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Engineer Sterling Winfield on Recording Vangough and Working with Pantera

Sterling Winfield got his start in the music industry as a studio apprentice and live sound engineer in Dallas. Those experiences led to his tenure as a staff engineer at Dallas Sound Lab and...

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Sign In, Please: Guitarist Steve Lynch Discusses the Return of Autograph

It’s been nearly 25 years since the members of Autograph completed their three-album deal with RCA records and mutually decided to go their own separate ways. For guitarist Steve Lynch, that departure...

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NAMM 2014: Boss Introduces OD-1X Overdrive and DS-1X Distortion Pedals

Boss has announced the OD-1X Overdrive and DS-1X Distortion, two special-edition compact pedals for guitarists with an ear for premium tone. Delivering a refined tonal experience that’s only possible...

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Periphery Streaming Experimental New Recording, 'Clear'

Progressive metallers Periphery are streaming Clear, their upcoming experimental release, which will be available January 28 through Sumerian Records. Check out the entire release (You'll see why we're...

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Video: Jeff Loomis Discusses Schecter Guitars' New JL-7 Model

Guitarist Jeff Loomis recently visited Schecter to shoot several videos and discuss the company's new models for 2014. Below, check out the just-posted video that shows Loomis discussing — in detail —...

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Review: Lace Lifers Scott “Wino” Weinrich Signature Pickups

Pickups are an electric guitar’s voice, and through them we hear our own personality, inflection of expression and soul. The origin of Scott “Wino” Weinrich’s soul may still be in debate, but there’s...

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Contest: Acoustic Nation Cort MR600F Acoustic/Electric Guitar Giveaway

Happy new year! How about a new contest? We’re teaming up with the folks at Cort to bring you the MR600F acoustic/electric guitar giveaway. This contest ends February 28th, 2014. For over 50 years,...

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From Another Dimension: ODD 3-D-Printed Guitars

As a professor of mechatronics at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand, Olaf Diegel has used 3-D printers for more than 15 years to prototype new product ideas. However, 3-D printing technology...

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela to Release New Studio Album, '9 Dead Alive,' April 29

ATO Records is excited to announce the April 29 release of acoustic rock maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela's new studio album. Titled 9 Dead Alive, it is the band's first record of new material in five...

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Video: Sample New DVD, 'Eric Clapton — The 1970s Review'

In 1968, Eric Clapton was at a crossroads. With Cream, he had quickly risen to the pinnacle of popular music's hierarchy. Yet his exposure to the work of American mavericks the Band led him to lose...

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Video: Carvin Creates One-of-a-Kind, Michael Jackson-Inspired Guitar for...

Below, check out a brand-new video that shows the story behind Jason Becker's one-of-a-kind, Michael Jackson-inspired Carvin guitar. "Even as I was trying to become a rock god, Michael Jackson was the...

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Zakk Wylde Talks New Black Label Society Album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican'

Zakk Wylde has announced the next chapter in the Black Label Society story, Catacombs of the Black Vatican. The album, the first disc of all new material from the band since 2010’s Order of the Black,...

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NAMM 2014: Lace Music Introduces Bill Kelliher Signature Dissonant Aggressor...

Lace Music Products has announced the Dissonant Aggressors Signature humbucker pickup series. After choosing Lace pickups for his successful Gibson “Golden Axe” Explorer, Mastodon guitarist Bill...

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Ages And Ages Share Video For "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" With Album...

Today Ages and Ages share their new video for the song "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)," which was directed by Rodrigo Megarejo. The song benefits from this visual treatment, where themes of morality...

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Interview: Orianthi and Dave Stewart Discuss BeMyBand, Where Winners Share...

Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart recently launched a unique performance-based contest called BeMyBand. The purpose of BeMyBand — which you can check out here— is to ask aspiring musicians to compete...

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Martin Unveils New Guitars at NAMM 2014, Including One in Collaboration With...

C. F. Martin & Co. will unveil two new beautifully crafted Custom Shop models, the Eric Clapton OM-ECHF Navy Blues Model and the CS-00S-14, at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Jan. 23-26, 2014....

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Animals As Leaders Reveal Headlining North American Tour Dates

Animals As Leaders have announced the complete schedule for their upcoming headlining North American tour. You can check out all the dates below. For more about the band, visit them on Facebook....

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Acoustic Guitar a Star on ‘American Idol’

Can there be anything more torturous than auditioning a capella? For years the team at American Idol seemed to think that watching contestants squirm without accompaniment was the way to go. Until now....

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Recording King Introduces Starlight Series of Banjos

The popularity of the banjo reached an all-time high in 2013, a trend that shows no signs of slowing through 2014. As much as banjos have become a part of popular culture, many banjos look similar;...

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Review: Boss TE-2 Tera Echo Pedal

Echo is the most organic sounding of the note-repeating effects, enveloping listeners with exponentially derived reiterations and decays. Many famous players—including Eddie Van Halen, Brian Setzer and...

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