Everybody who has ever pulled out a guitar at a party to impress people can stop now. The ultimate guitar trick has been achieved by Alex Chadwick, an employee at the Chicago Music Exchange, who tore through 100 rock guitar riffs in the span of a 12-minute video.
In 2011, Sir George Martin, who signed the Beatles to his Parlophone label and produced all but one of their albums, was the subject of a BBC documentary, ‘Produced by George Martin.’ The film will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on Sept. 11, 2012.
Last year, AC/DC launched their own brand of wine in their native Australia. The response was so good that, in February, they were able to begin exporting it to the U.K. Now, they look to conquer an even bigger market, with the product soon to hit select stores in America.
Shooting of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘All is by My Side,’ is currently underway, with Dublin filling in for London in the mid-1960s. The film, which stars Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 from the hip-hop group Outkast, as the guitar hero.
Television appearances by Tom Waits are few and far between. That’s why we were upset back in April when the publicity-shy songwriter postponed his slots on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ for unspecified reasons. However, Waits has announced that the dates have been rescheduled.
After a layoff of nearly 30 years, Thin Lizzy are currently working on a new studio album. Despite maintaining a steady touring schedule since reforming shortly after the 1986 death of original frontman and primary songwriter Phil Lynott, the Irish rockers have not released any new material since their initial breakup following 1983′s ‘Thunder and Lightning.’ They have, however, released several live albums.
With a new album, ‘Living Like a Runaway‘, that was released today (June 19), Lita Ford is thinking of the future. However, there is one aspect of her past that she recently confronted. She ended her long-running feud with Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, with whom she was in the Runaways from 1975-1979.
Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills recently held the estate auction of guitarist and innovator Les Paul. The two-day auction brought in nearly $5 million for the Les Paul Foundation, a charity founded by the legend to support music education, engineering, innovation and medical research.
Back in February, Bruce Springsteen met with the European press in Paris to talk about his new album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ which had yet to be released. Director Thom Zimny, who has worked with Springsteen on his videos and concert DVDs, has taken highlights from that press conference and made a 22-minute documentary, ”Wrecking Ball:’ A Conversation with Bruce Springsteen,’ complete with several songs from the album and other video footage. The film premiered yesterday on CNN’s website.
The members of Aerosmith may have engaged in a war of words during their long layoff, with the most recent battle coming during a profile on ‘60 Minutes.’ However, a video shot before the band’s first concert of their ‘Global Warming’ tour shows Steven Tyler engaged in some good old-fashioned chop-busting on bassist Tom Hamilton.
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