News en 80-Year-Old Bob Wood Shreds "Besame Mucho" in Nashville Guitar Shop — Video <!--paging_filter--><p>If you're a member of at least two or three guitar-centric Facebook groups, it's likely the video below has shown up on your news feed at least 12 times.</p> <p>It shows an 80-year-old guitarist by the name of Bob Wood performing "Bésame Mucho" on an Epiphone archtop (Looks like a Sheraton to me; someone please feel free to chime in, in the comments).</p> <p>The video was shared yesterday, October 8, by <a href=">British Audio Service in Nashville,</a> with the header, "This guy rules. Mr. Bob Wood, ladies and gentlemen."</p> <p>Update (October 21): Since then, the original post has garnered about a million views, making Wood something of an internet sensation. To see what all the fuss is about, check out the clip below. "Bésame Mucho" (aka "Kiss me a lot") was written in 1940 by Consuelo Velázquez. It was a staple of the Beatles' early shows at the Cavern and in Hamburg.</p> <p>From another website that discovered this story just a few hours ago: </p> <p>According to Melanie Wood Moody, one of Bob's nine children, he was signed as a regular performer at Jamboree USA in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1970, and performed for 10 years. In the mid-Seventies, he was named Entertainer of the Year by Eastern States Country Music Inc. In 2007, he was inducted into The Southern Legends Country Music Hall of Fame. He has several albums to his name, including <em><a href="">Bob Wood Plays It Cool</a>.</em></p> <p>For more about British Audio Service, head to <a href=""></a>. We love guitar shops — and we love Nashville!</p> <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="" data-width="620"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="">Post</a> by <a href="">British Audio Service</a>.</div> </div> Bob Wood Videos News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:55:49 +0000 Damian Fanelli Bernie Marsden Premieres "Trouble" Music Video Featuring David Coverdale — Exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, presents the exclusive premiere of a new — and old — music video by Bernie Marsden.</p> <p>The song, "Trouble," is a reworking of the title track from Whitesnake's 1978 debut album — and it even features Whitesnake's David Coverdale on vocals.</p> <p>This updated version of "Trouble" is from Marsden's new album, <em>Shine</em>, which was released September 30 through Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records.</p> <p>“I’m very happy to have reconnected with David a few years back," says Marsden, who has been a member of Whitesnake, UFO, Wild Turkey, Babe Ruth, Paice Ashton &amp; Lord, Cozy Powell’s Hammer, M3 and more. "When I asked him to sing this reworking of ‘Trouble,’ I expected him to say: ‘Oh, get your people to talk to my people.’ Instead he replied, 'Absolutely, dear boy.' </p> <p>"His lead vocal was very different to the laid-back feel of my original backing track, so we re-did the whole thing. When it came to putting some drums on it, there was only one person to call — that bloke from Deep Purple [Ian Paice]. We also put the Hammond organ part in as a tribute to Jon [Lord, the late Deep Purple/Whitesnake keyboaridist].</p> <p>“This video is very special," Marsden continues. "A few months ago, I was given a reel of film by a fan of a Whitesnake gig at Newcastle City Hall on the <em>Ready an' Willing</em> tour in 1980. It is unique and unseen footage of the classic early Whitesnake lineup [David Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden, Jon Lord, Neil Murray and Ian Paice].</p> <p>"Having had the enormous pleasure of hearing David Coverdale as a guest vocalist, and Ian Paice on drums on the track, it seemed a perfect time to release just a little piece of [the film]. It's a little grainy, but it's the real deal. Watch Jon Lord in classic style on the Hammond organ! To put together the original footage alongside this all-new studio version was a great pleasure. </p> <p> "I'll be talking to David re the rest of the film later this year. There is audio as well! Many thanks to the people of the North East in the film, and of course the whole of the Whitesnake army out there. Special thanks to Mark Smith for his camera work and great editing. Hope you enjoy it. Those on-tour Snake memories flood back!”</p> <p>For more about Marsden and <em>Shine</em>, visit <A href=""></a> and <a href=""></a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Bernie Marsden David Coverdale Whitesnake Videos News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:29:08 +0000 Damian Fanelli For Sale: Nine Gibson Les Pauls Played by Warren Haynes at Final Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre Shows <!--paging_filter--><p>Thanks to an arrangement between the Gibson Custom Shop, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Warren Haynes, a special selection of Gibson guitars is now available to the public. </p> <p>Each of the nine hand-selected Les Pauls will be played by Haynes during one of the Allman Brothers Band’s final six shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre over the next week. </p> <p>All proceeds will benefit the <a href="">Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia.</a> The purchase will be a tax-deductible donation. </p> <p>“These are great instruments for a great cause,” says Haynes, who has been playing the guitars during the band’s rehearsals. “Each of them is different, and each of them is great.”</p> <p>Each guitar will be photographed while being played on stage. Each also will be autographed by Haynes and will come with one of 20 limited-edition Big House commemorative medallions, featuring the museum’s iconic mushroom logo. Guitar buyers who will be at the Beacon might have an opportunity to be photographed with Haynes (with the guitar) before the show and take the guitar home after the performance.</p> <p>The guitars are 1957, ‘58 or ‘59 Custom Shop reissues and include one Goldtop, two faded Lemon Tops, one Washed Cherry, one Bourbon Burst, one Western Desert Fade, one Sun Tea burst and one Ice Tea.</p> <p><strong>Several of the instruments have already been sold. Anyone interested in purchasing one of the guitars should email</strong></p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of </em><a href=";camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/warren-haynes">Warren Haynes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Allman Brothers Band Warren Haynes News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:20:53 +0000 Alan Paul 'Guitars for Wounded Warriors' Benefit Album Features Billy Sheehan, Bumblefoot, Reb Beach, Chris Poland and More <!--paging_filter--><p>From veteran multi-Emmy Award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin comes a special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America’s fallen soldiers. </p> <p>Tarquin produced, engineered and composed <em>Guitars For Wounded Warriors,</em> which showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song alongside Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Gun N' Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb. </p> <p>The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by those military soldiers who have fought for country. Partial Proceeds will be donated to the <a href="">Fisher House Foundation</a>. The foundation supplies homes for military and veterans’ families to stay at no cost while loved ones are receiving treatment.</p> <p>Tarquin has established himself as a top rate TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won an “Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy six times. In 2006, SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. </p> <p>Tarquin first graced the Top 20 Billboard Charts in 1997 with <em>This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2</em>, followed by solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Contemporary Jazz Radio in the late Nineties. From 1996 to 2001, Tarquin recorded four solo albums, <em>Ghost Dance, Last Kiss Goodbye, Soft Touch</em> and <em>High Life</em>, and has appeared in more than 32 releases.</p> <p>“What an honor to be part of this album, to play alongside many of the best players out there! Had a blast trading solos with Brian Tarquin!! And best of all, this album supports an important cause, Wounded Warriors. Love to our Warriors, and to everyone for their support.” — Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal of Guns N' Roses</p> <p>“Absolute perfection!!” — Reb Beach of Whitesnake and Winger</p> <p>“It is an honor to be a part of this cause. I was just turning drafting age at the end of the Vietnam War, and I still remember that the returning military weren't always treated with the greatest respect. For our modern, volunteer military, we hopefully have learned to show our respect and gratitude. They don't set the policy, but they set the standards.” — Steve Morse</p> <p>“I had a blast playing bass on Black Hawk! It's a cool riff that pushes the song into a slick overdrive. Nice! Also, and more importantly, the cause it supports is supremely important to me and I'm honored to contribute to our brave soldiers in any way possible. Glad to be involved in this wonderful project!” — Billy Sheehan</p> <p>“It's challenging, but always fun working with Brian. I feel we both have similar taste in music and in our approach to creating it. We are both searching for that elusive tone or phrase.” — Chris Poland of Megadeth</p> <p><strong><em>Guitars For Wounded Warriors</em> Track List:</strong></p> <p>01. Black Hawk (Billy Sheehan)<br /> 02. Taliban Terror (Bumblefoot, Rob Beach)<br /> 03. Charlie Surfs (Chris Poland)<br /> 04. 5 Klicks To Hell (Gary Hoey)<br /> 05. Surgical Strike (The Flyin’ Ryan Brothers)<br /> 06. Hunting (Chris Poland)<br /> 07. Baghdad (Gary Hoey)<br /> 08. Broken Arrow (Alex De Rosso)<br /> 09. Sand &amp; Blood (Hal Lindes)<br /> 10. Escape Kabul (Chuck Loeb)<br /> 11. Freedom (Steve Morse)</p> <p>The album is available for pre-order on <a href="">iTunes</a> and <A href="">Amazon.</a></p> <p>For more about Tarquin, visit <a href=""></a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Brian Tarquin News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:31:50 +0000 Guitar World Staff Three Steps to Shred: Fundamental Daily Practice Techniques in About 15 Minutes <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at <a href=""></a></strong></p> <p>No matter your level of experience, being a guitarist involves pushing your personal boundaries with the instrument. </p> <p>Many players find themselves struggling to develop the physical abilities needed to play like their heroes, and, crucially, they never settle on a consistent set of exercises because they find themselves drowning in so many different suggestions. </p> <p>In this column and video, I discuss some straightforward, essential practice techniques you can work into a simple, short daily routine to improve your dexterity, speed, strength and stamina to help you overcome obstacles and become a better guitar player.</p> <p>These practice techniques are broken into three sections: 01. <strong>Picking hand</strong>: two three-minute exercises; 02. <strong>Fretting hand</strong>: a series of 15- or 20-second strength exercises; and 03. <strong>Both hands</strong>: a symmetrical exercise emphasizing synchronization between the left and right hands. </p> <p>All in all, these exercises should take about 15 minutes. My students have found that, when done faithfully and properly, they yield significant positive results. Please note that it's a good idea to stretch out your hands, wrists and arms for a few minutes before doing these exercises. </p> <p>01. <strong>Picking Hand: Three-Minute Picking Technique</strong></p> <p>This straightforward exercise is broken into two sections: First, perform a series of eighth-note downstrokes in rhythm, at a speed that is comfortable to you, for a period of three straight minutes. Follow this by performing a series of eighth-notes in rhythm using alternate picking — a downstroke followed by an upstroke — at the same speed for the full three minutes. Performing these simple exercises each for the full three minutes allows you to develop your stamina and rhythm abilities, meanwhile developing valuable muscle memory in your picking hand. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-06-21%20at%203.33.15%20PM.png" width="620" height="448" alt="Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 3.33.15 PM.png" /></p> <p>While it seems simple, this exercise can be conceptually difficult in that it often tries the patience of guitarists eager to move on to faster speeds. Just remember: Using a metronome is not a contest. It is important to be honest with yourself about what speed is comfortable for the full three minutes, and resist any urges to rush on to a higher speed you cannot maintain. </p> <p>And remember there is no reason to feel bad about starting with what may seem like a slow speed. Don't let your ego interfere with your practice routine. Sure, there are higher speeds that may be comfortable for a matter of 20 seconds, but you should stick to the speed where you can “lock in," that you can comfortably maintain for the full three minutes, and use that speed with this exercise each day. </p> <p>The alternate-picked section of this exercise initially should be done at the same speed as your downstrokes, which may seem slow to you at first. I advise students to start slow with the alternate picking portion to ensure their upstrokes are highly similar to their downstrokes in dynamic and attack, allowing your alternate picking to sound as identical as possible to your repeated downstrokes. </p> <p>Move the metronome speed up as higher speeds become comfortable to you for the full three minutes. It may take time (weeks or months) to move up the speed, but give yourself that time. Taking an honest approach to this exercise can truly develop your picking hand technique.</p> <p>02. <strong>Fretting Hand: Strength Exercises</strong></p> <p>The next step is a set of legato exercises in which you are utilizing all of the finger combinations in a few groups. These exercises require no picking at all, and are purely legato. They involve a series of hammer-ons and pull-offs performed as hard and fast as you can maintain for 15 seconds at a time. If done correctly, you will really feel this exercise in your fretting hand, wrist and forearm. Once again, it is advisable stretch your hands, wrists and arms before beginning these exercises.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-06-21%20at%203.33.36%20PM.png" width="620" height="130" alt="Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 3.33.36 PM.png" /></p> <p>Take your first (index) finger on your fretting hand and hold it at the fifth fret on the third string. Then hammer on your second (middle) finger one fret up as hard as you can (at the sixth fret on the third string) and immediately pull it off as hard as you can. Do this over and over for 15 seconds. </p> <p>After 15 seconds, without stopping, perform similar hammer-ons and pull-offs with your third (ring) finger one fret up (at the seventh fret) for 15 seconds. Without stopping, follow this with a similar 15-second set of hammer-ons and pull-offs using your fourth (pinky) finger at the eighth fret. Throughout these sets of exercises, your first finger should be held at the fifth fret on the third string.</p> <p>Without stopping, place and hold your second finger down at the sixth fret on the third string and hammer on and pull off your third finger one fret up at the seventh fret for 15 seconds. Then, without stopping, follow this with a similar 15 seconds of hammer-ons and pull-offs of your fourth finger at the eighth fret. Throughout these sets of exercises, your second finger should be held at the sixth fret on the third string.</p> <p>From there, hold your third finger at the seventh fret, and hammer on and pull off your fourth finger at the eighth fret for 15 seconds.</p> <p>Once you can comfortably maintain these exercises for a period of 15 seconds, feel free to increase the times for each exercise to 20 seconds. Additionally, feel free to focus on the sections that give you the most trouble — e.g., many guitarists need extra work holding the position with their second or third fingers and performing hammer-ons and pull-offs with their third and fourth fingers. Indeed, you may want to start with these more difficult ones and move backwards toward the easier ones.</p> <p>03. <strong>Both Hands: Symmetrical Exercise</strong></p> <p>Finally, I recommend closing with a straightforward synchronization exercise that is fairly common, but is important to do it correctly and do it consistently. This dexterity exercise uses your hands together to play each fretting finger across four frets to ascend and descend the strings across the neck.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-06-21%20at%203.33.45%20PM.png" width="620" height="149" alt="Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 3.33.45 PM.png" /></p> <p>The goal is effective synchronization between the two hands and to learn to transfer smoothly in each fretted interval and when switching strings across the neck. It is a good idea to use a metronome and to always go as slow as your slowest transfer, to effectively allow you to increase speed over time. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Steve Stine is a longtime and sought-after guitar teacher who is professor of Modern Guitar Studies at North Dakota State University. Over the last 27 years, he has taught thousands of students, including established touring musicians, and released numerous video guitar lesson courses via established publishers. A resident of Fargo, North Dakota, today he is more accessible than ever before through the convenience of live online guitar lessons at <a href=""></a>.</em> </p> <p><em> offers live online music lessons via videoconference, allowing you to access top teachers in a wide variety of instruments from anywhere with a broadband connection. Steve is offering a live online group class for intermediate players this summer called “The Players Series” via the platform. More information about live online lessons with Steve is available at <a href=""></a>.</em></p> LessonFace Steve Stine Videos Blogs News Lessons Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:05 +0000 Steve Stine Metallica’s “Fade to Black” Acoustic Performance by Igor Presnyakov — Video Finds <!--paging_filter--><p>Igor Presnyakov’s YouTube videos have been viewed more than 200 million times. He has almost 300 videos online, with covers ranging from One Direction to Led Zeppelin.</p> <p>Presnyakov, who was born in Moscow, Russia, studied classical guitar and graduated as a guitarist and a conductor for ensembles. In the late ’70s, he led several hard-rock bands as a lead guitarist, vocalist and arranger. </p> <p>In 1991 he relocated to the Netherlands to start his solo career, which has now spanned more than 20 years. After moving to Europe, he shifted into fingerpicking and created a unique acoustic guitar style influenced by various genres. </p> <p>Igor is a contemporary guitar player who arranges and composes in an orchestral way; combining percussion, bass, harmony and melody at the same time. His arrangements of popular songs bring an interesting approach to the original compositions, giving them a totally new perspective.</p> <p>Igor has performed at several guitar festivals in Europe and is playing concerts all over the world. In late 2012, he recorded his latest album, <em>IGGYFIED</em>, which was released in 2013. It includes a selection of his finest covers and some originals works. </p> <p>Find out more at <a href=""></a>. And be sure to check out his performance of Metallica’s “Fade to Black”:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> acoustic guitar Acoustic Nation Fade to Black Igor Presnyakov Metallica News Videos Blogs Videos News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:42:37 +0000 Acoustic Nation Metallica/Megadeth Mashup: "Welcome My Darkest Hour" — Video <!--paging_filter--><p>There's a new "Megatallica" mashup on the interwebs, and we thought we'd let you know about it!</p> <p>Below, check out "Welcome My Darkest Hour," a mashup of Megadeth’s "In My Darkest Hour" and Metallica’s "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)." Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>For more of this sort of thing, check out the <a href="">Megatallica Facebook page.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/megadeth">Megadeth</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Megadeth Metallica News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:55:09 +0000 Guitar World Staff Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Vs. MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — in the <a href=""></a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <p>Remember you can vote once per device! Get started!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In our inaugural matchup, a couple of real badasses are duking it out! It's MXR against MXR as the <strong>M75 Super Badass Distortion</strong> shoots it out with the <strong>MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion</strong>.</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p>Designed by the award-winning MXR Custom Badass team, the <strong><a href="">Super Badass Distortion</a></strong> puts decades of 100 percent analog distortion at your feet. With its highly responsive Distortion control, the Super Badass covers a full spectrum, from early Seventies low gain overdrive to modern “scooped” metal distortion and every shade of dirt in between. </p> <p>Once you’ve dialed in your desired amount of crunch, you can use the Bass, Mid and Treble controls to finely sculpt your sound.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> The first in a line from the MXR Custom Badass design team, the <strong><a href="">MXR Custom Badass ’78 Distortion</a></strong> is a factory-modded pedal that roars with huge amp stack tones and old school tube amp-like distortion. We took a classic distortion circuit and hot-rodded it to the next level for over-the-top soaring leads and rich, saturated rhythms. </p> <p>With only three knobs, dialing in Badass tone is a cinch. The CRUNCH button allows you to choose between two different modes of diode and LED clipping, boosting the harmonic content of the distortion. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src=""></script><p><noscript><a href="">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Readers Poll, Round 1: MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Vs. MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion</a></noscript></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown on Scribd" href="" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src=";view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_18875" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls readers poll Way Huge Videos Effects News Features Gear Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:50:37 +0000 Guitar World Staff New Book: Note-for-Note Transcriptions of Every Song on Black Sabbath's '13' <!--paging_filter--><p>Start learning every song on Black Sabbath's successful 2013 album, <em>13</em>, right now! The official <em>13</em> tab book is available now at the <a href=";utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BlackSabbath13">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</p> <p>The book features all 11 songs from the deluxe version of the album. Track list:</p> <p> • God Is Dead<br /> • End of the Beginning<br /> • Pariah<br /> • Peace of Mind<br /> • Zeitgeist<br /> • Loner<br /> • Age of Reason<br /> • Damaged Soul<br /> • Dear Father<br /> • Live Forever<br /> • Methademic</p> <p><strong><a href=";utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BlackSabbath13">The book is available at the Guitar World Online Store for $19.99.</a></strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/black-sabbath">Black Sabbath</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Black Sabbath News Features Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:28:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff Holy Ghost Tent Revival Premiere "Right State of Mind" Music Video — Exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, presents the exclusive premiere of "Right State of Mind," the new music video by Holy Ghost Tent Revival.</p> <p>The song is the title track from their new album, which was released September 16.</p> <p>"Making this video was one of those rare and unique experiences," said guitarist/singer Matt Martin. "You felt like you could really let your hair down in this one. You also came away feeling like you'd made something that a lot of other people would really enjoy and be eager to show their friends; I mean, food fights are just classic."</p> <p>Formed in 2007, Holy Ghost Tent Revival consists of Stephen Murray, Matt Martin, Kevin Williams, Hank Widmer, Charlie Humphrey and Ross Montsinger. </p> <p>Together, they have spent the last several years in an unceasing effort to hone their sound, which NPR describes as that of a “soul-rock horn band that recalls Sixties and Seventies classic-rock influences such as the Band and the Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz.” </p> <p><em>Right State of Mind</em>, was conceived in Philadelphia under the creative wing of Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man, the Sheepdogs) and sees the band putting many of the conventions characteristic of their earlier work to bed in exploration of more soul-rock leanings.</p> <p>The video, which you can check out below, was shot and edited by <a href="">Caitlin McCann</a>.</p> <p>"When it came time to shoot a video for the first single, we knew we wanted to try something that was a little more rugged, visually speaking," said drummer Ross Montsinger. "We really liked the work we had seen of Caitlin's; the style that she had developed with the Districts and Pine Barons seemed like a perfect fit for the song. She had some great ideas, but more importantly, she also knew how to reel in and develop the crazy suggestions that we were making as a band."</p> <p>For more about the band, visit <a href=""></a> and follow them on <a href="">Facebook.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Holy Ghost Tent Revival Videos News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:23:28 +0000 Damian Fanelli Slipknot Streaming New Album, '.5 The Gray Chapter,' in Its Entirety <!--paging_filter--><p>Slipknot will release their new album, <em>.5: The Gray Chapter,</em> tomorrow, October 21.</p> <p>In the meantime, you can stream the entire album online!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Head HERE to listen.</a> As always, tell us what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p><strong><a href=";utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=SlipknotSong2">Slipknot are featured on the cover of the all-new December 2014 issue of Guitar World!</a> You can read an excerpt from our cover story <a href="">RIGHT HERE</a>.</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slipknot">Slipknot</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Slipknot News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:43:09 +0000 Guitar World Staff Steve Stevens Demos and Discusses Supro 1624T Dual-Tone Guitar Amp — Video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new <em>Guitar World</em> video, Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Stevens demos and discusses the new Supro 1624T Dual-Tone guitar amp at his home studio in Los Angeles. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>"The Dual-Tone 1×12 combo is the undeniable rock star of the mid-Sixties Supro amplifier lineup. Vintage 1624T amps have been sought-after for decades because they embody the most desirable aspects of the Supro sound. </p> <p>"As the Dual-Tone’s volume knob is turned beyond noon, a fat and compressed clean tone evolves into an immediately recognizable grind that remains articulate and listenable even when turned up to full blast.</p> <p>"This 24-Watt, 1×12 tube combo can easily be driven to glorious saturation at a manageable gigging volume while retaining exceptional clarity and bandwidth, at any level of gain."</p> <p>Although he's best known for his work with Billy Idol, Stevens is a top-flight session guitarist who has worked with a host of artists, including Michael Jackson and Vince Neil. He also recorded the theme song from <em>Top Gun</em>! </p> <p>Idol's new album, <em>Kings &amp; Queens of the Underground</em>, features Stevens and will be released October 21 on Idol's own BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services. It's Idol's first album in almost a decade. </p> <p>For more about Supro amps, visit <a href=""></a>. For more about Stevens, <a href="">head here.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Steve Stevens Supro Videos Amps News Gear Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:15:43 +0000 Guitar World Staff Joe Bonamassa Talks Fender Strats and His New Album, 'Different Shades of Blue' <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><em>This is an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the rest of this Joe Bonamassa story, plus features on Slipknot, Slash, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Gilbert, Motionless In White, Electric Wizard and more, including lessons, tabs and reviews of new gear from D'Angelico, Washburn, Boss, Morley, Lace Music and Carr Amps, <a href=";utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=JoeBExcerpt">check out the December 2014 issue at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></em></strong></p> <p><strong>The House Is Rocking: To celebrate the release of his new album, <em>Different Shades of Blue</em>, Joe Bonamassa invites us over for a look at his ever-growing collection of vintage axes and amps.</strong> </p> <p>“There’s nothing on my new album that’s going to outplay Clapton, Hendrix or the other greats,” says six-string roots-and-rock rabble-rouser Joe Bonamassa. “That’s not what I’m trying to do. My job in 2014 is to keep that kind of organic music alive.”</p> <p>For Bonamassa, that means fanning the flames of the blues. So after recording his new <em>Different Shades of Blue</em>, he headed to Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in late August to build a bonfire—playing a sold-out concert with a set list culled from the catalogs of genre giants Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf that was shot for DVD. </p> <p>“We had 10,000 people,” he says. “That’s what I call ‘proof of life.’ There’s always talk about the blues dying out, but it won’t. You just have to make it a little different. That’s where the Black Keys and Jack White have succeeded and I’ve failed. They’ve actually convinced college kids that they’re listening to hip music—but it’s just blues twisted a new way—while I’m playing for the college kid’s parents.”</p> <p>That’s not entirely true. Bonamassa’s broadsword tone, conflagrant licks, dusted-soul singing and cinematic songs have sliced through the striations of demography with an efficiency unseen by any roots-based guitar slinger since Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s a social-media darling who sells out auditoriums and amphitheaters in a flash. And despite putting out his own albums and DVDs, he’s hit Number One on the <em>Billboard</em> blues chart a record dozen times, sells more music than most major-label artists and was nominated for a Grammy in 2013. No wonder the guy owns one of every Gibson Les Paul made between 1952 and 1961, including the two 1959s—his beloved “Spot” and “Principal Skinner” Les Paul Standards—that he played on <em>Different Shades of Blue</em>.</p> <p>Bonamassa’s fortunes turned north when he kicked the beer-and-barbecue circuit in favor of partnering with his producer, Kevin Shirley, a decade ago. Their alchemical mix of music and marketing smarts has resulted in gold. But <em>Different Shades of Blue</em> has a slightly different sheen, raising the already high bar of their studio craftsmanship a few more clicks.</p> <p>There’s even an overture, signaling that something special is afoot, to set up the 10 original tunes. It’s an instrumental excerpt of Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” that does justice to the original’s sharp-tooted Strat tones. Bonamassa keeps moving like a single-coil shark into “Oh Beautiful,” tastefully coloring his howling expressionist solo with a patina of phase shifter. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The intro to “Never Give All Your Heart” recalls Pete Townshend’s <em>Who’s Next</em>–era high-wattage humbucker clangor as it takes Bonamassa back to his beloved Les Pauls. By the time the 37-year-old guitar slinger steps up to solo in that tune, his tone has shifted to a sophisticated-but-brass-knuckled distillation of British blues blasters, ranging from Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, yet his phrasing is the unique blend of elongated melody and textural grit that has become Bonamassa’s own trademark. As <em>Different Shades of Blue</em> ends with the ballad “So, What Would I Do,” it’s clear that in the two years since his previous studio recording Driving Toward the Daylight Bonamassa has revised his sound and refined his songwriting and vocal delivery to land on a new and very high creative plateau.</p> <p>After 20-something studio recordings, live albums and DVDs, Bonamassa and Shirley went searching for new fuel for <em>Different Shades of Blue</em>. They found it in Nashville, where Bonamassa traveled five times in the past year for marathon songwriting sessions with ace tunesmiths James House, Jerry Flowers, Jonathan Cain, Jeffrey Steele and Gary Nicholson.</p> <p>“Kevin suggested that I write all original songs for this album,” Bonamassa recounts. “I can write a decent song, but I’m also a touring musician and have a lot of other projects, so I needed help. These guys were brilliant, patient and inspiring, and, like it says in the title, they helped me make a different kind of blues album.</p> <p>“Most blues guitar players don’t concentrate on singing and melodies. And forget about the bridge—the bridge doesn’t exist. They go straight for the solo. This was all about writing great songs and then playing solos that I believe in and that really speak for the songs, and putting it all on analog tape, which is great for warm lower and upper-midrange guitar tones and still has the right brightness and articulation.”</p> <p>And Bonamassa’s guitars have never been more articulate, speaking throughout the tunes in big, clear, warm, perfectly burnished tones that covey the menu of joy, loss and hope in their lyrics. In part, that’s because he varied his usual Marshall, Dumble and Van Wheeldon Twinkleland amp diet for the sessions, adding new Dumbles—ultimately employing four Overdrive Specials—and, more important, a juicy main course of vintage Fenders including a 1965 Twin Reverb, a 1962 Vibroverb, a 1962 Deluxe, a 1958 Twin and a 1962 Reverb. </p> <p>“The sound of the Fenders was so inspiring that, for the first time in 15 years, I’m changing up my road rig and going out with all Fenders,” Bonamassa says. “I’m going to have to work a little harder, but the warmth and the presence is worth forcing myself to make it work. </p> <p>“Plus, every few years I feel like I need to throw a firecracker into my life, musically and otherwise,” he adds. “In the last year a lot has happened in my personal life, too. A relationship I was in for four years broke up, I moved house… I fear being complacent. If I feel like things are getting into a routine, I want them to be different. I need to keep improving and keep moving forward.”</p> <p>Another change on <em>Different Shades of Blue</em> was the increased presence of Stratocasters—a 1956 blonde Strat, a 1963 sunburst and a 1965 in Lake Placid Blue. “I know people associate me with the Les Paul, and I am a Les Paul guy to the bone,” Bonamassa says. “I love my vintage Les Pauls, I love my signature models with Gibson, and I think Gibson is making some of the best guitars they’ve ever made right now. But I also love the sound of a great Strat. To me, that classic Les Paul tone and that classic Strat sound cover pretty much everything I could ever want to play.”</p> <p><em>Photo: Angela Boatwright</em></p> <p><strong><em>This is an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the rest of this Joe Bonmassa story, plus features on Slipknot, Slash, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Gilbert, Motionless In White, Electric Wizard and more, including lessons, tabs and reviews of new gear from D'Angelico, Washburn, Boss, Morley, Lace Music and Carr Amps, <a href=";utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=JoeBExcerpt">check out the December 2014 issue at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></em></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-07%20at%2010.21.37%20AM.png" width="620" height="807" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 10.21.37 AM.png" /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/joe-bonamassa">Joe Bonamassa</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> December 2014 Joe Bonamassa Interviews News Features Magazine Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:36:44 +0000 Ted Drozdowski IK Multimedia's AmpliTube for iPhone/iPad Adds iOS 8 Support, ENGL Amps, Drum Packs and More <!--paging_filter--><p>AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effects processor app now includes new features and gear that complement its comprehensive recording functions and vast collection of virtual equipment. </p> <p>With its two new high-gain ENGL amps, direct iRig BlueBoard integration, 8-track recorder (on the iPhone and iPod Touch version), cross-app file and purchase sharing, new Loop Drummer Style Packs and more, the new AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is the most powerful version to date.</p> <p><strong>The earth-shaking gain of ENGL</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube's amplifier section is about to get a whole lot louder. The latest version introduces two new offerings from ENGL, an innovative German manufacturer whose high-gain amps are tailored to provide that supremely righteous tonality coveted by metal, classic rock and modern hard rock players. The amp heads in AmpliTube are based on the meticulously engineered virtual models found in AmpliTube 3 for Mac and PC.</p> <p><strong>The ENGL E650</strong>: An all-tube head that can conjure up classic rock-god tones from the Eighties and Nineties as well as the heavy crunch and distortion of tomorrow's tone connoisseurs.</p> <p><strong>The ENGL Powerball</strong>: An amp head that's earned its reputation as one of the most powerful and versatile modern high-gain amplifiers off the potent combination of its brutal rhythm tones, super high-gain lead tones and ultra-clean tones.</p> <p>Both amp heads are available as in-app purchases, which means AmpliTube's collection of amps is bigger than ever before. And to coincide with this, AmpliTube now lets users transfer their purchased gear between versions and devices, such as from AmpliTube for iPad to AmpliTube for iPhone/iPod Touch (limited to 10 device transfers per user).</p> <p><strong>Take control with iRig BlueBoard</strong></p> <p>Though AmpliTube is fully controllable from the touchscreen, it really comes alive when paired with IK's iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth pedal controller. iRig BlueBoard gives users a wireless stompbox-like experience with four assignable buttons that can be used to trigger effects and swap presets from the floor. The latest version of AmpliTube makes the pairing even more seamless and powerful by adding built-in support and a new mode that allows for global control of AmpliTube's robust built-in recorder.</p> <p><strong>Eight tracks of tone</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube has always let players record their sessions via its built-in recorder. The latest version expands this capability by giving iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to expand from a single-track to an 8-track recorder through in-app purchase. That means that iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have the same multitrack recording functionality, which is perfect for AmpliTube's new project sharing feature. Now users can share their recordings and music projects across different versions and across different devices via iTunes File Sharing.</p> <p><strong>Powerful Drums</strong></p> <p>For practicing and recording, AmpliTube features a powerful drum module called Loop Drummer. Like a virtual session musician, it provides rock-solid rhythm tracks that sync with AmpliTube's recorder. The latest version of AmpliTube builds on this by adding additional Style Packs for purchase from the in-app store. </p> <p>Style Packs include 64 loops each, and provide eight different song-construction kits based around a core drumbeat style. The new Style Packs include 5 alternate versions of existing AmpliTube favorites - BLUES 2, FUNKY 2, METAL 2, POP 2 and ROCK 2 — plus three exciting new styles — JAZZ, LATIN and REGGAE. Now, no matter their style, guitar players and bassists will be able to practice with a drummer anywhere.</p> <p><strong>And a whole lot more</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube has also been optimized in a number of more subtle ways: It's fully compatible with iOS 8, the new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.</p> <p>Its MIDI control has been improved by adding more assignable parameters to the built-in recorder. It's now compatible with Audiobus on iOS 8. Its latency and MIDI control have both been improved. And its quick start guide has been replaced by multi-language dynamic tooltips available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.</p> <p><strong>Pricing and availability</strong></p> <p>The new version of AmpliTube is a complimentary update for existing users of all versions of AmpliTube, and it's available now on the App StoreSM as a free or paid app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for only $19.99/¤17.99 for new users. </p> <p>The new ENGL E650 and ENGL Powerball amp heads are available via in-app purchase for $6.99/¤5.99 each. Each new Loop Drummer 2 Style Pack is available via in-app purchase for $3.99/¤3.59.</p> <p>For more information, visit <A href=""></a>.</p> ENGL IK Multimedia News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:40:54 +0000 Guitar World Staff Slipknot Premiere New Song, “Skeptic" — Listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Slipknot will release their new album, <em>.5: The Gray Chapter,</em> next Tuesday. In anticipation, the band has been rolling out songs from the record for streaming online.</p> <p>Today, the band released their latest single, “Skeptic.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.</p> <p><iframe src="" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slipknot">Slipknot</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Slipknot News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:24:27 +0000 Guitar World Staff