With their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth scheduled for a February 2012 release, Testament - with original members Alex Skolnick and Greg Christian back in the fold - are well on their way to reclaiming the Bay Area thrash dominance they held in the late eighties and early nineties.
Researchers at Goldsmiths University have been looking into the mathematical and physical properties (i.e. sound waves) of songs, trying to determine exactly what makes a song catchy in the first place.
As reported earlier, Edisun recently stopped by Guitar World HQ to talk gear, specifically their love of G&L guitar and BBE pedals. You can check out those videos here.But that wasn't all. The guys also favored us with a few stripped-down renditions of songs taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which was released last year.
On a new DVD available at the Guitar World Online Store, GW editor and instructor Andy Aledort takes you deep into Clapton's style during his Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers and Cream years, breaking down "The Cream of Eric Clapton."
Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers, a Montreal-based quartet built around a classical harp (often run through a fuzz pedal), stopped into the Guitar World offices recently to talk about the band's new self-titled album, which came out September 27 via Secret City Records -- and also to show us unique his tackle-box guitar.
Part of an emerging trend of bands/artists performing full albums live, John Fogerty will be hitting the stage at New York City's Beacon Theater to perform two classic Creedence Clearwater Revival albums in their entirety, along with a selection of his greatest hits.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen, as evidenced by the recent two waves of Queen remasters, the latest of which was rolled out on September 13. But the band are working on a reissue of another kind: Queen drummer Roger Taylor has launched a North American talent search that gives singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and drummers the chance to star in the official 2012 Queen Extravaganza Live Tour.