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B.B. King’s Death to Be Investigated As a Homicide

The Nevada coroner’s office said Monday it will investigate B.B. King’s death as a homicide. King died May 14 at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he lived. His daughters have expressed concerns that his...

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The Aristocrats Preview New Studio Album, ‘Tres Caballeros’ — Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a teaser video for Tres Caballeros, the new album by the Aristocrats. This latest album by Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann will...

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Cracking the Code with Troy Grady: The Puzzle of Pentatonic Fours — Video

We recently gave Cracking the Code viewers a cool homework assignment: find a way to play ascending fours, against the pentatonic scale, using the Yngwie Malmsteen and Eric Johnson downward...

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Review: EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb Pedal — Video

GOLD AWARD WINNER While many reverb pedals can reproduce traditional spring-tank reflections or heavenly cathedral-like dimensions, reverb is most often handled as a “set and forget” effect, especially...

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B.B. King Tribute: 10-Year-Old Guitarist Toby Lee Plays "The Thrill Is Gone"—...

Here's one we intended to share last month, when blues legend B.B. King was still in hospice, suffering from diabetes-related health issues. It's a clip of 10-year-old U.K. guitarist Toby Lee...

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LessonFace with John Heussenstamm: Introduction to Electric Blues Guitar — Video

This video and article offer introductory electric blues guitar concepts from guitarist and music educator John Heussenstamm. Author and co-author of multiple widely distributed books and videos from...

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Want a Career in the Music Industry? Six Things You Should Consider

If you dream of having a successful career in today's competitive music industry, you'll want to start at the right place. That means thinking about gaining the knowledge, skills and experience that...

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Bent Out of Shape: Improve Your Fretboard Knowledge with This Arpeggio Exercise

In this lesson, I'm going to teach you an arpeggio exercise that will help improve your music theory and knowledge of the fretboard. Players often play exercises only to improve technique, but it's...

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Guitar Chalk Sessions: Adding Dynamic Appeal to Your Power Chords with...

Power chords, once your fingers are comfortable with the stretching, are mind-numbingly simple. That's not a bad thing and I wouldn't say that power chords are "cheap" or "too easy." That's dumb....

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The Rolling Stones Premiere Alternate Version of "Dead Flowers"— Video

The Rolling Stones have premiered an alternate version of "Dead Flowers" that will appear on the upcoming reissue of the band's legendary 1971 album, Sticky Fingers. This newly unearthed version is an...

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Hear Metallica's "Master of Puppets" with the Snare Sound of "St. Anger"— Video

Ever wanted to hear Metallica's "Master of Puppets" with the drum sound of "St. Anger"? Probably not. But in case curiosity strikes you, YouTube user data_dreams 2000 has created a mix of "Master of...

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July 2015 Guitar World: 25 Greatest Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs, Kirk Hammett,...

The all-new July 2015 issue of Guitar World is available now! Guitar World’s July 2015 issue features Lynyrd Skynyrd. As they gear up to release their latest live record, One More for the Fans!,...

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The 25 Greatest Pantera Songs of All Time

Guitar World celebrates the heaviest of the heavy—from "Revolution Is My Name" to "This Love" ... from "Cemetery Gates" to "Cowboys from Hell" ... Check out our guide to the 25 greatest Pantera songs...

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Pat Metheny's 42-String Manzer Picasso Guitar — Video

Below, behold the 42-string Picasso guitar! The bizarre instrument, which was built for jazz god Pat Metheny about 30 years ago by luthier Linda Manzer, was inspired by the cubist paintings of its...

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“The Star Spangled Banner” Played in 10 Styles with Jared Dines and Anthony...

YouTuber Jared Dines and Anthony Vincent of “Ten Second Songs” have teamed up and collaborated to create a cover of “The Star Spangled Banner” in 10 different song styles, including one in the form of...

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Shred City! Santa Cruz Premiere "We Are the Ones to Fall" Playthrough Video

Earlier this month, Finnish shredders Santa Cruz visited the Guitar World studio in New York City to play "We Are the Ones to Fall," a track off their self-titled 2015 album. They also caused a bit of...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Albert Collins Play "Texas Flood"— Video

The recent passing of the great B.B. King has inspired a host of casual blues fans to dig deep into their record collections—or into the depths of their iTunes libraries—to take a quick refresher...

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Premiere New Live Track, "Rosalee"— Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Rosalee," a new live track by the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. "Rosalee" is from the band's new album, Betty’s Blends, Volume Two: Best From...

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John Petrucci Demos His Signature Sterling by Music Man JP100D Guitar — Video

In this new video, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci walks you through the finer points of his signature JP100D guitar from Sterling by Music Man. For more information about this model, check out...

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Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Using Triad Arpeggios to Imply More...

This month, I’m going to demonstrate how one can utilize simple triadic shapes and patterns in order to imply more complex and varied chord qualities. I find this to be a very cool and useful...

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