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1. Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: Combining Pentatonics with Tapping (7/31/2014)
In this lesson, I’ll be taking the most common pentatonic positions and showing you how to string them together to create ripping-fast riffs and runs. It’s a great way to break out of typical pentatonic licks and is easy to visualize all over t...
 
2. Listen: Greylag Share "Another" From Their Upcoming Self-titled Debut (7/31/2014)
Portland-based trio Greylag is proud to officially announce signing to Dead Oceans for the release of their self-titled debut album (out October 14, 2014). And now they also share the first single off Greylag, “Another." Meet Andrew Stonestree...
 
3. The Bottle Rockets’ Brian Henneman: Rickenbacker Romance and Amplifier Angst (7/31/2014)
Maybe you go way back with Brian Henneman: back to Illinois in the Eighties and the yeeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaa thrash-twang cowpunk-and-scorched-brimstone of Chicken Truck, perhaps? Or maybe you remember when Brian worked for Uncle Tupelo in the earl...
 
4. David Gray Adds Dates to U.S. Tour in Support of New Album 'Mutineers' (7/31/2014)
GRAMMY nominated artist David Gray will be kicking off his U.S tour this Friday, August 1, in Boston, MA at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. The outing marks his first full U.S. tour in 4 years. Gray's U.S. tour has been extended through the fall...
 
5. Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner Talk New Album, 'Redeemer of Souls' (7/30/2014)
This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Dan Auerbach's off-beat guitars, Eric Clapton and his new J.J. Cale tribute album, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, tabs and reviews...
 
6. Jacky Vincent of Falling In Reverse Discusses Joe Satriani's 'Surfing With the Alien' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/30/2014)
Falling In Reverse guitarist Jacky Vincent chooses and discusses the record that changed his life. Joe SatrianiSurfing With the Alien (1987) “Surfing with the Alien inspired me to become a musician and want to learn guitar. "My dad had the CD i...
 
7. A Brief History of Caparison Guitars (7/30/2014)
The mid-Nineties were arguably the start of the great transition in rock and heavy metal music. The days of style over substance, epitomized by late-Eighties hair metal bands, were coming to a grinding halt, and while the guitar still ruled the...
 
8. Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer Discusses 'Montrose' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/30/2014)
Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. MontroseMontrose (1973) “I came of age in the early to mid Seventies, and in that era, the most influential album to me was the first Montrose record. "I stil...
 
9. The GAS Man: Turn Your Vices Into Virtues — and Buy More Gear (7/30/2014)
I don't smoke. Hardly drink. Don't do drugs. I don't gamble, drive a fancy car or chase after fancy women. Or plain ones (in case you're reading this, honey.) Two things have resulted from my abstinence from moral decay: • Rolling Stone never ca...
 
10. Brandon Kinney Talks Songwriting and Getting His Start In Nashville (7/30/2014)
When Brandon Kinney arrived in Nashville 20 years ago, he knew he wanted to work in the music industry. What he didn’t know was that he would find his niche crafting songs for other artists, and he certainly didn’t expect to become one of Music ...
 
11. ‘Musuem’: Former White Lion Vocalist Mike Tramp Talks New Music, Guitars and Touring (7/30/2014)
For former White Lion vocalist Mike Tramp, it’s no longer about filling arenas, selling T-shirts or playing the old songs. Today, Tramp focuses on one main thing: following his heart. It’s why he’s spent the better part of the past two years to...
 
12. A Camp with Bite: The Winery Dogs' First-Ever Dog Camp — Review (7/29/2014)
Every year, Full Moon Resort, a cozy plot of land in Big Indian, New York, hosts a series of Music Masters Camps. Music Masters Camps offer attendees the chance to get hands-on learning experience from a host of musical greats, including Paul G...
 
13. Led Zeppelin Announce 'Led Zeppelin IV' and 'Houses of the Holy' Reissue Details (7/29/2014)
Led Zeppelin have announced deluxe reissues of 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy. The two reissues are due for an October 28 release, and, like the reissues of the band's first three LP's, each album will include a remastered...
 
14. Vox Launches Limited Versions of AC4C1-12, Night Train NT15C1-CL and Lil' Night Train Set Guitar Amps (7/29/2014)
Vox Amplification has announced three Special Edition versions of its current, popular guitar amplifiers. For a limited time only, the new AC4C1-12; Night Train NT15C1-CL; and Lil' Night Train NT2H-GD will offer a variety of new options for guit...
 
15. Sugar Ray and The Bluetones Premiere New Song, "Hungry But Happy" — Exclusive (7/29/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Hungry But Happy," a new song by Sugar Ray and The Bluetones. The track is from the band's new album, Living Tear to Tear, which will be released August 19 through Severn Records. Sugar ...
 
16. MOTU unleashes three new Thunderbolt audio interfaces (7/29/2014)
Read more about MOTU unleashes three new Thunderbolt audio interfaces at MusicRadar.com MOTU have released three high-end audio interfaces - the 1248, 16A and 8M - the headline features of which are Thunderbolt connectivity (alongside USB) and A...
 
17. Brody Dalle on going solo and the power of the guitar (7/29/2014)
Read more about Brody Dalle on going solo and the power of the guitar at MusicRadar.com "Motherhood hasn't mellowed me, I'm more p---ed off now than ever." 10 years on from her last interview with Total Guitar, a lot has changed in Brody Dalle's...
 
18. SongTown USA: Want to Succeed? Make a Plan (7/28/2014)
When Clay, Danny and I do mentoring sessions, we always try to come up with an individualized "plan" to help the writer get to the next level, whatever that might be. Most often, we find that aspiring writers really struggle to figure out what s...
 
19. Highlights from the Nashville NAMM Show (7/28/2014)
The NAMM Show. Gotta love it. Where else can you check out loads of beautiful instruments, see fabulous musicians play and then hang with all your favorite industry peeps. Nowhere! This year’s Nashville show was jam packed full of great gear an...
 
20. Fungonewrong to Headline Truefest II for August 9 Record-Release Party (7/28/2014)
Get ready, metal-heads, as FUNGONEWRONG will be shredding the stage at TRUEFEST II for their record release party extravaganza. They will be headlining the festival before embarking in a late summer/early fall tour of the U.S. This festival is ...
 
21. Lenny Kravitz Premieres New Song, "Sex" — Listen (7/28/2014)
Lenny Kravitz has premiered "Sex," a new song, and you can check it out below. The song is from Kravitz's upcoming studio album, Strut, which will be released September 23 via Roxie Records. Kravitz recently released “The Chamber,” the debut si...
 
22. Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth Discusses Camel's 'Moon Madness' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/28/2014)
Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. CamelMoon Madness (1976) “I was already in my twenties when I first heard it. I was working at a record store in Stockholm at the time, and one of my co-workers,...
 
23. Betcha Can't Play This: Beethoven on Speed — Michael Romero of Symphony X (7/28/2014)
I developed this classically flavored eight-bar etude to create something that was technically challenging and could be applied to other melodic ideas simply by experimenting and moving notes around. The run is built around a progr...
 
24. 46 ways to play guitar like a pro (7/28/2014)
Read more about 46 ways to play guitar like a pro at MusicRadar.com Don't get bitter, get better - or so the saying goes. We asked a panel of pros for their tips on everything from how to practise more effectively and what gear to rely on; to es...
 
25. Guitarist Plays Riffs of 40 Power Metal Bands in One Song — Video (7/28/2014)
Good morning, guitar people. The folks over at gmcguitar recently posted a fairly interesting video titled "40 Power Metal Bands in One Song," and we're happy to present it below. True to its title, the clip, which features one guitarist (Gabrie...
 
26. In pictures: Bloodstock festival Cynosure guitar (7/28/2014)
Read more about In pictures: Bloodstock festival Cynosure guitar at MusicRadar.com This year's Bloodstock festival kicks off in Derbyshire on August 7 with Down, Emperor and Megadeth headlining the mainstage with a host of other world metal tale...
 
27. Exclusive Song Premiere: Louise Goffin “Some of Them Will Fool You” (7/28/2014)
Today we’re excited to share this captivatingly beautiful song from Louise Goffin’s sixth solo album, Songs From The Mine. With a lifetime spent soaking up the finest music of her generation (her parents are Carole King and Gerry Goffin), Goffi...
 
28. IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 3 (7/28/2014)
Read more about IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 3 at MusicRadar.com Astonishingly, it's been a full decade since the decidedly mixed bag that was SampleTank 2 landed on our desktops, so we've been expecting great things of its successor, havin...
 
29. Classic album: Trevor Jackson on Playgroup (7/28/2014)
Read more about Classic album: Trevor Jackson on Playgroup at MusicRadar.com Look around. What annoys the p--- out of you? Is it the fact that most music shrieks from mobile phones on night buses? Is it that everyone is rapping over Trance? Do y...
 
30. Lesson: Sunday Strum, Episode 13 - Intro to Mixed Meters (7/26/2014)
In today’s episode, I demonstrate a chord progression using mixed meters. I achieve this by simply switching time signatures each measure or two, depending on how you want to count it. I give the first three chords 3 beats each and the last ...
 
31. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Discusses Muddy Waters' 'Hard Again' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/25/2014)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. Muddy WatersHard Again (1977) "Hard Again is not just one of the greatest blues albums of all time, it's one of the greatest albums of all time. It came out the year ...
 
32. LessonFace with Steve Stine: Spread Fingering — Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 7 (7/25/2014)
Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. Hey, guys! Welcome back to my ongoing "Absolute Fretboard Mastery" series. In this month’s edition, we’re going to be drawing on ...
 
33. Gear Review: StellarVerb Reverb Pedal by Center Street Electronics (7/25/2014)
Put a Sixties Fender Twin next to a modern Crate practice amp, and you won’t see or hear many similarities — besides reverb. The effect is used to add dimension to your sound and help smooth out dynamics — to sound less like a textbook, if you ...
 
34. Enter to Win Two Epiphone Guitars — Riviera Custom P-93 and Casino Coupe! (7/25/2014)
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35. Sucré Announce September U.S. Tour (7/25/2014)
Sucré — the solo project of singer Stacy King (Eisley) — has announced its first-ever tour this summer. Kicking off September 4 in Houston, the run continues through eastern U.S. markets including Atlanta, Nashville, Washington DC, Boston, New ...
 
36. Jazz Guitar Corner: Three Steps to Avoiding Practice Fatigue (7/25/2014)
When I asked my Facebook followers what they wanted me to write about this week, I was excited to see a question about maintaining physical and mental health in the practice room. As guitarists, it’s easy for us to put our heads down for hours ...
 
37. Exclusive Song Premiere: Walter Salas-Humara “Satellite” (7/25/2014)
Today we are stoked to share a new song from Walter Salas-Humara. It’s “Satellite,” a laid back, clap along track with a cool groove, that has us searching for communication from above! Salas-Humara, a visual artist and singer/songwriter, is co...
 
38. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks Recording "Super Heavy" Riff for Next Exodus Album (7/25/2014)
Tonight, Metallica's Kirk Hammett will jam with his pre-Metallica band, Exodus, at his "Fear FestEvil After Party" at the San Diego Comic-Con International. However, it turns out Hammett has gone one step further in terms of reconnecting with hi...
 
39. Larry Carlton: 10 questions (7/25/2014)
Read more about Larry Carlton: 10 questions at MusicRadar.com 1. What was your first guitar, and when did you get it?"The first guitar that I played belonged to my mother when she was a teenager, because she played guitar in south-eastern Oklaho...
 
40. Win a Chiodos Prize Pack Including an Autographed Gibson SG Guitar! (7/24/2014)
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