Guitar Legend Jeff Beck Has Died, Rockers React


 

In shocking news to begin 2023, guitar hero for over 50 years, Jeff Beck has died. He was 78. He passed after a brief bout with bacterial meningitis”, a message from Beck’s representative’s state. Beck was an innovator across several different genres first rising to fame with the Yardbirds, infamously replacing Eric Clapton. After founding the Jeff Beck Group (which inspired the founding of Led Zeppelin by Jimmy Page, who played with Beck briefly in The Yardbirds). Jeff made several albums in classic rock, and making forays into the jazz-fusion sound he pioneered the Jazz fusion genre with several all-star-laden albums and collaborations. One of his generations frequently mentioned greatest guitarists, Beck once has his fingers and thumbs were famously insured for over 7 m GBP.– He continued to tour and record constantly, despite suffering from major hearing loss. Beck also featured on Ozzy Osbourne’s recent album Patient Number 9. RIP.

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The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 12-11-22


In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week the big stories include Metallica ending their vinyl club, Slipknot growing the Knotfest brand some more, our Album of The Year countdown coverage, new interviews with Bayside and Candlemass, Damnation Festival review, Led Zeppelin reunion concert stream, remembering Dimebag Darrell, Muddy Roots tickets on sale, a review of Soen and Oceans of Slumber, Ne Obliviscaris returns, a Tool statue drops this week, Crosses (deftones + far) and more! and more.

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Led Zeppelin to Host “Celebration Day” Streaming Event This Weekend


On a day in 2007, Fifteen years ago this weekend, Led Zeppelin performed a reunion concert as part of a charity concert. The historic show at London’s O2 Arena, was turned into a 2012 concert album and DVD/Blu-ray Celebration Day. For the anniversary this weekend, Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m. U.K. / 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST will broadcast the entire performance on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel. UPDATED: Watch at the new link below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Getsemane – Viimaa


 

Part experimental jazz, part progressive, part sultry but all Getsemane – the newest work of art they’ve created for Svart Records is entitled Viimaa. There is a darkness to the sound, like mushrooms and the mycelial network dark. It’s taking the Hobbits to Isengard black. It’s underground clubs in New York City and Frankfurt, the ones with the brick on the inside; smokey, dense, hot.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Gaupa – Myriad


 

Gaupa burst onto their native Sweden scene with their self-titled EP in 2018, and quickly built up a fine reputation and steady following in their home country. They released their full-length debut album Feberdrom in 2020 which caught the attention of Nuclear Blast Records, who added them to their roster of Swedish bands. But Gaupa certainly doesn’t fall into the typical “Metal” category that you might expect when looking at their label mates. In fact their roots sit firmly in the stoner rock genre, but on Myriad, their second LP and debut for their new label, they far exceed being pigeonholed into just one sound and have created a record befitting of its title, with a plethora of intriguing styles to be found within.

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Watch Them Crooked Vultures Play Their First Gig in 12 Years at The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in London


Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures reunited for the first time since 2010 to play a three-song set at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute
Concert at Wembley Stadium in London. The band played one original “Gunman” and two covers. They opened with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by
Elton John, and closed with “Long Slow Goodbye” by Queens of The Stone Age.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Marcus King – Young Blood


 

A rich and rewarding exercise in traditional blues, Young Blood’s (American / Republic / Snakefarm) vital ingredients also include southern rock, soul and even country. As produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, this is one to wallow and luxuriate in – but don’t get too comfortable as angst and agony are never far away in the songs of a relative kid who seems to have lived something of a life already.Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Ann Wilson Live at Sony Hall


 

In a time where people tend to throw around the word “legend”, I had the great fortune to experience an incredibly intimate evening with a true legend at Sony Hall last week. Ann Wilson, the undeniable and unmistakable voice of Heart, delivered the goods on the New York City stop of her tour. She’s supporting her new release Fierce Bliss. The album, like so many others to come out this year, was a product of the abundance of time off courtesy of Covid. Ann used her time very wisely and enlisted the help of a wide variety of heavy hitters including Vince Gill, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Temple of Void – Summoning The Slayer


Something gigantic and terrible is looming over the dark horizon, and it’s reaching its mighty hand to drag you down below the earth. That’s the feeling anyway on Summoning the Slayer (Relapse Records) the fourth full-length record by Michigan’s death/doom quintet Temple of Void.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Reef – Shoot Me Your Ace


Nineties brit-rockers Reef are back with Shoot Me Your Ace (Raging Sea), their second album since their 2018 reunion. With original members Gary Stringer (vocals) and Jack Bessant (bass) joined by newer members Jessie (Ronnie Wood’s son) on guitar, Luke Bullen on drums, and the production and guitar work of Andy Taylor, Shoot Me Your Ace shows a band firing on all cylinders.

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