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1. On the radar: Shattered Skies (3/2/2015)
Read more about On the radar: Shattered Skies at MusicRadar.com Getting people to your shows isn't always easy, especially when you're out of step with your local scene. Prog-metallers Shattered Skies refused to be cowed."We got a good reaction ...
 
2. Animals As Leaders' Matt Garstka on his journey to being the band's first live drummer on record (3/2/2015)
Read more about Animals As Leaders' Matt Garstka on his journey to being the band's first live drummer on record at MusicRadar.com Every so often, there are shifts in the paradigms that populate the landscape of popular culture and the arts.Cert...
 
3. Tascam Announces Trackpack 2x2 Recording System (3/2/2015)
Tascam has announced its new Trackpack 2x2 recording system. The Trackpack 2x2 assembles everything you need to record music on your computer. Included in the complete recording bundle is Tascam’s US-2x2 USB audio interface, TM-80 studio conden...
 
4. Platinum Rush Video Blog #14 — Maia Davies (3/1/2015)
I interviewed Maia Davies of Ladies Of The Canyon, an all-female band that are no strangers to hard livin', long drives and a life in music. Maia and I bonded on lessons learned on the road to success and more importantly perhaps, happiness. O...
 
5. Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal Discusses His Eclectic New Album, ‘Little Brother Is Watching’ (3/1/2015)
For the better part of 20 years, guitar virtuoso Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has performed at sold-out shows and festivals around the world. Thal, whose unique guitar work is an undisputed highlight of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy album (2008), al...
 
6. The Amazing Stories Behind Rock's Greatest Guitar Anthems (3/1/2015)
Guitar Legends: Classic Rock takes you back in time to late Sixties, the Seventies and the Eighties. In this one jam-packed issue, you get a look at the greatest bands that shaped rock and roll, including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, AC...
 
7. EarthQuaker Devices Sea Machine: Ultimate Control Chorus — Demo Video (3/1/2015)
EarthQuaker Devices' Sea Machine is a chorus pedal with ultimate control over parameters rarely seen in a chorus. A hybrid of digital and analog circuitry with a slightly extended delay time allows it to really stand out and shimmer. The heart ...
 
8. D’Angelico and Will Dailey Team up for a Guitar and Music Giveaway! (2/28/2015)
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9. Emilyn Brodsky Talks New Album and More – Interview (2/27/2015)
Here AN editor Laura B. Whitmore sits down with New York City-based songwriter, Emilyn Brodsky. A ukulele player who writes “simple songs about complicated feelings,” Brodsky’s latest LP, Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings, is out now. Below she ...
 
10. Talking Shop: Winter Son (2/27/2015)
Read more about Talking Shop: Winter Son at MusicRadar.com As a solo musician and a member of bands Ghosting Season and worriedaboutsatan, Mancunian producer Tom Ragsdale, aka Winter Son, has spent much of the past half-decade exploring the spac...
 
11. Ibanez JS25ART Guitars Offer a Chance to Own Original Joe Satriani Artwork — and Great Instruments (2/27/2015)
For longtime Ibanez fan Joe Satriani, sketching and drawing have always been as much of a creative outlet as his game-changing, guitar-driven rock music. These two different hemispheres of his artistry converge beautifully in Ibanez’s new, limi...
 
12. Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: How to Play "If You Really, Really Love Me" — Video (2/27/2015)
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store. When you see ...
 
13. ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington’: Bassist Tom Hamilton Talks New Film/DVD, Gear and Memorable Moments (2/26/2015)
When Fathom Events, Cinema 1 and Eagle Rock Entertainment decided to partner up to present a monthly “Classic Music Series,” they figured what better way to kick things off than by bringing in one of the most beloved rock bands of all time: Aero...
 
14. PRS launches SE Santana Standard guitars (2/26/2015)
Read more about PRS launches SE Santana Standard guitars at MusicRadar.com Following the success of 2014's £399 SE Standard range, PRS has announced that two Santana models will join the family: the Santana Standard and Santana Standard Special....
 
15. Dude Shreds While Surfing — Video (2/26/2015)
A little surf rock, anyone? Canadian Chris Hau loves wake surfing—a sport that involves surfing the wake of a boat. He’s also a dedicated shredder, a lefty with a thing for Telecasters. So, naturally, he decided to combine the two passions by sh...
 
16. On And On Release New Song "Drifting" and Announce Album and Tour — Listen Now! (2/26/2015)
This spring ON AN ON will embark upon tour dates with Big Data following multiple performances at SXSW. The Minneapolis trio have a big year ahead of them in 2015 as they prepare for the forthcoming release of their sophomore album later this s...
 
17. Trevor Hall To Release New EP 'Unpack Your Memories' on March 27 — Listen Now! (2/26/2015)
Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall has announced the release of a new EP Unpack Your Memories, due out on Vanguard Records on March 27th. This five song collection includes some of Hall’s most personal tracks recorded solely by him, on his laptop. ...
 
18. Lucette's Acoustic "Bobby Reid" — Exclusive Video Premiere (2/26/2015)
Lucky us! Indie folk songstress Lucette has done the honor of recording a sweet acoustic version of her song “Bobby Reid” just for us. The song seems somehow familiar from the get go, an old-style lament sung with a sweet sadness. Soulful and ro...
 
19. Revolution Saints' Doug Aldrich on supergroup's eponymous debut album (2/26/2015)
Read more about Revolution Saints' Doug Aldrich on supergroup's eponymous debut album at MusicRadar.com Doug Aldrich's split from Whitesnake is vindicated by his new band's debut. We talk recording in Elvis's bar and why rhythm's more important ...
 
20. Have We Accidentally Spotted a Prototype Orange Amps Effect Pedal? (2/25/2015)
Earlier today, the gang at Orange Amps posted this photo (below) to the company's official Facebook page. The photo was accompanied by the harmless caption, "Orange Ambassadors Monolord took a tour of Orange HQ and met with our Lead Designer and...
 
21. Six Hidden Gems Made Magnificent in Headphones (2/25/2015)
Okay, so you have your headphones out—what do you want to listen to? Something beautiful? Something cool? Something you’ve never heard before? How about all three? The following are six tracks by five of your favorite bands worth putting under...
 
22. The Beatles' Secret Weapon: George Harrison’s 1963 Rickenbacker 360/12 (2/25/2015)
Although the last thing the red-hot Beatles needed in early 1964 was a “secret weapon,” that’s exactly what they got when George Harrison received his first Rickenbacker 12-string, in a beautiful Fireglo finish, in February of that year, during ...
 
23. The Commander-In-Chief Premieres "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" Performance Video (2/25/2015)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of a new performance video by the Commander-In-Chief and classical guitarist Craig Ogden. The piece, "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso," is from the duo's new album, 2 Guitars: The Classical Crossov...
 
24. Darren Hanlon’s “When You Go” — Exclusive Video Premiere (2/25/2015)
Here’s a bouncy, get-your-butt-outta-of-bed testimonial to the power of optimism. The song is from Aussie-based Darren Hanlon's upcoming release Where Did You Come From?, due out March 24 on Yep Roc Records. With a fun beat, subtle, driving musi...
 
25. Shred-friendly Caparison TAT Special7 announced (2/25/2015)
Read more about Shred-friendly Caparison TAT Special7 announced at MusicRadar.com Caparison, a company originally founded more than 20 years ago by former members of the Japanese division of Charvel/Jackson, has established itself as a metal and...
 
26. Electro-Harmonix launches Good Vibes modulation pedal (2/25/2015)
Read more about Electro-Harmonix launches Good Vibes modulation pedal at MusicRadar.com Judging from the number of vibes we witnessed at NAMM, the Uni-Vibe is on its way back, and Electro-Harmonix is the latest company to get in on the act with ...
 
27. ESP Guitars and Takamine Guitars Announce Partnership in U.S. (2/24/2015)
ESP Guitars and Takamine Guitars have announced a partnership in which Takamine instruments will be available exclusively through ESP and selected dealers in the U.S. This new distribution partnership will begin in March 2015. “This is a moment...
 
28. Guitar Aficionado Contest: Win a New Avian Ibis Guitar! (2/24/2015)
Here's your chance to win a brand-new Ibis model guitar from Avian Guitars! Just fill out the entry form below by March 24, 2015, and you can win a new Ibis, which features an arm bevel and multi-scale fan fret fingerboard. Other Ibis features i...
 
29. Electro-Harmonix Introduces Good Vibes Vintage-Style Chorus/Vibrato Pedal — Demo Video (2/24/2015)
Electro-Harmonix has introduces its new Good Vibes Modulator pedal. The pedal, a demo of which you can check out below, is a re-creation of classic “flower power”-era chorus/vibrato pedals. “We designed it to take you on a trip back to the Sixti...
 
30. Weird Al Gets 'Whiplashed' in New Spoof — Video (2/24/2015)
Here's one for those among you who have seen "Whiplash," one of this year's Oscar-nominated films (Best Picture). The actual film stars Miles Teller as a student jazz drummer who seeks the respect of an abusive teacher played by J.K. Simmons. In...
 
31. Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor — Exclusive Demo Video (2/24/2015)
Today we have an exclusive demo video of Seymour Duncan's Vise Grip compressor pedal, which was introduced at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. The video stars guitarist Steve Booke, who also happens to write the "What in the World" lessons for GuitarW...
 
32. Lord Dying: Five "Offering Pain" Performance Videos — Exclusive (2/24/2015)
Below, check out five new performance videos of "Offering Pain" by Lord Dying. Each video features a different member of the band playing the song, which can be found on their new album, Poisoned Altars, which was released in January via Relapse...
 
33. Yngwie Malmsteen Lesson: The Sevens Mechanic — Video (2/24/2015)
In his latest instructional video (posted February 5), guitarist Troy Grady investigates one of the unusual asymmetrical groupings of Yngwie Malmsteen’s scale playing: a concept known as "sevens." "Although Malmsteen is known for launching a wav...
 
34. In the Studio: Five Tips to Bring Live Energy Into Your Studio Recordings (2/24/2015)
As the guitarist for Kalen & The Sky Thieves, I had a great time recording our album, Bluebird, at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn. I'm proud of the band's ability to bring our "in the moment" live energy into the studio. When it comes to mu...
 
35. Unique PRS 9-string revealed and demoed (2/24/2015)
Read more about Unique PRS 9-string revealed and demoed at MusicRadar.com When Chris Haskett, former member of Rollins Band and gun for hire by Bowie, Reeves Gabrel, Jah Wobble and more, wanted a guitar with the low strings coursed like a 12-str...
 
36. Black Star Riders Release New Album, 'The Killer Instinct,' Premiere "Finest Hour" Music Video (2/24/2015)
“Through The Motions,” “Finest Hour,” “Soldierstown,” “Blindsided” and “Sex, Guns & Gasoline” are all tracks from The Killer Instinct, the new studio album by Black Star Riders. Each track proves that melodic hard rock isn't only alive and ...
 
37. Jimi Hendrix's Curtis Knight Recordings to Be Released in March — Hear "Hornet's Nest" (2/24/2015)
On March 24, we'll finally get to hear early recordings of Jimi Hendrix when he was a member of Curtis Knight and the Squires. A new album, You Can’t Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions, wi...
 
38. Classic Album: Fun Lovin' Criminals on Come Find Yourself (2/24/2015)
Read more about Classic Album: Fun Lovin' Criminals on Come Find Yourself at MusicRadar.com Fun Lovin' Criminals' debut was released on 20th February 1996. It was packed with colourful tales of high-as-a-kite bank heists, shout outs to mob boss ...
 
39. Things Parents Say to Metal Musicians — Video (2/24/2015)
Today we revisit the bottomless Jared Dines well of music-centric videos to bring you "Things Parents Say to Metal Musicians." Certainly some Guitar World readers have a few of these pearls of wisdom—and questions—from your own parents. Things l...
 
40. Peter RG’s “Still Here (Acoustic Version)” — Exclusive Video Premiere (2/24/2015)
Here’s a sweet song with an arpeggiated finger-picked accompaniment. It’s “Still Here” from Peter RG. Full, resonant vocals delivery a dreamy landscape of straightforward heartfelt sentiment. The band version of the song originally appears on h...