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Rock Photographer Mark Weiss Partners With WhyHunger For Online Photo Auction

Photo by Mark Weiss For the last four decades, rock photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss has photographed and toured with some of the most iconic names in rock including Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Aerosmith and Guns N Roses. Weiss approached WhyHunger about partnering on his new photography auction site as a way of giving back. Through the site, music fans will have the opportunity to bid on ro ...

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Watch Joe Bonamassa Play Blues on John Petrucci’s Signature Guitar

By Damian Fanelli Late last month, Joe Bonamassa—he of the super-impressive chops and the to-die-for guitar collection—posted a fun little video that shows him playing blues on one of John Petrucci’s signature guitars, the Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty. In the clip, which you can check out below, the slide-equipped Bonamassa plays some pithy slow blues lines in E. Ernie Ball Music Man introduced the Majesty ...

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Lita Ford Takes Us Through Her Guitar Collection

Born to Rock A pioneering female guitar hero, Lita Ford has accumulated a collection of stunning guitars as wild and unpredictable as her four-decade career. This is an excerpt from the JUL/AUG 2017 issue of Guitar Aficionado. To read the complete story, check out the new issue now. “Back in the early Eighties, there were no other girls out there that could play like I could play,” Lita Ford says. “And I ha ...

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How to Play Jeff Beck’s “Scatterbrain,” “Beck’s Bolero” and More

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images The gang over at Reverb.com recently posted three handy lesson videos dedicated to Jeff Beck, and you can check them out below. The first two tunes covered in the clips can be found on Beck’s first solo album, Truth, which was released in 1968. As Reverb puts it, “Beck’s Bolero” is a “wonderful combination of colossal rhythms, a singable guitar melody, ki ...

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D’Addario Launches a Series of Products, Including a Chromatic Pedal Tuner

D’Addario has launched a series of new products at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, including a new Chromatic Pedal Tuner. Nickel Bronze for Mandolin – Premium Uncoated Strings Nickel Bronze lets musicians re-discover their instruments all over again, giving them new and unique acoustic possibilities to provide unrivaled clarity, resonance and projection. Now, D’Addario’s premium uncoated string has been ...

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Epiphone Announces Les Paul SL and Les Paul Studio LT

Epiphone has unveiled the Les Paul SL and Les Paul Studio LT electric guitars at the Summer NAMM in Nashville. Two of the most affordable Les Pauls ever made, these guitars come with all of the classic Les Paul features, at prices that won’t break the bank. Les Paul SL The SL is the most affordable 2-pickup Les Paul ever made, with a slim lightweight Poplar body and powerful Epiphone Ceramic pickups. It wil ...

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Fender Announces Four Artist Signature Models, Including George Harrison Rosewood Tele

Fender has announced four new artist signature models at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. Fender’s latest artist signature models showcase the versatility of Fender’s sound across genres, while paying tribute to some of the music industry’s most-celebrated players and their vibrant stories; they include the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster, George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster, JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass ...

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The Dixie Dregs’ Original Lineup Will Reunite and Tour in 2018

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images The original lineup of instrumental masters the Dixie Dregs will be hitting the road in 2018. Rod Morgenstein, Andy West, Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski and Steve Morse—the same Dregs lineup behind 1977’s Free Fall—have officially reunited, as they announced yesterday via a very brief press release. The band’s website adds a few more details: “Hello, every ...

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Fender Introduces Brad Paisley Signature Road Worn Telecaster

Fender today announced its collaboration with country music superstar, singer and celebrated guitarist Brad Paisley for his own artist signature guitar, the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster. Fender and Paisley united to create a classic and timeless guitar reminiscent of one of his prized instruments in his guitar arsenal, his silver sparkle Telecaster. The collaboration will be officially revealed at Summ ...

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The Isley Brothers and Santana Premiere New Song, “Are You Ready”

By Jackson Maxwell Last month, it was announced that Santana and the Isley Brothers were teaming up for an album titled Power of Peace. Featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman and Ronald and Ernie Isley, Power of Peace is a loving tribute to the dizzying array of music that has inspired this quartet of legendary musicians, with covers of songs by artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to Willie Dixon to Billie H ...

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