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Maroon 5 Guitarist Clears Up Confusion Over ‘Red Pill Blues’ Album … – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“We’re like, ‘Oh man, of course, like 2017 is the worst.’ We were talking about the scene in ‘The Matrix’ ― do you take the red pill or the blue pill? And the fact that seeing the world for what it is in 2017 can be kind of rough … We had no idea about the association with men’s rights,” Valentine said. “Hopefully, everyone knows from all of our pasts…

Crooked Road Guitar Summit in Marion, VA – Bluegrass Today

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Virginia’s Crooked Road invites all guitarists to attend their special Guitar Summit this weekend in Marion at the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts. It’s being hosted in celebration of the release of their album, A Century of Heritage Guitar Music, a double CD project featuring a compilation of historic and contemporary players in the southwestern Virginia region. For the Summit they will have live performances from guitarists on…

In the groove with Adam Miller for Guitar Masters show – The Bakersfield Californian

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Maroon 5 Guitarist Clears Up Confusion Over ‘Red Pill Blues’ Album Title – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“We’re like, ‘Oh man, of course, like 2017 is the worst.’ We were talking about the scene in ‘The Matrix’ ― do you take the red pill or the blue pill? And the fact that seeing the world for what it is in 2017 can be kind of rough … We had no idea about the association with men’s rights,” Valentine said. “Hopefully, everyone knows from all of our pasts…

More on Exploring Country-Style “Chicken Pickin’ ” Techniques in Metal – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Last month, I introduced the concept of bringing the country guitar technique known as chicken pickin’ into metal music and metal-style solos.  To review, the technique is performed using hybrid picking, as notes are alternately sounded with the downstroke of the pick followed by an upstroke with a fingertip (typically the middle finger). The fingerpicked upstroke serves to snap the string against the fretboard, and this aggressive, “cluck”-type sound is…

The Recording Guitarist: Crafting Countermelodies – Premier Guitar

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

You’ve probably had the experience of accompanying a singer/instrumentalist and needing to come up with an appropriate guitar part on the fly. It doesn’t matter whether it was a high-stress studio session or just singing around the campfire. You still had to create a musically meaningful accompaniment on the spur of the moment. Sometimes you get lucky—an idea materializes in your head and magically emerges from your fingers. And sometimes…

DEC looking into waste drums left sitting along a rural road – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CLOSE Here’s a breakdown of the stories right now at www.democratandchronicle.com. Virginia Butler State environmental officials are investigating exactly how and why 21 drums of industrial waste, some of it considered hazardous, were left unattended next to a cornfield in Livingston County. A local resident stumbled on the drums October 22 as she took a leisurely bike ride along Dow Road in the town of York.  “I saw all these barrels and…

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Drummer Pukes Mid-Song, Never Stops … – Loudwire

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s new drummer, David Folchitto, has already won us over. While playing a gig in Bogota, Columbia, the percussionist was facing serious illness, but kept playing even while violently vomiting behind his kit. The Italian death metal masters played Bogota’s Metal Alliance Fest on Oct. 27 alongside Septicflesh, Broken Hope and more. Taking over drums for Francesco Paoli, who recently moved back to his original position as vocalist, Folchitto…

Hole Drummer Patty Schemel ‘Hit So Hard’ Memoir Interview: Drug … – Billboard

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The former drummer for Hole talks with Billboard about her new memoir, “Hit So Hard.” As the drummer for Hole during the band’s heyday in the early to mid-’90s, Patty Schemel is one of the era’s most well-recognized and respected percussionists. Her close friendship not just with Hole front woman Courtney Love but also her late husband, Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain, secured her as a fixture of fascination by fans of…

Super orchestra, super heroes, super students, super concert – Hot Springs Village Voice

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

By SANDY JOHANSEN / Staff writer Nearly 3,000 elementary students from Garland County listened intently to the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s annual concert recently performed in the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs.The Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild sponsors the event each year and celebrated its 11th concert for area students grades 3-6.Martha Smither, concert committee chair and Guild education vice president, welcomed students…

Minnesota Orchestra musicians organize another benefit for Syrian … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Above: Minnesota Orchestra cellist Tony Ross, right, helped organize a first fundraiser for Syrian refugees in January 2016. (Courtesy of Tony Ross) It’s been more than two years since photos of Alan Kurdi flashed around the world. The 3-year-old Syrian refugee lay drowned on a Mediterranean beach. The images lodged indelibly in the mind of Tony Ross, principal cellist at the Minnesota Orchestra. He called it “a stunning, awakening moment.” Shortly after, Ross helped organize a…

More on Exploring Country-Style “Chicken Pickin’ ” Techniques in Metal – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Last month, I introduced the concept of bringing the country guitar technique known as chicken pickin’ into metal music and metal-style solos.  To review, the technique is performed using hybrid picking, as notes are alternately sounded with the downstroke of the pick followed by an upstroke with a fingertip (typically the middle finger). The fingerpicked upstroke serves to snap the string against the fretboard, and this aggressive, “cluck”-type sound is…

Maroon 5 Guitarist Clears Up Confusion Over ‘Red Pill Blues’ Album Title – HuffPost

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“We’re like, ‘Oh man, of course, like 2017 is the worst.’ We were talking about the scene in ‘The Matrix’ ― do you take the red pill or the blue pill? And the fact that seeing the world for what it is in 2017 can be kind of rough … We had no idea about the association with men’s rights,” Valentine said. “Hopefully, everyone knows from all of our pasts…

New Gear: Yamaha Billy Corgan Signature Guitar and D’Addario Care and Maintenance Kits – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Yamaha LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Model Jumbo acoustic guitar. Yamaha LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Model Jumbo Acoustic Guitar From his years as the founder and frontman of Smashing Pumpkins to his newly released acoustic guitar-driven solo album, Ogilala, Billy Corgan has shown off his chops as a guitarist and a songwriter. Now Yamaha and Corgan have teamed up to release a new limited-edition signature guitar, the Yamaha LJ16BC Billy Corgan…

Eight Questions with Richie Kotzen – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Richie Kotzen with his signature Fender Telecaster Julia Lage What initially inspired you to pick up a guitar? I was one of those kids that loved to sing and dance and try and entertain my family. I have a picture of me from when I was four or five, dressed in some kind of crazy costume with a plastic guitar and mic stand and singing—lip-synching—for my family. And then someone…

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Drummer Pukes Mid-Song, Never Stops … – Loudwire

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s new drummer, David Folchitto, has already won us over. While playing a gig in Bogota, Columbia, the percussionist was facing serious illness, but kept playing even while violently vomiting behind his kit. The Italian death metal masters played Bogota’s Metal Alliance Fest on Oct. 27 alongside Septicflesh, Broken Hope and more. Taking over drums for Francesco Paoli, who recently moved back to his original position as vocalist, Folchitto…

Hole Drummer Patty Schemel on New Memoir ‘Hit So Hard,’ Coping With Addiction, Kurt Cobain, Coming Out & More – Billboard

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The former drummer for Hole talks with Billboard about her new memoir, “Hit So Hard.” As the drummer for Hole during the band’s heyday in the early to mid-’90s, Patty Schemel is one of the era’s most well-recognized and respected percussionists. Her close friendship not just with Hole front woman Courtney Love but also her late husband, Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain, secured her as a fixture of fascination by fans of…

New Gear: Yamaha Billy Corgan Signature Guitar and D’Addario Care and Maintenance Kits – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Yamaha LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Model Jumbo acoustic guitar. Yamaha LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Model Jumbo Acoustic Guitar From his years as the founder and frontman of Smashing Pumpkins to his newly released acoustic guitar-driven solo album, Ogilala, Billy Corgan has shown off his chops as a guitarist and a songwriter. Now Yamaha and Corgan have teamed up to release a new limited-edition signature guitar, the Yamaha LJ16BC Billy Corgan…