Metal Hammer Golden Gods nominations announced

Metal Hammer has announced the nominations for the Golden Gods 2011 awards. Public voting begins today at metalhammer.co.uk/goldengods and the winners will be unveiled at a suitably debauched IndigO2 event on June 13. Rob Zombie and Skindred have secured double nominations, while Iron Maiden go up against Bullet For My Valentine and feisty underdogs Bring … Read moreMetal Hammer Golden Gods nominations announced

Eric Clapton To Auction Guitars At NYC Auction.

Fender guitars have honored former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, with his own, European-only release, signature Telecaster, the ‘Graham Coxon Telecaster.’ Coxon has had a successful solo career, but is best known as the guitarist for Blur, who were among the most renowned acts to emerge from the ‘90’s Britpop era. With a Telecaster in hand, … Read moreEric Clapton To Auction Guitars At NYC Auction.

Jeff Hanneman Hospitalised, Guest Guitarist To Fill In For Soundwave Festival.

Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of Slayer, was hospitalized late last month where he underwent emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, according to his band mates Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo. While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the infection’s origin, they diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis, … Read moreJeff Hanneman Hospitalised, Guest Guitarist To Fill In For Soundwave Festival.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction ‘has greatest guitar riff of all time’

According to guitar manufacturer Gibson, The best electric guitar riff of all time is “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. Gibson put the track in top spot in a list of 50 songs which contain the best riffs. Russell Hall, a contributor to the company’s website, explained the decision had been made … Read more(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction ‘has greatest guitar riff of all time’

Total Guitar’s Best Metal Guitarists Of All Time.

Total Guitar are running a poll to find the greatest metal guitarist of all time. The following 20 names have been nominated: Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom) Daron Malakian (System Of A Down) Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah) Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) James Hetfield (Metallica) … Read moreTotal Guitar’s Best Metal Guitarists Of All Time.