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1. 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...
 
2. Win a Chiodos Prize Pack Including an Autographed Gibson SG Guitar! (7/24/2014)
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3. 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...
 
4. 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 ...
 
5. 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...
 
6. 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...
 
7. 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 ...
 
8. 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...
 
9. 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...
 
10. 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...
 
11. 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...
 
12. 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 ...
 
13. 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 ...
 
14. 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...
 
15. 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...
 
16. 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 ...
 
17. 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...
 
18. 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. ...
 
19. ‘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...
 
20. 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...
 
21. Edward Ball's 'Manual of Gretsch Guitars: 1950s,' Is Ultimate Go-To Book for Info About Vintage Gretsch Models (7/22/2014)
Guitar fans — and Gretsch fans in particular — might be interested in a new book from Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: Edward Ball's Ball’s Manual of Gretsch Guitars: 1950s. The book, which was published last month, is essential for collectors and jus...
 
22. "Spring (The Return)": Combine Arpeggios, Octave Displacement and Scales for Gloriously Melodic Results (7/22/2014)
In this lesson, I show you how to play the main theme for my song “Spring (The Return)." Getting this song’s main theme under your fingers will help your right- and left-hand technique by tackling string skipping, octave displacement and large ...
 
23. Session Guitar: Musicians Are in the Service Industry (7/22/2014)
Hello again! Thank you for your patience and continued interest in my columns. My schedule has been busier than ever, and it's been hard to find time for this. So thanks for sticking with me. I was asked a very important question by my friend Jo...
 
24. ‘1000hp’: Guitarist Tony Rombola Talks New Godsmack Album and Side Project (7/22/2014)
Multi-platinum hard rock heroes Godsmack are revving their engines for their highly anticipated sixth studio album, 1000hp The album, which is set for an August 5 release, is the follow-up to 2010’s The Oracle, which debuted at Number 1 on Billb...
 
25. Mesa/Boogie unveils Cabclone cabinet simulator (7/22/2014)
Read more about Mesa/Boogie unveils Cabclone cabinet simulator at MusicRadar.com It's a company traditionally associated with rows of 4x12s, but Mesa/Boogie has now unleashed the Cabclone cabinet simulator, which does away with those pesky cabin...
 
26. "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation" 2014 — Video (7/22/2014)
Someone — or something — named Uniformedia has complied and posted a charming six-minute video called "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation 2014." As its title suggests, it's a compilation of a mess of "guitar fails" — those horrible things that ha...
 
27. How to Swirl Paint a Guitar — Video (7/22/2014)
The guys at HiTone Guitars recently posted a useful and informative video on their YouTube channel — and we thought we'd share it. We're good like that! Check out the video — "How to Swirl Paint a Guitar" — below. As always, tell us what you thi...
 
28. Eric Clapton Discusses His Star-Studded J.J. Cale Tribute Album, 'The Breeze' — Exclusive Interview (7/22/2014)
This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on the Black Keys, Judas Priest, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from Epiphone, ESP Guitars, Visual Sound...
 
29. BBC Radio 2 announces '100 Greatest Guitar Riffs' poll (7/22/2014)
Read more about BBC Radio 2 announces '100 Greatest Guitar Riffs' poll at MusicRadar.com BBC Radio 2 is on a mission to decide the best guitar riffs of all time.Selected by a panel of music industry types including Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, journ...
 
30. Ace Frehley Unveils 'Space Invader' Audio Samples (7/22/2014)
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has unveiled audio samples of every track on Space Invader, his new solo album. Space Invader is Frehley's first solo album since 2009, and it's set for an August 19 release via eOne Music. The album includes 1...
 
31. Metallica Release Official Footage of July 8 Prague Performance, Including "Orion" and "St. Anger" — Video (7/22/2014)
The good folks over at MetallicaTV have posted official footage from the band's July 8 performance in Prague. The clip features backstage footage of the band warming up, plus concert performances of "Orion" and "St. Anger." The band are in typi...
 
32. Wishlist: Patrick James Eggle Parlour (7/22/2014)
Read more about Wishlist: Patrick James Eggle Parlour at MusicRadar.com Call it the new troubadour movement or 'nu-folk', but whatever it's named, there's little doubt that stripped-down acoustics are the new black.This beauty is the epitome of ...
 
33. Eric Clapton Premieres New Song, "Train to Nowhere," from J.J. Cale Tribute Album 'The Breeze' — Exclusive (7/22/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Train to Nowhere," a track from The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale. The album, which will be released July 29 by Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records, features 16 Cale songs—from "Call...
 
34. Chris Slade on AC/DC, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page, Gary Numan, and more (7/22/2014)
Read more about Chris Slade on AC/DC, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page, Gary Numan, and more at MusicRadar.com While Chris Slade may be known predominantly for his five-year stint with AC/DC, that is just the tip of a monstrously huge iceberg.Since startin...
 
35. 2014 Summer NAMM Show Photos: Gear Galore in Nashville (7/21/2014)
Another Summer NAMM Show has come and gone! As always, Guitar World was there in force, shooting photos and videos, gathering endless gear news and trying out (and gawking at) all the new cool stuff being introduced for 2014. Since we spent most...
 
36. The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Discusses New Album, 'Turn Blue' (7/21/2014)
This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Dan Auerbach's off-beat guitars, Eric Clapton and his new J.J. Cale tribute album, Judas Priest, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, ta...
 
37. Theory of a Deadman Premiere New Album, ‘Savages’ (7/21/2014)
Canadian hard-rock band Theory of a Deadman will release their new album, Savages, July 29 via Roadrunner Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to premiere the entire album stream right here, right now. Check it o...
 
38. Music For All/Anderton's charity auction bonanza (7/21/2014)
Read more about Music For All/Anderton's charity auction bonanza at MusicRadar.com On Saturday 5th July Lee & Peter Anderton invited staff, customers, suppliers, family & friends to join them to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Anderton...
 
39. Chicane on switching to software and the state of trance (7/21/2014)
Read more about Chicane on switching to software and the state of trance at MusicRadar.com Chicane's Nick Bracegirdle can't help smiling when he talks about his first studio - a spare room full of crackly and out-of-tune hardware at his parents'...
 
40. Exclusive Video Premiere: Trevor Hall’s “Wish Man” Live Acoustic (7/21/2014)
Singer songwriter Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12-track album Chapter of the Forest on June 17. And now the wonderfully good surprises continue! This one is a live acoustic video filmed at DeathStar Studios ...