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1. SongTown USA: Want to Succeed? Make a Plan (7/28/2014)
When Clay, Danny and I do mentoring sessions, we always try to come up with an individualized "plan" to help the writer get to the next level, whatever that might be. Most often, we find that aspiring writers really struggle to figure out what s...
 
2. Highlights from the Nashville NAMM Show (7/28/2014)
The NAMM Show. Gotta love it. Where else can you check out loads of beautiful instruments, see fabulous musicians play and then hang with all your favorite industry peeps. Nowhere! This year’s Nashville show was jam packed full of great gear an...
 
3. Fungonewrong to Headline Truefest II for August 9 Record-Release Party (7/28/2014)
Get ready, metal-heads, as FUNGONEWRONG will be shredding the stage at TRUEFEST II for their record release party extravaganza. They will be headlining the festival before embarking in a late summer/early fall tour of the U.S. This festival is ...
 
4. Lenny Kravitz Premieres New Song, "Sex" — Listen (7/28/2014)
Lenny Kravitz has premiered "Sex," a new song, and you can check it out below. The song is from Kravitz's upcoming studio album, Strut, which will be released September 23 via Roxie Records. Kravitz recently released “The Chamber,” the debut si...
 
5. Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth Discusses Camel's 'Moon Madness' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/28/2014)
Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. CamelMoon Madness (1976) “I was already in my twenties when I first heard it. I was working at a record store in Stockholm at the time, and one of my co-workers,...
 
6. Betcha Can't Play This: Beethoven on Speed — Michael Romero of Symphony X (7/28/2014)
I developed this classically flavored eight-bar etude to create something that was technically challenging and could be applied to other melodic ideas simply by experimenting and moving notes around. The run is built around a progr...
 
7. Guitarist Plays Riffs of 40 Power Metal Bands in One Song — Video (7/28/2014)
Good morning, guitar people. The folks over at gmcguitar recently posted a fairly interesting video titled "40 Power Metal Bands in One Song," and we're happy to present it below. True to its title, the clip, which features one guitarist (Gabrie...
 
8. In pictures: Bloodstock festival Cynosure guitar (7/28/2014)
Read more about In pictures: Bloodstock festival Cynosure guitar at MusicRadar.com This year's Bloodstock festival kicks off in Derbyshire on August 7 with Down, Emperor and Megadeth headlining the mainstage with a host of other world metal tale...
 
9. Exclusive Song Premiere: Louise Goffin “Some of Them Will Fool You” (7/28/2014)
Today we’re excited to share this captivatingly beautiful song from Louise Goffin’s sixth solo album, Songs From The Mine. With a lifetime spent soaking up the finest music of her generation (her parents are Carole King and Gerry Goffin), Goffi...
 
10. IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 3 (7/28/2014)
Read more about IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 3 at MusicRadar.com Astonishingly, it's been a full decade since the decidedly mixed bag that was SampleTank 2 landed on our desktops, so we've been expecting great things of its successor, havin...
 
11. Classic album: Trevor Jackson on Playgroup (7/28/2014)
Read more about Classic album: Trevor Jackson on Playgroup at MusicRadar.com Look around. What annoys the p--- out of you? Is it the fact that most music shrieks from mobile phones on night buses? Is it that everyone is rapping over Trance? Do y...
 
12. Lesson: Sunday Strum, Episode 13 - Intro to Mixed Meters (7/26/2014)
In today’s episode, I demonstrate a chord progression using mixed meters. I achieve this by simply switching time signatures each measure or two, depending on how you want to count it. I give the first three chords 3 beats each and the last ...
 
13. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Discusses Muddy Waters' 'Hard Again' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/25/2014)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. Muddy WatersHard Again (1977) "Hard Again is not just one of the greatest blues albums of all time, it's one of the greatest albums of all time. It came out the year ...
 
14. LessonFace with Steve Stine: Spread Fingering — Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 7 (7/25/2014)
Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. Hey, guys! Welcome back to my ongoing "Absolute Fretboard Mastery" series. In this month’s edition, we’re going to be drawing on ...
 
15. Gear Review: StellarVerb Reverb Pedal by Center Street Electronics (7/25/2014)
Put a Sixties Fender Twin next to a modern Crate practice amp, and you won’t see or hear many similarities — besides reverb. The effect is used to add dimension to your sound and help smooth out dynamics — to sound less like a textbook, if you ...
 
16. Enter to Win Two Epiphone Guitars — Riviera Custom P-93 and Casino Coupe! (7/25/2014)
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17. Sucré Announce September U.S. Tour (7/25/2014)
Sucré — the solo project of singer Stacy King (Eisley) — has announced its first-ever tour this summer. Kicking off September 4 in Houston, the run continues through eastern U.S. markets including Atlanta, Nashville, Washington DC, Boston, New ...
 
18. Jazz Guitar Corner: Three Steps to Avoiding Practice Fatigue (7/25/2014)
When I asked my Facebook followers what they wanted me to write about this week, I was excited to see a question about maintaining physical and mental health in the practice room. As guitarists, it’s easy for us to put our heads down for hours ...
 
19. Exclusive Song Premiere: Walter Salas-Humara “Satellite” (7/25/2014)
Today we are stoked to share a new song from Walter Salas-Humara. It’s “Satellite,” a laid back, clap along track with a cool groove, that has us searching for communication from above! Salas-Humara, a visual artist and singer/songwriter, is co...
 
20. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks Recording "Super Heavy" Riff for Next Exodus Album (7/25/2014)
Tonight, Metallica's Kirk Hammett will jam with his pre-Metallica band, Exodus, at his "Fear FestEvil After Party" at the San Diego Comic-Con International. However, it turns out Hammett has gone one step further in terms of reconnecting with hi...
 
21. Larry Carlton: 10 questions (7/25/2014)
Read more about Larry Carlton: 10 questions at MusicRadar.com 1. What was your first guitar, and when did you get it?"The first guitar that I played belonged to my mother when she was a teenager, because she played guitar in south-eastern Oklaho...
 
22. Win a Chiodos Prize Pack Including an Autographed Gibson SG Guitar! (7/24/2014)
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23. Top 10 Greatest Rock and Roll Song Endings of All Time (7/24/2014)
Well, bub, no matter how good the song is, it eventually has to end. The question, then, is: How’s it going to end? A studio fade giving the illusion of a sing-along chorus going on forever in some imaginary world populated by elves? A repeated...
 
24. Michael Amott of Arch Enemy Discusses 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/24/2014)
Michael Amott of Arch Enemy chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) “I grew up with my parents’ record collection, and they listened largely to classical, along ...
 
25. Trigger Hippy Premiere New Song, "Rise Up Singing" — Exclusive (7/24/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Rise Up Singing," a new track by Trigger Hippy. "Rise Up Singing" is the first single from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released September 30 through Rounder Record...
 
26. The Creative Process: Does My Writing Fill a Purpose? (7/24/2014)
I started writing songs before I could play the guitar. I've been trying to catch up to what I hear ever since. The process, since day one, has been like waiting for the arrival of friend. Never a literal attempt at creating. It has been going...
 
27. Gig Review: Richie Sambora Pays Tribute to Les Paul at the Iridium (7/23/2014)
Back in the late Eighties, Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora was considered to be one of the true guitar heroes of the day. While less flashy than, say, Jake E. Lee or George Lynch, Sambo was generally acknowledged to be one of rock’s most tasteful and ...
 
28. Orianthi Discusses Santana's 'Sacred Fire: Live in South America' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/23/2014)
Orianthi chooses (and discusses) the record that changed her life. SantanaSacred Fire: Live In South America (1993) “There’s just so much wonderful soloing throughout that entire concert—really inspired soloing—and that inspired me to want to pl...
 
29. Crown the Empire Guitarist Bennett Vogelman's 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide — Warped Tour (7/23/2014)
In this new feature from the August 2014 issue of Guitar World, the guitarists of Avenged Sevenfold, Morbid Angel, Trivium and other metal acts tell how they'll beat the heat and tame the crowds on the season's biggest tours. TODAY: Crown the Em...
 
30. Miss May I Guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe's 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide — Mayhem Fest (7/23/2014)
In this new feature from the August 2014 issue of Guitar World, the guitarists of Avenged Sevenfold, Morbid Angel, Trivium and other metal acts tell how they'll beat the heat and tame the crowds on the season's biggest tours. TODAY: Miss May I G...
 
31. John Petrucci of Dream Theater Discusses Rush's '2112' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/23/2014)
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. Rush2112 (1976) “If I had to pick a favorite band of all time, it would be Rush. "As a teenager, I was already familiar with the group and its album...
 
32. Bailiff Premiere New Song, "Golden Hour" — Exclusive (7/23/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "'Golden Hour," a new song by Bailiff. The track is from the band's upcoming EP, Remise II, which will be released October 7. "'Golden Hour" came together quite rapidly one night in our ...
 
33. 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 ...
 
34. 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...
 
35. 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...
 
36. 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 ...
 
37. 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...
 
38. 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. ...
 
39. ‘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...
 
40. 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...