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9-Year-Old Girl Covers Paul Gilbert's Version of James Brown's "I Got the...

One or 2,457 of you might remember Li-Sa-X, a young Japanese guitarist who covered Racer X's 1987 instrumental shred tune "Scarified" on YouTube late last year. Earlier this year, Racer X axman Paul...

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Pantera’s “The Art of Shredding” Percussive Acoustic Guitar Cover — Video Finds

Believe it or not, Pantera’s “The Art of Shredding” translates awesomely to acoustic in the hands of the masterful percussive player, Sam Westphalen. Here he is in the studio at the Australian...

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Review: Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic and Les Paul Classic-T Guitars

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or...

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Davenport Cabinet Premiere New Album, 'Damned Renegades'— Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Damned Renegades, the new album by Davenport Cabinet. The project, which started out as a solo venture for Coheed and Cambria guitarist Travis...

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Michael Franti Announces First Acoustic Tour

Singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist Michael Franti will strip down for his first ever acoustic tour of the West coast in November. Pre-sale tickets are on-sale now, and tickets go on sale to...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: Introduction to the Lydian Pentatonic Concept

One of the most common ways to expand your soloing ideas over maj7 chords is to explore the Lydian sound, which produces a maj7#11 chord. While learning the Lydian scale itself is definitely one way to...

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Bass Player LIVE! Set for November 8-9 in Los Angeles

Bass Player LIVE! returns to Los Angeles for a seventh year November 8-9, 2014. The event will included two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios, plus a special Saturday-evening...

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Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 3 — Black Sabbath Vs....

We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons,...

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New Book: Learn the Tabs, Tones and Techniques for 25 Top Acoustic Songs

25 Top Acoustic Songs — Tab. Tone. Technique. is now available at the Guitar World Online Store. This series includes performance notes and accurate tab for the greatest songs of every genre. From the...

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Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 3 — The Allman...

We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons,...

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Whole Lotta Sound Effects: Michael Winslow Covers Led Zeppelin — Video

We know this isn't exactly a new video, but it seems the 3-year-old clip was randomly "discovered" and shared — several thousand times — on Facebook earlier this week. It's a bizarre, brief but nifty...

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IK Multimedia Now Shipping iRig Pads — Portable MIDI Groove Controller for...

IK Multimedia has announced it's shipping iRig Pads, the full-featured, ultra-portable MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC. It's the perfect companion for the...

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Review: Zoom G1Xon Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or...

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Watch Jimi Hendrix's Death Announcement from ABC News — Video

Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix died in London 44 years ago this month — on September 18, 1970. He was only 27. Although all these facts have become common knowledge for rock and guitar fans, there was a...

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Machine Head Premiere New Song, "Now We Die"— Listen

Machine Head have premiered a new song, "Now We Die." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook! The track is from Bloodstone & Diamonds, which will be...

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Joe Satriani Performs "Satch Boogie" at New York City's Iridium — Video

On June 9, Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th-birthday commemorative concert for Les Paul at New York City's Iridium. I know it was exclusive because I couldn't get in! The performance was filmed...

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LessonFace with Steve Stine: Assembling Concepts — Absolute Fretboard...

Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. His "Soloing" course starts October 4, 2014. Enrolled students can attend live AND...

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Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Power Ballads

Who doesn’t like a power ballad, that soft underbelly of a hard rocker, rarely seen in the light of day? You’ve probably heard the story…the power ballad is often the biggest hit for heavier bands,...

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The Almighty Riff: Suggestions for Stimulating Musical Creativity

The following is a classic column from Guitar World magazine. Every great rock song has a great riff, be it a single-note melody or a chordal-based sequence, and that's probably what makes it a great...

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'20 Essential Metal Licks' DVD: Master Techniques used by Metallica, Pantera,...

Master the essential metal techniques used by artists like Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden and many others. In the feature-filled 20 Essential Metal Licks Lick Pack DVD, you'll...

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