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Progression - Episode One: Melbourne 2010
Everyone has their story when it comes to learning how to play guitar. This is the first chapter to the 10-part story documenting my journey into the magical realm of music... With video! Yay!

POSTED: 10/27/2015 - 07:53 am

Progression Prologue: Electric Jam
Everyone has their story when it comes to learning how to play guitar. This is the second chapter to the 10-part story documenting my journey into the magical realm of music...

POSTED: 10/14/2015 - 08:24 am

Progression Prologue: Learning to Play Thanks to Others
Everyone has their story when it comes to learning how to play guitar. This is the first chapter to the 10-part story documenting my journey into the magical realm of music...

POSTED: 10/13/2015 - 08:53 am

History of Death Metal: Part 4
The final part of my guide to/history of death metal, focusing on the bands from outside the US and Canada that I didn't get to cover in the other parts.

POSTED: 03/10/2015 - 02:08 pm

History of Death Metal: Part 3
Part 3 of the guide/history of death metal music, spotlighting the melodic death, its birth, and some recent events within the subgenre.

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 04:00 pm

History of Death Metal: Part 2
This is a second part of the history/guide to death metal music, focusing on the tech-death side of the subgenre.

POSTED: 02/18/2015 - 03:09 pm

History of Death Metal: Part 1
A four-part series about the history of death metal music, designed for both new listeners and experienced fans.

POSTED: 02/11/2015 - 04:02 pm

Metal in Japan: Part 3
The final part of my series about heavy metal in Japan, focusing on the more extreme underground elements of the scene there.

POSTED: 11/18/2014 - 07:38 am

The History of Relic Guitars
It seems everyone and their mother has an opinion on relic guitars, brand new guitars come out of the factory looking like they've seen 50 years of use and abuse. But, how did Bob Dylan, Fender Custom Shop and the bassist who wrote "Walk the Dinosaur" come together to make fake-aged guitars?

POSTED: 11/11/2014 - 03:47 pm

Metal in Japan: Part 2
Part 2 of my series about heavy metal music in Japan. In this part, I talk about visual kei, the most commercially successful kind of Japanese metal music, and how it developed.

POSTED: 11/11/2014 - 03:06 pm

Metal in Japan: Part 1
Hey, metal fans! Ever get curious about heavy metal outside the US and Europe? Check out my 3-part series about Metal In Japan! In Part 1, see the earliest origins of our favorite music on the home islands... more to come!

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 02:52 pm

The Deathbat Logo in Rock Music
A guide to the one of the most overused symbols in music.

POSTED: 09/09/2014 - 03:07 pm

History of the Les Paul Guitar
A brief overview of the life of the renowned musician and guitar maker Les Paul

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

The History of Power Amps
Power! We all love it, now we can all afford it. The history of power amps.

POSTED: 04/26/2013 - 01:04 pm

Schenk Guitars
A brief history of an acoustic guitar made for discriminating players.

POSTED: 04/03/2013 - 01:29 pm

CBGB 40 Years - The Legacy
A look back at CBGB, which first opened its doors in 1973.

POSTED: 04/03/2013 - 01:01 pm

A Brief History Of Gibson
A story of how Gibson came to be one of the biggest guitar companies in the world.

POSTED: 03/06/2013 - 08:44 am

The Banjo And Its Prominence In American Culture
This article explains in depth the few different cultures and evolution of the banjo from its origin to modern day.

POSTED: 02/18/2013 - 01:57 pm

Short History Of The Les Paul
The Gibson Les Paul, is, alongside the Fender Stratocaster one of the most famous and iconic solid body electric guitars ever built. The Les Paul was designed by Ted McCarthy, Gibson's President between 1950 to 1966, and famous jazz guitarist Les Paul.

POSTED: 09/13/2012 - 08:57 am

Stardog Champions - Mother Love Bone
There is no need to introduce you to the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Nirvana etc. But I wonder, how many people know from which band Pearl Jam was born?

POSTED: 05/23/2012 - 10:44 am

The History Of Led Zeppelin
The beginnig, rise, and fall of one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time.

POSTED: 04/04/2012 - 07:49 am

Michael Jackson's Solo Career Music
I have a lot of friends say to me, "Danny, I want to start listening to Michael Jackson, but i don't know where to begin. Can you help me out?" So I'm gonna give you a rundown of different albums and songs and then give you the beginners list of Michael Jackson songs.

POSTED: 02/28/2012 - 08:47 am

Punk Music Crammed Into A Small Posting
A crammed version of punk history IMO. Please add more gems of bands you know and love from punk and let's talk oldies and where punk is now!

POSTED: 02/01/2012 - 08:45 am

Michael Bloomfield
The story of guitarist Michael Bloomfield.

POSTED: 12/15/2011 - 07:04 am

The History Of Squier
Just a little summary of how these guitars sprouted into the homes of people everywhere and launched many peoples passion for guitar.

POSTED: 07/20/2011 - 07:08 am

The History And Present Of Black Metal
A short article on the path black metal has chosen and my own personal inspirations due to the sub-genre.

POSTED: 06/21/2011 - 07:02 am

David Bowie
This is just a article on how David Bowie first started out in the music industry. For all the history buffs, Enjoy :)

POSTED: 11/15/2010 - 01:41 pm

Diamond Head: The Forgotten Band
Diamond Head were one of the leading members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and are acknowledged by later bands like Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.

POSTED: 09/23/2010 - 11:22 am

Aces High: The History Of Iron Maiden. Part 1
Iron Maiden was formed in 1975 on Christmas Day. Little did they know that they would rise to fame by 1982, with their release of the classic album The Number Of The Beast.

POSTED: 08/13/2010 - 10:40 am

Gibson Guitars
A Timeline of Important Events.

POSTED: 08/10/2010 - 11:43 am

All about Rammstein.

POSTED: 07/19/2010 - 11:22 am

Thank The Blues. Part 1: The Birth Of The Blues
Whether you listen to Punk or Pop, Rock or Rap, it all started with the Blues! So, to better understand this concept, we have to start from the very beginning, with the birth of the Blues.

POSTED: 07/12/2010 - 10:52 am

This Is The Story Of A Girl
This is the story of how I got into the music world. I'm sure a few of you have gone trough alike stuff, feel free to tell me your story!

POSTED: 03/29/2010 - 10:58 am

American Music
A treatise on the development of all forms of American music throughout the (brief) history of our nation.

POSTED: 02/12/2010 - 09:16 am

Black Metal
Black Metal is an offshoot of the very popular musical genre heavy metal. It is, mostly, an underground form of music which, in it's almost 25 year history, has sparked more controversies than any other musical genre. Here, I will be discussing the history of black metal- from its origins to subgenres.

POSTED: 02/01/2010 - 12:07 pm

Quorthon, The Hammer Hearted, Father Of Viking Metal
Here's a revision. I did more on the influences that Quorthon (Bathory) drew from when writing Hammerheart.

POSTED: 11/26/2009 - 12:57 pm

History Of Indie-Rock. Part 1: Origins And The 80s
An overview of the origins of Indie music, and the Indie scenes of the 80s in the US and UK.

POSTED: 11/11/2009 - 12:53 pm

The History Of: Layne Thomas Staley
Layne Staley was an amazing singer. He was an inspiration to many people. Unfortunately, he was highly addicted to heroin and died at a young age. He was in a few glam bands before forming the legend that is Alice in Chains with Jerry Cantrell.

POSTED: 07/13/2009 - 12:24 pm

Rock En Espaol
Rock in spanish started during the late 50s, got popularity in the early 60s and its peak was during the 80s, as in english, it has evolved, a lot in hand with the evolution that rock in english has gone through, but rock in spanish has been partly influenced by latin genres that rock in english doesn't.

POSTED: 07/06/2009 - 12:02 pm

The History Of: Iron Maiden
Brief Biography of Iron Maiden.

POSTED: 06/10/2009 - 12:13 pm

The History Of: Zack De La Rocha
Brief biography of Zacarias De La Rocha.

POSTED: 06/05/2009 - 01:37 pm

The History Of: Catalyst. Part 1
Pre catalyst and what lead up to the final lineup and forming of Catalyst, as well as local competition with other bands and changes within the band.

POSTED: 05/25/2009 - 12:07 pm

Accidents And Screwdrivers: The Origin Of Distortion
A brief history of the humble beginnings of the most popular guitar effect on the planet: distortion.

POSTED: 05/06/2009 - 10:52 am

The History Of: Gibson Les Paul
The Life of the late, great, Les Paul

POSTED: 03/30/2009 - 12:28 pm

The History Of Marcel Dadi
Marcel Dadi, one of the best acoustic guitar player of our time, is the one who made the french discover and love fingerpicking style and country music.

POSTED: 02/26/2009 - 12:22 pm

A Brief History Of The Electric Guitar
After studying various forms of music throughout my schooling, I came to the conclusion that in order to perform well on an instrument was to understand it's heritage. This article gives a brief description of the conception and production of the modern electric guitar.

POSTED: 02/02/2009 - 02:09 pm

40 Years And Still Surviving
The succes of Led Zeppelin's first album.

POSTED: 01/21/2009 - 03:09 pm

The History Of: Lynyrd Skynyrd (1964-1977)
The history of Lynyrd Skynyrd form 1964-1977 including there yearly years

POSTED: 05/23/2008 - 01:50 pm

The History Of: 90's Rock Music
When the 90's came about rock gradually changed and became something more than just rock. This music expanded greatly!

POSTED: 08/04/2007 - 08:14 am

The History Of: Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against the Machine is a band that has made a huge impact on our society by protesting and showing how they feel about the government.

POSTED: 07/27/2007 - 02:01 pm