Ozzy Osbourne Tops the Billboard Rock Charts with “Under the Graveyward”
This week, Osbourne’s “Under the Graveyard” hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Released five weeks ago, it was the first new song from Ozzy in almost 10 years. It’s also his first number 1 mainstream rock song in a decade. Upon it’s release it charted on number 4 in November finally topping the number 1 spot this week. Playing on the album is Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer chad Smith. Check out the song below!
John Frusciante Praises Kurt Cobain’s Guitar Playing
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante discussed the secret to late Nirvana frontman and guitarist Kurt Cobain’s guitar playing in a newly published interview with Ultimate-Guitar’s Steven Rosen.
Frusciante claimed, “I’m more interested in doing things texturally with the guitar and trying to come up with ways of playing that I find interesting. And for me, the rock star guitar soloing approach is a dead end. I don’t see that many people ever taking it anywhere. And to me, the most interesting guitar players that we’ve had over the last twenty years have not been soloists.
They’ve been people like Bernard Sumner from Joy Division and New Order, Johnny Marr from The Smiths, Johnny Greenwood in Radiohead, Kurt Cobain in Nirvana … none of these people were soloists. These people all did interesting things with their sound and they do interesting lead guitar things but it’s not flashy.
To me that guitar playing kind of reached a peak with Jimmy Page and I don’t really think anybody’s ever taken it any further than Jimmy Page. Eddie Van Halen, I thought went to an interesting place with it but again I don’t think it ever went anywhere from there.”