They were days, before Kent State, when everywhere you looked kids sat under trees, singin' songs and swappin' licks. Fresh-faced young girls with names like "Star" painted flowers on their cheeks and drifted between you and the sun, wearing diaphanous tie-dye gauze dresses. For a moment, you couldn't remember the words of the song or hear the singing of the others above the pounding blood in your head. Click to read more
Guitarist Mick Ralphs, whose pulverizing riffs were first heard in the late '60s in the original Mott the Hoople, has charged back into the limelight.
Mott was a ferocious quintet, and one of the most highly-underrated bands of that era. Ralphs' six-album experience in the band was followed by his tenure in Bad Company, a supergroup that formed in '73, and was signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label. The membership also included vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke (both ex-Free) and bassist Boz Burrell, formerly of King Crimson. Click to read more
STARS, CLASSICS, and SIMPLY RARE!
Celebrate a full year of unique guitars and amps with your friends from Vintage Guitar magazine. The 2013 VG Desktop Calendar features 13 classic instruments ranging from those made famous by guitar legends to those that are simply rare. From Eric Clapton's "The Fool" SG and Joe Satriani's '50s goldtop to Wandre Davoli's otherworldly Orpheum and a bizarre "Bowling Ball" Strat, there is something for guitarheads of every persuasion!
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