Thirty-five years ago last week, on March 25, 1979, Van Halen kicked off their first headlining tour following the release of their second album, Van Halen II. Their first world tour took place a year earlier, when they opened for Journey and Black Sabbath.
It’s difficult to imagine two human beings more different than Joe Satriani and Zakk Wylde, even just in terms of physical appearance. Satriani is slight and slender, with a clean-shaven face and head. Wylde is big and hairy, with full beard and black-leather biker garb encasing his paunchy frame.
Revolver's Far Beyond Driven commemorative T-shirt is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. The cover story of the newsstand edition of the latest issue of Revolver tells the story behind Pantera's Far Beyond Driven.
The latest installment — Part 6, which you can watch below — shows Slash & Co. — better known as "Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators" — at a studio in Los Angeles, hard at work on their next album, which will be released later this year.
Paul Stanley has risen to international fame playing the role of the Starchild in Kiss. In his new autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed (HarperOne), the guitarist discusses two roles he has played that changed his character as much if not more: the Phantom of the Opera and family man.
If Jerry Garcia played in a death metal band instead of the Grateful Dead, he might have designed a guitar like the Guardian. At least that’s kind of the idea that Nashville luthier Sean Farrell had in mind when he conceived this guitar.
GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of “Hope,” the new single by New York's Frank Palangi. After releasing his first two EPs — Frank Palangi and I Am Ready — Palangi decided to self-produce his next single. “Hope” delivers a strong, inspirational message, exploring what the idea of hope means to Palangi.
Below, check out GuitarWorld.com's exclusive premiere of a new guitar play-through video by Avatar. The song, "Hail The Apocalypse," is the title track from the band's new album, which will be released in May.