Saturday, April 19, 2014

Play Like a Girl - An Interview with Roni Lee

Venus and the Razorblades. The name alone is enough to conjure up the Sunset Strip of the 1970's. Roni Lee didn't stop there, and she agreed to give us some insight into her journey through rock'n'roll.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: The BC Rich Lita Ford Signature "Black Widow" Warlock

Sometimes you want to sit and play a guitar and relax while you strum away your worries. That's not when you pick up the BC Rich Lita Ford "Black Widow" Warlock. "Once you taste that poison, darling, you're dead."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gear Review: The String Stretcha

As guitarists we've all done it. It's a right of passage. Changing the strings on your guitar. After fighting with unruly wires for a few minutes, you are often left with a guitar that seems not to stay in tune for the first week of use or so. You stretched your guitar strings when you put them on, so why the tuning instability? The answer: you didn't use the String Stretcha. Read on and find out how this tool is going to revolutionize your guitar string changes. You might even miss how frustrating they used to be.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Book Review: Sing-Along with Easy Fingerpicking Guitar Accompaniment by Hal Leonard Publishing

Sometimes you have to fly solo. The drummer has the flu, the bass player is in the midst of a cat emergency, and you (the guitarist) and your singer are the only two left standing. You need arrangements of easily recognizable songs for a short gig that you can easily modify into an acoustic set without alienating the audience. Songs like "Blackhole Sun" and "Wonderful Tonight". This is the part where you grab Hal Leonard's "Sing-Along With Easy Fingerpicking Accompaniment".

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No Banjos and Bearded Hipsters: An Interview with Dead in 5

Dead in 5 have got a new album coming out and Playing With Chaos had the chance to ask the band about their Detroit roots, gear, and what it feels like to be the underdog. Oh, and pornographically shaped ice luges. We thought that would get your attention! Read on rock lovers!

Dream: An Interview with Ayron Jones of Ayron Jones & The Way

Ayron Jones has been a staple of Seattle's music scene since 2008. With the songs on Dream, it's obvious that the rest of the world is about to take notice of what he and his band have to offer.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Book Review: The Guitar Simplified by Neil Santos

Learning about the guitar shouldn't be this easy. But it is. Neil Santos makes sure that it is.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Guitar Player Magazine's Certified Guitar Legend - Lita Ford

Lita Ford was 17 when she started her ascent into rock stardom. When I was 17 I dreamed of being able to play just like her, and that is just one of the reasons I decided to head out to Los Angeles and be in the venue that started it all to see her receive Guitar Player Magazine's Certified Guitar Legend award in person.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Album Review: Unparalleled Height - Rise of The Voiceless

Looking for heavy metal that is not about gratuitous guitar solos and senseless high-speed drumming? Look no further than Rise of the Voiceless, the debut release from Unparalleled Height.

R'n'R: Worth The Pain - An Interview With Hailey Hayes

Some things are worth the pain. Hailey Hayes will tell you that living your rock and roll dream is one of them.