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Listen: The Black Keys Premiere New Song, "Turn Blue"

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney debuted the band's new single, “Turn Blue,” this morning on his SiriusXM show, “Serious Boredom.” You can check it out below. “Turn Blue” is the title track from the...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Bill Hudson's Lydian Cascade

This is a scalar run based on the F Lydian mode [F G A B C D E], which is the fifth mode of C major. It incorporates several different lead-playing techniques and sounds cool when played over an F or...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Luis Carlos Maldonado's Add9 Roller Coaster

This is an alternate-picking run based on an add9 arpeggio shape on the top three strings that’s moved up and down the neck to four different positions and tonal centers, with a slight variation in...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Phrygian-Dominant Male — Sylvain Coudret of Soilwork

This is a single-note run based on the D Phrygian dominant mode [D Eb F# G A Bb C] that incorporates several different playing techniques to create an interesting, rolling contour. I tune my guitar to...

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The Taylor T5z: Acoustic to Electric in the Flip of a Switch

When Taylor’s T5 debuted in 2005, it won awards for “Best Acoustic” and “Best Electric” guitar from industry players. Now the company is introducing the T5z, the smaller yet bolder version of the T5....

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Guitar Legends Celebrates 50 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs — with Bonus...

Guitar Legends: 50 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs— including an instructional DVD with tabs — is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for only $9.99. It's a collection of the best classic...

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Guitarist Rob Cavestany Looks Back at the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Death Angel

This is an excerpt from the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Zakk Wylde & Joe Satriani, John Frusciante, how to build a pedal board, a complete finger...

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Exclusive: Hedvig Mollestad Trio Premiere New Song, "La Boule Noire"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "La Boule Noire," a new instrumental track by jazz-inspired progressive rockers the Hedvig Mollestad Trio. The super-jammy, guitar-heavy song —...

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Exclusive Stream: Sevendust ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Premiere

We’re thrilled to present you with the world premiere of Sevendust’s new album, Time Travelers & Bonfires. Well known for their signature hybrid metal sound, Sevendust have abandoned the high gain...

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Exclusive: Sebastian Bach Premieres "Taking Back Tomorrow" Lyric Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new lyric video by Sebastian Bach. The track, "Taking Back Tomorrow," is from Bach's new album, Give 'Em Hell, which will be released April...

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Video: Guitarist Ben Higgins Imitates "30 Misplaced Shredders"

In the recently posted video below, British guitarist Ben Higgins — who we've featured on GuitarWorld.com in the past— imitates 30 well-known shredders, but puts them in strange settings. In the video,...

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Report: AC/DC to Call It Quits Due to Malcolm Young's Illness?

According to several media reports posted earlier today (mostly out of Australia), AC/DC might be calling it quits very soon — due to the serious illness of guitarist Malcolm Young. Perth, Australia,...

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Listen: Rare Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun" Demo

Soundgarden are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their hit record Superunknown with a couple special reissue packages, available on June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME. The Deluxe Edition is a 2-CD...

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Preview Yesway’s Debut Album

Yesway is the creation of best friends Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing. Johansing, in addition to a budding solo career following the release of her Grand Ghosts LP last year, has lent her talents to...

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Stage Smarts: Please Don't Yell at the Soundman!

We’ve all experienced it. Bad soundmen. You know, the guy who just doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing and can’t quite get that ringing frequency out of the FOH (Font of House) as you’re microphone...

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Video Finds: Sleepy Man Banjo Boys - Bluegrass Mastery Under the Age of 16

With no member older than 16 years old, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys might be the world's youngest bluegrass virtuosos. Below, watch the Mizzone brothers – fiddle player Robbie, guitarist Tommy and banjo...

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Pantera Combo Offer: Get New Pantera Issue of Revolver and Limited 'Far...

There's a new combo offer at the Guitar World Online Store! Get Revolver magazine's April/May 2014 Pantera issue and a limited Far Beyond Driven T-shirt for $24.99! The cover story of the newsstand...

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Update: Malcolm Young "Taking a Break" from AC/DC

It seems there's some sad truth behind the speculation surrounding AC/DC's imminent breakup due to Malcolm Young's health issues. The classic hard rock band may not be breaking up, but their rhythm...

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San Francisco’s Outside Lands Announces 2014 Single-Day Lineup

Outside Lands has announced the 2014 single-day lineup. Single-day tickets will go on sale this Thursday at 10am PST via sfoutsidelands.com. This announcement comes on the heels of the festival's...

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Omnivore Recordings Readies ‘Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction’ Soundtrack

No doubt, you’ve seen Harry Dean Stanton in at least one of his 250 films. But have you heard him sing? The many facets of Harry Dean Stanton are explored in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a...

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