The Rolling Stones have been electrifying audiences with their live shows and numerous recordings since their debut in the early ’60s. The Stones are known for their crafty songwriting which draws from a wide variety of influences such as American blues, country, and folk music, giving them a truly original and recognizable sound. Not to mention the signature guitar riffs and styles of Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, which have inspired generations of guitarists, and will continue to inspire new players long into the future.
Eagle Vision recently released“Double Down Live” by ZZ Top, a dual DVD set featuring two hard rockin’ shows, from 1980 and 2008.
Few bands have enjoyed the longevity and success that have befallen the prog-rock group Kansas. After releasing their first album in 1974, the group has gone on to produce more than twenty-five studio, live and greatest hits albums, with four gold, two platinum and two multi-platinum albums to their credit.
The first time I heard Godfrey Townsend was while I was talking to Joey Molland of Badfinger backstage at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna,
By A Thread, the latest studio release from Gov’t Mule, is a straightforward audio testimonial that classic hard rock is alive and well in the 21st century. And unique only to bands of this fine quality, Warren Haynes and gang prove once again that they’re able to adjust and evolve in a positive way with each CD. Barring the more than plentiful live material circulated over the years, the reggae infused “Mighty High” as well, the studio albums that come out every two to three years or more are what it’s really all about, and they get better all the time.
There is an old writing adage that there are only two plots in the world: “a man takes a journey” and “a stranger comes to town.” Stewart Copeland’s new autobiography, “Strange Things Happen”, falls solidly in the first category.
Being able to spend a week playing with and learning from rock legends such as Ace Frehley, Yes’ Jon Anderson and Meat Loaf, sounds like a dream come true for many aspiring rockers across the globe.
Ace Frehley is a patient man. After releasing his fourth solo studio album Trouble Walkin’, Frehley became musically sidetracked with other projects including the Kiss “Unplugged” concert and several highly successful reunion tours with the hottest band in the land.
To say that guitarist James Burton is busy would be a gross understatement. With his 70th birthday right around the corner, the Louisiana native shows no sign of slowing down. After a highly successful career as both a leader and a sideman spanning more than 50 years, most guitarists would be looking forward to hanging up the axe and enjoying some time off, but not Burton. Having recently returned from performing in Holland with the TCB band, he’s busy preparing for the