Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 5
Now that the bomb's detonated, all I can do is brace for the oncoming shockwave.

POSTED: 03/31/2015 - 08:55 am

Living In Spotlight's Shadow. Part 4
Is the ultimate answer a fear of commitment in the face of certain defeat?

POSTED: 03/22/2015 - 09:33 am

Give Dave Grohl All That You Have
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you this special news bulletin.

POSTED: 01/16/2015 - 09:47 am

Ten Iconic Guitar Solos You've Been Playing All Wrong
Here's something you won't find in the tabs.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 11:12 am

Top 10 Drummer Stereotypes
Not all of them are true actually.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 11:12 am

Broken Face
Somebody please help me. I played a guitar solo for my friend and literally melted his face off, and now his family is taking legal action.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 05:19 am

Subliminal Melody. Part 3
Running up to the audition, Dylan is finally having a breakthrough thanks to a series of bizarre, unconnected experiences. But what if it's really something else? Something he can't ever fully understand...

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 04:54 am

Subliminal Melody. Part 2
21 part story about an aspiring guitarist and his experience with the supernatural demon that possess him.

POSTED: 12/26/2014 - 09:29 am

10 Songs With Great 42 Second Marks
Here are some great songs with great 42 second marks you need to check out!

POSTED: 09/29/2014 - 09:44 am

Top 5 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of the Coming Year
Here are some albums we're waiting for.

POSTED: 09/01/2014 - 09:48 am

5 Iconic Rock Stars That Don't Actually Exist
The list may actually surprise you.

POSTED: 04/30/2014 - 10:05 am

Vivian Campbell discovers amazing Def Leppard material.

POSTED: 04/25/2014 - 10:21 am

To Play Some Music
Journey deny writing "Jukebox Hero."

POSTED: 04/21/2014 - 09:56 am

Nothing Else Matters
The Metallica announcement the world has been waiting for...

POSTED: 04/21/2014 - 05:23 am

Why Go
Eddie Vedder almost quits Pearl Jam after bandmate calls ukulele gay.

POSTED: 04/18/2014 - 09:29 am

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Guitar Center employee goes into shock after not hearingĀ "Sweet Child O' Mine" for an entire day.

POSTED: 04/11/2014 - 11:05 am

Make You Mine (eBook excerpt)
Tia's band is playing their first real bar gig. They're starting to find their sound, but things still aren't right between the three girls...

POSTED: 04/10/2014 - 11:23 am

My Poor Brain
Dave Grohl accidentally writes new Foo Fighters album.

POSTED: 04/01/2014 - 09:20 am

Are We the Waiting
Fans eagerly await the release of Green Day's first-ever punk album.

POSTED: 03/19/2014 - 11:03 am

Houses of the Holy
Church-goer confesses to not knowing who Led Zeppelin is: concerned priest comes forward.

POSTED: 03/18/2014 - 11:06 am

Under Bright Lights (eBook Excerpt)
This is an excerpt from "Under Bright Lights," the fourth ebook in the Lady Art Rock series. It features the band's first gig, and a little nervous excitement from the players. The full ebook is NSFW, and only for 18+. It is available at

POSTED: 03/18/2014 - 11:05 am

Brad Whitford Saves The World
"Do you expect me to play you the solo to 'Last Child'?" "No, Mr. Whitford, I expect you to die!"

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 10:49 am

Ask Van Hammersmith: How to Dump a Band
I play bass in a band. My friend (the lead guitarist) and I left the band to join a better band...

POSTED: 01/06/2014 - 07:55 am

Ask Van Hammersmith: Band of Equals
I started a band with a close drummer friend, and another friend (who's the only bassist I even know)...

POSTED: 12/24/2013 - 07:27 am

Living In Spotlight's Shadow. Part 3
Showtime in T-minus sixty and counting: The outlook could not be bleaker.

POSTED: 12/12/2013 - 09:40 am

Last Hour. Part 9
Ever more the tension grows. But who controls the future?

POSTED: 12/12/2013 - 07:05 am

Living In Spotlight's Shadow. Part 2
I'm the outsider, the guy who came on board when nobody else took up reins.

POSTED: 11/13/2013 - 08:03 am

Living In Spotlight's Shadow. Part 1
Beyond the encompassing eye of the spotlight, life exists, hidden in the shadows.

POSTED: 11/06/2013 - 09:43 am

Dumb Is More Lucrative
This shows some of Avenged Sevenfold's marketing strategies for "Hail to the King," in a fictionalized way.

POSTED: 09/11/2013 - 11:17 am

Last Hour. Part 8
The show. The show and all it's... Well, whatever.

POSTED: 09/10/2013 - 09:53 am

The Incident. Part 21
Selina gives Liz a bloodsucking lesson. Meanwhile, Gregg does a personal investigation, and Alex must say goodbye.

POSTED: 08/14/2013 - 07:48 am

Woobie Doobie. Part 2
A hot, glistening bead of sweat emerged from a pore; it slowly began making its descent, tracing the hairline of Anton as it ran over hairs and pimples.

POSTED: 07/26/2013 - 09:18 am

Last Hour. Part 7
Their first show.

POSTED: 07/08/2013 - 08:35 am

Last Hour. Part 6
What happened with Adree? Will this group survive?

POSTED: 06/13/2013 - 02:40 am

Subliminal Melody. Part 1
21 part story about a gifted teenage guitarist who suffers from crippling stage fright and panic attacks. However after a bizarre possession by a supernatural entity, things take a different turn as his latent talent surfaces. What follows is the story of how a troubled boy embarks on a journey with music to finally confront his dark past and lay its ghosts to rest.

POSTED: 05/15/2013 - 07:44 am

Last Hour. Part 5
Ah, the joy of new friends. Also, can this band find stability?

POSTED: 05/08/2013 - 09:47 am

Sticks And Strings. Part 40 - Final
It is the music that binds us, frees us, and gives our spirit cause to rise.

POSTED: 05/07/2013 - 10:06 am

Crossroads. Part 18
Jordan was incredibly enthusiastic about going to the rec-centre at six in the morning to see the singer guy play in his "natural habitat", but Ruben and I managed to veto him with threats and glares.

POSTED: 05/06/2013 - 09:46 am

Sticks And Strings. Part 39
Don't hold onto the past, it's something I cannot have.

POSTED: 05/02/2013 - 09:35 am

Crossroads. Part 17
The next day, I took my guitar and amplifier down to Jordan's place in the afternoon.

POSTED: 05/02/2013 - 09:14 am

Last Hour. Part 4
You can't assume people will always be the same. And, is this post-Failure life as bad as it seems?

POSTED: 04/26/2013 - 08:39 am

Sticks And Strings. Part 38
I couldn't begin to calculate the odds... the Thrash seemed but a distant memory.

POSTED: 04/24/2013 - 07:59 am

Sticks And Strings. Part 37
It was good to feel alive. And to hell with tomorrow, today belongs to the music.

POSTED: 04/18/2013 - 07:57 am

Last Hour. Part 3
The Nurse returns, and Ritchie discovers a new friend.

POSTED: 04/16/2013 - 10:07 am

The Incident. Part 20
Selina and Liz have an altercation. Elsewhere, Clarissa's meeting reveals the coming storm.

POSTED: 04/10/2013 - 07:00 am

Sticks And Strings. Part 36
The only question I have left: How much are you willing to sacrifice?

POSTED: 04/09/2013 - 08:59 am

The Gospel Truth. Part 1 - Epilogue
The introduction to my first full-length story. I have only written short stories before, so this is a new experience for me. Jared del Alma is a young man caught between his family's religion and his own quest for truth in music.

POSTED: 04/03/2013 - 08:35 am

Sticks And Strings. Part 35
In the kingdom of the concert, we are the kings and queens.

POSTED: 04/03/2013 - 07:48 am

Last Hour. Part 2
Ritchie's life begins to pick up after the Failure.

POSTED: 04/03/2013 - 07:35 am

Sticks And Strings. Part 34
Two down, plenty more to go... It was going to be a good night.

POSTED: 03/26/2013 - 07:10 am