Here's a behind-the-scenes photo gallery — and video — from our 2013 Review Guide, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. "This year, we finally made it happen," said Paul Riario, editor-in-chief of the 2013 Review Guide. "With a truck full of the latest gear and some beautiful ladies by our side, we headed west to Malibu, California, for sand, sun and fun."
Czech news site Novinky.cz is reporting that the State Attorney’s Office in Prague, Czech Republic, has officially indicted Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe on the manslaughter charge led to his imprisonment in the Czech Republic earlier this year.
With modern musicians seemingly so accessible through social media channels, it's not hard to see how it could be frustrating to receive so many requests from fans wanting to know just how they play their signature songs.
With the follow-up to 2010's Starve for the Devil is tentatively due next year, Arsis have teamed up with the folks at Scion AV to give fans an early Christmas present. Fans will be able to download a free EP, titled Lepers Caress, tomorrow, December 4.
Yesterday afternoon, before a star-studded evening at the Kennedy Center Honors, Led Zeppelin — along with Buddy Guy, David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and Natalia Makarova — were honored at the White House by President Barack Obama. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones each received the prestigious Kennedy Award, considered America's highest award for contribution to culture.
If you're into autographed guitars and helping to fight hunger, you're in luck. The 27th Annual Hungerthon by WhyHunger is now underway, and up for auction this year are guitars signed by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Maroon 5, David Byrne, and Mumford & Sons, just to name a few.
After dropping some hints, Metallica have officially announced the launch of their very own record label. Dubbed Blackened Recordings, the label will be the home of the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic.
The Rolling Stones were joined onstage by Eric Clapton last night, November 29, in the second of two London O2 Arena shows celebrating the band's 50th anniversary. Following in the footsteps of fellow guitar great Jeff Beck, who performed with the Stones Sunday night, Clapton joined the band to rip through another blues standard, Muddy Waters' "Champagne & Reefer," which the band also performed with Buddy Guy several years ago.