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'Axemen of Sweden' Documentary Honors Swedish Guitar Heroes — Video

Simply put, Axemen of Sweden, an upcoming film, is a documentary about Swedish guitar heroes. The film features appearances by Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth), Kee Marcello (Europe), John Norum (Europe),...

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Guild Guitars Adds T-50 Archtop Model to Newark St. Lineup

Guild Guitars is pleased to announce the T-50 Slim, the latest addition to its Newark St. Collection. The T-50 Slim is the only non-cutaway model within the series, comprised of a variety of reissued...

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Jeff Beck and Tal Wilkenfeld Play Bass Duet — Video

OK, this 2009 video is anything but new—and it's aging as I type this!—but it just wound up in my inbox ... and I like it. It's a brief clip of Jeff Beck and his then-bassist, Tal Wilkenfeld, playing a...

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Deleasa Shares a Pair of Live Acoustic Videos — Exclusive

We are very excited to share a pair of superb acoustic performances from Deleasa. So nice to these stripped down to the soul of the song arrangements. And Michael Deleasa agrees. "I was taught the key...

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Zakk Wylde and Foo Fighters Play Black Sabbath's "N.I.B."— Video

What better way to celebrate the birthdays of two major "Guitar World Land" stars—Zakk Wylde and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl—than to watch them in action, together, just a few days ago. Below, check out a...

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The Verbs Cover The Kinks'“Till the End of the Day” — Exclusive Premiere

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “Till the End of the Day,” a rocking Kinks cover by the Verbs. The song is from the band's new album, Cover Story, which will be released...

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Guitar World Launches 'Guitar World Lessons' App and Webstore

Today, Guitar World is kicking off something we're pretty excited about—our new Guitar World Lessonsapp and webstore. Guitar World Lessons, which is live right now (Go take a look!), provides...

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Nita Strauss Lesson: How to Play Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen"— Video

In this new video, former Iron Maidens guitarist Nita Strauss, a new member of the Alice Cooper Band, shows you how to play Cooper's late-1970 hit, "I'm Eighteen" (also commonly known as "Eighteen")....

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Lesson: Make Notes and Phrases Stand Out by Adding Silence

The guitar can be a very visual instrument. We've got six strings (usually) and a bunch of frets making this huge grid on the fretboard, on which we strive to recognize and grab shapes. Unfortunately,...

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One-Armed Guitarist Shreds Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"— Video

Here's another entry from the "Look what's making the rounds on Facebook at the moment!" file. It's a (vertically shot, ugh) video of a one-armed guitarist named "Mark" playing a high-quality version...

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Matt Sorum Discusses Adopt the Arts Charity, Kings of Chaos and Guns N' Roses

Matt Sorum is perhaps best known as the drummer for such bands as the Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. But in addition to his musical success stories (that now include Kings of Chaos), the Rock...

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NewBay Media Launches NAMM 2015 Best of Show Awards Program

Guitar World's parent company, NewBay Media, is excited to announce the first annual Best of Show Winter NAMM 2015 Awards, honoring outstanding products exhibited at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, January...

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Platinum Rush Video Blog #11 — Traveling, Broke and Out of Gas

Traveling, Broke and Out Of Gas. That's not only their current state of affairs, that's their name! I caught up with this self-effacing, yet talented, band in Lexington, Ky. What stood out to me was...

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Tool's Adam Jones: My 10 Favorite Guitarists

Below, Tool axman Adam Jones lists the 10 guitarists you need to know about. Robert Fripp (King Crimson) Fripp’s playing caused me to “wake up” to music when I was younger. Later, when we were to tour...

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Miss May I: "Refuse to Believe" Playthrough Video with Justin Audemkampfe

In the new video below, Miss May I guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe demonstrates how he plays "Refuse to Believe," a track from the band's latest album, 2014's Rise of the Lion (Rise Records). The band...

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Guitar World DVD: Learn '30 Hot Country Licks' in Styles of Brent Mason,...

A new Guitar World DVD, 30 Hot Country Licks, is available now at the Guitar World Online Store! Selected from Guitar World's Lick of the Day vault, this collection of tasty country-style guitar licks...

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Cracking the Code with Troy Grady: Eric Johnson's Pickslanting Pentatonics

The cascading waterfall of sound that is Eric Johnson's lead playing has captivated players and listeners for 30 years. Sonically, it's an almost formless wash of sunshine. In Johnson's ethereal...

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Gwar's New GWARbar Brings "Intergalactic Junk Food" to the Masses

With only four hours to spare, Gwar made good on Oderus Urungus' promise to open the GWARbar in 2014 when they smashed down the doors to 217 W. Clay St. Richmond, Virginia, on New Year's Eve 2014. The...

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Review: Ernie Ball/Music Man John Petrucci Signature Majesty Guitar — Video

Electric guitars are often compared to cars, but one important distinction is that car design continues to progress across the board, while guitar design, with a few notable exceptions, seems...

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Review: PRS Guitars SE “Floyd” Custom 24 — Video

When PRS introduced its SE Series in the late Nineties, SE stood for “Student Edition.” Somewhere along the way that changed to “Special Edition,” but with the recent expansion of the SE line to 19...

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