Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar died Tuesday, December 11, at age 92. According to a statement posted on his official website, Shankar died in San Diego, near his Southern California home with his wife and a daughter by his side. Shankar's foundation issued a statement saying he had suffered upper-respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery just last week.
Learn to play in the style of Jimmy Page, Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and other blues greats. This lick pack will teach you classic 12-bar shuffle rhythm patterns, walking bass lines, how to add fills to rhythm patterns, using hybrid picking and palm muting, classic blues turnarounds, and expressive elements, such as finger slides, sweeps and bends, plus much more.
In the exclusive lesson video below, James Lynch, Tim Brennan and Jeff DaRosa from Dropkick Murphys show you how to play "The Boys Are Back," a track off their new album. The album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, will be released January 8 on the band's own Born & Bred Records label.
Here's the exclusive premiere of a new video by Terrible Things. The video — "Innocent" — is part of Terrible Things' Nervous Energies session. The entire Nervous Energies session will go live on December 18, and you can watch it here when it does.
In the video below, Steve Lukather test drives DiMarzio's new Transition humbucking pickups. The pickups were developed by DiMarzio and Lukather for Lukather's LIII Music Man guitar. The pickups also will be available for retail sale from DiMarzio.
Welcome to Guitar World's roundup of the top 25 live, reissued and archival albums of 2012. The common theme of these 25 releases is easy to follow: They all feature classic or well-known songs that have been repackaged and presented anew, but with a twist, whether it be in the form of live versions, alternate versions, demos, simple remasters, etc.