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1. Jack Bruce, legendary Cream bassist and singer, dies (10/25/2014)
Read more about Jack Bruce, legendary Cream bassist and singer, dies at MusicRadar.com Jack Bruce, singer, bassist and co-founder of '60s titans Cream has died aged 71, of liver disease.Bruce's death was announced on his website and confirmed by...
 
2. Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71 (10/25/2014)
Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist in Sixties supergroup Cream, has died. He was 71. The news came via Bruce's Facebook page earlier today: "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, f...
 
3. DEC3: Guitarist Jon Haber Talks New Album, the Fulfillment of a Lifelong Dream (10/24/2014)
It might've been a long time coming, but guitarist Jon Haber has finally managed to achieve a goal he’s had since he was 6. Haber spent much of the early Eighties in a regionally successful band before switching gears to start the successful Alt...
 
4. ‘Rock & Roll Baby’: Guitarist Malina Moye Brings Hendrix Influence and Blues Power to New Album (10/24/2014)
There’s a seductive passion and feel in Malina Moye’s guitar playing, as evidenced by her insanely good new EP, Rock & Roll Baby, which was released October 14. From the infectious, funk-inspired single "K-yotic" (which features Bootsy Colli...
 
5. TWA Releases Little Dipper Mk II Envelope-Controlled Formant Filter (10/24/2014)
Godlyke has announced the release of the TWA LD-02 Little Dipper Mk II. From the company: The Little Dipper is an envelope-controlled vocal formant filter based on a classic Seventies circuit. Its dual filters react to playing dynamics, creati...
 
6. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M104 Distortion+ Vs. MXR M116 Fullbore Metal (10/24/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
 
7. Foo Fighters Premiere New Song, "The Feast and The Famine" — Listen (10/24/2014)
Foo Fighters have premiered a new song, "The Feast and the Famine," and you can hear it below. The track is from the band's new album, Sonic Highways, which will be released November 10. The eight-part Sonic Highways TV series, which documents t...
 
8. WIN! A signed Fender Jim Root Telecaster (10/24/2014)
Read more about WIN! A signed Fender Jim Root Telecaster at MusicRadar.com If you're trying to capture the sound of your hero, getting hold of their signature model is a good first step. But thanks to the good people at Fret12, we can go one bet...
 
9. Show Review: Mark Erelli at Club Passim, Boston, MA (10/24/2014)
When I think of Boston, the first thing that comes to mind is not Americana and bluegrass. In fact, it’s probably just about any other genre BUT bluegrass. But these genres are alive and well in the venues of towns like Cambridge, Boston, and y...
 
10. Arch Enemy Premiere Cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” — Listen (10/23/2014)
Arch Enemy and Kreator have teamed up for a North American tour that kicks off tonight (October 23) in Baltimore. The bands are commemorating the tour with a limited edition split 7-inch single. Side A will be Arch Enemy’s version of Judas Pries...
 
11. Songwriters: SongTown.Com Offers Learning, Support and Connections (10/23/2014)
Today marks the official launch of a new website and songwriters’ community, SongTown.com. Run by hit Nashville songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson, SongTown.com provides webinars, classes, retreats, video tutorials, advice and more for asp...
 
12. Led Zeppelin Premiere Alternate Mix of "Stairway to Heaven" — Listen (10/23/2014)
As we reported earlier today, Led Zeppelin will release remastered and expanded versions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy next week. In honor of the new releases, Led Zeppelin are streaming a previously unreleased alternate mix of "Stai...
 
13. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. MXR M117R Flanger (10/23/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
 
14. Rockschool makes Drums, Guitar and Bass syllabuses available via KR Player app (10/23/2014)
Read more about Rockschool makes Drums, Guitar and Bass syllabuses available via KR Player app at MusicRadar.com Regular readers of TG's Get Your Grades pages will be more than familiar with Rockschool's accredited exam pieces. Now, Rockschool's...
 
15. Jess Greenberg Covers Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love" — Video (10/23/2014)
In honor of Led Zeppelin's deluxe, remastered edition of Led Zeppelin IV, which will be released next week, we thought we'd share an interesting cover of an iconic Led Zeppelin IV track, "Rock and Roll," by a guitarist named Jess Greenberg. You ...
 
16. Gomez' Ben Ottewell's New Solo Release 'Rattlebag' — Full Album Premiere (10/23/2014)
Today we’re thrilled to bring you a preview of Ben Ottewell’s new album Rattlebag in its entirety. As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar...
 
17. In pictures: Alexis Taylor's home studio (10/23/2014)
Read more about In pictures: Alexis Taylor's home studio at MusicRadar.com Alexis Taylor's transcendent
 
18. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: JHF1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Vs. JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion (10/22/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
 
19. Thomas Giles Premieres New Song, "I Appear Disappear" — Exclusive (10/22/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "I Appear Disappear," a new solo track by Between the Buried and Me frontman Thomas Giles, aka Tommy Rogers. The track, which is from Giles' new album, Modern Noise, features a guitar sol...
 
20. Sierra Hull Performs and Demos the Weber Octave Mandolin (10/22/2014)
Here’s a very cool video featuring 23-year-old artist Sierra Hull. She performs on a lovely Weber Octave mandolin and then talks about what makes the Octave special. Hull released her first album at 16 and already had a laundry list of accompli...
 
21. 14 of the best iPhone/iPad iOS effects processors (10/22/2014)
Read more about 14 of the best iPhone/iPad iOS effects processors at MusicRadar.com Between them, Audiobus and Apple's own Int
 
22. Portland's Greylag Share A Playlist of Songs that Inspire (10/22/2014)
Here’s a treat. It’s a hand-selected playlist from the band Greylag. Each song has a special meaning for them, and they wanted to share that with you! Greylag's self-titled debut album was released on October 14th on Dead Oceans. Produced by P...
 
23. Andrew St. James "Stageline" from his New Release 'The Shakes' (10/22/2014)
Here’s a song from 19-year-old songwriter Andrew St. James. It’s “Stageline” from his new album The Shakes. Rhythmic thrums, raw strums and crooning retro-laced vocals come together here to deliver an a gung-ho battle cry of a song. “We live in...
 
24. Source Audio releases Soundblox 2 Stingray multi-filter pedal (10/22/2014)
Read more about Source Audio releases Soundblox 2 Stingray multi-filter pedal at MusicRadar.com Source Audio has expanded its range of Soundblox 2 effects with the Stingray multi-filter. This promises to forge "a distinct new path in filter modu...
 
25. On the radar: Massive (10/22/2014)
Read more about On the radar: Massive at MusicRadar.com We've all been there: you're playing a rock show, you leap off the top of a PA, badly dislocate your shoulder in your process, and then play another two songs regardless... wait... no... th...
 
26. SongTown: Follow the Song (10/21/2014)
I realized the other day that I've been "following the song" since I was about 11 years old. I followed the songs to record stores. (Yes, they were called that back then). I followed the songs to the radio. I followed the songs to the music st...
 
27. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: EVH95 Eddie Van Halen Cry Baby Vs. ZW95 Zakk Wylde Cry Baby (10/21/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
 
28. Danielia Cotton 'The Real Book' — Exclusive Album Premiere (10/21/2014)
Danielia Cotton has not had it easy. But lucky for us, she channels her pain and suffering into kick a-- musical creations that we can all enjoy. Case in point, her new album The Real Book, brought to you here exclusively in its entirety. The a...
 
29. Put the tone of any tube amp in a plugin with Bias desktop (10/21/2014)
Read more about Put the tone of any tube amp in a plugin with Bias desktop at MusicRadar.com Positive Grid has launched Bias Desktop, which it's billing as as a "groundbreaking" guitar amp modeller that, with its Amp Matching technology, can put...
 
30. For Sale: Nine Gibson Les Pauls Played by Warren Haynes at Final Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre Shows (10/20/2014)
Thanks to an arrangement between the Gibson Custom Shop, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Warren Haynes, a special selection of Gibson guitars is now available to the public. Each of the nine hand-selected Les Pauls will be ...
 
31. Seven Handle Circus Release Debut Album 'Shadows On The Wall' Today (10/20/2014)
Seven Handle Circus, a six-piece folk rock band from Atlanta, are thrilled to release their debut album Shadows on the Wall available now on iTunes, The band’s debut album as a whole embraces the idea of uncertainty about what it means to enter...
 
32. Multi-instrumentalist and Pop-Folk Songstress Anna Vogelzang Releases 'Driftless' EP Nov 11 (10/20/2014)
Anna Vogelzang — the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songstress — is set to release Driftless on her own Paper Anchor Music. This is the follow up to 2012’s celebrated Canary in a Coal Mine. Amarillo, the first track from the new EP, premie...
 
33. The GAS Man: Define Your Gear Milestones (10/20/2014)
I recently looked over all of the guitar gear I have, even though half of it I don’t even own anymore. It’s easy because I long ago started keeping a list that details each piece I ever bought, when I bought it and how much I paid. Besides bein...
 
34. 'Guitars for Wounded Warriors' Benefit Album Features Billy Sheehan, Bumblefoot, Reb Beach, Chris Poland and More (10/20/2014)
From veteran multi-Emmy Award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin comes a special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America’s fallen soldiers. Tarquin produced, engineered and composed Gu...
 
35. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Vs. MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion (10/20/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
 
36. TEAM* Share Two Acoustic Videos from 'Good Morning Bad Day' — Exclusive Premiere (10/20/2014)
Here are a couple of cool acoustic videos from TEAM*, as they explore a more naked version of these two tunes. “Say My Name” and “I’m Just Like You (When You Turn Off The Lights)” both appear on the band’s new album, Good Morning Bad Day. “Say M...
 
37. David Bronson's "Songbird" — Exclusive Song Premiere (10/20/2014)
Here’s a track from NYC-based songwriter David Bronson. It’s “Songbird,” the lead-off track and first single from his upcoming album Questions (1/13/2015, Big Arc Records.) The song opens with some impressive vocal aahs by Robin Clark. Jangly st...
 
38. Rig Tour: Richie Kotzen of Winery Dogs (10/20/2014)
Read more about Rig Tour: Richie Kotzen of Winery Dogs at MusicRadar.com He's spent time on the road with everyone from Poison to Mr
 
39. The Stray Birds 'Best Medicine' — New Album Review (10/17/2014)
Mark your calendar for some fresh acoustic musical delights releasing October 21. I'm talking about The Stray Birds new release Best Medicine out on Yep Roc Records. Chock full of story-filled lyrics and smart harmonies, interwoven with wonderfu...
 
40. IK Multimedia's AmpliTube for iPhone/iPad Adds iOS 8 Support, ENGL Amps, Drum Packs and More (10/17/2014)
AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effects processor app now includes new features and gear that complement its comprehensive recording functions and vast collection of virtual equipment. With i...