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The DIY Musician: Freak of the Week — 1996 Musicvox Spaceranger Prototype

This Freak of the Week is one of the very first Musicvox Spacerangers ever produced. The seafoam green model was part of the original 10 prototypes designed and commissioned by Musicvox CEO, Matt...

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Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi on Fighting with Skinheads, "War...

This is an excerpt from the all-new March 2015 issue of Guitar World, which features an interview with Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. For the rest of this interview, plus our guide to...

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Metallica Rehearse, Perform "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" February 9 in San...

It's been a while since we've shared one of these videos! Here's some official "fly on the wall" footage of Metallica rehearsing and performing at a private Salesforce.com party February 9 in San...

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Learn “Say Something” for Easy Acoustic Guitar — Lesson

Today just might be a good day to learn a new easy acoustic guitar song! Here’s our first in a series of song tutorials from Ian of Learnguitarfasttips.com This song is “Say Something,” is by A Great...

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Gear Review: GMF Ai1 Acoustic Pre-Amp/DI

Sending your dry guitar signal to a sound man is a bit like that team-building exercise where a blindfolded individual is instructed to fall backwards into a group of people who might (or might not)...

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Steve Vai Announces 'Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A.' Album and DVD —...

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings have signed Steve Vai to a new multi-album agreement that includes plans to issue two new Vai sets in 2015, beginning with Stillness in Motion: Vai Live...

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Dream Theater's John Petrucci Shreds on 'That Metal Show'— Video

Over the Oscars- (and snow-) filled weekend, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci made his debut appearance on That Metal Show. You can check out a pro-shot clip of Petrucci's shred-packed...

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Metal Mike: A Bigger Guitar Sound — the Un-Spoken Truth

I was recently speaking to a friend, a drummer in a touring metal band. He said the band he plays for downsized its lineup from two guitarists to one. They weren't sure how their sound was going to be...

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Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Slide Guitar Songs

Not content with the status quo, industrious young guitar players have endeavored over the decades to make things more difficult for themselves. Some have tried playing the guitar behind their back,...

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In Deep with Andy Aledort: Jamming Rhythm and Lead Guitar Over a Classic...

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the March 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at...

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Johnny Winter Lesson: Slide Riffing in Open A Tuning

From the Archive: This column was originally published in Issue 53 of Guitar World Acoustic. The audio examples in this lesson were performed by Guitar World's Jimmy Brown. I’d like to acquaint you...

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Skate Guitar Project Turns Broken Skateboard Decks Into Eco-Friendly...

This guitar-centric video comes to us courtesy of the Los Angeles Times. Find out about the Skate Guitar project, the brainchild of three friends from Argentina who transform beat-up skateboard decks...

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Jimmy Page and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell Talk Led Zeppelin History and More...

NOTE: This story was updated Monday, February 23, with a new video! To celebrate the release of Jimmy Page’s new photo book, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, the guitar legend appeared with Chris Cornell,...

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12 PR Tips for Musicians, Music Companies and Just About Everyone!

Public Relations, better known as PR. That holy grail of message distribution. I once had someone tell me, “I don’t believe in PR.” My reply was, “What do you mean, like it’s the tooth fairy?”...

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Dion’s 'Recorded Live At The Bitter End, August 1971' Coming April 7 On...

Dion DiMucci helped define rock music, from his initial doo-wop hits with the Belmonts in the late 1950s, to solo work in the ’60s with smashes like “Runaround Sue,” “The Wanderer,” “Ruby Baby,” and...

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How to Make Great "Guitar Faces"— Video

No, this May 2012 video is not new. But, as is often the case, it happens to be new to me; I found it in my inbox over the weekend—and I didn't mind it. It's basically an enjoyable lesson on "guitar...

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The DIY Musician: Frankenstein Guitars and the Pizza Dobro

In the past month, Eddie Van Halen donated a replica of his Frankenstein guitar to the Smithsonian—and Les Paul’s Black Beauty sells for $335,500 at auction. Both guitars are iconic and have created...

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The 30 Greatest Shred Albums of All Time

To some people, shred guitar is about one thing, and one thing only: the need for speed. The yearn to burn. The desire for fire. Just the word itself can conjure glorious images of long-haired,...

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Awesome Xylophone Led Zeppelin Cover — Video

Who else but the Louisville Leopard Percussionists could so successfully translate Led Zeppelin into a xylophone-and-marimba opus? The video below shows a rehearsal session for the group, all of whom...

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'Tomás Pagán Motta' Out March 3 On 8 Gang Switch — Listen Now!

Tomás Pagán Motta is a DC-based songwriter rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. Previously recording under The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta is stepping out from the pseudonym to release his...

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