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Bret Michaels Band Guitarist Pete Evick Talks New Music, New Book and More

Pete Evick is best known as the guitarist and musical director for the Bret Michaels Band, with whom he has played for the past decade. But his relationship with Michaels extends beyond merely backing...

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Jimmy Page Shows His Double-Neck Gibson and Fender Tele with B-Bender — Video

Here’s a little something from 30 summers ago. On July 18, 1985, The Guitar Show visited Les Paul’s home in Mahwah, New Jersey, to tape Les and Jimmy Page for an episode. It was five days after Led...

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Jim James and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket Discuss New Album, 'The...

For the recording of their new and seventh studio album, The Waterfall, Louisville, Kentucky–based rockers My Morning Jacket packed up and headed out west—specifically, to Stinson Beach, a seaside town...

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Bent Out of Shape: A Beginner's Guide to Quintuplets

Recently, I've been experimenting with five-note patterns, or quintuplets. A quintuplet is when you fit five notes where you'd usually fit four. For example, you can fit 20 16th-note quintuplets in a...

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The Complete Guitarist: How to Conquer a Creative Block

Hey, everyone. It's been a long time since I've written a guitarworld.com column. I was in the midst of something known as writer's block. Writer's block is defined as "the condition of being unable to...

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Neal Schon Premieres New Double Album, 'Vortex'— Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Vortex, the new all-instrumental studio album by founding Journey guitarist Neal Schon. You can stream the album—which will be released June 23...

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Guitar Chalk Sessions: Guitar Intervals Explained

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. — Maya Angelou Intervals are simple, useful and helpful bits of knowledge. They’re a priceless...

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Weird Science: The 10 Strangest Vintage Effects of All Time

It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock...

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The Top 10 Reasons to Quit Playing Guitar

First things first: We don’t want you to stop playing guitar. After all, Guitar World is a magazine for (and by) guitarists, so playing guitar is something we promote (understatement of the year)....

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Issues Statement on Leg-Breaking Incident

As you might've heard, over the weekend, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg onstage at a show in Sweden (see the video below)—and returned to the stage in a cast to finish the show. The...

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Line 6 Unveils Helix, a Guitar Processor That Redefines the Sound and Feel of...

Line 6 has unveiled Helix, its new flagship tour-ready guitar processor. From the company: Helix represents a giant leap forward in guitar processing, as well as a new way of thinking about guitarists...

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Guitarist Jim Peterik Discusses Ides of March's 50th Anniversary Box Set, New...

To many Eighties music fans, Jim Peterik will always be the maestro behind classic songs like “Eye of the Tiger,” “I Can’t Hold Back” and “Burning Heart." But prior to launching Survivor in 1978,...

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Seven Kick-Ass Seven-String Guitar Songs

Look around you. There seems to be a seven-string renaissance happening at the moment. Actually, eight-string guitars seem to be going pretty strong, too. But there's something particularly satisfying...

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Bedell Expands Homegrown Collection with Bedell Wildfire Series Acoustic Guitars

Bedell Guitars is pleased to introduce the Bedell Wildfire Series of acoustic guitars—part of the Bedell Homegrown Collection—built with all American-grown tonewoods with stunning, handcrafted detail...

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Neil Young Not Happy That Donald Trump Used "Rockin' in the Free World" When...

Donald Trump announced that he's running for president yesterday, July 16. At the event, which took place at Trump Tower, Trump played Neil Young's 1989 song "Rockin' in the Free World" nice and...

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Review: Vox Custom Series AC10C1 Guitar Amp — Video

The original, single-speaker Vox AC10, introduced as early as 1959, had undergone several cosmetic changes before it was finally discontinued in 1965, but what mostly remained intact was its distinct...

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Review: John Page Classic Ashburn Guitar — Video

PLATINUM AWARD WINNER: If you read guitar magazines anytime during the late Eighties through late Nineties, you’re probably already familiar with the name and work of John Page, who was one of the...

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Review: Bogner Burnley, Harlow and Wessex Effect Pedals — Videos

PLATINUM AWARD WINNER Names like Leo Fender, Jim Marshall and Ted McCarty are rightfully revered in the guitar community. Rupert Neve is another luminary whose name belongs in that company, but he’s...

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Time to Burn with Michael Angelo Batio: Applying Sweep Picking to Chord...

As useful as sweep picking can be for playing an ascending or descending arpeggio over a single chord, developing the ability to seamlessly transition from one arpeggio shape to another within a lead...

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Metal for Life with Metal Mike: How to Reinvent a Modal Melody by Changing...

Most of us are familiar with at least a few of the modes, which are various reorientations of the notes of a standard scale, such as the major scale, around a different root note. To review, the major...

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