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Spread Triads: Making the Guitar Sound Beautiful

This week, it's all about making the guitar sound as beautiful as possible. For me, the masters of this are Eric Johnson and Tim Miller (who was actually a teacher of mine at one point). We'll get to...

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Thrash Course with Revocation's Dave Davidson: Comparing the Fundamental...

This video is bonus content related to the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at our online store....

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Video: Justin Townes Earle Performs Live with Recording King

Here's a video of singer songwriter Justin Townes Earle performing at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in late 2013. Earle, son of the famed alt country artist Steve Earle and a Bloodshot...

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Video: Orianthi Plays and Discusses Fretlight Guitars

In this brand-new video, former Guitar World cover star Orianthi plays and discusses a Fretlight guitar. In fact, the Australian guitarist is Fretlight's latest endorsee. From the company: Learning to...

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February Sale: Take 40 Percent Off Everything — Including DVDs — at the...

It's time for our annual sale at the Guitar World Online Store! Time is running out! During the entire month of February 2014, take 40 percent off EVERYTHING at the store, including all of our...

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Listen to Led Zeppelin's Unreleased 'Physical Graffiti' Recordings

Recordings Led Zeppelin made as they were creating 1975's Physical Graffiti will be available at auction next month. RR Auctions, which is based in Amherst, New Hampshire, says several songs on the...

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Martin Presents: Danny Davis

On January 29, 2014 Martin Guitar officially announced professional snowboarder Danny Davis as an Ambassador. Danny became an ambassador after Burton Snowboards, Martin Guitar and Danny came together...

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Video: The 2014 Martin Custom Shop Models

Martin's Senior Artist Relations Manager, Chris Thomas, unveils two new beautifully crafted Custom Shop models, the Eric Clapton OM-ECHF Navy Blues Model and the CS-00S-14 that debuted at the 2014...

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Original MTV VJs Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood Talk New Book, Van Halen,...

It was 12:01 a.m. August 1, 1981. The music business was in the toilet when a fledgling channel named MTV hit the airwaves to start the engine again. Throughout the decade, MTV became one of the...

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Interview: Shredder Rusty Cooley Talks Guitar Instruction, Signature Dean...

Rusty Cooley is a shred guitar legend. Cooley, a premier guitar instructor, has played on records by All Shall Perish, Austrian Death Machine and many more and has had a serious influence on a...

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Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian Discusses "Speaking Words" Tour, Crowd-Funding...

Often heralded as one of heavy metal's more outspoken personalities, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has hit the road with a one-man, stand-up/spoken-word show. His tour, fittingly titled "Speaking Words,"...

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Bent Out of Shape: Back to Basics with Pentatonics, Part 5 — Building...

I've been rediscovering pentatonic patterns lately. While searching for new licks and scales to incorporate into my playing, I occasionally like to re-examine pentatonic shapes. In this lesson, I want...

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Video: Queen, Tony Iommi and Roger Daltrey Perform "I Want It All" in 1992

We thought we'd drop in on Queen — Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor — who hosted the star-studded Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert on April 20, 1992. Hey, why not? The show, which was witnessed...

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Video: Yngwie Malmsteen Performs Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" in 1992

While doing a bit of research on an upcoming story about noteworthy Deep Purple covers, we were reminded of this live 1992 performance of "Smoke on the Water" by Yngwie Malmsteen. Note that Malmsteen...

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Show Review: Jonatha Brooke's "My Mother Has 4 Noses"

I’ve followed the musical career of Jonatha Brooke for a dozen or so years, but knew very little about her thespian side. I had read bits and pieces about her family life, and a trickling about the...

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Exclusive Video Lesson: "Bohemian Rhapsody" Tutorial by Daryl Kellie

This video is bonus content related to the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at our online store....

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Review: Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed Distortion Pedal

This video is bonus content related to the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at our online store....

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up in His First Guitar World Interview from 1984

Here's our first interview with Stevie Ray Vaughan from the May 1984 issue of Guitar World. The original story by Bill Milkowski ran with the headline "Stevie Ray Vaughan: Hendrix' White Knight," and...

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Listen: Robert Cray Band Premiere New Song, "You Move Me"

Robert Cray and his band have debuted a track from their upcoming album, In My Soul, which will be released April 1 through Mascot/Provogue. Check out "You Move Me" below — and be sure to tell us what...

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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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