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  • Glenn Hughes set to play Deep Purple classics on tour

    Glenn Hughes set to play Deep Purple classics on tour

    Glenn Hughes has played bass on more records than he can probably remember. But you can bet he recalls the LPs he made in 1973-76 with Deep Purple. Dubbed “the voice of rock” for his prodigious pipes, Hughes (formerly of Trapeze) was recruited by the “Smoke on the Water” warriors to replace the...
  • 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...
  • Bookworm bassist Stu Hamm has booked a solo tour behind his new album, "The Diary of Patrick Xavier."

    Interview: Bassist Stu Hamm gets personal on new album

    Bassist Stu Hamm has boogied alongside some of the most gifted guitarists and drummers in modern rock and jazz. The four-string phenomenon attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, then made a name for himself in the ‘80s by recording and touring with guitar “shredders” like Joe...
  • Joe Satriani

    Guitar hero Joe Satriani talks technique in autobiography

    Strange Beautiful Music is the memoir one might expect from Joe Satriani.  Available this November in paperback, it’s an unconventional autobiography that skimps on the guitar god’s personal life in favor of detailed (sometimes exhausting) entries about his guitar-based career, all edited for easy...
  • Keith Curtis

    Interview: Mountain drummer Corky Laing still climbing

    It’s been years—decades even—since Woodstock vets Mountain rocked the world with “Nantucket Sleighride” and the cowbell-anointed “Mississippi Queen.” But drummer Corky Laing is determined to keep the music alive even if his old band isn’t together anymore. The sole Canuck in the Cream-like ensemble...
  • Allan Holdsworth guitar heroics assembled on best-of box set

    Allan Holdsworth guitar heroics assembled on best-of box set

    Eddie Van Halen once called Allan Holdsworth the “number one” guitarist (Guitar World, 1981) and facilitated the Bradford-born shredder’s major-label record deal with Warner Bros. Holdsworth never notched any hits on the pop charts a la “Jump” or “Panama,” given his proclivity toward instrumental...
  • Exclusive interview: Mike Keneally talks about the making of new album 'Scambot 2'

    Exclusive interview: Mike Keneally talks about the making of new album 'Scambot 2'

    If you’re going to compile a list of Mike Keneally’s credentials, you had better get a big piece of paper. The guitarist and keys player first gained public notoriety in 1988 as a member of Frank Zappa’s band, and select highlights since then find Keneally playing with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and...
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