The person who posted this brief YouTube video of five kids playing guitar on stage added the words "creepy as hell" to the headline. Although I've never actually been to hell, I'm sure it's a lot creepier than this video.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive sneak peek at a new documentary, American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin'. The film will premiere 9 p.m. EST November 5 on PBS (Check local listings). That same day, an expanded edition of the film will be released on DVD/Blu-ray by Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings.
Why should guitarists have all the fun? GuitarWorld.com recently launched a readers poll in partnership with Samson — the Greatest Rock Singers of All Time! We're certain that, even though our core readership is mainly made up of guitarists from different genres, locations and age groups, you — like us — have strong opinions about the skills (or lack thereof) of some of rock's most legendary singers.
Remember Rocksmith? No, they weren't an infamously unruly bearded Birmingham band that partied hard and toured with Saxon back in the day. Rocksmith, which was introduced in 2011, was (and is, for that matter) an interactive guitar-based game broke gaming ground by letting guitar players plug in and use their very own axes — Epiphones, Gibsons, Carvins, Deans, you name it — and start hammering away with their favorite rock bands.
Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. This “oral autobiography” of Jimmy Page, the intensely private mastermind behind Led Zeppelin — one of the most enduring bands in rock history — is the most complete and revelatory portrait of the legendary guitarist ever published.
Forty years is a monumental amount of time for any band to be together, but for Kansas guitarist Richard Williams, the milestone event seems pretty normal. In addition to being an integral part of the success of Kansas — a band with record sales in excess of 15 million — Williams' legacy includes being one of only two members of the band (drummer Phil Ehart being the other) to play on every Kansas album.
Lucky Numbers, guitarist Dave Stewart’s third solo album in as many years, is a well-crafted collection of songs adorned with key elements of blues, country and rock. Recorded on a boat in the South Pacific with a core group of seasoned Nashville musicians, Lucky Numbers offers a window into the mind of a true modern-day storyteller.