A mere three days after shutting down Hollywood Boulevard for a special Jimmy Kimmel Live performance, Van Halen appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier today. The band opened with “Jump” and went right into “Dance the Night Away,” which is available on Ellen‘s website. You can watch "Jump" below.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of a new behind-the-scenes video by Lullwater. Below, you can download "Vendetta Black," the new song Lullwater recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas, with Resident Hero’s Ryan White on vocals.
Boss is apparently offering a five-year warranty on all their compact pedals. Ergo, several employees of Sheehans Music in the U.K. grabbed their coats and shovels and came up with a series of tests to see just how likely it is that you’ll ever need said warranty.
Here's something we recently stumbled upon, since we're always walking around, stumbling upon things. It's the Voyage-Air folding travel guitar. The company, Voyage-Air, makes acoustic and electric models that fold up so they can fit into their own regular-suitcase-size cases.
This week, I’ve built a new axe to add to my live arsenal: The DeltaLectric cigar box guitar. Based on a traditional three-string fretless cigar box guitar (played with a slide), I’ve hot rodded it with a vintage-style lipstick tube pickup in the bridge position. It’s a beautiful lie: It looks like a primitive blues instrument, but it screams like a bitch.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 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.
This month, I’d like to illustrate a very clear and effective way to memorize the series of scales that are collectively known as the seven fundamental modes. I consider these modes to be essential learning for any aspiring metal soloist. The majority of them are also equally useful for soloing in other styles, such as blues, rock, jazz and country.
Bass is more than just a guitar with two fewer strings. It has a different tone, scale length, feel and musical role, and in many cases it requires a different conceptual and technical approach. Guitarists who are new to playing bass will often double the guitar part one octave lower. There is certainly a place octave doubling — just listen to Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean" and Pantera's "I'm Broken." But there is so much more that can be done with the bass guitar.
Blue Microphones has introduced the Hummingbird, a versatile, precision-engineered Class A small-diaphragm microphone that unlocks the tonal nuances of your instruments so you can capture the best recordings possible. With a 180-degree rotating head, Hummingbird fits into tight spaces and can nimbly change positions where others can’t.