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So I periodically attempt to catch up on my magazine reading by going through a stack in a burst of scanning. I rip out the pieces that look interesting and toss all the rest. Then I whittle down the saved pile. Except in this one instance, I kept putting the ripped out pages aside. For [...]
The official Power Chord Facebook fan page is a growing collection of photos, concert memories, and discussion of good music and good times. While the itself contains a full-color insert with 21 photos of guitar heroes like Phil Collen of Def Leppard, the gang from KISS, Warren DeMartini of Ratt, George Lynch, John 5, Stacey [...]
Scott’s been keeping busy with some great conversations about Power Chord. Check out these fun interviews today! –Chatting with Jeb Wright from Classic Rock Revisited was a blast. Scott and Jeb covered why some people just can’t be normal, the girl on the cover of Ratt’s sophomore major record label release, and the most uncomfortable [...]
Scott’s latest book, Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes was released today by the It Books imprint of HarperCollins. This book tracks Scott’s obsession with hard rock and heavy metal guitar players and features appearances from a Who’s Who of axeslingers. Be sure to pick up a copy at your [...]
Scott will be appearing a bookstores in conjunction with the release of Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes. More details will be added about additional events and media appearances in the coming days. TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012 7:00pm Barnes & Noble 1739 Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH 43212 614-298-9516 THURSDAY, [...]
Scott’s article on Jimmy Wyble is available in the March 2012 issue of Premier Guitar. Wyble is definitely a musician that more guitar fans should pay attention to and he clearly impacted so many people’s lives.
Scott’s chat with Australian country superstar Keith Urban appeared in the August issue of Premier Guitar. Urban was a super cool guy, very nice and approachable, and oh yeah, he owns one of the most iconic guitars is music history. Be sure to check out the article, with lots of photos of Urban and his [...]
There was an interesting article in the New York Times by Reyhan Harmanci about literary journals surviving and even flourishing in spite of pressures from the Internet and consumers’ digital reading habits. But the article misses a key component of how the lit journal industry is supported, in part, by aspiring author dollars. “With local [...]
Scott’s look at the career of Nashville guitar player Hank Garland has been published in the newest issue of Premier Guitar. Garland had a highly intriguing career in the fifties. He played on a number of sessions for massively successful singles such at Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces” and also on “Jinglebell Rock” among [...]