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Top Ten Underrated Guitarists: Overlooked No Longer

Posted in Assignments with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw

For my Writing For Magazines course, our final assignment was to write a feature article for a magazine of our choice. I decided to write an countdown list about the top ten most underrated guitarists in rock for Guitar World Magazine. I know that many of you may disagree with my list or feel I left some off (I definitely struggle with a few I had to leave off). So after reading my piece, jot down some guitarists you feel don’t receive fair recognition in the comment section. This way we can further shine a light on more unsung guitar gods! But first, take a look at the feature article I wrote (as well as the sidebar about underrated songs). Read the intro first then read the list after the hit.

Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton or Slash: these are a few of the guitarists who always dominate the covers of magazines. Media outlets are constantly praising their influence and talent. Yet whenever the discussion of guitar idols arises, there always seem to be a few names that don’t get fair acknowledgement. While these guitarists are given honorable mentions and modest placements on count-down lists, they still fail to receive rightful admiration despite their remarkable approach to the guitar.

Well not any more. It’s time to countdown ten guitarists or duos, both current and established, which too often get overlooked.
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NIN Fan Created Live DVD Available Now……FOR FREE!!!

Posted in Cool News with tags , , , on January 10, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw

It isn’t as if we needed more proof that Nine Inch Nails fans are extremely devoted. But now the fans have gone out of their way and done something truly unbelievable: create a live concert DVD of NIN’s ambitious and stunning Light The Sky tour. What makes this even cooler is the fact that it is currently available for free download and viewing. That’s right…FREE!

After plans for one of the tour’s shows to filmed professionally for commercial release fell through, Trent Reznor called on fans to help edit and produce footage taken from stops in Portland, Sacramento and Victoria. What resulted was thousands of fans across the world, dubbed as This One Is On Us, creating Another Version Of The Truth: The Gift. Click here for more information about the project and to download the concert. You can also watch the entire show on YouTube here. To keep an eye out on fan held theatrical screenings, click here.

Since I actually witnessed this tour when Reznor and company brought the tour to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA (November 9, 2008), I can say that Another Version Of The Truth:The Gift does a great job capturing the show. Light The Sky was truly unlike any other, using visuals and multimedia to blow your mind (check out pictures I took from the show here). If you were lucky enough to see this show in person, then the footage will bring back warm fuzzy moments of a great night. If you were the unfortunate fan who missed out, or even if you are just a concert enthusiast, then get ready to witness one of the most revolutionary concert tours.

Bravo to the hard working and dedicated fans who worked on Another Version Of The Truth:The Gift. You truly have done an outstanding job!

Check out a clip of the song “Only”, one of my favorite moments from the show, taken from the project.