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Gibson Memphis ES-335 Satin 2015 Earns Rave Review

Guitarist goes on to praise the instrument as a “sensitively updated, excellent-sounding and highly playable take on one of the most versatile electric guitar designs ever conceived,” adding that the “bottom line is there isn’t a lot that you can’t do with this instrument.” ...

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Ian Curtis’s House to Become Joy Division Museum

The former home of late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis will converted into a museum honoring the classic band, reports London’s The Guardian. Joy Division fan and entrepreneur Hadar Goldman purchased the house after fans failed in an attempt to buy the property in order to prevent developers from taking it. “Although I paid nearly double the asking price, I felt as if I had to get involved, especially after ...

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Les Pauls, SGs and Shock Rock

Some artists have a gift for attracting sensational guitarists. That’s certainly true of Alice Cooper. Since launching his solo career in 1975, the shock rocker has seen his music propelled by a brilliant cast of six-stringers. ...

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Paul McCartney Has New Songs Ready for Animated Film

Paul McCartney has written seven or eight songs for an upcoming animated film based on High in the Clouds, a children’s story the former Beatle co-wrote in 2005. As reported by Deadline.com, Sir Paul will also provide the voice for one of the film’s main characters. One of the songs he’s written is said to be a rollicking tune sung by Lady Gaga. ...

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reacts to Kurt Cobain Documentary

As reported by Classic Rock, Ulrich shared his thoughts about the new Kurt Cobain film documentary, Montage of Heck, in a recent interview broadcast on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx. “I thought it was unique,” the drummer said. “Never quite seen a film like that. I loved being that close to Kurt, but I also had issues being that close to him, because it took a little bit of the mystique away.” ...

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B.B. King Public Viewings Announced, Funeral Scheduled in Mississippi

The funeral for blues great B.B. King will take place 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Indianola, Mississippi, located near the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. Two public viewings have been scheduled prior to the burial. The first will take place in Las Vegas, where King passed away, this Friday (May 22) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Palm Mortuary West. The ...

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