Last night, Eddie Van Halen spoke at Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Zocalo Public Square as part of the institution's "What It Means to Be American" series. The Dutch-born Van Halen discussed his American journey, "his role in creating one of the biggest American rock bands of all time and how he has reinvented the way the guitar is played and designed." He answered the question, "Is rock 'n' roll about reinvention?"
I'd like to address a very meat-and-potatoes bit of info that very rarely gets mentioned. Who should I emulate to be a session guitarist? The answers and the reasons for each may very well surprise you. You might assume you know how to play like these guys, but, until you really try it, you do not know how!
Nearly two decades after making their last and most influential record, 'Slaughter of the Soul,' Gothenburg’s melodic death metal progenitors At the Gates come back with a vengeance on 'At War with Reality.'
Below, check out the latest photo gallery of Guitar World magazine covers. This time, we "cover" 2008 through 2014. Because we're in a "completist" mood, this photo gallery also includes all the different variations of certain covers, including four different versions of an Eddie Van Halen cover from 2009.
Let's be real: When I was doing research for this list, I came across some really sick album covers. So sick they made a Cannibal Corpse album look like something you'd frame and give to your parents to hang over their mantle at Christmas.
Paul McCartney, Slash, Noel Gallagher, Brian May and Paul Weller are all Resonators. These guitar heroes — and the rest of rock’s elite — are the subjects of photographer Scarlet Page’s latest project, an exhibition of epic portraits in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London.