Tag: Eric Clapton

Martin Guitars – A Living History

By Michael Watts It’s no exaggeration to state that without the Martin Guitar Company the flattop steel string guitar as we know it would simply not exist. This is a truly iconic brand. Martin Guitars were being made before the American Civil War. Before Smith and Wesson there were Martin Guitars. 180 years of history…

Is Yngwie Malmsteen the Greatest Rock and Roll Guitarist Since Jimi Hendrix?

By Andrew Catania The historical archives of the heavy metal rock speak for the sheer class of Jimi Hendrix. As soon as his fingers came in touch with the metal chords, it was as if he was magically squeezing out tones that poured into the ears as profoundmusical fantasies that humanity had never heard before. It was as if his riffs, shreds and chord pulls came out…

Clapton is God!

By Andrew Catania By the time Eric Clapton launched his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world’s major rock stars due to his group affiliations — the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Blind Faith — which had demonstrated his claim to being the…