Being a guitarist involves pushing your boundaries with the instrument. Many players find themselves struggling to develop the physical abilities needed to play like their heroes, and they never settle on a consistent set of exercises because they find themselves drowning in so many different suggestions. In this column, I discuss some essential practice techniques you can work into a simple, short daily routine.
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, Way Huge and MXR pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — ending with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Right State of Mind," the new music video by Holy Ghost Tent Revival. The song is the title track from their new album, which was released September 16.
Last night, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen took the stage with Foo Fighters on Late Show With David Letterman to perform Cheap Trick's 1978 tune "Stiff Competition." Dave Grohl played drums while Taylor Hawkins did his best Robin Zander imitation, right down to the white suit.
In this brand-new video, Guitar World's Paul Riario and his loaner Charvel Jake E. Lee signature model guitar hit the streets of New York City with D'Addario's new NYXL strings. The goal? To find out just how tough NYXL's strings are!
Canadian hard-rock band Theory of a Deadman released their new album, Savages, earlier this year via Roadrunner Records. Today, the band has teamed up with RevolverMag.com and GuitarWorld.com to premiere their new music video for the title track, which features a guest appearance from Alice Cooper!