I just discovered a man on Reddit who’d done the 80s hard rock lead guitarist thing, without commercial success, and lost the drive for it. Gave up guitar playing, settled down, had some kids. About a year ago, he was somehow inspired to come out of retirement for fun, to see if he could play a fairly advanced classical guitar piece.
Was just rocking out with some Nevermore and Sanctuary—he was a talented guy. So sad.
(Also, pop on Into the Mirror Black and tell me you don’t immediately feel like you should be drinking a tall boy in Carman).
Revolver Magazine just launched a new series that they call “Game Changers,” and the debut piece is a good one: Deftones talking about the making of “Around The Fur.” They make mention of Our Old Best Friend Terry Date, and what happened there. Check it out.
Quicksand are touring the US this fall. I’ve managed to see them live on three separate occasions (twice post-breakup), and they’re still as feral as ever. So I was already feeling pretty excited… until the band took to social media an hour ago to tease us with new material, including the enigmatic-but-not-really mention: “interiors | 2017″
— Quicksand (@QuicksandNYC) August 21, 2017
So much stoke!
This is fun: here’s what happens when a Death tribute band makes a new song, heavily inspired by “Human,” and gets Sean Reinert to play drums on it.
Holy crap: Danny Carey sat in premier Genesis tribute band The Musical Box the other night! Am I stoked that this clip is of the song “Can-Utility And The Coastliners”? Not exactly… but I’ll take what I can get.
(By the way, if I haven’t yet extolled the virtues of The Musical Box: they are absolutely amazing live.