In this new video (November 4), shred-metal legend Marty Friedman drops by the EMGtv stage—that's EMG as in EMG pickups—for the first time to perform "Amagigoe," a track that appeared on his 2009 solo album, Tokyo Jukebox. In this clip, Friedman also happens to be showing off his EMG 81X and EMG 60X humbuckers.
In a new video interview for EMGtv, Metallica frontman James Hetfield confirms that the band are in the studio recording new music. In a discussion about his guitars and pickups, Hetfield says: "We're recording right now, and there's the number one guitar, there's the number two guitar, there's the number three...and here's the third-track guitars that just sound different..."
The Faceless, EMG Pickups and Guitar World are teaming up to present the Faceless "Accelerated Evolution" Guitar Contest. As Faceless guitarist Michael Keene explains in the video below, the Faceless are looking to find the best cover of "Accelerated Evolution," a track off their latest album, Autotheism.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary of working with Zakk Wylde, EMG Pickups has announced its new Zakk Wylde Limited Set. The pickups are available in three versions: Buzzsaw, Bullseye and Vertigo. This run is limited to 600 sets, only 100 of each design.