It’s six o’clock on April 12, just two hours before show time, and Joe Bonamassa is sitting in his dressing room at Seattle’s famed Paramount Theatre absent-mindedly flipping through pictures of vintage guitars on his iPad. “Check this out,” he says to his tech while holding up the tablet.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
Here are some of the videos we've been sent by guitarists who have entered our "Perpetual Burn" Challenge. If you don't know about the challenge, which started early this month, you can find all the info you need right here.
DR Strings has announced NEON Hi-Def WHITE guitar and bass string sets, which are White in color and UV and Black Light active. DR NEON Hi-Def WHITE strings are super-bright coated strings that will sound clear, bright and musical as well as provide unparalleled string performance and longevity. All strings in the sets are completely protected and white in color.
Lace Music Products has released a new edition of metal-inspired humbuckers — the Finger Burners. These new humbuckers, for the neck and bridge positions, run the sonic gauntlet from metal, hard rock, classic rock and punk.
UK's The Telegraph recently spoke to Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. The band discussed several topics, mostly related to the success of their new album, 13, which was released June 11.
Hundreds of guitarists to descend upon Union Square for collaborative jam. MilitiA named as finale performer. Guitar World and New York City Guitar School will present the 5th annual "Mass Appeal: Guitars" event on June 21 in New York City. The event invites guitarists to gather in Union Square for a large-scale play-along jam. "Mass Appeal: Guitars" takes place during MakeMusicNY, New York City’s all-day music festival involving thousands of musicians throughout the city.