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Guitar Gods Playing Cards: Show Your Support for Our Kickstarter Campaign!

The staff of Guitar World is excited to launch its first ever Kickstarter campaign—and we need your support to help make it a reality! The project is a deck of standard-sized playing cards featuring 54...

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Restorations Guitarist Dave Klyman Talks Gear, Technique and New Album, 'LP3'

The punk and hardcore roots of Philadelphia’s Restorations are still evident on LP3, but pigeonholing the band is even more difficult this time around. The Philadelphia band’s third album in four...

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Platinum Rush Video Blog #1 — Sons of Bill

Our first video blog features Sam Wilson of the band Sons Of Bill. I found the band by chance loading their gear into a truck while I was driving by. This is what this blog series (and upcoming movie)...

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Hammer Jammer Key-Hammering Device for Guitars Available for Preorder — Video

Gear lovers might might remember when we posted a story (with a video) about a device called the Hammer Jammer. The Hammer Jammer is unique key-hammering percussive device that fits onto electric or...

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Guitarist Arrested for Performing in NYC Subway — Video

Here’s a video that’s recently caused an uproar around the internet, especially among musicians. Watch as New York City musician Andrew Kalleen is arrested for busking in the NYC Subway. According to...

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Carlos Santana and Son Perform National Anthem at World Series Game 4 — Video

Last Saturday, October 25, Carlos Santana performed the national anthem prior to Game 4 of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco. For the performance, Santana was joined by another...

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Book Review: Joe Perry’s 'Rocks'— Yes, It Does

There’s something to be said for the fact that by the time you reach the last page of Joe Perry’s new autobiography, Rocks, you still like the guy. Heck, you respect him, even. I mean, this is after...

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In Deep: Tribute to the Musical Genius and Signature Lead Guitar Style of...

A true original, the late, great virtuoso guitarist Duane Allman led the Allman Brothers Band into rock history with his ferocious, deeply expressive and trailblazing guitar work. Rounder Records...

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Eric Clapton’s Favorite R&B Guitar Solo — Duane Allman Guests on Wilson...

"I remember hearing 'Hey Jude' by Wilson Pickett and calling either Ahmet Ertegun or Tom Dowd and saying, 'Who's that guitar player?'" says Eric Clapton in the top video below. It turns out that guitar...

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Devon Allman: 'Ragged & Dirty' and Loving It

On one hand, you can say Devon Allman comes by his musical talents naturally, being Gregg Allman’s son. But the fact of the matter is, Devon’s parents were divorced when he was a baby—and he was...

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Playback: The War On Drugs — 'Lost in the Dream'

With Gene Simmons (and so many other stars) discussing rock's demise, you might be thinking all these naysayers have a point. In 2014, where else can the guitar be taken? Where can rock go? Well, for...

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PRS Guitars Adds Three All-Mahogany “S2 Standard” Models to Lineup

Weeks before announcing its 2015 lineup, PRS Guitars has introducing three new all-mahogany S2 Series guitars: the S2 Standard 24, S2 Standard 22 and S2 Singlecut Standard. From the company: The...

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Reverend Guitars and Monster Music Collaborate on Exclusive Sensei HB FM

Reverend Guitars and Monster Music have collaborated on an exclusive Sensei HB FM model. From Reverend: The Reverend Sensei HB FM is a Flame Maple Gloss Rock Machine with raw, midrange warmth for...

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Review: Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter — Video

When it comes to echo and delay pedals, guitarists have a choice of analog or digital, each of which has its pros and cons. While analog units typically create the most natural-sounding repeats, they...

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Guitar Chalk Sessions: Five Simple Reasons Your Solos Sound Cheap

To some degree, your guitar solos will always sound a bit predictable to your own ear. After all, you listen to them all the time and you’re painfully familiar with your own playing style. So it sort...

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LessonFace with Steve Stine: Organizing Your Soloing Direction — Absolute...

Steve Stine teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. His next course, Blues Fundamentals, is for intermediate-level guitar players and starts Saturday, November 1, 2014. For...

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December 2014 Guitar World: Slipknot, Slash on 'Fire,' Joe Bonamassa,...

The all-new December 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now! In the new issue, we feature Slipknot. Between the death and departure of various band members, Slipknot have had a rough few years....

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Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: Way Huge Pork Loin Overdrive Vs....

It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals...

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Genre-Fusing Del McCoury Discusses Taking Bluegrass to Bonnaroo and Beyond

Del McCoury has been writing, recording and performing bluegrass music for more than 50 years. At 75, he continues touring, making albums and doing session work, bringing the traditional music that he...

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Songcraft: Mike Viola Talks Songwriting Triage, Movie Music and Arcade Backlines

One night, mid-Nineties, after catching a great set by singer-songwriter (not yet children's music superstar) Dan Zanes at New York City's Fez, I stuck around to take in "a bit" of the next act on the...

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