Sister Rosetta might not be a household name; however, as a young woman during the 1940s through the Sixties, her recorded music and live performances played a highly significant role in the...
Poor Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders. Years after losing to his brother, Hellyeah bassist Kyle Sanders, in the final of the (fictional) 2016 Orange Amplifier Classic competition, Troy is a broken man.
For those in the know, Nick Johnston is one of the rising forces in our guitar universe.
Earlier this month, a YouTube user known as "brainwave" posted a YouTube video called "PRS Guitars: Instruments Made Out of Instruments."
It’s been a while since we checked in on Gabriella Quevedo, the excellent fingerstyle guitarist from Sweden who’s been a popular addition to our pages.
If you needed a guitar versatile enough to cover most music genres, what would you choose?
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine will be the focus of the September 16th episode of “Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone,” the new AT&T AUDIENCE® Network documentary series featuring music’s most...
We hereby bring you Mark Holcomb's brand-new playthrough video of "The Way the News Goes...," a track from Periphery III: Select Difficulty.
You’ve seen double-neck guitars before, but probably never like this.
As you might imagine, here at Cracking the Code, we receive all manner of exasperated SOS calls from viewers about picking technique. One the most common is an age-old guitarist lament: Why can't I...
Metallica recently sat down to discuss the importance of Master of Puppets, their 1986 album that marks its 30th anniversary this year.
Eddie Vedder had an audience member removed from Pearl Jam’s August 22 show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field after the man became confrontational with a woman.
The previous day, Vaughan had relayed to his bandmates a disturbing dream he had where he witnessed his own funeral. That evening, the guitarist, with his band Double Trouble, joined as special...