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1. D’Addario and Rolling Stone Seek the Next Generation of Guitar Heroes with “The Next Young Gun” Contest (9/30/2014)
D’Addario and Rolling Stone are in search of the guitar greats of tomorrow with “The Next Young Gun.” This contest is a continuation of the 30-week Young Guns series on rollingstone.com, which showcased artists Kurt Vile, Blake Mills, Tosin Aba...
 
2. Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Talks New Album, 'Everything Will Be Alright in the End' (9/30/2014)
This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus our cover feature on Jeff Beck and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, not to mention features on Eddie Van Halen/MXR, George Thorogood, the guitar pic...
 
3. Melvins Guitarists Buzz Osborne and Paul Leary Talk New Album, 'Hold It In' (9/30/2014)
It’s not often you get to work with one of your heroes, but for Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne, that’s exactly what happened. Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary joined the Melvins for their new album, Hold It In, which will be released October 14. Als...
 
4. ‘The Tiger Speaks’: Guitarist Jim Peterik Talks New Book, Ides of March and Survivor (9/30/2014)
Most rock biographies tend to follow a similar pattern. The artist’s road to redemption is paved with tales of debauchery, drug abuse, marital infidelity and a trashing hotel room or two. Although Jim Peterik’s story doesn’t really follow that p...
 
5. Session Guitar: Evolve or Die — Some Thoughts on Minimalism (9/30/2014)
Hi, kids. "You know that guy who was in that movie? You know him! He was in that other movie too with that other guy. He played a cop, I think. With the long hair. Or was it short and blonde? Anyway, you know him." These days, more than ever, th...
 
6. The Blackfires' Double-A-Side Song Premiere: Check Out "Woman Walks" and "Can't Get Over You" (9/30/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive, old-school-style, double-A-side premiere of two new songs by New York City rockers the Blackfires. You can hear "Woman Walks" and "Cant Get Over You" below. As always, be sure to tell us what you thi...
 
7. Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Perform "Stone Cross" — Exclusive Song Premiere (9/30/2014)
If your day is missing some gorgeous guitar work, with lovely tone and virtuosic dexterity, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re premiering “Stone Cross” by Julian Lage and Chris Edridge from their new album Avalog, release October 7. Thi...
 
8. Clip-On Tuner Poll — Players’ Pick (9/30/2014)
Pick your favorite clip on tuner! We’ve all hard our good and bad moments with a clip on tuner. Easy to see, gets the job done, super handy. Yes. But it can also a bummer when you’re playing outside on a sunny day and can’t see the readout. Or...
 
9. Strymon releases DECO tape saturation and doubletracker pedal (9/30/2014)
Read more about Strymon releases DECO tape saturation and doubletracker pedal at MusicRadar.com In a move that'll get vintage and retro fans scratching their itch for Sun Studio style crunchy tape effects, Strymon has announced the release of th...
 
10. Win a John Mellencamp Plain Spoken Ultimate Signed Bundle (9/30/2014)
Read more about Win a John Mellencamp Plain Spoken Ultimate Signed Bundle at MusicRadar.com To celebrate the release of legendary singer-songwriter John Mellencamp's 22nd album, Plain Spoken, we have an almighty Ultimate Signed Bundle to give aw...
 
11. Propellerhead Reason 8: first look review (9/30/2014)
Read more about Propellerhead Reason 8: first look review at MusicRadar.com When a company's promotion of its new DAW update touts a 'new interface and workflow' as the headline feature, you may forgive us for being a little bit cynical. But, as...
 
12. HitLogic: half-price reports for all! (9/30/2014)
Read more about HitLogic: half-price reports for all! at MusicRadar.com Summer feels like it happened so long ago that maybe it actually happened to someone else. But back in summer, we ran a competition which hordes of you entered to win report...
 
13. Michelle Kwan Plays Metallica's "One" on a Guzheng, a Traditional Chinese Stringed Instrument (9/29/2014)
Below, check out this recently posted (September 23, 2014) video of Michelle Kwan covering Metallica's "One" on a guzheng through an Orange guitar amp. What's a guzheng, you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia's guzheng page (which I visit way too...
 
14. Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies to Release New Album, 'Rippin' Up Time,' October 28 (9/29/2014)
Kinks lead guitarist Dave Davies will release a new solo album, Rippin’ Up Time, October 28 via Red River Entertainment. The album, which was produced by Davies and David Nolte, features 10 new original tracks written in the classic Kinks style....
 
15. Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Discuss Their ‘Eclectic’ New Album (9/29/2014)
What do you get when you combine two bona-fide guitar heroes in their respective genres — and then have them go toe-to-toe with each other? You get Eclectic, a new album by blues/jazz/rocker Eric Johnson and jazz master Mike Stern. Recorded at ...
 
16. How Teaching Guitar Made Me a Better Player (9/29/2014)
When someone says “guitar lessons," what kind of image does that conjure? I think of the dingy back room of a music store, with one amp and two folding metal chairs—and not quite enough space to disperse the body odor of the two people in there...
 
17. Black Sabbath to Record New Album and Embark on Final Tour in 2015 (9/29/2014)
Black Sabbath apparently have at least one more studio album — and one more tour — left in the tank. The trio (no word on if they will become a quartet again) will start working on a new studio album in 2015; that album will be followed by a fin...
 
18. Total Guitar 259 on sale now: Slash and Myles Kennedy (9/29/2014)
Read more about Total Guitar 259 on sale now: Slash and Myles Kennedy at MusicRadar.com Total Guitar issue 259 is available in print in the UK and digitally worldwide from todayGet the latest issue of Total Guitar for free with a 30-da
 
19. Blast from the past: Casio CZ-101 (9/29/2014)
Read more about Blast from the past: Casio CZ-101 at MusicRadar.com Until the early '80s, synthesizers were anything but cheap, and most of them were monotimbral, meaning that they could only play a single patch at a time. As difficult as it is ...
 
20. Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush Choose 22 Songs That Inspired Them Most (9/28/2014)
In this interview from 2009, Rush’s guitarist — Alex Lifeson — and bassist — Geddy Lee — choose 60 minutes' worth of the music that is closest to their hearts, essentially putting together the ultimate Rush-approved "mixed tape." ALEX LIFESON: “...
 
21. Talking Gear and 'Juice' with John Scofield (9/26/2014)
He’s played with jazz legends from the past and jam heroes of today; he’s burrowed into the roots of bebop and blazed new territory in the world of funk; he’s a fearless soloist as well as a cool cat to have on your team. His name is John Scofi...
 
22. King Crimson Return, Play First Gigs in Six Years (9/26/2014)
Fans of progressive rock had reason to rejoice this past summer when Robert Fripp, the guitarist and bandleader of the legendary progressive rock band King Crimson, dramatically announced he was coming out of retirement and the group was “return...
 
23. Guitarist Elliot Easton Discusses The Empty Hearts, The Cars and His Signature Gibson Tikibird (9/26/2014)
Even though the Empty Hearts feature members of Blondie, the Cars, the Chesterfield Kings and the Romantics — and even though their name was chosen from Little Steven Van Zandt's super-secret list of unused band names — this is no cynically cons...
 
24. Win a Rare, Autographed, Limited-Edition Slash Print by Rock Photographer Gene Kirkland! (9/26/2014)
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25. Thom Yorke issues surprise album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via BitTorrent (9/26/2014)
Read more about Thom Yorke issues surprise album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via BitTorrent at MusicRadar.com No, it's not free, nor is it loaded right onto your iTunes, but the second solo album from Thom Yorke is still something of a surprise. T...
 
26. The Almighty Riff: Suggestions for Stimulating Musical Creativity (9/26/2014)
The following is a classic column from Guitar World magazine. Every great rock song has a great riff, be it a single-note melody or a chordal-based sequence, and that's probably what makes it a great song. Like a great frontman, a really good r...
 
27. The Who Premiere New Song, "Be Lucky" — Listen (9/26/2014)
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey — also known as the Who — have premiered a new song, "Be Lucky." You can check it out below. The song marks the first new studio material to be credited to the band since their 2006 comeback album, Endless Wire. ...
 
28. AC/DC's Malcolm Young Reportedly in Care for Dementia in Australia (9/26/2014)
Australia's Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that former AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has dementia and is being treated in a nursing home in Sydney. The facility is believed to be Lulworth House in Elizabeth Bay. "If you were in the room wit...
 
29. Bonobo on making music alone and the power of software (9/26/2014)
Read more about Bonobo on making music alone and the power of software at MusicRadar.com "Thank God computers have made studios a bit more portable," laughs laid-back beat-maker Si Green, better known as Bonobo. "For the next six months, I will ...
 
30. Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Power Ballads (9/25/2014)
Who doesn’t like a power ballad, that soft underbelly of a hard rocker, rarely seen in the light of day? You’ve probably heard the story…the power ballad is often the biggest hit for heavier bands, opening their music up to the love-song loving ...
 
31. LessonFace with Steve Stine: Assembling Concepts — Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 9 (9/25/2014)
Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. His "Soloing" course starts October 4, 2014. Enrolled students can attend live AND watch later. Head here for more information. He...
 
32. IK Multimedia Now Shipping iRig Pads — Portable MIDI Groove Controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac/PC (9/25/2014)
IK Multimedia has announced it's shipping iRig Pads, the full-featured, ultra-portable MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC. It's the perfect companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the move...
 
33. Carl Verheyen UK tour (9/25/2014)
Read more about Carl Verheyen UK tour at MusicRadar.com If you're a fan of great guitar playing, you won't want to miss seeing Carl Verheyen on his short run of UK gigs. This A-list session guitarist (the guitar work in the George Clooney/Quenti...
 
34. Pink Floyd Release Trailer for New Album, 'The Endless River' (9/25/2014)
Pink Floyd have released a 30-second trailer for their new studio album, The Endless River. You can check it out below. The clip, which was posted today via the band's social media outlets, features 30 seconds of instrumental music highlighted b...
 
35. Diarrhea Planet Premiere New Song, "Heatwave" — Exclusive (9/25/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Heatwave," a new song by Nashville's Diarrhea Planet. The track is from their new EP, Aliens in the Outfield, which will be released November 18 on vinyl/download via Infinity Cat Record...
 
36. AC/DC Preview New Song, "Play Ball" — Listen (9/25/2014)
As we reported yesterday, AC/DC — a band that no longer features Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar — will premiere a new song, "Play Ball," September 27 as part of Turner Sports' 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign. It seems, however, th...
 
37. Guitar Wing MIDI controller on sale now (9/25/2014)
Read more about Guitar Wing MIDI controller on sale now at MusicRadar.com Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nearly; it's Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing, and the guitar-mounted app and DAW controller is the latest crowdfunding success story in the gea...
 
38. A history of nylon-string guitars (9/25/2014)
Read more about A history of nylon-string guitars at MusicRadar.com For many of us, the nylon-string instrument guitar was the
 
39. John Foxx on the changing face of production (9/24/2014)
Read more about John Foxx on the changing face of production at MusicRadar.com PRODUCTION EXPO 2014: Founder of British new wave band Ultravox, John Foxx rode the electro pop bandwagon with much acclaim for his classic 1980 album 'Metamatic'. Th...
 
40. Bass Player LIVE! Set for November 8-9 in Los Angeles (9/24/2014)
Bass Player LIVE! returns to Los Angeles for a seventh year November 8-9, 2014. The event will included two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios, plus a special Saturday-evening session featuring the presentation of Bass Playe...