Shawn Mendes brings out his guitar for his performance at the 2017 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 19) in Los Angeles. The 19-year-old musician performed his hit song “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” during the show – and got some extra help singing from the fans in the audience! [...]
Though his little brother Angus got all the spotlight as the guitar slinger in AC/DC, you cannot discount Malcolm Young's six-string contributions to the band. He was the rhythm anchor and the foundation of all the riffs. He created a lot of the classic ones for the band too and he never needed more than a couple chords to come up with them too. Show More Summary
In advance of a new tour and album Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, José James is joined by is band — Sullivan Fortner on keyboards, Brad Allen Williams on guitar, Ben Williams on bass and Nate Smith on drums — in a video performance of Bill Withers's "Better Off Dead." Better Off Dead by José James on VEVO. Show More Summary
The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.
Malcolm Young, whose crunching guitar provided the rhythmic backbone of AC/DC for more than 40 years, died on Saturday at the age of 64. SEE ALSO: The 10 most Instagrammed shows at Coachella Read moreking Blogs | Comments
Malcolm Young, who co-founded the legendary hard rock band AC/DC alongside his brother, Angus, and is generally regarded to be one of the greatest guitarists to ever walk this planet, has died at the age of 64 following a multi-year battle with dementia. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness ... More »
Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ’n’ roll, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced his death on its official Facebook page on Saturday. The exact time, location and cause of his death were not immediately...
Mr. Young, who was a founder of the band, was known for his raucous energy. A family statement said he had had dementia for several years.
"The guitar grew heavy, heavier each day."
John McLaughlin, with his band, the 4th Dimension, and Atlanta’s Jimmy Herring, with his band, The Invisible Whip, are joining forces for the “Meeting of the Spirits” tour that will touch down on Thanksgiving Eve at Symphony Hall. It is billed as McLaughlin’s final tour in America. McLaughlin is a guiding force behind jazz fusion, first...
Last week, Brian Diaz, a former guitar tech for Long Island emo legends Brand New, sparked a conversation on Facebook. In a since-deleted public thread, he asked, “So while we are on the topic of outing famous and semi-famous creeps, anyone want to speak up about Jesse Lacey from Brand ... More »
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Cigar box guitar maker and player Shane Speal made a 2-string cigar box guitar and took it for a spin. Sounds great! He says: "27.5" baritone scale. Strung with E and A strings. Not sure what it's tuned to...some sort of power chord. I just tightened the strings and hit record."
Montana Elliot Bethlehem Steel are the Brooklyn trio of Rebecca Ryskalczyk (vocals/guitars), Jon Gernhart (drums) and Patrick Ronayne (bass). Their debut, Party Naked Forever, gets up in your face in a bold manner and never lets go. The trio makes quite the racket, delivering a brand of brash fuzzy rock inspired by the 90s. Ryskalczyk’s […]
Chris Whitley was one of a kind, seemingly pulled right out of the wilderness with a beat-up guitar in his hands and incredible poetry flowing from his unique mind. I just discovered this great video, in which you can see his daughter Trixie who's now an accomplished musician in her own right. Chris died in 2005 at the age of 45, way too soon.
You've seen it done on a fake toy guitar, now check it out on the real deal!
Somewhere a little to the west of the early Beatles and a little east of Tom Petty is a sweet spot of rock and roll that pleases just about anyone with a soul. It has catchy melodies and familiar guitar chords that’s generally upbeat, even if the subject matter isn’t particularly light. I’m not going […]
Last updated: 16th November, 2017At some point during my early guitar days, I had to play something else for a change. So I put aside my beginner guitar and got my self (you guessed it) – a shiny new drum kit. It had to be affordable, but it also had to satisfy my taste for... Show More Summary
Tribunal/Divebomb Records2017Formed in 1989 and sadly no longer active, Visitör was a five-piece thrash metal band from Orange County that was comprised of Kurt Schultz (vocals), Joey Brown and Rob Skyler (guitars), E.K. Wright (bass), and Tony Stanley (drums). Show More Summary
While we here at the Twangville staff spend a lot of time listening to music with banjos and fiddles, we’re all suckers for a really good power pop song. A little jangly guitar, a sing-along chorus and great harmonies, and a driving bass and drum beat. It doesn’t get much better than that. Coming out […]