Those who have been following these columns for a while are well familiar with the fact that, in my guitar parts for the music of Periphery and Haunted Shores, I like to employ radical and rapid...
Below, check out a particularly tasty (guitar-wise) scene from the 2008 Zappa Plays Zappa DVD (which, I might add, comes highly recommended).
All rock guitar players play repetitive sequences in their solos, and I have found it very useful to utilize a systematic approach.
Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi and American Idol finalist James Durbin recently announced a new collaboration, Maps to the Hollywood Scars.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of "Origami," a new single (and music video) by the Surrealist, an experimental prog-metal band from Boston.
In May 1990, Steve Vai guested as host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball.
In 1992, instrumental rock great Joe Satriani made an appearance on a short-lived MTV Europe TV series called Most Wanted.
In early 1984, film director Walter Hill contacted Arlen Roth—guitarist, columnist and co-creator of the Hot Licks instructional video series—about a new film he was about to make starring Ralph...
When Steve Vai asked guitarist Nita Strauss to take part in his new Favored Nations compilation, She Rocks, Vol. 1, the Alice Cooper Band shredder never gave it a second thought.
Here's another gem from the eternally fascinating world of YouTube.
Can you tell what a riff is by hearing just the first note?
Below, check out an impressive guitar performance by the "Wichita Lineman" himself—the great Glen Campbell—from 1974.
Aleks Sever is a different kind of guitar player.