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Inquirer with Alex Lifeson of Rush: "When I Sit Down and Play Guitar, I Melt...

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Guitar World asks Rush's Alex Lifeson some tough questions. What inspired you to play guitar? My brother-in-law played flamenco guitar. He lent his guitar to me and I grew to like it....

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Fender Releases Limited American Standard Guitars, New Classic Player Models...

Fender has released several new Limited Edition American Standard Series guitars, new Classic Player Series models and a Special Edition Blacktop Series guitar. All the details can be found right here:...

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Richard Lloyd: 'Alchemical Guitarist' Guitar Lesson DVD

The Alchemical Guitarist: Fretboard Secrets Unlocked presents the 12 best videos and accompanying columns from Guitar World columnist Richard Lloyd. In this insightful instructional DVD, Lloyd gives...

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Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Headphone Albums

What, exactly, is a headphone album? Well, the definition changes depending on who you are. For audiophiles, a headphone album is a work that is so exquisitely recorded that it demands you listen to...

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Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Announce Tour Suspension; Beck to Fill Dates Through August

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top have announced the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill. According to a story posted by wcsx.com,...

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Musicians Institute Introduces “Bring Your Own Device” Policy, Delivering...

Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California, is going beyond the classroom in fall 2014 with a new paperless “Bring Your Own Device” (B.Y.O.D.) policy and a "flipped...

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Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer Talks Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory...

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents two exclusive videos from Five Finger Death Punch — both of which herald the release of Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, the new memoir...

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Enter to Win an Eastman E20SS Slope Shouldered Acoustic Guitar - Contest

We are excited to share the fabulous Eastman E20SS slope shouldered acoustic guitar. Enter our giveaway for one of these beauties here>> Wonderfully made hand-crafted instrument is ideal for pros...

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Check Out This Gigantic Flying V Guitar — Video

Holy crap! Is that a giant Flying V, or has someone finally invented the shrink ray?! Nope, we're pretty sure it's just a guy rocking out on a giant Flying V. According to the video's caption, the man...

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We Are The Willows Announce New Album 'Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1' Out November...

We Are The Willows is thrilled to announce the release of the new full-length album Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1, out November 4th on The Homestead Records. The Minneapolis based six-piece have premiered...

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Epic and Legacy Announce 'Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete...

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Epic Records will release Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection October 28. A...

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Hughes & Kettner Announces 30th Anniversary NOS Limited Edition Tubemeister Amps

This year marks the 30th year of Hughes & Kettner’s quest for the perfect guitar amplifier tone, and the brand is celebrating by producing a Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Series of its...

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Play It Now: Matt Nathanson Teaches us How to Play "Mission Bells"

In this segment of our exclusive Acoustic Nation Play It Now video series, hit singer songwriter Matt Nathanson teaches me, and YOU, how to play his latest single, “Mission Bells.” The track appears on...

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Matt Nathanson to Perform During The MDA Show of Strength Telethon on...

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson lends his support and talent this weekend when he performs his hit song “Kinks Shirt” during the 49th Annual MDA Show of Strength telethon. The two-hour...

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Labor Day Sale: Get 25 Percent Off Everything at Guitar World's Online Store!

Now through September 2, 2014, you can get 25 percent off EVERYTHING at the Guitar World Online Store. Just be sure to use this special code at checkout: LABORDAY25 Choose from products from Guitar...

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Led Zeppelin Preview "Black Dog (Basic Track with Guitar Overdubs)"— Listen

Below, you can stream slightly more than a minute's worth of "Black Dog (Basic Track with Guitar Overdubs)," one of the raw, previously unreleased recordings to be included in the upcoming remastered...

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Cigar Box: Build a Guitar Pickup in Under Five Minutes for Less Than $2

Can you make your own pickup out of a wall wart plug in under five minutes and less than $2? Yes, it can be done! I saw a clip on YouTube a while ago where someone made a pickup from pieces of a plug,...

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Your Signature, Please: Five Essential Pieces of Signature Gear

About 10 years ago, a home-furnishings company named a line of rugs after a gorgeous movie and TV actress. It turns out that, aside from walking, sidling and sashaying on them for a few decades, she...

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Ghost Pedal Creates Wah Effect Without Physical Pedal — Video

Recently, a group of students from Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering developed the Ghost Pedal, a wireless device that uses sensors attached to the guitar player's foot to create a...

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Robert Trujillo Performs Metallica Medley with Rodrigo y Gabriela — Video

On August 17 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo sat in with his good friends, acoustic guitar rock sensations Rodrigo y Gabriela, at their sold-out show. They...

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