Rock Guitar Roundup

As usual here is our essential Rock Guitar news from around the world in our Rock Guitar Roundup December 2017.

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Rock Guitar Roundup December 2017

Rock Guitar Roundup December 2017

It’s been an exciting month for rock music with new Hall of Fame inductees being revealed. As always, GMI provides you with the latest and essential news from across the global rock guitar spectrum in our Rock Guitar Roundup December 2017. Read on for articles on renowned artists such as HIM, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and more!

HIM – fond and florid farewell for Finnish metal monsters

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/15/him-review-fond-and-florid-farewell-for-finnish-metal-monstersHIM review – fond and florid farewell for Finnish metal monsters 4 / 5 stars The multimillion-selling Byronic goths are on their final tour, blending torrid emotion with last-day-of-school mischief High-wire tales of thwarted love… Ville Valo of HIM performing in 2014. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/Rex/Shutterstock HIM review – fond and florid farewell for Finnish metal monsters 4 / 5 stars 14.45 22.00 O ver the course of two decades and eight albums, Finnish goth-rockers HIM have chiselled out a decadent niche by combining melodic power with a Byronic glower. By the early 2000s, they had become multimillion-selling metal monsters across mainland Europe, and while the five-piece never quite crossed over into the UK and US mainstream, the distinctive HIM sigil – an inverted pentagram with two points rounded off to create a heart – at least made a decent impression. HIM – fond and florid farewell for Finnish metal monsters

Easy Classic Rock Songs to Play on Guitar

http://guitar.lovetoknow.com/guitar-music/easy-classic-rock-songs-play-guitarIt can’t get more classic than the Doors and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, two quite different and completely iconic bands of the 1960’s classic rock period that have come to symbolize the sound of a timeless and wonderful age in popular music. One thing … Easy Classic Rock Songs to Play on Guitar

 

Rock Hall To Induct Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits And Moody Blues

http://news.wjct.org/post/rock-hall-induct-nina-simone-bon-jovi-cars-dire-straits-and-moody-bluesNina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars and Dire Straits — along with guitar pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, with an award for early influence — have been named as next year’s inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Rock Hall To Induct Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits And Moody Blues

Acoustic Rock Essentials: Ten Great Rock Strumming Patterns

https://store.acousticguitar.com/products/acoustic-rock-essentials-ten-great-rock-strumming-patternsWhen it comes to playing rhythm guitar, it’s easy to fall into a rut. Guitarists tend to find comfort zones, then lean on the same strumming or picking patterns—song after song, gig after gig. If you’re feeling similarly stuck, this lesson may pry … Acoustic Rock Essentials: Ten Great Rock Strumming Patterns

Rob Halford Shares Full Rejection Letter Rock Hall Sent to Judas Priest

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/rob_halford_shares_full_rejection_letter_rock_hall_sent_to_judas_priest.html“We were thrilled and honored to be even nominated, so it’s kind of bittersweet.” Vocalist Rob Halford shared the letter of rejection sent to Judas Priest by the CEO of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It reads (via NME) “Thank you for embracing your nomination … Rob Halford Shares Full Rejection Letter Rock Hall Sent to Judas Priest

 

 Famed Keith Richards Guitar Get Profiled (Week in Review)

http://www.antimusic.com/news/17/December/ts11Famed_Keith_Richards_Guitar_Get_Profiled.shtml… 1963 Gibson SG Custom that was famously played by Keith Richards is the subject of a recent Vintage Guitar profile. Currently housed at the Hard Rock Café’s home-base “Vault” in Orlando, Florida, the visually striking instrument was a go-to guitar … Famed Keith Richards Guitar Get Profiled (Week in Review)

Japanese post-rockers “toe” announce new album, 1st South America tour

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/12/07626079075c-japanese-post-rockers-toe-announce-new-album-1st-south-america-tour.htmlToe, styled as “toe”, a four-piece band from Tokyo, are known for their uniquely limpid guitar sound and delicate yet bald songwriting structure. If you are new to the Japanese post-rock world, “toe” could very well be the best place to start. To give things a South American bent, imagine eating a basket of tortilla chips paired with a … Japanese post-rockers “toe” announce new album, 1st South America tour

Eric Clapton Talks Addiction, Cream’s Brilliance, the Future of the Guitar

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/eric-clapton-on-addiction-cream-the-future-of-the-guitar-w512759When things were at rock bottom, you always had the guitar. I would add one thing – listening to music became just as important as being able to play. During all of those periods of my life, I found new or old music that helped me, that got me through … Eric Clapton Talks Addiction, Cream’s Brilliance, the Future of the Guitar

 

AC/DC legend Malcolm Young given final farewell as family carry his beloved guitar to his funeral

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5018136/ac-dc-malcom-young-funeral-sydney-family-guitar/ROCK legend Malcolm Young’s guitar was carried by his brother today as friends and family paid tribute to the AC/DC founder at his funeral in Sydney. Former bandmate Brian Johnson and other mourners were in tears as Scots pipers led the cortege past a … AC/DC legend Malcolm Young given final farewell as family carry his beloved guitar to his funeral

The Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Guitar God Was Actually a Goddess

http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/15/the-original-rock-n-roll-guitar-god-wasRock ‘n’ roll was born and baptized in a smoky nightclub somewhere, but the baby was conceived in a church. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard were all raised Pentecostal, and their sounds were shaped by the raucous gospel music they grew … The Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Guitar God Was Actually a Goddess

 

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Well, its certainly been an interesting month for Rock music. Tune in next time for another roundup of the latest news from across the Rock Guitar world. Build your skills with our online lessons, and don’t forget to check out our other guitar roundups and how How To Play series! You can find all of this and more at our GMI – Guitar & Music Institute home page. See you next month…

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