By Christian McPhate
If there's one thing that starts a guitarist's heart thumping, it's the heat from the fretboard as his or her fingers slide across the strings. It's a sordid love affair that leaves fans screaming and the guitarist's soul longing for more.
In fact, B.B. King loved his $30 gui ... More >>
robert_rex_jackson/flickrJane's Addiction. Ginger gives you wings.
Anyone who has wasted an afternoon at work bouncing around The Smoking Gun's collection of hospitality riders -- an artist's list of demands, like towels, booze, food, guest tickets -- understands that musicians can be fair ... More >>
Click on photos for entire Metallica slideshow(all photos by Timothy Norris)Guys are scary when you get a bunch of them together, be it at a Promise Keeper's meeting, a Harley-Davidson rally, a strip club or a Metallica concert. Pour enough testosterone into a room and some uncomfortable stuff usual ... More >>
Staples Center, November 20
By Randall Roberts
Jack and Coke? Check. Bic lighter? You know it. Rocker passed out on sidewalk, girlfriend exasperated, before the show? There were a few of them here. This is Van Halen, after all, and them up there is Diamond David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Ha ... More >>