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It all started when Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers put up a video on Instagram demanding funnyman Will Ferrell quit impersonating him. He then challenged Ferrell to a drum-off.
Gibson recently announced it will ship all the company’s guitars with factory-installed Cleartone strings, reinforcing a decades-old connection with the recently deceased Phil Everly. Founded by Phil—one half of the sweet-harmonizing Everly Brothers— the Cleartone Strings product line has gained a reputation for durability and great tone.
A couple of bars into the title track from Philip Sayce's 2013 album, Steamroller, and the guitarist-singer's musical legacy becomes clear. Shades of Hendrix and Stevie Ray abound, as do a host of other arena-rock acts of the 1970s.
But with continued listening, what emerges is the portrait of a young gun bristling with confidence and chops who's building a career and a sound on some very worthy role models. His songs have a maturity and artistic vision that reflect the diversity of the supporting roles Sayce has notched on his belt. Stints with Melissa Etheridge, Jeff Healey, and Kid Rock DJ Uncle Kracker have all been digested, and now help inform his powerful guitar technique, stage presence, and songwriting skills.
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Two Polish Slayer fans have ponied up $5,100 to erect a commemorative sign in a traffic circle honoring fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman who succumbed to liver failure in May, 2013. Formerly called the “Dragon’s Roundabout” - a name that also oddly enough also had metal connotations - the circle’s new name is the “Jeff Hanneman Circle Pit.”
Check out what this youngster does with a few buckets and sticks. For you drummers, this isn't one to miss. The kid has killer chops!
“Crate diggers” often discover cool memorabilia and other artifacts tucked away in the sleeves of vinyl records. Newspaper clippings, concert tickets, autographs, artists’ glossies—you name it—are common bonuses found by those who rummage through dusty boxes of vinyl in thrift stores and garage sales. One lucky Motown collector scored big when a passport belonging to the late soul singer Marvin Gaye literally dropped into his lap.