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Foo Fighters to Air "Landmarks Live In Concert" Special in November

Last month, we showed you a clip of Foo Fighters performing a new song—entitled "Arrows"—at a show in Greece. What was interesting about that show though, almost as much as the new material the band was performing, was the venue in which it took place.

Eschewing the stadiums and arenas the band usually frequents, that night the band performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, located within the Acropolis, in Athens.

Julien Baker Premieres "Appointments"

In 2015, Julien Baker released one of the year's most quietly remarkable debut albums in Sprained Ankle. A stunning collection of sparse confessionals on faith, substance abuse and depression, it slowly gathered steam throughout 2016 and eventually landed Baker a well-deserved deal with Matador Records. 

It's with Matador that Baker will release her newly announced sophomore album, Turn Out the Lights. You can listen to the album's moving first single, "Appointments," below.

Watch Slayer Cover Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top

Slayer have been touring North America this summer, in support of their 2015 LP, Repentless. Here, you can watch a couple of neat soundcheck videos where the legendary thrashers take on classic rock standards by the likes of Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top. 

In one video, taken from the band's soundcheck prior to their July 20 performance in Raleigh, NC, the band has some fun with the ZZ Top classic, "Tush."


Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck Perform "Farther Up the Road" in 1981

Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton have performed together several times over the years. They've even toured together.

But in terms of pure entertainment value, I haven't found anything as enjoyable than the clip at the bottom of this story.

It's from the Secret Policeman's Other Ball, a benefit show that took place September 9, 1981, at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. The show was produced by John Cleese of Monty Python and was eventually released as a film and album.

Leprous Premiere “Illuminate” Music Video

Today, presents the music video premiere for “Illuminate,” by Norway’s Leprous.

The third single released from their upcoming album Malina—due out August 25—the video for “Illuminate” was shot in Romania with director Costin Chioreanu.

“‘Illuminate’ is one of the most groovy songs we've ever made,” the band said. “It's the Leprous people know, but in a fresh version. The abstract and dark video from Costin underlines the atmosphere of the song perfectly."


Electro-Harmonix Announces Green Russian Big Muff Reissue

Electro-Harmonix has reissued the mid-90s cult classic pedal, the Green Russian Big Muff, in a compact Nano-sized chassis.

Heralded by guitarists and bassists for its devastating low-end and unique sludge and sizzle, the Green Russian Big Muff creates a huge tone that is all its own.

Stream Wednesday’s Interview with Living Colour Right Here

BackStory Events, Guitar World, Eventide and PRS Guitars invite you to join us for the live stream of our exclusive interview with Living Colour.

The interview will take place Wednesday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. EST, live from the Cutting Room in New York City.

Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover and Will Calhoun sit down to discuss their latest studio album, Shade, due out September 8. This long-form interview will cover career highlights and insights and includes a short performance.

Stream Tuesday’s Interview with Steve Vai Right Here

BackStory Events, Guitar World and Ibanez invite you to join us for the live stream of our exclusive interview with Steve Vai.

The interview will take place Tuesday, August 22, at 6 p.m. EST, live from the Cutting Room in New York City.

We’ll discuss the release of Modern Primitive—his Passion and Warfare 25th-anniversary release—and cover career highlights and insights from this guitar genius. Vai will be interviewed by former Guitar World editor-in-chief and noted Vai authority, Brad Tolinski.


Van Morrison Premieres New Song, "Transformation," Featuring Jeff Beck

Van Morrison has premiered "Transformation," a cut from his new album, Roll with the Punches, that features Jeff Beck on guitar.

"Transformation" is one of the five Morrison originals on Roll with the Punches, which also features a series of blues and soul covers, including Bo Diddley's "I Can Tell" and Lightnin' Hopkins' "Automobile Blues."

You can watch an impassioned live version of the song—which doesn't feature Beck—or listen to the studio version—which does—below.

Analog Alien Releases Power Pack Pedal

Analog Alien has announced the launch of the Power Pack.

The Analog Alien Power Pack is a simple, yet versatile clean boost. Its buffered input and unique gain stage make it the perfect choice to boost your amp's input stage, as well as maintain unity gain and tonal balance throughout your signal path.