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1. John Page Classic Guitars Introduces the Ashburn (3/31/2015)
John Page Classic, a new guitar brand that brings the custom-design genius of John Page, co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop, to the world of production guitars, has announced the Ashburn, its initial production model. The double-cutaway, hard...
 
2. The Guitar Drum, a New Percussive Acoustic Guitar Device — Video (3/31/2015)
Check out this clip of guitarist Lenny Hatch demoing his creation, The Guitar Drum. Here’s some info from The Guitar Drum’s official site: The Guitar Drum was first created when Lenny Hatch needed a Cajon but he didn't have one. He was also g...
 
3. Sarah Command Teaches Percussive Acoustic Techniques from Andy McKee's "Drifting" (3/31/2015)
Sarah Command of The Command Sisters stopped by the Acoustic Nation studio. Lucky for us she consented to share some tips on percussive acoustic guitar. She’ll run you through some of the slapping and tapping techniques used in Andy McKee’s “Dri...
 
4. Josh Rouse’s ‘The Embers Of Time’ — Exclusive Playlist Premiere (3/31/2015)
Josh Rouse’s The Embers Of Time comes out on April 7 on Yep Roc Records. But we’re delighted to share the entire album playlist with you now! The album opens with an upbeat, get-a-move-on tune, “Some Day’s I’m Golden All Night.” With it’s railro...
 
5. Van Halen Perform "Panama" and "Runnin' with the Devil" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' — Video (3/31/2015)
It took a few decades, but Van Halen finally performed on live TV in the U.S. with David Lee Roth. Last night, a portion of Hollywood Boulevard was shut down so the band could perform before a crowd of about 6,000 die-hard fans (and a few last-m...
 
6. Valkyrie Premiere New Song, "Mountain Stomp" — Exclusive (3/31/2015)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Mountain Stomp," a new song by Virginia rockers Valkyrie. The song is from the band's new album, Shadows, which will be released May 19 via Relapse Records. Propelled by the guitar hero...
 
7. Betcha Can't Play This: Mike Groisman's Monster Multi-Finger Tapping Lick — Video (3/30/2015)
In Guitar World's latest edition of Betcha Can't Play This, New York City-based "subway shredder" Mike Groisman returns with what we're calling a "Monster Multi-Finger Tapping Lick." First he plays it fast, then slow. Then he explains the lick. ...
 
8. Orianthi and Richie Sambora Visit Norman's Rare Guitars — Video (3/30/2015)
Orianthi and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora recently visited Norman's Rare Guitars on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, California. The pair—or shall we say couple—tried out a ton of prime guitars, including Fender Strats, Esquires and Cus...
 
9. Cillie Barnes Premieres "Earthquake Season At The Crystal Convention" (3/30/2015)
Here's the new Cillie Barnes' single "Earthquake Season At The Crystal Convention." Love it! The track was recorded at Omaha's ARC studios with recorded with Bright Eyes members Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis and will be released as part of a coll...
 
10. Whitesnake Premiere New Cover of Deep Purple's "Burn" (3/30/2015)
Let's call it a "Cover-Dale." Whitesnake are streaming their new version of “Burn,” which started its life as the title track for a 1974 Deep Purple album featuring Whitesnake's David Coverdale on vocals. Coverdale was a member of Deep Purple fr...
 
11. Steve Hackett Premieres Epic Video for "Wolflight" (3/30/2015)
Fans of progressive rock around the globe can check out the premiere of world-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett's new video "Wolflight." The stunning and epic video is for the title track of his forthcoming album of the same name, Wolfli...
 
12. John Statz "Home At Last" Live Video — Exclusive Premiere (3/27/2015)
Here’s the premiere of a video for the song “Home At Last” by John Statz featuring the lovely Kelsey Sprague. The song appears on his brand new album Tulsa This strummer situated by the side of a chilly lake made me want to wrap up with a blanke...
 
13. Gear Review: Chellee Guitars Odie Overdrive Pedal (3/27/2015)
Picture a nice Sunday drive on a one-lane country road ... and that idiot in front of you is going 5 mph under the speed limit! Odie by Chellee Guitars began as a Tube Screamer-style overdrive pedal but widened the scope on each end to give you ...
 
14. ‘Tech N’ Roll’: Seek Irony Guitarist Alex Campbell Talks New Album and Gear (3/27/2015)
Modern rock/electronica band Seek Irony arose out of Tel Aviv, Israel's burgeoning music scene. But it wasn’t until founding members—and brothers—Kfir and Rom Gov relocated to Austin, Texas, that things really began to change. Shortly after the...
 
15. The DIY Musician: Want to Appreciate Your Current Guitar? Take a Look at These Photos (3/26/2015)
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column on Wesseh Freeman (a.k.a. “Weesay”) and his oil can guitar. He’s the blind artist from Liberia who had a video go viral last December. You guys responded so enthusiastically that I got in contact with ...
 
16. Songcraft: A Harmony Primer — Creating and Recording Vocal Harmonies (3/26/2015)
A reader and fellow songwriter recently asked if I could offer some basic thoughts on the nuts and bolts of creating and recording vocal harmonies for a song (a source of frustration for said reader). Harmony is certainly a lengthy and complex ...
 
17. Stomping Ground: 3rd Annual LA Pedal Expo — Review (3/26/2015)
On March 22, more than 30 effect, guitar and amp manufacturers and retailers descended upon the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, California, for the 3rd Annual LA Pedal Expo. Guitar World was on hand to check out all the gear. Yes, we left a lit...
 
18. Gear Review: The Roadie Automatic Guitar Tuner (3/26/2015)
An automatic tuner that connects to your smartphone might sound gimmicky. Which is why it's surprising that Roadie is such a practical tool. The Roadie automatic guitar tuner, which was created by Seattle-based startup Band Industries, interfac...
 
19. Tomás Pagán Motta Shares Video for "Up And Away" (3/26/2015)
Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta is rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. Previously recording under the moniker The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta recently released his eponymous debut record, out earlier this mon...
 
20. David Gilmour Performs Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” Acoustically –– Video Finds (3/26/2015)
Here’s a great clip of Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour performing “Breathe” acoustically. As the second track on Floyd’s epic LP Dark Side of the Moon (the album opens up with the “Speak to Me” sound collage), this acoustic rendition...
 
21. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy Jam at Legends in 1989 — Video (3/25/2015)
Some more incredibly rare video of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan in action has suddenly become available on YouTube. Below, watch Buddy Guy jamming with Vaughan on July 30, 1989, at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. The event? Guy's 53rd birt...
 
22. Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The Dazzling, Altered-Tuned Fingerstyle Work of Laurence Juber (3/25/2015)
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 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. When Paul McCar...
 
23. Van Halen Announce 2015 North American Tour (3/25/2015)
Van Halen will tour North America this summer and fall in support of their new live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert. The tour, which will feature David Lee Roth at vocals, is expected to kick off July 5 in Seattle and wrap up October 2 in Los...
 
24. Five Headphone Songs Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind (3/25/2015)
Headphone technology seems to be getting better every day. Recently, Ceekars (pronounced “seekers”) developed what it's calling the world’s first 4D headphones, and the aural experience is trippy, to say the least. The company recently reached...
 
25. Robben Ford Premieres New Album, 'Into the Sun' — Exclusive (3/25/2015)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Into The Sun, the new album by guitar great Robben Ford. The album will be released March 31 via Mascot Label Group. Five-time Grammy nominee Ford, who has worked with George Harrison, Mi...
 
26. Roundup: Ten 12-String Acoustic Guitars for Every Budget (3/25/2015)
Ah, the 12-string acoustic guitar. There’s nothing like sitting down with a 12-stringed beauty and letting some big, open chords ring out. A staple for guitarists like Jimmy Page, John Denver, and Lead Belly (SRV and Hendrix were known to stru...
 
27. Exclusive Video Premiere: Sukh’s “For the Road” (3/25/2015)
Today we’re thrilled to give you the premiere of Sukh’s beautiful “For the Road” music video. Doctor by day, musician by night, UK-based songwriter Sukhdeep Krishan strums softly as he laments love and loss, accompanied by gorgeous orchestral a...
 
28. The Next Bend: Basic Country/Blues B-Bender Lick in C — Video (3/24/2015)
Hi there. Welcome back to The Next Bend, the Guitar World column dedicated to B-bending guitarists, guitars, gear, news, licks, songs and more. For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside ...
 
29. Indigo Girls Announce New Album 'One Lost Day' Out June 2 (3/24/2015)
It has been four years since the Indigo Girls released a new studio album. On June 2nd, their much-anticipated release ONE LOST DAY, will be available on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. With the help of visionary new producer Jordan Brooke Ham...
 
30. Tremonti Premiere "Another Heart" Lyric Video (3/24/2015)
Below, check out "Another Heart," the new lyric video from Tremonti. It's the new single from the band's second album, Cauterize. You can download the single via iTunes today, March 24, and get the complete album June 9. Mark Tremonti recorded ...
 
31. Megadeth’s “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” Percussive Acoustic Cover –– Video Finds (3/24/2015)
Sam Westphalen is a percussive acoustic guitar player from Australia with some seriously ferocious chops. And judging by his choice of covers, he also appears to be a huge metal fan (which we’re OK with too). We previously shared Westphalen’s...
 
32. Black Sabbath Announce Plans for Final Show and Studio Album (3/24/2015)
Back in September, Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne announced that the legendary metal band, which enjoyed an extra-successful 2013 and 2014, would be releasing their final album this year. It turns out they'll also be playing their final sh...
 
33. The Young Wild's "Not A One" Acoustic Video Premiere (3/24/2015)
Here’s a great live raw video of the song “Not A One” by The Young Wild. The band digs in bare bones for some great harmonic accents and a lovely intensity. Singer and songwriter Bryan B. William shares, "As a band we put so much time and effort...
 
34. Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi and Guthrie Govan Join Forces for 2015 G4 Experience — Video (3/24/2015)
This is an excerpt from the April 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the complete interview, plus new-album previews from Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Warren Haynes and more, check out the April issue at the Guitar World On...
 
35. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Animals As Leaders Announce "Benefit for Cliff III" Concert in Los Angeles (3/24/2015)
Joe Satriani and Steve Vai have announced a benefit concert in support of their good friend, music-industry veteran Cliff Cultreri. The show, “A Benefit for Cliff III,” will take place 8 p.m. June 12 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. It wil...
 
36. Raising the Barre: Classical Barring Tips from Guitar Salon (3/23/2015)
This video, presented by Guitar Salon, boasts not only some beautiful classical guitar playing, it’s also a lesson on using partial barres in your left hand fingering technique. Here Scott Morris runs down some tips for strategic use of partial ...
 
37. Five Great Guitar Jams You Need to Hear — Now! (3/23/2015)
Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, blah, blah, blah … We know those guys can play, but what about Speedy Haworth, who dazzled audiences in the Fifties with his appearances on ABC-TV’s Ozark Jubilee? Or how about the underrated, mustach...
 
38. How The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Utilizes Online Mastering Tool LANDR (3/23/2015)
If you’re anything like most musicians, you probably don’t have more than a vague idea of what mastering really is. Once you attempt to produce your own recording, however, you learn quickly that quality mastering is essential if you want to end...
 
39. How to Buy the Best Guitar — Video (3/23/2015)
In this brand-new video, Guitar World and The Music Zoo—a truly top-notch music store in Long Island, New York—present "How to Buy the Best Guitar." The video, which stars Guitar World's own Paul Riario, is a guide to buying the best electric gu...
 
40. Experiment: Does Down-Tuning Make Your Guitar Sound Heavier? — Video (3/23/2015)
Internet gent and multi-instrumentalist Rob Scallon recently posted a video called "The Down-Tuning Experiment." In it, he tests the theory that down-tuning makes your guitar, and your riffs, sound "heavier." To do so, he plays the same riff on ...