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1. Living Colour's Vernon Reid Shows How to Play "Cult of Personality" and More (8/22/2014)
In this exclusive Guitar World lesson, watch Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid talk about the band's The Chair in the Doorway album and teach you how to play their classic 1988 hit "Cult of Personality." Speaking of 1988, here's a piece of Gui...
 
2. Rise Against in-depth on new album, The Black Market (8/22/2014)
Read more about Rise Against in-depth on new album, The Black Market at MusicRadar.com Chicag
 
3. Old gold: '57 Epiphone Zephyr De Luxe Regent (8/22/2014)
Read more about Old gold: '57 Epiphone Zephyr De Luxe Regent at MusicRadar.com Gibson didn't have the monopoly on cool hollowbody electrics in the 50s, as this royally-appointed Epiphone attests.Despite its '57 pedigree, the jazz-era stylings, s...
 
4. SongTown: Does Your Song Need a Bridge? (8/21/2014)
So you’ve reached that point in the song; you’ve written two verses and a chorus, and that little voice in your head says “I need to write a bridge.” But do you really??? When do you know if a song truly needs a bridge? I’ve heard publishers sa...
 
5. Richie Kotzen Discusses New 'Essential' Package and Memorable Moments from His Career (8/21/2014)
With styles ranging from rock and blues to jazz and soul, Richie Kotzen has built an eclectic career as guitarist, singer and songwriter. Over a period of 20 years, Kotzen has accumulated a loyal fan base and has consistently sold out shows thr...
 
6. ESP Guitars' Incredible 'Monster Hunter' Guitar (8/21/2014)
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Monster Hunter video game, ESP Guitars in Japan has created a (very pointy) guitar inspired by the game. The guitar features what can only be called a huge blade with several horns protruding from it...
 
7. Session Guitar: What You Can Offer Clients to Increase Your Value As a Session Player (8/21/2014)
Hi, gang! I've been busy, busy, busy in the studio! Today I'd like to talk about how you can increase your value as a studio player. You might consider yourself a guitarist. I know I do. But because I've studied music, as I am certain many of ...
 
8. Rig Tour: Rival Sons (8/21/2014)
Read more about Rig Tour: Rival Sons at MusicRadar.com California's Rival Sons take their musical cues from classic rock's 60s/70s riff-wielders and imbue them with a visceral, modern edge. They tour hard - albeit without the luxury of custom-pa...
 
9. PRS Guitars announces new additions to Archon amp range (8/21/2014)
Read more about PRS Guitars announces new additions to Archon amp range at MusicRadar.com PRS Archon amps have made a strong impression with players of modern heavy rock and metal since their launch in 2013, and new 50-watt head and combo incarn...
 
10. Thurston Moore Premieres New Song, "The Best Day" — Listen (8/20/2014)
Thurston Moore has premiered the title track from his new album, The Best Day, and you can check it out below. The Best Day, Moore's first solo album since 2010's Demolished Thoughts, will be released October 21 via Matador Records. Moore's band...
 
11. Jimi Hendrix's 'The Cry of Love' and 'Rainbow Bridge' to Be Reissued in September (8/20/2014)
Newly remastered versions of The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge — the first two Jimi Hendrix albums to be released after the guitarist's death in 1970 — will become available in September. Audio engineer Bernie Grundman, who mastered Prince's Pu...
 
12. Slash Previews New Song, "30 Years to Life" — Listen (8/20/2014)
Although the new Slash album, World on Fire, isn't set to be released until September 15, the guitarist is giving the world another taste of the new 17-track disc. Below, you can check out a preview of a song called "30 Years to Life." Below tha...
 
13. Riffer Madness: Dimebag Darrell on Syncopated Rhythms, Part 1 (8/20/2014)
This entry comes from Dimebag Darrell's classic Guitar World column, "Riffer Madness." In the last few columns we've been zoning in on lead-playing and s--- so let's get back to doing some hard-driving rhythm work for a while-'cos well-balanced ...
 
14. Review: Martin D-18 Guitar — Blast from the Past (8/20/2014)
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store. Even if you...
 
15. Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Classic Rock Songs (8/19/2014)
Although all of these classic songs may not have been originally recorded on acoustic, they all are perfect for an acoustic jam. These aren’t ranked in any order, just ten great songs that are super easy to play. Even if you can’t master the ic...
 
16. How to play Vinnie Paul's biggest beats (8/19/2014)
Read more about How to play Vinnie Paul's biggest beats at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: In 1992, Pantera redefined the sound and future direction of metal with the seminal classic Vulgar Display Of Power, an album that proved it was possible t...
 
17. Tony Royster Jr on drumming without limits (8/19/2014)
Read more about Tony Royster Jr on drumming without limits at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: His latest gig may be backing stadium filling, hysteria inducing, high life-living mega star Jay-Z, but Tony Royster Jr is more than just a hip-hop sess...
 
18. 5 steps to playing drums the Mike Mangini way (8/19/2014)
Read more about 5 steps to playing drums the Mike Mangini way at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: Dream Theater's Mike Mangini has never been one to rest on his vast achievements. Having set five World's Fastest Drummer records in his time, Mike h...
 
19. Rudimental's drummer on the challenge of electronics (8/19/2014)
Read more about Rudimental's drummer on the challenge of electronics at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: Rudimental arrived with a bang in 2012 when Feel The Love hit the top of the UK singles chart. Comprised of four producers and musicians - Ami...
 
20. Playing rock drums for a living with Brent Fitz (8/19/2014)
Read more about Playing rock drums for a living with Brent Fitz at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: When Slash announced the band that would tour his debut solo record back in 2010, many were expecting Josh Freese (the man who had recorded the bul...
 
21. How to find work as a drummer and musical director (8/19/2014)
Read more about How to find work as a drummer and musical director at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: There are lots of jobs in the music industry. Depending on where your skills lie, there's something out there for you right now - even if it's i...
 
22. Metallica: Official Footage from Heavy Montreal, Including Rehearsal, "Battery" and "The Four Horsemen" — Video (8/19/2014)
The busy people over at MetallicaTV have posted official, pro-shot footage from Metallica's August 9 performance at Heavy Montreal. The 15-minute clip, which you can check out below, features "fly on the wall" footage shot by the MetOnTour repor...
 
23. Pro Tone Pedals Introduces Limited-Edition Mark Holcomb Haunted Signature Delay Pedal (8/19/2014)
Pro Tone Pedals has launched its new Mark Holcomb Limited Edition Signature Delay Pedal. The Periphery guitarist's signature pedal, the Haunted Delay, was designed to be an ambient-style delay like your favorite vintage tape echo, with gig-read...
 
24. Review: Three New Hal Leonard Books for the Bassist in All of Us (8/19/2014)
Whether you’re a bona fide bassist or a guitar player who dabbles in bass, I won’t tell. What I will say is, here are three new books from Hal Leonard that will fine tune your way around the low end. Essential Bass Guitar Techniques: Chris Kri...
 
25. Gary Clark Jr. to Release Double Live Album September 23 (8/19/2014)
Blues-rock guitar phenom Gary Clark Jr. will deliver his first live — and first double — album this September 23. Titled simply Gary Clark Jr. - LIVE, the album will feature 11 originals and four covers, including Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone fr...
 
26. Stevie Ray Vaughan on 'Austin City Limits' — Three Songs from SRV's 30 Greatest Recordings (8/19/2014)
This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, including the remainder of our Stevie Ray Vaughan "Top 30" list, Steve Howe/Yes, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, lessons, tabs and reviews of n...
 
27. Opeth Stream New Album, 'Pale Communion' (8/19/2014)
Opeth are streaming their new album, Pale Communion, and you can check it out right here. The album will be released August 25 by Roadrunner Records. Opeth recently announced details of their return to North America for a coast-to-coast co-headl...
 
28. Jeff Loomis Shows You How to Play "Ashes of Lesser Men" Intro — Video (8/19/2014)
The gang at Schecter Guitars have shared the latest edition of "Conquering Rifftopia," a webisode series starring Jeff Loomis of Conquering Dystopia. In this latest video (webisode III), Loomis shows you how to play the intro to "Ashes of Lesser...
 
29. Magnatone amps: a history, and the rebirth (8/19/2014)
Read more about Magnatone amps: a history, and the rebirth at MusicRadar.com Magnatone's story has more twists than a Chubby Checker revival. We find out how Buddy Holly and others shaped the brand's soundDelbert J Dickerson was a machinist in a...
 
30. 5 Lessons I Learned as an Artist That Helped Me as a Producer (8/18/2014)
Before anything else, I am a songwriter, performer and guitarist. But it's my role as a producer that this three-headed hydra is fed in a way the artist's path could never. The role of producer removes me from the soft cocoon of the self-abs...
 
31. Jazz Guitar Corner: Rhythmic Soloing Exercise for the Improvising Guitarist (8/18/2014)
With so many scales, arpeggios, licks, chords and patterns to learn in the practice room, sometimes we can overlook rhythm when working on our jazz guitar soloing concepts. Keeping a focus on rhythms and rhythmic motives in your solos can help ...
 
32. Dear Guitar Hero: Former Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick Talks Getting Shot, His Proudest Guitar Moments, Signature Guitar and More (8/18/2014)
He’s a former Kiss guitarist from their makeup-free era in the late Eighties and early Nineties. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is… What is the story behind your new Rock N’ Roll Relics guitar? — Michael Steadman I was first i...
 
33. Betcha Can't Play This: Ethan Brosh's Dominant-Seventh Sus4 Lick for the Masses! (8/18/2014)
In this brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This, metal guitarist Ethan Brosh demonstrates what he calls a very simple E dominant-seventh-sus4 arpeggiated lick that everyone can play. As with the other new-for-2014 "Betcha Can't Play This" vi...
 
34. How to Shred with Alex Skolnick — Video (8/18/2014)
Simply put, howcast.com is a website that shows you how to do things. If you visit its homepage right now, you'll find stories on "How to Use Coupons," "How to Take Care of Small & Exotic Pets" and our favorite, "How to Do Popular Club Danci...
 
35. Exclusive Song Premiere: John Mark Nelson “Shorebird” (8/18/2014)
Today we’re premiering a track from Minneapolis-based musician John Mark Nelson. The song, “Shorebird,” is a beautifully executed piece of folk-pop songwriting. Nelson’s whispered vocals glide across the lush instrumentation of acoustic guitar...
 
36. SongTown: Do It Afraid (8/17/2014)
In the first half of my life, fear was the enemy. It limited what I did and who I was. As time has gone by, I have come to understand that fear can be a friend that brings about positive change and enriches my experience on this planet. Fear as...
 
37. Find Your Way: How to Spice Up a Cover Song (8/17/2014)
Whether it be for a video or live, many bands perform covers of artists they admire as a way to pay homage or share their love of a song with the audience. Sometimes the band chooses to play it exactly like the record, and if it's a tricky song...
 
38. Win a Seven-String Carvin Guitars TL70H Model in Kiesel Racing Green! (8/17/2014)
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39. John 5 Shows Off His Telecaster Collection and Discusses New Album, 'Careful with That Axe' (8/15/2014)
This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Stevie Ray Vaughan (a 60th-birthday bash!), Yes, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from TC...
 
40. Dan Kavanagh's guide to surviving on tour (8/15/2014)
Read more about Dan Kavanagh's guide to surviving on tour at MusicRadar.com EquipmentAs far as your drum kit is concerned, everything has to be perfect. You can't be worrying about it on stage. Are the heads in good condition, and broken in a li...