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Metallica, Official Footage from Pinkpop Festival, Including "Wherever I May...

The guys over at MetallicaTV have posted official footage from Metallica's June 9 performance at the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands. The 26-minute clip includes warmup footage, plus "Ride...

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Capo Classics: 15 Essential Guitar Songs Played with a Capo

The capo is to guitars what sugar — or Stevia, if you prefer — is to food. It makes everything sweeter. Musicians started noticing the capo's inherent sound-sweetening properties in the early 17th...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash and More Play "The...

Happy Independence Day, everyone! In honor of this week's holiday, I originally — and simply — wanted to share a grainy, vintage video of my all-time favorite guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan, performing...

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New Martin Ambassadors Join The Martin Family!

The Martin family continues to grow with the additions of The Milk Carton Kids, Colbie Caillat, and NEEDTOBREATHE. The contemporary folk duo, the Milk Carton Kids, have the music world buzzing! The duo...

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Video Finds: Fingerstyle Guitarist Kelly Valleau Covers Metallica’s “Fade to...

If you’re a Metallica fan, the August 2014 issue of Guitar World is for you! The issue delves deep inside of the band’s second album – the electrifying Ride The Lightning– with Kirk Hammett as your...

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Harmonic Minor and Beyond: Great Scales for Heavy Metal Guitar Playing

For this column, I've responded to a great question from a reader — Zachary in Houston, Texas. "Dave: What is your favorite scale to use when playing heavy metal?" Thanks for the question! Harmonic...

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Metallica in Rome: Official Footage of Rehearsal, "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"...

It's time for some more behind-the-scenes footage of Metallica! The MetallicaTV crew has posted an official 18-minute video that shows the band rehearsing tunes July 1 in Rome, Italy, and then...

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The New Martin 1833 Catalog Is Here!

The 2014-2015 1833 Shop Catalog is now available for download and takes you inside the studio with Martin! The catalog features new arrivals to the 1833 Shop that includes tees, hats, guitar...

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Exclusive Song Premiere: Connecting Stars “Stuck”

Here’s the world premiere of “Stuck” from South African folk-pop duo Connecting Stars. The track kicks off with a catchy glockenspiel melody that's bound to stick in your head all day, while the the...

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'Play Lead Guitar' DVD: Learn Basics of Lead Guitar in Three Hours

Regardless of your skill level, you can learn how to play lead guitar like a pro in just three hours with our Play Lead Guitar DVD. This ultimate guide to lead guitar covers topics like minor...

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Guitar World's 30 Best Albums of 2014 ... So Far

We've reached 2014's half-way point! Actually, we're about a week late. Whatever. Either way, it's time to present Guitar World's picks for the 30 best albums of the year — so far. Although our list,...

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Adelitas Way Frontman Rick DeJesus Previews and Discusses New Song,...

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new video by Adelitas Way. In the clip, which you can check out below, Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus discusses "Undivided," a track off...

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Converse Unveils Black Sabbath Footwear Collection — Video

Today, Converse announces the Fall 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection featuring three new styles inspired by one of the most iconic bands of all time. The collaboration...

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ServoBender Hybrid Replicates Sound of Pedal Steel Guitar — Demo Video

Below, check out a recently posted demo video for the ServoBender guitar. What is it? It's the latest — and perhaps the most successful — attempt at replicating the sound of a 10-string pedal steel...

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Electra Guitars Launches Updated Invicta Model

Electra Guitars is launching an updated and upgraded Invicta electric guitar model. The new model is available worldwide through authorized distributors, dealers and in some areas, factory direct. By...

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The Creative Process: Be the Worst Person In The Room

Be the worst person in the room if you’re the songwriter. It’s one rule I’ve tried to follow and succeeded with to some degree. In the case of recording, if I’m the worst person in the room, then my...

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John Kerry Plays Guitar in China; Experts Critique His Chops — Video

Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry showcased his guitar-playing skills when he hosted a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing, China. In the Wall Street Journal news item...

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Tab Book: Learn Every Song on Jack White's 'Blunderbuss' Album

Jack White wrote, recorded and produced his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, which debuted atop the Billboard 200. This new tab book, which is available at the Guitar World Online Store for $19.99,...

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Capo Classics: 15 Essential Guitar Songs Played with a Capo

The capo is to guitars what sugar — or Stevia, if you prefer — is to food. It makes everything sweeter. Musicians started noticing the capo's inherent sound-sweetening properties in the early 17th...

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The Power of Reinvention

When I turned 40 I felt as if there was a virus I was exposed to that somehow made me question my place in life. I was confused and foggy… obviously I was sick. What else could it be? I saw many of my...

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