Author Archives: MDuffy

Dave Davidson Talks Sweeping and Tapping in New Guitar World Lesson

In the past, Dave Davidson of Boston thrash band Revocation has taught aspiring musicians about the pentatonic scale, the two forms of the diminished scale, hybrid picking and even how to play his band’s songs through a series of Guitar World … Continue reading

Watch Drum-Cam Footage of Metal Allegiance at ShipRocked

The lineup at the sixth-annual ShipRocked cruise was packed with hard rock and metal heavyweights like Limp Bizkit, Chevelle, Black Label Society and P.O.D., and that’s not to mention the supergroup of Metal Allegiance. Comprised of members from bands like … Continue reading

Murashita Releases New Video for ‘Retribution’

Murashita, the new band led by former Hemoptysis frontman Masaki Murashita, has released a lyric video for the track “Retribution.” The debut single features bassist Kelly Conlon (Death, Monstrosity, Vital Remains) and drummer Kevin Talley (Suffocation, Six Feet Under, Chimaira). … Continue reading

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

John Mayer Jams with Ed Sheeran on The Late Late Show

During a recent guest-hosting gig on CBS’ The Late Late Show before this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, John Mayer brought his friend (and Grammy nominee) Ed Sheeran on the program for an interview and jam session. The duo told some funny … 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