Winger will release Better Days Comin' on April 22. Now the band has put out the video for the single "Rat Race." Doesn't sound like typical Winger to me. What do you think?
HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 4, 2014) – 2ND ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another amazing All-Star line up. The 2nd Annual has the Rock Stars returning in support of long time friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and her new foundation benefiting those living with MS.
Guitar Player Magazine is in the house to present Lita Ford their top award - Inspired by Chet Atkins’ phrase “Certified Guitar Player”—and typically bestowed at NAMM during Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night—this award debuted in 2003 with Les Paul as the first recipient. Since then, GP has honored Duane Eddy, Nokie Edwards, Dick Dale, Larry Carlton, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, and others. "Lita Ford slugged it out with the boys club in an era where female musicians who liked to rock hard had very few heroes," says GUITAR PLAYER Editor in Chief Michael Molenda. "But Lita was there, and man, did she cut a heroic figure. She was tough. She was smart. She could write a good song. And she could shred. Stinging bends. Fierce vibrato. A great sense of melody and phrasing. Since the Runaways in the late 1970s, and throughout her solo career, Lita has been a beacon of cool, and an inspiration for girls AND boys who want to express themselves through the guitar. She is the definition of a Certified Legend."
In its finishing stages, the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 26th 2014
CONCERT / VIP MEET & GREET
The Whisky A Go-Go
8901 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
VIP Meet & Greet: 6:00 PM
Show Starts at 8PM
GENERAL ADMISSION - $35
FLOOR - W/ PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET AT 6PM - $100
BALCONY - VIP MEET & GREET - $150
VIP - RESERVED BOOTH FOR 4 PPL W/ MEET & GREET - $500
VIP - RESERVED BOOTH FOR 8 PPL W/ MEET & GREET - $1,000
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SPONSORS: 95.5 KLOS, GUITAR CENTER, MONSTER ENERGY DRINK, SCHECTER GUITARS, D’ADDARIO, EVANS, SIR, PRO MARK, WHISKY A GO-GO, RAINBOW BAR & GRILL
Metallica will play their only North American date this summer at the Heavy Montreal festival, August 8-10. I'm not super keen on the rest of the lineup, but there are some good bands sprinkled here and there. Tickets go on sale Friday.
"Lost Behind the Wall" is a Dokken classic... and never really performed live. Like, ever. Well, the other day Lynch Mob performed the song... and it was kind of epic. Totally rare. Totally awesome. Totally Glam.
The title of today's post is a line from an episode of Gilligan's Island. I've been watching the classic sitcom a lot lately to help me shut out the world and decompress. I thought I'd seen every episode until I came across the gem "Don't Bug The Mosquitoes" which features the fictional band The Mosquitoes (played by folk act The Wellingtons, who also performed the iconic Gilligan's Island theme song). For whatever reason, the episode really cracked me up, I guess because it played so nicely on all the stereotypes that surround musicians. Either that, or I was just plain mentally exhausted last night.
At any rate, here's The Mosquitoes giving their best Beatles impersonation! Can you tell my whole life is basically retro?! I love sitcoms about as much as I love Glam!