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The Cult – Support your Local Cult Live in Chicago

By: Rob Cavuoto All the Chicago hipsters were in attendance at the Congress Theater this past Friday night to see The Cult who are out in support of their long awaited new CD, Choice of Weapon. It’s been five years since we heard new music from the band and this CD is truly worth the wait. Choice of Weapon strikes a perfect balance of the band signature rock sound coupled with a raw, honest, and gritty view ...

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Southern Rocker Joe Davis Talks About Slide Guitar, Skydog and Les Paul’s in Overalls

By: Rick Landers   If you’re into down home rock that’s laden with the grit and power of a South bound train, then you need to do yourself a favor and check out singer songwriter, Joe Davis – he’s the real deal. Armed with a battery of Les Pauls, Davis offers up some finger licking good riffs and lyrics that’ll have you firing up the grille and singing along, while balancing a tumbler of whiskey. Davis and ...

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C.F. Martin & Co. Introduces OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition

By: Staff C. F. Martin & Co. is pleased to introduce a very special Custom Artist Edition Guitar, the OM Jeff Daniels, designed in collaboration with the award-winning film and stage actor who next stars in the lead role in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO series “The Newsroom.” In 2001 Daniels started playing a 1934 Martin C-2 archtop whose broken top had been replaced with a soundboard of Adirondack spruce ...

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George Lynch – Celebrating 30 years of guitar playing with Legacy!

By: Robert Cavuoto George Lynch, the charismatic lead guitarist for Dokken, Lynch Mob, and Souls of We, has just released his new four song solo EP, Legacy, celebrating his thirty years of guitar playing.  It’s a fiery instrumental EP full of hard rock riffs and tremendous leads with a blues edge. Legacy injects us with a supercharged dose of George’s signature style and proves, once again, why he’s one of ...

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Leeds College of Music Announces Professional Development Courses

By: Staff Leeds College of Music (UK) is continuing to further its Personal and Professional Development strand this summer with a range of short courses, weekend workshops and summer schools. Confirmed courses include a Weekend Singers course in June under the direction of Peter Knapp, a unique opportunity to enjoy a short, intensive period of the very best training in the disciplines of Opera and Musical ...

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Interview with Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon

By Craig Hunter Ross Here’s a trivia question for your next dinner party or summer BBQ… What do LaToya Jackson and Motley Crue have in common?  Or try this one… What do Ted Nugent and Cher have in common? The answer to both?  REO Speedwagon lead guitarist Dave Amato. While Amato has spent the last 23 years providing the soaring solos to some of classic rock’s most recognizable hits on the stage and in the s ...

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Pamelina H. The Heart That Rocks the Art of the Guitar

By: Rick Landers Some minds gush with ideas, colors, concepts and visions that are beyond a mere reflection of reality, but illuminate the world with their phantasmagorical images and mesmerizing dreamscapes. One such mind is that of the masterful artist, Pamelina H., whose artwork adorns Fender Stratocasters, Les Pauls and other fine musical instruments and her work can be riveting, whimsical, nostalgic, o ...

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Nugent, REO & STYX: The Midwest Rock-n-Roll Express makes a stop at Jiffy Lube Live! in Virginia

Review and Photography by Craig Hunter Ross The show had been advertised on local classic rock radio for months and die hard fans were at the venue hours before hand, awaiting the entrance gates to swing open. One would be hard pressed to find a tour lineup that can boast more combined top 40 hits and platinum recordings than that of Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and STYX; not to mention each act brings more t ...

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PRS Guitars Announces “Lefty” Custom 24 Limited Edition

For a limited time only, PRS Guitars’ flagship model – the Custom 24 – will be available to order as a left-handed instrument. A perennial favorite with musicians, such as Orianthi, Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers, and Brad Delson of Linkin Park, the Custom 24 is the original PRS…the guitar Paul Smith took to his first tradeshow in 1985. This limited edition model will give left-handed players the oppor ...

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Book Review: My Cross To Bear by Gregg Allman With Alan Light

By: Arlene R. Weiss Photos: Courtesy William Morrow When it was announced that the legendary Gregg Allman, singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist of one of music’s most influential bands, the equally legendary, landmark, Allman Brothers Band, was penning his personal memoirs, I very much looked forward to reading the autobiography of one of music’s most gifted and iconic artists. And upon reading Al ...

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