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In Deep with Andy Aledort: How to Create Flowing, Stylish Licks Like Eric...

The eternally great Eric Clapton—sometimes known as “God” in certain circles—turned 70 this year, and is set to celebrate this milestone with a pair of spring concerts at New York’s legendary Madison...

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Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The Deft Fingerpicking and Odd-Tuning...

Stephen Stills’ status as a rock legend stems just as much from his singing and songwriting contributions in Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) and his own solo work as it does...

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Guitar World: June 2015 Gear and Lesson Videos

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the June 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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Hear Eddie Van Halen Play Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Guitar Solo Note for Note

For many years—I guess before Eddie Van Halen and "Eruption" came along—Cream's "Crossroads" was THE song to pull out at parties to impress friends, girls, uncles, cousins, neighbors, animals, etc....

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Dear Guitar Hero: Peter Frampton Answers Readers' Questions About Gear,...

Here's our Dear Guitar Hero feature with Peter Frampton, who answers questions about gear, particularly his long-lost (and since-recovered) 1954 Gibson Les Paul. He also discusses touring, his past,...

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An Interview With Lisa Loeb — Presented by Breedlove

Lisa Loeb's career spans decades. Twenty years ago she became a household name with her single "Stay (I Missed You)" from the ​Reality Bites​ soundtrack. Since then she's been on a roll with with...

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Ritchie Blackmore Shows Off His Favorite Guitars — Video

In the video below, former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—who now plies his trade with Blackmore’s Night—shows off and discusses several of his guitars. The video also features his...

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Glen Campbell Plays "The William Tell Overture"— Video

Today, in honor of Glen Campbell's 79th birthday, we thought we'd share an impressive guitar performance by the "Wichita Lineman" from 1974. The pro-shot clip below, which is introduced by none other...

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Guitar World Launches 'Mastering Scales, Part 2,' the Sequel to One of Our...

Mastering Scales, Part 2 is the followup to the Guitar World Online Store's best-selling DVD of 2013, Mastering Scales. Mastering Scales, Part 2 brings more than two and a half hours of valuable...

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Eddie Van Halen Discusses 'Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,' Van Halen’s First...

Van Halen accomplished a lot during the seven and a half years between the release of the band’s debut album in 1978 and David Lee Roth’s departure from the band in 1985. However, one thing Van Halen...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: Break Open ii-V’s With This Nine-Note Scale

ii-Vs are some of the most commonly used and important chords in the jazz repertoire. It’s a progression you’ll see often as a jazz guitarist, so being able to confidently solo over these chords is an...

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Metal for Life: Killer Runs to Sharpen Your Pick-Hand and Fret-Hand Skills

In this month’s column, I’d like to present a few single-note patterns that are designed to fortify fret-hand/pick-hand coordination while they strengthen your overall chops and ability to play fast...

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How to Navigate Your First Time Performing at a Festival

Last year I accomplished my dream of playing festivals. I’ve already done four in the last year. Somehow I instinctively knew how to manage my first one. Whatever I suggest here is what worked for me...

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Vanessa Carlton Shares New Acoustic Song "Young Heart"

Nashville based, Vanessa Carlton shares her wistful new song titled “Young Heart." “Young Heart” was recorded as part of the sessions for Carlton’s upcoming album, Liberman, due for release this fall....

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Butch Walker Releases Acoustic Cover of Tove Lo's "Talking Body"

Butch Walker has shared a stripped back version of Tove Lo's "Talking Body" created with piano and acoustic guitar. Walker's cover reveals the bones of the song, converting the synth-pop anthem into...

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Review: Jericho Guitars Fusion — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the June 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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Rut-Busters for Guitarists, Part 3 of 8: Phrasing

Welcome to Part 3 of my series of lessons, "Rut Busters for Guitarists." You can find Part 1 and Part 2 under RELATED CONTENT, just below my photo. These lessons are aimed at breaking through barriers...

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Yngwie Malmsteen Pays Tribute to the World's First Shredder, Niccolo Paganini

Of all my musical influences, classical violinist Niccolo Paganini has to be on top of the list. Though he lived in the late 18th century (long before image became as important in the making and...

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Artist Airbrushes "Skelluitar" Guitar from Start to Finish — Video

In the newly released time-lapse video below, watch artist Jordon Bourgeaut airbrush a guitar from start to finish. "In this video, I paint a guitar to match my original 'skulleidoscope'-style paint...

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The DIY Musician: Increasing Your Band's Merch Sales, Part 2

In Part 1 of this column, I talked about specific items that can increase your profits. In part 2, I’m giving you a whole bunch of random ideas. Share this with your bandmates or merch people. Maybe...

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