Post Tagged with: "Guitar gods"

On tour with Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen gives health update on ailing father Eddie Van Halen

On tour with Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen gives health update on ailing father Eddie Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen has passed along encouraging news on how his father Eddie Van Halen is doing after undergoing surgery for a nasty case of diverticulitis.

Desert Island Discs: Guitar Record Edition

Desert Island Discs: Guitar Record Edition

Stuck on a desert island, you’re going to want to rock every once in a while, right? That’s where this string-bending, axe-swinging, fretboard-melting, amp-blowing list comes in.

Something Else! Interview: Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship

Something Else! Interview: Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship

Craig Chaquico is ready to rock again — or more specifically blues-rock again. After years of work as a best-selling acoustic artist, the former Jefferson Starship guitarist has dug back into his earliest influences.

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This (2012)

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This (2012)

Twenty four albums in, and John McLaughlin is still blowing minds — both musically and, with the zen title here, conceptually. Still recording live, even in the digital age, even at the age of 70. Still kicking some serious, serious guitar ass.

Mark Knopfler – Privateering (2012)

Mark Knopfler works with a loose theme here, that of living by your wits on the high seas, but the broader messages found on Privateering are sure to resonate with anyone who’s faced down life’s mighty struggles.

Tommy Bolin – The Ultimate Teaser (2012)

Arriving between stints with the James Gang, Billy Cobham and then Deep Purple, Teaser stands as the first, best testament to the roving genius that was doomed guitarist Tommy Bolin.

'You can never deny the immense talent': Steve Vai on first David Lee Roth band vs. Van Halen

When David Lee Roth left Van Halen the first time, he assembled a new set of sidemen who were arguably the musical equal of his former group. Just don’t ask guitarist Steve Vai to compare the two.

Mike Keneally – Wing Beat Fantastic (2012)

Mike Keneally seems poised to make the transition from guitar god to art-pop icon. Maybe “pop” is too hasty, as it’s hard to imagine anything from the gifted guitarist being quite so intentionally simple and fun as pop music.

Peter Frampton gets the credit, but Joe Walsh played the talk box first

Did Joe Walsh, as he says during a new interview, reinvent the talk box? Those old enough to remember his 1973 Top 10 hit “Rocky Mountain Way” would quickly agree.

'We're always gonna be together': Joe Perry on his complex relationship with Steven Tyler

Joe Perry and Steven Tyler have had their ups and downs over a lengthy tenure in Aerosmith, including a series of dramatic breakups, emotional dust-ups and very lucrative reunions.