Legendary rock icon Ronnie Montrose has been called the “Father of American Hard Rock,” an innovator and an incendiary guitar genius. For the first time fans of Ronnie Montrose will have the opportunity to bid on a vast array of instruments, personal items and memorabilia from the late genius’ musical life which will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Earlier this summer, a new progressive super group, Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian [PSMS] released Live In Tokyo on DVD, Blu-ray, and CD. Their show was recorded back in 2012 at Zepp Tokyo and this 95-minute concert is the first release from the band. It showcases a wide range of instrumental performances from each of the members’ careers as well as their collaborations with each other.
Prior to his joining Big Time Rush, singer Kendall Schmidt formed Heffron Drive with his partner and friend Dustin Belt. In 2008 when they met at an LA Industry event, both realized there was a lot more in common than meets the eye – both had been born in Wichita, Kansas, and when they went to make their way home, they realized they lived on the same street – Heffron Drive!
Not many bands today truly embody the spirit and drive of a classic hard rocking group. Many try, but only a few succeed, though Beasto Blanco hits the mark with their recent release Live Fast Die Loud.
It’s been about ten months since Black Veil Brides released their strongest CD to date, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones. Since its release, they have toured the world virtually non-stop. From their winter headlining tour, to the Vans Warp Tour, to their latest the Outbreak Tour with Bullets for my Valentine
Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival & Workshop brings the greatest guitarists in the world (Pat Metheny and Joe Bonamassa to name just two) to Bigfork, Montana for its annual end-of-summer guitar camp and concert series. This year they snagged someone really special, five-time Grammy nominee and one of Musician’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century,” Robben Ford.
By: Debra Devi How does a Jersey rocker with the kind of huge soulful voice possessed by only a royal few (think Paul Rodgers meets Chris Robinson) wind up creating trippy-yet-hooky, vintage-yet-futuristic, slammin’ rock-and-roll with seminal synth-guitarist Chuck Hammer (Bowie, Lou Reed)? Not how you might think. Although Hammer’s roots are in rock, what he […]
Heretic is a classic style power/thrash metal band formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. The band name was originated by Brian Korban [guitarist and founding member], and became the title of the first song he wrote for the group
If you’re into hard rock riffs and strong melody, you should check out Derek Troxell of the group, Serosia. To some, “melody” used to be a bad word when discussing hard rock. Serosia proves this assumption to be a thing of the past, as their latest release, Variables, challenges the listener, delivering a hard rock punch with expert melodicism. Stand out tracks such as “Friendly Fire,” “The Architect,” and “Superposition,” are evidence of Serosia’s powerful yet eloquent style.
Jon Herington is simply one of the most respected guitar players in the music business. His resume is second to none, having provided his skillful and smooth soloing style to some of the biggest names in music. For the past thirteen years, he has served as the touring and recording guitarist for Steely Dan