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Tom Freund to Release ‘2 Moons’ June 17

Over the course of his career, Tom Freund has created a wide variety of albums. His first was a collaboration with Ben Harper and his last was a double disc live album. In between, he’s made full...

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Songwriting Steps: The Power of Prosody

OH HAPPY DAY! Today, you wrote part or maybe most of a song! The stars were aligned. You were on fire. Your creative juices were flowing like fine Italian wine. Your Muse (who sometimes ignores you)...

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New Book/CD: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Tommy Emmanuel's Guitar Style and...

Tommy Emmanuel: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of His Guitar Styles & Techniques by Chad Johnson is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. Take an in-depth look at the virtuosic playing of this...

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Dean Zelinsky Announces Issuance of Patent for Z-Glide Neck

Dean Zelinsky, CEO of Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars, has announced the issuance of his patent for a new guitar neck design. Intellectual property rights include the strategic texturing of the...

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Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Utilizing Drop-D Tuning, and How...

This month I’d like to talk about a song from our forthcoming album, which will most likely be out by the time you read this, called… well, I have no idea what it’ll be called. But since it’s out now...

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Beyond the Fretboard: The Double-Edged Sword of Guitar Idols, Part 1

Every guitarist (myself included) can likely point to one main source of inspiration that captured our ears' undivided attention during our formative years. This source might have even been the reason...

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Video: Jeff Loomis Demos and Discusses Schecter Hellraiser C-7 FR-S

Schecter Guitar Research has announced a new addition to its website — a monthly video feature called “Conquering RIFFtopia” featuring Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow of Conquering Dystopia. The videos...

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Voices Carry: Aimee Mann and Ted Leo Discuss Their New Band and Album, 'The...

Aimee Mann is an Oscar-nominated singer/songwriter and bassist who has scored hits as a solo artist and with 'Til Tuesday. Guitarist Ted Leo is a Midwestern punk rocker who’s established a reputation...

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Video: Slash and Myles Kennedy in the Studio — Ernie Ball's 'Real to Reel...

Ernie Ball's new online series, Real to Reel with Slash, debuted February 25 on Slash's official YouTube channel. The latest installment — Episode 7, which you can watch below — shows Slash & Co. —...

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Video: Yngwie Malmsteen Talks Influences and Signature Gear with VH1's 'That...

VH1 — the network that brings you That Metal Show— also presents a little something called That Metal Gear. To quote its website: "For those who may be familiar with That Metal Show, VH1's That Metal...

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Derek Trucks Discusses Leaving the Allman Brothers Band: "At Some Point, You...

In January, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes issued a joint statement that they would no longer tour with the Allman Brothers Band after this year. Though Gregg Allman said in an interview that the...

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Are You Being Held Hostage by Your Guitar?

This is my first column for GuitarWorld.com. So let me risk it being my last one by offering a suggestion that goes against one of the deepest desires of guitarists and a basic premise of this...

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Listen: Led Zeppelin Preview Unreleased Live Tracks from Deluxe Reissue of...

Earlier today, Led Zeppelin's official YouTube channel posted a one-minute clip that contains snippets of the band's October 10, 1969, show at the L'Olympia in Paris. You can check out the clip — which...

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Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Visualizing Melodic Shapes on the Fretboard

This month, I’d like to delve deeper into concepts for expanding scalar ideas across the fretboard. As in the previous columns, I’ll demonstrate how to move diagonally across the fretboard to connect...

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How I Make One Guitar Sound Like an Army

As the singer/guitarist in Swedish rock duo Johnossi, John Engelbert knows a thing or two about filling up space with a six string. You can hear Engelbert's work on Johnossi's new release, Transitions....

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Dear Guitar Hero: Stray Cats' Brian Setzer Talks Gretsch Guitars, Joe...

He revitalized rockabilly with the Stray Cats and revived swing and jump blues with the Brian Setzer Orchestra. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is … Your playing style is so...

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String Theory with Jimmy Brown: Hillbilly Shred — How to Sound Like a...

This video is bonus content related to the May 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 the Guitar World...

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Guitarist Johnny A. to Release New Album, 'Driven,' June 3

Guitarist and songwriter Johnny A. — who has his own signature-model Gibson guitar— will release his third solo album, Driven, June 3 via his own label, Aglaophone Records. Driven features 10 original...

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Fender Announces American Design Experience; Allows Musicians to Design Their...

Fender has announced its American Design Experience, a new offering on Fender.com that allows musicians to design guitars and basses based on Fender’s instruments — the Telecaster, Stratocaster,...

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PHOX Release New Track, “Slow Motion”

Wisconsin's PHOX have released a new song titled “Slow Motion,” plus a slew of US headlining tour dates. “Slow Motion” will be featured on the band’s upcoming self-titled release, available June 24....

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