Tag Archives: Frank Zappa

Movember 2013: Bath Guitar School’s Richard Perkins Dons A Tony Iommi Style Mo For Cancer Charity

This November I took part in my second Movember moustache growing campaign – in 2011 I grew a Frank Zappa style Mo! This year I grew a Tony Iommi style Mo and chose to grow an Iommi Mo because Tony himself … Continue reading

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Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World

Check out this fantastic story of the Wah pedal. Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss … Continue reading

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Slash performs the Allman Brothers classic ‘Jessica’ on BBC’s Top Gear show

Guitarist of the minute Slash (ex Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and now solo artist) last night (11/03/12) appeared in an interview on the BBC’s motoring program Top Gear, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Slash, real … Continue reading

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Greatest Guitar Solos Ever!

To mark the announcement of NME’s 50 Greatest Guitar Solos today I have pulled together some of the most recent top guitar solo lists from some of the leading websites on the interwebs. Expect some hot debate, cliches and perhaps learn a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Frank!

The multitalented musical genius that was Frank Zappa would have turned 70 years old today (DOB: December 21st 1940) but unfortunately Frank died on December 4th 1993, succumbing to a lengthy battle against prostate cancer. Zappa achieved a lot of … Continue reading

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RIP Captain Beefheart ~ 1941-2010

Don Van Vliet, aka ‘Captain Beefheart’, died on 17th December 2010, aged 69, of complications from multiple sclerosis in a North California hospital. It was Captain Beefheart’s vocals on Frank Zappa’s “Willie The Pimp“, which can be found on the 1969 … Continue reading

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