Tag: Playing Guitar

DON DOKKEN Discusses Dokken Guitarist Jon Levin and His Surgery

Don Dokken, frontman for Dokken, was interviewed on the “Rich Davenport’s Rock Show”.  Don discusses Jon Levin having to have surgery on his arm due to nerve damage and what the band’s plans are for the future.  You can check out the interview in the player below. “[Dokken guitarist] Jon [Levin] had to have surgery on his arm. [It’s] …

Megadeth Fan and iPhone User Give Air Guitar a Whole New Meaning

We all know that Dave Mustaine can shred.  We also know that Mustaine’s solo from Megadth’s “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” kick’s some amazing ass!  What we didn’t know, however, was that that very solo can be played on the iPhone!  Let’s do away with playing your favorite air guitar shred and go straight for the …

SLAYER Issues Statement Regarding Status of JEFF HANNEMAN

Slayer have released a letter to their fans updating them on the health status of guitarist Jeff Hanneman which you can go and check out on their Facebook page.  In early 2011, the 48-year-old contracted necrotizing fasciitis — a rare infection that attacks the skin and tissue — after being bit by a spider. Exodus …

GAMA BOMB Uses PHIL LYNOTT For Inspiration + Announce Stand-In for Injured DIXON

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are currently writing new material for their as-yet untitled new album. The follow-up to 2009’s TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE will be GAMA BOMB’s fourth album and is tentatively due to be released early next year. GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments: “We’re about to enter a studio in central …

VIVIAN CAMPBELL Talks About Playing With THIN LIZZY, New DEF LEPPARD Music

Thomas S. Orwat Jr. of RockMusicStar.com recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD/THIN LIZZY guitarist Vivian Campbell. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. RockMusicStar.com: As most people know you as a guitarist from DEF LEPPARD, some may not be aware that you’ve been in Thin Lizzy for a few months now. How …

ROBIN TROWER to Appear at The Galaxy Concert Theater February 19th

Robin Trower’s career has spanned more than four decades. He is one of the finest guitarists in Rock n’ Roll history. Robin Trower spent the early 60’s playing guitar in various London based outfits, the most successful one being The Paramount’s. They specialized in mostly covers, but managed to issue several singles between 1963 and …

OZZY OSBOURNE’s ‘Scream’ Certified Gold In Canada

Ozzy Osbourne’s new album, “Scream”, has been certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) for sales in excess of 40,000 copies. “Scream” moved 81,000 units in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. It has since sold around 250,000 copies …

TANGENTS: Announce First Ever Show in Worcester

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  Boston-based rock duo TANGENTS have announced their first show ever.  The band will take to the stage at 10:30pm on Friday, November 19 at the Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.  This show will feature material taken from TANGENTS‘ critically acclaimed debut album “One Little Light Year which was released October 25th, via …

WHITECHAPEL: What Gear Do They Use?

It’s the official “Rig-amortis” report from WHITECHAPEL’s very own Zach Householder, one of the band’s umpteen guitarists. WHITECHAPEL…Zach Householder Reports on his “Rig-amortis“… We’ll start with the main parts of my rig which consists of a Mesa Boogie Traditional straight cab with Celestion vintage 30 speakers, a Fender EVH 5150 III head, an SKB Stagefive …

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