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Dear Guitar Hero: Yngwie Malmsteen Answers Readers' Questions on Sweep...

FROM THE GW ARCHIVE: He’s the premier neoclassical shredder, known for his love of scalloped-fretboard Strats and walls of Marshall stacks. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is… What...

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Mass Effect: The Top 50 Stomp Boxes, Devices and Processors of All Time

Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes,...

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Labor Day Sale: Get 25% Off Everything at Guitar World's Online Store!

Now through September 2, 2013, you can get 25 percent off EVERYTHING at the Guitar World Online Store. Just be sure to use this special code at checkout: LABORDAY25 Choose from products from Guitar...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Elite Eight — "Stairway to...

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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Sweetwater Contest of the Month: $23,000 Guitar Giveaway!

Teaser Content:  Four lucky guitarists will win great guitar packages from Fender, Gibson, Ibanez and Taylor! .contest_desc, .contest_entry_form { display: none !important; } All entries must be...

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Dear Guitar Hero: Paul Gilbert Discusses String Skipping, His Picking Attack,...

FROM THE GW ARCHIVE: Paul Gilbert answered readers' questions in 2010. I’m a big fan of your guitar tone. What do you consider to be the key element to your sound? — Thomas Hartley I first began having...

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

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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Album Review: Bob Dylan — 'Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), The Bootleg...

The thing about being a fan of Bob Dylan is that the discovery of his greatness is never-ending. In preparing to review the great new 10th volume of his Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait...

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'Runnin' With The Wolf': Omar Dykes Discusses His New Album, a Tribute to...

Austin-based blues singer/guitarist Omar Dykes (also known as Omar Kent Dykes) hails from McComb, Mississippi, not far from the birthplace of one of his biggest musical heroes, blues legend Howlin’...

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Guitarist Tommy Kessler Talks New Blondie Album, Networking and 'Rock of Ages'

Guitarist Tommy Kessler is living proof that hard work pays off. Not only does his work ethic allow Kessler to travel the world as part of Blondie, but there's also the matter of his other "day job."...

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Slayer Announce 2013 Fall North American Tour

Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, Slayer will headline its first North American tour in two years. The...

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Video: Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Rehearse for Hollywood Show

Below, you can check out some rehearsal footage of Stone Temple Pilots featuring Chester Bennington. The clips show the band preparing for their September 1 show in Hollywood. About 30 fans were...

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What in the World: The Byzantine/Hijazkiar/Double Harmonic Major Scale

Be sure to check out the rest of Steve Booke's "What in the World" lessons for GuitarWorld.com right here. Today we'll check out the Byzantine/Hijazkiar/double harmonic major scale. Phew! The scale of...

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Video: Bride and Groom Play Loud Electric Guitar Duet Before Getting Married

Below, check out a video of a couple who performed a guitar duet before getting hitched. And if that sounds normal (and we admit it does sound normal), be sure to check out the video. Jordan Strauss,...

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Big Boss Giveaway: Win a Boss DS-1 Pedal Signed by Jeff Loomis

Boss has launched a new biweekly contest, the Big BOSS Giveaway. As Boss puts it, the contest "gives tone freaks everywhere a chance to win Boss pedals autographed by top guitar heroes." Every two...

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Monster Licks: A Stroll Through the Pentatonic Scale's Rougher Neighborhood

For this Monster Lick, I'm using the G blues scale. As I've stated in the past, the blues scale, when applied a certain way, can sound incredibly tough and can be used to add a darker side to your...

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Exclusive Song Premiere: Robbie Fulks — "Pacific Slope"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of "Pacific Slope," a new song by Robbie Fulks. The track is from Fulks' new album, Gone Away Backward, which was released August 27 via Bloodshot Records....

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PRS Guitars Announces Its Top 10 Most Popular Guitar Finishes of the Year

PRS Guitars has released its take on this year’s top 10 most popular electric guitar finishes. At the top of the list for 2013 is Tobacco Sunburst (pictured). This is the second year in a row that...

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Metallica Post "Fade to Black" Performance Video from Shanghai Show, Announce...

Metallica have posted another official performance video over at MetallicaTV. This time, it's a clip of "Fade to Black" from their August 13 show in Shanghai, China. Of course, since the video is about...

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We've Got Your Back: The 10 Best Backing Bands of All Time

Besides reliable gear, sensible footwear and a guaranteed ride to gigs, members of good backing bands must have: • Humility. After all, they're not the stars. The frontman (or woman) is. • Natural...

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