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Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: Whipping Sweep Arpeggios — Video

In this lesson, I’m going to show you how to expand your sweep picking skills by adding slides to create a chaotic, whipping sound. I’m going to show you two different patterns, then combine them to...

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Adelitas Way Guitarist Robert Zakaryan Talks 'Deserve This' EP, Gear and More

Las Vegas-based hard rock band Adelitas Way first tasted success after the release of their 2009 self-titled debut album. That album's premiere single, “Invincible,” became an instant top-five Active...

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ZZ Ward Announces New Single "LOVE 3X"— Listen Now!

Three years after her critically-acclaimed debut, Til The Casket Drops, ZZ Ward is back and her hotly anticipated follow-up album, This Means War. The album is set for release on September 18. Every...

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Jennifer Batten Explores Transcribe! — A Powerful Program to Learn New Material

I have worked with a lot of musicians during my career and am always surprised when they turn up to a rehearsal and have not learned a tune correctly. Depending on your listening environment, your ears...

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Dream Theater's John Petrucci Demos His Ernie Ball Music Man JP6 Guitar — Video

John Petrucci has a lot of Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitars to his, well, name. Today, we present a brand-new video that shows the Dream Theater guitarist demoing his signature JP6 model. For...

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Richard Lloyd: 'Alchemical Guitarist' Guitar Lesson DVD

The Alchemical Guitarist: Fretboard Secrets Unlocked presents the 12 best videos and accompanying columns from Guitar World columnist Richard Lloyd. In this insightful instructional DVD, Lloyd gives...

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Top 10 Covers of Songs by The Who

In a semi-recent issue of Guitar World, we paid tribute to the high-flying genius of Pete Townshend by taking a look back at the Who's most creative—and most volatile—years. It's difficult to...

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What In the World: Using String Skipping to See Scales Differently

When you first learn the three-note-per-string and/or single position seven-note scale, you learn the patterns starting on the low E string and work your way up to the high E and back. You do this for...

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Greg Holden Performs "Boys In The Street"— Exclusive Video

Here’s one of my favorite and certainly the most powerful live video we’ve ever recorded in the Acoustic Nation studio. It’s Greg Holden along with Alex Foote performing the amazing song “Boys in the...

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Guitarist Plays Real Flame-Throwing Ax — Video

Mad Max: Fury Road opened in theaters last weekend. If you caught it, you were probably captivated by the Doof Warrior, a blind mutant who plays a flame-throwing guitar on a truck loaded with a giant...

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New Book Explores Stevie Ray Vaughan's Final Years — 'Day by Day, Night by...

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day, Night After Night is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. Vaughan tightly grips a place in music history as an unmatched blues man and guitar legend. His...

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Steve Vai and Al Di Meola Rehearse (and Perform) "Race with Devil on Spanish...

On April 26, virtuoso guitarist Al Di Meola made a stop at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California, for one of his typically great shows. As a bonus, the show was topped off by a special encore...

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The Lacs Premiere "Make the Rooster Crow" Music Video — Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the new music video for "Make the Rooster Crow" by the Lacs. The song is from the country-rap duo's upcoming album, Outlaw in Me, which is...

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Is This Headbanging Guitarist at the Wrong Gig? — Video

There are several videos on YouTube titled "Guitarist at the Wrong Gig," but none are as, well, entertaining as this one, which has been making the rounds on Facebook lately. The only information...

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Street Guitarist Damian Salazar Plays Deep Purple's "Highway Star"— Video

Back in March, we ran a hugely popular video of young Argentinian street guitarist Damian Salazar blowing minds (but, oddly, not turning too many heads) with his high-speed fretboard antics on a busy...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan's Top Five Studio Guest Appearances

For someone who spent a mere seven years in the spotlight, Stevie Ray Vaughan left behind an impressive amount of recorded material. He released four studio albums, a double live album and a Vaughan...

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Jimi Hendrix's Playing Secrets Revealed in New Lesson Series!

Jimi Hendrix Playing Secrets, Guitar World's exclusive new lesson series, is now available through the Guitar World Lessons App and Webstore. It joins the ranks of the hundreds of lessons already...

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B.B. King Casually Changes His Guitar String Onstage Without Stopping the...

Here's a little something we picked up from the gang over at Guitar Player. It's a very cool video of the late B.B. King performing “How Blue Can You Get” at Farm Aid on September 22, 1985. What makes...

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Review: Musicvox Space Cadet Custom Floyd Rose Guitar — Video

Musicvox may have concocted some of the most far out and wacky guitar body styles of anything out there today, but generally speaking their guitars’ features are actually somewhat traditional. In fact,...

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Jimi Hendrix Experience Perform "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" in Stockholm —...

In 2015, where everything, and we mean everything, is turned into a video with minimal effort—whether it deserves to be or not—we tend to forget that it wasn't always like that. While YouTube abounds...

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