Incubus celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first studio album ("S.C.I.E.N.C.E.") this year as well as two decades of being a band for all seasons.
While Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix are well-known for their left-handed guitar playing, there are plenty of other iconic musicians who have tackled the instrument left-handed.
Everyone’s favorite Spaceman Ace Frehley celebrates his birthday today (April 27), and since it’s “Guitar Month,” we’d be remiss not to honor the KISS guitarist.
More than three decades ago, legendary musician Peter Frampton assumed he lost one of his most prized guitars in a fiery plane crash.
Guitar Month is upon us, and while there are many ways to celebrate.
Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever was released 28 years ago this week. There are many takeaways from this album, but one of the things that stand out are its incredibly memorable riffs.
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.
Of course "Lucy" is named after a fiery redhead. Why wouldn't she be? "Lucy" is one of the world's most famous guitars, of course, and for good reason.
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…
As we celebrate International Guitar Month this April, it's important to take a few minutes to acknowledge the musicians who've also earned their rightful spot in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
"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:
Mark Tremonti turns 43 today (April 18), and since we're in the middle of Guitar Month, what better way to celebrate than with a video.
Being that it’s “Guitar Month,” it’s easy to get distracted by all of the Guitar Gods in the world of rock and roll, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t pay tribute to music’s great sidemen.
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.
Most music lovers are familiar with the performers that get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but few are aware of the Rock Hall’s Ahmet Ertegun Award.
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.
Today (April 15) is a big day for Rolling Stones fans living and visiting Chicago as the band’s critically acclaimed traveling exhibit appropriately named “Exhibitionism” opens at Navy Pier.
Legendary Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore celebrates his birthday today (April 14), and without saying, he’s had an incredible influence on guitarists the world over.
For Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and the Arcs, learning to play guitar was a family affair.
Robby Krieger of the Doors boasts one of the most distinctive guitar sounds of the rock era, a style that encompasses rock, jazz, blues and Latin American influences.
Guitarists say the darndest things.
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.
In rock history, a number of guitars have been lost for a variety of reasons, but the story about how Joe Perry was reunited with his 1959 Les Paul is simply “awww” inducing.
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…
Growing up in Montgomery, Ala., Styx's Tommy Shaw became a rock 'n' roll fan first, then a guitarist.
Phil X has proven his guitar chops for the past six years with Bon Jovi, filling in for Richie Sambora and, late last year, finally being named an official member of the band.
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…
There is something magical when two genres of music intertwine. A number of well-known rock and indie musicians have collaborated with Orchestras from all over the world.
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.
"My music is so simple, but so few people can play it right," Muddy Waters reportedly said. He was right. And here are some of 'em.
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…