Author Archives: MDuffy

Sleigh Bells Rocks VEVO Showcase

With Reign of Terror coming out earlier this year, Sleigh Bells has been playing a ton of concert dates in support of their sophomore album. Last week, that included a slew of shows at the South by Southwest music festival. … Continue reading

Honoring Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Gone

Thirty years ago today (March 19, 1982), Randy Rhoads was killed in a tragic plane crash in Leesburg, Fla., robbing the world of a breathtaking guitar virtuoso. After co-founding Quiet Riot at the age of 16, Rhoads went on to … Continue reading

Ellefson To Appear On Cover Of Bass Guitar Magazine

Keep an eye on the newsstands, as Megadeth bassist and Jackson signature artist David Ellefson is slated to appear on the upcoming cover of Bass Guitar Magazine out of the U.K. Due out in mid-March, the issue features an in-depth profile … Continue reading

Broderick Interviewed By WatchMojo.com

Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick was recently interviewed by WatchMojo.com about the band’s latest album, Th1rt3en, and whether the offering would in fact be the metal legends’ last. Check out what the Jackson signature artist said in the video below: Megadeth … Continue reading

Hirax Announces Fourth Studio Album In The Works

Veteran California thrashers Hirax announced that they have plans to record a fourth full-length studio album starting in June of 2012. Set to be recorded at Skull Seven Studio in Los Angeles, the Black Devil Records release will be helmed by … Continue reading

Metal Mike Offers Fresh Lesson Via Guitar World

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest column for the April issue of Guitar World has him dissecting the task of crafting a rhythmically and harmonically challenging, heavy single-note riff. “One of the most important aspects of becoming a good metal guitarist is … Continue reading