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Betcha Can't Play This: Nita Strauss Solo Lick from Alice Cooper Tour

Here's a brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This featuring Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss, who visited Guitar World HQ last month. Last time, she played a Descending Legato Lick. This time,...

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Gear Review: Sonic Pipe Elbow 3-Watt Practice Amp

Like some other rock-star accessories, the Sonic Pipe practice amp looks like something you probably wouldn't be able to take on a plane. It turns out it's a unique U.S.-made practice amp for under...

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Metallica Release Trailer for New 'This Monster Lives' Feature — Video

Metallica will release a two-disc Blu-ray edition of their 2004 documentary, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, November 24. This updated version of the film features a new 25-minute bonus feature,...

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John Petrucci Samples Prototype Mesa/Boogie Mark 5 Twenty-Five Guitar Amp —...

Late last week, the gang at Mesa/Boogie posted a video of Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci (and his signature Ernie Ball/Music Man Majesty guitar) testing out a prototype of the company's Mark 5...

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Metallica Perform "Sad But True" on 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'— Video

It's sad but true: Metallica's week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has come to a close. However, Friday night, they finished off their week with a bang, performing "Sad But...

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Guide to The Beatles' White Album: the Recording Equipment, the Songs, the...

Having opened a Pandora's box with their critically acclaimed and commercially successful album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles faced serious competition from a variety of...

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Sunday Strum, Episode 17: 16th Note/Stutter Phrase — Lesson

This week, I go over an all-downstroke 16th note strumming pattern. By adding a measure of 2/4 at the end, I create a little hiccup or stutter. That, in conjunction with adding a fair amount of rests,...

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Monster Licks Unleashed with Glenn Proudfoot: Blues Scale Chaos — Video

I've found that incorporating the flat 5, major 3rd or 6th into the pentatonic scale can really open up your legato possibilities. Obviously, there's a drastic tonal difference between these notes, but...

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Metal Mike Chlasciak Announces Second Annual Metal Heroes Summer Camp

In association with Music Masters Camps, shredder—and Guitar World columnist—Metal Mike Chlasciak will host his second Metal Heroes Summer Camp August 24 to 28, 2015, at the Slide Forest House/Full...

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RJ Ronquillo Demos Eastwood Guitars' New Link Wray Tribute Model — Video

In the brand-new video below, guitarist RJ Ronquillo takes Eastwood Guitars' new Link Wray Tribute model for its first test drive. Check out Ronquillo's take on Wray's classic rebel-rousing...

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Soundgarden's Kim Thayil Talks 'Echo of Miles,' a New Collection of...

Since the release of their excellent 2012 reunion album, King Animal, Soundgarden have been spending some time revisiting their storied past. In 2013 came a remastered reissue of 1990’s Screaming...

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Acoustic Guitar Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

What?! It’s that time of year again? I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for new ideas for gifts. If you have a guitar loving friend you need to give a gift to, or if you’re looking for some...

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Paul Simon and James Taylor to Headline Concert to Benefit Cancer Research

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, and other prominent musicians will honor the memory of their friend and colleague, 15-time Grammy-winning saxophonist Michael...

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New Guitar World DVD: Dave Reffett Teaches You 'Metal and Thrash Rhythm Guitar'

A new DVD, Metal and Thrash Rhythm Guitar, is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.95. With Metal and Thrash Rhythm Guitar, you'll learn the secret techniques of metal’s greatest...

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Good Times: Led Zeppelin Guitar Solo Video Challenge Entries — Send More Videos!

Earlier this month, Guitar World and Supro Amps got together to launch the Led Zeppelin Guitar Solo Video Challenge. Below, you can check out the entries we've received so far! In fact, if you DON'T...

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Guitar World's Paul Riario Demos Guitar Lick Master App from Ninebuzz — Video

In this new video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the new Guitar Lick Master app from Ninebuzz. It's a fun and fast way to learn guitar licks on your mobile device. From the company: Guitar Lick...

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The Enigmatic St. Vincent Talks Technique, Out-of-the-Ordinary Gear Choices...

This is an excerpt from the all-new Holiday 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this interview with St. Vincent, plus our Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin cover story, features on the Kinks' Dave...

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Busker’s Rights: Know the Laws of Street Performing

A recently circulating video of Andrew Kalleen being arrested for busking in the NYC Subway has caused a lot of concern in the music/busking community. You can watch the video here. Andrew was armed...

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Jimmy Herman Talks Mandolins, Touring with Carrie Underwood and More — Interview

Jimmy Herman is the multi-instrumentalist for Carrie Underwood. He is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Throughout his career he has found fun and unique ways to combine both passions. In this...

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Warp Records Artist Gravenhurst Debuts Previously Unheard Tracks on...

In 2004, Warp Records signed a UK-based singer-songwriter named Nick Talbot. Under the moniker of Gravenhurst, Talbot released two albums with Warp that year: Flashlight Seasons and Black Holes in the...

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