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The Who’s Quadrophenia Examined in University Symposium
The Who’s 1973 two-album opus,
, will be the subject of a symposium being held this summer at England’s University of Sussex.
Bring Me the Horizon Guitarist Lee Malia’s Gibson and Epiphone Rig
Bring Me the Horizon are riding high on their fourth studio album,
, which arrived last April. When you crank the album’s current single “Sleepwalking” on rock radio, you hear guitarist Lee Malia’s Gibson and Epiphone guitars plowing through the mix.
Legendary Punk Guitarist Cheetah Chrome Rocks the 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker
Cheetah Chrome, one of the top guitarists from the early punk movement (Rocket from the Tombs, the Dead Boys), plays the 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker in this exclusive Gibson Brands video.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Performs Good Deed for Deaf Fan
A deaf woman who became a devout Megadeth fan after gaining her sense of hearing received a special treat last week from Dave Mustaine.
Eleven-Year-Old Stanton Artist DJ Young 1 Performs at White House Easter Egg Roll
Attendees at this year’s 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll got a special treat on Monday (April 21).
Dave Davies Offers Encouragement to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young
Former Kinks guitarist Dave Davies continues to offer words of encouragement to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, following news that health issues have forced Young to take a break from the band.
Jack White’s Record Breaking “Lazaretto” Recording
Jack White has a new item for his resume: Making the world’s fastest record. White accomplished the feat during Record Store Day (April 19). At 10 a.m. he took the stage in the Blue Room at his Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville. A few hundred fans got to hear White and his band lay down a live recording of the song “Lazaretto,” which will appear on his upcoming second solo album. Jack also recorded the Elvis Presley song “Power of My Love” as a B-side for the single before sending the recording off to United Record Pressing.
John Frusciante To Appear on Duran Duran Album
Here’s one of the more bizarre news reports in a while. Reclusive ex Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is supposedly making a guest appearance on Duran Duran’s upcoming album.
Billie Joe Armstrong Helps Out the Replacements At Coachella
Fans who came to see the Replacements second set at Coachella this past Friday (April 18) got a surprise. Green Day mainman Billie Joe Armstrong joined the group on stage as a backup guitarist to Replacements singer Paul Westerberg. The singer was having back problems and was forced to play guitar while lying down (!), so Armstrong helped fill out the band’s sound and make things easier on Westerberg.
Sammy Hagar Announces ‘History of Rock’ Tour
When it’s time to go out on the road, Red Rocker Sammy Hagar likes to bring along his famous musician friends. Last year Hagar toured with his buddy Michael Anthony from Van Halen, and members from Hagar’s first band Montrose under the headline “Four Decades of Rock.”
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