Monthly Archives: July 2017

Guitar Hero Marty Friedman Brings his Wall of Sound Tour to the Grog Shop

click to enlarge On his forthcoming album, Wall Of Sound, guitar hero Marty Friedman explores a wide range of music, offering a bit of Latin rock on “Whiteworm” and switching between electric and acoustic harmonies in “Miracle.” A former member of the speed metal group Megadeth, Friedman, who starts a headlining tour in support of the […]

Boston Rock Band Releases New Album On A Beer Can

Music and beer. The two art forms have enjoyed a long, fruitful, even symbiotic relationship for what seems like an eternity. But a collaboration between a local band named The Lights Out and the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville is taking the classic pairing in a novel direction. The Lights Out is releasing its new […]

Steve Vai Invites Guitarists to Vai Academy 4.0

Always dreamed of getting some in-person guitar instruction from Steve Vai? Here’s your chance. At the Vai Academy, which will take place January 3 to 7, 2018, at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California, you can join Vai, Steve Morse, St. Vincent, Yngwie Malmsteen and other special guests for four nights of […]

Watch Metallica Cover Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil”

Continue Reading During their show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Saturday night, Metallica paid tribute to hometown heroes Van Halen with a brief cover of the band’s “Runnin’ with the Devil.” The band has quite a bit of fun with the cover, with Hetfield attempting to replicate David Lee Roth’s famous screams and […]

Stabbing reported where man was playing guitar in street

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police and the coroner are investigating a fatal stabbing that witnesses say occurred while a man was playing guitar in the street in Pennsylvania. Pottstown police and the Montgomery County coroner did not immediately release additional information on the incident Monday. Police have said only that a man was stabbed about […]

Michael Schenker: How Often I Change My Guitar Strings

UFO and Scorpions guitar champion Michael Schenker talked about changing strings, telling Guitarist Magazine: “Actually, I don’t know [when was the last time I changed my own strings]. “I used not to change my strings, period. “Only just lately, because I have had a string go in the middle of a lead break, I’ve kind […]

Gibson Custom gives Les Paul guitar a secret tone weapon

Over the years, Gibson has shown that it’s not afraid to push the guitar technology envelope, introducing robot tuning, electric/acoustic tone merging and a recorder in a cable. Even if die-hard purists are often quite vocal in their opposition to such measures. The latest innovation out of the gate is a Gibson Custom Lightly Figured […]