The following content is related to the September 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
OK, I admit I'm a bit compulsive as far as keeping my guitars clean. And I don't mean that in the "Look, but don’t touch" way, since many of my guitars have dings and small cracks. I mean it in terms of keeping the guitars CLEAN. I've been known to drive my techs a bit nuts.
Many guitar players often struggle to find time -- or simply feel the need to be inspired in order to practice their instrument. Sure, there are days when we are all inspired to pick up our guitars and play. Bur what about the other days? Welcome to 10 Ways To Boost Your Practice Session.
Halford guitarist and Guitar World columnist “Metal” Mike Chlasciak is streaming his new album, The Metalworker, for free. You can hear it below. The album will be released June 4 through C.M.M. Entertainment, LLC. Fans can buy an exclusive pre-sale package including a signed CD and postcard, plus a guitar pick, at metalmike.net.
I understand some of you might find this story's headline (Give Yourself Permission to Be a Musician) a little confusing. Most of you play an instrument, and many of you are serious about following your passion — making guitar playing your profession. So what’s this about permission? Let me explain.