SAN ANGELO — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends ZZ Top have performed for more than 50 years, and Tuesday will take the stage at the Taylor County Coliseum in Abilene— familiar stomping grounds for a band whose first show in the "Storybook Capital of America" was at Abilene High School in 1971.
David Lee Roth says he came up with the idea of adding stripes to Eddie Van Halen's guitar so it didn't look like Jimi Hendrix's white Strat
David Lee Roth has explained how he helped to design Eddie Van Halen's iconic striped electric guitar design on his 'Frankenstrat'. And that it was indirectly inspired by Jimi Hendrix. After Roth revealed his artwork called Big Wave, he released a video in response to comments he'd received about its...
“That Lil’ Old Band From Texas” got its recording start in Tyler, Texas in the early 1970s. A three-piece of blues-driven boogie, who recorded their earliest vinyl tracks at Robinhood Brian’s studio near downtown, and used to play shows for fifty-cents a head at high school assemblies, played in front of a sold-out crowd on December 1 at Tyler’s Cowan Center.
NEW YORK — When The Edge saw the Rolling Stones perform recently, his mask allowed him to go unrecognized as he watched guitarist Ron Wood from the front row. “I have to say one of the benefits of mask wearing is it’s like a cloaking device if you’re a famous face,” the U2 guitarist recently told The Associated Press while promoting his Music Rising charity and its Dec. 11 auction of famous guitars and other rock memorabilia to support New Orleans musicians hit hard by the pandemic.
Dermot Kennedy’s breakthrough #1 album Without Fear, released in October 2019, had its touring cycle interrupted by a worldwide pandemic, just when the Irish singer-songwriter and Brit-nominee would rather have been treading the boards of global stages. Undeterred, Kennedy featured in Billboard’s Live At-Home concert, and subsequently organized his own virtual concert, Sound Waves, in May 2020 in support of the World Health Organisation’s Solidarity Response Fund. He also performed his own global live stream from London’s iconic Natural History Museum. Now, he’s finally back on the road with two DiGiCo SD5 consoles supplied by SSE Audio and operated by FoH engineer Will Donbavand and monitor engineer Simon Peter Lawson.
I have collected several Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups from the early ’70s, and I’m curious about how to check whether they’re set to factory specs, and then how to adjust the pole screws for best sound, particularly those on the bottom. Is there any science to adjusting the screws,...
MUSICAL GIFTS What’s better than two tickets to see your favorite concert? Music soothes the savage beast. I’m taking everyone to see Diana Krall and Chris Botti. Check out these perfect presents; for more concerts, check PN’s Arts & Leisure listings. Capital Theater: Al DiMeola (1/7), Lucinda Williams (3/5); Ruth Eckerd Hall: Sarah Brightman (12/15) Joss Stone & Corinne Bailey Rae (1/15); Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater: Broadway Rocks (12/10), Tina Turner Tribute (1/14), Pink Martini (1/18); The Florida Orchestra: Holiday Brass (12/18 @ Palladium), Handel’s Messiah (12/18 @ Mahaffey); Gulf Coast Players: Gilligan The Musical stars local realtor Ron Goldstein as the Skipper.
Band of Horses have shared “In Need of Repair”, the latest song off their forthcoming full-length Things Are Great, out January 21, 2022 via BMG. “In Need of Repair” follows the band’s previous single “Crutch.” Band of Horses kick of their tour, on February 22, in Oslo, Norway. Band Of...
The Obelisk Questionnaire is a series of open questions intended to give the answerer an opportunity to explore these ideas and stories from their life as deeply as they choose. Answers can be short or long, and that reveals something in itself, but the most important factor is honesty. Based...
Biffy Clyro guitarist Simon Neil has teamed up with guitar tech and Gone Fishing Effects founder Richard Pratt for an all-new distortion-meets-fuzz pedal Booooom/Blast 2.0. The original Booooom/Blast was limited to 200 and sold out pretty quick, so the duo made 200 more under the 2.0 moniker. The Booooom/Blast 2.0...
NEW YORK (AP) — When The Edge saw the Rolling Stones perform recently, his mask allowed him to go unrecognized as he watched guitarist Ron Wood from the front row. “I have to say one of the benefits of mask wearing is it’s like a cloaking device if you’re a famous face,” the U2 guitarist recently told The Associated Press while promoting his Music Rising charity and its Dec. 11 auction of famous guitars and other rock memorabilia to support New Orleans musicians hit hard by the pandemic.
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top brought back southern rock to Nashville’s historical music venue Grand Ole Opry. Tim Montana from Butte, MT opened the night with a bang. To engage the audience, he put a country twist and twang on Eminem’s song ”Lose Yourself.” He managed to get the sit-down concert to stand and let loose. The singer had an accident earlier this August and his career was saved by a Vanderbilt doctor who had been invited to the show. He spoke very highly of the doctor and showed the audience how truly thankful he was. Acoustic guitarist, Molly Brown’s father had flown in from Canada to watch his daughter perform at the Grand Ole Opry. It was a heartwarming moment to see how proud the father was of his daughter.
Simon Neil and Gone Fishing Effects are bringing back his BOOOOOM / BLAST signature overdrive/fuzz pedal
Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil and Gone Fishing Effects have teamed up once again for a second edition of his hugely successful signature BOOOOM / BLAST overdrive and fuzz pedal. Described as the loudest effects pedal on the market, the BOOOOM / BLAST is designed and hand-built by Richard ‘Churd’ Pratt with Neil, and it is a one-stop shop for some wild electric guitar tones.
Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has shared details about his new ‘BOOOOOM BLAST’ guitar pedal. The 2.0 version of the distortion pedal follows the release of the original version earlier this year, which is said to capture Neil’s signature sound. It is built to the same specifications as the first,...
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A little over a year ago, Simon Neil, frontman of Scottish rock giants Biffy Clyro, announced the Booooom/Blast, a new distortion/fuzz pedal and his first-ever signature stompbox, designed in collaboration with his guitar tech and Gone Fishing Effects founder, Richard “Churd” Pratt. That pedal was limited to only 200 units...
For the first 20 years of Joe Bonamassa’s career, one constant has always been touring. Even as he maintained a schedule that has seen him release 14 solo albums, even more live CDs or DVDs, as well as multiple releases with the bands Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party, and collaborations with Beth Hart, among others, Bonamassa has generally played a pair of extensive U.S. tours and a trip through Europe every year.