Classic Albums is a DVD series telling the stories behind some of rock’s most historic records. Below, watch an excerpt from their feature on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid LP. As the second studio album from Sabbath, the album contains some of the band’s most beloved tracks, including “Iron Man,” “War Pigs,” and “Paranoid.”
Here’s a great quality clip of SRV performing “Pride and Joy” in January of 1990 during his MTV Unplugged taping. Vaughan uses a 12-string Guild, which gives the song a completely different vibe than the original, full band recording. “Pride and Joy” originally appeared on his 1983 Epic Records debut, Texas Flood.
Followers of Joe Bonamassa's Facebook page know the guitarist likes to shoot quick, spur-of-the-moment videos backstage at his shows. These videos usually show him playing rare, oddball or just plain insane stringed instruments. As evidenced below!
The guys (and girls?) at Candyrat Records have come up with another good one. Check out this new acoustic-guitar arrangement and performance of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" by Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “It’s Never Too Late," a new song by Australian virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. It's the title track from his new album, which will be released September 18 via Thirty Tigers.
OK — a bit of a diversion from our normal acoustic coverage — but we stumbled upon some seriously cool lesson videos with B.B. King that we had to share. It’s not often that a blues master like King sits down to discuss his technique and playing, so grab your guitar and pull up a chair!
If you are familiar with the Breedlove Oregon Series, then you are acquainted with Breedlove's affinity for crafting instruments using a historically versatile tonewood, called Myrtlewood. Breedlove is the first large scale U.S. manufacturer to incorporate this fantastic tonewood in a production line of instruments. Myrtlewood as a top tonewood yields jaw-dropping aesthetics.
Here’s a cool acoustic foray from Kyle Park for his song, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” I must say, this heartfelt rendition is pure magic. The tragic message sinks in with a quiet delivery. Sometimes all it takes is a baseball cap and an acoustic guitar to get the point across.