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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Recalls First Guitar Lesson With Joe Satriani – Loudwire

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Kevin RC Wilson / Ethan Miller, Getty Images Where would thrash be without Joe Satriani? The guitar virtuoso has taught some of thrash’s best guitarists, including Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rick Hunolt (Exodus) and Metallica‘s own Kirk Hammett. In a new interview, Hammett recalled taking lessons from Satriani, including the very first lesson he received. Prior to joining Metallica in 1983, Hammett played in Bay Area legends Exodus and was one…

Chilean Oscar-Winning Punkrobot to Produce Animated Series ‘Guitar & Drum’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Chile’s Oscar-Winning Punkrobot Animation Studio will present at the upcoming Mip Junior and Mipcom a pilot of “Guitar & Drum,” an short-format animated TV series of 40 episodes of five-minutes each. Punkrobot leapt to international recognition with its 2015 “Bear Story,” which won best animated short at the 88th Academy Awards, becoming the first Chilean movie ever to take an Oscar. “Guitar’s” main characters are a guitar and a drum…

Foo Fighters didn’t plan to have guest-filled album, says guitarist – WJBD Online

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

ABC/Travis BellThe forthcoming new Foo Fighters album Concrete and Gold is stacked with guest appearances: Boyz II Men‘s Shawn Stockman, The Kills‘ Alison Mosshart and even Paul McCartney, who plays drums on the track “Sunday Rain,” all appear on the LP. That’s not even mentioning the super-secret “biggest pop star in the world” that provides back-up vocals on the record. While that kind of guest coordination sounds like it…

Artistic obession: Metallic guitarist stops by museum to show off his collection – The Salem News

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

SALEM — Ladies and gentleman, the Ripper has entered the building. Kirk Hammett, best known for his screaming lead guitar work in heavy metal band Metallica, arrived in Salem Friday night, a week removed from the opening of an exhibition showing his horror movie memorabilia collection at Peabody Essex Museum. The exhibition is titled “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.” It presents…

‘La La Land’ at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Near the end of La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s character, Sebastian, part-time jazzman and full-time dreamboat, plays an unharmonized version of a simple piano tune. Without the chords to give it context, “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme” might come across in a minor key. When it’s given chords a few bars in, the melody gets reoriented in the mind’s ear to…

No hard feelings: Philadelphia Orchestra musicians give $74K to help employer reach fund goal – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

After a dissonant start in the fall, musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are ending the season in unison, contributing a total of $74,000 to the organization that employs them. The donation represents 100 percent participation by the orchestra’s 96 members, according to leaders of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association. “I don’t remember another occasion in my nearly 40…

TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN Feat. AEROSMITH Guitarist’s Son: Self-Titled Album Due In November – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Snakefarm Records has announced the signing of TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN to a worldwide deal. Housed within the global infrastructure of Spinefarm Records (a UMG label), the Snakefarm brand will provide a supportive home for international artists, both established and new, from the increasingly buoyant roots rock world — music based on authenticity and emotion, under-pinned by a core set of values and beliefs. In this respect, Nashville-based TYLER…

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Recalls First Guitar Lesson With Joe Satriani – Loudwire

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin RC Wilson / Ethan Miller, Getty Images Where would thrash be without Joe Satriani? The guitar virtuoso has taught some of thrash’s best guitarists, including Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rick Hunolt (Exodus) and Metallica‘s own Kirk Hammett. In a new interview, Hammett recalled taking lessons from Satriani, including the very first lesson he received. Prior to joining Metallica in 1983, Hammett played in Bay Area legends Exodus and was one…

Chilean Oscar-Winning Punkrobot to Produce Animated Series ‘Guitar & Drum’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Chile’s Oscar-Winning Punkrobot Animation Studio will present at the upcoming Mip Junior and Mipcom a pilot of “Guitar & Drum,” an short-format animated TV series of 40 episodes of five-minutes each. Punkrobot leapt to international recognition with its 2015 “Bear Story,” which won best animated short at the 88th Academy Awards, becoming the first Chilean movie ever to take an Oscar. “Guitar’s” main characters are a guitar and a drum…

Color Your Chords with Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

From the October 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFF GUNN THE PROBLEMYou want to enhance your rhythm playing by adding hammer-ons and pull-offs to chords—an essential technique used in all styles on the acoustic guitar. THE SOLUTIONBrush up on your fretting-hand technique, using single notes as well as chords, before tackling some typical examples. 1. Start with Single Notes and Double StopsRemember: To execute a hammer-on, first pick a fretted note or an open string….

Belle And Sebastian Leave Drummer Behind – NPR

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The band pulled over at a Walmart in North Dakota, but the tour bus left before Richard Colburn was back. They didn’t notice for hours because people were sleeping. He later made it onto a flight.

‘La La Land’ at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Near the end of La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s character, Sebastian, part-time jazzman and full-time dreamboat, plays an unharmonized version of a simple piano tune. Without the chords to give it context, “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme” might come across in a minor key. When it’s given chords a few bars in, the melody gets reoriented in the mind’s ear to…

Chilean Oscar-Winning Punkrobot to Produce Animated Series ‘Guitar & Drum’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Chile’s Oscar-Winning Punkrobot Animation Studio will present at the upcoming Mip Junior and Mipcom a pilot of “Guitar & Drum,” an short-format animated TV series of 40 episodes of five-minutes each. Punkrobot leapt to international recognition with its 2015 “Bear Story,” which won best animated short at the 88th Academy Awards, becoming the first Chilean movie ever to take an Oscar. “Guitar’s” main characters are a guitar and a drum…

Peter Grimes; Bergen Philharmonic/ Gardner; René Pape & Camillo Radicke – review – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Amid the drab blues and greys, a child’s red Norwegian sweater left its bright mark: visual dissonance, token of doom, stain. There were few props in Bergen National Opera’s spellbinding semi-staging of Britten’s Peter Grimes at Usher Hall, conducted by Edward Gardner and performed by top soloists, led by Stuart Skelton, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, the Edvard Grieg Kor, the voices of Collegiûm Mûsicum and students from…

‘La La Land’ at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Near the end of La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s character Sebastian, part-time jazzman and fulltime dreamboat, plays an unharmonized version of a simple piano tune. Without the chords to give it context, “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme” might come across in a minor key. When it’s given chords a few bars in, the melody gets reoriented in the mind’s ear to…

Redding says goodbye to former First Selectman Mary Anne Guitar – The Redding Pilot

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

  From left, Redding Land Trust Co-President Silvia Erskine, New Pond Farm Executive Director Ann Taylor, Redding Land Trust Vice President Laurie Heiss and former Redding First Selectman Natalie Ketcham gather at a memorial to honor former Redding First Selectman Mary Anne Guitar, who died last month. On a sunny Saturday with a cool breeze passing through a tent at the Redding Historical Society, nearly 400 people gathered to pay…

Ex-Roots drummer sues Questlove, Black Thought over unpaid royalties – New York Post

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Roots have apparently forgotten their roots. A longtime member of the legendary “Tonight Show” house band is suing founders Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter — claiming they refused to pay him properly and then gave him the boot as a way to shut him up. “They simply kicked him out of The Roots and presumed he would forget about almost two decades of hard work, dedication,…

Radiohead’s drummer is getting into the movie soundtrack game, too – A.V. Club

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

There’s been a push in recent years for the elder statesmen of alt-music—your Trent Reznors or your Jonny Greenwoods, say—to slide into the world of film score composing, applying skills honed through years of meticulous album work and touring toward big emotional movie moments in films like The Social Network or There Will Be Blood. Now, Greenwood’s long-time Radiohead collaborator, drummer Philip Selway, is getting in on the game, composing…

The Jam drummer reveals whether there’s hope of a reunion – NME.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Fans of The Jam might be disappointed to find that Rick Buckler, drummer of the seminal mod trio, isn’t positive that the band will ever reform. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The Jam disbanded in 1982 at the peak of their success. Reportedly, drummer Rick Buckler doesn’t speak much to Paul Weller these days. In fact, The Modfather doesn’t even respond to Buckler’s messages….