How did Dick Dale (AKA the Grandaddy of Shred) finally stop setting speakers on fire?
"With the output transformers that Leo Fender and I built together," the 75-year-old King of Surf Guitar explained to Crossfade, "and the 15-inch D130 speakers.
"Back then, the transformers were 10, 12, and 15 wa ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezDick Dale ain't playing, bro.When guitar god Dick Dale straps on his superpowered Fender Strat, he's not fucking playing. Strings will snap. Ears will bleed. Speakers will explode.
And last night at the Vagabond, the 74-year-old axe master -- also known as the King of ... More >>
Warning: Just five minutes with 74-year-old surf rocker Dick Dale and his infamous Fender Strat could cause spilled Mai Tais, random outbreaks of retro dance moves (e.g. the Swim or Splashin' Round), and lifelong hearing loss.
But that doesn't mean Dick's a brutal dude. In fact, he's basically ... More >>