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Have you ever gone to see a band perform live and left the show feeling totally inspired and alive to the point that you just wanna rush home, pick up your axe and get lost in the power of expression? We’ll last night I had that experience when I went to see Opeth live at The Mayan in downtown LA.

SMG Review: Opeth Live at the Mayan!

Have you ever gone to see a band perform live and left the show feeling totally inspired and alive to the point that you just wanna rush home, pick up your axe and get lost in the power of expression? We’ll last night I had that experience when I went to see Opeth live at […]

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When I was 14 years old, and had been playing guitar for about 2 years and was actually starting to get pretty good, I knew quite a few songs from their catalog. During a trip to The Dove Awards in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting the band. A few days into the week-long convention we were attending, I got the surprise of a lifetime.

Classic Tone Uncovered: Exploring the Tone of My Heroes!

When I was 14 years old, and had been playing guitar for about 2 years and was actually starting to get pretty good, I knew quite a few songs from their catalog. During a trip to The Dove Awards in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting the band. A few days into the week-long […]

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It seems these days that the majority of working musicians who make a living from 'slinging their axe' are doing so by performing covers....

Guitar Zen: Cover Songs Uncovered!

It seems these days that the majority of working musicians who make a living from ‘slinging their axe’ are doing so by performing covers….

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Right from the get-go, this guitar was on fire! A 7-string  Jackson guitar was just what I’d been waiting for....

REVIEW: Jackson SLAT3-7 Electric Guitar

Right from the get-go, this guitar was on fire! A 7-string Jackson guitar was just what I’d been waiting for….

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Lynch has continued on post-Dokken and been involved with all kinds of creative collaborations.  His inimitable style shines through everywhere he turns up....

George Lynch The Interview

Lynch has continued on post-Dokken and been involved with all kinds of creative collaborations. His inimitable style shines through everywhere he turns up….

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Over the past three or four decades, heavy music has seen many different levels of evolution....

The History and Evolution of Metal – PT. II

Over the past three or four decades, heavy music has seen many different levels of evolution….

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