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1. All aboard the soul train with DJ Cassidy (4/23/2014)
Read more about All aboard the soul train with DJ Cassidy at MusicRadar.com DJ EXPO 2014: Imagine being DJ Cassidy right now. Not only does he have one of the most rabid fanbases in the world, but he's also Hollywood's hottest DJ thanks to playi...
 
2. Actor/Musician Drake Bell Discusses 'Ready Steady Go!,' His New Album with Brian Setzer (4/23/2014)
Guitarist Drake Bell wasn't made for these times. The actor/musician, best known for his work as teenage rocker Drake Parker on the Nickelodeon TV show Drake & Josh, actually grew up listening to the likes of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, the...
 
3. Beyond the Fretboard: The Double-Edged Sword of Guitar Idols, Part 2 (4/23/2014)
In Part 1 of this column, we discussed the transcendent ability of every "guitar idol" to inspire a new generation of musicians. Inspiration is the lifeblood of creative energy, and these notable individuals have been — and still are — the most ...
 
4. Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey and Bumblefoot Announce Guitar Gods Tour (4/23/2014)
This summer, Yngwie Malmsteen will join Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey and Guns N' Roses' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal for the first-ever Guitar Gods festival tour. Malmsteen will headline the tour, which is billed an "epic celebration — six-plus hours — of...
 
5. Review: EVH Striped Series Guitar (4/23/2014)
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the June 2014 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. The EVH Wolfga...
 
6. Full Shred with Marty Friedman: Taking Licks You’ve Learned from Others and Making Them Your Own (4/23/2014)
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the June 2014 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. Hello, and wel...
 
7. Rick Springfield: the 10 records that changed my life (4/23/2014)
Read more about Rick Springfield: the 10 records that changed my life at MusicRadar.com
 
8. Machine Head Premiere New Song, "Killers & Kings" (4/23/2014)
As part of last weekend's Record Store Day, Machine Head released a 10-inch single with the "demo" version of a new song, "Killers & Kings." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook. P.S.: The B-side ...
 
9. Guitarist Dedicates 100 Days to Learn Sweep Picking; Video Shows the Results (4/23/2014)
As the main "guitar lesson editing and posting guy" here at Guitar World, a lot of lessons — tabs, videos, pointers, tips, etc. — fly past me on my monitor on a daily basis. Sometimes I actually pause and think, "I'd like to try that." But to be...
 
10. Stream Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Record ‘9 Dead Alive’ (4/23/2014)
Rodrigo y Gabriela's new record 9 Dead Alive is now streaming in its entirety. Take a listen here. 9 Dead Alive (ATO) will be released on April 29, and it is the band's first record of new material in five years. It is available for pre-order n...
 
11. Learn Ins and Outs of Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt's New 'Talkin' Blues' DVD (4/23/2014)
The new Talkin' Blues DVD is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99! With more than 90 minutes of instruction, Talkin' Blues provides you with 10 in-depth video lessons on essential blues musical elements and guitar-playing t...
 
12. Cigar Box: How to Build a Cigar Box Guitar for Around $25 (4/22/2014)
I decided to start this off by using the most common saying heard when someone lays their eyes on one of my guitars for the first time (myself included): "It’s a cigar box guitar!" Yes, and it's played similar to a regular guitar — and can do a...
 
13. Metal For Life with Metal Mike: Mega-Metal Licks in the Style of Metallica, Testament and Pantera (4/22/2014)
I’d like to focus on riffs and rhythm ideas that represent what I think of as “the real deal” metal. I’ve designed these riffs to help you build up both your pick-and fret-hand technique in regard to executing pure metal ideas like these with p...
 
14. Saliva Premiere Exclusive Commentary Videos for Four Songs from New Album, 'Rise Up' (4/22/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of four track-by-track commentary videos by Saliva. All four songs — "1,000 Eyes," "Redneck Freakshow," "Choke" and "Army" — will be included on the band's new album, Rise Up, which will be ...
 
15. SongTown USA: Right Song, Right Place, Right Time (4/22/2014)
People often ask me what it takes to get a song cut. The answer, as I have thought about it, is "Right song, right place, right time." My Kenny Chesney song, "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven" had been pitched around for months. People liked it....
 
16. Book excerpt: Joe Satriani's Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir (4/22/2014)
Read more about Book excerpt: Joe Satriani's Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir at MusicRadar.com Introspection isn't Joe Satriani's default mode. Since releasing his 1986 full-length debut, Not Of This Earth, the guitar star has moved at...
 
17. Ginger Baker row ends Cream reunion hopes? (4/22/2014)
Read more about Ginger Baker row ends Cream reunion hopes? at MusicRadar.com An argument between Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton may have shelved plans for a Cream reunion, according to Jack Bruce.Speaking to Rolling Stone Bruce suggested th
 
18. Jack White Records and Releases New Song, "Lazaretto," in Less Than Four Hours (4/21/2014)
Over the weekend, Jack White succeeded in his attempt to break the speed record for recording and releasing a single. White announced his plan earlier this month, declaring that "Lazaretto" would be "the world's fastest-released record ... in th...
 
19. Taylor Guitars Announces the Ultimate Custom Taylor Sweepstakes (4/21/2014)
To celebrate 40 years of crafting exceptional guitars, Taylor Guitars has teamed with Ultimate Ears, the leader in custom in-ear monitors used by musicians around the globe, to offer one lucky fan the chance of a lifetime: to build their own cus...
 
20. Exclusive Performance: Jonatha Brooke Live in the Acoustic Nation Studio (4/21/2014)
While she was in our studio, singer/songwriter and playwright Jonatha Brooke delighted us with a couple of live acoustic performances. Brooke's one-woman musical show, "My Mother Has Four Noses," is playing at the Duke Theater in NYC through th...
 
21. Walrus Audio Introduces Aetos Power Supply (4/21/2014)
Walrus Audio has introduced its new Aetos power supply. The Walrus Audio Aetos is an eight-output, isolated power supply, utilizing an internal custom-wound toroidal transformer to provide the highest noise filtering and cleanest power, giving a...
 
22. Slash Behind the Scenes: Ernie Ball Visits Slash in the Studio, Episode 8 (4/21/2014)
Ernie Ball's online series, Real to Reel with Slash, debuted in February on Slash's official YouTube channel. The latest (and final) installment — Episode 8, which you can watch below — shows Slash & Co. — better known as "Slash Featuring My...
 
23. Win the Ultimate CD, Distribution and Guitar Prize Package — Worth More Than $2,000 — from Backstage! (4/21/2014)
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24. Fastest Guitarist in the World? Phil Taylor Plays "Flight of the Bumblebee" at 1400 bpm (4/21/2014)
As some of you out there might know by now, we enjoy sharing YouTube videos of guitarists who claim to be the "world's fastest guitarist." Mind you, we don't have a hand in declaring anyone the fastest, or the slowest/kindest/worst dressed, etc....
 
25. Mastodon's Brent Hinds on the band's upcoming album and EP (4/21/2014)
Read more about Mastodon's Brent Hinds on the band's upcoming album and EP at MusicRadar.com Mastodon fans who have been pining for new music from the Atlanta-based progressive-metal quartet will be amply rewarded this year. The band will issue ...
 
26. Choice Cuts: The Best of Radiohead's Acoustic Magic (4/21/2014)
Rock has never been static. When it stays in the same place for too long, sticking stubbornly to what it may think is what’s best, it becomes stale, rather than solidly in place. No band has done more in moving rock forwards over the last quar...
 
27. Bent Out of Shape: Learning Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, Part 7 (4/20/2014)
Today we are going learn Part 7 of Mozart's 25th Symphony in G Minor. It's been a while since we started learning the piece, but we're getting very close to the end. To catch up on all the other parts of this lesson, look under RELATED CONTENT ...
 
28. Session Guitar: How to Create Professional-Sounding Tracks at Home (4/20/2014)
Hello, kids. Every producer has his or her secrets. Some use gear, like a certain mic or pre or vintage amp to get a signature sound. Sometimes it's studio trickery. I just like to think of it as being in control of the studio space and the tool...
 
29. Sunday Strum: Episode 5 Power Chords with Accents (4/20/2014)
This week on Sunday Strum, I demonstrate two different ways to accent a basic eighth note pattern with power chords. This is a continuation of sorts from episode 4. This time, I’m using the same rhythm, but adding emphasis on certain beats. ...
 
30. Greensky Bluegrass Announce New Album ‘If Sorrows Swim’ (4/19/2014)
Since their founding at the turn of the millenium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to encompass an array of styles and techniques. Their fifth ...
 
31. The Ataris Tour Blog: The Mystery & Majesty of the American Truck Stop (4/18/2014)
The Ataris just wrapped a tour that reunited the classic lineup that created their 2003 major label debut So Long, Astoria. Guitarist John Collura documented this reunion. Check out the final installment of his report below. When truck stops wer...
 
32. Exclusive Song Premiere: Edward David Anderson “Lost & Found” (4/18/2014)
Today we’re happy to present the premiere of Edward David Anderson’s new track, “Lost & Found.” The song is featured on his upcoming debut solo LP, Lies & Wishes, slated for release on April 29. Anderson, who previously fronted Midwest r...
 
33. Dearly Beloved talk desert jams and Rush relations (4/18/2014)
Read more about Dearly Beloved talk desert jams and Rush relations at MusicRadar.com Canadian garage rockers Dearly Beloved aren't your average lo-fi thrashers. Quite aside from turning five hazy days spent jamming in the desert into epic stoner...
 
34. The Top Ten Slow Guitar Solos (4/17/2014)
Remember those old Bugs Bunny cartoons where a pompous Bugs would race a tortoise—and lose? The moral of the story: slow and steady wins the race. The same principle can hold true with guitar solos.Spitting out sixteenth notes at 200 beats per ...
 
35. Exclusive Interview: Jonatha Brooke Talks About "My Mother Has Four Noses" and so Much More (4/17/2014)
I’ve been a fan of Jonatha Brooke’s for quite some time. This singer songwriter seems to have a unique perspective and musical sensibility that I find so appealing. So when she announced she would be doing her one-woman show, “My Mother Has Fou...
 
36. The Ataris Tour Blog: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love My Ovation Acoustic (4/17/2014)
The Ataris just wrapped a tour that reunited the classic lineup that created their 2003 major label debut So Long, Astoria. Guitarist John Collura documented this reunion. Check out the second installment of his report below. Let me just put thi...
 
37. Omnivore Recordings Readies ‘Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction’ Soundtrack (4/17/2014)
No doubt, you’ve seen Harry Dean Stanton in at least one of his 250 films. But have you heard him sing? The many facets of Harry Dean Stanton are explored in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a documentary directed by Sophie Huber that has be...
 
38. San Francisco’s Outside Lands Announces 2014 Single-Day Lineup (4/17/2014)
Outside Lands has announced the 2014 single-day lineup. Single-day tickets will go on sale this Thursday at 10am PST via sfoutsidelands.com. This announcement comes on the heels of the festival's three-day general admission tickets selling out...
 
39. Lee Bannon talks iPhone recordings and shirking presets (4/17/2014)
Read more about Lee Bannon talks iPhone recordings and shirking presets at MusicRadar.com Lee Bannon wasn't born in New York but the Big Apple is the city he now calls home, and it played a starring role on his much- lauded debut album, Alternat...
 
40. Gibson unveils Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul (4/17/2014)
Read more about Gibson unveils Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul at MusicRadar.com Gibson has unveiled the Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul.The latest signature to bear the Bonamassa name is a replica of his favoured '59 Les P...