Charles Bowser

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For beginners, a guide to cooking all types of meat

As with many parents of teens, I am on a mission to teach my boys life skills. They are incredibly capable of catching a baseball, landing a flip on a trampoline and riding a bike without hands, but in five and six years, when they head off to college, will they have the broader skills they need to …

BBQ

Eric Johnson Plays Zakk Wylde's Wylde Audio Guitar

14<p>SHARES<p>What does it sound like when Eric Johnson plays Zakk Wylde's new Wylde Audio guitar? You can find out below. (<i>Spoiler alert: Johnson sounds</i> …

35 Things You Might Not Know About Led Zeppelin IV

On November 8th, 1971, <b>Led Zeppelin</b> <b></b>released their fourth studio album, commonly known as <i>Led Zeppelin IV</i>. To mark the record’s 45th anniversary, here …

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

Texas

Exploring Eric Clapton's Collaborations with The Beatles, Part 1

24<p>SHARES<p>In the late Sixties, the Beatles and Eric Clapton kicked off a nearly five-decade-long tradition of recorded collaborations.<p>Sure, "While My …

Mod Garage: Conquering Classical Guitar String-Changing Terror

<b>Photos 1 (left) and 2 (right). Images courtesy of singlecoil.com.</b><p>Hello, and welcome to the first Mod Garage column that <i>doesn’t</i> deal with electric …

Heaven help us — George Carlin was right: Donald Trump is America

As a wise comedian says, we must own Trump — he didn’t fall from the sky and, yes, he is a reflection our nation<p>George Carlin was a master comedian, which is to say he was more than funny: He possessed a genius insight into human nature and the workings of our society. Carlin was perhaps most …

Tom Hanks Plays Donald Trump Supporter on Saturday Night Live’s ‘Black Jeopardy’

Let's meet today's contestants. <b>Tom Hanks</b> played a <b>Donald Trump</b> supporter (Make America Great Again hat and all) during a <i>Black Jeopardy</i> sketch on</i> …

Top 10 Martial Arts Disciplines for Self-Defense and Survival

If you are interested in taking up a martial arts discipline for its self-defense techniques, it’s crucial to understand that they are not cut from …

Martial Arts

Top Ten Rock Bands Whose Legacies Will Never Die

<i>1</i> <b>The Beatles</b> <b>The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison</b> …

21 Obscure References in Classic Songs—Explained!

We've all heard these classic pop and rock hits a thousand times. But even if you know all the words, do you know what they were about?<p>1. "You’re So …

The 20 Worst Rock Albums Ever

Every band has a dud record in their back catalogue – they’re only human after all. But sometimes, superstar bands make the sort of terrible albums …

Failed Assassins: Would-Be Presidential Shooters In History

A judge granted John Hinckley Jr. his freedom this week, 35 years after Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan.<p>His release from a mental hospital comes with a handful of limitations: Hinckley will live with his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Va., and he cannot contact his victims, their relatives …

Ronald Reagan

Finally revealed: The story behind Dave Chappelle's legendary Prince skit

The skit is iconic to anyone who came of age in the middle aughts: Dave Chappelle, decked out in purple as he plays Prince, calling "Game, blouses" …

The 30 Most Badass Guitarists of All Time

Guitar players are the coolest creatures on this planet.Don’t believe us? Consider Buddy Holly. Take away his guitar and he might as well be Melvin …

Guitar

Chas Chandler: The man who discovered Jimi Hendrix

<b>His discovery of a young Jimi Hendrix in a New York club would change the face of music forever. Twenty years on from Chas Chandler's death, those who knew him look back at his life.</b><p>Summer 1966. A small Greenwich Village venue. There, a little-known guitarist performing under the stage-name Jimmy …

Guitar

Bonnie Raitt's 8 tips for guitarists

Introduction<p>Now in her fifth decade of performing, Bonnie Raitt’s wish has certainly become a self-fulfilling prophecy. And like fine wine, she just …

Guitar

Dallas shooting: A democracy as racist as America will never be at peace

Dallas. The name was already a byword for political violence before Thursday’s massacre – the place where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F Kennedy in 1963 and shattered America’s post-war innocence.<p>Now, five local policemen lie dead, killed while serving their community. Others fight for their …

Paul McCartney’s Most Under-Appreciated Post-Beatles Tracks

When Paul McCartney was in the Beatles, he sang about what he imagined his life would be like when he was 64. Well, he’s officially lived 10 years longer than that, and somehow is still touring and putting out inventive material — the latter of which often goes far too under the radar. To rectify …

Throwback Thursday: Watch Scotty Moore and Elvis Presley Perform ‘Trying To Get To You’ from the ’68 Comeback Special

Whitney PhaneufJune 30, 2016<p>On Tuesday, June 28, pioneering rock ‘n’ roll guitarist Scotty Moore died in Nashville at age 84. Moore was part of Elvis …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Literature

10 Instrumental Surf Rock Songs You Need to Hear Now

265<p>SHARES<p>I spent the good part of 10 years as the guitarist (and chief songwriter) in an instrumental surf-rock band. We played for very little money …

Guitar

The top 10 best Beatles songs written by George Harrison

He may have been labelled the ‘quiet one’ but when George Harrison spoke, he deserved to be listened to. He wasn’t as prolific as the …

Guitar

Dark side of the moon: The grim history of NASA's space race

On this day in history: June 20 marks some important milestones in the dark history of human space exploration.<p>The Saturn V rocket was a remarkable achievement of human engineering. The man-rated rocket carried most of the Apollo missions into space, and won the Space Race for America.<p>It was also …

Space Exploration

Soloing Strategies: Randy Rhoads' Scales, Blues Licks and Daring Chromatic Maneuvers

In the world of heavy metal, hot guitarists are a dime a dozen.Yet only a precious few stand the test of time and become enduring guitar gods.Randy …

Electric Guitar

How to Cook Rib Eye Steaks on a George Foreman Grill

You planned to grill steaks on your outdoor grill, but now it is raining. You might think that you can't grill those thick, juicy rib eyes on your …

Eric Clapton Talks Gear, Robert Johnson and New Album, 'I Still Do'

5<p>SHARES<p>When last we heard from Eric Clapton, he was dropping hints about retiring, alluding to a time in the not-too-distant future when he might …

Joe Walsh: My Life in 15 Songs

Guitar legend looks back on more than 40 years of music and mayhem with James Gang, Eagles and beyond<p>Joe Walsh has called himself an "ordinary …

Joe Walsh

How to Play Jimi Hendrix-Style Rhythm Guitar

847<p>SHARES<p>Jimi Hendrix was nothing less than a complete guitarist. He was a brilliant and seemingly effortless performer, improviser, songwriter and …

Electric Guitar

Seven surprising signs that you're suffering from emotional distress

As a doctor working in the field of psychological wellbeing, eliciting emotional ill health can often be a piece of detective work. For example, what is often termed ‘biologically based’ depression presents fairly uniformly with common symptoms, whoever we are and whatever our circumstances, and …

Mental Health