Getty Images A coroner’s report has determined that Pantera and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul died of serious heart complications. Dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which an enlarged heart cannot properly pump blood, and severe coronary artery disease were identified as major contributors to Paul’s passing by natural causes, according to LasRead More →

    Bigfoot, a five-piece hard rock band from Wigan, have announced a tour for autumn 2018 in support of their self-titled debut album, entitled ‘Consider Yourself Invited,’ which reached the top 40 UK albums chart. The tour takes in five dates across Europe before arriving in the UK forRead More →

Star Licks Productions issued numerous instructional videos way back in 1983, which featured famous musicians showing off their styles and techniques. These included, among others, Steve Lukather, Tony Iommi, Al McKay, Albert Lee, and Wolf Marshall. Legendary guitarist Brian May shared some of these videos from the series, through hisRead More →

  The father of legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton has been keeping his son’s name alive through charity in his home town. In a new interview, Ray Burton tells the podcast Alphabetallica that he’s been putting Cliff’s Metallica royalties to a scholarship program for kids at Castro Valley High School,Read More →

  Indonesian band VoB (“Voice of Baceprot” or “Noisy Voice”) are no longer voiceless Formed in 2014, the band of teenagers met at school in Indonesia’s most populous province of West Java, and use their music to combat the stereotype of Muslim women as submissive or voiceless. Wearing a hijab,Read More →

     Axl Rose and his band mates paid tribute to one of their fallen rock comrades during their set. The American band, who kicked off the European leg of their ‘Not in This Lifetime…’ gig at the Co. Meath venue, have been throwing numerous covers into their set overRead More →

Fans Paying Tribute to Rock Musician Gregg Allman Allman was best known for his work with The Allman Brothers Band, which he formed with his brother Duane (who died in a motorcyle accident in 1971) in 1969.  They had hits with songs like ‘Ramblin’ Man’ and ‘Midnight Rider‘, which wasRead More →

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Guitarist Dave Navarro, best known for his longstanding role in Jane’s Addiction, recently spoke to Eddie Trunk about his being fired from Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998. As you might recall, Navarro was part of the RHCP crew from 1993 to 1998 and appeared on one studio album, 1995’s One Hot Minute. “[I understand]Read More →

  Zepparella rocked the third annual Malibu Guitar Festival this past weekend—and they had a little help from Steve Vai. Vai joined the popular all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band for several classic Led Zep tunes, including “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” and “Whole Lotta Love,” both of which you can check outRead More →

THE PROBLEM You’re comfortable with chords and holding down rhythms, but when it comes to lead playing or taking a solo, you don’t know where to start. THE SOLUTION Familiarize yourself with some musical building blocks—scales, arpeggios, and melodic approaches—to write and improvise your own lead lines. Start with Pentatonic Scales ARead More →

As expected, several popular artists have been honoring the late Chris Cornell by performing his music. Late last week, we shared Megadeth’s performance of Soundgarden’s “Outshined.” Today we bring you two tributes by members of Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Last Thursday night, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh KlinghofferRead More →

  PITTSFIELD — The guitar may well be the best-known, most familiar instrument in the world. Now, a new exhibit opening Friday at the Berkshire Museum, goes behind the sounds and shapes that have bound the guitar and all its forms — historic and contemporary — together for centuries. DisplayingRead More →

Larry DiMarzio Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience promises four days of “guitar magic.” The annual event, happening July 24-28 in Carmel, Calif., this year, features Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini and Mr. Big’s Paul Gilbert will also be on hand this year, and they’ll share stories and wisdom from theirRead More →