For psych-heads, Robby Krieger is a man who needs no introduction. The Doors guitarist defined a generation of acid rockers with a smooth, innovative, and highly technical style. Now, Gibson is giving you the opportunity to own Krieger’s guitar—okay, well, maybe not HIS guitar, but one that looks and sounds a hell of a lot like it.
Well, it seems we're dedicating quite a bit of time to the Crybaby Wah this month, from the giveaway which ended on the first of the month to this - the version of the Wah Pedal that carries Jerry Cantrell's own custom modifications.
Welcome back to Guitar-Muse, everyone. What are we rapping about today? Steve Vai, of course, but to simulate variety we're adding equal parts of Satch into the mix. What are they doing that's so hot these days? Charity.
That's right, the good-natured will to help another is piloting this ambitious plan to the stage in the name of helping their friend Cliff Cultreri pay for medical care.
You've probably heard of Dominic Miller from his work with Sting - in fact he's played guitar on almost every Sting album produced to date. He's also played with an incredible number of other musicians, including Sheryl Crow, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins ("But Seriously .."), Peter Gabriel, Rod Stewart, and many more.
As we do sometimes with Artist Spotlights, we're going to let the music do the talking here, and focus on some of the many different styles of Dominic's work.
Pete Townshend, the man famous for feedback, is now going to give us some feedback - on his own life.
He is (and has been since the 90's) working on an autobiography which will be published in 2012 by HarperCollins.
It really is interesting - so many famous musicians writing about their lives, and Pete Townshend certainly has many stories to tell.
It's always a stunning and sad time when a music great leaves this earth.
First we're stunned, then we bask in their music, as much as we can handle for a few days, but soon the realization sets in that we won't be hearing anything new from this artist ever again - and the sense of loss doubles.
With Rory Gallagher, we've been lucky enough to get a few good albums since his death, and there's another on the way.
Did you watch the livestream of GuitarTV? Or did you get pulled back into work since Vai decided to host it right in the middle of everyone's work shift?
Well just as I'd done with the record breaking lesson I've got a quick summary of what all he went over so you can get the jist of what to expect from GuitarTV now and in the future.
Martian Love Secrets is a technical guide, but not the kind that you would expect from a player like Vai, whose reputation is intensely built on technique. Instead, this series mostly deals with harnessing all your technical knowledge and your own life experience to create art.