Guitar albums are very tough to get right. When a solo guitarist releases an album sometimes the songs get lost in an attempt to show off a host of flashy licks. Justin Johnson is not the type of guy who has this problem though, and his new album Drivin’ It Down demonstrates that very [...]
The Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ new album The Getaway is a great record in many ways, but it’s not a great guitar record. Current guitarist Josh Klinghoffer certainly knows his way around his axe, but he’s more of a sideman than the main event. He loves adding colour to the more [...]
The Getaway by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is an unexpected move from the funk-rock titans. It’s an unconventional record informed by hip hop and retro funk. The overall vibe is more like an indie record rather than a stadium-filling commercial rock act. The maturity of song-writing is [...]
The Red Hot Chili Peppers celebrated the release of their 11th album “The Getaway” by unveiling a video clip for lead single Dark Necessities.
The video is fittingly dark with the band lounging around (in what looks like a brothel) as images of bruised and battered women [...]