In the words of the immortal Wayne Campbell: "No Stairway? Denied!" Sorry about that... In the end, at least he finally got his beloved Stratocaster. What follows is a live performance of a tune from my top Led Zeppelin album, which among other masterpieces contains my top Zep song of all-time. Yep, gonna have to watch … Continue reading New Live Video: Led Zeppelin – Madison Square Garden 1973
Performed during the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003 in the land Deep Purple made famous with "Smoke On The Water", this is the finest live performance of this song that I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. This video is dedicated to my recently departed Brother Art Horning who was my very best friend for … Continue reading New Live Video: Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
An awesome performance of the title track that's without a doubt my favorite Stryper album, filmed at the “Java Rockin’ Land” Festival in Indonesia, back in 2010. Have a phobia about "Christian Metal"? Your loss... Click here to view, over on the "Cygnus Studios Local Videos" > "Live Concert Footage" page.
I'm currently in the process of migrating all Cygnus Studios Local Videos to reside directly on this blog server, which should be completed within a week or so. You'll experience a much improved video interface with more function, which will allow you to more easily share videos, toggle HD and full-screen modes on/off, among many other … Continue reading Local Video Enhancements In Progress
Legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio joins forces with two of the Godfathers of Heavy Metal, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, along with journeyman drummer Vinny Appice for an epic, 15 minute version of the title track. All are in awesome form here. If you're into classic Metal, this will blow you away. “Heaven … Continue reading New Live Video: Dio, Iommi, Butler, Appice
Warning: I've no doubt that certain folks will find these songs "corny", and for that matter maybe this entire post as well. That said, if you're not into this type of music, better stop reading now. But bear in mind, always explore every musical genre you can find. Otherwise, you're likely missing out on some wonderful stuff … Continue reading Review: Ballads and Love Songs
I've read so many "best of all time" musician lists online, and 90% of them are total bullshit. I'm sure you've run into a few yourself, where you've felt the same way. A word of advice: At the very least ignore anything originating from Rolling Stone magazine, as they don't know their asses from their elbows. … Continue reading Top 10 Most Overrated Drummers of All-Time
I was just listening to a recording this morning that I haven't spun in a long while, that being Grand Funk Railroad's “Live” album. Wow, what a trip down memory lane. I damned near wore my record needle down to the nub listening to this double album back in the early 70's, when they were … Continue reading Review: Grand Funk Railroad(s)?
A new device designed by drummer Arti Dixson and marketed by Evans caught my eye on Amazon, called the "Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift" (or EDBL for short). As a "Vine" member, I was able to order it for basically zip in exchange for a review there, so I thought I'd give it a try. Up front, this … Continue reading Review: Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift
I purchased a new Fender Telecaster about a week ago. After sitting it in my guitar rack next to my Strat and Les Paul, I never realized just how much oxidation had built up on the frets of the latter two guitars over the years. A common practice to take care of this is taping … Continue reading Review: Music Nomad FRINE Fret Polishing Kit