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1. Top 20 Acoustic Videos of 2014 (12/21/2014)
We’ve created our own, premiered some great ones, and searched out some really fabulous video finds. Now we've looked back through 2014 to find our favorite videos from this year. Check 'em out! John Butler Performs "How You Sleep At Night" Live...
 
2. Sturgill Simpson Performs "Long White Line" and "Life of Sin" at RCA Studio A — Video (12/21/2014)
Today we bring you two recent videos of Sturgill Simpson, whose latest album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, made Guitar World's list of the 50 best albums of 2014. Truth be told, it made our top 20. It should be noted that both videos wer...
 
3. Mario Torrado's Formula 1 Guitar — Video (12/21/2014)
As we've seen, especially here on GuitarWorld.com (and other far less interesting guitar-centric websites), guitars can be used for many, many odd things. For instance, guitarist Mario Torrado uses his Gibson Explorer to make annoying mosquito ...
 
4. Jazz Guitar Corner: Melodic Minor Modes Made Easy (12/19/2014)
When learning how to play jazz, and other improvisational genres of music, learning how to play the seven modes of melodic minor is an essential skill any guitarist should have in their soloing tool belt. While we know that learning the seven m...
 
5. Sterling by Music Man Previews New JP60-MGR John Petrucci Guitar (12/19/2014)
If you read the Ernie Ball forum, you'll already have noticed the company has sort of announced the new Sterling by Music Man JP60-MGR guitar. If not, check out the recent post about the new John Petrucci model right here: "Here's a quick previe...
 
6. At the Gates Discuss New Album, 'At War with Reality' (12/19/2014)
It’s been pouring rain for 48 hours straight when Guitar World wakes up in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the day of our photo shoot with At the Gates. We’d planned to take the melodic death-metal legends to a few outdoor locations around their home ci...
 
7. Bent Out of Shape: Guitar Rehab, Part 2 — Building Finger Strength with String Bends (12/19/2014)
Welcome to part 2 of my new series of lessons for guitarists who have spent a period of time away from playing. "Guitar Rehab" is designed to get you back into playing, and each lesson will help you rebuild your technique. In the last lesson,...
 
8. Springfield Rock City: Top 10 Rock Star Cameos on "The Simpsons" (12/19/2014)
Outside of Saturday Night Live, no other current TV show can boast as many impressive musical guests as The Simpsons. And The Simpsons has the edge because its many musical appearances are actually meant to be funny. Scores of rock icons—includi...
 
9. Monster Licks Unleashed: Stretching the Limits with Glenn Proudfoot (12/18/2014)
In this Monster Lick Unleashed, I'm using the diminished 7th scale in the key of E. The notes used in the scale are E, G, Bb and C#. I particularly love this scale for the intense sound it creates when played fast or slow. This scale is perfect...
 
10. Why Guitarists Should "Tear Up the Rulebook" by Godflesh's Justin Broadrick (12/18/2014)
Godflesh’s seventh studio album, A World Lit Only by Fire, is out now. What inspired you to first pick up a guitar? My stepfather. He was a guitarist very influenced by David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. As a young kid, seeing him play ...
 
11. Ibanez Introduces Three New Versions of Paul Stanley Signature Guitar (12/18/2014)
In 1976, Ibanez approached Kiss frontman Paul Stanley to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue...
 
12. MOD Kits DIY Introduces The Wave Analog, Tube-Driven Spring Reverb Kit (12/18/2014)
The Wave is a versatile stand-alone, tube-driven analog spring reverb unit kit. It can be used in front of your guitar amp or as a line-level analog reverb effect for the recording studio. Two controls allow you to serve up a wide range of wet...
 
13. Steve Gunn Announces 2015 Tour in Support of 'Way Out Weather' (12/18/2014)
As 2014 comes to a close, praise for Steve Gunn's phenomenal album, Way Out Weather, released this past October on Paradise of Bachelors, continues to pour in. The album has received year-end best of 2014 recognition from many publications, inc...
 
14. Propellerhead launches new music making collaboration service (12/18/2014)
Read more about Propellerhead launches new music making collaboration service at MusicRadar.com Propellerhead Software is attempting to get users of its products making music together with a new service that launches today. This enables users of...
 
15. Young South Korean Guitarist Sungha Jung Masterfully Covers "Billy Jean" (12/18/2014)
Here young South Korean guitarist Sungha Jung digs into a finger style rendition of “Billy Jean” by Michael Jackson. Jung started playing at age 9, and as you can see, he’s progressed to prodigy level. His YouTube covers collectively have hundr...
 
16. Adrian Belew releases Flux:FX: 'pro' multi-effects app for iPad (12/18/2014)
Read more about Adrian Belew releases Flux:FX: 'pro' multi-effects app for iPad at MusicRadar.com Guitarist Adrian Belew has released Flux:FX, a new "Professional" multi-effects app for the iPad. This was developed by Noiise, a new entity that w...
 
17. Issue 287 of Future Music is on sale now (12/18/2014)
Read more about Issue 287 of Future Music is on sale now at MusicRadar.com It's taken a fair amount of work and a lot of debating, but this issue's Gear Of The Year cover feature has certainly been a lot of fun to put together. We get so much mu...
 
18. Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Tosin Abasi and Andy Aledort Discuss 2015 G4 Experience (12/17/2014)
In the video below, Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) and Guthrie Govan (the Aristocrats) sit down for a video conference with Guitar World Senior Editor Andy Aledort. The topic? Their approach and thoughts about guitar, technique,...
 
19. 13 Christmas 2014 gift ideas for guitarists (12/17/2014)
Read more about 13 Christmas 2014 gift ideas for guitarists at MusicRadar.com
 
20. Petition calls for support to prevent closure of Tin Pan Alley (12/17/2014)
Read more about Petition calls for support to prevent closure of Tin Pan Alley at MusicRadar.com A petition has been launched to save Denmark Street – also known as Tin Pan Alley – from future property development plans.The Soho street is known ...
 
21. ‘Only to Rise’: George Lynch Talks New Album with Michael Sweet, Plus Lynch Mob and Dokken (12/16/2014)
When most people discuss potential supergroups, the last combination of artists they toss around are Michael Sweet of Stryper and George Lynch of Lynch Mob, Shadow Train and Dokken. Yet these two masters of shred have joined forces for Only to ...
 
22. Jackson Releases Phil Demmel Demmelition Pro Guitar (12/16/2014)
Jackson is pleased to announce the latest addition to its popular Pro Series, the Phil Demmel Demmelition Pro guitar. Jackson’s Demmelition Pro model puts Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel’s devastating style and double-cut King V specs right i...
 
23. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day Elected to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (12/16/2014)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Green Day and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band have been elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr also will be honored...
 
24. Periphery Premiere New Song, "22 Faces" (12/16/2014)
Periphery have premiered another song off their upcoming double concept record, Juggernaut, which is being released across two albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega. You can check out "22 Faces" below. Periphery singer Spencer Sotelo c...
 
25. Will Dailey Wins Artist of the Year and Album of the Year at the Boston Music Awards (12/16/2014)
Last night at the Boston Music Awards hometown hero Will Dailey was presented with two of the Awards’ highest honors, Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year for National Throat. These awards come at the tail end of a career defining year fo...
 
26. Angel Romero Featuring The Aeolus Quartet — Show Review (12/16/2014)
Classical guitarist Angel Romero and the Aeolus Quartet brought more than just classical music during their stop in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Dec. 12 — they brought an unforgettable evening of world-class talent accompanied with an unexpected dose o...
 
27. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Announce 'So Delicious' Tour (12/16/2014)
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will begin the North American leg of their new tour on February 25 in Chicago, Ill. The So Delicious tour will reach 50 U.S. markets including the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival before hitting inter...
 
28. From Creation to Final Mix: how to create a track in Pro Tools (12/16/2014)
Read more about From Creation to Final Mix: how to create a track in Pro Tools at MusicRadar.com Watching the pros at work is one of the best ways to improve your own production skills, and in this video series, you'll be able to see Grammy-nomi...
 
29. Acoustic Nation's Ten Top Releases of 2014 (12/15/2014)
What do you like? Something rockin’? Sweet or introspective? Masterful or mournful? Whatever your preference 2014 delivered. We’ve listened to a huge amount of music throughout the year, and picking favorites is hard. But we owe it to you to ste...
 
30. Great Musical Moments and Mistakes Made Magnificent in Headphones (12/15/2014)
OK, 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 five tracks by some of your favorite bands worth putting under...
 
31. Review: Blue Mo-Fi Powered High-Fidelity Headphones (12/15/2014)
One of the most frustrating aspects of making music today is toiling for hours in the studio to make a pristine recording and craft a perfect mix, only to end up selling your music to an audience that mostly listens to compressed audio files thr...
 
32. Nils Lofgren talks beloved gear, Neil Young and his first guitar (12/15/2014)
Read more about Nils Lofgren talks beloved gear, Neil Young and his first guitar at MusicRadar.com The A-list sideman has scored hits with everyone from Neil Young to Bruce Springsteen. But did Nils Lofgren get nil in the 10 questions we ask eve...
 
33. Djent Version of Super Mario Bros. Theme (and "If Deathcore Sounded Happy!") — Video (12/15/2014)
Earlier this year, guitarist (and YouTube personality) Steve Terreberry has recorded and posted his own djent/metal cover of the Super Mario Bros. theme, and we thought we'd pass it along! The track was recorded and mastered by Carmen Sorge. For...
 
34. Marilyn Manson Premieres New Song, "Deep Six" (12/15/2014)
Marilyn Manson has premiered a new track, "Deep Six," and you can hear it below. The song is from his new album, The Pale Emperor, which will be released January 19 via Manson's own label, Hell, etc. Here's the track listing: 01. Killing Strang...
 
35. Louise Goffin to Release 'Appleonfire' EP Influenced by Iconic Father Gerry Goffin (12/15/2014)
“For years I’ve been hearing the phrase, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’” says Louise Goffin. Essentially bound by DNA to be a singer/songwriter, Louise is the first-born daughter of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, two of the most suc...
 
36. In praise of: Fender Deluxe Reverb (12/15/2014)
Read more about In praise of: Fender Deluxe Reverb at MusicRadar.com In 1963, Fender revamped its range of amps. The line had been updated previously, in 1960, when, at the behest of regularly gigging customers, Fender replaced its attractive bu...
 
37. WIN! A pair of Joe Bonamassa tickets (12/15/2014)
Read more about WIN! A pair of Joe Bonamassa tickets at MusicRadar.com Click here to enter!Between his solo career and bountiful side projects, Joe Bonamassa never stops, but he's found time to hit the UK in March 2015 for a run of four dates at...
 
38. Luke Wade and Talks About His Experience on 'The Voice' (12/15/2014)
NBC’s The Voice brought a fresh approach to the singing competitions on TV. And now in season 7 they have brought a fresh voice in Luke Wade. From a small town in Texas, Luke has been developing his soulful sound since he was a child – even ...
 
39. Download The Martin Tuner (12/14/2014)
The Martin Tuner is a free app from Martin Guitar for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. The app is an interactive tool perfect for guitar players of every skill. It includes a fully chromatic tuner and ear trainer to help you dial in your gu...
 
40. Visit the Martin Factory (12/14/2014)
Martin Guitar takes great pride in the guitars and strings we produce. That’s why we open our doors every weekday for guided tours through the Martin factory. Our factory tour will enable you to witness first hand the craftsmanship that goes i...