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SpiralArms Guitarist Craig Locicero Talks 'Freedom,' European Tour, Gear and...

When a band releases what they call a "rock and roll” album in 2013, it’s easy to dismiss it before giving it a fair listen. SpiralArms' second release, Freedom, is worth that listen. Although the...

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PRS Guitars Adds P24 Trem Model for 2014

PRS Guitars has announced a new model, the P24 Trem. It's a 24-fret piezo-equipped solidbody electric guitar that effortlessly achieves classic humbucker tones and authentic acoustic sounds in one...

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PRS Guitars Introduces High-Gain Archon Amplifier

PRS Guitars has introduced the Archon guitar amplifier. From PRS: In the world of high-gain amplifiers, modern players demand aggressive overdriven tones and ample headroom with sparkling cleans. The...

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Guitarist Dee J Nelson Discusses New Dope Album, 'Blood Money,' and the...

It’s been a busy year for south-paw guitarist Dee J Nelson. In addition to creating his popular guitar lessons for Metal Method and offering private instruction, Nelson has contributed music to the...

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Choose the Best Shredder and More: Take the 2013 Guitar World Readers Poll

It’s time once again to take part in Guitar World magazine's annual readers poll! Should Tony Iommi win MVP over John Petrucci? Was Roger Waters’ The Wall the year’s best live show? Will Joe Satriani...

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Spice It Up: Blues and Eastern Fusion, Part 1

Tired of the same old blues licks in the pentatonic scale? In this series of lessons, I will try to broaden your horizons by introducing you to some elements from "exotic" territories like Middle...

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Video: Death Angel Perform "Left For Dead" on EMGtv

Rob Cavestany and Ted Aguilar of Death Angel recently visited EMGtv to perform songs from their upcoming album, The Dream Calls For Blood. In the video below, which features a new track called "Left...

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Mountain Man Shares Harmony-Laden Cover of John Denver's "Around And Around"

Here's a little gifty from Partisan Records - a single track from Mountain Man. This harmony-filled cover of John Denver's "Around and Around" is just lovely. The music of Mountain Man is nestled in...

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Guitar World Staff Picks: Paul Riario's 2013 Holiday Gear Wish List

As the holidays — and some much-needed time off — swiftly approach, I present to you my holiday gear wish list, all of which I hope Santa will be kind enough to leave under my tree. I know certain...

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Video: Paul Riario Demos 'Drum Beats +' Drum Machine App by Ninebuzz

In the video below, Guitar World's Paul Riario demos the Drum Beats + drum machine app by Ninebuzz. Drum Beats + is a simple and fun collection of drum loops for stress-free jamming and songwriting...

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Video: Jimmy Page and Aerosmith in 1990 — Backstage Banter and "Train Kept...

01. A shirtless Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith discuss their set list while backstage at their August 18, 1990, Monsters of Rock show at Donington Park in England. 02. Jimmy Page — wearing a...

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Insight: Rodriguez, the Subject of “Searching for Sugar Man,” Finds...

On December 3rd, just a couple of weeks ago, the Bankruptcy Court of the state of Michigan approved Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy. It’s the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in American history,...

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The Scale That Will Change Your Life

A number of years ago, I was teaching at a guitar workshop in Pittsburgh. I had taught at this annual workshop a number of times and always looked forward to my week there, not only because I was able...

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Exclusive Guitar Play-Through Video: City In The Sea — "The Purge"

In this exclusive video, City In The Sea guitarists Jeffrey Christian and Nick Rossi show you how to play "The Purge," a track from their debut Sumerian Records release, Below The Noise. This is part...

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Guitar World DVD: Learn '50 Essential Expert Licks' from Joe Satriani, Jeff...

Want to expand and diversify your guitar skills and repertoire? Guitar World's new 50 Expert Guitar Licks DVD helps you do it with great guitar phrases written and presented by some of the biggest...

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A Look Back at the Rockers and Music Icons We Lost in 2013

The music world lost a host of big names in 2013. And while the first names that might spring to mind are Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and Velvet Underground co-founder Lou Reed, let us not forget country...

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John Petrucci Talks Dream Theater's Along For The Ride Tour, Grammy...

Earlier this week, guitarist John Petrucci and Dream Theater announced a new series of North American dates, the “Along For The Ride” tour. Following a set of European shows that begin early in...

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PRS Guitars Introduces US-Made S2 Singlecut and S2 Custom 22

In July 2013, PRS Guitars unveiled the S2 Starla, S2 Mira and S2 Custom 24. Considered to be one of the most significant product launches in the company’s recent history, the S2 Series of electric...

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The Making of The Beatles’ U.S. Albums

As the Beatles’ camp gets ready to roll out The U.S. Albums box set next month, we thought it was a good time to explore why this new release even exists. Didn’t Apple Corps reissue remastered versions...

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Dear Guitar Hero: Submit Your Questions for Johnny Winter!

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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