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1. SongTown: Things I've Learned The Hard Way (9/2/2014)
1) There is no substitute for a GREAT song. A great sounding demo and lots of connections won't help you get a weak song cut. 2) You have to get outside your box. I don't naturally like to mix and mingle with people. I'm an introvert. I've learn...
 
2. Caparison Releases Apple Horn 8 Eight-String Guitar, the Mattias “IA” Eklundh Signature Model (9/2/2014)
Caparison Guitars has released its new Apple Horn 8 model. From the company: With a walnut-and-mahogany composite tone wood solid-body, the Apple Horn 8 helps to maintain that essential note definition needed when dealing with avant-garde tuning...
 
3. Echopark Guitars Unveils Ghetto Bird FG (9/2/2014)
Echopark Guitars has added the Ghetto Bird FG model to its line of handmade-in-the-U.S. guitars. From the company: Deep in the heart of the naked city, when the street lights burn bright and the noise from another daily grind fades...
 
4. Blonde Redhead Releases New Album 'Barragán' Today on Kobalt Music. (9/2/2014)
NYC’s critically acclaimed trio, Blonde Redhead, released their new album, Barragán, on Kobalt Music today. The album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Drew Brown (Beck, Radiohead). Barragán, one of the freshest albums in their acclaimed c...
 
5. Streaming Now: 'The Essential Richie Kotzen,' Disc 2 — Exclusive (9/2/2014)
Today, Richie Kotzen is streaming disc 2 of his new album, The Essential Richie Kotzen, right here at GuitarWorld.com. You can check it out below. As always, be sure to tell us what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook! The album, whic...
 
6. ‘World On Fire’: Slash Discusses New Solo Album, Gibson Les Pauls and Guns N’ Roses (9/2/2014)
Over the course of his illustrious career—one that includes time in Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver—Slash has amassed album sales of more than 100 million, garnered a Grammy (to go with his seven nominations) and was recently...
 
7. Show Review: Kiss — Still Creatures of the Nighttime World (9/1/2014)
Kiss brought their 40th Anniversary Tour to the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Sunday, August 24 — and were greeted by a packed house. They played what amounted to a greatest-hits set that included "Deuce," "Love Gun," "...
 
8. Win a Deluxe-Edition CD Box Set of 'The Breeze,' Eric Clapton's Tribute to J.J. Cale! (9/1/2014)
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9. Johnny Winter and Aerosmith's Joe Perry Premiere New Song, "Mojo Hand" — Listen (9/1/2014)
The late Johnny Winter's star-studded new album, Step Back, will be released Tuesday, September 2 through Megaforce Records. Below, you can hear a song from the new disc, "Mojo Hand," which features a guest appearance by Aerosmith guitarist Joe ...
 
10. Super-Low Seven-String Tuning: C, F, C, F, A#, D, G — Why? Why the Hell Not? (9/1/2014)
How much lower can we possibly tune an electric guitar? The first mass-produced seven-string guitar was the Ibanez UV7, which was played by none other than Steve Vai, and later made even more popular by artists such as Korn, Dream Theater, Fear...
 
11. Bent Out of Shape Show Review: Blackmore's Night Live in Berlin (9/1/2014)
On August 26, I had the pleasure of seeing Blackmore's Night live in Berlin, Germany. It was my first chance to see guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore in concert, and living on the West Coast, I didn't think I'd ever get the opportunity as Blackmo...
 
12. Boss reveals RC-1 Loop Station (9/1/2014)
Read more about Boss reveals RC-1 Loop Station at MusicRadar.com With its Loop Station series, Boss has a long line in multi-featured loopers, but the RC-1 is its most straightforward and cost-effective stompbox yet, with an RRP of £99.The RC-1 ...
 
13. Total Guitar issue 258 on sale now: the 100 greatest riffs of all time? (8/31/2014)
Read more about Total Guitar issue 258 on sale now: the 100 greatest riffs of all time? at MusicRadar.com Total Guitar issue 258 is on sale in print in the UK and digitally worldwide for iOS and Android from today.CLICK HERE TO START A FRE
 
14. Gear Review: MC Systems Dynamic Drive, Hybrid Chorus and String Reviver Pedals (8/29/2014)
It happens. You’re in the middle of playing and need just a little more from your pedal. Do you attempt the balancing act? You know, where you balance on one foot and try to gingerly adjust a knob with your free foot? What if you turn it too mu...
 
15. Ghost Pedal Creates Wah Effect Without Physical Pedal — Video (8/29/2014)
Recently, a group of students from Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering developed the Ghost Pedal, a wireless device that uses sensors attached to the guitar player's foot to create a wah effect — minus the physical pedal. "Beca...
 
16. Led Zeppelin Preview "Black Dog (Basic Track with Guitar Overdubs)" — Listen (8/29/2014)
Below, you can stream slightly more than a minute's worth of "Black Dog (Basic Track with Guitar Overdubs)," one of the raw, previously unreleased recordings to be included in the upcoming remastered edition of Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV. Th...
 
17. Matt Nathanson to Perform During The MDA Show of Strength Telethon on September 1 (8/29/2014)
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson lends his support and talent this weekend when he performs his hit song “Kinks Shirt” during the 49th Annual MDA Show of Strength telethon. The two-hour special will air on Sunday, September 1st at 9:...
 
18. Play It Now: Matt Nathanson Teaches us How to Play "Mission Bells" (8/29/2014)
In this segment of our exclusive Acoustic Nation Play It Now video series, hit singer songwriter Matt Nathanson teaches me, and YOU, how to play his latest single, “Mission Bells.” The track appears on his new album, The Last of the Great Pret...
 
19. Hughes & Kettner Announces 30th Anniversary NOS Limited Edition Tubemeister Amps (8/28/2014)
This year marks the 30th year of Hughes & Kettner’s quest for the perfect guitar amplifier tone, and the brand is celebrating by producing a Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Series of its groundbreaking TubeMeister range — with a difference....
 
20. Epic and Legacy Announce 'Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' Box Set (8/28/2014)
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Epic Records will release Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection October 28. A definitive, career-encompassing 12-disc library, The...
 
21. We Are The Willows Announce New Album 'Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1' Out November 4 - Listen! (8/28/2014)
We Are The Willows is thrilled to announce the release of the new full-length album Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1, out November 4th on The Homestead Records. The Minneapolis based six-piece have premiered the song "Dear Ms. Branstner" as a preview o...
 
22. Check Out This Gigantic Flying V Guitar — Video (8/28/2014)
Holy crap! Is that a giant Flying V, or has someone finally invented the shrink ray?! Nope, we're pretty sure it's just a guy rocking out on a giant Flying V. According to the video's caption, the man in question is Ralph Ciociano from The Gui...
 
23. Enter to Win an Eastman E20SS Slope Shouldered Acoustic Guitar - Contest (8/28/2014)
We are excited to share the fabulous Eastman E20SS slope shouldered acoustic guitar. Enter our giveaway for one of these beauties here>> Wonderfully made hand-crafted instrument is ideal for pros and hobbyists alike and features a solid Ad...
 
24. Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer Talks Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory — Exclusive 'Death Punch'd' Videos (8/28/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents two exclusive videos from Five Finger Death Punch — both of which herald the release of Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, the new memoir by FFDP's Jeremy Spencer. The book will be pu...
 
25. Musicians Institute Introduces “Bring Your Own Device” Policy, Delivering Lessons Digitally (8/28/2014)
Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California, is going beyond the classroom in fall 2014 with a new paperless “Bring Your Own Device” (B.Y.O.D.) policy and a "flipped classroom" model. The school's blended lea...
 
26. Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Announce Tour Suspension; Beck to Fill Dates Through August (8/28/2014)
Jeff Beck and ZZ Top have announced the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill. According to a story posted by wcsx.com, Hill, who is 65, slipped and fell on his hip w...
 
27. Blake Mills Premieres New Song, "Shed Your Head" — Exclusive (8/28/2014)
Today. GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Shed Your Head," a new song by Blake Mills. The song is from Mills' new album, Heigh Ho, which will be released September 16 through Record Collection/Verve Records. “The goals for Heigh...
 
28. Katie Buchanan’s ‘Go’ - Review (8/28/2014)
I recently had the pleasure of previewing singer/songwriter Katie Buchanan’s new EP, Go!. This electic mix of emotionally energetic songs showcases her lovely, lush and bluesy voice to a T. The collection opens with “Shake Down,” a rebellious, s...
 
29. Issue 283 of Future Music is on sale now (8/28/2014)
Read more about Issue 283 of Future Music is on sale now at MusicRadar.com In 2014, the prospect of performing electronic music 'live' can be exciting and daunting in equal measures. Thanks to the wealth of creative MIDI devices, samplers, synth...
 
30. Fender Releases Limited American Standard Guitars, New Classic Player Models and Special Edition Blacktop Model (8/27/2014)
Fender has released several new Limited Edition American Standard Series guitars, new Classic Player Series models and a Special Edition Blacktop Series guitar. All the details can be found right here: The venerable American Standard Stratocaste...
 
31. Songcraft: Singer-Songwriter David Poe Discusses His New Album, 'God & The Girl' (8/27/2014)
Credited by Rolling Stone as having given "the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt,” composer/singer-songwriter David Poe has issued numerous literate, melodic, major-label collections as a solo artist. At the same time, his songs have d...
 
32. WIN! Curt Mangan strings & goodies (8/27/2014)
Read more about WIN! Curt Mangan strings & goodies at MusicRadar.com To celebrate the launch of Curt Mangan's new custom string sets, we've lined up a competition to win a whole load of CM goodies, including strings, straps and t-shirts – he...
 
33. Johnny Winter and Billy Gibbons Premiere New Song, "Where Can You Be" — Listen (8/27/2014)
Earlier today, wsj.com premiered a new Johnny Winter song, "Where Can You Be," which also happens to feature ZZ Top axman (and fellow Texan) Billy Gibbons. The song is from the late Winter's new album, Step Back, which will be released September...
 
34. Checklist: A Basic Recording Set Up for a Singer/Songwriter (8/27/2014)
If you’re wondering what it would take to start recording your songs, you've come to the right place. First things first, you'll need a computer with a decent soundcard. Then start saving up now for these! DAW You will need a DAW – or digital ...
 
35. Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Headphone Albums (8/27/2014)
What, exactly, is a headphone album? Well, the definition changes depending on who you are. For audiophiles, a headphone album is a work that is so exquisitely recorded that it demands you listen to each beautifully recorded note under a sonic ...
 
36. 1349 Premiere New Song, "Exorcism" — Exclusive (8/27/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Exorcism," a new track by Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349. The song is from the band's new album, Massive Cauldron of Chaos, which will be released September 30 by Season of Mist. Mor...
 
37. Korg SDD-3000 - from rackmount to stompbox (8/27/2014)
Read more about Korg SDD-3000 - from rackmount to stompbox at MusicRadar.com With the arrival of the acclaimed Korg SDD-3000 pedal earlier this year, we take a look at how the much-loved rackmount delay unit came to be reborn in its current stom...
 
38. ‘One For The Road’: Cinderella Guitarist Jeff LaBar Delivers First Solo Album (8/26/2014)
For several years, Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar had always promised to make good on his quest to record a solo album. After years of waiting, the time has finally arrived. LaBar’s new album, One for the Road, was recorded in Nashville with l...
 
39. Will Dailey Releases 'National Throat' (8/26/2014)
Boston’s Will Dailey is thrilled to announce the release of National Throat, available today worldwide via WheelKick Records. National Throat is a career defining release for Will Dailey. Inspired by a failing business relationship, wherein he...
 
40. Brian Farmer, Warren Haynes' Longtime Guitar Tech, Dead at 53 (8/26/2014)
Warren Haynes’ longtime and beloved guitar tech, Brian Farmer, died Sunday, August 24, at his home near Nashville. Farmer died peacefully in his sleep. He was 53. "He was a close friend, a devoted worker and a lover of life,” Haynes said. “We tr...