Hear ye, hear ye: Two beloved knights shall perform for a venerable queen. In this case, the knights are Sirs Paul McCartney and Elton John, and the queen is, well, the Queen: Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty shall be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) this June, and a star-studded concert will be part of the festivities.
As previously reported, Van Halen played a surprise show for a lucky handful of VIPs at Henson Studios in Hollywood this past Wednesday night. The set included a smattering of the band's hits as well as three new tracks -- "Tattoo," "She's the Woman" and "The Trouble With Never" -- that are set to appear on A Different Kind of Truth.
Since the 2012 Winter NAMM show kicked off last Thursday, GuitarWorld.com has been supplying you with nonstop NAMM videos, news items and photo galleries -- doing our darndest to bring the NAMM experience to everyone who couldn't make it to the show.
When looking back upon this week's gallery of Guitar World issues, remember all the great guitar moments of 2004, remember Dimebag and the path he blazed for groove-metal devotees, and remember the heroes who showed courage under fire at that club in Columbus, Ohio.
This Fender Custom Shop '58 Relic Stratocaster is one of the new arrivals here at Guitar World, along with a beautiful '67 NOS Telecaster. Here are some photos to tide you over until it makes an appearance in the pages of GW.