Michael Casswell Guitar Lessons & Backing Tracks

It is with great sadness that we post the news of Michael Casswell's tragic death in a swimming accident while on holiday in Spain. All of us at Licklibrary are shocked and saddened by MIke's passing, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family at this difficult time. Michael was an extremely talented musician and much loved member of the Licklibrary team. Mike started playing the guitar from the age of 11. In the mid-1980s he was signed to RCA USA as a part of a band called Heroes. From the late 1980s to the early 1990s he was signed to MCA UK with the British rock band Walk on Fire, which released an album Blind Faith in 1989. In 1992, he joined the Brian May Band for the South America tour. Mike co-wrote and co-produced Cozy Powell's last solo album Especially for You that was released from Polygram Records in 1998. From 2006 to 2008, Mike played in the West End Queen musical We Will Rock You. Since 2011, he has been regularly contributing to Guitar Interactive magazine with columns, gear reviews and interviews. In 2014, Mike released a solo album entitled Complaints about the noise. RIP