Many people believe that possessing talent alone is enough to guarantee an artist success in the music business. Nothing could be further from the truth. In a perfect world, the best musicians — the best guitarists — would be amply rewarded for their abilities. The music business, however, is far from perfect.
Jeff Beck has announced a string of solo 2015 dates. The tour will kick off April 16 with a pair of intimate engagements in Huntington, New York, and wrap up April 26 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Beginning April 30 in Cedar Park, Texas, Beck and ZZ Top will make up their cancelled dates from September. The double-bill tour was cut short due to an injury suffered by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.
GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached the Final Four! For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.
In the video below, Biff Parsons—who looks, sounds, plays and deadpans exactly like Brad Paisley—demos the pickups and playability of his new hand-pinstriped Crook Custom Red Sparkle T-Style guitar. As you'll see in the video, Parsons is not a Paisley fan ... at all.
Guitarist Chris Broderick has left Megadeth. Around 1 a.m. EST, Broderick posted the following statement on his Facebook page: "Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction.
GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 3! For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.
It’s been about five years since Vox introduced the 15-watt Night Train amp head, a diminutive lunch-box-format mini amp that packs an impressive punch.
An upgrade of the previous NT50H head, the Night Train NT50H-G2 is the most powerful, gig-worthy and versatile Vox Night Train amp to date, providing several new features like digital reverb, an XLR speaker-emulated DI jack and more performance-friendly functionality than its predecessor.