If you’re a guitarist, like the guitar, or have heard of the guitar, than you’re probably excited for the Guitar Masters tour, which kicks off this October with dates throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Featuring guitar legend Eric Johnson, Fingerstyle guru Andy McKee and acoustic-guitar master Peppino D’Agostino, the tour is lining up to be the must see guitar event of the fall season, and possibly the entire year.
For Mother’s Day I ran into my local book store to pick up 50 Shades of Gray for my wife and spotted Zakk’s book, Bringing Metal to the Children while on the checkout line. I figured there was something in both books that I could benefit from so I bought it too.
He is one of the most respected guitarist’s in the world who has forged an amazing solo career selling more that 10 million CDs worldwide and has had played the world to sold out crowds with Greg Kihn, Mick Jagger, “G3” guitar extravaganza, and most recently Chickenfoot.
To many, Walter Trout is a contemporary guitar legend and his guitar prowess, prolific recordings and non-stop tour schedule provide more than ample evidence to support the claim.
Chickenfoot – the supergroup featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar will be releasing their long awaited new CD on September 27th simply entitled – Chickenfoot III.
The Motor City Mad Man is on the loose and touring the US for his summer I Still Believe tour. While most people are more familiar with Ted for his political candor, music fans know Ted from where it all began, back in 1975 on his first solo CD Ted Nugent.
Alter Bridge was formed out the fires of Creed in 2004 by Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips after their relationship with singer Scott Stapp had gone array. The new band hooked up with then ex-Creed bassist Brian Marshall and former Mayfield Four frontman Myles Kennedy and together recorded their first CD; One Day Remains. It went gold in the United States and spawned three singles. In 2007 the band released the critically acclaimed second album, Blackbird, which included the hit singles “Rise Today” and “Watch Over You.”
Be prepared and forewarned before you join me on an amazing adventure into the heart, the soul, and the mind of a legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter of our generation – Ted Nugent. The man who brought us such heartfelt and tender love songs like “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,” “Stranglehold,” and of course the beautifully touching little ditty, “Cat Scratch Fever.”
It’s not uncommon for a musician to record more work than they release. In Steve Vai’s case, he has a digital ocean at his fingertip ranging from when he played the accordion at nine to something he recorded earlier today. In order to share his life’s work and experiences with the world, Steve has recently launched VaiTunes
Zakk Wylde, instantly recognizable with his long blond locks, gnarly beard, and iconic black-and-white bulls-eye Les Paul and Flying V, is most widely known as the lead guitarist in Ozzy Osbourne’s band, a position he held until recently. He electrified Ozzy’s tracks with freight train riffs, screaming bends and flying finger-work, and has been doing the same while handling singing duties in his own band, Black Label Society, since 1998.