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Stream Thursday’s Interview with Jackie Greene Right Here

BackStory Events and Guitar World invite you to join us for the live stream of our exclusive interview with Jackie Greene.

The interview will take place Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m., live from the Cutting Room in New York City.

We’ll be discussing Green’s new self-recorded album, The Modern Lives – Vol 1, which is set to release the very next day. There will also be a short performance, an opportunity for audience questions, and a meet and greet.

Living Colour Announce North American Tour

Living Colour have announced Shade In The U.S.A, a 21-date U.S. tour in support of their new studio album, Shade.

Though these first 21 dates only take the band up and down the East Coast, more dates for the tour—which will be an extended trek across the country—will be announced shortly.

Andrew W.K. Unveils Custom ESP Taco Guitar

Andrew W.K.—him of "Party Hard" and the 24 hour drumathon fame and—has teamed up with ESP for the ESP Custom Taco guitar, in honor of National Taco Day, which was yesterday, October 4.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Judas Priest, Radiohead, Moody Blues, Bon Jovi Lead Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominations for its Class of 2018.

The list includes Judas Priest, Radiohead, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Link Wray, the Zombies, the Cars, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, MC5 and the J. Geils Band.

Other hopefuls include Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Eurhythmics, LL Cool J, the Meters, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Nina Simone.

Josh Todd & The Conflict Release Debut Album, ‘Year of the Tiger’

Los Angeles-based rock outfit Josh Todd & The Conflict have released their debut record, Year of the Tiger, on Century Media Records.

Featuring the tracks "Rain,” "Fucked Up,” and "Year of the Tiger,” the band's debut effort delivers the full spectrum of songs that evoke everything from loud and chaotic rebellion, to focused and introspective reflection, with the end result being an album that bears the many truths of the band themselves.


Maj7, Maj7b5 and Their Relative Minors

The Asus4b2 arpeggio we looked at last month (November 2017 issue) may be repurposed in a variety of cool, interesting ways, which I think is a worthwhile topic to explore.

Shop Talk: Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville

Heralded as “Nashville’s Friendliest Guitar Store,” Carter Vintage has certainly earned that reputation in spades.

This 8,000-square-foot shop is not only incredibly inviting (with great benches and private rooms) but the collection of guitars is downright jaw-dropping. During my last visit, I chatted with the staff while Pete Townshend strummed guitars only steps away. Yes, Carter’s is a must-visit.

Walter Carter
(Owner): Counting amps, around 1,600 pieces.

Review: Line 6 Variax Shuriken Guitar


I probably didn’t have my morning cup of coffee when I first received news about the Line 6 Variax Shuriken. “How cool!” I thought to myself. “Looks like Line 6 is making a Variax that has models of Japanese stringed instruments.”

The Most Electrifying Riffs of Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page

Truly a guitar god, Jimmy Page is one of the most captivating soloists the rock world has ever known.

Daring, spontaneous, melodic, bluesy, diverse, flashy, breathtaking and, yes, sloppy, all are adjectives befitting his singular style. And while Page may occasionally crash and burn, the next moment he's sure to be soaring to unprecedented heights. Let's check out some of his most electrifying licks.

Deep Purple Premiere Animated "The Surprising" Video

Deep Purple have taken a decidedly "surprising" route for their music video for "The Surprising," a single from their newest album Infinite. Partnering with illustrator Matt Rooke and director Peter Rogers, the band have released their first animated music video.

In tandem with the release of the music video, the band also announced two new Infinite-related projects, both of which will see the light of day in November.