On Monday night (June 10) at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, Zakk Wylde invited fans to what was sure to be a unique show. Before his death, the one and only Les Paul played at the Iridium every Monday night with the Les Paul Trio. Posthumously, the tradition lives on, but where Les Paul once played, guitar greats are invited to help honor him. Wylde's presence onstage with the Trio proved even more exciting as it was the day after what would have been Les Paul's 98th birthday.
Every Monday evening at the Iridium in NYC, the Les Paul Trio assemble to play and honor guitar great and innovator Les Paul. The tradition includes welcoming legendary guest guitarists to join them for unique, one of a kind shows and the latest invite extended was to Zakk Wylde, who will perform with the trio June 10.
Late last year, the music community was rallying around the victims of Hurricane Sandy and a number of name rockers decided to do their part by recording a benefit song. New York outfit the Infinite Staircase garnered guest turns from Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde and JD Deservio, Candlebox frontman Kevin Martin and Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose for a song called 'The Pride.' With the track now out, a video from the recording sessions has surfaced.
Lord knows that many of the musicians taking part in this year's Revolver Golden Gods have done their fair share of interviews overs the years, but in the commercial for the 2013 ceremony, they get to experience life from the other side of the microphone in what amounts to the world's most metal press conference.
The all-star covers band Camp Freddy took to Los Angeles' Roxy just prior to the holidays for three nights of surprise guests and killer covers that left audiences rocked to the core. With a base of singer Donovan Leitch, guitarists Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Matt Sorum, Camp Freddy puts on a great show as is, but the surprise guests are usually what makes the gigs fun.
Outspoken Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider will have the tables turned on him on Jan. 24 when he becomes the subject of the 2nd Annual 'Rock & Roll Roast' taking place in Anaheim, Calif. The musician will be lovingly skewered by peers such as Zakk Wylde, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Lita Ford, as well as several comedians and celebrities.
Several members of the hard rock community are mobilizing to help those in need by recording a benefit track to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The collective, which consists of Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde and JD Deservio, Sevendust's Morgan Rose, Candlebox's Kevin Martin and New York outfit the Infinite Staircase, will record the as-yet-untitled song with plans to release it as an iTunes exclusive on Jan. 8.