After plenty of teaser videos, song premieres and streaming events, Black Sabbath's long-awaited new album, 13, was finally released today, June 11, via Vertigo/Republic. To celebrate the occasion, all three remaining original members of the band — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler — will participate in a live Town Hall event at 7 EST tonight.
Jason Becker's instrumental masterpiece, "Perpetual Burn," has been a perpetual source of inspiration — and challenge — for guitarists since it was originally released in 1988. In fact, we decided to challenge our own staff, who turned in a spot-on, 17-page transcription of Becker's shred classic in the new July 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. Now it's time to challenge you!
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Australian guitarist Glenn Proudfoot, a former Guitar World columnist who now writes the Sick Licks and Monster Licks lessons for GuitarWorld.com.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive video by the Aristocrats, an instrumental rock/fusion trio featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann. Their new album, Culture Clash, will be released July 16 via BOING Music.
On this date in 1969, supergroup Blind Faith, which featured Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech, made their live debut at a free concert in London's Hyde Park. Here's the short set list the short-lived band performed that afternoon. Most of the songs are from the band's only album (1969's Blind Faith), but they threw in Sam Myers' bluesy "Sleeping in the Ground," a Rolling Stones cover and a Traffic tune ("Means to an End").
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Sick Of It," the new music video by Skillet. The song is the lead single from the band's upcoming album, Rise, which will be released June 25 by Atlantic/Word.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the music video for "Tall Boogie" by heavy roots rockers Moreland & Arbuckle. The track is from the band's new album, 7 Cities, which will be released July 30 by Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new video featuring Walter Trout. In the video, the venerable blues guitarist discusses his new album, Luther’s Blues: A Tribute to Luther Allison, which will be released June 11 by Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records.
On Page 30 of the all-new July 2013 issue of Guitar World, Jeff Loomis discusses this video, which he created and sent us back in March. It shows Loomis tackling Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn" to a backing track — and pulling it off in one impressive sitting.