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Metallica Meets Gov't Mule

Dose, my favorite Gov't Mule album, was released 18 years ago this week. In honor, I present this classic Guitar World Dose interview with Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Metallica's James Hetfield. I hatched the idea for this piece…

Django Reinhardt, 1910-1953

Guitar World used to run little obituaries of guitar greats on its last page, complete with the info and picture of their final resting places. I wrote quite a few of them. It's impossible to overstate the brilliance or impact of Django. Django…

Eric Clapton announces new album

 I Still Do, due May 20, reunites Clapton with Slowhand Producer Glyn Johns.   The  press release via www.whereseric.com - not a word is mine. Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer…

JD Simo on his new album, playing Duane's goldtop

When J.D. Simo moved to Nashville in 2006, he was 21 and had already been on the road for seven years, having dropped out of high school to play music full time. He scuffled for a year, then got a gig in a poplar club band,…

Ween! A day in New Hope with Dean and Gene

The mighty Ween is returning from several years of breakup with three shows this weekend in Bromfield, Colorado. They are promising one massive 94-song set with no repeats = plus fan requests. I know they are an acquired taste and many friends…

An Interview with Leon Russell

When Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi first began working together as the Soul Stew Revival in 2008, Kirk West gave them a copy of Mad Dogs & Englishmen and suggested that was the kind of rock and roll circus they should aim to create.…