Well, it's holiday time again. It's a time for joy, gathering with friends and family, maybe watching the 1951 Alastair Sim version of Scrooge and — oh yes, creating a Slayer-themed Christmas light display!
The ink is still drying on the Beatles' new BBC collection, On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2, but there is more Beatles product on the way. A new Beatles box set, which will be released in early 2014, will reissue the band's 13 American albums, including five albums that have never been available on CD before.
Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil will feature a performance by UK extreme-metal legends Carcass, so it's fitting that today the Fear FestEvil website has premiered a music video for "Unfit for Human Consumption" off the band's new album, Surgical Steel.
Earlier this week, Foo Fighters showed up at a Los Angeles-area pizza joint — and played a 23-song set. The intimate show can be considered a warmup for their latest tour, which kicks off this week in Mexico.
By mid-1968, the hippie movement was in full flower across America. Young people were growing their hair out, dressing and thinking in new ways, tuning in, turning on and dropping out to the beat of a wild new style of psychedelicized heavy guitar music as performed by colorful groups like Cream, the Who, Blue Cheer and, of course, the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
The gang at Seymour Duncan recently tweeted this posted-in-2012 video. In the video, a guitarist named Sarah Michelle tries out Seymour Duncan's Yngwie Malmsteen YJM Fury STK-S10 pickups, which are installed in her Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature model Strat.
These videos are bonus content related to the January 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.