It used to be something you could do in private, like, well, some other things you're better off doing in private. But that all changed when an upstart Tom Cruise made air guitar a public nuisance in Risky Business all those decades ago.
We talked with guitarist Jon Hudson about the creative process for Faith No More's new album, Sol Invictus, what he did during the band’s 11-year touring hiatus and how technology has rocked his world.
We’ve said it once before—classical guitar isn’t limited to classical music. To back that up, we carefully curated a list of five videos featuring awesome rock song arrangements made especially classical guitar.
Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes, effect devices and processors have been created for the electric guitar over the past 60 years (and that’s not including rackmount effects). Conceivably, more than half of those devices are distortion, fuzz and overdrive effects.
In 2013, Epiphone celebrated its 140th anniversary. To help honor the milestone, longtime Epiphone fan and former Gibson historian Walter Carter published The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars.
His guitar playing and vocal harmonizing in the blue-eyed soul duo Hall & Oates earned him mega chart success and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is…
The "27 Club" is a term that refers to a host of popular musicians who died—tragically—at age 27. This tragic group includes Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more. It's enough to make you wonder if there actually is something to it.