Where did the metal scream come from, and why is it so prevalent if it’s such an unhealthy way to move one’s vocal folds day after day without training and technique? Vikings, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You,”; Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and Judas Priest, of course… babies! These are all points of origin for today’s extreme metal singing. It’s not opera, but metal singing is a seriously athletic activity and has only become more so as its vocals have grown more extreme, even if its fashion sense has not.
The Fender Custom Shop 2021 Prestige Collection stems from a challenge Fender gave to each of its Custom Shop Master Builders – to build a guitar with "no boundaries." The end result came in the form of 10 eyebrow-raising axes, each designed by an individual Master Builder. Read more about each of the guitars...
This short-scale headless design features a mahogany body topped with a gorgeous piece of walnut. Its nine-piece neck is a laminate of mahogany and maple with an ebony fretboard. The hardware includes the Nova Guitar Parts headless system by Andre Passini in Brazil. Another important aspect of the bass is its triple-threat of Sims Super-Quad pickups. Each Super-Quad can switch, with SimS patented Tri-Logic switching system, between a split-coil, single-coil, and full humbucker.
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In addition to his solo recording projects, Johnson has found time to record with the likes of Ramsey Lewis, Joe Williams and Vanessa Ruben, Richie Cole among many others. He has performed with Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw, Angela Bofil, Dizzy Gillespie, the Boston Pops, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Dr. Billy Taylor, and organist Jimmy Smith, James Moody, David “Fathead” Newman, Terry Gibbs, Bobby Watson, Nicholas Payton, and many other great jazz artists!