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1. The Ataris Tour Blog: The Mystery & Majesty of the American Truck Stop (4/18/2014)
The Ataris just wrapped a tour that reunited the classic lineup that created their 2003 major label debut So Long, Astoria. Guitarist John Collura documented this reunion. Check out the final installment of his report below. When truck stops wer...
 
2. Exclusive Song Premiere: Edward David Anderson “Lost & Found” (4/18/2014)
Today we’re happy to present the premiere of Edward David Anderson’s new track, “Lost & Found.” The song is featured on his upcoming debut solo LP, Lies & Wishes, slated for release on April 29. Anderson, who previously fronted Midwest r...
 
3. Dearly Beloved talk desert jams and Rush relations (4/18/2014)
Read more about Dearly Beloved talk desert jams and Rush relations at MusicRadar.com Canadian garage rockers Dearly Beloved aren't your average lo-fi thrashers. Quite aside from turning five hazy days spent jamming in the desert into epic stoner...
 
4. The Top Ten Slow Guitar Solos (4/17/2014)
Remember those old Bugs Bunny cartoons where a pompous Bugs would race a tortoise—and lose? The moral of the story: slow and steady wins the race. The same principle can hold true with guitar solos.Spitting out sixteenth notes at 200 beats per ...
 
5. Exclusive Interview: Jonatha Brooke Talks About "My Mother Has Four Noses" and so Much More (4/17/2014)
I’ve been a fan of Jonatha Brooke’s for quite some time. This singer songwriter seems to have a unique perspective and musical sensibility that I find so appealing. So when she announced she would be doing her one-woman show, “My Mother Has Fou...
 
6. The Ataris Tour Blog: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love My Ovation Acoustic (4/17/2014)
The Ataris just wrapped a tour that reunited the classic lineup that created their 2003 major label debut So Long, Astoria. Guitarist John Collura documented this reunion. Check out the second installment of his report below. Let me just put thi...
 
7. Omnivore Recordings Readies ‘Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction’ Soundtrack (4/17/2014)
No doubt, you’ve seen Harry Dean Stanton in at least one of his 250 films. But have you heard him sing? The many facets of Harry Dean Stanton are explored in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a documentary directed by Sophie Huber that has be...
 
8. San Francisco’s Outside Lands Announces 2014 Single-Day Lineup (4/17/2014)
Outside Lands has announced the 2014 single-day lineup. Single-day tickets will go on sale this Thursday at 10am PST via sfoutsidelands.com. This announcement comes on the heels of the festival's three-day general admission tickets selling out...
 
9. Lee Bannon talks iPhone recordings and shirking presets (4/17/2014)
Read more about Lee Bannon talks iPhone recordings and shirking presets at MusicRadar.com Lee Bannon wasn't born in New York but the Big Apple is the city he now calls home, and it played a starring role on his much- lauded debut album, Alternat...
 
10. Gibson unveils Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul (4/17/2014)
Read more about Gibson unveils Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul at MusicRadar.com Gibson has unveiled the Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul.The latest signature to bear the Bonamassa name is a replica of his favoured '59 Les P...
 
11. On the radar: Vulkano (4/17/2014)
Read more about On the radar: Vulkano at MusicRadar.com Sweden's riotous psychedelic post-punks Vulkano rose lava-like from a fault line created by the dissolution of Those Dancing Days. "I wanted this band to be different to traditional pop mus...
 
12. Gibson to auction Guthrie guitars (4/17/2014)
Read more about Gibson to auction Guthrie guitars at MusicRadar.com Gibson is to auction off eight guitars built from timbers taken from Woody Guthrie's childhood home.The eight instruments were handbuilt by Gibson utilising woods from London Ho...
 
13. Universal Audio unveils Chandler Limited guitar amp plugin (4/17/2014)
Read more about Universal Audio unveils Chandler Limited guitar amp plugin at MusicRadar.com Universal Audio has unveiled three new plugins, in the form of the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier, bx_saturator V@ and bx_refinement, the latter two ...
 
14. Meet the programmers: Abeem Live Technologies (4/17/2014)
Read more about Meet the programmers: Abeem Live Technologies at MusicRadar.com Fresh from the successful launch of its first product, Rack Performer (4/5), we talk to Abeem Live Technologies Lead R&D honcho, Alexandre Pagès, who wants to he...
 
15. Tycho - Awake (4/17/2014)
Read more about Tycho - Awake at MusicRadar.com Three years after his last LP, accomplished ambient producer Tycho - aka Scott Hansen - returns with his third album, Awake. Released once again by Ghostly International, the album is arguably Tych...
 
16. Stage Smarts: Please Don't Yell at the Soundman! (4/17/2014)
We’ve all experienced it. Bad soundmen. You know, the guy who just doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing and can’t quite get that ringing frequency out of the FOH (Font of House) as you’re microphone checking one-two-one-two. If you’ve been per...
 
17. Preview Yesway’s Debut Album (4/16/2014)
Yesway is the creation of best friends Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing. Johansing, in addition to a budding solo career following the release of her Grand Ghosts LP last year, has lent her talents to projects such as Geographer, while Ritz is an...
 
18. Listen: Rare Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun" Demo (4/16/2014)
Soundgarden are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their hit record Superunknown with a couple special reissue packages, available on June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME. The Deluxe Edition is a 2-CD package featuring the remastered album alon...
 
19. Nils Lofgren talks guitars, Springsteen, Neil Young and box set Face The Music (4/16/2014)
Read more about Nils Lofgren talks guitars, Springsteen, Neil Young and box set Face The Music at MusicRadar.com
 
20. Update: Malcolm Young "Taking a Break" from AC/DC (4/16/2014)
It seems there's some sad truth behind the speculation surrounding AC/DC's imminent breakup due to Malcolm Young's health issues. The classic hard rock band may not be breaking up, but their rhythm guitarist is, for the moment, stepping down to ...
 
21. New Kris Orlowski Album ‘Believer’ Out Now (4/16/2014)
Seattle-based band Kris Orlowski has released its first full length album, Believer. The album was produced by Martin Feveyear (Queens Of The Stone Age, The Lumineers, Death Cab For Cutie) of Jupiter Studios in Seattle. Believer is made up of so...
 
22. Who was the greatest Strat player of the '50s? (4/16/2014)
Read more about Who was the greatest Strat player of the '50s? at MusicRadar.com 60 DAYS OF STRAT: As part of our epic celebration of all things Stratocaster, over the next few weeks we're setting off on a voyage through Strat history to settle ...
 
23. Exclusive Song Premiere: Big Little Lions "The Way Home" (4/16/2014)
Here’s a treat! It’s a new track from Big Little Lions called, “The Way Home,” from their upcoming EP, Paper Cage, slated for release May 6. Chock full of folky goodness, “The Way Home,” surprises with a driving, clap-along beat and some pretty ...
 
24. Dog Camp: Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy Discuss the Winery Dogs' Immersive New Camp for Musicians (4/16/2014)
If you've ever wanted to get up close and personal with three of rocks' most talented musicians, here’s your opportunity. Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy — better known as the Winery Dogs — have announced Dog Camp, their first-eve...
 
25. Banjo Boom: Beautiful or Bold, These Banjos Rule (4/16/2014)
Recently I took a little road trip to visit the Museaum of Making Music, or MOMM in Carlsbad, CA. It was chock full of cool historic gear and some fun interactive surprises. But what really caught my eye was the special banjo exhibit: The Banjo...
 
26. Dolly Parton Celebrates Record Store Day 2014 (4/15/2014)
Sony Masterworks and Dolly Parton celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with the release of a limited 7-inch vinyl. The blue vinyl features two tracks from Parton’s upcoming album Blue Smoke - “Blue Smoke” and “Home.” Blue Smoke wi...
 
27. Clean Water Charities Benefit from Limited Edition GS Mini Acoustic Guitar (4/15/2014)
Trees rescued in mine remediation efforts in Washington are being given new life as limited edition acoustic guitars. A percentage of proceeds from Holden Village Taylor GS Mini sales will benefit clean water projects in Central America under ...
 
28. Taylor Guitars Partners with Clean Water Nonprofit (4/15/2014)
Taylor Guitars is providing a new life for trees rescued in mine remediation efforts and creating a limited edition line of guitars. A percentage of the proceeds from the Limited Edition Holden Village Taylor GS Mini Guitars will benefit Color...
 
29. Former Korn touring guitarist Shane Gibson dies aged 35 (4/15/2014)
Read more about Former Korn touring guitarist Shane Gibson dies aged 35 at MusicRadar.com Shane Gibson, who from 2007 to 2010 was a touring guitarist with Korn, died today from complications due to a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old....
 
30. Pantera Combo Offer: Get New Pantera Issue of Revolver and Limited 'Far Beyond Driven' T-Shirt for $24.99! (4/15/2014)
There's a new combo offer at the Guitar World Online Store! Get Revolver magazine's April/May 2014 Pantera issue and a limited Far Beyond Driven T-shirt for $24.99! The cover story of the newsstand edition of the latest issue of Revolver
 
31. Report: AC/DC to Call It Quits Due to Malcolm Young's Illness? (4/15/2014)
According to several media reports posted earlier today (mostly out of Australia), AC/DC might be calling it quits very soon — due to the serious illness of guitarist Malcolm Young. Perth, Australia, radio station 6PR reported that Young, 61, an...
 
32. Video: Guitarist Ben Higgins Imitates "30 Misplaced Shredders" (4/15/2014)
In the recently posted video below, British guitarist Ben Higgins — who we've featured on GuitarWorld.com in the past — imitates 30 well-known shredders, but puts them in strange settings. In the video, which is called "30 Misplaced Shredders," ...
 
33. Exclusive Stream: Sevendust ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Premiere (4/15/2014)
We’re thrilled to present you with the world premiere of Sevendust’s new album, Time Travelers & Bonfires, the day before its official release. Well known for their signature hybrid metal sound, Sevendust have abandoned the high gain on Tim...
 
34. Exclusive: Hedvig Mollestad Trio Premiere New Song, "La Boule Noire" (4/15/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "La Boule Noire," a new instrumental track by jazz-inspired progressive rockers the Hedvig Mollestad Trio. The super-jammy, guitar-heavy song — think Black Sabbath and Cream meet Miles Da...
 
35. Guitar Legends Celebrates 50 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs — with Bonus Instructional DVD (4/15/2014)
Guitar Legends: 50 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs — including an instructional DVD with tabs — is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for only $9.99. It's a collection of the best classic rock songs of all-time, from Jimi Hendrix,...
 
36. Betcha Can't Play This: Phrygian-Dominant Male — Sylvain Coudret of Soilwork (4/14/2014)
This is a single-note run based on the D Phrygian dominant mode [D Eb F# G A Bb C] that incorporates several different playing techniques to create an interesting, rolling contour. I tune my guitar to drop-B, which is drop-D tuning down ...
 
37. Betcha Can't Play This: Luis Carlos Maldonado's Add9 Roller Coaster (4/14/2014)
This is an alternate-picking run based on an add9 arpeggio shape on the top three strings that’s moved up and down the neck to four different positions and tonal centers, with a slight variation in bar 2. It begins in E, moves down to C with a ...
 
38. Merchant of Menace with Jeff Loomis: Incorporating Sweep Arpeggios with Fast-Moving Position Shifts (4/14/2014)
This month, I ’d like to finish our analysis of the guitar solo from the title track of Nevermore’s latest release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, with a look at the last four bars of the solo, which carry into the first bar of the subsequent verse. ...
 
39. Thoughts on Using Your Computer As a Guitar Amp (4/14/2014)
I never thought I'd be writing about using a computer as an amp. I absolutely adore my 2x12 Deville, love the sound of a Marshall stack, the brutality of a Mesa, etc. I love the feeling of an amp screaming at you live — and feeling the rumble i...
 
40. Famous firsts: Sevendust's Clint Lowery (4/14/2014)
Read more about Famous firsts: Sevendust's Clint Lowery at MusicRadar.com Atlanta-based metal kings Sevendust clearly aren't into sitting around for too long. Their ninth studio album, Black Out The Sun, is only a year old, and here they are wit...