Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has recorded a series of 65 guitar loops that can be used by producers and disc jockeys for various projects. Friedman's loops, which range from high-gain leads and rhythm parts to clean-tone melodies influenced by Japanese and Middle Eastern scales, are available now as a loop library called "Exotic Guitar."
At their June 23 Hellfest show in Clisson, France, Canada's Voivod were joined by a pair of special guests. In the 12-minute video below, you'll see former Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo join the band for a cover of Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine," one of the highlights of Floyd's early Syd Barrett era. Then, at around the 7:06 mark, Voivod are joined by their former bassist, Jason Newsted, for "Voivod."
Although the video below was posted back in April, and the song itself was officially released June 4, we never really got around to sharing or discussing Jeff Beck's recent appearance on the new LeAnn Rimes album. But it's time to change all that!
Last month, Guitar World kicked off its first transcription challenge — and we picked a good song to set the tone for the monthly contest: Jason Becker's instrumental masterpiece, "Perpetual Burn." The song has been a perpetual source of inspiration (and challenge) for guitarists since it was released in 1988.
The folks over at Metallica TV (the band's YouTube page) just posted an official video recap of their 2013 Golden Gods experience. The fifth Annual Golden Gods Awards, which featured Metallica as the headliners, took place May 2 in Los Angeles.
Metallica have posted another official video that recaps one of their overseas shows from this past spring. Check out the official video from the band's April 24 show in Cape Town, South Africa, below. The clip features performances of "Leper Messiah" and "Motorbreath."
The Aristocrats — a fusion trio featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann — have posted a teaser video of their upcoming album, Culture Clash. The album will be released July 16.