Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ten Guitars That Changed Music

This is a very interesting series of videos by Randy Bachman, former guitarist/singer for Bachman-Turner Overdrive and the Guess Who. Bachman presents a nice history lesson of ten guitars that helped to shape rock history. The videos are short, about 3 minutes each, and should be viewed in proper sequence to preserve the historic story line.

There is, however, one glaring error in this series. Can you spot it? If so, leave a comment below the article.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Snake Head Ritual

"Snake Head Ritual are true rock n' roll saviors on a mission to keep the rock alive," is the description of this band, according to the artist's page on the Grooveyard Records web site. The band is further described as "a timeless, blues-based, retro-sonic, hard rock masterpiece of classic proportions."

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Glaring Omission

If you are a fan of the late Bob Welch, then you are certainly outraged that when his former band, Fleetwood Mac, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Welch was excluded. No explanation has been offered by those responsible for this glaring omission - no reason given to explain why one of the most significant members of this famous band was denied his rightful place in the Hall.

Sentimental Lady (Original version)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Hillbilly Rocker

Marty Stuart is one of the great country/rockabilly artists of all time. Stuart is a dynamic performer, and along with his band The Fabulous Superlatives, they always put on a great show. Stuart, guitarist Kenny Vaughan, bassist Paul Martin, and drummer Harry Stinson always look like they are having the time of their lives on stage which, of course, is what music should be all about. In these featured videos, they do Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire' (Marty once played guitar in Cash's band), Buddy Holly's 'Crying, Waiting, Hoping', and the theme from 'Bonanza.

Ring of Fire

Monday, September 2, 2013

King No-One

We enjoy discovering new, talented bands, and 'King No-One' is a good one. According to guitarist Joe's Uncle, "They do a lot of busking in York and they've been playing around the local circuit. They recently won a regional battle of the bands competition at Leeds O2 and the prize was to play at the Leeds & Reading Festivals on the BBC Introducing stages."

Check these guys out - it's worth your time.