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Video: Metallica Perform "Leper Messiah" and "Motorbreath" in Cape Town,...

Metallica have posted another official video that recaps one of their overseas shows from this past spring. Check out the official video from the band's April 24 show in Cape Town, South Africa, below....

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Iggy Pop and James Williamson Discuss 'Ready to Die,' the First Iggy and The...

This is an excerpt from the August 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. For the rest of this story, plus a tribute to Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and features on Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins, Joe Bonamassa,...

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Audio Interview: Amorphis Guitarist Esa Holopainen Talks Gear and Live...

Finnish progressive metal band Amorphis released their 11th studio album, Circle, April 30 via Nuclear Blast Records in the US. It's refreshingly more guitar-oriented than any of the band's previous...

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Review: Willie Nile Hits New Career Peak with 'American Ride'

About 10 years ago, BBC disc jockey Spencer Leigh reviewed a show by my old band, the Badge, and wondered how we were able to write songs that matched the work of Rubber Soul-era Lennon & McCartney...

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Bent Out of Shape: Has Heavy Metal Become a Joke?

Heavy metal has lost all form of legitimacy as musical genre. I believe it has evolved, or devolved, to the point where it has become something so different from what it once was, that it now is a...

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Interview: Angra Guitarist Kiko Loureiro Discusses His New Solo Album,...

Guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, as a member of Brazilian power metal juggernaut Angra, has earned his claim to fame and has nothing more to prove. His technical prowess and exciting playing have garnered...

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Five Finger Death Punch Added to Aftershock Festival Lineup, "Five Finger...

An expanded band lineup has been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival. Additions to Northern California's biggest summer rock festival — September 14 and 15 at Discovery...

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August 2013 Guitar World: Tribute to Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, Joe Bonamassa,...

The all-new August 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine is available now! This month's issue features a tribute to Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, who influenced a generation of guitarists and changed the...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "Smells Like Teen...

A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists,...

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Exclusive Song Premiere: The Young Things — "Party Dress"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Party Dress," a new song by New York City rockers the Young Things. The song is a non-album B-side from the sessions from their just-released...

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Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe to Publish Memoir in Spring 2014

During the next few weeks, while Lamb of God are gearing up for overseas dates overseas in August, vocalist Randy Blythe is busy gearing up for the release of his upcoming memoir. The book, which puts...

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Guitar Girl'd: ZZ Ward Talks New Album, 'Til the Casket Drops'

ZZ Ward is a 21st-century twist on blued-eyed soul. An enthralling collection of contradictions. Gutsy. Gorgeous. And just downright skilled. With hip-hop beats meshed with a Latin feel and Ward’s...

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Synyster Gates, Guitar Center, Schecter and Ernie Ball Launch Ultimate Master...

Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates has teamed up with Guitar Center, Schecter Guitars and Ernie Ball to launch the "Ultimate Master Class Fly Away with Synyster Gates" contest. Start by...

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String Theory: Drawing Inspiration from a Sax Legend and Melodic Minor's Two...

The following content is related to the August 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. In...

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Fourth of July Sale: Get 40% Off Guitar World DVDs at the Online Store!

Celebrate the Fourth of July with big savings at the Guitar World Online Store! Today (July 3) through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 7, you can get 40 percent off any Guitar World DVD at the store! Choose...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "Heartbreaker"...

A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists,...

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Pearl Jam Set to Make Announcement Monday, July 8, Following Online Countdown

Who doesn't love a good Facebook countdown? Led Zeppelin used it to great effect last year when they counted down to a long-awaited announcement regarding the release of Celebration Day, a live...

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Petal to the Metal: The Minarik Orchid Guitar

The solidbody guitar is essentially a blank canvas, a quality that often results in some rather bizarre designs, such as the instruments regularly featured here. Occasionally, however, form and...

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The 30 Greatest Shred Albums of All Time

To some people, shred guitar is about one thing, and one thing only: the need for speed. The yearn to burn. The desire for fire. Just the word itself can conjure glorious images of long-haired,...

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Video: Slayer and Phil Anselmo Perform Pantera's "Fucking Hostile"

For his 45th birthday, former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo joined Slayer onstage during their Heavy By the Sea Festival set in Athens, Greece, to cover the Pantera classic "Fucking Hostile." Check out...

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