You could go back and forth for years trying to choose the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on any individual Van Halen album. But to try to pick his best guitar solo ever? Damn near impossible. But that's exactly what we asked you to do two weeks ago.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan says the music industry has been "taken over by poseurs." Corgan, who was being interviewed publicly by author Brian Solis at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, said he was part of a generation of artists who "wanted to change the world." Today's musicians, he added, are obsessed merely with being famous.
Yes, we know this is GUITARworld.com, but we figured the Machine Head fans out there would still find this interesting. Machine Head drummer Dave McClain has posted the drum parts, drum-set diagram and drum transcription for the Unto The Locust track "I Am Hell" at drummagazine.com.
Enjoy this exclusive video premiere of "Hang 'Em High" performed live at Boston's Fenway Park by Dropkick Murphys. The track is from the Going Out In Style: Fenway Park Bonus Edition CD, an expanded version of the band's Going Out In Style album, which was released last year on the band's own Born & Bred Records.
Reverend Guitars, maker of the Pete Anderson Signature Eastsider guitar, has announced that the model now will be available with an optional maple neck. The guitar is Reverend's second Pete Anderson Signature model and comes in S and T varieties. The Tobacco Burst versions, however, still have the Rosewood Fretboard.
Kyuss members Scott Reeder and Joshua Homme have been forced to file a federal lawsuit against John Garcia and Brant Bjork a/k/a Kyuss Lives! The suit alleges trademark infringement and consumer fraud by Kyuss Lives!
Oktober Guitars has announced today the new DevilWing bass, the latest addition to the company's Von Frankenstein Series. The DevilWing is designed by Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, who has been working closely with Oktober for the better part of two years. The DevilWing bass is available now in Production and U.S. Custom Shop models. Both can be ordered via the Oktober Guitars website.
In the video below, Janus guitarist Mike Tyranski shows you how to play “In Flames,” a song off Janus' upcoming album, Nox Aeris, which will be released March 27 on REALID Records. Nox Aeriscan be pre-ordered from iTunes here.
Like the narrator in "The Changingman," one of his best-known songs, Paul Weller's career is built on shifting sands. He's been a punk rock frontman at the vanguard of the late-'70s mod revival movement, a soul/R&B singer, guitar hero and the "Mod Father," hero to the protagonists and antagonists of the drama-filled Britpop scene of the mid-'90s.