Randy Rhoads’ short but substantial contribution to the rock and metal scene was undeniably relevant and has continued to withstand the test of time. If you need any proof, just roll the solo from “Crazy Train” and see if your face doesn’t end up in a puddle on the floor. Spoiler alert: it will. Now, with […]
Joe Bonamassa’s Instagram followers got a treat last week as the blues guitarist showed off some early models of his new Epiphone Firebird I guitars. Modeled after his 1963 Gibson Firerbird I (nicknamed “Treasure”), these Epiphone Firebirds feature the same single-pickup design, dot inlays and wraparound tailpiece as the original. Now orderable, the Epiphone Joe […]
Beginner DJs and experienced scratch artists alike, take note: Numark just dropped the PT01 Scratch, a new model in their PT01 lineup. Boasting a “Scratch Switch,” the PT01 Scratch lets you scratch 7″ records, and it’s powered by an AC adapter or six D batteries, so it can travel anywhere you go. With its built-in speaker, the PT01 […]
Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham discusses everything from riding bulls to playing honky-tonks, to moving to Los Angeles and getting a record deal.
Flanging, whether created by a reel-to-reel tape machine, a guitar pedal, or a plugin on your DAW, is an instantly recognizable, transformative effect. But where does flanging come from? What exactly created that iconic sound in the first place? We’ll give you a brief overview of flange, from its invention to its glory days in the ’70s, on through […]
Welcome to zZounds Beat Connection. Beat Connection is a series that examines modern and vintage dance styles by providing you a musical starting point to get you going in that direction. Today we shift our focus to the tropical-tinged dance music of Puerto Rico: Reggaeton. Reggaeton holds this fascinating distinction of being both a completely […]
On this week's episode, Chris catches up with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell backstage at Los Angeles' venerable Greek Theatre.
Whether you live with roommates or have next-door neighbors who are a bit too close, you’ve likely run into a problem every musician faces at some point: how can I practice through an amp, get decent tone, and avoid infuriating those around me? It’s a delicate balance, but if you take to heart a few principles and use the right […]
You probably didn’t expect the funkiest track you’d hear today would have this much bicycle bell in it. Maybe a little bit, but not this much. Yet artist Rico Loop has created quite the groove in this breathtaking video using just a Boss RC-505 Loop Station and a microphone. Watch as he strolls through what appears to be Berlin’s streets, interacting with (seemingly) […]