Despite an intensely devoted fan base and decades of massive success, Rush have been, for much of their career, regarded as the World’s Least-Hip Rock and Roll Act—the band of choice for adolescent boys mesmerized by 20-minute prog-rock epics, extravagant drum solos, and lyrics filled with tales of snow dogs, warring trees and French national holidays.
Whether you began on an electric or an acoustic guitar, there's no doubt the latter will eventually find its way into your hands at some point. The nature of the acoustic guitar's efficiency (no amp!) makes it a commonality among players, collectors and dorm-room guys looking to impress girls. Even the most devout shredder will be tempted to noodle on a dreadnought — particularly in front of the aforementioned girls.
Slayer continue their quest for global domination with World Painted Blood, their annihilating new album. Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King talk about working hard, playing fast and living life on the dark side.
He taught Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett to play guitar and has the shiniest head in shred, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is...He was voted No. 5 in our 2012 "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time Poll," his new album, Unstoppable Momentum, will be out in May, and he's just announced a US tour. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is ...
The inspiration for the title of Brad Paisley’s latest album, Wheelhouse, came from the phrase “in your wheelhouse,” which is a reference to the baseball term for the strike zone’s sweet spot, where a batter can comfortably hit a ball with maximum power and precision.