Another Summer NAMM Show has come and gone! As always, Guitar World was there in force, shooting photos and videos, gathering endless gear news and trying out (and gawking at) all the new cool stuff being introduced for 2014.
Black Keys guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach is obsessed with arcane, el-cheapo mid–20th century guitars: Teiscos, Nationals, Supros, Silvertones. But that fixation is rivaled only by his passion for collecting vintage vinyl and under-the-radar new music. “Yesterday, I was listening to some dub [reggae] that I have on vinyl,” he says. “And this morning, I was listening to some South American Sixties psych music.”
When skipping to another string, often the first note is hammered on "from nowhere" by one of the fret-hand fingers [indicated by "H"]. Strive for an even attack and volume note to note, making each hammer-on quick and firm. When pulling off, flick the string slightly sideways, in toward the palm.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
As he often does, Johnny Depp joined Aerosmith on stage last week to play "Train Kept A-Rollin'." The big event, which was filmed by fan is available for viewing below, took place last Wednesday at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Canadian hard-rock band Theory of a Deadman will release their new album, Savages, July 29 via Roadrunner Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to premiere the entire album stream right here, right now. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!