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.
Nine Inch Nails have posted a new music video for "Came Back Haunted," a track from their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks, which will be released September 3. The video, which you can see below, was directed by filmmaker David Lynch.
The Badpiper, aka "the world's only flame-throwing, leather clad, heavily tattooed punk rock warrior," recently performed AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" on the streets of Fremantle, Australia. And lucky you — you get to see it below.