Classic Albums is a DVD series telling the stories behind some of rock’s most historic records. Below, watch an excerpt from their feature on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid LP. As the second studio album from Sabbath, the album contains some of the band’s most beloved tracks, including “Iron Man,” “War Pigs,” and “Paranoid.”
Here’s a great quality clip of SRV performing “Pride and Joy” in January of 1990 during his MTV Unplugged taping. Vaughan uses a 12-string Guild, which gives the song a completely different vibe than the original, full band recording. “Pride and Joy” originally appeared on his 1983 Epic Records debut, Texas Flood.
Followers of Joe Bonamassa's Facebook page know the guitarist likes to shoot quick, spur-of-the-moment videos backstage at his shows. These videos usually show him playing rare, oddball or just plain insane stringed instruments. As evidenced below!
The guys (and girls?) at Candyrat Records have come up with another good one. Check out this new acoustic-guitar arrangement and performance of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" by Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli.
Here’s a groovy cut to start your week off right. It’s Lost Element’s acoustic video version of their song “Twenty Five.” The studio version of the track appears on their upcoming album Stereo Dream, due out this Fall.
At the Summer NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars is introducing a limited run of Grand Auditorium shaped guitars featuring a trio of stunning tonewoods. Featured back and side tonewood options include quilted sapele, flamed mahogany or blackheart sassafras, paired with a premium Sitka spruce top. Each model features a dramatic, hand-crafted Florentine cutaway and a new appointment package to accent these hand-selected woods.
At the Summer NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars is introducing the 300 Series Shaded Edgeburst (SEB) editions, a limited run of 300 Series models featuring three popular Taylor guitar shapes, as well as Baritone and 12-String Dreadnought models. The guitars pair sapele back and sides with a deeply shaded edgeburst mahogany top. The tonewood combination yields a focused, well-balanced midrange, while the edgeburst top and black pickguard evoke an earthy, vintage aesthetic.
The Walking Guys (Benjamin Butler, Christopher Kessenich, Will Stevens, and Riley Moore) are set to begin their one-of-a-kind music/adventure tour in Portland, ME tonight, with performances that combine original music and stories of their 1600-mile walk. Yes, walk.
Ambsace (pronounced aims-ace) is the second album of duets by guitarists James Elkington, who has toured and/or recorded with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and Steve Gunn, among others, and Nathan Salsburg, an accomplished soloist deemed by NPR “one of those names we’ll all associate with American folk guitar,” accompanist to Joan Shelley, and the curator of the Alan Lomax Archive.
The Running Roots are a true snapshot of being an artist in 2015. Through ups and downs (read: music business) they have not faltered their belief in themselves nor their passion and focus in their music.
Here's our final installment in our trio of excellent acoustic videos from the sisters of Larkin Poe. It's their original song "Stubborn Love." With chops that have put them on stage and on tour with the likes of Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst and more, Larkin Poe share their substantial original talents on their latest album KIN.
Gusterreleased their new album Evermotion on January 13, its highest charting album on the Billboard 200 in the band’s 23 year career, and is currently on a North American and European tour. As part of REVERB’s ongoing environmental efforts in partnership with the band, each tour stop will have a fan engagement Eco Village. Bedell Guitars is proud to be a sponsor and help raise awareness for the Lacey Act.
Of the four Beatles, George Harrison brought to the group an assortment of electric and acoustic guitar approaches, flavors influenced by everyone from Chet Atkins and Carl Perkins to the Byrds and Bob Dylan.