Author: David Slavkovic
One of the things that we often tend to overlook is how incredibly versed and detail-oriented mainstream pop singers can... Read more.
“He fockin’ left the band,” screamed Lars Ulrich. Well, he surely “left” but we can discuss how things got to... Read more.
Although David Coverdale has been waiting for a while to get his band together and hit the road, 2022 marks... Read more.
During the past decade or so, Gibson went through some turbulent times. That’s not a new thing for the company,... Read more.
The music industry is full of extremely talented instrumentalists who end up being no more than “hired guns.” Some of... Read more.
There’s a lot to say about so-called “legacy acts” that have been doing their “final tours” for a while now.... Read more.
One thing that we guitar players are often guilty of is underestimating a song. And sure, we may think that... Read more.
Plenty of guitar players went through Ozzy Osbourne’s band. Although some were a better fit than others, we can agree... Read more.
Sure, we all remember Red Hot Chili Peppers for their classic lineup. But, to be fair, plenty of great musicians... Read more.
The whole Gibson vs. Dean legal battle lasted about three years, finally ending last week. The jury’s verdict? Dean lost.... Read more.
Sure, the 1980s brought so many proficient technical guitar players. However, hardly any of them were as skilled as Michael... Read more.
Kirk Hammet was the last lesson he gave as a guitar teacher, recalled Joe Satriani during his appearance in Tone... Read more.
Back in the 1950s, Gibson explored (pun intended) some uncharted territories of the possible guitar body and headstock shapes. For... Read more.
If we were to look for the next generation of guitar virtuosos who will carry the torch of old legends,... Read more.
Although probably not as huge as some other names in the world of all things guitar, Michael Schenker had his... Read more.
Should you ever meet your idols? There’s no definitive answer to this question as feelings on the matter are mixed.... Read more.
No matter what you might think, a rock star life is far from an easy one. All the tedious problems... Read more.
When Rush officially ended back in 2018, plenty of prog rock fans secretly wished for (at least) one more tour.... Read more.
Kicking off on May 10, David Coverdale is currently doing a Whitesnake farewell tour. After a lengthy break due to... Read more.
It’s not uncommon for Van Halen fans to spend their time arguing whether David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar was... Read more.
In recent years, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has attracted some negative attention from rock fans. The problem that... Read more.
Having a super-compact and reliable substitute for an entire amplifier seems to be more popular each year. With this in... Read more.
Life imitates art. Or is it the other way around? Either way, it’s always mind-boggling how the legendary parody mockumentary... Read more.
No matter how large or small the audience is, playing in front of people has its challenges. There’s always a... Read more.
Strat with a reverse Telecaster headstock? Fender Japan pushing the boundaries with this unusual design...... Read more.
Rob Trujillo explains what "bumping heads" in Metallica looks like... Read more.
Van Halen or Van Hagar? Here's what bassist Michael Anthony thinks... Read more.
Although the “glam metal” or “hair metal” genre emerged in the 1980s, there were a few bands from the 1970s... Read more.
On March 26 this year, Foo Fighters have shared an official statement, revealing that the band’s longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins... Read more.
Even after all these years, things are still pretty wild in metal music. And sometimes purposefully over-the-top. Some bands are... Read more.
There’s this misconception that the rock star lifestyle is what all of us would be envious of. Although there certainly... Read more.
It’s been over a month now since a few live fan-filmed videos of Bon Jovi went viral. Unfortunately, it’s not... Read more.
After a lengthy break (because of the whole you-know-what), Pearl Jam are finally out on the road, supporting their 2020... Read more.
Never meet your heroes – an old saying that seems to be truer than ever. You never know what’s going... Read more.
Although initially signing a contract of sorts that they won’t ever tour again, Mötley Crüe announced a comeback tour in... Read more.
On Tuesday, May 10, Whitesnake have kicked off their farewell tour, doing their first show of 2022. The concert took... Read more.
Alexi Laiho’s tragic passing marked an end of an era in metal music. Nonetheless, his game-changing influence will still be... Read more.
At this point, James Hetfield is not just a guitar player and a singer of Metallica, but a man who... Read more.
Look, it’s no secret that all of us guitar players would enjoy having an elaborate professional studio or live rig... Read more.
Near the end of 2019, not long before you-know-what brought the entire music industry to a halt, Red Hot Chili... Read more.
Almost three decades after his tragic passing, Kurt Cobain still continues to inspire new generations of musicians. And it goes... Read more.
While we mostly remember him for The White Stripes and “Seven Nation Army,” Jack White has an incredibly rich career.... Read more.
For quite a while now, Harley Benton have been delivering some pretty decent yet affordable electric guitars. However, they’ve been... Read more.
It’s been well over a decade since Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater. And despite that fact, a huge portion of... Read more.
Fans of guitar-oriented music are often gatekeepers. But we’d argue that new and unexpected combinations of musicians are always refreshing.... Read more.
A few weeks ago, fan-filmed footage of Bon Jovi started circulating online, with countless rock fans addressing Jon Bon Jovi’s... Read more.
Reading the title, you’re automatically thinking about all the classic Kirk Hammett wah pedal jokes. Say what you will, but... Read more.
At this point, we could argue that metal music has somewhat of a classical music status. It’s absolutely not “dead”... Read more.
We’re already aware of Joe Satriani’s incredible impact on the world of guitar. But aside from teaching some of the... Read more.
We all know what it’s like when parents tell you that you can’t make a living from just being a... Read more.
Although it didn’t feature all four original members, Black Sabbath’s “13” was a pretty decent record. In their final chapter,... Read more.
In their recent social media posts, progressive death metal band Rivers of Nihil has revealed that they’re parting ways with... Read more.
Now aged 80, John McLaughlin is as active and as prolific as any other of his younger musician colleagues. If... Read more.
Universal Music Group is facing a lawsuit over Kanye West’s 2010 song “Power” and its use of King Crimson’s “21st... Read more.
Initially known for their unique brass covers of some hard rock and metal classics, Brass Against got their five minutes... Read more.
Gordon Sumner, who we all know as Sting, is one of the most successful solo artists in music history. But,... Read more.
In 2012, Metallica’s 1991 self-titled album, better known as the “Black Album,” was certified 16x platinum in the US. Although... Read more.
Metal being a controversial genre is old news. So at this point, people are generally used to obscene album, song,... Read more.
In mid-April, various reports started circulating online, suggesting that DigiTech and DOD brands have been dropped by their parent company... Read more.
Among all musicians, it seems that guitar players are the most open to experimentation. And among all guitar players, we... Read more.
It’s been over six years since the world lost one of the greatest rock musicians of all time. However, Lemmy... Read more.
Even though John Frusciante is one of the first (if not THE first) people that you think of at the... Read more.
It was quite a surprise to find out that Kirk Hammett was going to release a solo EP, titled “Portals.”... Read more.
It was both a shock and a pleasant surprise to find out that an active Metallica member is finally allowed... Read more.
Recently, fan-filmed footage of Bon Jovi’s live performance at Raleigh, North Carolina on April 9. As Metal Sucks and various... Read more.
A total of nine guitar players have passed through Ozzy Osbourne’s band. And, of course, Randy Rhoads is the one... Read more.
Nu metal may be the most divisive subgenre of metal music. And while we usually don’t associate it with virtuosic... Read more.
Catalinbread have released a brand new overdrive pedal, featuring a one-band parametric EQ, reports Premier Guitar. Although bearing a simple... Read more.
On February 11, 2022, Guns N’ Roses legend Slash released a new album with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Simply... Read more.
According to a new video published by Ryan Bruce (aka Fluff) of the Riffs, Beards & Gear YouTube channel, it... Read more.
During a recent interview on the Tales from the Road show, Joe Satriani remembered a song that he refuses to... Read more.
In late October 2021, Joe Bonamassa released his fifteenth solo record. Titled “Time Clocks,” it comes with 10 new tracks... Read more.
Legendary guitar master Eric Johnson shared a new video on social media, revealing that he’s working on a new instrument... Read more.
Released on November 26, 2021, Black Label Society’s “Doom Crew Inc.” brought 12 new tracks. Nonetheless, there’s the classic old... Read more.
A neural network project going by the name of Jukebox was used in an attempt to generate a song in... Read more.