It’s that time of the year when almost too much is going on in the world of rock guitarists to keep up with it all. So to cover as many bases as possible, we will just briefly mention news of interest along with links to follow for the complete articles or more details.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, along with other celebrities, are involved in the first annual Rock & Roll Roast to benefit the MusiCares charity, which will take place on the opening night of the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. (AXE HEAVEN® is a proud member of NAMM.) The roastee of the private event to be held on January 19 is Zakk Wylde of the Black Label Society.
We have recently written several posts about the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarist Of All Time in Rolling Stone Magazine. That list was recently updated, with several notable changes, the first of which is the very impressive and long list of voters, which certainly adds credibility to the selections. It is hard to argue with the results when they are based on the opinions of so many talented and well-respected musicians and members of the music industry.
The first thing we noticed about the revised Top 100 is how high Derek Trucks is on the list. At #16, he ranks between Neil Young and Freddie King, which is a very impressive showing based on a vote of long-time veterans and his peers. In the photo of Derek on his page within the list, he is playing a sweet-looking red guitar. We feature a similar Pete Townshend red miniature guitar replica collectible.
If you need a last-minute Christmas gift, we are accepting orders for domestic holiday delivery through 10:00 AM Eastern Time (7:00 AM Pacific Time) on Tuesday, December 20.
If you miss that deadline, you can purchase an AXE HEAVEN® Gift Certificate through December 23 to receive it via email on the December 24. In addition, for every $50 AXE HEAVEN® Gift Certificate you purchase through Sunday, January 8, 2012, we will send you an additional $10 certificate you can add to your gift or keep for yourself.
Finally, in the spirit of giving for the holidays, we present to you this video, which features a unique take on Leon Russell’s A Song For You, in a searing example of what Zakk Wylde and his orange buzzsaw guitar are all about: