Fans may not have to wait long for a follow-up to last year's Stone Sour album, Audio Secrecy. In a recent interview, the Stone Sour frontman said he was hard at work writing songs for a new album, and the group may begin recording by the end of the year.
My tune "Breaking Point" was used by Ken Burns in his recent "The Tenth Inning" baseball documentary. It’s cool when an original guitar composition gets licensed for a film project. It’s way cooler, however, when I’m asked to compose for a specific project.
In this Quick Lick, Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play the acoustic intro to Metallica's "Battery," from the landmark album Master of Puppets. In the intro to the song, James Hetfield plays a melody while accompanying himself with chords underneath that gives the song it's haunting vibe.