Rock Guitar Roundup February 2018
It’s been another really busy month for rock guitar and associated news. Here is the usual trawl of articles from around the world. Hopefully there will be something to tickle your fancy! We have a selection of articles from snippets, to longer excerpts to the latest trending from Twitter.
NOTE: We have decided to create just one round up per month from now on cycling around rock, jazz and classical. This month is rock, in March we’ll bring you a roundup of jazz guitar and so on. You can still find out about all the trending stories on any one day by checking out our Guitar News page which is update every day and gives you the best from the web about all things guitar.
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Blues and hard rock guitar
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Rock camp for women? Hitting the stage in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, Texas — Being in a band is about more than picking up a mic or strumming a guitar, it is about having the bravery … Thomerson is one of several participants in a special edition of Girls Rock Fort Worth. What started as a summer program … Rock camp for women? Hitting the stage in Fort Worth
Guitar ace Bo Ramsey coming to the Root Note
Music has taken Ramsey on quite a ride in the intervening years since the Mother Blues Band, including playing guitar with Elvis Costello and jamming with Bob Dylan. In addition to writing and recording his own rootsy rock/blues/folk songs, he’s added … Guitar ace Bo Ramsey coming to the Root Note
REVIEW: The Top 5 Rock and Metal new albums of the week from Jethro Tull to Saxon
Recorded with four different singers who all bring their top game to this hard rock masterpiece. With Robin McAuley singing the album kicks off with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett playing a screamer of a guitar solo on Heart And Soul. Graham Bonnet bellows with … REVIEW: The Top 5 Rock and Metal new albums of the week from Jethro Tull to Saxon
Classic Rock Show to celebrate guitar heroes
Celebrating the world’s greatest guitarists, The Classic Rock Show comes to The Alban Arena on Sunday, February 18 at 7.30pm. The evening will provide classic rock fans the ultimate live jukebox. As testimony to the ever-increasing popularity of classic … Classic Rock Show to celebrate guitar heroes
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Hello Old Friend! Rock fan is reunited with his £20,000 guitar signed by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page that was lost in the post… after it turned up on eBay
A one-of-a-kind guitar worth £20,000 that was stolen over ten years ago has been recovered after appearing on eBay. The Fender Stratocaster – which has been signed by rock legends including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend – disappeared while … Hello Old Friend! Rock fan is reunited with his £20,000 guitar signed by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page that was lost in the post… after it turned up on eBay
G&L debuts CLF Research L-2000 bass guitar
G&L has announced the CLF Research L-2000 bass guitar. Based on Clarence Leo Fender (CLF … Other specs include G&L Magnetic Field humbuckers (complete with Tri-Tone system), hard-rock maple necks with rosewood or maple fingerboards and a G&L Saddle … G&L debuts CLF Research L-2000 bass guitar
Michael Landau – Rock Bottom
There’s a very laid back feel to most of the songs on the album, with a few having a bit more energy but never quite getting to rock territory. The songs are all very good and the guitar playing is excellent, but I do think it needs one or two much … Michael Landau – Rock Bottom
See School Of Rock the Musical in London… It’s EPIC
Based on the hit film, this hilarious musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar … See School Of Rock the Musical in London… It’s EPIC
The King Of The Surf Guitar
Chicago Blues with “Magic Sam”. Music from “Old Blue Eyes” and some classic “Motown” tracks, plus the very best of the Rock’n’Roll hits form the UK Hit Parade, this week in 1958. The King Of The Surf Guitar
Does the Reading/Leeds lineup prove rock is dead? (No)
Alas, saving rock music seems to have been ruled out by the band themselves, who admit that, today, dreams of rock stardom are more likely to amount to “a gram of speed in a Travelodge”. Starcrawler at The Deaf Institute, Manchester. Photograph … Does the Reading/Leeds lineup prove rock is dead? (No)
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Rock Guitar Snippets
Staten Island Nightlife: Prog-rock legend Steve Hackett serves ‘Supper’ in St. George
Gibson guitar company, maker of the Les Paul, facing bankruptcy after 116 years in business
Jackie Venson shreds in latest video for “Transcends” [Premiere]
School of Rock: Guitar Teacher Brings Music to Local Youth
Female Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
ArtistWorks Online Rock Guitar Teacher Paul Gilbert Reaches 6000 Video Exchange Milestone
Julian Lage exults in twangy guitar virtuosity and grooves that shine
Gibson Nods to “Shaggin’ Wagons” with New Custom Boogie Van Les Pauls
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Rock Guitar Trending On Twitter
"Without Muddy, there might be no @ledzeppelin, no @RollingStones. He helped @ChuckBerry get his 1st record contract. @JimiHendrix said Muddy was the first guitar player he heard. The list of rock luminaries he inspired is endless." –@Forbes
Who else has #MuddyWaters influenced? pic.twitter.com/sZqpkqJkT6
— Muddy Waters (@muddyofficial) February 16, 2018
Bastion of hard-rock guitar playing Michael Schenker is a name that unites players across the rock and metal… https://t.co/HC0YI7z6gk
— Testament (@testament) February 15, 2018
On This Day In 1978, The Van Halen Album Was Released!
I used a Shure 57 microphone and my famous stock 100 watt Marshall through my variac down to 89 volts and a 4X12 slant cabinet to record the whole record. @VanHalen #guitar #guitars #Rock #music pic.twitter.com/SILluX8yW8
— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) February 10, 2018
— Joe Satriani (@chickenfootjoe) February 8, 2018
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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 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.