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Steve Jones: “There’s No Difference Between Led Zeppelin and The Sex Pistols”
Steve Jones says the Sex Pistols and Led Zeppelin had more in common than you might think. And that the Pistols did want to make as much money as possible as a band. As for a reunion? Forget it...
Star-Studded Tribute to Ronnie Montrose
Veteran rockers get together to pay tribute to the career and songs of Ronnie Montrose, who died in 2012. Members of Heart, Megadeth, Night Ranger and Montrose’s own bands will take part at the at the Santa Ana show on January 21.
George Harrison’s Solo Albums Coming in Huge Vinyl Boxset
The full collection of solo releases includes the first solo release by a Beatle which was also the first release on Apple Records. A new edition of Harrison’s autobiography I Me Mine and a limited edition George turntable is also being released.
Fleetwood Mac Duet Album in the Works
, the album is tentatively slated for release in May. Both Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are expressing great enthusiasm for the project. “All these years we’ve had this rapport, but we’d never really thought about doing a duet album before,” said Buckingham.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington: “Les Paul Standard is the ‘Perfect’ Les Paul”
Although Rossington took an array of guitars into the studio, ultimately he settled on his trusty Les Pauls for his new album, Take It on Faith. “I always use Les Pauls,” he explained, speaking with Premier Guitar. “With Skynyrd, I always used my ’59 Les Paul the whole time until 1977. I just use reissue Les Paul Standards now.”
Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Joins Experience Hendrix Tour
The Aerosmith guitarist joins an array of top-notch musicians already announced for the tour, which kicks off Feb. 17 in Portland, Oregon. Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Keb’ Mo’ and band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, among others, are confirmed as participants. Organizers consider the 2017 trek the most ambitious Experience Hendrix tour to date.
Rising Star Marcus King Talks Guitars, Allman Brothers
Speaking with Guitar Player, 20-year-old guitar sensation Marcus King recently opened up about the influences that shaped his southern blues-rock sound. “Duane Allman was the first guitar player that figuratively took me up and shook me,” says King. “The intensity of the whole Allman Brothers band inspired me to drive further as a musician.”
Queen, the Clash and Iggy Pop Have What in Common?
Queen, the Clash and Iggy Pop may not sound anything like each other, but they’re all featured on a new soundtrack album.
Which Rock Band is Playing Wrigley Field for the First Time?
Playing Chicago's Wrigley Field is a rite of passage of sorts for blockbuster rock bands, and a certain California punk group has just booked that big date.
Metallica Will Perform at 2017 Grammy Awards
It will be the fourth Grammy performance in Metallica’s long and glorious career.
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