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Sons of Apollo Premiere First Single, "Signs of the Time"

Last week, we told you about Sons of Apollo, a new supergroup featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force). Now this formidable group has premiered their first single, "Signs of the Time."

The Darkness Debut "All the Pretty Girls" Music Video

The Darkness have released the music video for "All the Pretty Girls," the new single from the band's upcoming album Pinewood Smile.

This one, a whimsical, beach-romp flick with guitarist Dan Hawkins attempting to play a solo while surfing, follows an audio-only preview video that dropped in July.

By the way, Rufus Tiger Taylor—the son of Queen's Roger Taylor—is now the drummer for the group.

Queens of the Stone Age Premiere New Song, "The Evil Has Landed"

Queens of the Stone Age, who have a new album—Villains—coming out in a few weeks, released some new music today. Be sure to check out "The Evil Has Landed," their new single (also available on iTunes), via the charmingly semi-creepy lyric video below.

The undeniably catchy tune, which benefits from a mid-period Led Zeppelin vibe before morphing into a straight-ahead blues-rocker, was produced by Mark Ronson.

Electro-Harmonix Introduces Cock Fight Plus Talking Wah and Fuzz

Electro-Harmonix has unveiled its the new Cock Fight Plus.

The pedal, which offers the tone of the original Cock Fight, is a rugged, lightweight wah/fuzz and with a traditional rack-and-pinion-style operating mechanism.

Epic Guitar: The "Dotted 8th" Echo Technique

Back in the day when we budding guitarists were trying to learn tunes and licks from recordings, there weren't any YouTube tutorials, isolated tracks, on-pitch time shifters or online tabs...nothing. All we had were our ears and hopefully a really good guitar teacher to point us in the right direction.

Steve Vai on His Favorite Guitarist: "It's Hard to Realize How Great He Is—Not Many People Understand"

The gang over at Music Radar recently sat down with guitar legend Steve Vai and asked him to name "the 10 guitarists that blew his mind." You can check out this full list right

Remember When Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Was in Jethro Tull?

It’s always fun to wonder about “what could have been.”

What if Jeff Beck had joined the Rolling Stones after Mick Taylor’s departure? What if the Beatles had got back together in 1976 or 1979? What if Tony Iommi had stayed in Jethro Tull?

Here’s the one-and-only video of Iommi—the man who would go on to be the mainstay—the rock—behind Black Sabbath—on stage with his one-time band, Jethro Tull. The event was The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, which took place in December 1968 at Intertel Studio, Wembley, England.

JD McPherson Premieres "Lucky Penny" Music Video

JD McPherson has unveiled the music video for "Lucky Penny," the very first taste of his upcoming album, Undivided Heart & Soul.

The 11-song set was produced by McPherson and Dan Molad (Lucius, Tweedy) and recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio B—home of the Everly Brothers, Chet Atkins and countless other Music City legends. 

'Blood, Frets and Tears' Guitar Documentary to Debut This Fall

Blood, Frets and Tears is the revealing and insightful exploration of history’s great and gifted guitar players: the legends we call our guitar heroes. The film will make its debut November 11, 2017.

Wood, wire and simple electronics. The mind is blown in trying to imagine how these inanimate objects given life in the hands of humble luthiers could result in such a range of divergent musical styles—rock, blues, jazz, country, R&B, soul, bluegrass, classical and more—and create such profound emotions in the listener.

Stream Monday’s Interview with Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Right Here

BackStory Events and Guitar World invite you to join us for the live stream of our exclusive interview with blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’.

The interview will take place Monday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. EST, live from the Cutting Room in New York, NY. The pair will sit down to discuss their new joint album album, TajMo—their first ever album as a duo—and cover career highlights and insights.

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ will be interviewed by former NY Times best-selling author, Alan Paul. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series.