The mesmerising van den Berg ... might just be the best drummer I have ever seen... When legendary ex-Focus guitar maestro Jan Akkerman released his latest album Close Beauty in October 2019, the self-confessed Anglophile expressed his desire to return to the UK and tour. In March 2020 though, the Covid lockdown came along and..
It sounds maybe a little bit outlandish, but it’s just the octatonic scale... All serious beard-stroking musos have their favourite gripes about accomplished musicians selling out to crass commercialism. Some cite Rod Stewart, swapping his rock’n’roll roots for the Atlantic Crossing era of international superstardom; others point at Blackmore’s Rainbow or Def Leppard giving up..
... if you like hearing musical virtuosos in action, you’ll enjoy what’s included here When the lists of the top guitarists of the 60’s and 70’s are compiled, the familiar names are always included - Clapton, Beck, Page, etc - with a few others following in their slipstream, such as Peter Green, Eddie van Halen..