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Video: Geezer Butler, Zakk Wylde, Corey Taylor and Charlie Benante Perform...

Below, check out a pro-shot clip of Geezer Butler, Zakk Wylde, Anthrax's Charlie Benante and Slipknot's Corey Taylor performing Black Sabbath's "Fairies Wear Boots" at this month's Bass Player Live!...

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Video: Jimmy Brown Shows You How to Play "Jingle Bell Rock" on Guitar

In this video, Guitar World's Jimmy Brown shows you how to play "Jingle Bell Rock." Brown goes over several different arrangements of the song, from basic to more involved. Then he covers the melody...

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Session Guitar: How to Overcome Nerves in the Studio

Happy Thanksgiving! If you're like me, you get nervous before a session. I still do. I've even sought help from professionals. I'm not ashamed of my nerves. We all get them. It's how you use them and...

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Review: Audiofly's AF78 Earbuds — Built by Musicians for Musicians

Without doing any official TV-game-show-style polling, I’m going to assume most readers use some sort of device that calls for earbuds. It could be for late-night shredding, casual music listening or...

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Video: Metallica Release Behind-the-Scenes Video for 1998 Album, 'Garage Inc.'

As we've mentioned before, the gang at MetallicaTV on YouTube are always posting new content. Their latest video to hit the interwebs is the official electronic press kit for their 1998...

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Guitarists Joel Hoekstra and Tommy Kessler Discuss Their Roles in 'Rock of...

For Joel Hoekstra and Tommy Kessler, it might be like being inside of a time warp. Not only do the guitarists for Broadway’s Rock of Ages musical get to perform in the fictional Eighties band Arsenal...

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Metallica Announce "Metallica By Request" European Summer Tour

Metallica have announced a summer 2014 European tour. The catch is, they'll let their fans choose their set lists. Fans who buy tickets online will be invited to vote on the set list Metallica will...

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Black Friday Sale: Save 35 Percent at the Guitar World Online Store

Take advantage of the massive "Black Friday" sale at the Guitar World Online Store! Save 35 percent on your favorite items at the store! Just be sure to use this code: 35THANKS13 ... at checkout! Head...

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Exclusive Videos: Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Band of Gypsys Bassist Billy Cox...

The eighth edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour will launch in March 2014. The month-long tour, which is presented by BandFuse: Rock Legends, will bring together a diverse group of artists paying...

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Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition: Win Cash, Gear and a Spot on the 2014...

Experience Hendrix LLC, in partnership with Talenthouse, has announced the Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition. Together with Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and IK Multimedia, Talenthouse and Experience...

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Guitar Strength: The Other “Hendrix Chord”

Of the myriad contributions Jimi Hendrix has made to the lexicon of modern guitar, one of the most enduring is the legendary “Hendrix chord." The chord, an E7#9, was definitely nothing new when Hendrix...

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The 10 Best Covers of Jimi Hendrix Songs

When someone is widely hailed as the greatest guitar player ever, how do you step up and cover one of his songs? Have you ever noticed that the ratio of Metallica tribute albums to Hendrix tribute...

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Interview with Roger Mayer: The Secrets of Jimi Hendrix's Guitar Setup

Nobody knows the ins and outs of Jimi Hendrix's guitar sound like Roger Mayer. Mayer had already worked with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck and produced a number of different fuzz boxes by the time he met...

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Reverend Guitars to Introduce Four New Models at 2014 Winter NAMM Show

It’s the year of the signature model at Reverend Guitars. Three new signature models will be debuted at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show: the Reverend Bob Balch Signature, the Reverend Meshell Ndegeocello...

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Video Finds: Jimi Hendrix Plays a 12-String Acoustic Blues

In honor of Jimi Hendrix’ birthday today, here’s an amazingly well filmed clip of Jimi Hendrix playing a 12-string guitar. The song, "Hear My Train A Comin'" (aka, by Hendrix, "Getting My Heart Back...

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PureSalem Guitars Introduces Retro-Inspired Tom Cat

PureSalem Guitars adopts an inspired approach and attitude while honoring the electric guitar’s glorious past. It‘s simplicity in design. It’s wood, wire, and strings. It’s rock and roll — and not...

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Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind Guitarist Gus G. Announces Debut Solo Album, 'I Am the...

Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitarist Gus G. will release a solo album, I Am the Fire, in the spring of 2014 via Century Media Records. The album will be his first solo outing. I Am the Fire, which was...

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Video: Jack White's Third Man Records Introduces Bumble Buzz Pedal

Jack White's Third Man Records has introduced its new Bumble Buzz fuzz pedal. The announcement came in the form of a demo video featuring White and three friends jamming on a new three-chord White tune...

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A Songwriter's Story: "Thanksgiving Prayer"

I’m not accustomed to writing blog posts. I think a lot about what it is to be a musician, a writer, but I usually express those thoughts in song. And they’re not always very straightforward, couched...

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Dark Horse: George Harrison's Top 10 Solo Albums

Despite the diversity of George Harrison's many pursuits during his 58 years on earth — racing, gardening, Indian religion and culture, film making and anything remotely associated with ukeleles, Mel...

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