#Guitar Solos

ALBUM REVIEW: Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds - Sad Songs

Sixteen wheels and an open road, oh wait. Well maybe four wheels, the open road, and this album. No matter how many wheels you have on your vehicle Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds new record Sad Songs seems like it was made for the open road. With Jesse Forrest on drums, Bobby Wheeler on bass, Chuck McPeek on guitar, and Jake Dunn on vocal and guitar they’ve given us ten tracks and an hour to go wherever we may like. The open road and a solid record can lend to some even more solid introspection.
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Wolfgang Van Halen: ‘I’m A Songwriter First’

Although Wolfgang Van Halen proved with Mammoth WVH's debut set that he's nothing if not an all-'round virtuoso — he'd Iike to be thought of a songwriter. In a new chat with Bass Player magazine, he shed light on how he creates, “Through the process, I found out that what I enjoy most is writing songs. I think, most people, if they pick this album up with any preconceived notion of who I am or where I’ve come from, are probably going to expect a lot of guitar solos and shredding on it. What they’ll eventually find out — if they don’t immediately throw it away, after not hearing what they want to hear — is that I’m a songwriter first.”

AUGUST BURNS RED Drops Brand New Song 'Vengeance'

Lancaster, Pennsylvania's AUGUST BURNS RED has released a new song called "Vengeance". "Earlier this year, we set out to write a standalone single that was fast, heavy, and concise," the band says. "'Vengeance' is that song. It's ABR at our most raw." Regarding the song's incredibly current subject matter, AUGUST...

Malcoda to Release Their New Album – “The Year Walk”

Symphonic Metal band Malcoda will release their third album The Year Walk, releasing on December 3rd. Originally a recording project of multi-instrumentalist and music producer Lucas Di Mascio, now a trio, the band is ready to release the conclusion to their trilogy of EP’s. The Year Walk is the third...

The Band CAMINO: “Guitar solos are definitely a lost art.”

The Band CAMINO on Curse Words, Guitar Solos, and Their Debut Album. The Band CAMINO sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss their debut album and the journey from a small Memphis, Tennessee band to their breakout success. Jeffrey Jordan, Spencer Stewart, & Garrison Burgess talk about their first touring van, working in a group with three vocalists, and the magic and lost art of a blazing guitar solo. The trio also get into the themes of the record, proper use of swear words, and their tour.

Malacoda announce new EP, ‘The Year Walk’

Canadian gothic/power metal act Malacoda have announced their new EP titled ‘The Year Walk,’ which is scheduled for release on December 3rd, 2021. Here’s more info from a presser: “Originally a recording project of multi-instrumentalist and music producer Lucas Di Mascio, Malacoda has persevered and grown throughout the years. Now a trio, the band is ready to unleash the conclusion to their trilogy of EP’s that was written and recorded before the pandemic.”

Local Review: the moss – Kentucky Derby

The moss = The Backseat Lovers + Slaughter Beach, Dog + Kurt Vile. What do you think of when you hear the word “derby”? Horses? What about Kentucky? Cowboy boots? Whatever words come to mind, they’re probably far from the words “vulnerable,” “passionate” and “authentic,” which are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind when listening to the moss’ newest album, Kentucky Derby.

Carlos Santana, Chris Stapleton Bring Deep Grooves, Guitar Solos to New Song ‘Joy’

Carlos Santana has tapped Chris Stapleton for a new song, “Joy,” from the guitarist’s upcoming album, Blessings and Miracles, out October 15th via BMG. “Joy,” as its title suggests, is a celebratory, uplifting track, though that euphoria is couched in a heavy, yearning groove that blends elements of reggae, blues, gospel, and country. There is, of course, a characteristically sublime solo from Santana, while Stapleton adds some guitar and handles the vocals: “Joy, rolling like the thunder rumbles/Time to let the teardrops tumble/Listen to the hatred crumble/Now that I have joy.” In a statement, Santana said, “I was very intrigued to work...