Choosing a Budget Steel Acoustic...
Choosing a Budget Steel Acoustic Guitar

Learning to play the guitar is a rewarding pastime; the guitar is fantastically versatile and is reasonably accessible to newbies, but will take a lifetime to master. Much like anything that is good in life, the best things come to those who work...

How To Choose A Guitar...
How To Choose A Guitar Distortion Pedal

With all the Guitar Distortion Pedals on the market today, it can be frustrating to find the right one that is best for you. This is probably one of the most asked questions as a guitar player that is still working with their sound. I honestly...

Modern Music: Rock Rot
Modern Music: Rock Rot

Whenever I'm out driving and I listen to Modern Rock Radio one band always catches my ear; The Foo Fighters. I told my son one day when they came on and after I asked him who it was, "I think I like the Foo Fighters."

History Lesson on Power Metal Music
History Lesson on Power Metal Music

Power metal is a style of heavy metal music that combines symphonic elements with traditional and speed metals to create a unique sound. The term "power metal" is often used to describe two different but similar styles: the first being a North...

Southern Rock Is on Red Dirt Radio
Southern Rock Is on Red Dirt Radio

Do you love the old Southern Rock Bands? Bands like The Marshall Tucker Band, The Allman Brothers, Pure Prairie League, The Band and Molly Hatchet. Do you ever wish you could find new bands with that sound? I'm here to tell you that old school...

Since When Is the Saxophone Not...
Since When Is the Saxophone Not a Rock and Roll Instrument?

Thank you for proving that the saxophone is a rock and roll instrument! This a comment I received recently after someone watched one of my sax videos. Two friends were arguing whether the sax was even considered to be a valid instrument in rock...

Drugs and Songs and Rock 'N' Roll
Drugs and Songs and Rock 'N' Roll

Ever wondered what some songs are really about? We've got a selection of tracks, all accused of hidden DRUG-themes. Are these Rockers guilty as charged?

Difference Between Distortion...
Difference Between Distortion and Overdrive

Distortion and overdrive pedals are both sometimes referred to as gain pedals, or perhaps dirt or crunch pedals. These types of pedals add extra grit to your guitar tone, and in the process they can also boost the volume a bit, if so required....

How to Start a Band and Rock...
How to Start a Band and Rock Your Audience (Even If You're Not a Musical Genius)

Who among us hasn't dreamed of starting a band and rocking on a stage in front of hundreds of amped up friends? Starting a band and playing a great gig isn't only for musical geniuses - it's for anyone who wants to have a blast, show others a...

The Beatles Books I Own - My Five Favourites

The Beatles Books I Own - My Five Favourites

I've been collecting books about The Beatles since my early teens, and I'm now nearing the age of 50, although I admit my trawl of Beatle-related volumes has diminished in the last ten years or so. However, I find it almost therapeutic to revisit some of those Beatles books I grew up poring over and I'd like to recommend five from my collection that I can safely class as being amongst the favourites of all the Beatles books I own.

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