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1. Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Classic Rock Songs (8/19/2014)
Although all of these classic songs may not have been originally recorded on acoustic, they all are perfect for an acoustic jam. These aren’t ranked in any order, just ten great songs that are super easy to play. Even if you can’t master the ic...
 
2. How to play Vinnie Paul's biggest beats (8/19/2014)
Read more about How to play Vinnie Paul's biggest beats at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: In 1992, Pantera redefined the sound and future direction of metal with the seminal classic Vulgar Display Of Power, an album that proved it was possible t...
 
3. Tony Royster Jr on drumming without limits (8/19/2014)
Read more about Tony Royster Jr on drumming without limits at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: His latest gig may be backing stadium filling, hysteria inducing, high life-living mega star Jay-Z, but Tony Royster Jr is more than just a hip-hop sess...
 
4. 5 steps to playing drums the Mike Mangini way (8/19/2014)
Read more about 5 steps to playing drums the Mike Mangini way at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: Dream Theater's Mike Mangini has never been one to rest on his vast achievements. Having set five World's Fastest Drummer records in his time, Mike h...
 
5. Rudimental's drummer on the challenge of electronics (8/19/2014)
Read more about Rudimental's drummer on the challenge of electronics at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: Rudimental arrived with a bang in 2012 when Feel The Love hit the top of the UK singles chart. Comprised of four producers and musicians - Ami...
 
6. Playing rock drums for a living with Brent Fitz (8/19/2014)
Read more about Playing rock drums for a living with Brent Fitz at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: When Slash announced the band that would tour his debut solo record back in 2010, many were expecting Josh Freese (the man who had recorded the bul...
 
7. How to find work as a drummer and musical director (8/19/2014)
Read more about How to find work as a drummer and musical director at MusicRadar.com DRUM EXPO 2014: There are lots of jobs in the music industry. Depending on where your skills lie, there's something out there for you right now - even if it's i...
 
8. Metallica: Official Footage from Heavy Montreal, Including Rehearsal, "Battery" and "The Four Horsemen" — Video (8/19/2014)
The busy people over at MetallicaTV have posted official, pro-shot footage from Metallica's August 9 performance at Heavy Montreal. The 15-minute clip, which you can check out below, features "fly on the wall" footage shot by the MetOnTour repor...
 
9. Pro Tone Pedals Introduces Limited-Edition Mark Holcomb Haunted Signature Delay Pedal (8/19/2014)
Pro Tone Pedals has launched its new Mark Holcomb Limited Edition Signature Delay Pedal. The Periphery guitarist's signature pedal, the Haunted Delay, was designed to be an ambient-style delay like your favorite vintage tape echo, with gig-read...
 
10. Review: Three New Hal Leonard Books for the Bassist in All of Us (8/19/2014)
Whether you’re a bona fide bassist or a guitar player who dabbles in bass, I won’t tell. What I will say is, here are three new books from Hal Leonard that will fine tune your way around the low end. Essential Bass Guitar Techniques: Chris Kri...
 
11. Gary Clark Jr. to Release Double Live Album September 23 (8/19/2014)
Blues-rock guitar phenom Gary Clark Jr. will deliver his first live — and first double — album this September 23. Titled simply Gary Clark Jr. - LIVE, the album will feature 11 originals and four covers, including Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone fr...
 
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan on 'Austin City Limits' — Three Songs from SRV's 30 Greatest Recordings (8/19/2014)
This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, including the remainder of our Stevie Ray Vaughan "Top 30" list, Steve Howe/Yes, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, lessons, tabs and reviews of n...
 
13. Opeth Stream New Album, 'Pale Communion' (8/19/2014)
Opeth are streaming their new album, Pale Communion, and you can check it out right here. The album will be released August 25 by Roadrunner Records. Opeth recently announced details of their return to North America for a coast-to-coast co-headl...
 
14. Jeff Loomis Shows You How to Play "Ashes of Lesser Men" Intro — Video (8/19/2014)
The gang at Schecter Guitars have shared the latest edition of "Conquering Rifftopia," a webisode series starring Jeff Loomis of Conquering Dystopia. In this latest video (webisode III), Loomis shows you how to play the intro to "Ashes of Lesser...
 
15. Magnatone amps: a history, and the rebirth (8/19/2014)
Read more about Magnatone amps: a history, and the rebirth at MusicRadar.com Magnatone's story has more twists than a Chubby Checker revival. We find out how Buddy Holly and others shaped the brand's soundDelbert J Dickerson was a machinist in a...
 
16. 5 Lessons I Learned as an Artist That Helped Me as a Producer (8/18/2014)
Before anything else, I am a songwriter, performer and guitarist. But it's my role as a producer that this three-headed hydra is fed in a way the artist's path could never. The role of producer removes me from the soft cocoon of the self-abs...
 
17. Jazz Guitar Corner: Rhythmic Soloing Exercise for the Improvising Guitarist (8/18/2014)
With so many scales, arpeggios, licks, chords and patterns to learn in the practice room, sometimes we can overlook rhythm when working on our jazz guitar soloing concepts. Keeping a focus on rhythms and rhythmic motives in your solos can help ...
 
18. Dear Guitar Hero: Former Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick Talks Getting Shot, His Proudest Guitar Moments, Signature Guitar and More (8/18/2014)
He’s a former Kiss guitarist from their makeup-free era in the late Eighties and early Nineties. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is… What is the story behind your new Rock N’ Roll Relics guitar? — Michael Steadman I was first i...
 
19. Betcha Can't Play This: Ethan Brosh's Dominant-Seventh Sus4 Lick for the Masses! (8/18/2014)
In this brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This, metal guitarist Ethan Brosh demonstrates what he calls a very simple E dominant-seventh-sus4 arpeggiated lick that everyone can play. As with the other new-for-2014 "Betcha Can't Play This" vi...
 
20. How to Shred with Alex Skolnick — Video (8/18/2014)
Simply put, howcast.com is a website that shows you how to do things. If you visit its homepage right now, you'll find stories on "How to Use Coupons," "How to Take Care of Small & Exotic Pets" and our favorite, "How to Do Popular Club Danci...
 
21. Exclusive Song Premiere: John Mark Nelson “Shorebird” (8/18/2014)
Today we’re premiering a track from Minneapolis-based musician John Mark Nelson. The song, “Shorebird,” is a beautifully executed piece of folk-pop songwriting. Nelson’s whispered vocals glide across the lush instrumentation of acoustic guitar...
 
22. SongTown: Do It Afraid (8/17/2014)
In the first half of my life, fear was the enemy. It limited what I did and who I was. As time has gone by, I have come to understand that fear can be a friend that brings about positive change and enriches my experience on this planet. Fear as...
 
23. Find Your Way: How to Spice Up a Cover Song (8/17/2014)
Whether it be for a video or live, many bands perform covers of artists they admire as a way to pay homage or share their love of a song with the audience. Sometimes the band chooses to play it exactly like the record, and if it's a tricky song...
 
24. Win a Seven-String Carvin Guitars TL70H Model in Kiesel Racing Green! (8/17/2014)
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25. John 5 Shows Off His Telecaster Collection and Discusses New Album, 'Careful with That Axe' (8/15/2014)
This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Stevie Ray Vaughan (a 60th-birthday bash!), Yes, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from TC...
 
26. Dan Kavanagh's guide to surviving on tour (8/15/2014)
Read more about Dan Kavanagh's guide to surviving on tour at MusicRadar.com EquipmentAs far as your drum kit is concerned, everything has to be perfect. You can't be worrying about it on stage. Are the heads in good condition, and broken in a li...
 
27. Lesson: Get Better Faster with Lily Maase, Part 4 (8/15/2014)
So, we've spent a few weeks talking about the left hand, the shape of the left hand, and how to organize your technique to take pressure off of your wrist and palm. But, how does this work in real time? In other words, is it possible to take ...
 
28. Squier releases Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster (8/15/2014)
Read more about Squier releases Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster at MusicRadar.com Joining the Bass IV and Fender Blacktop Baritone Telecaster in the Fender family's extended-range line-up, Squier has released the Vintage Modified Baritone J...
 
29. From Bach to Rock: Expanding Your Musicality and Fretboard Knowledge Using Triads and Inversions (Guitar, Un-CAGED) (8/14/2014)
When first learning to play guitar, transitioning between chords and playing a few progressions can allow you to play hundreds of songs. While this can keep you entertained for quite a while, you might find there is a large amount of the fretbo...
 
30. Ages and Ages Announce Fall Tour Dates (8/14/2014)
Ages and Ages is more than a band. It’s a collective of like-minded souls that believe in the power of music to change the world and elevate the spirit. Their music is bright and uplifting, with lyrics, penned by bandleader Tim Perry, that del...
 
31. Listen: A Celtic Tribute to Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” (8/14/2014)
We’ve heard plenty of covers of Metallica songs over the years. But this might be a first. Below, listen to “Nothing Else Matters,” performed by a group called The Boys of County Nashville. The band pulls out all the stops in this Celtic trib...
 
32. Dave Rawlings Machine to Perform at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Plus West Coast Tour Dates Announced. (8/14/2014)
Dave Rawlings Machine are going out on the road this September and October for a string of west coast tour dates and a performance at this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Beginning on September 22 at The Wilma Theater in Missoula, MT...
 
33. Johnny Winter and Ben Harper Cover Elmore James' "Can't Hold Out" — Listen (8/14/2014)
Last month, we lost Johnny Winter, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time. Winter channeled the classic blues he grew up with and introduced it to generations of new listeners, young and old, with his unmistakable guitar playing. His ...
 
34. Eight-Piece Austin Band Brownout Cover Black Sabbath's "Fairies Wear Boots" — Listen (8/14/2014)
Back in May, we posted a cover of Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" by an eight-piece Austin band (horn section and all) called Brownout. Today we bring you a new Black Sabbath cover by the Brownout boys. None other than "Fairies Wear Boots"! While b...
 
35. Exclusive Premiere: Jesse Winchester “She Makes It Easy Now” (8/14/2014)
Today we’re honored to premiere the song “She Makes It Easy Now” by Southern singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester. Recorded before he passed away on April 11, 2014, this song, and the album A Reasonable Amount of Trouble are slated for release Se...
 
36. Guild guitars available in the UK again soon (8/14/2014)
Read more about Guild guitars available in the UK again soon at MusicRadar.com Selectron has announced that it is the new distributor for Guild guitars in the UK, following Fender's sale of the brand to Cordoba.Selectron CEO Stuart Brown, said: ...
 
37. Interview with Black Moth's Dom McReady (8/14/2014)
Read more about Interview with Black Moth's Dom McReady at MusicRadar.com If you take your rock oozing darkness, Black Moth have the cure for what ails you. The Leeds quintet, with drummer Dom McCready, will unleash their second album, Condemned...
 
38. Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The Picking Prowess of John McLaughlin (8/13/2014)
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 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. In the mid-...
 
39. Talkin’ Blues with Keith Wyatt: Cliff Gallup’s Smooth, Lyrical Ballad-Playing Style (8/13/2014)
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 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. Last month,...
 
40. Blonde Redhead Releases "The One I Love" from Upcoming Album 'Barragán' (8/13/2014)
Blonde Redhead’s newest record, Barragán, is only a few weeks away from release. In the meantime, fans can listen to another dazzling new track from the record, entitled “The One I Love.” Barragán, one of the freshest albums in their acclaimed...