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1. Guitar Tricks: 11 Tricks to Singing and Playing Guitar at the Same Time (10/31/2014)
Are you one of the many guitarists who struggle with coordinating their hands and vocals? You know, you can play the song. You can sing the song. But it all goes to pot when you try to do both simultaneously. Singing while playing guitar can be...
 
2. Metal Mike: Just Sign Here — The Art of Protecting Yourself As a Musician (10/31/2014)
One important topic for musicians is the world of written agreements and how one’s services relate to the industry they work in. Let’s get the first thing out of the way: Most musicians hate talking about business and money. Or, should I say, th...
 
3. Dream Inside the Box — Play to Win! (10/31/2014)
Is your lifelong dream to own a custom Martin Guitar? Then this game is for you! Martin's Dream Inside The Box game gives you the chance to create your own custom Martin Guitar with a retail value of $10,000! Yes, you read that right. You can ...
 
4. Free The Tone launch Flight Time FT-1Y Delay (10/31/2014)
Read more about Free The Tone launch Flight Time FT-1Y Delay at MusicRadar.com Boutique Japanese effects maker Free the Tone have launched a new high-end digital delay pedal that aims to combine rack-quality tones with next-generation features.T...
 
5. Happy Fangs Premiere New Song, "Fangsgiving" — Exclusive (10/31/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the perfect song premiere for Halloween! Check out "Fangsgiving" by Happy Fangs. "Fangsgiving" was recorded by Lance Jackman at the Tree House in Sacramento, California. It'll be released alongside "All I Want for...
 
6. Entertainers Partner with HeadCount.org For Social Media Push Urging Fans to #GoVote (10/31/2014)
On Election Day, more than 300 entertainers will partner with HeadCount.org in a massive get-out-the-vote push, posting photos of themselves to social media urging their fans to “#GoVote.” The campaign specifically aims to combat the trend of “...
 
7. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: Eric Johnson Fuzz Face Vs. Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face (10/31/2014)
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....
 
8. Angel Olsen Shares "May As Well" From 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness' Deluxe Edition Out Nov 18 (10/31/2014)
Angel Olsen is wrapping up a very strong 2014 with a tour throughout the Southeast, plus a run of band and solo shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. On November 18th, between those two tours, Angel will release the deluxe ...
 
9. Elephant Micah Announced New Album 'Where In The Woods' Due Out January 20 (10/31/2014)
By day, Elephant Micah's Joseph O'Connell works as a folklorist, documenting the local culture of southern Indiana and other Midwest regions. Not surprisingly, his songs seem to emerge from habits of travel and observation. Their account of the...
 
10. Old gold: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special (10/31/2014)
Read more about Old gold: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special at MusicRadar.com Introduced in 1955 as a step up from the single-pickup Junior, the single-cutaway Les Paul Special was still considered a 'student' model, and priced accordingly. "Don't be...
 
11. 19 of the best Halloween songs of all time (10/31/2014)
Read more about 19 of the best Halloween songs of all time at MusicRadar.com It's that time of year again w
 
12. Classic album: Slam on Alien Radio (10/31/2014)
Read more about Classic album: Slam on Alien Radio at MusicRadar.com Slam are Glaswegian dance music royalty. In fact, Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan should be granted knighthoods (knight(club)hoods?) for their 35-odd years of service to beauti...
 
13. Ten Amazing Acoustic Street Performers (10/31/2014)
Buskers. Street performers. Ever come across one that just blew your mind? We have. In fact, there seem to be loads of supremely talented folk all over the globe with a penchant for sitting on the street corner and playing to apathetic passerby’...
 
14. Joe Satriani announces the 2015 G4 Experience (10/30/2014)
Read more about Joe Satriani announces the 2015 G4 Experience at MusicRadar.com Joe Satriani has announced the second annual G4 Experience, which will take place from June 28 to July 2, 2015 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. Thi...
 
15. Gear Review: Power Pins Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitars (10/30/2014)
Bridge pins are examples of things you never think about—until something goes wrong. They have potential to break, get stuck or wear just enough to cause tuning issues. I’d suggest a quick once over every string change to keep them in check. Po...
 
16. Songcraft: Mike Viola Talks Songwriting Triage, Movie Music and Arcade Backlines (10/30/2014)
One night, mid-Nineties, after catching a great set by singer-songwriter (not yet children's music superstar) Dan Zanes at New York City's Fez, I stuck around to take in "a bit" of the next act on the bill, the still-unknown-to-me Candy Butchers...
 
17. Genre-Fusing Del McCoury Discusses Taking Bluegrass to Bonnaroo and Beyond (10/30/2014)
Del McCoury has been writing, recording and performing bluegrass music for more than 50 years. At 75, he continues touring, making albums and doing session work, bringing the traditional music that he loves to longtime fans and new generations....
 
18. LessonFace with Steve Stine: Organizing Your Soloing Direction — Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 10 (10/30/2014)
Steve Stine teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. His next course, Blues Fundamentals, is for intermediate-level guitar players and starts Saturday, November 1, 2014. For more information, head here. Hey, guys. Welcome...
 
19. Guitar Chalk Sessions: Five Simple Reasons Your Solos Sound Cheap (10/30/2014)
To some degree, your guitar solos will always sound a bit predictable to your own ear. After all, you listen to them all the time and you’re painfully familiar with your own playing style. So it sort of has the same effect that listening to a so...
 
20. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: Way Huge Pork Loin Overdrive Vs. Way Huge Fat Sandwich Distortion (10/30/2014)
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....
 
21. Steve Severin talks 'Banshees, Siouxsie and outlasting punk (10/30/2014)
Read more about Steve Severin talks 'Banshees, Siouxsie and outlasting punk at MusicRadar.com
 
22. Jessie Kilguss' "Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight" — Exclusive Premiere (10/30/2014)
Today we’re premiering “Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight,” by Jessie Kilguss. This track from her upcoming album Desvastate Me is a sweet spoken reminiscence of a more simple childhood. Kilguss artfully pulls us into her wistful nostalgia wit...
 
23. SongTown: What Are You Shooting For? (10/30/2014)
Clay and I do a lot of mentoring sessions through Songtown.com. One of the big discoveries we have made in those sessions is that people have all kinds of different goals for their music. And we have discovered that almost every answer to eve...
 
24. Reverend Guitars and Monster Music Collaborate on Exclusive Sensei HB FM (10/29/2014)
Reverend Guitars and Monster Music have collaborated on an exclusive Sensei HB FM model. From Reverend: The Reverend Sensei HB FM is a Flame Maple Gloss Rock Machine with raw, midrange warmth for authentic rockers. The Monster Music Exclusive i...
 
25. PRS Guitars Adds Three All-Mahogany “S2 Standard” Models to Lineup (10/29/2014)
Weeks before announcing its 2015 lineup, PRS Guitars has introducing three new all-mahogany S2 Series guitars: the S2 Standard 24, S2 Standard 22 and S2 Singlecut Standard. From the company: The original PRS Standard, introduced in 1987, evolve...
 
26. Playback: The War On Drugs — 'Lost in the Dream' (10/29/2014)
With Gene Simmons (and so many other stars) discussing rock's demise, you might be thinking all these naysayers have a point. In 2014, where else can the guitar be taken? Where can rock go? Well, for any of you guitar players who find yourself...
 
27. Devon Allman: 'Ragged & Dirty' and Loving It (10/29/2014)
On one hand, you can say Devon Allman comes by his musical talents naturally, being Gregg Allman’s son. But the fact of the matter is, Devon’s parents were divorced when he was a baby—and he was brought up in a world that was well-insulated fro...
 
28. Book Review: Joe Perry’s 'Rocks' — Yes, It Does (10/29/2014)
There’s something to be said for the fact that by the time you reach the last page of Joe Perry’s new autobiography, Rocks, you still like the guy. Heck, you respect him, even. I mean, this is after darn near 400 pages’ worth of the good, the b...
 
29. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR Micro Chorus Vs. MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato (10/29/2014)
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....
 
30. Sharon Isbin Talks "Troubadour" Documentary and More — Exclusive Interview (10/29/2014)
Sharon Isbin is an anomaly. Yes, she’s a female guitarist in the classical genre, and that is very rare. But even more rare and impressive is the fact that when she saw a dearth of compositions for guitar with orchestra, she found a way to have...
 
31. José González to Release New Album, 'Vestiges & Claws' on February 17 (10/29/2014)
Mute is excited to announce the release of José González 's new record, Vestiges & Claws. The album, his first in seven years, is out on February 17 and was produced by González in his home as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion, both in Goth...
 
32. Myles Kennedy talks Slash and World On Fire (10/29/2014)
Read more about Myles Kennedy talks Slash and World On Fire at MusicRadar.com Myles Kennedy's remarkable voice has singled him out as one of heavy roc
 
33. WIN! A signed Fender Jim Root Telecaster in association with Fret12 (10/29/2014)
Read more about WIN! A signed Fender Jim Root Telecaster in association with Fret12 at MusicRadar.com Click here to enter! If you're trying to capture the sound of your hero, getting hold of their signature model is a good first step. But thank...
 
34. On the radar: Krokodil (10/29/2014)
Read more about On the radar: Krokodil at MusicRadar.com The first mistake we make when talking to (ex-A/Radio One Rock Show man) Daniel P Carter is to assume his new band Krokodil is named solely after Desomorphine - a drug whose street name re...
 
35. Matthew Koma talks EDM, Pro Tools and remixing Springsteen (10/29/2014)
Read more about Matthew Koma talks EDM, Pro Tools and remixing Springsteen at MusicRadar.com In America, Matthew Koma is known as the 'voice of EDM' - and with good reason. This mild-mannered vocalist, producer and songwriter has collaborated wi...
 
36. Ultimate Painting Shares Its Ultimate Playlist — Listen Now! (10/28/2014)
Ever have those go-to songs that perfectly echo your mood? That inspire? That console? So do the guys from Ultimate Painting. In fact, they masters at making mixes. And here, today, is their ultimate mix of mixes for your listening pleasure. Ult...
 
37. Betcha Can't Play This: Eric Johnson-Inspired Blues Shred in A Minor by Elliott Klein (10/28/2014)
It's time for another edition of Betcha Can't Play This! Welcome a new Betcha Can't Play This guitarist — Elliott Klein — and his first lick, a bit of Eric Johnson-inspired blues shred in A minor. As with the other new-for-2014 "Betcha Can't Pla...
 
38. Stan M. Jay of Staten Island's Mandolin Brothers Dies at 71 (10/28/2014)
Stan M. Jay, owner of the Mandolin Brothers musical instrument store on Staten Island, died on October 22 from Mantle cell lymphoma. He was 71. The shop, which has been a pilgrimage destination for recording stars, collectors and other connoisse...
 
39. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: Way Huge Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz Vs. Way Huge Angry Troll Boost (10/28/2014)
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....
 
40. In praise of: Marshall JCM800 (10/28/2014)
Read more about In praise of: Marshall JCM800 at MusicRadar.com In 1975, Marshall launched its first 'Master Volume' amp, the 2203 100-watt head. Housed inside Marshall's vintage 'Plexi' enclosure, the 2203's only sign of change was a master vol...