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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... …

Mr. Big to Appear in Live Streamed Interview

We’ve teamed up with BackStory Events to present an intimate conversation with Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey and Matt Starr of Mr. Big! Broadcast live from The Cutting Room in NYC on Saturday, June 10 at 12:00pm EST, the event will be live streamed at YouTube.com/GuitarWorld.We’ll discuss their upcoming album, DEFYING GRAVITY, and cover career highlights and raucous... …

Watch Mr. Big Discuss Their New Single, "1992"

These are exciting times in the world of Mr. Big. The band, which was formed almost 30 years ago in Los Angeles, will release their ninth studio album, Defying Gravity, next month (July 7). They just launched a world tour, and they've already released a taste of the new disc, a rocking track called "1992."Today, we've teamed up with the band—Eric Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy... …

Paul Gilbert Discusses Mr. Big's New Album and His Improving Improvisational Skills

The call went out: It was time for a new Mr. Big album.And with that, original members Eric Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums)—along with Matt Starr (drums)—convened in a Los Angeles recording studio. In a matter of six days, the band’s ninth original studio album, Defying Gravity. was born.Produced by Kevin Elson, who’s worked with Mr. Big on... …

Paul Gilbert-Style, Sequenced String-Skipping Arpeggios

One of the especially cool things about a guitar is the fact that there are almost always at least a few ways to play the same notes.This fact allows (and forces) us guitarists to explore the different possibilities available through experimentation with alternate fingerings, picking strategies and phrasing. Often, while there are many ways to play the exact same notes, there is usually a ... …

"Paul Gilbert, We're Getting a Lot of Complaints from Your Students"

Back in March, before his guitar clinic in Guildford, England, Paul Gilbert dropped by Andertons Music Co. to chat with "The Captain."In the clip, which you can watch below, Gilbert discussed his early days as an instructor at GIT. It seems it wasn't all roses and sunshine back then."My first official teaching job was at GIT, which was fantastic because I wanted to pay the rent and I got to... …

Joe Satriani Talks Paul Gilbert, Phil Collen, Warren DeMartini and 2017 G4 Experience

Joe Satriani recently announced the 2017 G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary, with special guests Paul Gilbert, Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Ratt's Warren DeMartini. The event is scheduled for July 24 to 28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, California.In the exclusive video below, Satriani discusses some of the finer points of this year's camp.“I’m thrilled to have Phil Collen... …

Paul Gilbert’s "World Changing" Trick for Better Blues Licks

If you’re tired of playing stock minor pentatonic runs when you solo over a rock or blues progression, guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert has a couple of neat tricks you can use to jazz up your licks.“Blues is the first step to get to jazz,” Gilbert says. And in this video, he gives you two simple ways to jazz-up a blues scale—or play “jazz blues,” as he calls it.He demonstrates by using a standard I... …

Watch Paul Gilbert Play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

As our readers know, if you want to watch talented guitarists wail over the shred-friendly "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" chord progression, you've come to the right place.In the past few years alone, we've shared popular clips of the classic Beatles song being performed by George Harrison (who wrote it), Eric Clapton (who played on the original recording), Gary Moore, Prince, Tom Petty, Regina... …

Paul Gilbert Demos His New In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida TonePrint for TC Electronic

TC Electronic has announced Paul Gilbert’s newest TonePrint, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.Gilbert was looking for a 16th-note repeating delay that not only sounds awesome but also helps tighten up timing and rhythmic chops. He found his inspiration in the intro keyboard riff to Iron Butterfly’s 1968 classic psychedelic hit “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” As he explains, this type of delay effect can also be heard... …

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