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Is Flamenco Metal a Thing?

Short answer is – yes it is! Years ago (in my younger days) when I started on guitar, my parents would only let me switch from violin to guitar if I agreed to take classical guitar lessons.  So I did.  That was even my major in college for a brief time.  My...

Gary Moore – Incredible Blues Guitar

I was a child of the 80’s so hair metal was my thing. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t appreciate all the guitar slingers I heard during that time. The first time I really got into Gary Moore was during his “Still got the Blues” phase...

Make Your Own Guitar Picks

Ever wanted to make your own guitar picks? Looks like it’s pretty easy to do with a little time, some imagination, and some household throwaway items. I was surprised how inventive people can be. The Makezine had an article on making your own credit card guitar...

Iron Maiden Video

One band that was a big influence on me as a young guitarist was “Iron Maiden”. In the hey-day of the hair metal 80’s the two REALLY big bands were Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Coincidentally – both had dualling lead guitarist, and both were...

Blues from Guitarist Robben Ford

I love the blues, and guitarist Robben Ford is one of my favorite blues guitar players. If you’ve ever read a guitar magazine, you’ve likely heard of him – but outside the blues and guitar communities he’s not well known. That’s a shame...

ZZ Top – Breakaway Video

[youtube_post video_id=kSHhAkVreiw] I love ZZ Top, you can often catch me trolling You-Tube for ZZ Top Videos.  I could watch them all day because I just love the way Billy Gibbons plays that ‘ol geetar!! Description: music video for ZZ Top’s song...

Albert Collins – the Iceman

Check out Albert Collins, “The Iceman” back in 2003 paying the blues! He was know as the “Master of the Telecaster”! He had what the considered a vicious right hand attack, because he played completely with his finger and not a pick at all! He...

Motley Crue Letterman Video

Did you see Motley Crue Play the Late Show with David Letterman last night? WTF!? Have you any idea what you missed? I’m almost 40, and I was a child of the 80’s. I grew up with Motley Crue, and all the other hair metal bands. In the last week or so...
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