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Jethro Tull Announce 'Minstrel in the Gallery' Deluxe Reissues

In celebration of the iconic album's 40th anniversary, Jethro Tull have announced a series of deluxe reissues of Minstrel in the Gallery. The set of reissues, which are being released via Parlophone,...

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Kamchatka Premiere "Get Your Game On" Playthrough Video — Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive playthrough video of "Get Your Game On" by Kamchatka. The song is from the band's latest album, Long Road Made of Gold, which will be released May 22 via...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dick Dale Play "Pipeline"— a Video That's Got It All

The video below, a clip of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dick Dale performing "Pipeline," one of the most famous surf-guitar instrumentals of all time, has got it all. I mean, you've got the late, great...

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Breedlove Updates Crossover Mandolin Series for 2015

Breedlove Guitars proudly announces the updated Crossover Series Mandolins, with playability designed specifically for guitarists looking to experience the sonic world of the mandolin. For 2015,...

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Watch Adam Sandler’s Acoustic Tribute to David Letterman — Video

Comedian-actor Adam Sandler dropped by the Light Show with David Letterman to perform an acoustic tribute for the soon-to-be-retiring host. The tribute was equal parts hilarious and touching, as...

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SongTown: Finding My Place In The Music Business

When I first started to pursue a career in music, I set out on a path to try to become the best at everything. I saw people making their own demos, so I went out and bought a ton of gear. I saw people...

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100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 33 "The Thrill is Gone" (B.B. King)

“I carried this song around in my head for seven or eight years,” B.B. King recalls about “The Thrill Is Gone,” which had been an r&b hit for its author, pianist Roy Hawkins, in 1950. “It was a...

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B.B. King Discusses Scales and More — Video Lesson

OK—this is a bit of a diversion from our normal acoustic coverage—but we stumbled upon some seriously cool lesson videos with B.B. King that we had to share. It’s not often that a blues master like...

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B.B. King, Blues Guitar Legend, Dead at 89

B.B. King, the iconic American blues guitarist known for his velvety voice and sparse, staccato picking style, died Thursday night at age 89. His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where...

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Runner of the Woods Announces Debut Album 'Thirsty Valley' out July 10, 2015

On July 10th, Nashville, Tennessee's Runner of the Woods will release their debut album Thirsty Valley. For front man Nick Beaudoing, its release means the light at the end of the tunnel. 2014 was...

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New DVD: Learn to Play Blues Guitar Like the Master, Albert King

Enjoy this sale at the Guitar World Online Store! With his distinctive bends, rapid-fire phrasing and sweet vibrato, Albert King is considered one of the greatest guitarists in blues history. He's...

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Troy Grady Breaks Down Steve Vai's "Intimidation Lick" from 'Crossroads'— Video

As any good GuitarWorld.com follower knows, we often share the very highly detailed and entertaining lesson videos of a guitarist named Troy Grady. Here are two recent examples: • Paul Gilbert Lesson:...

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Guitar World Recommends: Dunlop Herco Nylon Flat Guitar Picks — Video

Guitar World Recommends shines the spotlight on new and noteworthy gear for guitarists. This week, Guitar World recommends Dunlop's Herco Nylon Flat guitar picks. Herco Nylon Flat Picks, which are made...

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IK Multimedia Releases iRig Pads Editor Software for Mac and PC — Video

IK Multimedia has announced iRig Pads Editor for Mac and PC. It’s the companion application for iRig Pads that allows musicians to completely edit and customize IK’s popular ultra-portable, universal...

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Guitarist Joel Hoekstra Talks 'Purple,' Whitesnake's New Deep Purple Tribute...

Shortly after Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord died in 2012, Whitesnake vocalist—and former Deep Purple frontman—David Coverdale reached out to guitarist Ritchie Blackmore about the possibility of...

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Monster Licks Unleashed: Take the Blues Scale to Ferocious New Places — Video

In this Monster Lick, I'm using the E "blues scale." This also is known as the flat five pentatonic scale. The notes in this scale are E, G, A, Bb, B and D. This lick ventures way outside the...

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Guitar Chalk Sessions: Four Actionable Practice Methods to Help You Improve...

FROM THE AUTHOR: If you disagree, keep it kosher. We’re just talking guitars. If you’re like me, you would love to spend more time playing guitar. Or at least you’d like to figure out how to be more...

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Carvin Guitars Introduces Kiesel Passive Lithium Series Pickups

Kiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop is now offering their new Kiesel Passive Lithium Series humbuckers as replacement parts. These are the same pickups that have been used in some of the...

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Carvin Amplifiers Expands Custom Color Options

Carvin Amplifiers has long offered customers the ability to order bass and guitar amps covered in a handful of different colored vinyl. Along with standard black and tweed vinyl covering, Carvin...

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George Harrison's 1963 Maton Guitar Sells for $485,000 at Auction

A Maton Mastersound MS-500 that George Harrison played during the Beatles' live performances in the summer of 1963 sold for $485,000 at Julien’s Auctions on Friday in New York City. Harrison never...

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