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Wild Stringdom: Expand Your Chordal Vocabulary with Open-Voiced Triads

I often get asked about my chord work, particularly about the voicings I use. My chord style initially developed as a result of my dissatisfaction with the way traditional guitar voicings, particularly...

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Mick Mars Discusses Mötley Crüe’s New Song, Final Tour and Playing...

This is an excerpt from the June 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Nikki Sixx, Pantera, Carlos Santana, the history of MXR pedals, Nergal, columns, tabs and...

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Emily King Releases Video for “Distance”

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Emily King has released the video for her latest single, “Distance.” The video, directed by Paul Jung, is King’s first music video since the release of her debut...

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Video: UK Fingerstyle Guitarist Pete Kent Performs “Something About You”

Check out this solo acoustic performance from Wolverhampton, England’s Pete Kent. The composition is featured on Kent’s latest album, The Sands Of Time, which is available now. Prior to embarking on a...

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Sunday Strum: Episode 7 Harmonic Progression in Threes

In episode 7 of Sunday Strum, we’re going to cover something a little different. Instead of focusing on rhythm and right hand technique, I thought I’d demonstrate a simple example regarding chord...

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Marty Friedman and Gus G Perform Black Sabbath's "Symptom of the Universe"—...

Below, check out a fan-filmed clip of guitarists Marty Friedman and Gus G performing Black Sabbath's "Symptom of the Universe" May 1 at Klubi in Tampere, Finland, during their joint Guitar Universe...

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Song in My Head: String Cheese Incident Guitarist Bill Nershi Talks New Music

It’s been nearly nine years since the String Cheese Incident released their last album, One Step Closer. While the jam band may not have “technically” released any new material during that time,...

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'Star Wars' Millennium Falcon Guitar — Video

Did Han Solo play guitar solos? We may never know. What we do know is that Brian Fisk of Missouri has made his very own Millennium Falcon guitar. "It's one of a kind because of all the features I added...

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Yamaha Creates Vintage Tone with New Wood

Yamaha has been making instruments for quite some time. Well over a century in fact. So they know firsthand how age enhances the tone of the wood. In fact, the company has done a variety of tests to...

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Soundgarden Perform "Rusty Cage" for 'Guitar Center Sessions'— Video

Below, check out a recently posted clip of Soundgarden performing "Rusty Cage" for Guitar Center Sessions. Soundgarden's episode aired last night, May 4, kicking off the show's eighth season. The...

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Recovered: Zakk Wylde's Stolen Pelham Blue Bullseye Les Paul Custom Guitar...

Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde got some good news over the weekend. His Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar — which was stolen March 14 from his tour bus in Chicago — has been found....

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The Black Keys Premiere New Song, "Bullet in the Brain"— Listen

The Black Keys have premiered another portion of their upcoming album, Turn Blue, sharing a moody new track — "Bullet in the Brain"— via BBC Radio 1. You can hear it via the YouTube player below. If...

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Contest: Enter for Your Chance to Perform at the Nashville NAMM Show!

Announcing Songwriter Sessions: Live! Enter for your chance to not only perform your song on the Acoustic Nation stage, but to also have it critiqued and discussed by #1 hit songwriter and Songtown USA...

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Gear Review: Rocktron Gary Hoey Intimidator Distortion Pedal

I first learned about guitarist Gary Hoey outside of a Robert Randolph show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. A friend offered me an extra ticket to Hoey's show the following night. I...

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Savages Premiere Epic Live Video of "Fuckers"

London's Savages have released a live performance video — directed by Giorgio Testi — for "Fuckers," one of two new songs to be released as a 12-inch single (and digital download). The B-side is “Dream...

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Jeff Beck Performs “Why Give It Away” from Japan-Only EP, 'Yosogai'— Video

Jeff Beck has released a new three-track CD — Yosogai— in Japan. Don't bother looking for it on iTunes in the U.S. — it's not there, although some of the songs might wind up on his much-anticipated...

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Sinner Sinners’ “Darkess Forever”

It’s always a pleasure to combine two loves into one project. For Sinner Sinners’ that goes double. French married couple Steve and Sam Thill write and perform together, and in this video they...

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Betcha Can't Play This: John Li's Django Reinhardt-Inspired Run

This run is heavily inspired by the great gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. I begin by highlighting an Am6 arpeggio, with many chromatics and flat fives thrown in. I then move to Dm6 in bar 2,...

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A. Sinclair Premieres New Song, "Suit Up” — Listen

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents "Suit Up," a new song by A. Sinclair. The song is from their new album, Pretty Girls, which will be released May 20. “At this point in my life, music just keeps me...

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The Complete Guitarist: Fun with Chord Inversions

Hey, everyone! Long time, no see. In some of my previous columns, I've discussed arpeggio inversions, but in this installment I'd like to discuss chord inversions and how they can add some color to a...

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