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Joe Satriani's Nightmare Gig: "We Ran Out There and Just Got Pelted with Coins"

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Guitar World gets the scoop on Joe Satriani's beginnings. What inspired you to pick up a guitar? My two main influences: my sister Marion, who was a folk guitarist, and Jimi Hendrix....

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Exclusive Premiere: "London's Burning" from The Clash's First-Ever Recording...

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a previously unreleased version of "London's Burning" by the Clash. The track, which is included on the band's new deluxe, career-spanning box...

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Dear Guitar Hero: Submit Questions for Kim Thayil!

Got a question for your favorite guitarist? Let us be your go-between. The concept is easy — you submit your queries and we pass them on to some of the world's greatest guitarists. Only the sharpest...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Elite Eight — "Free Bird"...

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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Interview: Alex Lifeson Dissects 11 Key Rush Songs, from "Anthem" to "Test...

In 2008, Guitar World asked Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson to dissect several key songs from the band's past. Starting with "Fly By Night" (1975) and ending with "Test for Echo" (1996), he discussed his...

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Baroness Premiere Live Music Video for "March To The Sea"

Baroness have unveiled a live music video for “March To The Sea,” and you can check it out below. The video was filmed at the Union Transfer in singer/guitarist John Baizley’s adopted hometown of...

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Ovation Introduces Proto Limited LT-60 Acoustic Guitar

Ovation has unveiled its new Proto Limited LT-60 acoustic guitar, a limited-run US-made model with an Adirondack spruce top on a deep-contour Lyrachord body. The LT-60 features a modern, angled take on...

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Nine Inch Nails Streaming New Album, 'Hesitation Marks'

Nine Inch Nails are streaming their new album, Hesitation Marks, a week before its scheduled release. Check it out on iTunes. Hesitation Marks is available as a pre-order at iTunes and will be offered...

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Video: Man Makes Guitar Amps Out of Rotary Phones, Ouija Boards, Chess Boards

Robert Brenne, a 25-year-old Pennsylvania man, has found a new career: turning ordinary objects into guitar amps. He's already made amps out of his Ghostbusters lunch box, an old rotary telephone,...

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Epiphone Launches Giveaway: Win a Limited 140th Anniversary Coronet Guitar...

As part of Epiphone’s ongoing celebration honoring its 140th Anniversary, the guitar manufacturer is giving away a Ltd. Ed. 140th Anniversary Epiphone Coronet and a signed copy of The Epiphone Guitar...

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Up-Close Video: Jeff Loomis Plays "Miles of Machines"

While checking out our Twitter feed this morning, we noticed a random tweet from a guitarist: "I don't think you can fully appreciate how incredible @jeffloomis is until you attempt to play a couple of...

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Photo Gallery: The 30 Most Significant Guitar Events of the Past Three Decades

Guitar World recently celebrated its first 30 years of publication with a look back at the most significant events to rock the guitar community since the magazine was founded in 1980. Some of these...

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Listen: Paul McCartney Premieres New Single — "New"

Paul McCartney has released a new single — with an old feel. The catchy new song, which happens to be called "New," is the Mark Ronson-produced title track from McCartney's upcoming studio album. The...

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Video: Death Metal Fat Cat Plays Air Drums to "Whore to a Chainsaw" by Thy...

Even though it has been viewed more than 2 million times, we figure there still might be one or two people out there who still haven't seen this YouTube video. It features an extremely easy-going,...

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O'Brother In the Studio: The Joys of Guitar Noises and Feedback

Atlanta’s O’Brother draw from an eclectic mix of influences like Radiohead, the Melvins and Queens of the Stone Age, but manage to create a compelling cohesive sound all their own, thanks, in part, to...

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Beyond the Fretboard: Why Musical Purity is Overrated

In July, I wrote a column called "Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places." In it, I encouraged every musician to step outside of their comfort zones and listen to different styles of music. The main...

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Shred Zeppelin: How to Play Like Jimmy Page

Though he's mostly revered for his huge-sounding, eternally cool riffs, inventive altered tunings, acoustic fingerpicking masterpieces and otherworldly, ambient soundscapes, Jimmy Page also is one of...

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Listen: Yngwie Malmsteen Covers Michael Jackson's "Beat It"

Check out Yngwie Malmsteen's cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" below. The track is from Malmsteen's late-2009 album, High Impact. "It was a tribute to [Jackson], but I’ve always liked the...

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Video: Eddie Van Halen and Michael Jackson Perform "Beat It" Live in 1984

Yes, we've all heard Michael Jackson's 1983 mega-hit, "Beat It," which features Eddie Van Halen on guitar. But have you seen Eddie perform the song live with Jackson and his band? We hadn't — until we...

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Stone Temple Pilots Reveal Release Date, Cover Art for New EP with Chester...

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington have announced that their debut EP will be titled High Rise and will be released via their own label, Play Pen/ADA, on October 8. The EP features five...

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