Introduced 30 years ago, the Jackson Soloist is one of the archetypal modern metal guitars—a sharp-edged, high-performance machine loaded with all the heavy-duty, precision-calibrated hardware needed to execute today’s extreme-metal moves. Much of the style, and many of the features, we associate with contemporary metal guitar craft originated with the Soloist. For master guitar builder Mike Shannon, working on the Soloist with company founder Grover Jackson back in the early Eighties was a career-defining moment.
Today, GuitarWorld.com exclusively presents "Letters," the new music video by Chelsea Grin. The track — which you can check out below — is from the band's new album, Ashes to Ashes, which is streaming now at VansWarpedTour.com. Ashes to Ashes will be released July 8 via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie.
As widely reported, especially in Europe, some people weren't happy that Metallica were invited to perform at this Glastonbury Fest in the U.K. The Criticism included witty statements like: "Metallica aren't in the spirit of peace-loving Glastonbury" and "[Metallica can be] a bit abrasive."
We don't know why this pro-shot video of Metallica's complete Glastonbury set is already online — but we're not complaining! Below, you can watch every moment of the legendary band's Saturday-night set at Glastonbury.