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Tone Freak: Talking Gear with Adelitas Way Guitarist Rob Zakaryan

I'm definitely a tone freak. Getting my tone to come out of my amps the way I hear in my head is actually an exciting journey, and a never-ending one! On the road right now, my signal starts from my...

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DragonForce Premiere Cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” — Listen

DragonForce have premiered their cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook! The band will release their new album, Maximum...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Tapping and Flexing with Tony Smotherman

Here's a crazy-sounding video game–type lick that requires flexibility and dexterity to execute accurately. The object is to move seamlessly across the fretboard, using a wide-stretch symmetrical...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Fretboard Fingerskating with John 5

Here's a pretty cool-sounding, fast E major pentatonic-based run that takes you all over the fretboard. I love runs like this, and I play these types of elongated patterns often. Here, I pick the first...

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Robert Plant Premieres Live "Rainbow" Music Video, Announces Fall Tour

Robert Plant has announced a string of fall North American dates with his band, the Sensational Space Shifters. While he was at it, he also premiered a live video for "Rainbow," a track from his new...

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Foo Fighters Announce Premiere of HBO Series, 'Sonic Highways,' and New Single

Foo Fighters have announced the premiere date of the Dave Grohl-directed HBO documentary series Sonic Highways. They've also confirmed that the first single from their new studio album will be released...

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Dear Guitar Hero: David Crosby Talks Guitars, CSN&Y, 'Croz' and Working with...

He's one-fourth of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and owns a sweet collection of rare and vintage axes. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is... What’s the key to great harmony? —...

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John Petrucci Discusses and Demos Ernie Ball M-Steel Guitar Strings — Video

In the newly posted video below, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci discusses and demos Ernie Ball's M-Steel guitar strings. Ernie Ball calls the strings, which were introduced earlier this year,...

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Is Eric Clapton's New 'Planes, Trains and Eric' DVD His Final Tour Document?

A forthcoming film of Eric Clapton's 2014 world tour might just be a document of the guitarist's final tour — ever. The DVD, which is titled Planes, Trains and Eric, documents the Far and Middle...

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John Petrucci's 'Wild Stringdom' DVD Offers More Than 60 Minutes of Lessons

There's a new Guitar World DVD at the Guitar World Online Store! John Petrucci's Wild Stringdom is available now for $14.99! The DVD, which features Dream Theater's guitarist, offers more than 60...

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Guitar World's 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide — with Avenged Sevenfold,...

In this feature from the August 2014 issue of Guitar World, the guitarists of Avenged Sevenfold, Morbid Angel, Trivium and other metal acts tell how they'll beat the heat and tame the crowds on the...

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Mass Effect: The Top 50 Stomp Boxes, Devices and Processors of All Time

Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes,...

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Frontal Assault: The Top 10 Guitar-Playing Frontmen in Rock

Even though Metallica's James Hetfield makes it look all too easy, there are countless guitarists who find it challenging to sing while doing anything on the guitar — besides strumming. Some players...

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August 8, 1966: "Hundreds of Beatles Records Are to Be Pulverized in a Giant...

Forty-eight years ago this summer — in late July and August 1966 — the Beatles found themselves in a touchy situation. On July 29 of that year, a teen magazine called Datebook published segments of a...

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Check Out NAMM's New "Just Play" Campaign Videos

NAMM — the folks that bring you the twice-yearly gearfest known as the NAMM Show — has created a couple of Public Service Announcement videos to encourage more people to start playing music and fewer...

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State Champs Premiere New Acoustic Track

State Champs have premiered a new song titled "Leave You In The Dark" from their upcoming EP The Acoustic Things. The release of the song celebrates the announcement of their co-headlining Pure Noise...

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Attend Berklee’s Free Online Classic Rock Guitar Clinic

On Wednesday, August 20, you can attend a free, in-depth online clinic with Berklee Online course author and instructor Joe Musella. Joe's rock quartet performs internationally, and his recent...

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John 5's Uncut Studio Sessions, "Jerry's Breakdown"— Video

Today, we're going behind the scenes with John 5 at Doghouse Studio in Los Angeles as he records his upcoming studio album — courtesy of Uncut Studio Sessions! In the just-posted video below, you can...

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Pieta Brown Confirms Fall Tour and New Album

Singer Pieta Brown has confirmed a fall U.S. tour which promises to see her performing songs from her enthralling new album Paradise Outlaw (September 30, Red House Records). Scroll down for complete...

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It Might Get Weird: Gigs Carved Guitars' Dark Side of the Moon

Probably 99 percent of the guitars built with graphics inspired by Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon feature the album cover’s iconic prism design. Mark “Gig” Goldstein’s Dark Side of the Moon...

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