Since the guitar's inception, there have undoubtedly been talented players that could make the instrument sing, but it wasn't until the mid '60s and the arrival of the wah pedal that one could make it cry.
Around the release of his eponymous debut solo album, Slash took the time out to show us how to play some of his favorite riffs, both new and old. In the Guitar World video below, Slash talks about writing the classic Guns N' Roses tune "Paradise City." He also shows you how to play the key parts of the Appetite for Destruction track.
Late last week, when Foo Fighters told the universe about frontman Dave Grohl's "surprise" birthday show scheduled for this past Saturday at the Forum in LA, we knew we'd some interesting clips to share with you this morning. We were correct!
I'd like to address a very meat-and-potatoes bit of info that very rarely gets mentioned. Who should I emulate to be a session guitarist? The answers and the reasons for each may very well surprise you. You might assume you know how to play like these guys, but, until you really try it, you do not know how!
Tonight, DIRECTV will air Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip, a 90-minute special that captures the guitar legend's recent show at the Roxy. Below, you can check out two clips from the show. Enjoy live performances of "Nightrain" and "Bent to Fly."
When Guitar World catches up with Slash, it’s still weeks before the release of World on Fire, his new and second album with his band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. And yet, he, Kennedy, bassist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz have already been out on the road supporting the album for more than a month, opening up a string of arena shows for Slash’s old friends in Aerosmith.
We all have to start somewhere. From that first secondhand guitar to superstar…it doesn’t happen overnight. Here some great players share the stories of their humble beginnings and their musical influences.
Over the course of his illustrious career—one that includes time in Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver—Slash has amassed album sales of more than 100 million, garnered a Grammy (to go with his seven nominations) and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Luckily, musicians in search of quality signature gear — from guitars to amps to effects to pickups — don't have to worry about that nonsense. Generally, gear manufacturers work closely with their signature artists, in some cases, right down to the tiniest of details (Some artists repeatedly send back the prototypes until they're perfect).