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Cleartone Introduces Dave Mustaine Signature “Monster" Guitar Strings

California-based Cleartone has announced it will release Dave Mustaine Signature “Monster" guitar strings, a set of strings that pays tribute to the Megadeth frontman. The strings come as a...

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Tony Joe White to Release New Album, 'Hoodoo,' September 17

After more than 50 years of playing music, several chart-topping singles and collaborations with a host of revered musicians, swamp-rocker Tony Joe White will release a new album, Hoodoo, September 17...

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Video: Steve Morse Creates Deep Purple TonePrints for TC Electronic

TC Electronic has announced a new TonePrint campaign featuring Deep Purple, including two TonePrints from bassist Roger Glover and three from guitarist Steve Morse. The Glover and Morse TonePrints are...

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The Latest Buzz: A Jedi's Guide to Traveling by Air with Your Guitar

It's always good to be busy working when you’re a full-time musician. It can wear you out, but it's hard to complain when the phone is ringing and work is coming in. Knowing you have a couple of months...

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Guitar Strength: Solving the Mysteries of Economy Picking, Shred-Style

The aggressive fluidity of economy picking is a valuable technique in any guitarist’s repertoire, providing the means for maximized speed with minimal effort. There are myriad applications of this...

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What In the World: Celtic Phrasing Using Grace Note Articulations

Different styles of music have varying approaches to ornamenting notes — from a subtle trill in classical music, to gamaka, the technique of quickly going back and forth from a pitch to the closest...

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Slash: "Lemmy Is in Good Shape and Finishing New Motörhead Record"

As we reported earlier this week, Motörhead were forced to cut short their set at Germany's Wacken festival last Friday after Lemmy Kilmister felt too weak to continue. It was Lemmy's first live...

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August 8, 1966: "Hundreds of Beatles Records Are to Be Pulverized in a Giant...

Forty-seven years ago this summer — in late July and August 1966 — the Beatles found themselves in a touchy situation. On July 29 of that year, a teen magazine called Datebook published segments of a...

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Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Opens Up About His Battle with Cancer and the...

2011 was well on the way to being one of the best years of Tony Iommi’s life. The guitarist was on a successful book tour to promote Iron Man, his revealing autobiography in which he talks about his...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Sweet 16 — "Free Bird" (Allen...

A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and...

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Review: Four Force EM-1 Combo Amplifier

Four Force amps showed up at last year's Summer NAMM show and took home the Best of Show award. Now they’re back with the EM-1 combo amp. It’s a lightweight, grab-and-go, 5-watt amp that shares a...

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Monster Licks: Speed Transitions — Creating Huge Transitions Across the...

In this Monster Lick, I'm using the E minor pentatonic scale and demonstrating how to create huge transitions all over the fretboard. I was always fascinated when I'd watch guitar players soloing and...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: Using Two-Note Chords to Play the Blues, Part 2

As we discovered in the first part of this series on 3rd and 7th chord voicings, sometimes all you need to properly and musically outline any chord progression is two chords. Today, we’ll be continuing...

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Preview Exclusive New Tracks by Tosin Abasi, Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Kim...

Guitar World magazine has launched its Ultimate Subscription Offer! Receive 12 (13, actually — let's not forget the holiday issue!) issues of Guitar World AND instantly download four exclusive tracks:...

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In Deep: Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"

This video is bonus content related to the December 2011 issue of Guitar World. For full print reviews, lesson tabs and more, look for the December 2011 issue of Guitar World on newsstands now, or...

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What in the World: Not (Just) Another "Flight of the Bumblebee" Lesson

"Flight of the Bumblebee" has become a popular piece to play to show off technical prowess on the guitar. Originally written for violin, there are many different versions you will find for guitar....

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Review: Bugera TriRec Infinium Guitar Amplifier

The following content is related to the July 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store....

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Say Wah? Five Essential Signature Wah Pedals

For all the audio wizardry made possible by effect pedals, nothing quite rivals the expression allowed by a great wah pedal. Originally intended to mimic the sound of a muted trumpet, it didn't take...

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Soundgarden's Chris Cornell Announces Fall Dates for Songbook Solo Acoustic Tour

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell has announced a solo tour of North America this fall. He'll be playing a series of intimate shows highlighting songs he's written throughout his career. This is the first...

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Interview: John Waite Discusses New Live Album, Guitars and The Babys

John Waite’s new live album, Live All Access, is as real and raw as it gets. Recorded live in Philadelphia and New Hampshire with absolutely no overdubs, the album features Keri Kelli on guitars, Tim...

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