Despite a few nasty rumors to the contrary, the guitar is alive and well in 2014. It survived the rise of the keyboard in the Eighties and the overwhelming bass-barrage of electronic dance music of the early 21st century and, as evidenced by the 50 selections below, shows no signs of waning in relevancy.
"It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans. Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White’s backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents and many other projects.
Even though Metallica's James Hetfield makes it look all too easy, there are countless guitarists who find it challenging to sing while doing anything on the guitar — besides strumming. Some players (myself included) even get bent out of shape when they're asked to provide the simplest of vocal harmonies while playing basic to semi-challenging riffs.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
Jack White wrote, recorded and produced his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, which debuted atop the Billboard 200. This new tab book, which is available at the Guitar World Online Store for $19.99, provides the notes and tab for all the songs from his acclaimed 2012 CD.
Of course, Metallica performed at Glastonbury in the U.K. this past Saturday. However, Jack White gave the crowd an extra shot of Metallica by covering “Enter Sandman” during his own set earlier in the day. White actually meshed bits of “Enter Sandman” with his own song, “Cannon.”
This past week, Jack White has been on a publicity blitz for his new solo album, Lazaretto. Earlier this week, he stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for the second time in a month to perform two cuts off the new album.
Last night, Jack White appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his new album, Lazaretto — and to perform two songs from the new disc. You can check out one of the performances ("Just One Drink") below.
Jack White will release his second solo album, Lazaretto, June 10 — but he's already supplied three new songs to his fans. Now he's created the official music video for the album's title track, and you can check it out below.