According to singer/guitarist Rick Rizzo, when the band formed in the early Eighties, their style of guitar rock "wasn't what was happening in Chicago at the time." That said, the band found its biggest commercial success when it was signed to Atlantic Records in the late Eighties and early Nineties.
With summer in full swing, it’s time to pull out the guitar and pull up around the campfire, backyard fire pit or friend-hang just about anywhere!When it comes time to lead the sing-along, you need some easy acoustic guitar songs that are known and loved by all.
The Stratocaster is the ultimate baby boomer. Born in the Fifties, it refuses to grow up. Having participated in many of rock history’s greatest moments, it’s still running with the young punks. It remains the ultimate playing machine—ergonomic, responsive, sexy.
It's time for a Friday flashback! Below, check out a clip of Eddie Van Halen sitting in with the band on Late Night with David Letterman in 1985. Eddie joins Paul Shaffer (keyboards), Sid McGinnis (guitar), Neil Jason (bass) and Steve Jordan (drums) for an instrumental version of Van Halen's "Panama," guitar solo and all.
Before he wielded the hammer of the gods—and a Les Paul—as a member of mighty Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was a Telecaster-wielding Yardbird. Today we turn our attention to Page's best guitar work with his former band. Fortunately, we don't have very far to look, since Page recorded only one album with the band—1967's Little Games.