On November 6, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Ritchie Blackmore Story on DVD, Blu-ray, digital formats and a deluxe 2DVD+2CD edition. In this documentary, the former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist has granted fans extraordinary access, resulting in a revealing, in-depth look at his life and career.
Teen guitarist Chase Walker has been called "the new Stevie Ray Vaughan" and—more refreshingly—"the new Kenny Wayne Shepherd." American Blues Scene calls him one of the top 10 musicians under 18 you should know. Walker, who is from Riverside, California, was born in 1998 and didn’t start playing guitar until 2010. His influences include Vaughan, Warren Haynes, the Black Crowes and the Black Keys.
Slayer, the fellows who grace the cover of the latest issue of Guitar World magazine, have premiered the music video for the title track from their new album, Repentless. Much like their new music video, Repentless was released today.
When Labor Day came and went earlier this month, it reminded us of the American labor movement and the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the good ol' U.S. of A. However, since we're Guitar World people, we couldn't help but apply those sentiments to music and the American people who made and make it—bands!
Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. This “oral autobiography” of Jimmy Page, the intensely private mastermind behind Led Zeppelin — one of the most enduring bands in rock history — is the most complete and revelatory portrait of the legendary guitarist ever published.
Boss announces the availability of the DD-500 digital delay pedal. Filled with newly developed Boss technology, it offers 12 distinctive delay modes and extraordinary audio quality, along with deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI and more. Small in size and massive in creative potential, the DD-500 allows musicians to create any delay sound they can imagine.
Eric Clapton has just posted the first full-length clip from his upcoming concert film, Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall—Slowhand at 70. It shows him and his band playing the JJ Cale classic “Cocaine,” and you can watch it below.