Veteran rock and jazz drummer Ed Cassidy died December 6 in an assited living home following an extended battle with cancer. He was 89. Cassidy played with jazz greats Dexter Gordon and Chet Baker and later co-founded Spirit, the California progressive-rock band that charted with “I Got A Line On You,” “1984,” and “Mechanical World.” Spirit guitarist Randy […]
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CANCELED – October 6, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN. Presented by Roadworthy Guitars. For more info,contact David Baas at (812) 824-1280, email@example.com.
As his peers in other rock bands of the ’80s donned superstrats, Billy Duffy stuck to what worked for him – a Gretsch White Falcon. We ask him why, and talk about the new album from The Cult. Then, we talk about why a Gretsch 6120 in sunburst is such a cool diversion, as is the super-rare Gretsch Stereo […]
“Howard really blurred the lines among guitar players, and reached so many of them,” Ted Greene said in 2003. “Jazz guys, country players, and rockers all loved him because he played with such feeling and authenticity. Those first two Capitol albums were no doubt an introduction to jazz guitar for hundreds – maybe thousands – […]