Over the Oscars- (and snow-) filled weekend, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci made his debut appearance on That Metal Show. You can check out a pro-shot clip of Petrucci's shred-packed performance, a highlight of the series' Season 14 debut episode, below.
Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings have signed Steve Vai to a new multi-album agreement that includes plans to issue two new Vai sets in 2015, beginning with Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A. on April 7. The 2CD/2DVD was recorded October 12, 2012, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. It was the 49th show from Vai's Story of Light World Tour.
Below, check out a video simply titled the ”50 Best Guitar Tattoos Ever.” Of course, whether or not you agree with the video’s bold claim, remember Guitar World publishes readers’ guitar-centric tattoos in its “Ink Spot” section (There’s a nice Frank Zappa tattoo in our upcoming April 2015 issue).
Last night, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay paid $335,500 for a controversial guitar, Les Paul's very own 1954 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty." According to The New York Times, Irsay's guitar curator, Christopher McKinney, placed the bid at the February 19 auction, which took place at Guernsey's in New York City.
Jack White has premiered an interactive music video of sorts for his latest single, "That Black Bat Licorice." The video, which features a pseudo-choose-your-own-adventure experience, presents three different videos in one; each can be viewed at any time, depending on the keys you do or don't press (the 3 and B keys will come in handy).
“This is my new paper route!” Wylde tells Guitar World in the upcoming April 2015 issue. And while the notion of the mammoth metal guitar legend slinging newspapers from the back of a 10-speed bike offers up an intriguing visual, the reality is that Wylde is announcing a very different type of business venture: Wylde Audio.
Guitarist and YouTube dude Jared Dines, perhaps inspired by the runaway success of his earlier video, "10 Ways to Hold a Guitar (for Beginners)," has created a followup video—"10 Ways to Hold a Guitar (for Advanced)."
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.
In this new video from Road Recovery, Metallica's James Hetfield opens up about his rocky past. He's done things he isn't proud of, he admits, but music saved his life by giving him an outlet to write and express himself.