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Thirty Guitar Legends — Including Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell and Jeff...

From the GW Archive: This feature originally appeared in the May 2002 issue of Guitar World. The story has a "time capsule" theme: We asked several veteran guitarists to choose the one song they'd most...

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Metallica's Kirk Hammett to Join Exodus and Death Angel on Stage at First...

Today, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett announced via Facebook that he’ll be joining Exodus and Death Angel — two of the headliners at his inaugural horror convention — on stage during their encores....

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Win a Midnight Guitar Strap or T-Shirt from Orion Guitar Gear!

Teaser Content:  Orion Guitar Gear is giving away one Midnight guitar strap and a T-shirt to one winner — and T-shirts to 10 other winners! The T-shirt winners can choose from these two designs. The...

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Guitar World's New Special Edition: 'Metallica — 30 Years of the World's...

James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich — these are the men of Metallica. For 30 years, they have been the reigning kings of the heavy metal world, and deservedly so. With such...

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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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Video: December 30, 1993 — Nirvana Play Their Final Los Angeles Show

Some "new" old video has surfaced on YouTube. On December 30, documentary filmmaker Dave Markey posted this clip of what would wind up being Nirvana's last-ever show in Los Angeles. The show, which was...

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Jack White Announces He's Finishing Up His Next Solo Album

According to a recent online chat with his fans, Jack White is working on two new albums, one of which is a solo disc, the followup to 2012's Blunderbuss. "I'm producing two albums this month, and...

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Spice It Up: Blues and Eastern Fusion, Part 2

The last time we discussed the search for exotic sounds — and how to blend them with more-familiar blues — we explored the flavors of Hungary. This time, we're going to sample some Egyptian spices....

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Jake E. Lee Is Back in Action with Red Dragon Cartel, a Band that Shows Off...

This is an excerpt from the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus our "Van Halen 1984 Revisited" cover story with Eddie Van Halen and features on Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk...

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Jeff Beck Announces New Studio Album for 2014

You can add Jeff Beck's name to the list of major artists prepping new studio albums for 2014. The following news item recently appeared on Beck's redesigned website: "After taking a very short,...

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Sid Selvidge's Classic 'The Cold of The Morning' To Be Re-Released on...

Sid Selvidge’s The Cold Of The Morning is a mid-’70s Memphis classic that almost never saw the light of day. Selvidge and producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, Ry Cooder, The Replacements) created this...

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Led Zeppelin to Reissue First Three Albums This Year

Led Zeppelin will start releasing their catalog reissues this year, Rolling Stone reports. The project will kick off with the band's first three albums, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin...

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LP to Hit The Road With Kodaline Beginning February 8

Celebrated singer/songwriter/performer and ukulele player LP has just announced that she will hit the road with Irish rock band Kodaline for a winter tour, which kicks off on February 8th in Toronto...

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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Hoping to Complete Cancer Treatment This Year

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has announced he expects to finish treatment for cancer at some point this year. In a New Year's message posted on his website, Iommi thanked his fans for their...

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Video: Woman Performs Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan on the Gayageum, a...

Check out these videos of a young woman — Luna Lee — performing iconic tracks by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan on the gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like instrument. The gayageum has 12...

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Achieving Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 1

Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com. Happy New Year, guys! And welcome to the first edition of my new series, "Absolute Fretboard...

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Video: Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan Perform "Jeff's Boogie" in 1984

For this week's flashback video, we head to Honolulu, Hawaii. That's where, in 1984, Jeff Beck joined Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble on stage to play an impressive mini-set that included "Jeff's...

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Clay Withrow Talks 'Between The Madness,' New Album by Oklahoma Prog-Rockers...

Vangough’s new album, Between The Madness, is the third studio project from the Oklahoma City-based prog-rock band. It also marks the debut of new drummer Kyle Haws, who joins bassist Jeren Martin and...

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NAMM 2014: NAMM Metal Jam to Feature Michael Angelo Batio, Metal Jam All-Stars

Present and former members of Whitesnake, Dio, Anthrax, Korn, King Diamond, Rising Force, Alcatrazz and more will take part in the 2014 NAMM Metal Jam Wednesday, January 22, at the Whiskey A Go Go in...

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Video: Black Label Society Announce Release Date for New Album, 'Catacombs of...

As we've reported, Black Label Society have been gearing up to release a new album in the spring. Today, however, the band announced its official release date. Catacombs of the Black Vatican, their...

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