Thirty-five years ago last week, on March 25, 1979, Van Halen kicked off their first headlining tour following the release of their second album, Van Halen II. Their first world tour took place a year earlier, when they opened for Journey and Black Sabbath.
The latest installment — Part 6, which you can watch below — shows Slash & Co. — better known as "Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators" — at a studio in Los Angeles, hard at work on their next album, which will be released later this year.
Below, check out GuitarWorld.com's exclusive premiere of a new guitar play-through video by Avatar. The song, "Hail The Apocalypse," is the title track from the band's new album, which will be released in May.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the music video for "Jekyll Better Hyde" by New York City's IKILLYA. The song is from the band's new album, Vae Victis, which will be released April 29 through Megaforce Records.
I start in the seventh-position B minor pentatonic box pattern with some string skipping and hybrid picking, using my pick-hand middle finger in conjunction with the pick. I hit the first note, on the low E string, with a down-stroke, hammer-on the second note, then pluck the third note, on the D string, with the middle finger, followed by another hammer-on.
How cool would it be to come across the legendary Eddie Van Halen doing a guitar demo at a NAMM Show? It happened in 1996, as this just-uploaded (March 14) video shows. The Van Halen guitarist was on hand to demo Peavey's Wolfgang Standard model guitar.