As you might have heard, over the weekend, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg onstage at a show in Sweden (see the video below)—and returned to the stage in a cast to finish the show. The singer/guitarist/drummer recently issued a statement on what exactly happened as well as tour date cancellations. You can read it below.
First things first: We don’t want you to stop playing guitar. After all, Guitar World is a magazine for guitarists, and so playing guitar is something we promote. Pursuing a special interest, however, has its hazards. For one, approached with the wrong outlook, your hobby/vocation could lead to pathological behavior. Indeed, much like The Force, the guitar, once mastered, can be used either for good or for evil.
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Vortex, the new all-instrumental studio album by founding Journey guitarist Neal Schon. You can stream the album—which will be released June 23 via Mascot Label Group's Music Theories Recordings—below.
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps epitomized rockabilly’s iconic image, with their leather jackets, ducktail hairstyles and kick-ass-and-take-names personae. The band also introduced one of the most adept, versatile and influential electric guitarists of his generation: Cliff Gallup.
Right now, you are browsing a website for guitarists. This means either you already play and are looking for a little vindication of your obsession, or you’re a beginner looking to find out whether you chose the right instrument. Well, here is every reason you need to quiet that little voice in the back of your head asking, “Why am I doing this?”
For the recording of their new and seventh studio album, The Waterfall, Louisville, Kentucky–based rockers My Morning Jacket packed up and headed out west—specifically, to Stinson Beach, a seaside town about an hour outside San Francisco.
Here’s a little something from 30 summers ago. On July 18, 1985, The Guitar Show visited Les Paul’s home in Mahwah, New Jersey, to tape Les and Jimmy Page for an episode. It was five days after Led Zeppelin’s reunion performance for Live Aid in Philadelphia, and Page was paying Les a visit.
Pete Evick is best known as the guitarist and musical director for the Bret Michaels Band, with whom he has played for the past decade. But like most working musicians these days, Evick also has his hand in various other endeavors. Guitar World caught up with Evick while the guitarist was in Nashville with the Bret Michaels Band.