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TSO Founder Paul O’Neill Dead At 61

The music world was shaken by another surprise death on Wednesday night (April 6). Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder Paul O'Neill has passed away at the age of 61 from "chronic illness," according to the band's management and a post on its Facebook page.

4 Great American Luthiers

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.

Rockers With Their Own Labels

Buckcherry’s Josh Todd celebrates his birthday today (April 4), and one of the biggest advancements Buckcherry has made in the past few years is the launch of their own record label. Of course, they are not the first rock artist to do that.  In honor of Todd’s birthday, we look at a selection of bands…

5 Killer Rock Hall Guitar Performances

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.

Undercover Sound System Playlist 4.3.17

Riff2's Undercover Sound System Playlist 4.3.17 1. Broken Social Scene - "Halfway Home" (Arts & Craft) 2. Leeroy Stagger - "I Want It All" (True North) 3. Bleachers - "Don't Take The Money" (RCA) 4. Bishop Briggs - "The Way I Do" (Teleport/Island) 5. Black Lips - Can't Hold On" (Vice) 6. Juliana Hatfield -…

Guitar Techs: Rock’s Unsung Heroes

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.

5 Awesome AC/DC Music Videos

Angus Young celebrates his 62nd birthday today (March 31). While AC/DC's future is uncertain for now, one thing is for sure:  They've cranked out some of the best rock tracks and videos of all time.  In honor of Young's birthday, here are five of our favorite music videos from the band that are sure to…

Phil Collen About Def Leppard’s Upcoming Tour, Producing Tesla

There’s now less than two weeks left until Def Leppard kick off their tour with Poison and Tesla in Manchester, N.H. on April 8, and needless to say, everyone is itching to get back on the road. Leppard guitarist Phil Collen spoke with us recently and he recognizes that there’s definitely something special about this…

5 Best Steven Tyler “Screams”

Known for his iconic screams, Steven Tyler can wail pretty rocking during his songs. Throughout his long career with Aerosmith, the legendary musician has quite a collection of songs. Here are the five best Steven Tyler screams in his music.