Swedish guitar shredder Yngwie Malmsteen is back with a vengeance, with nearly an hour’s worth of metal madness titled Parabellum. His previous offering, 2019’s Blue Lightning, was a mainly covers album, in which he revealed his take on a raft of hard rock classics from Purple Haze to Paint It Black to Smoke On The..
Anyone familiar with Troy Redfern solely from his 2015 and 2017 releases may well think of him as a country blues rocker. Check out the video for The Line from 2017’s Dirt Blues Ritual, and you’ll see Troy in full Grand Ole Opry Regalia, complete with bootlace bow tie, black leather Stetson and an echo-heavy..
When you think about it, all mainstream trends in music and elsewhere must have had small beginnings – each journey starts with a single step, as they say. It’s strange to think that the ‘70s megastars of rock and prog, bands like Yes, Genesis, Deep Purple and Procol Harum, were considered ‘underground’ when they emerged...
Kudos should go to 'Big Eyes' and Calmese for coming back in at the same time after most of the stops... So it’s 1977, and guitar-slinger Johnny Winter has just produced and played guitar on blues legend Muddy Waters’ latest album Hard Again. He jumped at the chance to work with the mighty Muddy as any blues..
The British Blues Boom of the 1960s is rightly revered as the vehicle for the progenitors of rock guitar – Clapton, Hendrix, Page, Beck et al. But not everyone became God in those days. Dave Kelly and his big sister Jo Ann had been playing in folk clubs since the late ‘50s, before Dave even..
Oh my god, I'm about to go on stage with Buddy Guy... It’s a big deal when a blues legend like Buddy Guy plays in your home town. It’s an even bigger deal if you have the kind of dad who takes you to meet him backstage at a gig when you’re still of kindergarten..
Quinn Sullivan - photo by Justin Borucki It's impressive enough that Quinn Sullivan is releasing his fourth full album Wide Awake having just turned 22 years of age. Even stranger that it’s been so long since his last one – Midnight Highway came out in 2017, when the Massachusetts guitar prodigy was just 17. The..
When LA metalheads Racer X released their debut album in the mid-1980s, their teenaged guitar prodigy Paul Gilbert was already gaining legendary status on the local live scene and at the prestigious college where he taught guitar. With blistering speed and a unique picking technique, he came of age alongside Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen..
“The journalists in Sounds and Kerrang used to say on the news pages that so-and-so was in the studio, recording a new album, ‘as yet untitled’”, muses Doogie White in broad, Scottish tones. “And I always thought if I get to do a solo album, I’m going to call it As Yet Untitled. So I..
Bonamassa’s new live album Now Serving: Royal Tea – Live From The Ryman, is available on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and double vinyl. The CD is a huge 79 minutes long, with the DVD exceeding that by a further 15 minutes due to the addition of a spoken-word intro by actor Jeff Daniels, (interspersed with interview..