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1. Preview Yesway’s Debut Album (4/16/2014)
Yesway is the creation of best friends Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing. Johansing, in addition to a budding solo career following the release of her Grand Ghosts LP last year, has lent her talents to projects such as Geographer, while Ritz is an...
 
2. Listen: Rare Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun" Demo (4/16/2014)
Soundgarden are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their hit record Superunknown with a couple special reissue packages, available on June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME. The Deluxe Edition is a 2-CD package featuring the remastered album alon...
 
3. Nils Lofgren talks guitars, Springsteen, Neil Young and box set Face The Music (4/16/2014)
Read more about Nils Lofgren talks guitars, Springsteen, Neil Young and box set Face The Music at MusicRadar.com
 
4. Update: Malcolm Young "Taking a Break" from AC/DC (4/16/2014)
It seems there's some sad truth behind the speculation surrounding AC/DC's imminent breakup due to Malcolm Young's health issues. The classic hard rock band may not be breaking up, but their rhythm guitarist is, for the moment, stepping down to ...
 
5. New Kris Orlowski Album ‘Believer’ Out Now (4/16/2014)
Seattle-based band Kris Orlowski has released its first full length album, Believer. The album was produced by Martin Feveyear (Queens Of The Stone Age, The Lumineers, Death Cab For Cutie) of Jupiter Studios in Seattle. Believer is made up of so...
 
6. Who was the greatest Strat player of the '50s? (4/16/2014)
Read more about Who was the greatest Strat player of the '50s? at MusicRadar.com 60 DAYS OF STRAT: As part of our epic celebration of all things Stratocaster, over the next few weeks we're setting off on a voyage through Strat history to settle ...
 
7. Exclusive Song Premiere: Big Little Lions "The Way Home" (4/16/2014)
Here’s a treat! It’s a new track from Big Little Lions called, “The Way Home,” from their upcoming EP, Paper Cage, slated for release May 6. Chock full of folky goodness, “The Way Home,” surprises with a driving, clap-along beat and some pretty ...
 
8. Dog Camp: Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy Discuss the Winery Dogs' Immersive New Camp for Musicians (4/16/2014)
If you've ever wanted to get up close and personal with three of rocks' most talented musicians, here’s your opportunity. Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy — better known as the Winery Dogs — have announced Dog Camp, their first-eve...
 
9. Banjo Boom: Beautiful or Bold, These Banjos Rule (4/16/2014)
Recently I took a little road trip to visit the Museaum of Making Music, or MOMM in Carlsbad, CA. It was chock full of cool historic gear and some fun interactive surprises. But what really caught my eye was the special banjo exhibit: The Banjo...
 
10. Dolly Parton Celebrates Record Store Day 2014 (4/15/2014)
Sony Masterworks and Dolly Parton celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with the release of a limited 7-inch vinyl. The blue vinyl features two tracks from Parton’s upcoming album Blue Smoke - “Blue Smoke” and “Home.” Blue Smoke wi...
 
11. Clean Water Charities Benefit from Limited Edition GS Mini Acoustic Guitar (4/15/2014)
Trees rescued in mine remediation efforts in Washington are being given new life as limited edition acoustic guitars. A percentage of proceeds from Holden Village Taylor GS Mini sales will benefit clean water projects in Central America under ...
 
12. Taylor Guitars Partners with Clean Water Nonprofit (4/15/2014)
Taylor Guitars is providing a new life for trees rescued in mine remediation efforts and creating a limited edition line of guitars. A percentage of the proceeds from the Limited Edition Holden Village Taylor GS Mini Guitars will benefit Color...
 
13. Former Korn touring guitarist Shane Gibson dies aged 35 (4/15/2014)
Read more about Former Korn touring guitarist Shane Gibson dies aged 35 at MusicRadar.com Shane Gibson, who from 2007 to 2010 was a touring guitarist with Korn, died today from complications due to a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old....
 
14. Pantera Combo Offer: Get New Pantera Issue of Revolver and Limited 'Far Beyond Driven' T-Shirt for $24.99! (4/15/2014)
There's a new combo offer at the Guitar World Online Store! Get Revolver magazine's April/May 2014 Pantera issue and a limited Far Beyond Driven T-shirt for $24.99! The cover story of the newsstand edition of the latest issue of Revolver
 
15. Report: AC/DC to Call It Quits Due to Malcolm Young's Illness? (4/15/2014)
According to several media reports posted earlier today (mostly out of Australia), AC/DC might be calling it quits very soon — due to the serious illness of guitarist Malcolm Young. Perth, Australia, radio station 6PR reported that Young, 61, an...
 
16. Video: Guitarist Ben Higgins Imitates "30 Misplaced Shredders" (4/15/2014)
In the recently posted video below, British guitarist Ben Higgins — who we've featured on GuitarWorld.com in the past — imitates 30 well-known shredders, but puts them in strange settings. In the video, which is called "30 Misplaced Shredders," ...
 
17. Exclusive Stream: Sevendust ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Premiere (4/15/2014)
We’re thrilled to present you with the world premiere of Sevendust’s new album, Time Travelers & Bonfires, the day before its official release. Well known for their signature hybrid metal sound, Sevendust have abandoned the high gain on Tim...
 
18. Exclusive: Hedvig Mollestad Trio Premiere New Song, "La Boule Noire" (4/15/2014)
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "La Boule Noire," a new instrumental track by jazz-inspired progressive rockers the Hedvig Mollestad Trio. The super-jammy, guitar-heavy song — think Black Sabbath and Cream meet Miles Da...
 
19. Guitar Legends Celebrates 50 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs — with Bonus Instructional DVD (4/15/2014)
Guitar Legends: 50 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs — including an instructional DVD with tabs — is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for only $9.99. It's a collection of the best classic rock songs of all-time, from Jimi Hendrix,...
 
20. Betcha Can't Play This: Phrygian-Dominant Male — Sylvain Coudret of Soilwork (4/14/2014)
This is a single-note run based on the D Phrygian dominant mode [D Eb F# G A Bb C] that incorporates several different playing techniques to create an interesting, rolling contour. I tune my guitar to drop-B, which is drop-D tuning down ...
 
21. Betcha Can't Play This: Luis Carlos Maldonado's Add9 Roller Coaster (4/14/2014)
This is an alternate-picking run based on an add9 arpeggio shape on the top three strings that’s moved up and down the neck to four different positions and tonal centers, with a slight variation in bar 2. It begins in E, moves down to C with a ...
 
22. Merchant of Menace with Jeff Loomis: Incorporating Sweep Arpeggios with Fast-Moving Position Shifts (4/14/2014)
This month, I ’d like to finish our analysis of the guitar solo from the title track of Nevermore’s latest release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, with a look at the last four bars of the solo, which carry into the first bar of the subsequent verse. ...
 
23. Thoughts on Using Your Computer As a Guitar Amp (4/14/2014)
I never thought I'd be writing about using a computer as an amp. I absolutely adore my 2x12 Deville, love the sound of a Marshall stack, the brutality of a Mesa, etc. I love the feeling of an amp screaming at you live — and feeling the rumble i...
 
24. Famous firsts: Sevendust's Clint Lowery (4/14/2014)
Read more about Famous firsts: Sevendust's Clint Lowery at MusicRadar.com Atlanta-based metal kings Sevendust clearly aren't into sitting around for too long. Their ninth studio album, Black Out The Sun, is only a year old, and here they are wit...
 
25. Guitarist Rob Cavestany Looks Back at the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Death Angel (4/14/2014)
This is an excerpt from the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Zakk Wylde & Joe Satriani, John Frusciante, how to build a pedal board, a complete finger picking lesson, columns, tabs and reviews of n...
 
26. Betcha Can't Play This: Bill Hudson's Lydian Cascade (4/14/2014)
This is a scalar run based on the F Lydian mode [F G A B C D E], which is the fifth mode of C major. It incorporates several different lead-playing techniques and sounds cool when played over an F or F5 chord. I start off with an ascending F maj...
 
27. Total Guitar 253 on sale now: Kurt Cobain, the final guitar interview (4/14/2014)
Read more about Total Guitar 253 on sale now: Kurt Cobain, the final guitar interview at MusicRadar.com Total Guitar issue 253 is available in print and worldwide digitally from today. CLICK HERE TO BUY A DIGITAL COPY OF TOTAL GUITAR FOR iOS, AN...
 
28. Hear Led Zeppelin Perform "Good Times Bad Times" and "Communication Breakdown" Live in Paris, 1969 (4/14/2014)
Led Zeppelin are streaming a tasty piece of content from the upcoming newly remastered version of their 1969 debut album. Check out the complete live performance of the band's "Good Times Bad Times" / "Communication Breakdown" medley from an Oct...
 
29. 60 days of Strat (4/14/2014)
Read more about 60 days of Strat at MusicRadar.com The Fender Stratocaster isn't just an electric guitar. It's the electric guitar. And it's damn near impossible to believe that it's celebrating its 60th birthday. For the next sixty days we're g...
 
30. Watch the birth of a Fender Stratocaster (4/14/2014)
Read more about Watch the birth of a Fender Stratocaster at MusicRadar.com 60 DAYS OF STRAT: If you've ever thought that building a guitar takes too darned long, then the above video should be right up your alley. A Strat Is Born, produced by Fe...
 
31. Band of Skulls - Himalayan review (4/14/2014)
Read more about Band of Skulls - Himalayan review at MusicRadar.com The third full-length from Southampton's Band Of Skulls sees them take a slightly more polished approach to the production. At the core, it's still classic BOS with the glammed-...
 
32. The Institute rocks Camden with Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (4/14/2014)
Read more about The Institute rocks Camden with Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly at MusicRadar.com Sam Duckworth, of 'Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.', is set to headline a stage for the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance at Camden Rocks Festival on ...
 
33. Contest: Enter to Win a G. Love Signature Eastwood Black and Blue Guitar (4/14/2014)
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34. Exclusive Interview: G. Love Talks 'Sugar' with Special Sauce (4/14/2014)
I had the pleasure of seeing a live show at SXSW that previewed some killer songs from the new album by G. Love & Special Sauce. I admit, I haven’t been a Sauce fan for decades like some of my friends, but I am now! Now celebrating its 20 ye...
 
35. Sunday Strum: Episode 4 Strum Power Chords Four Ways (4/12/2014)
In Episode 4 of Sunday Strum, I focus on strumming power chords four different ways. Utilizing these four variations while keeping the rhythm the same will yield different vibes each time. While the changes are simple, they may get you out o...
 
36. NYC's Only Woman-Owned and Staffed Lutherie Opens Doors (4/11/2014)
Created to serve the needs of the local community, Brooklyn Lutherie has opened its doors to the public. A place where musicians of all skill levels, particularly women, can feel comfortable and confident bringing their instruments, Brooklyn L...
 
37. David Gray Releases New Single, “Back In The World” (4/11/2014)
David Gray has released the lead single off of his new album today. Listen below to “Back In The World,” which is also available for purchase on iTunes. Gray's upcoming album, Mutineers, will debut on June 17. The collection finds the singer-so...
 
38. Guitarist and Berklee Professor Scott Tarulli Discusses His New Album, 'Anytime, Anywhere' (4/11/2014)
As a Berklee College of Music professor, Scott Tarulli is well versed in all things rock, blues and jazz (His friends know he also happens to be a closet Dio-loving metal head). His new album, Anytime, Anywhere, features a treasure trove of hoo...
 
39. Old 97's to Release New Album, 'Most Messed Up,' April 29 (4/11/2014)
The Old 97's will release their new album, Most Messed Up, April 29 via ATO. The album, which was recorded in Austin and produced by Salim Nourallah, features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (the Replacements, Guns N' Roses) and Jon Rauhouse ...
 
40. Review: Tweak and Destroy — Randall Thrasher Head (4/11/2014)
For the last 25 years or so, Randall amplifiers have played an influential role in shaping the sound of modern metal. Dimebag Darrell’s preference for Randall amps like the RG-100 and his signature Warhead model completely changed metal guitari...