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Monday March 27, 2017. 07:13 AM
Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from March 27 through April 2 in rock history.
Friday March 24, 2017. 03:07 PM
The Pearl Jam guitarist takes his Polaroid camera everywhere he goes and he’s publishing a book of candid snaps from recent years. Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Dave Grohl, Bono and Jack White all feature. As does Mr Potato Head.
This new collaboration between watchmakers Raymond Weil and Gibson celebrates the beauty of the Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty. The Freelancer model is limited to just 300 pieces and comes in a presentation box based on a classic Gibson case.
The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released half a century ago in June, and the Fabs’ home city of Liverpool will hold a series of events to celebrate. There will be music, but no one is saying by whom just yet. And the album will be re-released:...
Thursday March 23, 2017. 05:55 PM
The album, titled Chuck, will be released on June 16. The material was composed and recorded over a period of many years, dating back as early as 1991. Guest performers include Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Berry’s grandson, Charles Berry III.
Announcement comes after news of upcoming Eagles live reunion
Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker recently cited Led Zeppelin’s first three albums as the records that impacted him most. “I started [playing guitar] when I was nine, and it was a hit parade--I just copied things from the radio,” he said. “But when this band came...
Joe Walsh has announced a special event to take place in Memphis in late spring. Slated for May 6 through May 8, “All Shook Up at Graceland” will feature an acoustic “storytellers” performance, Q&A sessions, and photo opportunities with the veteran guitarist.
The term “PAF” has become almost generic for any vintage-style humbucker, but accurately speaking, it is tied to a very specific make of pickup that was first used on a Gibson electric guitar 60 years ago this year.
Wednesday March 22, 2017. 11:48 AM
This year’s Record Store Day event will bring a handful of special Prince releases to various independently owned record stores.
The summer 2017 tours are rolling in, and one that was just announced will bring together bass-heavy group Primus with Maryland rockers Clutch.
Tuesday March 21, 2017. 12:41 PM
Pink Floyd will issue a rare version of “Interstellar Overdrive” on Record Store Day 2017 as a vinyl single.
Former Beatles legend Paul McCartney has posted a heartfelt tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry.
Chuck Berry not only fathered some of the most important songs of the century, he also became the spiritual godfather to many of contemporary music's greatest artists. It’s hard to imagine that the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or the Beach Boys would ever have come to...
Monday March 20, 2017. 11:51 AM
When Chuck Berry died on March 18, rock’n’roll lost one of its true legends, a genius writer and a massively influential guitar player. Q: Which guitarists are influenced by Chuck Berry? A: Every one of us. Gibson.com pays tribute...
Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from March 20 through March 26 in rock history.
Friday March 17, 2017. 12:05 PM
From cowboys to kings and Lords of the Strings, the Gibson SJ-200 is just about the most iconic acoustic guitar ever made. As it approaches its 80th anniversary, here’s a quick guide to the curvaceous creation that proves that when it comes to acoustics, big is beautiful.
Fifty-six years after he made his debut as a teenage producer, Jimmy Page’s work with Chris Farlowe is finally being released. Page says it’s an “idea of the musical cauldron that was going on in London in 1961, a few years before the Chicago blues renaissance and the...
The “band” may not record again, but Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood are together on a new album, 2018’s tour may be their farewell, and Fleetwood is celebrating Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac in a lavish new book.
Grammy-winner Jason Isbell is turning up the guitars again for his sixth album, The Nashville Sound. Recorded with a full band, he cut it at Music Row’s historic RCA Studio A and he promises at least half of it is “uptempo and loud”.
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