Paul Gilbert combines technical proficiency with incredible musicianship and a deep knowledge of theory. Because he derives most of his tone from his hands and highly refined approach, he requires superbly balanced and quiet pickups that won’t present any barriers to his musical expression.
With the recent exoneration of frontman Randy Blythe of all charges in the Czech Republic, Lamb of God have announced a US tour from May 16 through June 20. The tour continues the support of the album Resolution and hits 30 markets not yet visited on the current album cycle. Support on all dates will be Decapitated with Terror appearing through June 10 and The Acacia Strainappearing on the remaining shows.
Joe Satriani has confirmed the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7 through Epic Records. The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area and produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC). The album features Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on bass and on keyboards and Mike Keneally (Dethklok).
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the latest high-gain offering from Peavey, the new XXX II, a 120-watt amp sporting four EL34's in the power section and four 12AX7 tubes in the preamp section.
Nine Inch Nails have posted a documentary about their Self Destruct tour, and you can check it out on the Vimeo player below. The 75-minute film chronicles the band's tour from 1994 to 1996 and features appearances from David Bowie and Marilyn Manson. The footage was originally only available on 1997's Closure video.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new song by guitarist Ana Popovic. The song, "Can You Stand The Heat," is the title track from Popovic's upcoming album, which will be released April 16 via ArtisteXclusive Records.
Swedish death metal band Hypocrisy, led by vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Peter Tägtgren, have been going strong for more than two decades. Even among the plethora of extreme metal bands coming out of Europe, specially Sweden, Hypocrisy continue to maintain a steady fan base. They are now set to release their 12th album, End Of Disclosure, and will follow it up with a North American headline tour.
Today through Friday, you can download a free song by Orianthi, who happens to grace the cover of the April 2013 issue of Guitar World. The song, "Filthy Blues," is from Orianthi's new album, Heaven In This Hell, which was released March 12 by Waterfront Records.