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Video Demo: The IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage

The IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage is the new hi-tech solution for accurately reproducing the full sound of acoustic guitars and other instruments with studio-quality sound live on stage and in the studio.

The combination of its advanced MEMS microphone and hi-quality preamp and DSP processing unit provides — for the first time ever — a break-through solution that offers hi-quality natural sound, advanced features, ease of installation and a convenience never seen before.

Mr. Big Exclusive Live Video Preview of 'Defying Gravity'

Mr. Big stopped into The Cutting Room in New York City this week for an interview and exclusive live stripped-down preview of a couple of tracks from their upcoming album, Defying Gravity.

Guitar World partnered witht the team at BackStory Events for a long-form interview and a fantastic live performance of the songs "Everybody Needs a Little Trouble" and "1992," plus a cover of "30 Days in the Hole" that rocked our socks off. Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Eric Martin, Pat Torpey, and Matt Starr really know how to do it up!

Iconic Guitars Releases New Evolution S Series

Southern California based Iconic Guitars has released the Evolution S Series line of guitars.

Iconic Guitars launched The Evolution line as a follow up to their popular Vintage Series line of guitars. These new models take their visual cue from the classic S shape and expand the tonal capabilities and playability to otherworldly new heights. The distinctive looks, impeccably selected tone woods, remarkable finishes, and contemporary appointments all combine for an amazing guitar with rich, pure, articulate tone.

JAM Pedals Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Greek pedal makers JAM are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with a variety of cool new products, giveaways, promotions and more.

These unique analog boutique handmade and hand-painted pedals address a wide array of applications and styles and their custom shop offers cross-genre and cross-medium artwork applications.


Dude Plays Metallica's "Hardwired" on a Sitar—and It's Killer

Is it just me or has the sitar been making inroads into metal—not to mention traditionally guitar-centric media coverage—in the past few months?

Robert Cray and Steve Jordan Exclusive Live Video Interview

Here's an exclusive interview with Robert Cray and Steve Jordan, live from The Cutting Room in New York City.

Hosted by journalist and author Alan Paul, they discuss the new album, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, plus career highlights and more with these two Grammy Award-winning artists. The interview is part of the BackStory Events series.

Watch Guns N' Roses Cover AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie"

During their June 7 stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Guns N' Roses performed a cover of AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie."

Why, you ask? Read on.

"When we play this song, nobody really knows that I… When I'm singing this song, I actually, in my head, I see this little dog of ours with me on stage, 'cause she's always so fucking happy," GNR frontman Axl Rose told the crowd. "Before we came to the show today, she passed away. So we'll dedicate this to her. Kind of the whole show for me in mind has been for Rosie."

John Pizzarelli Premieres "She's So Sensitive" Music Video

Two of John Pizzarelli’s greatest influences, Frank Sinatra and the bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, joined forces in 1967 to present a softer, sultrier side of Sinatra on the heels of “That’s Life” and “Strangers in the Night.”

Half a century later, Pizzarelli is celebrating that unique gathering with his July 28 Concord Jazz release, Sinatra & Jobim @ 50.

13 Essential B-Bender Guitar Songs

Welcome back to "The Next Bend," a column dedicated to B-bending guitarists, guitars, gear, news, licks, songs and more.

For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside your guitar and allows you to pull—usually with some sort of arm, palm, shoulder or hip movement—your guitar's B string up a perfect whole step. So, a B note would suddenly become a C# (or a C, if you don't bend the string all the way).

Tony Levin and Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball Music Man Talk Bass

New from Ernie Ball, here's a video featuring Sterling Ball, CEO of Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Music Man, with legendary bassist Tony Levin (King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel).

In it they talk about playing bass, creating tools for musicians, and much more, including Levin's go-to bass, the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Bass.

Check it out here: