Guitarists

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

A chat with blues guitar star Joe Bonamassa – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Recalls Getting Guitar Lessons From JOE SATRIANI: ‘He’s Always Played Incredibly’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

In a new interview with the Vancouver radio station CFOX, METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett spoke about the experience of getting taught how to play guitar by Joe Satriani more than three and a half decades ago. “I took lessons from him in 1981,” Kirk said (see video below). “We knew each other way back when. He gave lessons out of a small music store in Berkeley, California. And all of my…

How to buy a guitar made out of old Hollywood Bowl seats or a B-25 bomber – OCRegister

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Yuriy Shiskov, a master builder, works on a Fender Esquire guitar made from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar wood that was once part of Hollywood Bowl bench board seating at the Fender Custom Shop in Corona on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The Front Row Legend Esquire sells for $12,000. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Yuriy Shiskov, a master builder, works on a Fender Esquire guitar made from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar wood…

Guitar Center closes in Covina only to reopen nearby in Glendora – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Guitar Center Covina has moved to a newly remodeled 13,989-square-foot facility in Glendora. The store will hold a grand opening Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 with gear giveaways, free lessons and raffle drawings. (Correspondent photo by Josh Estey) Guitar Center will unveil a new Glendora store Thursday that will replace the company’s Covina location. The 13,989-square-foot store at 1241…

3 Times Electric Guitar Makers Tried to Ditch Wood – Reverb News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Throughout the history of guitar manufacturing, several companies have boldly challenged the centuries–old notion that fretted instruments — especially guitars — must be constructed entirely of wood. With advancements in solidbody electric guitar design and man–made materials in the 1950s (which proved their usefulness during World War II), it wasn’t long before somebody asked the “What If?” question. What if we could replace wooden bodies and necks with…

How to buy a Fender custom guitar made out of old Hollywood Bowl seats or a B-25 bomber – Press-Enterprise

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Interested in a custom Fender Esquire guitar made from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar wood that was once part of the bench board seating at Hollywood Bowl? Or how about a custom Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster with a pickguard crafted from the aluminum skin of a B-25 Mitchell Bomber that was used during Pacific battles in World War II? Master builder Yuriy Shishkov can help. Shishkov, who works out of the Fender…

Upstate guitar legend Bonamassa rocks out during latest SPAC stop – Troy Record

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LAUREN HALLIGAN LHALLIGAN@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA.COM Joe Bonamassa and his band perform Tuesday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Lauded guitarist Joe Bonamassa stopped in the Spa City on his summer tour this week, giving fans a memorable night of rock and blues music. The upstate New York native, considered one of the…

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton guitarist makes, shares original music – The Weekender

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rob Palmitessa, of Scranton, is the 33rd #NEPACreative of 2017. Rob brings creativity to the area through playing guitar. Rob began playing guitar 15 years ago and started writing his own music five years ago. Rob is inspired by a variety of musical artists including Thom Yorke/Radiohead, Isaac Brock, Jim James, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Robby Krieger, Max Beamis, Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain and Bradley Nowell. He credits his dad…

Former KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Announced As Special Guest At Atlanta KISS Expo – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has been announced as a special guest at the the Atlanta Kiss Expo next year. According to the official web site for the Atlanta Kiss Expo, the 65-year-old musician will be signing autographs and taking photos during the special VIP Meet & Greet on Friday, January 19, 2018, as well as all day long at the Atlanta Kiss Expo on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The…

Stream Tuesday’s Interview with Steve Vai Right Here – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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