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The Bones of J.R. Jones: On The Undeniable Pull of Vinyl

I remember reading a quote somewhere about taking vinyl home and having to live with it. What struck me about the quote was the concept of "living" with what was just basically a vehicle for recorded...

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Watch Meg Myers’ Fender Studio Session at Capitol Records

Dressed in cut-off jean shorts and a black crop top with auburn hair, flawless, porcelain skin and bright red lips, Meg Meyers arrived for her Fender Studio Session at Capitol Records looking barely...

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Yes Preview New Song, "Believe Again"— Listen

Progressive rock legends Yes have released a 1.5-minute preview of a new song, "Believe Again," which you can check out below. The song is from the band's upcoming album (their 21st), Heaven &...

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July 2014 Guitar World: Jimmy Page Opens Led Zeppelin's Vaults, Ace Frehley,...

The all-new July 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now! In the new July issue, we sit down with guitarist and producer Jimmy Page as he prepares to release newly remastered recordings and...

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Slash Premieres New Song, "World On Fire"— Listen

Slash is streaming the title track from his new album, World On Fire, and you can check it out below. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook! The song, which is credited...

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Full Shred with Marty Friedman: Taking Licks You’ve Learned from Others and...

Hello, and welcome to my new GW instructional column. It’s good to be back! I hope the ideas and concepts I present here in the coming months will give you inspiration and insight into your own path to...

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A Clean Sweep: Mastering Sweep-Picked Arpeggios with Yngwie Malmsteen

The following is a classic Guitar World column by Yngwie Malmsteen. When I was first getting into the guitar, I played it incessantly. I lived it, breathed it, ate it and slept it. I was also extremely...

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The GAS Man: The Egoless Guitar

Used to be, it was always about the headstock with me. Specifically, those that carried the names of the great American makers Gibson, Fender, Martin, Guild, Rickenbacker, et al. Those were the golden...

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Judas Priest Premiere New Song, “Dragonaut” — Listen

Judas Priest are streaming another new song from their upcoming studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which will be released July 8 via Epic Records. Check out “Dragonaut” below and be sure to tell us what...

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Whitechapel, "Our Endless War" Guitar Playthrough Video with Alex Wade —...

In the video below, Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade plays the title track from Our Endless War, the band's latest album. Our Endless War was released in April via Metal Blade Records. For more about...

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Dimebag Darrell Talks 'Far Beyond Driven,' Amps and More: Previously...

Guitar World presents a previously unpublished interview with Dimebag Darrell, conducted at his home in Arlington, Texas, on February 11, 1994, two months before the release of Far Beyond Driven. Far...

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Monster Energy Roast on the Range with Corey Taylor "Roast of the Day": Brian...

The Monster Energy Roast on the Range with Corey Taylor took place May 15 at the LC Pavilion May in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly a dozen musicians and comedians — led by Sebastian Bach — honored (and yes,...

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Metallica's June 4 Show in Hamburg, Germany: Official Backstage and Concert...

The folks over at MetallicaTV have posted official footage from Metallica's June 4 concert in Hamburg, Germany. The 20-minute video features footage of the pre-show meet-and-greet, the band tuning and...

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Rex Brown Joins Phillip Anselmo to Perform Pantera's "A New Level" at...

Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown joined fellow Pantera alumnus and current Down frontman Philip Anselmo on stage at the Download festival on Sunday at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom....

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JBE Pickups Unveils HB Mini Dual-Blade Humbucker

JBE Pickups has announced the addition of the HB Mini to its line of dual-blade humbucker pickups. From the company: The HB Mini is a small-footprint humbucker that fits into instruments with...

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Contest: Double Bonus! Enter to Win One of Two The Loar LO-16 Small Body...

We are excited to give you not just one, but TWO chances to win a small body The Loar LO-16 acoustic guitar. Have you noticed that many players prefer a small body? Great tone and portability make it...

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Metal For Life with Metal Mike: How to Fortify Power-Chord Ideas with...

I call this month’s column “The Riff Welder” because in it I demonstrate a variety of ways you can bring more melodic content to your power-chord-driven ideas through the use of single-note lines and...

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Ted Nugent Streams New Song, "Never Stop Believing"— Listen

Ted Nugent is now offering a stream of "Never Stop Believing," a track off of his new album, Shut Up & Jam! The album, due for release on July 8 through Frontiers Records, is Nugent's first...

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It Might Get Weird: Mind Over Manners: Ben Bauer’s Death of Decency Tele

With its hand-carved grim reaper figure standing upon a field of skulls next to a cluster of gravestones, Ben Bauer’s Death of Decency guitar gives one the impression that it was made in prison by some...

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Gear Review: Reunion Blues RBX Electric Guitar and Bass Bags

Maybe your instrument’s telling you it wants cup holders, GPS and a sunroof, but you're more concerned with safety, comfort and how it’ll hold up on the road long term. Reunion Blues just released its...

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