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1. 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,...
 
2. 13 Christmas 2014 gift ideas for guitarists (12/17/2014)
Read more about 13 Christmas 2014 gift ideas for guitarists at MusicRadar.com
 
3. 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 ...
 
4. ‘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 ...
 
5. 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...
 
6. 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...
 
7. 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...
 
8. 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...
 
9. 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...
 
10. 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...
 
11. 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...
 
12. 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...
 
13. 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...
 
14. 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...
 
15. 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...
 
16. 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...
 
17. 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...
 
18. 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...
 
19. 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...
 
20. 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...
 
21. 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 ...
 
22. 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...
 
23. 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...
 
24. Dave Doll Visits The Martin Archives (12/14/2014)
In the new episode of “Dave Doll’s Pro Tips,” Dave talks with Martin’s Director of Museum and Archives, Dick Boak. Select items from the Martin archives like the oldest sales journal, a 1936 in-store display, and original Martin strings from th...
 
25. Find Your Perfect Set of Martin Strings (12/14/2014)
Let us help you find your perfect set of strings with the Martin String Selector. The informative, interactive tool allows you to choose your desired level of warmth or brightness, tension, and style. Based on your desired levels, the Martin Str...
 
26. Make An Elephant Make A Difference (12/14/2014)
The Nature Conservancy in Africa is collecting 20,000 “elegrams” to help #SaveElephants. Why 20,000? It's one elegram for every elephant being born this year into the worst poaching crisis in history. Martin Guitar is a founding partner of #Save...
 
27. Dear Guitar Hero: Lenny Kravitz Talks Vintage Gear, 'Let Love Rule' and New Album, 'Strut' (12/12/2014)
He’s a vintage-gear-loving gunslinger whose mom starred in The Jeffersons. But what Guitar World readers want to know is… You’ve said that your new album, Strut, is a very “raw” album. What do you mean by that? — Judah Kershner I mean it’s raw i...
 
28. Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan Discuss Mr. Big’s New Album, '…The Stories We Could Tell' (12/12/2014)
It’s been just over 25 years since virtuoso guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan formed Mr. Big with singer Eric Martin and drummer Pat Torpey. At the time, Gilbert was just out of shred-metal act Racer X, and Sheehan was fresh off ...
 
29. It Might Get Weird: Blind Buddha Vintage Box Guitars (12/12/2014)
When Brian Carrier started building and customizing guitars 15 years ago, he toyed with the idea of making cigar-box guitars but wanted to make something more durable and long lasting. “I wanted to make something that a touring musician could p...
 
30. Guitar Chalk Sessions: Adding Dynamic Appeal to your Power Chords with Intervals and Dyads (12/12/2014)
Power chords, once your fingers are comfortable with the stretching, are mind-numbingly simple. That's not a bad thing and I wouldn't say that power chords are "cheap" or "too easy." That's dumb. Because they get the job done, right? So why wou...
 
31. Open Labs and Linkin Park announce Stagelight Monthly Music Contest (12/12/2014)
Read more about Open Labs and Linkin Park announce Stagelight Monthly Music Contest at MusicRadar.com Press Release: Open Labs, LLC. and Linkin Park are announcing an ongoing contest with promotional partner Guitar Center. The Stagelight Monthly...
 
32. guitarguitar join the living wage scheme (12/12/2014)
Read more about guitarguitar join the living wage scheme at MusicRadar.com guitarguitar has become the first MI retailer to adopt the 'living wage' scheme, which can pay employees up to 40 per cent more than the minimum wage to its employees.The...
 
33. Glenn Proudfoot Shares Transcription of New Song, "Fractals" (12/11/2014)
Last month, GuitarWorld.com posted the exclusive premiere of "Fractals," a new instrumental track by guitarist and frequent Guitar World contributor Glenn Proudfoot. Today, we have the sequel, if you will. It's the official transcription of the ...
 
34. Guitarist Tom Kaulitz Discusses New Tokio Hotel Album, 'Kings of Suburbia' (12/11/2014)
Following the success of Tokio Hotel’s 2005 debut album, Schrei, twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz—along with bassist Georg Listing and drummer Gustav Schafer—became the most successful German rock band of the last 20 years. Tokio Hotel have built a h...
 
35. 'Lost in the City': Crash Midnight Guitarist Alex Donaldson Talks New Album and Les Pauls (12/11/2014)
Fresh off tours with such bands as Sevendust and the Pretty Reckless, Boston-area rockers Crash Midnight are preparing a new sonic assault for the new year. It begins with the release of their debut album, Lost in the City. Songs like "151" (whi...
 
36. Gear Review: Donner Alchemy Modulation Effect Guitar Pedal with True Bypass (12/11/2014)
Alchemy is Donner’s latest offering for working guitarists. The handy pedal features eight modulation effects packed into one box. Yes, you’ve probably seen something like this before, but the Alchemy doubles its eight effects with Deluxe or No...
 
37. Bent Out of Shape: Guitar Rehab, Part 1 — Picking-Hand Warmups (12/11/2014)
Welcome to my new series of lessons titled Guitar Rehab. If you follow my column, you might've noticed that I haven't written any new lessons in the past few months. I had a problem with my arm that required surgery. As a result, I was unable t...
 
38. AC/DC's Angus Young Discusses Malcolm's Dementia and Their Hard-Hitting New Album, 'Rock or Bust' (12/11/2014)
This is an excerpt from the all-new January 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on the Allman Brothers, Smashing Pumpkins and At The Gates, not to mention gear reviews, lessons and tabs, pick up the January 2015...
 
39. Joanna Connor Shreds on Slide Guitar — Video (12/10/2014)
Joanna Connor might be the best—or most original—blues-based slide guitar player you're likely to come across today. Or tomorrow. Check out this action-packed video of Connor, shown performing a wicked slide solo at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues...
 
40. Taylor Berrett to Release Debut Album 'Great Falls' March 10 — Preview "Those Days" Now (12/10/2014)
Singer-songwriter Taylor Berrett will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records. The album embodies songwriting at its finest, with great artists like Paul Simon and Billy Joel as inspiration and Tay...