All hail the mighty guitar riff! With the right one, all things are possible. Mountain stomps onto our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs list with one of the mightiest riffs, as featured on 'Mississippi Queen.'
Former Mountain guitarist Leslie West heroically rolled onto the stage of New York's BB King Blues Club Tuesday night (Jan. 31) to perform in public for the first time since he was forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications.
Bertha, Gertrude, Bernice ... these are names one rarely associates with pretty women, but if you keep an open mind you're likely to stumble across a smoking hot Agnes one day. The smartest thing Leslie West did with his duet with Slash is name it 'Mud Flap Mama.' It sets expectations low, which means the song can only surprise us.
After being forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications last year, guitar legend Leslie West, 66, was forced to cancel a tour -- not because he was unable to perform, but because he didn't have transportation equipped for a wheelchair.
But now, thanks to an incredibly generous gift from The Vehicle Production Group, those worries are behind him.
Drugs and women are a double edged sword for rock fans. No two topics inspire more great rock and roll songs, but sadly no two topics destroy more great rock bands. Mountain lead singer Leslie West says both led to an early demise for the 'Mississippi Queen' rockers.
Bad news, guitar geeks and riff nerds. According to an official announcement, the 3 Guitar Heroes tour, featuring Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West, has been postponed until early 2012 for a very understandable reason: insurmountable travel issues for West.
Guitar heroes Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Leslie West will combine forces in a tour titled, appropriately enough, 3 Guitar Heroes. All three guitarists will play sets, and the concerts will end with them jamming together.
Mountain frontman Leslie West talks about his recovery from his recent leg amputation in a new interview with Billboard.com. The veteran rocker admits he was really scared by the emergency June 20 procedure, but he's glad he can still play music.