I suppose it all depends on the perspective you take. If you take it for what it’s purported to be – a celebration of Eddie and Van Halen’s legacy – it could be fun. On the other hand, if you take it for what it may well be – an obvious cash-grab, and complete bastardization of a once-great band, by a group of players who together have no business calling themselves “Van Halen,” or “Van Hagar” – you might have different feelings on the matter entirely.
Satriani burst on the scene with his 1986 debut record, Not of This Earth. At the time, instrumental guitar music was a bustling scene, loaded with shredders from across the globe, all trying to make a name for themselves, but it was Satriani who stood out.
Koltun’s fierce fretwork and grizzled, throwback vibe have proved a perfect fit for an invigorated Faster Pussycat. In addition to those duties, the Les Paul wielding demon troubadour also ably holds down ax duties for new wave of classic rock icon, Dorothy Martin.
Aldrich first joined the Daisies in 2016 and in the ensuing years, the band has gone on to make three of its finest records in Make Some Noise (2016), Burn It Down (2018), and Holy Ground (2021), all of which feature Aldrich’s signature riffing, and distinctive, mind-blowing soloing.
It is safe to say that musically, this is Jack White’s heaviest solo album to date. His albums tend to provide a bit of variety for the listener to feast their ears on and this is the first time that each song hits hard.
Recently, we caught up with veteran six-stringer, Armand John Anthony of Night Demon. Among other things, we touch on how Night Demon is kicking off 2022, the band’s early years and formation, the band’s latest compilation, Year of the Demon, and a whole lot more.
We recently caught up with ZZ Top founder and renowned six-stringer, Billy Gibbons. The multi-dimensional Gibbons, who also happens to be ZZ Top’s primary vocalist, sat down to discuss the legendary rock act’s forthcoming Raw album and accompanying Raw Whisky Tour, late bassist Dusty Hill, and more.
Recently, we caught up with veteran guitarist, Carey Howe of Leatherworlf. Among other things, we touch on Carey’s history in music, the rise and fall of Leatherwolf, where the band stands today, Carey’s new music, and more.
Some of the players listed hardly required an introduction, while others may have rekindled awareness to bands and guitarists that time has all but forgotten. Though impassioned discourse is imminent, and welcomed, it’s important to keep one thing in mind – the is no right or wrong submissions. Just endless optionality. Cheers.
“I always see the “Top Female Guitarist” lists, and I just can’t get into it, especially because sometimes it’s used to put women in competition with each other. We’re all in this together, and it’s difficult enough to be trying to make it in the music world.”