With the recent passing of Rock n Roll Hall of Fame member Lou Reed, new light is being cast on the groundbreaking album that Lou and The Velvet Underground released 45 years ago.
According to Burger Records, they just released yesterday "The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition".
Orignally released back in January 1968, the LP barely cracked Billboard's Top 200 albums chart entering at a lowly #199.
Even though it was lightly regarded at the time by critics because of it's experimental sonic quality and avant garde production techniques, 45 years later, it is now considered one of the most influential Rock n Roll albums off all time by laying down the blueprint for Punk Rock and Progressive Rock.
It's so acclaimed now that the album routinely makes most Rock critics "Top" lists including Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and their Greatest Artists of All Time List too.
"The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition" features a 3 disc 30 track set that includes both the stereo and mono releases, completely remastered with bonus tracks, alternate track versions, outtakes and live performances from 1967.
Somewhere in Rock n Roll Heaven Lou Reed is finally smiling.
Eric Clapton and some of the greatest guitar slingers in the world got together last Spring for the 4th edition of the Crossroads Festival in New York City and it was all captured on DVD.
Every 3 years since 2004, Clapton has assembled some of his famous guitar playing friends for a massive concert to benefit his Crossroads Recovery Clinic in Antigua.
According to Eric Clapton.com,This year's Crossroads Festival featured Clapton, Blues Legend Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and Greg Allman from the Allman Brothers Band, Steve Cropper from Booker T & The MG's and The Blues Brothers, Blues Men Taj Mahal and Robert Cray and more.
Previously Clapton staged the concert as a 1 day show in an outdoor venue but this time he expanded it to 2 nights and moved it indoors at the world famous Madison Square Garden.
Some of the highlights included mulitple guitarists jamming together on the same Classic Rock and Blues tunes that included songs from The Beatles, Stones, Clapton and Neil Young among others.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 is available now on a double DVD and Blu Ray sets that contains nearly 5 hours of music across 45 tracks plus conversations with the guitarists and other behind the scenes footage from this all star jam.
Hit Eric Clapton.com to check it out.
The legend of Jimi Hendrix lives on not only in his albums and videos but now also in the video game realm.
According to Experience Hendrix.com., over a dozen Classic Hendrix tunes will soon be on the new video game Bandfuse: Rock Legends.
Starting in January, 15 of Jimi's songs will be available to Bandfuse gamers as downloadable content in the Bandfuse Rock Legends music store.
Not only that but a virtual Jimi will also be integrated into the game which will include interviews with present day Rock Stars talking about Jimi's guitar playing techniques and style paired with video footage from his performances.
Bandfuse Rock Legends will also be the sponsor for the 8th edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour set to launch in March.
These special event performances will feature playable kiosks of the Bandfuse game at each stop of the 20 city tour featuring in game instruction from Black Label Society and former Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde.
Look for the tour to kick off in Dallas on March 11th with West Coast dates to be announced.
By the looks of Heavy Metal legend and founder of Motorhead Lemmy Kilmeister, you would never guess that beneath that grizzled hard core appearence there lies a sentimental heart that wants to give you something for the holidays.
No it's not a Christmas tree or a cup of egg nog.
According to Crave Online.com, Lemmy & the Motorhead crew wants you to win a brand new Limited Edition Collector's model of the ASG Motorhead guitar!
Now that Lemmy is back out of the hospital and will be hitting the road after the holidays with Motorhead for a new string of tour dates, they are back and better than ever with a new best selling album.
Not only that but Motorhead also has a new video for their "Heartbreaker" track off the new album that features concert perfromance from their recent tour from such concerts like the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacken Open Air Festival, Rock In Rio and more.
Tis the season to Headbang Motorhead style...so maybe you'll be the one to stuff that Motorhead guitar in your stocking.
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