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Song Facts: The Beatles — "Let It Be" (Both Versions)

Attentive Beatles fans who purchased Let It Be when it came out in May 1970 noticed something very different about the album version of the title track: The guitar solo was markedly changed from what...

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Video: Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde Perform Cream's "Crossroads"

As the headline implies, what we've got here is a fan-filmed video of Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde performing Cream's "Crossroads." The show took place in mid-December 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Los...

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Kirk Hammett: Metallica to "Buckle Down" on Completing New Record in September

Metallica fans were given a welcome surprise when the band debuted their new "Lords of Summer" demo in March. But it seems the metal masses will have to wait a bit longer for the release of their new...

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Schecter Announces Cheech and Chong Limited-Edition Guitars

Schecter Guitar Research and Cheech and Chong are set to produce a limited number of graphic guitars to be created and sold under the Schecter Guitar brand. The comedy and musical duo started...

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'In My Soul': Robert Cray Discusses His New Album, Seeing Jimi Hendrix and...

Widely recognized as one of the greatest blues guitarists of our time, Robert Cray has pretty much done it all in his four decades of making music. Cray has written songs or shared the stage with Muddy...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: Beyond the Octave — Upper Structure Triads for Jazz Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “How do I add chord extensions to my soloing ideas?” To help answer this question, in this lesson we’ll be looking at...

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Video Exclusive: Ukulele Master Jake Shimabukuro Performs Live

You might think that ukulele is just a simple instrument perfect for strumming little ditties. I did. But Jake Shimabukuro proved me wrong! Perhaps best known for his renditions of Queen’s “Bohemian...

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Jason Becker Tribute: Guitarist Chris Mike Performs "For Jason"— Video

Guitarist Chris Mike has posted a one-man performance video for his new song, "For Jason." The track, which appears on Mike's new instrumental album, Not Just Lipstick On a Pig, is a tribute to Jason...

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Cigar Box: How to Build a Smokin' Cigar Box Guitar for Around $25, Part 3

Hopefully, you've recovered from all the sawing and hours of sanding from last time! Before we continue building our axe, I wanted to introduce you to Ben Prestage. I'm a huge Ben Prestage fan. The...

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Tomás Doncker Band Cover Howlin' Wolf's "Evil"— Exclusive Premiere

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Evil" by New York City soul icon Tomás Doncker. The track is from Doncker's full-on Howlin' Wolf tribute album, Moanin' At Midnight, which...

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Railhammer Launches Bob Balch Signature Pickups

Railhammer has released a new pickup designed in collaboration with Bob Balch, riffmeister with stoner rock/fuzz metal progenitors Fu Manchu. The Bob Balch Signature is based on the Chisel model, but...

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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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Take a Dip in the "Sour Milk Sea," a 1968 Track Featuring Three Beatles and...

The late Jackie Lomax was born on this date (May 10) in 1944. I'd like to celebrate this seemingly arbitrary milestone by discussing the most famous thing Lomax, a former member of a Liverpool band...

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Lesson: Sunday Strum – Episode 8: Right Hand Flow

In today’s episode of Sunday Strum, I show you a basic skill for making your right hand a little more fluid. Keeping your hand in constant motion throughout a strumming pattern will facilitate better...

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Jimmy Page Receives Honorary Degree, Delivers Commencement Address at Berklee...

Earlier today, May 10, Jimmy Page delivered the commencement address to more than 4,000 guests at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Page, the former Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Firm guitarist, also...

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Exclusive Preview: Stream Julian Fleisher’s New Album, ‘Finally’

We’re delighted to preview Julian Fleisher’s new album, Finally, releasing May 13 on Modern Records. Fleisher will be celebrating with an album release show at Joe's Pub on May 14, 2014. This sweet...

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Guitar World DVD: Master Heavy Metal Guitar with Metal Mike

The Metal For Life: Mastering Heavy Metal DVD is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for only $14.95. Strap on your ax for an extreme-metal boot camp, as Metal Mike Chlasciak helps you hone...

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

It’s difficult to imagine two human beings more different than Joe Satriani and Zakk Wylde, even just in terms of physical appearance. Satriani is slight and slender, with a clean-shaven face and head....

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Essential Listening: 10 Great Fuzz Guitar Songs

Musicians can still be a little fuzzy when it comes to describing the sound of fuzz. Some guitarists will tell you it sounds like a 2,000-pound bee trapped in a sturdy metal box — perhaps with a...

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Interview: Billy Duffy of The Cult Answers Readers' Questions on Gear,...

Below, guitarist Billy Duffy of The Cult answers a series of questions from Guitar World readers. As the only constant members of the Cult, you and [singer] Ian [Astbury] are the heart and soul of the...

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