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1. SongTown: Follow the Song (10/21/2014)
I realized the other day that I've been "following the song" since I was about 11 years old. I followed the songs to record stores. (Yes, they were called that back then). I followed the songs to the radio. I followed the songs to the music st...
 
2. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: EVH95 Eddie Van Halen Cry Baby Vs. ZW95 Zakk Wylde Cry Baby (10/21/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
 
3. Danielia Cotton 'The Real Book' — Exclusive Album Premiere (10/21/2014)
Danielia Cotton has not had it easy. But lucky for us, she channels her pain and suffering into kick a-- musical creations that we can all enjoy. Case in point, her new album The Real Book, brought to you here exclusively in its entirety. The a...
 
4. Put the tone of any tube amp in a plugin with Bias desktop (10/21/2014)
Read more about Put the tone of any tube amp in a plugin with Bias desktop at MusicRadar.com Positive Grid has launched Bias Desktop, which it's billing as as a "groundbreaking" guitar amp modeller that, with its Amp Matching technology, can put...
 
5. For Sale: Nine Gibson Les Pauls Played by Warren Haynes at Final Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre Shows (10/20/2014)
Thanks to an arrangement between the Gibson Custom Shop, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Warren Haynes, a special selection of Gibson guitars is now available to the public. Each of the nine hand-selected Les Pauls will be ...
 
6. Seven Handle Circus Release Debut Album 'Shadows On The Wall' Today (10/20/2014)
Seven Handle Circus, a six-piece folk rock band from Atlanta, are thrilled to release their debut album Shadows on the Wall available now on iTunes, The band’s debut album as a whole embraces the idea of uncertainty about what it means to enter...
 
7. Multi-instrumentalist and Pop-Folk Songstress Anna Vogelzang Releases 'Driftless' EP Nov 11 (10/20/2014)
Anna Vogelzang — the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songstress — is set to release Driftless on her own Paper Anchor Music. This is the follow up to 2012’s celebrated Canary in a Coal Mine. Amarillo, the first track from the new EP, premie...
 
8. The GAS Man: Define Your Gear Milestones (10/20/2014)
I recently looked over all of the guitar gear I have, even though half of it I don’t even own anymore. It’s easy because I long ago started keeping a list that details each piece I ever bought, when I bought it and how much I paid. Besides bein...
 
9. 'Guitars for Wounded Warriors' Benefit Album Features Billy Sheehan, Bumblefoot, Reb Beach, Chris Poland and More (10/20/2014)
From veteran multi-Emmy Award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin comes a special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America’s fallen soldiers. Tarquin produced, engineered and composed Gu...
 
10. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Vs. MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion (10/20/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
 
11. TEAM* Share Two Acoustic Videos from 'Good Morning Bad Day' — Exclusive Premiere (10/20/2014)
Here are a couple of cool acoustic videos from TEAM*, as they explore a more naked version of these two tunes. “Say My Name” and “I’m Just Like You (When You Turn Off The Lights)” both appear on the band’s new album, Good Morning Bad Day. “Say M...
 
12. David Bronson's "Songbird" — Exclusive Song Premiere (10/20/2014)
Here’s a track from NYC-based songwriter David Bronson. It’s “Songbird,” the lead-off track and first single from his upcoming album Questions (1/13/2015, Big Arc Records.) The song opens with some impressive vocal aahs by Robin Clark. Jangly st...
 
13. Rig Tour: Richie Kotzen of Winery Dogs (10/20/2014)
Read more about Rig Tour: Richie Kotzen of Winery Dogs at MusicRadar.com He's spent time on the road with everyone from Poison to Mr
 
14. The Stray Birds 'Best Medicine' — New Album Review (10/17/2014)
Mark your calendar for some fresh acoustic musical delights releasing October 21. I'm talking about The Stray Birds new release Best Medicine out on Yep Roc Records. Chock full of story-filled lyrics and smart harmonies, interwoven with wonderfu...
 
15. IK Multimedia's AmpliTube for iPhone/iPad Adds iOS 8 Support, ENGL Amps, Drum Packs and More (10/17/2014)
AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effects processor app now includes new features and gear that complement its comprehensive recording functions and vast collection of virtual equipment. With i...
 
16. 15-Year-Old Sarah Command Plays "Tight Trite Night" by Don Ross (10/17/2014)
Here’s a fun slappin’, tappin’ acoustic performance by 15-year-old Sarah Command. Here she plays “Tight Trite Night” originally by Don Ross. Hailing from Alberta, Canada, Ms. Command is one half of the duo The Command Sisters. We were introduced...
 
17. MIA Awards 2014: Guitarist Electric Guitar of the Year Award (10/17/2014)
Read more about MIA Awards 2014: Guitarist Electric Guitar of the Year Award at MusicRadar.com The Music Industries Association (M.I.A.) awards return to the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel in London on 18 November and we can now reveal the final sho...
 
18. Foo Fighters Premiere New Song, "Something from Nothing" — Listen (10/16/2014)
Dave Grohl & Co., also known as Foo Fighters, have premiered "Something from Nothing," the first song from their new album, Sonic Highways. The album, which will be released worldwide November 10, was recorded in eight studios in eight diffe...
 
19. Bill Frisell’s Tele-Portation: 'Guitar in The Space Age'! (10/16/2014)
"To you I shall put an end, then you'll never hear surf music again." — Jimi Hendrix, “Third Stone From The Sun” Oh, Jimi … you would’ve loved this. Surf music? I’ll say! Straight from the valleys of Neptune. With Guitar In The Space Age!, Bill...
 
20. Led Zeppelin Premiere Alternate Mix of "Rock and Roll" — Listen (10/16/2014)
Later this month, Led Zeppelin will release deluxe, remastered editions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. Each reissue will contain a second disc featuring previously unreleased alternate mixes, in-progress versions of songs and more. ...
 
21. Funk Brothers Legend: Guitarist Dennis Coffey Talks Detroit, Podcasts and Not "Playing Like the Record" (10/16/2014)
Often recognized as the guitarist who introduced the wah pedal to Motown, Dennis Coffey played on hundreds of tracks as a member of the Funk Brothers, the studio band that recorded countless hits in the Detroit recording studio known as the Snak...
 
22. Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Jazz Bass Guitar (10/16/2014)
Fender has introduced its Adam Clayton Jazz Bass guitar. From the company: Throughout the entire phenomenal history of the band, the music of U2 has been underpinned by the gracefully muscular bass work of Adam Clayton. His impeccable groove and...
 
23. Slipknot Premiere New Song, "Killpop" — Listen (10/16/2014)
Slipknot will release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, October 21. In anticipation, the band has been rolling out new songs from the record for streaming online. Today, the band released their latest single, "Killpop." Check it out below a...
 
24. Glenn Proudfoot Premieres New Song and Video, "Now That You’re Gone" — Exclusive (10/16/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of "Now That You’re Gone"—the song and the music video—by guitarist and frequent Guitar World contributor Glenn Proudfoot. The song is from his new album, Ineffable, which is available now through gle...
 
25. It Might Get Weird: The Frirsz Filmocaster Guitar (10/16/2014)
We’ve seen many weird guitars made out of strange materials (a bull’s skull, a girl mannequin and a toilet seat, to name a few), but a film reel is one of the most unusual items we’ve ever encountered used for a guitar body. What’s even more un...
 
26. Jack White Cancels Tour Following Death of His Keyboardist, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (10/16/2014)
Rocker Jack White has canceled his remaining tour dates in Mexico after his keyboardist, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, was found dead in his Puebla, Mexico, hotel room. Here's the original notice of Owens' passing from White's website: "It is with great ...
 
27. And the Players' Pick Goes to... (10/16/2014)
Did you vote for your favorite clip-on tuner? Handy and portable, these essential little accessories are our friends in the quest to always PLAY IN TUNE! Thousands of you weighed in…and the winner is: The Intellitouch PT-10! This compact powerh...
 
28. Fender launches Adam Clayton Jazz Bass (10/16/2014)
Read more about Fender launches Adam Clayton Jazz Bass at MusicRadar.com Hot on the heels of U2's like-it-or-not gifting of their new album Songs of Innocence to the entire world, Fender has announced the launch of its new Adam Clayton Jazz Bass...
 
29. Fender launch Adam Clayton Jazz Bass (10/16/2014)
Read more about Fender launch Adam Clayton Jazz Bass at MusicRadar.com Hot on the heels of U2's like-it-or-not gifting of their new album Songs of Innocence to the entire world, Fender has announced the launch of its new Adam Clayton Jazz Bass.
 
30. 2015 She Rocks Awards Honorees Announced—Tix on Sale Today (10/15/2014)
The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) is pleased to announce the 2015 She Rocks Awards honorees. Taking place on January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel from 6:00pm to 8:30pm during the NAMM Show, the third annual She Rocks Aw...
 
31. Run Boy Run’s "Spin a Golden Thread" — Exclusive Song Premiere (10/15/2014)
Today we’re pleased to share the track “Spin a Golden Thread” from Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run. Pulsating rhythmic strings are overlaid with a driving mandolin strum and tight vocal harmonies. The song subtly builds in intensity as it repeats...
 
32. Capsize: "This Song Made Me Think of You" Playthrough Video — Exclusive (10/15/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the playthrough video for "This Song Made Me Think of You" by Capsize. The song is from Capsize's debut album, The Angst In My Veins, which is available now via Equal Vision Records. "On...
 
33. Joe Bonamassa Talks Fender Strats and His New Album, 'Different Shades of Blue' (10/15/2014)
This is an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this Joe Bonamassa story, plus features on Slipknot, Slash, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Gilbert, Motionless In White, Electric Wizard and more, including lessons, tabs and ...
 
34. The Dirty River Boys –– Exclusive Interview and Album Stream (10/15/2014)
Hailing from El Paso, The Dirty River Boys are quintessentially Texas: A bit rough around the edges but full of heart. Yesterday the band releases their gnarly self-titled album, which is produced by Grammy-nominated Chris "Frenchie" Smith. Ins...
 
35. Gear Review: BeatBuddy Pedal Drum Machine (10/15/2014)
What happens when a guitar player runs out of (patience for) drummers? He creates the Beat Buddy—the love child of a guitar pedal and a drum machine. Sleek, compact, easy to use right out of the box, the Beat Buddy is a MIDI-based pedal drum ma...
 
36. Meet the programmers: Softube (10/15/2014)
Read more about Meet the programmers: Softube at MusicRadar.com We grill Hans Andersson Vogel of the company who made it its business to emulate others while still breaking the mould.Tell us how Softube began and how the company has grown…"It al...
 
37. Gibson announces Bill Kelliher Halcyon Les Paul and Lzzy Hale Explorer (10/15/2014)
Read more about Gibson announces Bill Kelliher Halcyon Les Paul and Lzzy Hale Explorer at MusicRadar.com Hot on the tail of the 2015 line-up, Gibson has announced two brand new signature models for Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Halestorm's Lzzy H...
 
38. EVH announces 50-watt, 1x12 combo version of 5150III amp (10/15/2014)
Read more about EVH announces 50-watt, 1x12 combo version of 5150III amp at MusicRadar.com The Fender-owned EVH brand has announced the long-awaited 1x12 combo version of its 5150III electric guitar amplifier, complete with power scaling. Three ...
 
39. Howard Alden's 8 secrets of jazz guitar (10/15/2014)
Read more about Howard Alden's 8 secrets of jazz guitar at MusicRadar.com Californian Howard Alden is one of the greatest jazz guitarists working today. He learned his craft under the legendary Howard Roberts, and his jaw-dropping fretwork has g...
 
40. TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay pedal unveiled (10/15/2014)
Read more about TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay pedal unveiled at MusicRadar.com TC Electronic's various Flashback Delay pedals have won rave reviews over the past few years, so we've got high hopes for the Flashback Triple Delay. This enab...