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Southern Rock Timeline

Scott B. Bomar
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05.20.2014

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Virtually every architect of rock and roll in the mid-1950s was a Southerner. Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and their peers launched a musical revolution that later came to be dominated by British groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the 1960s.
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Busting the Redneck Mythology of Southern Rock

Ted Drozdowski
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05.19.2014

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Southern Rock is often perceived as a genre draped in rebel flags and soaked in Rebel Yell, mired in a Sargasso Sea of reactionary attitudes, including racism, and made by and for people with a Dukes of Hazzard mentality.
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Charlie Daniels on Southern Rock, Les Pauls & Doin’ It Dylan

Russell Hall
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05.19.2014

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No one exemplifies that best aspects of southern music better than Charlie Daniels does. At 77, the pioneering veteran continues to tour, perform and record with the vigor of someone half his age. His latest album, Off the Grid—Doin’ it Dylan, features acoustic renderings of Bob Dylan tunes, fitted with imaginative, full-band arrangements that cast those songs in a brand new light. In addition, the Nashville-based Daniels is an acting “Ambassador” for Gibson’s new Southern Rock Tribute program—highlighted by the development of a new Southern Rock Tribute Les Paul.
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“Re-Amping” with Gibson’s Memory Cable™

Craig Anderton
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05.16.2014

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Although Gibson’s Memory Cable™ provides “inspiration insurance,” it has many other uses—here’s how to use it to simplify re-amping in the studio.
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Guitar Talk with Comedian Marc Maron

Peter Hodgson
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05.15.2014

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Marc Maron is one of us. He’s a music fan and a guitar guy, and he understands the therapeutic power of plugging your axe into a tube amp and squeezing your emotions out through the strings when words just don’t quite nail it. But Marc’s true calling is as a comedian - and an especially personal, confessional, occasionally dark, usually thought-provoking one.
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Five “Hidden” Min-ETune™ Talents

Craig Anderton
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05.14.2014

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Min-ETune™ was intended to be simple to use, and most people are familiar with how it works: push a button, strum the strings, and watch the roboheads turn around until the guitar is in tune. And most people also realize that it’s possible to do alternate tunings with equal ease.
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Can You Really Mix on Headphones?

Craig Anderton
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05.13.2014

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Of course you can mix on headphones, but should you? The conventional wisdom says you shouldn’t…but the conventional wisdom also said nuclear power would be too cheap to meter, the housing boom would last forever, and the Titantic was unsinkable.
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10 Things to Know about Tool

Anne Erickson
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05.12.2014

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Tool are still working on their new album, but that’s okay, because with Tool, it’s always worth the wait. While we twiddle our thumbs in anticipation of new tunes, we look at 10 Interesting Facts About Tool.
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Gary Rossington on playing Gibson Guitars

Daniel Eriksson
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05.09.2014

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These days guitarist Gary Rossington is the sole surviving member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup. The band that most people, including the band themselves, thought was over after that horrible plane crash in 1977 that left the band without singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, has been steadily releasing new material since their re-formation in 1987.
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The World According to...Duane Allman

Anne Erickson
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05.08.2014

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At 24 years old, the world lost Duane Allman – guitarist and co-founder of the the Allman Brothers Band – far too soon, but his legacy and influence on the guitar lives on. In the following feature, we look through some past interviews with Allman, his friends and family to find out more about this rock ‘n’ roll guitar legend. Also, look for Gibson’s all-new Custom Duane Allman guitar to arrive this summer.
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