Rock stars have their own wild stories about life on the road, but in some cases, their guitars have stories that are just as interesting. In honor of Guitar Month, we look at the stories behind five of rock’s most famous guitars.
On the surface, one wouldn’t think Roy Orbison, Def Leppard’s Steve Clark and Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo would have much in common, but each are not only stellar guitarists, they also share an April 23 birthday!
So you've saved and saved and it's finally time to buy the guitar you've always wanted. One problem: It's on the other side of the country, or worse yet, the planet! She wasn't cheap, after all, so it's not like you have the money to fly over and pick her up in person. So what's…
In honor of Guitar Month, we are taking a look at the world’s largest and smallest guitars. No matter the size, the guitar has been around for thousands of years and has continued to harmoniously serenade the masses. Whether the size of a single cell or the size of a warehouse, the guitar continues to…
"I am the Great White Buffalo and I play an American-made Gibson guitar that can blow your head clean off at 100 paces." Whatever that means, Ted Nugent. Now to the world's most valuable guitars and other Great White guitar-playing Buffalos. Here's a top five:
When guitar players get together it's usually a matter of both camaraderie and competition. But some of the greatest cite Jimi Hendrix's arrival in London during September of 1966 as a galvanizing moment.
All guitarists have their own portals into playing. In the case of Styx’s James “J.Y.” Young, it started with the piano and age five and then moved to clarinet, which he played from the age of eight through high school.
Since joining the band back in 1983, Kirk Hammett has been Metallica's go-to guy for guitar solos. But due to circumstances, his spotlight parts on the group's latest album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, its first set of new material in eight years, were even more important to him.
Throughout American music history, we have experienced some legendary guitarists. Many of which, have a plethora of stories that would make for an interesting movie. Here are 5 guitarist that we think deserve to have their own movie.
The Fender Stratocaster guitar is one of the most recognizable icons of rock - it’s been 61 years since Leo Fender snagged a patent for the legendary axe on this day in 1956, and there’s plenty of talent out there who, within that time, have given us some great riffs, shreds, and…well...smashes to enjoy. On…
Jeffrey Dean Isbell, better known by rockers everywhere as Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, celebrates his birthday today (April 8), and while he may not have taken part in the big GN'R reunion show, the songs he helped write did. In honor of his birthday, look at five of the best tracks Stradlin…
Love your Marshall amp so much that you feel like you need to have it everywhere? Well, you are in luck! With these eight items, you can not only rock out but also have your amp with you in your everyday life.
Fat bottomed girls might make the rockin' world go 'round (thanks, Queen), but America's fabulous electric guitar luthiers make rockin' American music go 'round. Here's a look at some of the finest, past and present.
While we’re in the midst of “Guitar Month,” let us take a moment to recognize the 2017 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who will be inducted in a grand ceremony tonight (April 7) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Much like a caddie is to a golfer, guitar techs are the keepers and caretakers of some of the most prestigious gear in the world. Considering that, it’s not uncommon for a guitarist to have the same tech tour after tour.
Jimmy Page is recognized as one of rock's Mount Rushmore guitarists, an originator and trend-setter as a first-call studio hand in London, then with the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin -- as well as later work with the Firm, Coverdale Page and as a solo artist.
In celebration of "Guitar Month," we gathered a list of five great guitar documentaries available through Netflix to stream throughout April. This list spans decades and crosses genres, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of some of the most wildly popular music icons and their lasting legacies.
The Fender Stratocaster guitar is one of the most recognizable icons of rock - it’s been 60 years since Leo Fender snagged a patent for the legendary axe on this day in 1956, and there’s plenty of talent out there who, within that time, have given us some great riffs, shreds, and…well...smashes to enjoy On that…