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1. Jessie Kilguss' "Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight" — Exclusive Premiere (10/30/2014)
Today we’re premiering “Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight,” by Jessie Kilguss. This track from her upcoming album Desvastate Me is a sweet spoken reminiscence of a more simple childhood. Kilguss artfully pulls us into her wistful nostalgia wit...
 
2. SongTown: What Are You Shooting For? (10/30/2014)
Clay and I do a lot of mentoring sessions through Songtown.com. One of the big discoveries we have made in those sessions is that people have all kinds of different goals for their music. And we have discovered that almost every answer to eve...
 
3. Reverend Guitars and Monster Music Collaborate on Exclusive Sensei HB FM (10/29/2014)
Reverend Guitars and Monster Music have collaborated on an exclusive Sensei HB FM model. From Reverend: The Reverend Sensei HB FM is a Flame Maple Gloss Rock Machine with raw, midrange warmth for authentic rockers. The Monster Music Exclusive i...
 
4. PRS Guitars Adds Three All-Mahogany “S2 Standard” Models to Lineup (10/29/2014)
Weeks before announcing its 2015 lineup, PRS Guitars has introducing three new all-mahogany S2 Series guitars: the S2 Standard 24, S2 Standard 22 and S2 Singlecut Standard. From the company: The original PRS Standard, introduced in 1987, evolve...
 
5. Playback: The War On Drugs — 'Lost in the Dream' (10/29/2014)
With Gene Simmons (and so many other stars) discussing rock's demise, you might be thinking all these naysayers have a point. In 2014, where else can the guitar be taken? Where can rock go? Well, for any of you guitar players who find yourself...
 
6. Devon Allman: 'Ragged & Dirty' and Loving It (10/29/2014)
On one hand, you can say Devon Allman comes by his musical talents naturally, being Gregg Allman’s son. But the fact of the matter is, Devon’s parents were divorced when he was a baby—and he was brought up in a world that was well-insulated fro...
 
7. Book Review: Joe Perry’s 'Rocks' — Yes, It Does (10/29/2014)
There’s something to be said for the fact that by the time you reach the last page of Joe Perry’s new autobiography, Rocks, you still like the guy. Heck, you respect him, even. I mean, this is after darn near 400 pages’ worth of the good, the b...
 
8. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR Micro Chorus Vs. MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato (10/29/2014)
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....
 
9. Sharon Isbin Talks "Troubadour" Documentary and More — Exclusive Interview (10/29/2014)
Sharon Isbin is an anomaly. Yes, she’s a female guitarist in the classical genre, and that is very rare. But even more rare and impressive is the fact that when she saw a dearth of compositions for guitar with orchestra, she found a way to have...
 
10. José González to Release New Album, 'Vestiges & Claws' on February 17 (10/29/2014)
Mute is excited to announce the release of José González 's new record, Vestiges & Claws. The album, his first in seven years, is out on February 17 and was produced by González in his home as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion, both in Goth...
 
11. Myles Kennedy talks Slash and World On Fire (10/29/2014)
Read more about Myles Kennedy talks Slash and World On Fire at MusicRadar.com Myles Kennedy's remarkable voice has singled him out as one of heavy roc
 
12. WIN! A signed Fender Jim Root Telecaster in association with Fret12 (10/29/2014)
Read more about WIN! A signed Fender Jim Root Telecaster in association with Fret12 at MusicRadar.com Click here to enter! If you're trying to capture the sound of your hero, getting hold of their signature model is a good first step. But thank...
 
13. On the radar: Krokodil (10/29/2014)
Read more about On the radar: Krokodil at MusicRadar.com The first mistake we make when talking to (ex-A/Radio One Rock Show man) Daniel P Carter is to assume his new band Krokodil is named solely after Desomorphine - a drug whose street name re...
 
14. Matthew Koma talks EDM, Pro Tools and remixing Springsteen (10/29/2014)
Read more about Matthew Koma talks EDM, Pro Tools and remixing Springsteen at MusicRadar.com In America, Matthew Koma is known as the 'voice of EDM' - and with good reason. This mild-mannered vocalist, producer and songwriter has collaborated wi...
 
15. Ultimate Painting Shares Its Ultimate Playlist — Listen Now! (10/28/2014)
Ever have those go-to songs that perfectly echo your mood? That inspire? That console? So do the guys from Ultimate Painting. In fact, they masters at making mixes. And here, today, is their ultimate mix of mixes for your listening pleasure. Ult...
 
16. Betcha Can't Play This: Eric Johnson-Inspired Blues Shred in A Minor by Elliott Klein (10/28/2014)
It's time for another edition of Betcha Can't Play This! Welcome a new Betcha Can't Play This guitarist — Elliott Klein — and his first lick, a bit of Eric Johnson-inspired blues shred in A minor. As with the other new-for-2014 "Betcha Can't Pla...
 
17. Stan M. Jay of Staten Island's Mandolin Brothers Dies at 71 (10/28/2014)
Stan M. Jay, owner of the Mandolin Brothers musical instrument store on Staten Island, died on October 22 from Mantle cell lymphoma. He was 71. The shop, which has been a pilgrimage destination for recording stars, collectors and other connoisse...
 
18. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: Way Huge Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz Vs. Way Huge Angry Troll Boost (10/28/2014)
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. In praise of: Marshall JCM800 (10/28/2014)
Read more about In praise of: Marshall JCM800 at MusicRadar.com In 1975, Marshall launched its first 'Master Volume' amp, the 2203 100-watt head. Housed inside Marshall's vintage 'Plexi' enclosure, the 2203's only sign of change was a master vol...
 
20. Manchester Orchestra’s Robert McDowell Discusses ‘HOPE’ — Exclusive Interview (10/28/2014)
Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra released their hard hitting and well-received fourth studio album COPE earlier this year. While the sounds heard on COPE are unapologetically heavy, the band discovered that the material seemed to work just as wel...
 
21. Buy their sound: Zakk Wylde (10/28/2014)
Read more about Buy their sound: Zakk Wylde at MusicRadar.com There's only only one Zakk Wylde. Good thing, because the planet couldn't cope wit
 
22. Restorations Guitarist Eric Swedlund Talks Gear, Technique and New Album, 'LP3' (10/27/2014)
The punk and hardcore roots of Philadelphia’s Restorations are still evident on LP3, but pigeonholing the band is even more difficult this time around. The Philadelphia band’s third album in four years—out October 28 on SideOneDummy—is the band...
 
23. Guitar Gods Playing Cards: Show Your Support for Our Kickstarter Campaign! (10/27/2014)
The staff of Guitar World is excited to launch its first ever Kickstarter campaign—and we need your support to help make it a reality! The project is a deck of standard-sized playing cards featuring 54 of our favorite covers that span our entire...
 
24. 'Lost in the Dream': The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel Talks New Album, Gear and Classic Rock Roots (10/27/2014)
Over the course of three albums and almost 10 years, Philadelphia’s War on Drugs have been mining a unique and entrancing brand of hazy, psychedelia-laced Americana. In their earliest days, the band was centered around guitarists, singers and s...
 
25. The New Basement Tapes Share "Liberty Street" from 'Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes' (10/27/2014)
The New Basement Tapes - Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) - today released "Liberty Street," a track from their forthcomi...
 
26. Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: Jerry Cantrell Signature Cry Baby Vs. Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby (10/27/2014)
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....
 
27. Eric Clapton Premieres Jack Bruce Tribute Song, "For Jack" (10/27/2014)
As we reported over the weekend, former Cream bassist Jack Bruce died Saturday, October 25, at age 71. Earlier today, his former Bluesbreakers, Powerhouse and Cream bandmate, Eric Clapton, shared a brief instrumental track in honor of Bruce. You...
 
28. 'Dear Jean' Tribute Album to Jean Ritchie Celebrates Folk Icon (10/27/2014)
Compass Records and Appalachian Voices are pleased to announce that Dear Jean – Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie has been listed as the #1 most played album on the FolkDJ Radio Charts for the second month in a row. This 37 track, two CD love let...
 
29. dv247 celebrate expanded Romford store (10/27/2014)
Read more about dv247 celebrate expanded Romford store at MusicRadar.com PRESS RELEASE: dv247 have spent the last 12 months planning a multi-phase expansion of their Romford store to make it into the best destination in the UK for all musical ta...
 
30. Anna Vogelzang's "Mercy" — Exclusive Song Premiere (10/27/2014)
Here’s a stunner from Anna Vogelzang called “Mercy” from her new EP release Driftless due out November 11. Her lovely poignant lyrics delivered with her distinctive vocal style draw the listener into her wistful musings. Her driving strum pushes...
 
31. Tool back in the studio (10/27/2014)
Read more about Tool back in the studio at MusicRadar.com It's been eight long years of waiting for Tool fans since their last album, 2006's Ten Thousand Days, and even by the Los Angeles band's standards the process of creating the follow-up ha...
 
32. Paul Gilbert: the 10 records that changed my life (10/27/2014)
Read more about Paul Gilbert: the 10 records that changed my life at MusicRadar.com Paul Gilbert is widely revered as being one of the globe's leading guitar virtuosos, his genre-bending versatility going hand-in-hand with the often frighteningl...
 
33. Total Guitar 260 on sale now: Slipknot's Jim Root and Mick Thomson (10/27/2014)
Read more about Total Guitar 260 on sale now: Slipknot's Jim Root and Mick Thomson at MusicRadar.com Total Guitar issue 260 is on sale from todayClick here to download the latest issue for iOSClick here to download the latest issue for And
 
34. Sunday Strum, Episode 16: Swinging Eighth Notes –– Lesson (10/26/2014)
In today’s episode, I go over how to swing eighth notes. Swung (as opposed to straight) eighth note pairs contain one long and one short eighth note. This literally translates to the first and third hits of an eighth note triplet figure. T...
 
35. Strange Brew: Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Tom Dowd Recall the Rise (and Curdling) of Cream (10/26/2014)
Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker gave birth to the power trio, redefined rock improvisation and sold millions of albums. For all their success, nothing could stop the Cream from curdling. The year was 1968, and guitarist Eric Clapton, b...
 
36. 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...
 
37. 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...
 
38. 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...
 
39. ‘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...
 
40. 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...