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Watch Mike Dawes' Incredible Acoustic Cover of Metallica's "One"

To celebrate the upcoming September 15 release of his latest album ERA, guitarist (and frequent Guitar World columnist) Mike Dawes posted this solo-acoustic performance of Metallica's "One."

Jeff “Mantas” Dunn on the Very Best of Venom

Below, Venom Inc. guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn shares his thoughts on the very best of Venom. For the complete interview and feature (from our October 2017 issue), head here.

Eerie Arpeggios, Part 3: Describing the Haunting 7#9 Sound Melodically

In our previous two lessons (August and September 2017 issues), I demonstrated ways to melodically describe a 7#9 sound, commonly referred to as the Jimi Hendrix “Purple Haze” chord, by playing either a major addb2 or a major 6b2 arpeggio, rooted a minor third above a

Guitarists React to the Death of Glen Campbell

Guitarists and musicians around the world are mourning the loss of Glen Campbell, the country icon who passed away yesterday at the age of 81.

Glen Campbell, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

Glen Campbell, a superstar in the worlds of country and pop music, has died at the age of 81, according to a Facebook post from his family.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease."

Watch Glen Campbell and Phil Baugh's 1965 "Guitar Duel"

There aren't too many "shred guitar" videos from 1965, but this one—featuring Glen Campbell (who died today, August 8, at age 81) and Phil Baugh—certainly qualifies.

Campbell, right (wearing the V-neck), is simply blazing on a Fender Jaguar while Baugh plays a Fender Bass VI. While Baugh goes to some fiendishly "outside" places, Campbell truly steals the show with his lightning-fast runs.

Videos featuring Baugh are very rare, but—luckily—this clip, which is from Hollywood Jamboree, turned up on YouTube two summers ago.

Stephen Doster Premieres "Love Like Summertime"

Today, presents the premiere of "Love Like Summertime," the new single from Stephen Doster. The song, and New Black Suit—the album from which its taken—are extra significant for Doster, because they were mostly composed on a custom guitar designed by the recently deceased Bill Collings, of Collings Guitars.

Glen Campbell Performs "The William Tell Overture" in 1974

Below, check out an impressive guitar performance by the "Wichita Lineman" himself—the late, great Glen Campbell—from 1974.

The pro-shot clip below, which is introduced by Bob Hope, was filmed in September 1974 in New York City's Central Park.

It's a rare acoustic performance of "The William Tell Overture"; in later years (including even recently), Campbell pretty much always played this tune on an electric. What's probably most impressive about the clip is the effortlessness with which Campbell delivers the piece.

Guitarist Scott Sharrard Discusses Gregg Allman's Final Days

I interviewed Scott Sharrard, who played guitar with Gregg Allman since 2008 and became his musical director in 2015, for my recent Guitar World tribute to Gregg.

Greg Howe Goes Back to His Roots for Blistering New Album

Described as his most personal work to date, Greg Howe's new album, Wheelhouse—which will be released on September 1— marks the guitar legend’s highly-anticipated return to solo instrumental work.

Tracks like “Tempest Pulse” and “Throw Down” showcase Howe’s infectious tone and fretboard wizardry while eclectic tracks like “2 In 1” combine a funk-infused vibe with Forties swing. But perhaps one of the biggest highlights on Wheelhouse; and one that long-time followers of Howe’s career will certainly find appealing, is the track, “Shady Lane”.