Some of you might remember an ad that appeared in guitar magazines in the late '80s or early '90s. It showed a photo of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Hearts Club Band LP propped up against a shiny new four-track recorder (possibly a Tascam, but who knows at this point?). The slogan above the photo was something along the lines of "A Couple of Four-Track Masterpieces."
Guitar World has released a new DVD we think you'll enjoy: Mastering Scales. The DVD, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store, is a deluxe crash course in guitar theory, with more than 80 minutes of instructional video to help you reach the next level.
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.