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Guitar World DVD: Learn '50 Essential Expert Licks' from Joe Satriani, Jeff...

Want to expand and diversify your guitar skills and repertoire? Guitar World's new 50 Expert Guitar Licks DVD helps you do it with great guitar phrases written and presented by some of the biggest...

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Full Shred with Marty Friedman: Using String-Bending and Vibrato to...

Two of the most essential techniques for all aspiring guitarists to master are string bending and vibrato. The electric guitar affords us the opportunity to express musical statements that can evoke...

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New-and-Improved Hammer Jammer 2015 Available Now; Watch a Demo Video

Some of you gear lovers might remember when we posted a story—or two or three—about a device called the Hammer Jammer. The Hammer Jammer is unique key-hammering percussive device that fits onto...

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Eight-String Guitarist Sonia Shredder Covers Fate's "Vultures"— Video

Here's something that turned up in my inbox during my most recent vacation (I'm slowly catching up on emails and old coffee cups with disturbing things growing in them). It's a video of a talented...

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Female International Rock Jam with Larissa Basílio, Irene Ketikidi, Anouck...

Today we're pleased to bring you a new guitar-heavy video by four talented female guitarists from the around the world. "Female International Rock Jam" features—in order—Larissa Basílio of Brazil,...

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The DIY Musician: Complete Summer 2015 Guide to Cigar Box Guitar Festivals

Cigar box guitar festivals are as DIY as the homemade instruments themselves. Builders and performers, eager to gather, jam and share secrets are creating mini “Bonaroos for Boxes” all over the world....

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The GAS Man: (Don't) Mind the Gap

I'm always fascinated by what guitarists obsess about. Of course, if I wasn't I wouldn't have much to write about. Given human (or at least guitarist) nature, these obsessions generally turn into...

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Guitar World's Top 50 Guitar Albums of the Eighties

In early 1990, the editors of Guitar World magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties. In the photo...

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The Top 10 Misspelled Band Names

When the whole cheeky-misspelling nonsense started in the Sixties, it was cute, inspiring names like the Monkees, the Byrds, the Cyrkle and the Human Beinz. And after all, the psychedelic era brought...

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Neil Young Premieres "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop" Music Video

Neil Young has released the music video for "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop," the first single from his new album, The Monsanto Years. The video for the song, which was originally titled "Rock...

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Watch The Rolling Stones Perform "Hang On Sloopy" for the First Time Since...

On Saturday night, the Rolling Stones brought their Zip Code Tour to Ohio Stadium in Columbus, where they performed an excerpt of "Hang On Sloopy" for the first time in 49 years. "Hang On Sloopy," a...

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Guitar World Rounds Up 15 of the Tastiest Seven- and Eight-String Guitars on...

Today—in the photo gallery below—we bring you "Sweet and Low: A Roundup of 15 of the Tastiest Seven- and Eight-String Axes on the Market Today," a gear feature that appears in the all-new July 2015...

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'Red Light District': Kicking Harold Guitarist Tim David Kelly Talks New...

Kicking Harold—a band featuring Tim David Kelly (lead vocals, guitar), Bret Domrose (bass) and Michael Odabashian (drums)—consider themselves modern rock alchemists, with "modern" being the operative...

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Built To Spill's Doug Martsch Talks New Album, 'Untethered Moon'

For more than 20 years, Boise, Idaho–based Built to Spill have been carving out a distinct niche in the rock and roll universe, balancing a tuneful, indie-pop aesthetic against a tendency to fly off on...

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The Top 10 Talk Box Moments in Rock

The goal of any musician is to sing through his chosen instrument. And thankfully, advances in technology have made that possible- literally. In the 1970's, someone had the bright idea to take an amp's...

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Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti Talks New Solo Album, 'Cauterize'

Mark Tremonti is not the kind of guy who likes to sit still. Between his stint in Creed, his regular gig in Alter Bridge and with his latest project Tremonti, he consistently finds himself amidst a...

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Learn Guitar World's '50 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time'

The name says it all: Guitar World's 50 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time presents the 50 best as decided by the editors at Guitar World magazine, transcribed note-for-note. The 512-page book Includes:...

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Watch Grace and Chelsea Constable’s Tribute to Jerry Reed — Video Finds

Here’s a really great video featuring the guitar playing sisterly duo of Grace and Chelsea Constable. Equipped with Taylor guitars (a nylon string 214ce-N for Grace and a 714ce for Chelsea), the...

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The Bumm Guitar Features an On-Board Drum Kit of Sorts — Video

Last month, we couldn't help but notice the appearance of several new YouTube videos about something called the Bumm Guitar. What is the Bumm Guitar, you ask? Based on the two videos below, which don't...

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Session Guitar: The Top 10 Session Guitarists of All Time

One of the most important things I can discuss with people who want to become session players is how they need to take a good long look at those who have gone before. In the photo gallery below is a...

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