Author Archives: MDuffy

John Mayer Joins Ed Sheeran for Grammy Performance

John Mayer shared the stage with British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran over the weekend at the 57th-annual Grammy Awards, and the guitar virtuoso had a familiar axe in his hand. Dressed in a look that seemed inspired by Buddy Holly, Mayer … Continue reading

Metal Mike Readies Summer Metal Heroes Academy

Former Halford guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak recently announced that he is readying yet another edition of his annual Metal Heroes Academy, which focuses on grooming the next generation of metal artists. The five-day summer camp is slated for August 24-28 at … Continue reading

Misha Mansoor Runs Through New Signature Model With the Music Zoo

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor recently sat down with representatives from the Music Zoo at the 2015 NAMM Show to run through his new signature Bulb HT. The progressive metal master worked closely with Jackson’s designers – including Senior Master Builder … Continue reading

Periphery Releases Mind-Bending New Video for ‘Alpha’

With their new albums – Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega – coming out this week, progressive metal flag-bearers Periphery have released a video for the title track of Alpha. This one is tough to wrap your head around, too. In … Continue reading

Randy Rhoads Remembered Concert Draws All-Star Lineup

A collection of some of the brightest stars in metal came together Friday night to honor one of the genre’s most legendary guitarists at the “Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration of a Guitar Legend” concert at the Observatory in Santa … Continue reading

Metal Monsters Convene in Anaheim for Metal Allegiance

Some of the most legendary names in thrash and metal came together Wednesday night at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif., as the first Metal Allegiance show on solid ground rocked a raucous crowd. Metal Allegiance was originally formed … Continue reading