Guitarists

The slow, secret death of the electric guitar – and why you should care – The Hutchinson News

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

By Geoff Edgers The Washington Post The convention couldn’t sound less rock ‘n’ roll – the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood.   Standing in the center of…

How Composer Scott Joplin’s Sizzling Syncopations Inspired Ragtime Guitar As We Know It – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

From the August 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY STEPHEN BOISSON This year marks the centennial anniversary of ragtime innovator Scott Joplin’s death, on April 1, 1917. The big news of the day was America’s involvement in the Great War, not the passing of a once-popular composer. Joplin’s funeral was a quiet affair, with scant notice in the press. The maestro had requested that his most famous composition, “Maple Leaf Rag,” accompany…

Young Vancouver guitar maker’s niche work shines at international show – CBC.ca

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

It’s tempting to call Meredith Coloma an overachiever but to do so would likely discount the ambition, dedication and talent that took her from professional musician to internationally-renowned guitar maker before her 19th birthday.   The Vancouver-born luthier apprenticed under the likes of Roger Sadowsky (whose clients include Prince, Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen) in her mid-teens before developing her own niche style. “There’s nothing like the sound of a…

Who is Nile Rodgers? Chic guitarist, producer and songwriter who co-wrote Get Lucky with Daft Punk and Pharrell … – The Sun

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

NILE Rodgers found fame with Chic, but he is known nowadays for his collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk. Here’s all you need to know about the talented hitmaker who’s behind many dancefloor-filling smash hits. Nile Rodgers is a world famous musician Who is Nile Rodgers? What is his backgroud? Nile Gregory Rodgers, Jr. was born September 19, 1952. He is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and…

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: ‘I’ve Never Heard JOE ELLIOTT Sing This Well In My Life’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Brian Casey of the “Maximum Music Morning Show” on Max 93.5 FM in Indianapolis, Indiana, conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the full chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD‘s current North American trek with POISON and TESLA: Phil: “[It's going] phenomenal. The audience is just loving it. It’s three bands, it’s the original…

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: ‘I’ve Never Heard JOE ELLIOTT Sing This Well In My Life’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Brian Casey of the “Maximum Music Morning Show” on Max 93.5 FM in Indianapolis, Indiana, conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the full chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD‘s current North American trek with POISON and TESLA: Phil: “[It's going] phenomenal. The audience is just loving it. It’s three bands, it’s the original…

ACCEPT Guitarist: ‘My Goal Is Always To Write Songs That I Could Have Written 30 Years Ago, Just Never Did’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

On June 19, Finland’s Kaaos TV conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of veteran German/American metallers ACCEPT at The Riff in Helsinki. You can watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the addition of guitarist Uwe Lulis (GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) and drummer Christopher Williams changed the writing process for the band’s new “The Rise Of Chaos” studio album: Wolf: “That makes a little…

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: ‘I’ve Never Heard JOE ELLIOTT Sing This Well In My Life’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Brian Casey of the “Maximum Music Morning Show” on Max 93.5 FM in Indianapolis, Indiana, conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the full chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD‘s current North American trek with POISON and TESLA: Phil: “[It's going] phenomenal. The audience is just loving it. It’s three bands, it’s the original…

The slow, secret death of the electric guitar – Columbia Daily Herald

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

By GEOFF EDGERS The Washington Post The convention couldn’t sound less rock ‘n’ roll ­— the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest,…

The slow, secret death of the electric guitar — and why you should care – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

So instead of Hendrix or Santana, Linkin Park’s Brad Delson drew his inspiration from Run-DMC’s “Raising Hell,” the crossover smash released in 1986. Delson, whose band recently landed atop the charts with an album notably light on guitar, doesn’t look at the leap from ax men to DJs as a bad thing. “Music is music,” he says. “These guys are all musical heroes, whatever cool instrument they play. And today,…

ACCEPT Guitarist: ‘My Goal Is Always To Write Songs That I Could Have Written 30 Years Ago, Just Never Did’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

On June 19, Finland’s Kaaos TV conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of veteran German/American metallers ACCEPT at The Riff in Helsinki. You can watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the addition of guitarist Uwe Lulis (GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) and drummer Christopher Williams changed the writing process for the band’s new “The Rise Of Chaos” studio album: Wolf: “That makes a little…

Young Vancouver guitar maker’s niche work shines at international show – CBC.ca

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

It’s tempting to call Meredith Coloma an overachiever but to do so would likely discount the ambition, dedication and talent that took her from professional musician to internationally-renowned guitar maker before her 19th birthday.   The Vancouver-born luthier apprenticed under the likes of Roger Sadowsky (whose clients include Prince, Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen) in her mid-teens before developing her own niche style. “There’s nothing like the sound of a…

The slow, secret death of the electric guitar — and why you should … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

So instead of Hendrix or Santana, Linkin Park’s Brad Delson drew his inspiration from Run-DMC’s “Raising Hell,” the crossover smash released in 1986. Delson, whose band recently landed atop the charts with an album notably light on guitar, doesn’t look at the leap from ax men to DJs as a bad thing. “Music is music,” he says. “These guys are all musical heroes, whatever cool instrument they play. And today,…

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: ‘I’ve Never Heard JOE ELLIOTT Sing This Well In My Life’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Brian Casey of the “Maximum Music Morning Show” on Max 93.5 FM in Indianapolis, Indiana, conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the full chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD‘s current North American trek with POISON and TESLA: Phil: “[It's going] phenomenal. The audience is just loving it. It’s three bands, it’s the original…

Are These the Ten Best Guitar Destruction Clips Ever? – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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Sea Level Guitarist Jimmy Nalls Dead at 66 – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

JimmyNalls.net Guitarist Jimmy Nalls, who rose to prominence as a co-founding member of the Allman Brothers Band splinter group Sea Level, has died at the age of 66. Nalls’ passing was reported by the Allman Brothers Band Facebook page, where an update offers a tribute that begins by acknowledging that the Allmans community is still reeling from the recent deaths of Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman, both of whom died earlier this…

Why my guitar gently weeps – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all…

The death of the electric guitar – Washington Post – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all…

Man Plays Guitar Nonstop for 114 Hours to Beat World Record – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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How To Become An Air Guitar Champion – Houston Press

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Two years ago, Houston Press visited the U.S. Air Guitar Championships local qualifier. We were enthralled with the competition’s technical acuity and over-the-top performances. Last year, this writer competed in the event, under the guise of “Guitardo Rivera,” a Latino journalist with a punk rock fetish and a penchant for going bare-chested. I came up empty as Al Capone’s vault, but had a lot of fun. This year, with the…