Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive song premiere by Canadian singer/songwriter Mandolyn Mae. The song, "The Only Person Alive," is from Mae's new album, Once, which will be released June 25 via Easy Killer Records.
After plenty of teaser videos, song premieres and streaming events, Black Sabbath's long-awaited new album, 13, was finally released today, June 11, via Vertigo/Republic. To celebrate the occasion, all three remaining original members of the band — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler — will participate in a live Town Hall event at 7 EST tonight.
A few years back, 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).
Robert Randolph & The Family Band are streaming a new track, "Born Again," from their upcoming album Lickety Split. The album is set for a July 16 release through Blue Note Records, which recently signed Randolph.
Tonight, Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde will pay tribute to a six-string innovator — Les Paul — at New York City's Iridium Jazz Club, aka "The Home of Les Paul." Wylde, who is known for his six-string skill, serious work ethic and custom bullseye-painted Gibson Les Paul, was recently invited to take part in the club's ongoing 98th-birthday celebration for the late guitarist and inventor, who died in 2009.