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.
You're on tour with Dio during the 2005 Holy Diver Live tour, and the band is approaching the closing chords of "Shame on the Night." Before he disappears from the stage, the bossman, Ronnie James Dio, screams your name and points you out, meaning it's your time to own the stage and melt off the faces of the unsuspecting audience.
In the newly posted video below, Paul Rivera Jr. interviews Slash about how he used the Rivera RockCrusher Recording power attenuator, load box and speaker emulator on his upcoming album and how he plans on integrating them live.
We thought we'd share this late-2013 video of an 8-year-old Japanese girl named Li-Sa-X covering none other than Paul Gilbert. Below, watch her perform an instrumental Racer X tune called "Scarified." The track originally appeared on Racer X's 1987 album, Second Heat, and was written by Gilbert and Scott Travis.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Haunted Factory," the new music video by Megafauna. The track is from the band's new album, Maximalist, which was released April 15 through Danimal Kingdom.
The thinking behind this run is to get you from the fifth fret all the way up to the 17th fret with a smooth, connected flow of notes. It’s played as if it were in A minor, but I tune down one half step [low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb], so it sounds in Ab minor. I use alternate picking for the most part, which produces a burning staccato sound and gives your picking hand a great workout.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new video by Kix. In the clip, which you can check out below, the members of the band discuss their new album, Rock Your Face Off, which was released today, August 5.