Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

EAGLES: Best of the 12 String Slingers

EAGLES: Best of the 12 String Slingers

When it comes to guitar lists, what’s left? There have been lists of who’s the best, fastest, as well as the best solo, riff and on and on. But here’s a new twist – Guitar World has compiled the “Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All-Time.” To qualify, they “looked at not only the legacy…Read more »

Live Stream Greta Van Fleet’s Coachella Performances

Live Stream Greta Van Fleet’s Coachella Performances

Coachella is upon us, and for the eighth year in a row, you can live stream the first weekend on April 13-15. We know, we know—Coachella? Before you roll your eyes, keep in mind that you can watch some high-quality performances, including sets from A Perfect Circle and Greta Van Fleet—and that last one’s about…Read more »

JUDAS PRIEST: Powering Up the Fire Generator

JUDAS PRIEST: Powering Up the Fire Generator

Judas Priest released a name generator so you can have your name or anything else spelled out like the band’s iconic logo. It was posted in conjunction with Friday’s release of the new album, Firepower. You can have a go at it at JudasPriest-NameGenerator.com In released news, a Priest pop-up store opened Friday at Sony…Read more »

CHRIS CORNELL: Widow Blames Drugs

CHRIS CORNELL: Widow Blames Drugs

Chris Cornell’s widow is sure she knows why he committed suicide — drugs impaired his judgment. After Cornell hung himself last May in Detroit, a coroner’s report said that he had seven different drugs in his system — though it insisted that none of them had contributed to his suicide. And shortly before his death,…Read more »

Happy Birthday Roger Fisher Heart Guitarist

Happy Birthday Roger Fisher Heart Guitarist

Heart: “Crazy on You” The Hook: Nancy says she was sick when she first heard Ann’s lyrics — but not because she didn’t like them. Album: Dreamboat Annie Year: 1976 Writers: Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson Stats: Peaked at number-35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: “Crazy on You” was Heart’s first single released in…Read more »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVH!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVH!

Van Halen: “Jump” The Hook: It didn’t take a genius to figure out this was a great song. Album: 1984 Year: The single, in December 1983; the album in January 1984. Writers: Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100 and to date is the…Read more »

Joe Perry’s Album Release Party Ends With Epic Jam

Joe Perry’s Album Release Party Ends With Epic Jam

Joe Perry’s had a huge jam session for a big release party for his new solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto was last night, and the encore was packed full of some of rocks biggest names. The night was capped off with “Train Kept A-Rollin’” that included Slash, Johnny Depp, Robin Zander, Dean and Robert DeLeo, David…Read more »