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Exclusive: Massacre Premiere New Album, 'Back From Beyond'

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Back From Beyond, the new album by Massacre. The album was released today, April 1, in North America via Century Media. Be sure to tell us what...

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Exclusive: IKILLYA Premiere "Jekyll Better Hyde" Music Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the music video for "Jekyll Better Hyde," a new song by New York City's IKILLYA. The song is from the band's upcoming album, Vae Victis, which will be released April 29...

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Exclusive: Avatar Premiere "Hail The Apocalypse" Guitar Play-Through Video

Below, check out GuitarWorld.com's exclusive premiere of a new guitar play-through video by Avatar. The song, "Hail The Apocalypse," is the title track from the band's new album, which will be released...

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Frank Palangi Premieres New Single, "Hope"

GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of “Hope,” the new single by New York's Frank Palangi. After releasing his first two EPs — Frank Palangi and I Am Ready— Palangi decided to self-produce his next...

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It Might Get Weird: Guardian Devil — Guardian Guitar by New Breed Creations

If Jerry Garcia played in a death metal band instead of the Grateful Dead, he might have designed a guitar like the Guardian. At least that’s kind of the idea that Nashville luthier Sean Farrell had in...

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Video: Guitar World's Paul Riario Demos Eminence Red Coat Series CV-75 Speaker

In the new video below, Guitar World's Paul Riario checks out the new CV-75 speaker from Eminence. The CV-75 is part of the company's Red Coat series of British-voiced speakers. From the company: The...

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Ax Men: Zakk Wylde and Joe Satriani Riff on Their Craziest Concert Moments,...

This is an excerpt from the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Death Angel, John Frusciante, how to build a pedal board, a complete finger picking lesson,...

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Suicide Silence Gear Up to Release New Album

For their third album, 2011’s The Black Crown, Suicide Silence guitarists Chris Garza and Mark Heylmun messed around with eight-string guitars and used Fractal Axe-Fx amp simulators, Apple Logic, Pro...

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Video Finds: Paul McCartney Acoustic Medley from 1973 TV Special

Check out this rare clip of Paul McCartney (accompanied by then-current wife, Linda McCartney) strumming through a few classic numbers of his expansive catalog. McCartney performs “Blackbird,” from the...

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Songwriter Spotlight: An Interview with Wendy Beckerman

In March singer/songwriter Wendy Beckerman won best song of the month at the West Coast Songwriters Contra Costa Chapter competition. Her winning song, “Things the Times Haven't Changed,” is a...

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More Than a Feeling: Gibson's Tom Scholz Replica Les Paul Looks, Sounds and...

Among historic Gibsons, Tom Scholz’s 1968 Les Paul “Goldtop”—the first of two that he purchased in the Seventies—certainly ranks high. It’s the guitar heard on every massive Boston hit and all six of...

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Blues Powerhouse: Guitarist Mike Bloomfield Gets the Recognition He Deserves...

On June 16, 1965, a young man sporting a Jewfro walked through the rain on New York’s Seventh Avenue to Columbia Studio A, a white Telecaster slung over his shoulder like John Henry’s hammer. Once...

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Dear Guitar Hero: Johnny Winter Talks Gibson Firebirds, Muddy Waters,...

He’s an albino blues guitarist who’s jammed with Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is … How old were you when you started playing blues? —...

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Musical Fluency: Developing Voice Leading

The most natural musical sound to the human ear is the voice. The voice is built into us in a way that no other instrument is. As a result, we latch onto musical sounds that remind us of the voice....

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John Fogerty and Jackson Browne Team Up for Two Summer Concerts

This August, songwriting legends John Fogerty and Jackson Browne will co-headline two east coast concerts. The shows will take place on August 4 at PNC in Holmdel, New Jersey and Jones Beach in...

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Betcha Can't Play This: "Colorful" 16th-Note Run by Francesco Artusato of All...

This is a 16th-note run built with melodic ideas, shapes and arpeggios borrowed from some of Claude Debussy’s Preludes for Piano. It combines a variety of shapes and tonalities into an unbroken line...

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Betcha Can't Play This: John Petrucci's Descending E Mixolydian Run

This is a descending E Mixolydian [E F# G# A B C# D] run that moves across the strings and eventually down the neck in a cascading type of contour. It’s based on a recurring nine-note melodic motif of...

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Four Classic Vanguard Albums to be Re-Issued on Record Store Day

Vanguard Records is proud to announce the reissue of classic recordings available exclusively on Record Store Day – April 19, 2014. Featuring releases from Big Mama Thornon, Doc Watson, Joan Baez and...

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Video: Dan Clews Performs "Same Old Roots" on a 1943 Martin D-18

"Same Old Roots" is a lush song influenced by the late '60s early '70s British folk era. As a band piece it can often sound huge, so I was after a guitar that sounded like an orchestra to deliver this...

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Video: Discover the Taylor Expression System 2

Taylor pickup designer David Hosler had been studying under-saddle piezo transducers and how they capture a guitar’s energy as it is transferred from the strings through the saddle and soundboard. The...

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