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Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The Inimitable, Soulful Guitar Style of...

What happens when you mix bluesy, Robert Johnson–style fingerpicking and tropical “Calypso” grooves, with repertoire consisting of spiritual hymns and sea shanties (maritime work songs, akin to your...

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Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen's Delta Deep Dig into Blues, Funk, Soul and...

Guitarist Phil Collen is a certified rock-and-roller for life. Since joining Def Leppard in 1982, he's enjoyed being in a popular rock band that continues to make music to this day. However, if you...

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Between the Buired and Me Talk New Album, 'Coma Ecliptic'— and "Bohemian...

Over the course of 15 years and six full-length albums, Between the Buried and Me have established themselves as one of the leading acts in tech-metal. But the Raleigh, North Carolina–based five-piece...

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Fear Factor's Dino Cazares Talks New Album, 'Genexus'

Ever since their 1992 debut, Soul of a New Machine, Fear Factory have pushed the envelope in their balance of clean and scream, their industrialized lyrical themes and in particular the rapid-fire,...

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Todd Rundgren on Owning Eric Clapton's 'The Fool' SG, Working with Ringo...

He’s a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer who’s had his own hits and worked with such artists as Cheap Trick, Sean Cassidy and Meat Loaf, but what Guitar World readers really want to know...

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Playing Tips: Derek Trucks on Incorporating Harmonics Into Your Slide Playing

In this bite-sized lesson, Derek Trucks gives you some insights on incorporating natural and artificial harmonics into your slide lines. From Derek: "I learned this technique from the sacred steel...

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Mass Appeal Guitars Brings Players Together to Jam

It’s four o’clock on Sunday afternoon. The sun in shining. It’s a bit steamy, but who cares? It’s Make Music Day in NYC and that means it’s time to jam. Union Square park was packed with guitar players...

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Tony Iommi Discusses Writing Black Sabbath's "Fairies Wear Boots"— Video

Black Sabbath’s 1970 album Paranoid is the subject of an upcoming documentary on the British TV channel Sky Arts. The episode airs 8:20 p.m. June 27. In this brief preview, Ozzy Osbourne talks about...

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Shredding on an Electric Hurdy-Gurdy — Video

Although you might know the hurdy-gurdy as an ancient folk instrument, the creative musician in the video below decided to electrify it and make it sound more like something you might heard on a Steve...

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IK Multimedia Releases iRig Mic Studio

IK Multimedia has announced the release of the iRig Mic Studio for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android. The iRig Mic Studio is a large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone that’s perfect...

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Lady Gaga Covers Van Halen's "Panama" at New York City Show — Video

Over the weekend, Lady Gaga let her love for hard rock, specifically Van Halen, show. The pop superstar performed a wild version of Van Halen's "Panama" with the Dirty Pearls at the band's gig at New...

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'American Sniper' Guitar: How Tim Montana's Whim Turned Into a One-of-a-Kind...

The winning bid of $117,500 for a factory-fresh Gibson Les Paul Standard Special—in a satin finish of red, gun-metal grey and viper blue, and sporting bullet shell knobs, no less—caught even its...

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Scorpions Celebrate 50th Anniversary with New Album, 'Return to Forever'

In celebration of their 50th anniversary as a band, Scorpions have announced their 19th studio album, Return to Forever. The album is set for a September 11 release via Sony/Legacy. You can check out...

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Watch the Trailer for a New Led Zeppelin Book, 'Earl's Court May 1975'— Video

Rufus Stone Limited Editions has unveiled a teaser video for its new book, Five Glorious Nights: Led Zeppelin at Earl's Court May 1975. The book, which combines pics from a who's who of mid-Seventies...

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Enter to Win a Washburn WD20SCE Acoustic Guitar — Giveaway

Wow, check out this beautiful guitar from Washburn that we’re giving away for the month of June 2015. It’s a beaut. From their Heritage 20 Series, the WD20SCE is a high quality dreadnought...

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Jeff Beck's Top 10 Studio Guest Appearances

When a legendary guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded. Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck—as a session...

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Robert Johnson's Ferocious Guitar Style — Lesson with Tab and Audio

Regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Delta blues wizard Robert Johnson recorded only 29 songs (plus 13 alternate takes, in two sessions) during his 27 years of life. They were cut...

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Thirty Guitar Legends — Including Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell and Jeff...

From the GW Archive: This feature originally appeared in the May 2002 issue of Guitar World. The story has a "time capsule" theme: We asked several veteran guitarists to choose the one song they'd most...

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27 Club: From Jimi Hendrix to Jim Morrison, Musicians Who Died at Age 27

The "27 Club" is a term in pop culture that refers to a collection of popular musicians who died—tragically—at age 27. This group includes Jim Morrison of the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones of the...

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Download a Free 'Talkin' Blues, Part 1' Lesson at the 'Guitar World Lessons'...

Talkin’ Blues, Part 1 an impressive compilation of 10 instructional video lessons and tabs by Keith Wyatt, is now available through the Guitar World Lessons App and Webstore. It joins the ranks of the...

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