5 Great Guitar Rock Heroes Since Van HalenSinger Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd sat down with MetalXS recently, and their interview turned to the state of music today; specifically, they bemoaned absence of true “guitar heroes.”
Jimmy Page, Gary Clark Jr. Featured In John Varvatos Fashion CampaignJimmy Page has been a guitar hero for decades, but a new promotional campaign focuses more on his sense of fashion. Page and up-and-coming guitarist Gary Clark Jr. are part of the advertising push for John Varvatos's spring line.
Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Mick Taylor, Black Keys Collabs Highlight Rolling Stones' Pay-Per-ViewThe Rolling Stones lined up a bunch of big-name guests for their "One More Shot" pay-per-view concert on Saturday night, ranging from twenty-something superstar Lady Gaga to sixty-something legend Bruce Springsteen. But the biggest reaction from the crowd went to the guest with the least celebrity power: the band's former guitar player Mick Taylor.
The Rolling Stones' Brooklyn Show: Mary J. Blige, Gary Clark Jr. To GuestMary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr. will lend the Stones a hand at their Brooklyn show.
Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, Buddy Guy Celebrated At 35th Annual Kennedy Center HonorsClearly, it was a departure for the Kennedy Center Honors. Now in it's 35th year, the ceremony started out by paying tribute to cultural icons like Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams. In recent years, rock has been represented more and more at this prestigious event, with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen all collecting the Kennedy Center medallion. But past ceremonies probably never got as loud as this year's.
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival Coming To NYCEric Clapton announced that he's bringing the festival to New York's Madison Square Garden on April 12 and 13, 2013, with a lineup that includes blues legends B.B. King and Buddy Guy, classic rock icons Clapton, Jeff Beck and The Allman Brothers Band, country stars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and young guns including John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr.
Neil Young, Guns N' Roses, Steve Martin Playing This Year's Bridge School BenefitAxl Rose may have to stick to a schedule for once: he and Guns N Roses have signed on to perform at this years Bridge School Benefit Concert, and the young audience have a curfew to stick to. Also on the bill: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, comedian Steve Martin and his bluegrass group The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Flaming Lips, Jack White, Sarah McLachlan, Foster The People, Lucinda Williams, k.d. lang and Gary Clark Jr.