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Everywhere It's Christmas: The Beatles' Annual Christmas Messages and More

Christmas time is here again! So sang the Beatles on their 1967 Christmas record of the same name, one of several now-collectable flexi-discs issued annually to members of the band's official fan clubs...

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Guitar World Staff Picks: Damian Fanelli's Top 10 Albums of 2013

I'm not exactly sure how to describe my take on the music that came out in 2013. Did I simply take a year off — a vacation, if you will — from listening to new stuff? Did I intentionally focus on old...

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Favorites of 2013: Charlie Worsham's 'Rubberband'

My favorite acoustic-based album of 2013 would be Charlie Worsham’s Rubberband. Mississippi boy Charlie Worsham was a child prodigy. Before he went through puberty, he had already played banjo on the...

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Guitar World's 2014 Holiday Review Guide Available Now: Playboy Playmates and...

Playboy Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun, Playboy's Miss May 2013 Kristen Nicole and Audrey Allen, Playboy's Miss June 2013 star in Guitar World's latest Holiday Review Guide. Guitar World's 2014...

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Guitar World Year in Review: The Top 10 Viral Videos of 2013

As 2014 rapidly approaches, Guitar World is taking a nostalgic look back at the most popular GuitarWorld.com stories, videos, lessons and features of 2013. Be sure to check out our other 2013 Year in...

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Exclusive Guitar Play-Through Video: Close Your Eyes — "The End"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive guitar (and bass) play-through video by Close Your Eyes. In the clip, which you can check out below, the band show you how to learn and master "The End," a...

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La Grunge: The Top 10 Blues-Approved Overdrive/Distortion Pedals

The origin of guitar distortion goes back to the earliest electrified blues guitarists. They didn’t care that their primitive tube amps were breaking up and distorting, as long as they were loud. Soon,...

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Metallica Selling December 8 Antarctica Show as Download, Release Official...

Metallica have released their entire December 8 Antarctica show as an audio download on their website. The live set is available in multiple formats, including mp3, FLAC, Apple Lossless, ALAC-HD and...

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Video: Fan-Filmed Highlights of Black Sabbath's December 22 Show in...

A thoughtful Black Sabbath fan has posted clips of the band in action December 22 at National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England, and you can check it out below. The two clips, which total 13 minutes,...

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Lesson: Strengthening Your Strum

If there’s one thing that I believe we guitarists can really work on, it’s rhythm. As guitarists we sometimes think in terms of shapes — chord shapes, scale shapes, etc. Many times we learn with...

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Videos: Three Outstanding Entries from Annual Hungarian Guitar Competition

Below, check out videos of three guitarists who entered the 2013 Jonas Tamas Guitar Competition in Hungary. The Jonas Tamas Guitar Competition, Hungary's biggest annual contest for guitarists, is...

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Festive Fretwork: 13 Rocking Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck

The holiday season is once again upon us, and you know what that means: It's time to brace yourself for a non-stop barrage of atrocious, agonizing Christmas music. But not to worry! Here are 13...

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Guitar Stories: A Chance Encounter With The Yamaha LLX26C

True story. I got a call the other day from Alex Skolnick. He was in town with Testament for a show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. He had somehow ended up with an extra acoustic on the road, and was...

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Video Finds: Yngwie Malmsteen Dazzles on Acoustic Guitar

We all know Yngwie Malmsteen can play more notes in 60 seconds than any player out there. But here he takes his unique agility and applies it to the acoustic guitar in a most tasty way. Does this mean...

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Guitar World DVD: Learn to Play Eight Classic Christmas Songs

It's that time of year again! Get the Play Christmas Songs on the Guitar DVD now at the Guitar World Online Store! Play Christmas Songs on the Guitar is your ultimate DVD guide to playing holiday...

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Guitar World Year in Review: The Top 10 Guitar Lessons of 2013

As 2014 rapidly approaches, Guitar World is taking a nostalgic look back at the most popular GuitarWorld.com stories of 2013, including viral videos, guitar lessons, Guitar World Girls and other...

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Video Finds: Jason Mraz & Tristan Prettyman "All I Want For Christmas Is Us"

Happy holidays! Here's a lovely live rendition of "All I Want for Christmas is Us." This was filmed in December 2010 for the release of the Feeding The Soul Foundation CD Release. The Feeding the Soul...

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Favorites of 2013: Photo Ops'‘How To Say Goodbye’

“It’s hard to recover from a bad year,” sings Terry Price in the opening track of my favorite release of 2013, Photo Ops’How To Say Goodbye. “Friends that were with us are no longer near / But hey, I’m...

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Revisit Steve Vai's Classic Guitar World Lessons with New Book, 'Steve Vai's...

Since its appearance in Guitar World in 1990, Steve Vai's intensive guitar regimen has been the Holy Grail for serious players. In our new book, Guitar World Presents Steve Vai's Guitar Workout, you'll...

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Guitar World Year in Review: The Top 10 Viral Videos of 2013

As 2014 rapidly approaches, Guitar World is taking a nostalgic look back at the most popular GuitarWorld.com stories, videos, lessons and features of 2013. Be sure to check out our other 2013 Year in...

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