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Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin

It’s been five years in the making, but Led Zeppelin’s 2007 O2 Arena gig is finally seeing a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release in the form of Celebration Day. This is exciting news, since anyone who was there (myself included) will tell you that the band were on phenomenal form. Guitarist Jimmy Page, in particular, was certainly playing … Continue reading

Johnny Marr and The Smiths

The Smiths are reuniting! Yes, this was the news that rocked the music world for a good few hours on 26th April, at least until both Johnny Marr and Mike Joyce denied it. Still, this provides us with the ideal opportunity to look at Johnny Marr’s gear, right? Any excuse, I know. To be honest, … Continue reading

Dan Hawkins, Justin Hawkins and The Darkness

It was the reunion everyone was praying for. Now, rockers extrordinaire The Darkness have been announced as Lady Gaga’s main support act on her forthcoming UK tour. An odd pairing perhaps, but when you consider the band’s propensity for eccentricity and showmanship, it makes perfect sense. Sort of. Of course, an essential part of The … Continue reading

Jack White

Ah, Jack White. The man of a thousand mysteries but one distinctive tone. He needs little introduction, other than to say that he’s performed in a few ‘the’-prefaced bands (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and collaborated with a number of fairly famous musicians (like, I dunno, The Rolling Stones, Beck, Jeff Beck … Continue reading

Kevin Shields and My Bloody Valentine

The unthinkable has happened: four years on from initial rumblings, My Bloody Valentine have finally announced reissues of Isn’t Anything and Loveless, as well as a compilation of early EPs. The Irish noisemakers’ brief career gave the world a masterclass in carefully-produced dream pop and spawned a legion of imitators in their wake. A large … Continue reading

Chris Cornell

Anyone who knows me will know how much I love Chris Cornell. That voice, the songwriting and his often overlooked guitar playing all transfix me perhaps more than any other artist. Depending on who you ask, the last five years or so have been a bit shaky (see: Scream) but one thing has remained consistent throughout … Continue reading

Steev Livingstone, Simon Ward and Errors

Last week, I went to see bright young electro-rock upstarts Errors and thoroughly enjoyed it (as indicated in my review of the evening), not least because of the exquisite guitar tones interspersing some incredibly animated synths. Me being the guitar nerd I am, I took a few photos of guitarists Steev Livingston and Simon Ward and their … Continue reading

Stephen Carpenter and Deftones

Since November 2008, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been in a coma but earlier this month came a progress report: Chi is now able to lift his leg on request, demonstrating his ability to understand requests and an increase in brain function. It’s incredible that, over three years on, support is still pouring in via … Continue reading

Dan Auerbach and The Black Keys

No one band has done more for the blues within mainstream music in the last decade than The Black Keys and that’s partly down to Dan Auerbach’s superb feel and guitar tone. Following the release of last year’s well-received El Camino, the Ohio duo have been announced as headliners for this year’s Coachella festival in … Continue reading

Eddie Van Halen and, erm, Van Halen

And the cradle will rock once more: Van Halen are back. Yes indeed, Thursday evening saw the band play an intimate show at New York City’s 250-capacity Cafe Wha? ahead of the release of new album A Different Kind of Truth in February. Whether Roth and the Van Halen family (now including Eddie’s son Wolfgang … Continue reading

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