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Pushing the Sun are a melodic hard rock outfit from San Francisco that was formed in 2012 by guitarist Billy Connally. Connally had previously released an instrumental album on Steve Vai’s Digital Nation label but longed to return to a classic rock format with a lead singer, bassist and drummer. To that end, he recruited vocalist Andrew Saman, drummer A.J. Curtis, and bassist Larry Smith. Having spent the last year gigging around SF and Northern California, the band are currently hard at work on recording their debut full-length album. Check… Read More
Wally Montgomery is a country rock singer guitarist with camera friendly looks and formidable chops to back them up. Drawing on wide-ranging influences that include Brad Paisley, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Van Halen, Montgomery has concocted an appealing contemporary sound that seems almost perfectly balanced between rock and new country. Check out Wally’s formidable chops for yourself in this video of him performing his original guitar instrumental “Chicken Salad.”
Xander Demos is an innovative rock and metal guitarist who hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Drawing on diverse influences that include pop and ambient, as well as the metal riffery that is his bread and butter, Xander has created a uniquely modern guitar rock sound. His versatility as a musician enables Xander to push the envelope in terms of metal guitar in a manner that few players have managed, since the emergence of Joe Satriani in the late 1980s.… Read More
Part Two of our exclusive interview with Interscope recording artist and guitarist extraordinaire Zane Carney, in which Zane discusses his own band, Carney, as well as his work with The Edge, Bono, and director Julie Taymor on the musical score of the Broadway hit Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.
Part One of our exclusive interview with Interscope recording artist and guitarist extraordinaire Zane Carney, in which Zane discusses his influences, his work on the Broadway hit Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, and own band Carney.
Steve Vai epitomizes the term “guitar hero.” Since catching his break as a second guitarist for Frank Zappa’s band in the early ‘80s, Vai has established himself as a virtuoso whose angular and sometimes quirky guitar chops make him capable of going toe-to-toe with just about anybody in the rock arena.