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Lead Guitarists

Blues and rock virtuoso guitarist Joe Bonamassa coming our way

Blues and rock virtuoso guitarist Joe Bonamassa coming our way

By the standards of the relatively uncommercial blues-based music he plays, Joe Bonamassa, who performs at Kitec in Kowloon Bay on Thursday, is riding the crest of a wave.

Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 10:28am

A glorious pictorial record of Mick, Keith and the Stones' 50 years in the music business

The Rolling Stones: 50 Thames & Hudson

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Apocalyptic Love (CD) Slash

Slash is famous for several things: being the former guitarist for iconic 1990s rock band Guns N' Roses, being the current guitarist for Velvet Revolver, his epic guitar riffs and his ever-present, stylish, black top hat.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chock-full of heavy rock

Slash is famous for several things: being the former guitarist for iconic 1990s rock band Guns N' Roses, being the current guitarist for Velvet Revolver, his epic guitar riffs and his ever-present, stylish, black top hat.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Notes

At the age of 69 Jack Bruce can be forgiven for wanting to relive some past glories.

The bassist, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist enjoyed his greatest fame in the 1960s with Cream - the groundbreaking trio with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker which fused free jazz improvisation with blues structures, and rock rhythms and volume.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Respect is due: RIP Donald 'Duck' Dunn, longtime bassist for Booker T and the MGs who played on countless records for the Stax label and others, including Otis Redding's original version of Respect. Dunn died in his sleep, aged 70, on May 13 in Tokyo, having played two shows that night at the Blue Note with Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius is no stranger to Hong Kong audiences, having performed here on several occasions, most recently in April last year at the Skylark Lounge in duet with Martin Taylor.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

'Part of getting older and still being able to play and all of that - at a certain point it becomes about educating the next generation,' says guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Cropper, 70.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

If you were in a band, what instrument would you play?

Jayson Paolo Albano, 16, La Salle College

My first instinct was to say 'Guitar, duh!' because I'm practically holding one everywhere I go.

But then I thought about it some more, and I realised that if I could choose any instrument, regardless of whether I can play it or not, it would definitely have to be the saxophone.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Nowadays the blues are well anthologised. The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings, which runs to nearly 1,000 pages, devotes about 100 of them to 'various artists' compilations, and that list, published in 2006, is no more than a sampling.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fong sees intimate hotel performance as light duty as he tours Asia promoting new record

Crooner Khalil Fong has been on the go this year since launching his eighth studio album, 15, in April. After a sold-out concert at the Exhibition and Convention Centre, Fong's tour took him onto Beijing and will take him to Shanghai and Taiwan in the coming months.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

All together now

Anthony Kiedis steps out of a taxi at the Four Seasons Hong Kong Hotel - and nothing happens. No paparazzi harassing his wife and child for a sneaky shot, no boob-tube fan armed with a magic marker, no college-age musician flogging his home-recorded EP. I'm sitting in the hotel's lobby, waiting and watching.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Yuto Miyazawa, guitar prodigy

What I'm listening to: Led Zeppelin IV, because there are many famous songs on the album and the sound quality is really good.

What I'm reading: Guitar Magazine, of course, and also several books on Japanese history from the ancient times.

What I'm watching: I like period dramas and quiz shows because I love history and I learn a lot from them.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Matthew Garrison was only five years old when his father, the great Jimmy Garrison who played bass for John Coltrane, died, but he learned a lot from him, and not just about playing bass.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Two pioneers of the technically demanding style of high-speed guitar playing now known as 'shredding' have just released CDs paying tribute to the great Les Paul, who died in 2009.

Paul is remembered primarily for his groundbreaking work in multi-track recording and electric guitar design, but he was also a formidable jazz guitarist.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

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