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1. Play It Now: Matt Nathanson Teaches us How to Play "Mission Bells" (8/29/2014)
In this segment of our exclusive Acoustic Nation Play It Now video series, hit singer songwriter Matt Nathanson teaches me, and YOU, how to play his latest single, “Mission Bells.” The track appears on his new album, The Last of the Great Pret...
 
2. Hughes & Kettner Announces 30th Anniversary NOS Limited Edition Tubemeister Amps (8/28/2014)
This year marks the 30th year of Hughes & Kettner’s quest for the perfect guitar amplifier tone, and the brand is celebrating by producing a Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Series of its groundbreaking TubeMeister range — with a difference....
 
3. Epic and Legacy Announce 'Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' Box Set (8/28/2014)
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Epic Records will release Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection October 28. A definitive, career-encompassing 12-disc library, The...
 
4. We Are The Willows Announce New Album 'Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1' Out November 4 - Listen! (8/28/2014)
We Are The Willows is thrilled to announce the release of the new full-length album Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1, out November 4th on The Homestead Records. The Minneapolis based six-piece have premiered the song "Dear Ms. Branstner" as a preview o...
 
5. Check Out This Gigantic Flying V Guitar — Video (8/28/2014)
Holy crap! Is that a giant Flying V, or has someone finally invented the shrink ray?! Nope, we're pretty sure it's just a guy rocking out on a giant Flying V. According to the video's caption, the man in question is Ralph Ciociano from The Gui...
 
6. Enter to Win an Eastman E20SS Slope Shouldered Acoustic Guitar - Contest (8/28/2014)
We are excited to share the fabulous Eastman E20SS slope shouldered acoustic guitar. Enter our giveaway for one of these beauties here>> Wonderfully made hand-crafted instrument is ideal for pros and hobbyists alike and features a solid Ad...
 
7. Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer Talks Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory — Exclusive 'Death Punch'd' Videos (8/28/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents two exclusive videos from Five Finger Death Punch — both of which herald the release of Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, the new memoir by FFDP's Jeremy Spencer. The book will be pu...
 
8. Musicians Institute Introduces “Bring Your Own Device” Policy, Delivering Lessons Digitally (8/28/2014)
Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California, is going beyond the classroom in fall 2014 with a new paperless “Bring Your Own Device” (B.Y.O.D.) policy and a "flipped classroom" model. The school's blended lea...
 
9. Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Announce Tour Suspension; Beck to Fill Dates Through August (8/28/2014)
Jeff Beck and ZZ Top have announced the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill. According to a story posted by wcsx.com, Hill, who is 65, slipped and fell on his hip w...
 
10. Blake Mills Premieres New Song, "Shed Your Head" — Exclusive (8/28/2014)
Today. GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Shed Your Head," a new song by Blake Mills. The song is from Mills' new album, Heigh Ho, which will be released September 16 through Record Collection/Verve Records. “The goals for Heigh...
 
11. Katie Buchanan’s ‘Go’ - Review (8/28/2014)
I recently had the pleasure of previewing singer/songwriter Katie Buchanan’s new EP, Go!. This electic mix of emotionally energetic songs showcases her lovely, lush and bluesy voice to a T. The collection opens with “Shake Down,” a rebellious, s...
 
12. Issue 283 of Future Music is on sale now (8/28/2014)
Read more about Issue 283 of Future Music is on sale now at MusicRadar.com In 2014, the prospect of performing electronic music 'live' can be exciting and daunting in equal measures. Thanks to the wealth of creative MIDI devices, samplers, synth...
 
13. Fender Releases Limited American Standard Guitars, New Classic Player Models and Special Edition Blacktop Model (8/27/2014)
Fender has released several new Limited Edition American Standard Series guitars, new Classic Player Series models and a Special Edition Blacktop Series guitar. All the details can be found right here: The venerable American Standard Stratocaste...
 
14. Songcraft: Singer-Songwriter David Poe Discusses His New Album, 'God & The Girl' (8/27/2014)
Credited by Rolling Stone as having given "the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt,” composer/singer-songwriter David Poe has issued numerous literate, melodic, major-label collections as a solo artist. At the same time, his songs have d...
 
15. WIN! Curt Mangan strings & goodies (8/27/2014)
Read more about WIN! Curt Mangan strings & goodies at MusicRadar.com To celebrate the launch of Curt Mangan's new custom string sets, we've lined up a competition to win a whole load of CM goodies, including strings, straps and t-shirts – he...
 
16. Johnny Winter and Billy Gibbons Premiere New Song, "Where Can You Be" — Listen (8/27/2014)
Earlier today, wsj.com premiered a new Johnny Winter song, "Where Can You Be," which also happens to feature ZZ Top axman (and fellow Texan) Billy Gibbons. The song is from the late Winter's new album, Step Back, which will be released September...
 
17. Checklist: A Basic Recording Set Up for a Singer/Songwriter (8/27/2014)
If you’re wondering what it would take to start recording your songs, you've come to the right place. First things first, you'll need a computer with a decent soundcard. Then start saving up now for these! DAW You will need a DAW – or digital ...
 
18. Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Headphone Albums (8/27/2014)
What, exactly, is a headphone album? Well, the definition changes depending on who you are. For audiophiles, a headphone album is a work that is so exquisitely recorded that it demands you listen to each beautifully recorded note under a sonic ...
 
19. 1349 Premiere New Song, "Exorcism" — Exclusive (8/27/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Exorcism," a new track by Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349. The song is from the band's new album, Massive Cauldron of Chaos, which will be released September 30 by Season of Mist. Mor...
 
20. Korg SDD-3000 - from rackmount to stompbox (8/27/2014)
Read more about Korg SDD-3000 - from rackmount to stompbox at MusicRadar.com With the arrival of the acclaimed Korg SDD-3000 pedal earlier this year, we take a look at how the much-loved rackmount delay unit came to be reborn in its current stom...
 
21. ‘One For The Road’: Cinderella Guitarist Jeff LaBar Delivers First Solo Album (8/26/2014)
For several years, Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar had always promised to make good on his quest to record a solo album. After years of waiting, the time has finally arrived. LaBar’s new album, One for the Road, was recorded in Nashville with l...
 
22. Will Dailey Releases 'National Throat' (8/26/2014)
Boston’s Will Dailey is thrilled to announce the release of National Throat, available today worldwide via WheelKick Records. National Throat is a career defining release for Will Dailey. Inspired by a failing business relationship, wherein he...
 
23. Brian Farmer, Warren Haynes' Longtime Guitar Tech, Dead at 53 (8/26/2014)
Warren Haynes’ longtime and beloved guitar tech, Brian Farmer, died Sunday, August 24, at his home near Nashville. Farmer died peacefully in his sleep. He was 53. "He was a close friend, a devoted worker and a lover of life,” Haynes said. “We tr...
 
24. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos: Guitarists and Rockers Get Moist for Charity (8/26/2014)
What if there were one place where you could tune in to see ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos by your favorite rockers, guitarists and music-biz hangers-on? Dream no more! Because there are new Ice Bucket Challenge videos being posted every day, w...
 
25. Acoustic Autumn: Ten Tours You Should See in 2014 (8/26/2014)
Noooo! It can't be! Summer is just about over. But here's something to help ease you into autumn. It's ten great live acoustic tours that will be sure to warm your musical heart as the leaves change color. Are you looking for a raucous good time...
 
26. Steve Howe Talks Vintage and Line 6 Guitars and New Yes Album, 'Heaven & Earth' (8/26/2014)
This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus the rest of our Stevie Ray Vaughan Top 30 feature, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from TC Electroni...
 
27. Shovels & Rope Release 'Swimmin' Time' (8/26/2014)
Shovels & Rope, the acclaimed award-winning husband and wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, release their new album, Swimmin' Time today. Currently on tour in support of this sophomore album, Shovels & Rope has rarely been of...
 
28. Led Zeppelin top greatest guitar riff poll (8/26/2014)
Read more about Led Zeppelin top greatest guitar riff poll at MusicRadar.com Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners.Jimmy Page's riff topped a list of 100 that was dominated b...
 
29. The evolution of ESP's E-II brand (8/26/2014)
Read more about The evolution of ESP's E-II brand at MusicRadar.com It's been a few months now since ESP announced the restructuring of the ranges it produces. To recap, they now provide what product manager Eric Oppenheimer describes as "five t...
 
30. Betcha Can't Play This: Ethan Brosh's C Lydian Voyage, with Tap and Bend (8/25/2014)
In this brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This, metal guitarist Ethan Brosh (using a Fender HM Strat) demonstrates a lightning-fast C Lydian lick that sounds a bit like The Simpsons theme, at least at the very beginning. As with the other n...
 
31. The Stray Birds Announce Fall Tour, Release New Single (8/25/2014)
Critically acclaimed trio The Stray Birds will embark on a fall US tour beginning September 18. The band will be touring in support of their second full-length album, Best Medicine, out October 21 on Yep Roc Records. The itinerary includes a st...
 
32. LessonFace with Steve Stine: Understanding the CAGED System — Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 8 (8/25/2014)
Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. His popular course, "the Players Series," kicks off September 6, 2014. Head here for more information. Hey, guys. Welcome back to ...
 
33. How to… become a guitar tech (8/25/2014)
Read more about How to… become a guitar tech at MusicRadar.com A roadie used to be the van-owning surly bloke at gigs with his a-- crack out. These days, a guitar tech is a problem-solving, gear-knowing machine. They're the unsung heroes who kee...
 
34. Slipknot Premiere New Song, "The Devil in I" — Listen (8/25/2014)
Slipknot have premiered a new song, "The Devil in I," and you can hear it below. It's the first official single from their upcoming fifth album. As always, give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook! Earlier t...
 
35. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires talk Sup Pop and retro rigs (8/25/2014)
Read more about Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires talk Sup Pop and retro rigs at MusicRadar.com Dereconstructed, the second album by Birmingham, Alabama four-piece Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, is a record of raw, savage, scorching beau...
 
36. Barre None: Jethro Tull's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments (8/25/2014)
Today, Guitar World checks in with Jethro Tull and tracks down what we feel are the legendary British band's 10 greatest guitar moments. As always, our list digs deep into the band's six-string artistry (a staggering amount of which was provide...
 
37. Metal Mike: Dispelling the Myth of Being Self-Taught (8/24/2014)
Here's a topic that is often discussed in music circles: the pros and cons of being a self-taught musician. There's a certain level of pride many musicians feel when they claim they are self-taught, and I can understand why. They get a kick out ...
 
38. Lesson: Sunday Strum, Episode 14 – Downs Beats and Up Beats (8/23/2014)
In this episode I go over a basic strumming pattern stressing the downs in the first measure and the ups in the second measure of each chord. This can help to create a powerful feel without being abrupt. The key is to be fluid in the right h...
 
39. 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...
 
40. 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