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1. Peavey to Unveil New 'Star Wars' Guitars at Comic-Con (7/23/2014)
Peavey Electronics has released a line of licensed guitars and accessories adorned with graphics based on Star Wars. The products will be unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. From the company: “Star Wars is a giant in the ...
 
2. Homemade Crazy Premiere New Song, "Cumulo Nimbus" — Exclusive (7/23/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Cumulo Nimbus," a new song by Nebraska's own Homemade Crazy. The track is from the band's upcoming album, Synergy, which will be released August 19. The album's 11 tracks are a mix of i...
 
3. Mutual Benefit Announce Fall Tour and Re-release of 'The Cowboy's Prayer' EP (7/22/2014)
In support of the recently announced re-release of The Cowboy's Prayer EP, out September 2 on Other Music Recording Co., Mutual Benefit will embark on a massive fall tour starting the day after the EP's release in Richmond, VA. Today, they're a...
 
4. Exclusive Song Premiere: Jay Brown “Get Your Fill of Feelin' Hungry” (7/22/2014)
Today we’re proud to give you the premiere of Jay Brown’s new track, “Get Your Fill of Feelin' Hungry.” The song is featured on his new album, Beginner Mind. An ode to the happiness found in solitude, Brown establishes the song's contemplative ...
 
5. Metallica's Kirk Hammett to Debut Zombie Action Figure at Comic-Con in San Diego (7/22/2014)
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's love for horror films is well known. Now Hammett's company, Kirk von Hammett Toys, has announced a zombie action figure molded in his likeness. The figure will be released at the San Diego Comic-Con later this...
 
6. Johnny Marr Announces New Solo Album, 'Playland' (7/22/2014)
Johnny Marr, the former guitarist of the Smiths, Modest Mouse and the Cribs, has announced a new solo album, Playland. The album, which is set for an October 7 release via Warner Music Group, is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. ...
 
7. ‘Rockabilly Riot’: Brian Setzer Talks New Album, Gretsch Guitars and Future of Rockabilly (7/22/2014)
Following last year’s successful Christmas tour with his 18-piece orchestra, iconic guitarist, songwriter and three-time Grammy winner Brian Setzer entered the studio to get back to his rockabilly roots — with incredible results. Setzer’s new a...
 
8. Robert Plant Releases Short Film Previewing New Album (7/22/2014)
Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has released Returning to the Borders, a short film about his forthcoming solo album, Lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar. The film follows Plant as he wanders through the English countryside, recalling th...
 
9. Edward Ball's 'Manual of Gretsch Guitars: 1950s,' Is Ultimate Go-To Book for Info About Vintage Gretsch Models (7/22/2014)
Guitar fans — and Gretsch fans in particular — might be interested in a new book from Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: Edward Ball's Ball’s Manual of Gretsch Guitars: 1950s. The book, which was published last month, is essential for collectors and jus...
 
10. "Spring (The Return)": Combine Arpeggios, Octave Displacement and Scales for Gloriously Melodic Results (7/22/2014)
In this lesson, I show you how to play the main theme for my song “Spring (The Return)." Getting this song’s main theme under your fingers will help your right- and left-hand technique by tackling string skipping, octave displacement and large ...
 
11. Session Guitar: Musicians Are in the Service Industry (7/22/2014)
Hello again! Thank you for your patience and continued interest in my columns. My schedule has been busier than ever, and it's been hard to find time for this. So thanks for sticking with me. I was asked a very important question by my friend Jo...
 
12. ‘1000hp’: Guitarist Tony Rombola Talks New Godsmack Album and Side Project (7/22/2014)
Multi-platinum hard rock heroes Godsmack are revving their engines for their highly anticipated sixth studio album, 1000hp The album, which is set for an August 5 release, is the follow-up to 2010’s The Oracle, which debuted at Number 1 on Billb...
 
13. Mesa/Boogie unveils Cabclone cabinet simulator (7/22/2014)
Read more about Mesa/Boogie unveils Cabclone cabinet simulator at MusicRadar.com It's a company traditionally associated with rows of 4x12s, but Mesa/Boogie has now unleashed the Cabclone cabinet simulator, which does away with those pesky cabin...
 
14. "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation" 2014 — Video (7/22/2014)
Someone — or something — named Uniformedia has complied and posted a charming six-minute video called "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation 2014." As its title suggests, it's a compilation of a mess of "guitar fails" — those horrible things that ha...
 
15. How to Swirl Paint a Guitar — Video (7/22/2014)
The guys at HiTone Guitars recently posted a useful and informative video on their YouTube channel — and we thought we'd share it. We're good like that! Check out the video — "How to Swirl Paint a Guitar" — below. As always, tell us what you thi...
 
16. Eric Clapton Discusses His Star-Studded J.J. Cale Tribute Album, 'The Breeze' — Exclusive Interview (7/22/2014)
This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on the Black Keys, Judas Priest, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from Epiphone, ESP Guitars, Visual Sound...
 
17. BBC Radio 2 announces '100 Greatest Guitar Riffs' poll (7/22/2014)
Read more about BBC Radio 2 announces '100 Greatest Guitar Riffs' poll at MusicRadar.com BBC Radio 2 is on a mission to decide the best guitar riffs of all time.Selected by a panel of music industry types including Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, journ...
 
18. Ace Frehley Unveils 'Space Invader' Audio Samples (7/22/2014)
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has unveiled audio samples of every track on Space Invader, his new solo album. Space Invader is Frehley's first solo album since 2009, and it's set for an August 19 release via eOne Music. The album includes 1...
 
19. Metallica Release Official Footage of July 8 Prague Performance, Including "Orion" and "St. Anger" — Video (7/22/2014)
The good folks over at MetallicaTV have posted official footage from the band's July 8 performance in Prague. The clip features backstage footage of the band warming up, plus concert performances of "Orion" and "St. Anger." The band are in typi...
 
20. Wishlist: Patrick James Eggle Parlour (7/22/2014)
Read more about Wishlist: Patrick James Eggle Parlour at MusicRadar.com Call it the new troubadour movement or 'nu-folk', but whatever it's named, there's little doubt that stripped-down acoustics are the new black.This beauty is the epitome of ...
 
21. Eric Clapton Premieres New Song, "Train to Nowhere," from J.J. Cale Tribute Album 'The Breeze' — Exclusive (7/22/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Train to Nowhere," a track from The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale. The album, which will be released July 29 by Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records, features 16 Cale songs—from "Call...
 
22. Chris Slade on AC/DC, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page, Gary Numan, and more (7/22/2014)
Read more about Chris Slade on AC/DC, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page, Gary Numan, and more at MusicRadar.com While Chris Slade may be known predominantly for his five-year stint with AC/DC, that is just the tip of a monstrously huge iceberg.Since startin...
 
23. 2014 Summer NAMM Show Photos: Gear Galore in Nashville (7/21/2014)
Another Summer NAMM Show has come and gone! As always, Guitar World was there in force, shooting photos and videos, gathering endless gear news and trying out (and gawking at) all the new cool stuff being introduced for 2014. Since we spent most...
 
24. The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Discusses New Album, 'Turn Blue' (7/21/2014)
This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Dan Auerbach's off-beat guitars, Eric Clapton and his new J.J. Cale tribute album, Judas Priest, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, ta...
 
25. Theory of a Deadman Premiere New Album, ‘Savages’ (7/21/2014)
Canadian hard-rock band Theory of a Deadman will release their new album, Savages, July 29 via Roadrunner Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to premiere the entire album stream right here, right now. Check it o...
 
26. Music For All/Anderton's charity auction bonanza (7/21/2014)
Read more about Music For All/Anderton's charity auction bonanza at MusicRadar.com On Saturday 5th July Lee & Peter Anderton invited staff, customers, suppliers, family & friends to join them to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Anderton...
 
27. Chicane on switching to software and the state of trance (7/21/2014)
Read more about Chicane on switching to software and the state of trance at MusicRadar.com Chicane's Nick Bracegirdle can't help smiling when he talks about his first studio - a spare room full of crackly and out-of-tune hardware at his parents'...
 
28. Exclusive Video Premiere: Trevor Hall’s “Wish Man” Live Acoustic (7/21/2014)
Singer songwriter Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12-track album Chapter of the Forest on June 17. And now the wonderfully good surprises continue! This one is a live acoustic video filmed at DeathStar Studios ...
 
29. Lesson: Get Better Faster with Lily Maase, Part 2 (7/18/2014)
If your hands are tired, crampy, sore, or moving too slowly, odds are that they're working too hard! I'll explain. When I was fifteen my French teacher unknowingly gave me a lifelong practice “assistant” when she volunteered to give Iyengar-sty...
 
30. ESP Announces Limited-Edition Metallica 'Ride the Lightning' Guitar at Summer NAMM (7/18/2014)
A very cool — and very limited — LTD Metallica Ride the Lightning guitar was one of the first pieces of new gear to greet us at this week's Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. Here's some info about the guitar, direct from the ESP Guitars staff: We'...
 
31. Richie Sambora Honors Les Paul with Three Special Live Shows at New York's Iridium (7/18/2014)
While in Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora saw a million faces and rocked them all. But nothing will quite compare to three very intimate live performances he has planned to mark the anniversary of the birth of the great Les Paul, who would’ve...
 
32. In the studio: Lower Than Atlantis (7/18/2014)
Read more about In the studio: Lower Than Atlantis at MusicRadar.com Charging around the world in a van, playing shows tanked-up on cheap beer is widely seen as the ideal way to spend your early 20s. At some point, though, the hangover will kick...
 
33. Summer NAMM 2014: TC-Helicon Play Electric revealed (7/18/2014)
Read more about Summer NAMM 2014: TC-Helicon Play Electric revealed at MusicRadar.com TC-Helicon have unveiled Play Electric, their latest multi-FX pedal. Touted as a sort of simplified VoiceLive 3, the unit aims to offer a wide range of TC-Elct...
 
34. The Loar Introduces the LH-204 Brownstone (7/18/2014)
You don't have to go down to the crossroads to get vintage-style blues sound any longer. The new LH-204 Brownstone from The Loar delivers a dark and meaty tone that's perfect for the blues. Based on the award winning LH-204, the Brownstone has...
 
35. Dirty Heads Release 'Sound of Change' and Debut in the Top 10 (7/18/2014)
Dirty Heads just released a new studio album, Sound of Change. The album made its debut at #1 on the Independent Albums chart, #1 on the Alternative Albums chart, and #2 on the Rock Albums chart. Led by the sunny single “My Sweet Summer,” now a...
 
36. Pigtronix Releases Echolution 2 Version 2.0 Firmware and New Application (7/17/2014)
The world's most sophisticated delay pedal has just become even more powerful. The Pigtronix Echolution 2, launched at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in January, instantly became a top-seller, earning rave reviews and awards worldwide. But now, with...
 
37. Practice Makes Perfect: Five Amazing Practice Amps (7/17/2014)
In the all-new September 2014 issue of Guitar World, we round up 17 amazing practice amps that will help you sound better, woodshed longer and become the guitarist you’ve always wanted to be. In the excerpt below, we focus on five (plus a bonus ...
 
38. Johnny Winter dies aged 70 (7/17/2014)
Read more about Johnny Winter dies aged 70 at MusicRadar.com News broke this morning that Johnny Winter, a giant of electric blues, passed away in his Zurich hotel room on 16 July 2014. Winter – born John Dawson Winter III on 23 February 1944 in...
 
39. Texas Blues Icon Johnny Winter Dead at 70 (7/17/2014)
Texas blues legend Johnny Winter died Wednesday, July 16. He was 70. This morning, the guitarist's Facebook page offered the following news item, which also was released by his publicist overnight: "Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed away...
 
40. Exclusive Stream: Peter Rowan's "River of Time" (7/17/2014)
Today I’m excited to share a new track from music veteran Peter Rowan. Opening with a gospel-infused power chorus leading into an infectious groove, “River of Time” gets its boogie on. It’s a toe-tapping, guitar riffin,’ singalong good time. But...