Category: General News

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Jazz Piano Legend Bob Thompson Covers ‘Waste’ by Phish

Posted 16 Oct 2014 in General News
Bob Thompson

Just in case you weren’t aware, we here at Guitar News Daily are BIG Phish fans! Here’s a tasty little treat for any other Phans out there. Even if you aren’t a fan you will enjoy this beautiful rendition of Waste.

Phish is heading to Vegas for Halloween. Don’t forget your costume.

Posted 08 Sep 2014 in General News, News

Phish fans know that spending Halloween with Phish is usually an experience unlike many others.  The band has been known for putting on a ‘musical costume’ at their Halloween shows and delighting Phans by playing an album from another band in its entirety (that’s Phish’s costume).  However, last Halloween Phish did something a little out of character and played their own new material from what would eventually become Fuego.  Is this a sign of things to come for future Halloween…

Pete Townshend Guitar Up For Auction

Pete Townshend Signature SG

The iconic red Gibson SG will no doubt go down as one of the most celebrated guitars in the history of classic rock, and no one individual made more contributions to the guitar’s legendary reputation than Pete Townshend of the Who. The guitarist played a number of these axes over the years, including one which recently went up for auction. Played in Cleveland and other shows during the 70’s, the guitar is a guaranteed authentic and is sold through’s…

Ready! Set! moe.

Posted 08 Jul 2014 in General News, News, Performance

I’ve been anticipating moe. coming to Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale for several months.  As soon as it was announced I made sure my schedule was clear and that I had my tickets.  Even though it seems like the band has been on the road non-stop for the last year this is the first opportunity I had to catch them this year. Before I get into the incredible show let me tell you a little about the venue. The maximum…

Fred Durst Releases Short Film

Posted 27 Jun 2014 in General News
Fred Durst

Chances are you’re probably familiar with Fred Durst for his role as the frontman of Limp Bizkit. Now, you may or may not find Limp Bizkit to your liking, but there’s no denying the fact that Durst is skilled at developing a loyal following and deserves respect for at least that. With that mindset active, check out the following short film directed by Durst, The Truth: If you can’t take 30 minutes to watch the film, it centers on the…

Steel Panther’s 10 Steps to Heavy Metal Glory

Posted 27 Jun 2014 in Artist News, General News
Steel Panther

You know Steel Panther, right? The group is a spoof of the hair/glam metal acts of the 80’s, and yet in many ways is more musically developed and intelligent than the material they are trying to mock. Regardless, the group absolutely rocks, and is one of the rare bands that manages to be both humorous and entirely serious. You can a sense of this in a set of 10 steps to heavy metal glory that was recently released by Music…

Black Sabbath Tour Dates Based on World Cup

Posted 21 Jun 2014 in Artist News, General News, Miscellaneous
Black Sabbath

There exists a stereotype that musicians are solely dedicated towards music and have little or no interest in other fields. Obviously, this is not a true assertion, as the upcoming tour dates for Black Sabbath reveal a little something about the non-music side of the band. According to Sabbath guitarist Tommy Iommi, the upcoming Black Sabbath tour dates were booked with consideration of bassist Geezer Butler’s affinity for soccer. If you’re unaware, the massive FIFA World Cup, the most prestigious…

Bonnaroo Begins (Finally)

Posted 12 Jun 2014 in General News, Music, Performance
Bonnaroo 2014

Well friends, the time is finally here: the utterly massive Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee is finally upon us. This giant festival will act as the four day for more than 100,000 individuals, and has grown a reputation for being one of the weirder, anything goes type festivals. In our book, that equates to a fantastic weekend, and it’s for that reason that one of our Guitar News Daily staff writers will be onsite at Bonnaroo all…

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…

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…