What I Read On The Internets Today – July 9, 2011

Progressive Rock in 5 minutes Aaaahahaha. What are your favourite prog cliches? Mine is the deceptively easy odd-time riff. You know the one, where they just cut back and forth between two simple phrases one and a half times then repeat?

Geoff Tate interview Awesome interview with Queensryche’s Geoff Tate by Mitch Lafon at Bravewords.com

Black Veil Brides on the dangers of performing Guitar World column by BVB’s Jinxx. By the way, I interviewed Andy Biersack from Black Veil Brides recently for a mag – it’ll be published soon. Did you see him bust his rib a couple of weeks ago? Brutal. This is my favourite video of the incident, because if you didn’t know the band you might think that the out-of-tune fan singing along is actually Andy’s vocals.

Google+ I has it.

Buddy Blaze Guitars on Facebook Gorgeous axes, great endorsers, and Buddy and Joyce are super-cool people.

[geo-out country=”Australia” note=””] Charvel So-Cal Style 1. Sexy.[/geo-out]

Inside Story: The Lost Rory Gallagher Album

This week my feature on Gibson.com is about Notes From San Francisco, the ‘lost’ Rory Gallagher album, which was recorded – but not released – in the late 70s. It was finally released recently and I spoke with Rory’s brother/road manager Donal Gallagher about the circumstances surrounding the album, its abandonment and its eventual release.

CLICK HERE to buy Notes From San Francisco from Amazon.com

Here’s a snippet:

“For every album that I remember him involved in, Rory would have post-natal depression,” Donal Gallagher says. “So there was always an element of the mix not coming up to scratch for him, or things irritating him, but Rory was a workaholic. And the deadlines and pressure in those days always seemed to be so great. You had to have it recorded by this date, mixed by that date, pressed by this date and then you had to be out on tour by this date. And when you have your youth it just doesn’t seem like it, but when you stand back after all those years, it was absolutely nuts, going on the way it was!”

Read the rest here.