Category: Artist News

1975 Peter Gabriel Genesis Lineup Reunited

Posted 16 Jun 2014 in Artist News, News

For years fans have been screaming for a reunion of the Peter Gabriel Genesis lineup.  There is a reunion in store however its not exactly the one that fans want. Genesis Reunion? When you think of the band Genesis most likely you are thinking of their classic songs.  Although the band has undergone a few lineup changes over the years the 1975 version of Genesis is the one that really rocked.  The lineup from this time included Peter Gabriel, Phil…

Bonnaroo Update for Saturday June 14. Webcast Alert.

Posted 14 Jun 2014 in Artist News, Music, News, Performance

Bonnaroo is underway as usual its off to a great start.  If you aren’t one of the fortunate ones who was able to attend the event this year at least there is a little good news.  That good news comes in the form of the live stream.   Sure there is no comparison to actually being there.  You don’t get to experience the weather, the love from other concert-goers and of course the overall ‘Bonnaroo’ experience.  But you can watch…

Ballyhoo! High Energy Punk Rock Reggae Party Music

Posted 13 Jun 2014 in Artist News, News

Ballyhoo! is a band that if they aren’t on your radar yet they will be very soon.  They have been traveling the country and rocking fans with their own brand of ‘punk rock reggae sex music’ and leaving a trail of exhausted and happy fans in their wake. Opening for acts like 311 and Slightly Stoopid their sound gets the party started every time. I had the chance to ask singer/songwriter Howi Spangler a few questions so we can find…

And the Drum Battle Continues For Will Ferrell and Chad Smith!

Posted 12 Jun 2014 in Artist News, Music, News
Lars Ulrich

You may remember us telling you about the recent Chad Smith vs. Will Ferrell drum battle. The epic clash took place on The Tonight Show, and was particularly epic because of the similarity of Smith and Ferrell in appearance. To highlight this, both men wore the same outfit (including a KISS T-shirt) as they took turns drumming for The Tonight Show audience.   Obvious hilarity ensued until it was time for Will and Chad to get serious.  The battle ended…

Talking Gear, Improvisation and Music with TAUK Guitarist Matt Jalbert

Posted 11 Jun 2014 in Artist News, News

If you have been following the festival circuit and been to events such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, The Hangout Festival or many of the other big events there is probably a good chance that you’ve had the opportunity to see the dirty, funky, 4 piece band TAUK rock the stage with their music.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to catch TAUK live you will have your chance as the band continues to play festivals and shows to showcase their…

The Beastie Boys Are Finished

Posted 10 Jun 2014 in Artist News, News
Beastie Boys

It was a tragic day two years ago for fans and the Beastie Boys themselves when MCA, Adam Yauch, passed away. As a critical member of the group, fans were not only saddened by his death, but also anxious to see how and in what form the band would continue from there. Although the Beastie Boys put two more years in, recently bandmate Mike D confirmed the worst for many fans: the group won’t be able to continue. Despite their…

The Latest on The Kinks Reunion

Posted 09 Jun 2014 in Artist News, General News, News
The Kinks

The Kinks have been the subject of reunion rumors for what seems like decades.  Its no secret that there has been a rift between Ray and Dave Davies but now there is new news coming out of The Kinks camp. On the heels of the musical that was made about The Kinks, The Telegraph had reported that the Davies boys had made up and put their differences aside.  This sounded like great news for fans who have been waiting for…

Don’t Miss the Jimmy Page Auction in Late June

Posted 09 Jun 2014 in Artist News, News
Jimmy Page Guitar Auction

It’s always exciting when pieces of memorabilia are put up for grabs, especially when they’re from groups as legendary as Led Zeppelin. You can imagine, then, that we were pretty pumped to find out that Guitar Center will be auctioning off two custom Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Pauls. The minimum bid is $20,000, which is a bit out of our price range, but maybe one of you wealthier readers could enter. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how…

Swamp Music Players: An Interesting Twist On Southern Rock From Canada

Posted 08 Jun 2014 in Artist News, General News, News
Swamp Music Players

When you think of southern rock Canada might not be the first place your mind wanders to but the Swamp Music Players will make you think twice about that.  The Swamp Music Players have a rotating group of musicians that sit in with the band and what comes out is something to check out. I had the opportunity to ask a few questions and find out some more about what the Swamp Music Players are all about. Q: Explain for…

Brad Paisley Uses Fan’s GoPro as Slide

Posted 06 Jun 2014 in Artist News, General News, News
Brad Paisley

We want to start today’s piece off by reminding you that even though we aren’t a country focused music website we are Guitar News Daily. We don’t usually bring in too much content relating to country, unless it’s really good. However, we believe this piece of news qualifies as really good. Country star Brad Paisley had just finished a show outside of Chicago, and went to celebrate the night with a few other musician’s at a venue called Joe’s Pub….