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Primal Scream Guitarist Robert “Throb” Young Has Died

Michael Leonard
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09.12.2014

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Robert "Throb" Young, the former guitarist for Primal Scream, has died. He was just 49 years old. According to The Guardian, he was found dead in his home in Sussex, England on Tuesday. The cause of death has not yet been revealed, though it is “not being treated as suspicious,” The Guardian reports.
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Guitar Stars Gather For Lynyrd Skynyrd Celebration Show

Michael Leonard
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09.12.2014

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One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd takes place on November 12 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Jeff Cease of Eric Church’s Band Lives by SGs

Anne Erickson
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09.10.2014

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Eric Church is one of country rock’s biggest superstars of the moment, and when Church brings his party-happy brand of country music to the world, Jeff Cease is his right-hand man on guitar. Cease’s background playing guitar with the Black Crowes has helped him bring a rock edge to Church’s sound.
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Radiohead’s Philip Selway Streaming New Song

Anne Erickson
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09.10.2014

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Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is getting ready to release a new solo album this fall, Weatherhouse, and he's giving fans a preview of what's to come. Selway is streaming a piano ballad named "It Will End in Tears" via Rolling Stone and tells the publication he recorded the album in Radiohead's Oxfordshire studio.
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Introducing the Collector’s Choice #14 1960 Les Paul ‘Waddy Wachtel’

Anne Erickson
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09.10.2014

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Gibson Custom’s Collector’s Choice series is proud to announce its latest offering: The #14 1960 Les Paul, otherwise known as the “Waddy Wachtel.”
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Exclusive: Slash on Tour with Aerosmith

Anne Erickson
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09.10.2014

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and Aerosmith have spent much of this summer on the “Let Rock Rule” North American tour, and it’s no question that Slash has been slinging his prized Les Pauls on the journey.
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U2 Release New Album During Apple Keynote

Daniel Eriksson
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09.09.2014

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There’s been rumors in the past week or so that the long-awaited new U2 album would come pre-loaded on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. So it was not so surprising when the Irish quartet appeared on stage at The Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA, today (September 9). Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton tore through a powerful performance of the Joey Ramone tribute “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone).” The Edge sounded great playing distorted power chords on a Gibson Les Paul Junior.
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Springsteen to Guest in Van Zandt TV Show

Daniel Eriksson
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09.09.2014

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Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band cohort Steven Van Zandt is currently enjoying success with his TV show Lilyhammer. Two seasons have been produced so far, and for season three Van Zandt will get assistance from the man who is literally "The Boss" at his day job. Bruce Springsteen has signed on to play the owner of a mortuary for an episode of the series. Aside from a cameo as himself in the film "High Fidelity," this will be Springsteen's acting debut.
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Ian Gillan Participates in Massive Guitar Jam

Daniel Eriksson
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09.09.2014

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This past Saturday (September 6) an event called Guitars On The Beach took place in Lyme Regis, UK. For the second year in a row thousands of guitarists gathered on the beach to play together as a massive band. During last year's Guitars On The Beach 2,267 guitarists participated, and this year saw an increase of more than a thousand rockers.
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Keef was a Strict Parent Says Daughter

Daniel Eriksson
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09.09.2014

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It’s hard to imagine Keith Richards as a stern father. But that’s apparently how the Rolling Stone guitarist handled his parenting duties according to his daughter Theodora.
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