Today's free Lick of the Day comes courtesy of Tomo Fujita, who shows you a B.B. King-style phrase that makes for a great introduction to a song or guitar solo. It features string bending, vibrato and hybrid picking techniques.
Last night, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon had some special guests all the way from Antarctica: the mighty Gwar. Gwar took the stage on Fallon to promote their current tour with Every Time I Die and Ghoul, better known as the Return of the World Maggot Tour. You can check out a video from the performance below.
This is Spinal Tap was supposed to be a satirical peek into the decadent, self-contained world of early Eighties heavy metal -- at least as it applied to a group of aging rock stars. At some point, though, the movie transitioned from cult comedy to cultural institution (In 2002, the Library of Congress selected This Is Spinal Tap for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film).
Recently, we invited the Dear Hunter's Casey Crescenzo up the Guitar World studios for unplugged takes on two tracks from his sprawling new project, The Color Spectrum. Check out video of Casey performing "Things That Hide Away " and "We've Got a Score to Settle" below.
As we've previously reported, Marshall Crenshaw will perform at New York's Iridium Jazz Club on October 29, 30 and 31 to honor the unsung heroes of the Gibson Les Paul. The Iridium was the late Les Paul's home for more than a decade, and Crenshaw will perform with the guitar giant's band, The Les Paul Trio.