Tag: Solo Artist

RON ‘BUMBLEFOOT’ THAL’s Advice for Newbies?…Be on Time

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal recently did an interview with Ryze-Up magazine .  Check out some of that interview below. Ryze-Up: Being a guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, solo artist, producer, teacher and songwriter, how do you balance your music with other obligations — mate, children, job? Thal: It’s not easy. It takes serious juggling skills and a willingness …

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Mr Devin Garret Townsend

It is rare that you come across a successful solo artist who has explored every angle of the Metal world. Born May 1972 in Canada, Devin has worked his way up to become one of, if not the most diverse artist on the planet. He played guitar and bass throughout his high school days, performing …

Guitarist Spotlight – TOSIN ABASI

Some guitarist go unrecognised, although Tosin Abasi from ‘Animals As Leaders’ as received his rightful place in the world of music as an Instrumental Progressive Metal artist, he is still largely unknown when you compare him to the likes of Page, Satriani, Vai, Hammett, and so on. Hit talent is at no end, and when …

The Queensryche Saga Continues as Tate’s Stepdaughter Makes Comments

According to EddieTrunk.com, Queensryche singer Geoff Tate played the band’s Scorpions support slot last night as a solo artist. He said the show must go on after explaining some band members, who last week launched splinter group Rising West, had failed to participate “for personal reasons.” The move came after Tate’s stepdaughter released a furious …

SAMMY HAGAR Says Van Halen’s DAVID LEE ROTH “Needs to shutup and hang in there”

Andy Greene of Rolling Stone spoke with Chickenfoot lead singer Sammy Hagar about his former band Van Halen. The interview appears in its entirety below. RS: We’re hearing that Van Halen signed to Interscope this week. SH: What? VH? Van Halen? I don’t think . . . How long has it been since they did …

ORPHANED LAND Guitarist Working On Solo Album

Yossi Sassi, guitarist, founding member and musical mastermind of Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND, is working on his first album as a solo artist. The CD will feature guest appearances by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and “other leading musicians.” Although Sassi is known for pioneering Middle Eastern and folk progressive metal for …

Alice Cooper Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON Leaves to Join Thin Lizzy

Guitarist Damon Johnson has left the Alice Cooper group to join Irish rockers Thin Lizzy. Johnson updated fans on the news via Facebook on Sunday: “I love you, Alice Cooper. And Chuck, Tommy, Steve, and Glen. And Keri, Jimmy, Eric, Ryan, and Tommy C. With all my heart.” The former Brother Cane member fills the …

METALLICA Completes Recording w/Lou Reed Plus Metallica Monopoly!!

Metallica announced on their official site that they have just wrapped recording sessions with the legendary Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground.  Here is the full statement from the band: “A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that’s “not really 100 percent a Metallica record.” While Kirk may …

JOHN MELLENCAMP Tonight! Limited Tickets Available

AEG Live & Goldenvoice present, as “Mr. 80’s”… Julian Douglas, is proud to welcome to Southern California one of the most anticipated concerts this winter… Tonight, Friday, April 8th, 2011 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE     JOHN MELLENCAMP “No Better Than This Tour” Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, John Mellencamp has …

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