As lead guitarist for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for more than a decade, Byrd’s riffs propelled Jett’s best work, including “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” “Talkin’ Bout My Baby” and “I Love Rock 'n' Roll.” Byrd left the Blackhearts in 1993, a guitar slinger for hire, touring and recording with Roger Daltrey, Southside Johnny and Ian Hunter, among others.
Remember Rocksmith? No, they weren't an infamously unruly bearded Birmingham band that partied hard and toured with Saxon back in the day. Rocksmith, which was introduced in 2011, was (and is, for that matter) an interactive guitar-based game broke gaming ground by letting guitar players plug in and use their very own axes — Epiphones, Gibsons, Carvins, Deans, you name it — and start hammering away with their favorite rock bands.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Kayla," the new music video by Flying Colors, a band featuring guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Dave LaRue, singer/guitarist Casey McPherson and keyboardist Neal Morse.
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
Yes, Dream Theater are less than a week away from releasing their new album, Dream Theater, on September 24. However, we thought we'd share a Guitar World lesson video pertaining to Dream Theater's 2009 album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings.
Ever want to know what an early Led Zeppelin concert experience was like? We've got you covered. Below, you can check out some video from a March 17, 1969, Led Zeppelin TV appearance. In the US, their self-titled debut album was almost three months old; however, it wouldn't be released in the UK for another two weeks.