Before I jump into this month’s column, I need to issue some corrections from last month.
James Brown. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 50-plus years, you have been touched by this man’s genius.
As often happens while writing this column, one discovery leads to the next, and last month’s exploration of the recording scene in mid-cent...
Exploring the “thin black line” between R&B and rock & roll, I find there are artists clearly on one side or the other, and ones that stradd...
Last month, we looked at some famous bass intros from the early years of R&B, but there are many more gems to be found.
At the turn of the 21st century, lightweight, high-powered amps became the rage when switch-mode power supplies and Class D amp topology wer...
After our recent R&B vacation in Miami, let’s once again search the genre for early bass lines that eschewed the familiar walking patterns o...
This month, we’re heading back to Miami for more fun in the sun and soul-shaking grooves.
Studying the great American art form of R&B, I often find inspiration from traveling to different parts of the country and digging into the ...
During the prenatal development of the electric bass, there undoubtedly came a moment when Leo Fender realized a string would also need to b...
Watch Steve Vai and Nuno Bettencourt Play "Yankee Rose" and "Voodoo Child" at a Bowling Alley
Watch One Man Perform Rush’s ”Tom Sawyer” on Guitar, Drums and Vocals at Same Time
Orianthi Premieres New Song, "Transmogrify"
Best Service Presents Ethno World 6 by Marcel Barsotti
Bonnaroo 2017 Reveals full Lineup
ADAM Audio Introduces the S Series Range of Studio Monitors
GIK Acoustics Makes Impact with New Impression Series
Best Service Presents Etnno World 6 by Marcel Barsotti
Titanium Timepieces Make Every Time the Light Time
Ibanez Introduces Retro Fuzz Pedal as a Mini
Shochu makes a splash in its Japanese homeland and abroad
Arch Enemy Premiere Trailer for Forthcoming Live DVD, "As The Stages Burn!"
Chicago Open Air Announces 2017 Lineup
Zakk Wylde Premieres New Music Video, "Lost Prayer"
How Danny Gatton Mixed Jazz Into the Pentatonic Box
Metallica, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck Jam at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009
Three Fingerpicking Patterns Every Guitarist Should Know
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