Former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis is set to join Swedish melodic death metal specialists Arch Enemy beginning with the band’s upcoming European tour. Loomis, who replaces departing guitarist Nick Cordle, had this to say, via Revolver:

I’m very excited to be playing with Arch Enemy. (AE founder) Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in Nevermore. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!

Read more at Revolver.

Right here.

 

That certainly looks like a guitar that Adrian Legg is playing, but I’d swear he plays a different instrument than I do. Bewitching right to the very last chord.

Also: Check out an Adrian Legg Dean Markley ad right here.

Larry Eugene Carlton

Larry Eugene Carlton

Here’s Larry Carlton with his own sleek Valley Arts model. When this ad ran in the May 1991 Guitar World, Carlton was into his GRP Records period which would yield the likes of Kid Gloves, Renegade Gentleman, and The Gift. 

Gibson Custom has introduced another signature Les Paul, this time based on one of Robby Krieger’s personal instruments. The guitarist used his 1954 Les Paul Custom, nicknamed “L.A. Woman,” writing and recording classic Doors tracks after acquiring it in 1968. How accurate is the new model? Via Guitar Aficionado:

Notable details include the closely matched dish carve and neck profile carve, the accurate ebony fingerboard with aged pearl block markers, accurate vintage multi-ply binding, after-market Seymour Duncan neck pickup, and painstaking hand aging.

And for added authenticity:

(T)he first 50 guitars—hand aged by Gibson—will also be played, approved and signed by Robby himself.

Read more at GA.
Right here.

Yesterdays

Yesterdays

Ahh, 1991: George H. W. Bush, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Use Your Illusion I and II. Guns N’ Roses eventually sold nearly 40 millions copies of that album franchise before they also collapsed into a circus. Meanwhile, this Guild ad ran in Guitar World, May 1991.

 

Here’s the late Rory Gallagher with a visceral performance of “Moonchild.” Dig in.

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg is an amazing acoustic guitar stylist whose recording career began in the late ’70s. This Dean Markley ad comes from Guitar World, May 1991, about which time Legg was releasing music on Relativity Records.

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