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Mike Campbell: Guitar Hero

I first picked up the guitar when I was in sixth grade, maybe 12 years old, with the hopes of being the next great guitar god. After seeing George Lynch of Dokken and his tiger-striped guitar in the “Breaking the…

Lucinda Williams: Happy Woman Blues

To be honest, I can’t say when I discovered Lucinda Williams. I know it was within the last decade, which is considered late to the game since this amazingly talented singer/songwriter has been crafting her passionate and rebellious blend of…

Belly’s ‘Star’ Shines Bright After 24 Years

After Throwing Muses’ critically acclaimed 1991 album, ‘The Real Ramona,’ co-founder Tanya Donelly left the band to form Belly (Donelly reportedly named the band “Belly” because she thought the word was “both pretty and ugly”). With Donelly on lead vocals…

An Open Letter to Paul Stanley, On His Birthday

Paul, happy birthday, my friend. Another year has passed and you’re still rockin’ as hard as ever. Good for you, pal. Good for you. It’s well known in my circles that you’ve been a huge influence since ‘Alive II’ was…

A Dozen Jimmy Page Non Led Zeppelin Guitar Songs

Prior to Led Zeppelin, guitar legend Jimmy Page was a successful sessions man in the 1960s. With his innovative rhythms and blazing fast solos, Page was the go to man for many British artists needing that little something extra for…