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  • Joanne Shaw Taylor will plug in on tour this Fall.

    Interview: Guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor talks reissues, U.S. tour

    Cleveland’s Music Box Supper Club will be serving extra sizzle and spice next Wednesday, Aug. 22, when British-born guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor plays the riverside concert hall on The Flats’ west bank. Taylor’s cut several independent solo albums, whose hot licks and Stevie Ray Vaughan-like riffs...
  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to see George Thorogood in concert

    “Hot damn, here I am!” George Thorogood greeted a packed Hard Rock last night (Aug. 5) in Northfield, Ohio. The 68-year old “Bad to the Bone” guitarist has been playing with his Destroyers band for forty years now, and (judging from his Sunday evening blowout) evinces no signs of slowing down...
  • Interview: Steve Vai and the glorious debauchery of Generation Axe

    Interview: Steve Vai and the glorious debauchery of Generation Axe

    Beginning two years ago, when Generation Axe began scorching stages with the explosive guitar playing from some of today's greats - Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi - the absolute only complaint to be heard was, 'We want some more.' After a North American...
  • Watch: St. Vincent talks inspiration behind designing her signature guitar and sound

    Watch: St. Vincent talks inspiration behind designing her signature guitar and sound

    It’s probably the selfish dream of every guitar player, amateur or professional, to get the opportunity to design his or her own signature axe one day. Similar to designing your own athletic sneakers or concert festival poster, creating your own instrument from scratch must feel like the ultimate...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In photos: Experience PRS 2018, the ultimate guitar festival

    This weekend over 3300 guitar lover’s from around the world gathered at the PRS Guitar Factory in Stevensville, Maryland for Experience PRS 2018. Fans were buzzing with excitement, thrilled with the opportunity to see what goes on behind the doors at PRS. The two fun-filled days were packed with...
  • Guitar fans, register now for Experience PRS 2018

    Guitar fans, register now for Experience PRS 2018

    This is the last week general registration is open to join PRS Guitars in Stevensville, MD for Experience PRS 2018. The event will take place on June 8 and 9, 2018 with the grand kick off on Friday which will feature an exclusive Signature Club cocktail and sales floor preview. This will be followed...
  • Jeff Beck documentary 'Still On the Run' coming to DVD

    Jeff Beck documentary 'Still On the Run' coming to DVD

    A new look at the life of guitarist Jeff Beck, "Still On the Run: The Jeff Beck Story," was announced for release April 5 on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18 by Eagle Rock Entertainment. The documentary will cover much of his career including taking fans back to his days with The Yardbirds, which brought...
  • Ben Harper at the 2017 Beale Street Music Festival

    Interview: Ben Harper talks new album with Charlie Musselwhite and more

    Singer, songwriter, record producer and activist are but a few of the accomplishments that Ben Harper is credited. Harper does all of these jobs exceptionally well. Harper’s songs are described as cinematic story telling while his vocals and his guitar playing are astounding. Harper has managed to...
  • Interview: Guitarist Ethan Brosh gets melodic on third solo album

    Interview: Guitarist Ethan Brosh gets melodic on third solo album

    Israeli-American guitarist Ethan Brosh has shared studios and stages with such rock royalty as Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker (UFO), Eddie Money, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater), and brother drummers Carmine and Vinnie Appice (Ozzy Osbourne, Dio). Fleet-fingered Brosh also...
  • Susan Surftone salutes Elvis Presley on new EP

    Susan Surftone salutes Elvis Presley on new EP

    Former secret agent-turned-rocker Susan Yasinski is back with another exceptionally-polished EP on Acme Brothers Records. Better known as the guitar-slinging leader of beach band Susan & The Surftones, New York-born Yasinski latched on to music during her tweens in the 1960s. She quickly...
  • Pete Roche

    Joe Satriani's G3 brings extraordinary guitarists to Ohio

    Ohio was in air guitar heaven last night when Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Phil Collen brought their G3: 2018 Tour to the Hard Rock in Northfield. Renowned for his melodic sensibility and mind-boggling guitar technique, ringleader Satriani rose to fame in the “hair metal” ‘80s on the strength of...
  • The Dixie Dregs

    Interview: Guitarist Steve Morse talks Dixie Dregs reunion tour

    Steve Morse has been shredding guitars for nearly half a century now, having made his mark as the go-to gunslinger for such rock stalwarts as Deep Purple and Kansas. The fluid-fingered Midwesterner sharpened his skills at the University of Miami School of Music in Florida, where he met the key...
  • Guitarist Andy McKee adds March 2018 North American dates

    Guitarist Andy McKee adds March 2018 North American dates

    Guitarist and YouTube star Andy McKee recently announced via Twitter that he’s added three new shows to his current tour. All three newly announced concerts will take place in Florida this March, including one sure to be phenomenal performance at Ponte Vedra Beach’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Tickets...
  • You can own John Mayer’s new acoustic guitar model for an easy $15k

    You can own John Mayer’s new acoustic guitar model for an easy $15k

    On Thursday, C. F. Martin & Company, arguably one of the world’s most respected acoustic guitar manufacturers, announced their new model customized by and for John Mayer. Named the “D-45 John Mayer,” the latest production of their signature series was created out of Guatemalan Rosewood and...
  • Billie Joe Armstrong holding garage sale with Green Day equipment

    Billie Joe Armstrong holding garage sale with Green Day equipment

    Green Day have teamed up with the online music retailer Reverb for a digital garage sale full of “personal guitars, amps and pro-audio gear” from the collection of the band’s famous lead singer and principal songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong. Launched on Wednesday via the popular music website, the...
  • Paul McCartney guitar string jewelry being sold to benefit charity

    Paul McCartney guitar string jewelry being sold to benefit charity

    Looking for a unique Christmas gift? How about a pendant that includes pieces of recycled guitar strings donated by Paul McCartney? That's what Wear Our Music is selling now to benefit the St. Thomas Lupus Trust Fund. The cost of the jewelry is $225. “The St Thomas Lupus Trust had some guitar...
  • Interview: Guitarist Ricky Byrd talks recovery, rock 'n' roll

    Interview: Guitarist Ricky Byrd talks recovery, rock 'n' roll

    Ricky Byrd loves rock and roll...but he’s also fond of recovery. Now the former Joan Jett & The Blackhearts guitarist has combined his passions and pastimes into an album whose lyrics address the addiction / recovery process.  Byrd’s released solo records before, but Clean Getaway finds the axe...
  • A guitar used by Bob Dylan just sold for almost 400k

    A guitar used by Bob Dylan just sold for almost 400k

    Over the course of his career, Bob Dylan has influenced musicians across several genres of music. Now, part of his musical legacy has been sold to an anonymous buyer through Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The performer’s 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar was sold for an impressive $396,500 at...
  • Tommy Emmanuel adds April US dates to 2018 tour

    Tommy Emmanuel adds April US dates to 2018 tour

    Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will set a course for North America this winter. The composer, best known for his intricate playing style, has announced a new string of U.S. tour dates set for April following his previously announced 2018 tour dates with Rodney Crowell. The tour will launch on...
  • Iconic guitarist Eric Johnson strings together 2018 Ah Via Musicom tour

    Iconic guitarist Eric Johnson strings together 2018 Ah Via Musicom tour

    Guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson will be taking his six string across the U.S. early next year. The 63-year-old musician has revealed the 2018 Ah Via Musicom tour, which will run in celebration of his influential 1990 album of the same name. View the complete tour itinerary below. Johnson kicks things...
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