ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 16, 2006 By Steve Newton When Vivian Campbell was a kid he went to see Rory Gallagher at Belfast's Ulster Hall, then rushed home to grab his guitar and imitate the underrated Irish guitar hero. Campbell's still copping those licks, though he doesn't get away with it in … Continue reading Album review: Vivian Campbell, Two Sides of If (2005)
bob geldof photo By Steve Newton Rory Gallagher is quite likely the most underrated rock-guitar player of all time. Even though his instrumental prowess has been constantly raved about by such longtime fans as Slash, Brian May, and The Edge, a lot of music fans have never even heard him. Perhaps most shocking is the … Continue reading Rory Gallagher’s fierce talent exposed by unearthed live tracks, but will the Rock Hall even notice?