This list of Guitar World's 10 essential classic rock guitar albums is part of a much larger feature—Guitar World's 100 Essential Guitar Albums—which you'll be seeing in the weeks ahead. For the time being, we'll start you off with these 10 masterpieces from guys named Harrison, Townshend, Hendrix and Gilmour.
As I will demonstrate, this modal relationship between the two scales is very convenient and useful for crafting sweet-sounding melodies over a C-to-D or D-to-C chord vamp. But first, some more helpful insight into D Mixolydian hexatonic.
Here we have the latest clever offering from YouTube sensation Rob Scallon, a banjo-riffic cover of Metallica’s “Battery.” It’s part of what Scallon is calling Maytallica, a month long celebration that we’re happy to endorse. Below, enjoy a country-fried version of this ‘Master of Puppets’ thrasher.
While Kotzen primarily uses his RK5 live in conjunction with his standard amp rig, this compact unit embodies an entire rig on its own. At its heart is the all-analog SansAmp, which makes it possible to go direct to a PA or mixer. For effects, you have the essentials: a reverb, a delay with tap tempo, a powerful boost and Kotzen’s Signature OMG overdrive.
Designed by John Page, co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop, the Ashburn is a production guitar ($1,499 MSRP) with all the features in the high-end custom guitars Page builds himself. It’s produced to spec in a state-of-the-art workshop in Japan, then set up in the U.S. by authorized John Page Classic techs.
While recording the album late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, California, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his tour; keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller.
On May 19, guitar legend Jeff Beck will release Live+, a new, mostly live album. We say "mostly live" because it also contains two of his first new studio recordings since his last studio album, 2010's Emotion & Commotion. Today you can check out one of the new songs, "Tribal."