With a lot of talent and a little bit of luck, a new generation of acoustic guitar fingerstylists are blazing a new style of percussive, alternate-tuned shred. In the Eighties, radical fingerstylists like Michael Hedges and Preston Reed pioneered an acoustic guitar style based on an alternate-tuned, percussion-heavy, new age–tinged sound.
Bassist and vocalist Chris Squire, a founding member of prog-rock legends Yes, died today, June 28, at age 67 after a brief battle with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The U.K.-born Squire had been receiving treatment in Phoenix, where he lived, since being diagnosed with the disease only last month.
For nearly two decades Jef Whitehead has forged a solitary path into the heart of darkness as the sole architect behind the one-man U.S. black metal band Leviathan. Here, Whitehead lifts the veil and reveals the personal struggles and triumphs that led him to create his latest extreme metal epic Scar Sighted.
He’s the founding guitarist of seminal New York hardcore band Agnostic Front, loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and has lived in the same Lower East Side apartment for 60 years. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is…
As Lynyrd Skynyrd gear up to release their latest live record, One More for the Fans! guitarist Gary Rossington reflects on his career as the sole surviving original member of the Southern rock giants.
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.
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 winning bid of $117,500 for a factory-fresh Gibson Les Paul Standard Special—in a satin finish of red, gun-metal grey and viper blue, and sporting bullet shell knobs, no less—caught even its country-rock instigator off guard.