playing two warm-up shows in London this June.

Legendary Guitar: George Harrison’s Rickenbacker 360/12
Meditate for a moment on the sound of The Beatles in the mid ’60s—those amazing three-part harmonies aside—and your mind’s ear is likely to land upon that stirring 12-string jangle and zing that was, for a time, a trademark of the Fab Four’s instrumental assault.

Myth Busters: Pete Townshend’s Recording Secrets
The sound is legendary: a maelstrom of rhythm and fill playing emanating from a single guitar part — a combination of crushing power chords and jangling suspended trills, all holding the floor together beneath an ordered chaos of seemingly floating drum and bass accompaniments.

How to Play Slide Like Muddy Waters
Few sounds speak the deep language of blues more eloquently than the whinnying slide guitar of Muddy Waters. So learn how to play Muddy Waters-style!

Cornell: Soundgarden Reunion “Absolutely Could Happen”
Still trailing in the wake of the Soundgarden’s recent near-reformation, Chris Cornell has been making more cryptic comments about a possible Soundgarden reunion.

Artist Spotlight: Yesterday Was Mine
A snippet of the latest and greatest that our galaxy has to offer? Founded in 2003 in Auckland, New Zealand, Yesterday Was Mine are now based in London and hope to be "the next greatest thing since ‘cafe lattes’ " They recorded their debut album entirely on a laptop...

Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and Chickenfoot hit London in June
Chickenfoot the new rock supergroup comprised of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s drummer Chad Smith, bassist (ex-Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani and vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), today announced the global release of their self-titled debut album.

Primal Scream, Oasis & LCD Soundsystem Cover NEU!
Oasis, Primal Scream, Kasabian, Foals, Sonic Youth and LCD Soundsystem are among bands who have covered tracks by influential 70s Krautrockers NEU! for a new compilation.

Play At Manchester’s In The City 2009
The legendary music industry schmooze, In the City, has just opened it’s books for unsigned bands’ performance registration.

Korg Kaoss PAd 3 and Beardyman! Unbelieveable skills!
If you have ever wondered what a box of tricks the Kaoss Pad can be?Well this chap re-invents it. His equipment list is awesome 1 microphone, 2 Korg Kaoss Pads and a Loopstation!. Its clearly all you need..

Video: Trent Reznor On New Business Models, Distribution Channels & More
Very interesting video with Trent Reznor On new business models, music distribution channels! Heavy going but really useful discussion about the future of the musicians trade.

Rock's Secret Weapon: Why Classical Guitars Rock!
For most players, the realm of classical guitars is one that they’d just as soon avoid. The scale length is different, the neck is wider, and they’re harder to play, so why bother? But many bands, including The Beatles, have used this instrument. Find out why you should try a Classical Guitar, too!

Coldplay vs. Joe Satriani: band challenge 'copy' claims
Coldplay have denied, in a US federal court, that they copied parts of rock guitarist Joe Satriani's music for their hit song, Viva La Vida.

Animal Collective turn to Korg M3 for next album
Call it "noise pop," "neo-psychedelia," or "avant-garde electro-folk," it doesn't really matter; the fresh and experimental approach Animal Collective takes to their music creates a sound all their own.

Pianist Gould foresaw tech role in music
This week marks 45 years since Glenn Gould made his last public erformance. He preferred to offer recordings that someday, he wrote, could be altered by the listener in different ways.

Spinal Tap announce one night 'world tour'
Band to play Wembley Arena on shortest-ever global trek

Former Beatles reunite onstage in New York
Remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed together at a New York charity show on Saturday night, their first time together in seven years.

Musikmesse Frankfurt: Satriani stops show with Vox
Guitarist talks frankly to trade and press regarding his Vox collaboration

Amazon's 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Of All Time
Amazon's Top 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums poll has been met with approval...even though names such as My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths and others seem to be missing. Check it out and post your comments...do YOU agree with the list?

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’ Clavinet Parts Revealed!
Anyone that’s ever been in a cover band has surely attempted to play “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder’s smash hit from 1972. But how many people do you know that ever figured it out correctly? Probably not many. Do you want to know why?

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