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Beyond the Fretboard: Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places

Most musicians, including me, have gone through that occasional rut that seems to stifle motivation and creativity. It's almost as if the steady momentum of our progress slams into a wall of...

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Listen: "Mind Your Manners” from Pearl Jam's New Album, 'Lightning Bolt'

After the second recent countdown on their website, Pearl Jam have spilled the beans about their new album — Lightning Bolt— which will be released October 15. The album, the followup to 2009's...

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Learn Eight Classic Eagles Songs with New Book/CD, 'Eagles: Acoustic'

The new Eagles: Acoustic book/CD is part of the Guitar Play-Along Series, which helps you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar...

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Guitar World's 40 Best Albums of 2013 (So Far)

It's mid-July, a special time of the year when we laugh about all the new year's resolutions we didn't come close to keeping, maybe curse the heat — and always reflect on all the new music that has...

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Prime Cuts: Dimebag Darrell Chooses His 12 Favorite Tunes in 1993 Guitar...

Here's a Prime Cuts feature from the March 1993 issue of Guitar World. The original headline was "Diamond Darrell's Dirty Dozen." To see the cover of the March 1993 issue — and all the mag covers from...

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Jim Dunlop Introduces MXR Prime Distortion Pedal

Dunlop Manufacturing, in partnership with Guitar Center, has announced the new MXR Prime Distortion pedal. It is available exclusively at Guitar Center stores, Guitar Center online and Musicians Friend...

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Listen: The Aristocrats Streaming New Song, "Culture Clash"

Check out "Culture Clash," a new song by the Aristocrats, an instrumental rock/fusion trio featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann. The band's second album,...

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Metal for Life: How to Use the Dark Sound of the the Phrygian Mode’s...

The following content is related to the September 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue. In this month’s column, I’d like to...

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In Deep: How to Develop Phrasing Ideas to Create Melodic, Memorable Solos

The following content is related to the September 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue. A musician can express a wide range of...

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Guitar World: September 2013 Videos

These videos are bonus content related to the September 2013 issue of Guitar World. Check out this month's issue for full tabs, transcriptions and lessons. Column Videos • Rockin' the Country: Adapting...

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Talkin’ Blues: Mr. Jukebox — A Tribute to Louis Jordan, King of the...

The following content is related to the September 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue. By the late Forties, electric guitar was...

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Hole Notes: The Hybrid-Picked, Drop-D Delights of Richard Thompson

The following content is related to the September 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue. For an artist with such a vast body of...

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Guitar World Magazine's Ultimate Subscription Offer!

Guitar World magazine presents its Ultimate Subscription Offer! Receive 12 issues of Guitar World PLUS instantly download four exclusive tracks: "Optimist" by Tosin Abasi and Misha Mansoor, "Pessimist"...

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Tool Expect to Release New Album in Early 2014

According to Tool drummer Danny Carey, fans can expect a new studio album from the band in early 2014. The as-yet-untitled album, which will be the band's fifth full-length studio release, will be the...

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Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Announce Fall Tour and EP

Stone Temple Pilots will be heading out on a North American tour this fall with their new lineup, which includes Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as vocalist. The band also has been busy working on new...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 2 — "Highway Star"...

A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists,...

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Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage Announce North American Fall Tour

Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage have announced a joint fall North American tour that kicks off October 22 in Toronto. Joining them — at every show except Los Angeles — will be Testament and Huntress....

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Video: Sample Guitar World's 'How to Play Chicken Pickin’' DVD

There's a new In Deep DVD at the Guitar World Online Store: In Deep with Andy Aledort Presents How to Play Chicken Pickin’. In the DVD, Guitar World editor and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 2 — "Hotel California"...

A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists,...

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Vox Announces Tone Garage Series of Tube/Analog Effect Pedals

Vox Amplification has added the Tone Garage series of guitar pedals to its lineup. The series is comprised of five effects units that feature all-analog circuitry. The Flat 4 Boost, the V8 Distortion...

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