Longtime Billy Idol collaborator Steve Stevens and Knaggs Guitars have announced the Steve Stevens Signature model SS2. Tailored to Stevens’ specs and preferences, it will accompany the guitarist on Idol’s 2015 world tour.
In the video below, Steel Panther's Satchel discusses some of his influences, plays a few of his favorite riffs (including a fair amount of AC/DC) and, most importantly, demos the Yamaha THR10X guitar amp.
It seems a bit of super-early Metallica—audio, at least—has turned up on the interwebs. It's a recording of the band performing December 18, 1983, in Cleveland—almost a year away from Ride the Lightning.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of "Soul In Motion," a new song by guitarist Mike Cerna. The track is from Starbound, Cerna’s instrumental guitar debut. The new release features homages to instrumental genres of yesteryear and today.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "High Like a Hurricane," the new music video by Black Light White Light. The song is from the Danish trio's latest album, Gold Into Dreams, which was released in the U.S. October 14. At the core of Black Light White Light is singer/guitarist Martin Ejlersten, and the band is rounded out by brothers Adam and Tobias Winberg on drums and bass respectively.
GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2! 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.
Sure, we could've packed this list with songs with mind-blowing B-bender solos by Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander, the Hellecasters' Will Ray or the Byrds' Clarence White. Instead, we've gone for a more well-rounded approach, attempting to include as many different guitarists as possible, not to mention a few super-accessible (even "classic") songs. We might've even thrown in an 11th song. Our math isn't too good.
In the new issue, guitarist and producer Jimmy Page revisits two of Led Zeppelin's most god-like albums, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. We also talk about the history of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," which remains one of the most durable songs in rock history.
Metallica performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night, beginning a five-night residency. Their first-night song? The very fitting "Hit the Lights." You can watch their performance below.