News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/www.greatguitarescape.com/www.guitartv.com/www.guitartv.com/%3Ehttp%3A/%3Ehttp%3A/Not-Specified en Children of Bodom Premiere Second 'I Worship Chaos' Album Trailer — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-premiere-i-worship-chaos-album-trailer-video/25188 <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish metal band Children of Bodom have premiered the second official trailer for their new album, <em>I Worship Chaos</em>. </p> <p>The album is set for an October 2 release via Nuclear Blast Records. </p> <p>You can pre-order it <a href="http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.no-label.html?records_per_page=90&amp;article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&amp;custom_keywords=Children%20of%20Bodom&amp;custom_deliverable=f/">right here.</a></p> <p>In the trailer, which you can check out below, the band discusses the recording process that led to <em>I Worship Chaos</em> and the gear the band used during the recording of the album. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H46FXP7E6gs?list=PLB4brr7vf-P74YXB4yYk5bGksjVZviRQo" 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="/children-bodom">Children Of Bodom</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-premiere-i-worship-chaos-album-trailer-video/25188#comments Children of Bodom Videos News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:12:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25188 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jimi Hendrix Atlanta Pop Fest Film and Album Coming Soon http://www.guitarworld.com/new-jimi-hendrix-double-live-album-coming-august-28/25162 <!--paging_filter--><p>A new 2CD/2LP live set documenting the Jimi Hendrix Experience's performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival has been announced. </p> <p><em>Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival</em> is set for an August 28 release via Legacy Recordings. You can pre-order it <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Live-The-Atlanta-Pop-Festival/dp/B010GV5PVQ/">right here.</a> </p> <p>In addition, a documentary about the festival—and Hendrix's performance in particular—is set to be aired on Showtime 9 p.m. September 4. <em>Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church</em> will see a DVD and Blu-ray release October 30 via Legacy Recordings. </p> <p>This package, which you can pre-order <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Jimi-Hendrix-Electric-Church-Blu-Ray/dp/B012UNH336/">here,</a> will feature bonus content not included in the broadcast version. </p> <p><strong><em>Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival</em> Track list:</strong></p> <p>Disc 1<br /> 1) Fire<br /> 2) Lover Man<br /> 3) Spanish Castle Magic<br /> 4) Red House<br /> 5) Room Full Of Mirrors<br /> 6) Hear My Train A Comin’<br /> 7) Message To Love</p> <p>Disc 2<br /> 1) All Along The Watchtower<br /> 2) Freedom<br /> 3) Foxey Lady<br /> 4) Purple Haze<br /> 5) Hey Joe<br /> 6) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)<br /> 7) Stone Free<br /> 8) Star Spangled Banner<br /> 9) Straight Ahead</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="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/new-jimi-hendrix-double-live-album-coming-august-28/25162#comments Jimi Hendrix News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:44:40 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 25162 at http://www.guitarworld.com Conquer Divide Premiere "Nightmares" Playthrough Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/conquer-divide-premiere-nightmares-playthrough-video/25165 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents a new playthrough video by all-girl metal band Conquer Divide. </p> <p>The song, "Nightmares," is taken from their self-titled debut album, which was released July 24 via Artery Recordings. You can snag the album <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/conquer-divide/id1000923709?app=itunes/">right here.</a></p> <p>Conquer Divide have been busy on the road this summer, promoting their debut on the <a href="http://www.theallstarstour.com/">2015 All Stars Tour</a>, not to mention sharing stages with Dance Gavin Dance and Upon A Burning Body. </p> <p><strong>For more about Conquer Divide, visit their <a href="http://conquerdivideofficial.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ConquerDivideUSA?fref=ts">Facebook.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ubzHmfGpg-8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/conquer-divide-premiere-nightmares-playthrough-video/25165#comments Conquer Divide Guitar Playthrough Videos News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:17:01 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25165 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eddie Van Halen Talks to His Girlfriend — Animated Video http://www.guitarworld.com/animated-video-eddie-van-halen-talks-his-girlfriend <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out an excerpt from an animated skit show called <em>6 Pack</em>.</p> <p>The clip—which was written by Mark Shields and Jim Sharkey and animated by Shields—shows a young Eddie Van Halen having a conversation with his girlfriend.</p> <p>"Being a big Van Halen fan growing up, this skit is as much a tribute as it is a possible gag for the show," writes Shields on YouTube. "I tried to use all of Eddie's versions of the songs, but I had to play 'Feel Your Love Tonight,' 'Dance The Night Away,' 'Drop Dead Legs' and 'Outta Love Again' myself. I couldn't find isolated versions of [Eddie playing them]. My apologies."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6gawIHlB350" 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="/eddie-van-halen">Eddie Van Halen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/van-halen">Van Halen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/animated-video-eddie-van-halen-talks-his-girlfriend#comments Eddie Van Halen Van Halen WTF Videos News Features Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:13:32 +0000 Damian Fanelli 19242 at http://www.guitarworld.com Five "Modern Throwback" Artists Who Turn Retro-Inspired Music Into Something New http://www.guitarworld.com/five-modern-throwback-artists-vintage-mainstream-rock-country-jd-mcpherson-whitey <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.briansetzer.com/">Brian Setzer</a> did something truly extraordinary in the early Eighties.</p> <p>Despite his 1950s-inspired pompadour-on-acid haircut, his uber-retro-at-the-time hollowbody Gretsch 6120 and his slap-back-delay-laden guitar sound, he and the Stray Cats morphed their retro-rockabilly roots into something new, fresh, exciting and—best of all—modern.</p> <p>And this was during the days of skinny ties, rampant synth-rock and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6HiBxGRfzI">A Flock of Seagulls,</a> for chrissakes.</p> <p>Subsequent generations have enjoyed retro revivals of their own (remember the late-Nineties swing craze and the Squirrel Nut Zippers?)—and some of these acts, including the incredible <a href="http://www.bigsandy.net/">Big Sandy &amp; His Fly-Rite Boys</a> and <a href="http://www.waynehancock.com/">Wayne Hancock</a>—are still going strong in 2015.</p> <p>Whether you're aware of it or not, we're in the middle of a fairly sizable retro revival of our own—and it's happening across several genres, including rock, country, jazz and beyond. Maybe the <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/28/jason-isbell-country-music-radio">"real country music vs. ridiculous, laughable Nashville country music"</a> phenomenon gets all the ink these days, but let us not forget a rising force in rock named JD McPherson.</p> <p>Below, meet five current artists who are turning their "throwback" influences into something new and unique. All of them have released (or will release) new studio albums in 2015. And remember this is just the tip of the iceberg (As in, be sure to also check out Austin's <a href="http://www.theconnextion.com/dalewatson/">Dale Watson</a> and Australia's <a href="http://patcapocci.com.au/">Pat Capocci</a>).</p> <p>Some people have a name for this music: <a href="http://www.ameripolitan.com/">Ameripolitan.</a> They also insist we're smack-dab in the middle of an Ameripolitan revolution. And I agree. Read on!</p> <p><br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">JD McPherson</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Let the Good Times Roll</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://www.jdmcpherson.com/">jdmcpherson.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/1026562.jpg" width="300" height="300" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="1026562.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Let the Good Times Roll</em> is McPherson's second album, the followup to 2010's <em>Signs &amp; Signifiers</em> (re-released on Rounder in 2012), which put the Oklahoma singer-songwriter-guitarist on the "rock ’n’ roll revivalist" map. </p> <p>In 2015, that map has led him to several high-profile gigs, including <em>Letterman</em> and <em>Conan.</em> </p> <p>At the core of this sudden McPhenomenon is an incredibly tight and gifted band that's anchored by former <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQAUPaba5FM">Four Charms</a> bassist (and <a href="Hi-Style Records">Hi-Style Records</a> owner) Jimmy Sutton and drummer Jason Smay, who all you teenie-boppers might remember from his days with <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-video-premiere-los-straitjackets-space-mosquito">Los Straitjackets.</a></p> <p><em>Let the Good Times Roll</em> definitely lets the good times—and the hooks, thumping bass lines and greasy guitar riffs—roll into the deepest, darkest corners of your grey matter, from which they are unlikely to be dislodged. So, um, don't bother trying. </p> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-essential-tracks-20150215-column.html">As the LA Times put it,</a> the album delivers 11 songs that "split the difference among Buddy Holly, early Stones, the Black Keys and Bo Diddley." The Black Keys reference is no surprise, since Keys frontman Dan Auerbach co-wrote one of the album's standout tracks, "Bridgebuilder," with McPherson.</p> <p>"I found 1950s rock at just the right time in my life," McPherson recently told <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22361-jd-mcpherson-a-modern-throwback?page=1">Adam Perlmutter.</a> "It was energetic and fun music for teenagers, but it also had great finesse and musicality. At the same time, it was raw and primal, with the immediacy of the punk rock that I was really into."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rXn_O8yECCQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Whitey Morgan and the 78's</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Sonic Ranch</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://whiteymorgan.com/">whiteymorgan.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/WM.PressLive300.jpg" width="300" height="199" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="WM.PressLive300.jpg" /></p> <p>Chances are, if you're not a fan of modern country music—which Tom Petty recently called “bad rock with a fiddle”—you'd absolutely love Whitey Morgan and the 78's. </p> <p>Morgan, a big, bearded native of Flint, Michigan, has about as much to do with the mainstream Nashville country music scene as Kim Jong-un.</p> <p>His brand of country music full of gnarly Telecasters, dark-and-eerie pedal steel guitars and songs about drinkin', lyin', cheating—you know, broken lives and broken hearts. </p> <p>On <em>Sonic Ranch,</em> Morgan practically bleeds into each song, resulting in a rough-and-tumble honky-tonk noir song collection. Recorded at Sonic Ranch in Texas with producer Ryan Hewitt, the album's fighting spirit reflects Morgan's childhood. </p> <p>"I got my ass kicked on a daily basis and fought like hell each and every time. A growth spurt eventually put a stop to all of that." Morgan witnessed the toll the city's troubled economy had on the people closest to him and informs his musical stylings. "Growing up in Flint ignited the 'never give up' attitude I apply to every part of my life. That's what you learn when you grow up in that town. You also learn that you don't take shit from anyone, ever."</p> <p>Perhaps it's what made Morgan partial to the outlaw arm of country music.</p> <p>I saw these guys live when they passed through New York City in the spring. Although the guitar is very much alive and well on <em>Sonic Ranch,</em> every six-string player in the band, including Morgan, truly unleashes the fireworks when things get cooking onstage. And pedal steel guitarist Brett Robinson simply ... kicks ... ass.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZHhZO21SGI4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">The Bellfuries</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Workingman's Bellfuries</em> (August 21)<br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://thebellfuries.com/">thebellfuries.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/bellfuries2.jpg" width="300" height="154" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="bellfuries2.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP0NOP9ip9s">"Loving Arms," </a> the opening track from <em>Workingman's Bellfuries</em> (check it out below), starts off like a super-catchy slice of modern, melodic pop—until the glorious 16-second mark. That's when the guitars, standup bass and drums enter the sonic picture, and the song gets even catchier.</p> <p>That's also the moment when everything falls into place, and you realize you're hearing a truly modern, original take on rockabilly. Let's call it rockabilly pop.</p> <p>The Bellfuries released an undisputed modern-rockabilly masterpiece, <em>Just Plain Lonesome,</em> in 2001. A few years later, they followed it up with <em>Palmyra,</em> a full-on folk-ish rock/pop album that had rockabilly fans scratching their <a href="http://www.layrite.com/">Layrite</a>-coated heads. </p> <p>This time around, the Bellfuries have steered the ship at least partially back toward roots-rock territory, turning in another winner. Perhaps <a href="http://staticmultimedia.com/music/the-bellfuries-new-record-is-contemporary-rock-n-roll-thats-the-cats-pajamas">Static put it best,</a> calling it "contemporary rock-n-roll that’s the cat’s pajamas."</p> <p>"We’re a rock and roll band," says Joey Simeone, the Texas-based band's vocalist and chief songwriter. "People are obsessed with categories, sub-genres. We check into a hotel, and the guy or girl behind the desk asks what kind of music we play. ‘Rock and roll.’ Then they ask what I mean by that. Well…</p> <p>"Let’s see. There’s elements of country music, rhythm and blues. There’s some improvisation on stage that I guess you could say is jazz-inspired. Throw in some gospel…plenty of melodies coming out of older pop tunes. That adds up to rock and roll, last time I checked. If we’re not re-inventing the wheel, I’d rather get to work than worry about renaming it.” </p> <p>There's an undeniable Beatles influence on <em>Workingman's Bellfuries,</em> which is underscored by a rocking new cover of Lennon/McCartney's "She's a Woman." In fact, "Loving Arms" seems—lyrically, at least—to be based on Arthur Alexander's "Soldier of Love," which the Beatles recorded for the BBC in the early Sixties.</p> <p>Note that <em>Workingman's Bellfuries</em> is another <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hi-Style-Records/128232187244719">Jimmy Sutton/Hi-Style Records</a> production.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uMr-1zXapuw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Pokey LaFarge</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Something in the Water</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://www.pokeylafarge.net/">pokeylafarge.net</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/0708_pokey-lafarge.jpg" width="300" height="198" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="0708_pokey-lafarge.jpg" /></p> <p>If I were a guest on some bizarre game show and was forced to describe Pokey LaFarge's music in five seconds or less, I'd call him a "21st century Squirrel Nut Zippers." </p> <p>Thankfully, no such demented game show exists—because that description does absolutely no justice to LaFarge, a St. Louis-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/21/pokey-lafarge-something-in-the-water-review">happily unaffected by the music of the past seven or eight decades.</a> </p> <p><em>Something in the Water</em> is a mesmerizing trip through American roots music, with an emphasis on ragtime, jazz, swing and country blues. Produced by Jimmy Sutton (yep, the same Jimmy Sutton who plays bass with JD McPherson and produces the Bellfuries), the album features a diverse cast of players, including members of NRBQ, the Fat Babies, the Modern Sounds and the Western Elstons. </p> <p>Standout tunes include the title track (be sure to check out the music video below), “Wanna Be Your Man,” “Underground,” “Cairo, Illinois” and “Barcelona.” </p> <p>“The Midwest is at the heart of this record," LaFarge says. "The people playing on these songs are from Wisconsin and Illinois and Chicago and St. Louis, and there’s a certain attitude that comes across in the songs and the way that they’re performed. I’m born and raised in the Midwest, and my family’s been here for generations. This is where I’m from and how I think, and that’s reflected in the music I make.” </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FXzEVLSoVqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Charlie Thompson</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>The Foothill Sessions</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://www.charlie-thompson.com/">charlie-thompson.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/charlie.jpg" width="300" height="407" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="charlie.jpg" /></p> <p>In the intro to this story, I wrote that these five artists are turning their vintage influences into something new. Well, in the case of U.K.-based singer-guitarist Charlie Thompson, that does not apply—at all. </p> <p>In fact, Thompson's whole approach involves a charming focus on "old," as you'll hear when you press the "Play" button below and <a href="http://www.amazon.fr/The-Foothill-Sessions-Charlie-Thompson/dp/B00ZXATWFQ">check out his look, graphics and album covers.</a> </p> <p>Thompson's fairly hard-to-find new album is meant to look and sound as authentically vintage as possible, and he nails it—just as Scotland's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Squarehead-Stomp-Kaisers/dp/B00000JFTT">the Kaisers nailed the whole fake-British-Invasion-band thing</a> in the Nineties. </p> <p>The album, a mix of rockabilly and rollicking country tunes, features the guitar work of the extra-talented <a href="http://tksmith.net/">TK Smith,</a> who was a member of <a href="http://www.bigsandy.net/disc.htm">Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Trio</a> in the Nineties. Other players include Jeremy Wakefield on pedal steel guitar, Wally Hersom on bass, Bobby Furgo on fiddle, Dave Stuckey on drums and Carl Sonny Leyland on piano.</p> <p><em>The Foothill Sessions</em> is not available digitally (not yet, anyway), <a href="http://www.charlie-thompson.com/store/the_foothill_sessions/">but it's totally worth tracking down.</a> It also will be available on vinyl soon, of course!</p> <div class="widget_iframe" style="display:inline-block;width:100%;height:104px;margin:0;padding:0;border:0;"><iframe class="widget_iframe" src="https://www.reverbnation.com/widget_code/html_widget/artist_1465521?widget_id=50&amp;posted_by=artist_492721&amp;pwc[design]=customized&amp;pwc[background_color]=%23895c3b&amp;pwc[included_songs]=0&amp;pwc[song_ids]=22394678&amp;pwc[photo]=0%2C1&amp;pwc[size]=fit" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><br /> <div class="footer_branding" style="margin-top:-5px;font-size:10px;font-family:Arial;"><center><a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/band-promotion/epk-electronic-press-kits?utm_campaign=a_features_rpk&amp;utm_medium=widget&amp;utm_source=HTML5_Player&amp;utm_content=widgetfooter_Free EPK from ReverbNation.com" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none;color:#444;">Free EPK from ReverbNation.com</a></center></div> </div> <p>&lt; /br><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/c_DK7qtCoHs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em><a href="https://soundcloud.com/damian-fanelli/mister-neutron-comanchero-1">Damian Fanelli</a> is the online managing editor at </em>Guitar World<em> and </em><a href="http://www.guitaraficionado.com/">Guitar Aficionado</a><em>. His New York-based band, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Meanies/226938220688464?fref=ts">the Blue Meanies,</a> has toured the world and elsewhere. Fanelli, a former member of Brooklyn jump-blues/swing/rockabilly band <a href="http://www.thegashousegorillas.com/">the Gas House Gorillas</a> and New York City instrumental surf-rock band <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MisterNeutron">Mister Neutron,</a> also <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsQ9pIkLXiA">composes</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ICimc774Y">records film soundtracks.</a> He writes GuitarWorld.com's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-clarence-white-inspired-country-b-bender-lick-video">The Next Bend</a> column, which is dedicated to <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-10-essential-b-bender-guitar-songs-damian-fanelli">B-bender guitars and guitarists.</a> His latest liner notes can be found in Sony/Legacy's </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Epic-Recordings-Collection/dp/B00MJFQ24W">Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection.</a><em> Follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/damianfanelliguitar">Facebook,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/damianfanelli">Twitter</a> and/or <a href="https://instagram.com/damianfanelligw/">Instagram.</a></em></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="/brian-setzer">Brian Setzer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/five-modern-throwback-artists-vintage-mainstream-rock-country-jd-mcpherson-whitey#comments Ameripolitan Charlie Thompson Damian Fanelli JD McPherson Jimmy Sutton Pokey LaFarge retro rockabilly The Bellfuries throwback Whitey Morgan Videos Blogs News Features Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:42:26 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24844 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jimi Hendrix Playing Secrets: New Guitar World DVD on Sale Now — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jimi-hendrix-playing-secrets-new-guitar-world-dvd-sale-now-video/25182 <!--paging_filter--><p>With 60 minutes of instruction, <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/dvds/products/jimi-hendrix-playing-secrets/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=HendrixSecretsDVD">Jimi Hendrix Playing Secrets</a></em> will help you learn all of Jimi Hendrix's essential rhythm and lead guitar techniques. </p> <p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/dvds/products/jimi-hendrix-playing-secrets/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=HendrixSecretsDVD">This DVD</a> includes his go-to soloing patterns, extended pentatonic and blues-scale positions, signature phrasing and articulations, string bending, vibrato and whammy bar usage, strummed octaves, thumb fretting and chord embellishments, plus essential gear and how to recreate Jimi's tone! </p> <p>Learn: </p> <p>• Essential Scales and Licks - E Minor Pentatonic and E Blues<br /> • Moving Through E Minor Pentatonic and E Blues-scale Positions<br /> • Rhythmic Syncopations and Permutations<br /> • Organ-style pedal-point licks<br /> • Strummed Octaves and Playing Up and Down the Neck<br /> • Two-note Harmonies and Whammy Bar Usage<br /> • ...and much, much more! Get the essentials of Hendrix today!</p> <p>Your instructor: Longtime <em>Guitar World</em> Associate Editor Andy Aledort presents and demonstrates the type of guitar and amplifier Jimi used, as well as an array of effects pedals that are very similar to those the legendary guitarist employed to create his signature tones and wailing, psychedelic leads.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/dvds/products/jimi-hendrix-playing-secrets/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=HendrixSecretsDVD">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0n85Xj7apEE" 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="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jimi-hendrix-playing-secrets-new-guitar-world-dvd-sale-now-video/25182#comments Jimi Hendrix Videos News Features Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:38:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25182 at http://www.guitarworld.com Shred Fest III: Chris Broderick and Gus G Trade New Shred Licks — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/shred-fest-iii-chris-broderick-and-gus-g-trade-new-shred-licks-video/25181 <!--paging_filter--><p>What's it like when two master shredders get together to exchange ideas, talk technique and more? </p> <p>We caught a glimpse in our <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/shred-fest-chris-broderick-and-gus-g-trade-licks-talk-guitar-video/25015">first</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/chris-broderick-and-gus-g-teach-each-other-shred-licks-video/25094">second</a> "Chris Broderick and Gus G shred fest" videos last month—and now we're back with a brand-new clip!</p> <p>This time, <em>Guitar World</em>'s <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-15-future-of-shred?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=GusChrisVideo2">latest cover stars</a> trade more shred licks, discuss how they learned to play guitar and more. Check it out below!</p> <p>A few things while we have your attention: </p> <p>• <strong>Check out</strong> the new issue of <em>Guitar World</em> (with Chris and Gus on the cover) <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-15-future-of-shred?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=GusChrisVideo2">right here.</a> </p> <p>• <strong>Check out</strong> <em>Guitar World's</em> new interview with Broderick, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/life-after-deth-chris-broderick-discusses-his-years-megadeth-act-defiances-debut-album/25086">Chris Broderick Discusses His Years with Megadeth, Act of Defiance's Debut Album.</a></p> <p>• <strong>Enjoy</strong> Gus G's brand-new music video, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/gus-g-premieres-new-song-quest-exclusive/24982">"Brand New Revolution."</a> </p> <p>• <strong>Read</strong> this story about <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/five-modern-throwback-artists-vintage-mainstream-rock-country-jd-mcpherson-whitey">Five "Modern Throwback" Artists Who Put a Unique Spin on Revivalist American Music.</a> </p> <p><strong><em>For more about Chris Broderick, <a href="http://www.chrisbroderick.com/">head here.</a> For more about Gus G, <a href="http://www.gusgofficial.com/">head in this general direction.</a> Stay tuned for the next exclusive GW video featuring these two shredders!</em></strong> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hLUthS0E7UA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-15-future-of-shred?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=GusChrisVideo2"><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-07-15%20at%2011.50.40%20AM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 11.50.40 AM.png" width="620" height="809" /></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="/gus-g">Gus G</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/chris-broderick">Chris Broderick</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/shred-fest-iii-chris-broderick-and-gus-g-trade-new-shred-licks-video/25181#comments Chris Broderick Gus G September 2015 shred fest Videos News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:18:26 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25181 at http://www.guitarworld.com Black Fast: "Conspire" Guitar Playthrough Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/black-fast-conspire-guitar-playthrough-exclusive-video/25169 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new playthrough video featuring—from top to bottom—Aaron Akin, Trevor Johanson and Ryan Thompson—of St. Louis speed metal four-piece Black Fast. </p> <p> The track in the clip, which you can check out below, is "Conspire," which is from the band's upcoming album, <em>Terms of Surrender.</em> It's set for an August 7 release via eOne Music. </p> <p>Since 2011, Black Fast have been featured in lineups with the likes of Havok, Battlecross, Revocation, Toxic Holocaust and Warbringer, plus such modern metal merchants as Cavalera Conspiracy and Shadows Fall. Black Fast won the 2012 St. Louis "Headbang for the Highway" contest and played the Sumerian Records stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Kansas City.</p> <p>In 2013, MetalSucks.net selected Black Fast as one of the best unsigned acts in its "Unsigned and Unholy" column, and the band's self­-released EP <em>Starving Out the Light,</em> nabbed "Best of the Year" nods by Metal Storm and No Clean Singing. </p> <p><strong>For more about Black Fast, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BlackFast/">Facebook.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TzvsfpdRzuQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/black-fast-conspire-guitar-playthrough-exclusive-video/25169#comments Black Fast Guitar Playthrough Videos News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:03:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25169 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Agonist: "I Endeavor" Playthrough Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/agonist-i-endeavor-guitar-playthrough-video-exclusive/25167 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new guitar-playthrough video featuring Pascal (Paco) Jobin and Chris Kells of the Agonist, a Montreal-based five-piece metal outfit. </p> <p>The track in the clip, which you can check out below, is "I Endeavor," a single from their latest album, <em>Eye of Providence.</em>. </p> <p>"We are honored to have our second guitar-playthrough video premiered on GuitarWorld.com," Jobin says. </p> <p>"We've been getting awesome feedback from our fans after the first video, and we can't thank them enough. They've also been requesting a few songs in particular. I'm happy to say that this time we brought you one that was in high demand—probably because of its intricate lead parts, driven bass patterns, shredding solo, nice long guitar melodies and chord extensions! </p> <p>"This video is once again filmed/edited by our own Chris Kells, and he's right there with me as we rip through this high-energy tune!" </p> <p><strong>For more about the Agonist, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial">Facebook.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IDrJPmgbUis" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/agonist-i-endeavor-guitar-playthrough-video-exclusive/25167#comments Danny Marino Guitar Playthrough Pascal Jobin The Agonist Videos News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:08:40 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25167 at http://www.guitarworld.com Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll: "More Than a Feeling" Vs. "Roundabout" http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-more-than-a-feeling-vs-roundabout <!--paging_filter--><p>There’s no doubt that acoustic songs have played a lead role in in rock and roll. </p> <p>And while we’ve talked about many of these songs and their origins, taught you how to play them and shared many a thought about ‘em, we think it’s time to get down to brass tacks.</p> <p>While it’s been ridiculously hard to whittle our list down, we now present you with what we think are some of the best acoustic rock songs of all time. </p> <p>Over the next several weeks we’ll be giving you a chance to vote for your favorites as we aim to name the Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time presented by <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/">TC Electronic</a>!</p> <p>So come back every day and vote. And check out today’s entries below.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"MORE THAN A FEELING," BOSTON<br /> <em>Boston</em> (1976)</strong> </p> <p>Tom Scholz's soaring leads (recorded with an early version of his Rockman amp unit) and crunchy, multi-tracked electric guitar rhythms have more than a little to do with "More Than a Feeling" becoming one of classic rock's most enduring anthems.</p> <p>But it is the song's lilting, arpeggiated acoustic intro that puts fans in the mood. Working as something of a one-man band in his basement, Scholz, one of music's first DIY dudes, played all the guitar parts on "Feeling." </p> <p>For the arpeggiated intro and verses, he used a Yamaha 12-string; the more fully strummed choruses called for a Guild D-40. A bit of trivia: Noting the similarities between "More Than a Feeling" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Kurt Cobain teased fans at Nirvana's 1992's Reading Festival performance with a few bars of the Boston classic.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SSR6ZzjDZ94" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>"ROUNDABOUT," YES<br /> <em>Fragile</em> (1971)</strong> </p> <p>Pick up a Martin 00-8 acoustic, pluck octave harmonics at the 12th fret (essentially comprising an Em chord) and voila!-you'll have a whole room of guitar dudes sitting up and taking notice. </p> <p>And with good reason-this simple move is Steve Howe's signature opening line to "Roundabout," Yes' breakthrough 1971 hit. </p> <p>Make it past Howe's harmonic-heavy unaccompanied intro, and you just might have a chance at mastering this intricate prog-rock masterpiece, in which acoustics and electrics, played in classical, jazzy and rocking splendor, weave in, out and "roundabout." As for the lyrics, this is prog-you're on your own there. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qjvGzxnUDuM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>VOTE NOW:</p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/9007876.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/9007876/">Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time: "More Than a Feeling" Vs "Roundabout"</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 Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/273153384/Best-Acoustic-Rock-Song-of-All-Time-Poll?secret_password=khfC7q2fgUXD7Xd8D135" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/273153384/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_6849" width="100%" height="400" 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="/boston">Boston</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/yes">Yes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-more-than-a-feeling-vs-roundabout#comments Acoustic Nation Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Boston More Than a Feeling News Poll Polls Roundabout Yes Videos Blogs Blogs News Features Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:07:46 +0000 Acoustic Nation 25154 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World Recommends: Washburn Heritage 20 Series WD20SCE Acoustic Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-recommends-washburn-wd20sce-acoustic-guitar-video/25163 <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Guitar World Recommends</em> shines the spotlight on new and noteworthy gear for guitarists. This week, <em>Guitar World</em> recommends the new Washburn WD20SCE Acoustic Guitar.</p> <p>From the Heritage 20 Series, the WD20SCE is a high-quality dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar that features premium Fishman electronics and a cutaway for better upper-fret access.</p> <p>Thanks to its solid spruce top (supported by quarter-sawn scalloped bracing) and the gorgeous rosewood back and side woods, the WD20SCE sounds great acoustically. It will work well when played solo or in group situations. When it comes time to step onto the stage and plug in, the WD20SCE will reward you with natural acoustic tone from its Fishman 301T electronics. </p> <p>The 301T provides simple tone shaping with bass and treble tone controls and a feedback reducing phase switch. A built in tuner provides quick and accurate tuning. Other features include die cast tuners and a rosewood fingerboard, bridge and headstock cap. We’ve equipped it with the finest D'Addario EXP-16 light set of phospher bronze strings.</p> <p><strong>For more about this guitar, visit its page over at <a href="http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/WD20SCE.html">washburn.com</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T8p0Wly738E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-recommends-washburn-wd20sce-acoustic-guitar-video/25163#comments Guitar World Recommends Washburn Acoustic Guitars Videos News Features Gear Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:33:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25163 at http://www.guitarworld.com Bride and Groom Play Loud Electric Guitar Duet Before Getting Married — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/video-bride-and-groom-play-loud-electric-guitar-duet-during-wedding-procession <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a 2-year-old video of a couple who performed a guitar duet before getting hitched. And if that sounds normal (and we admit it does <em>sound</em> somewhat normal), be sure to check out the video.</p> <p>Jordan Strauss taught his bride-to-be, Andrea Strauss, how to play a few chords so they could perform something together on their wedding day (at the church). </p> <p>"We wanted to do something we knew would stand out and put our own personal stamp to make it even more memorable," <a href="http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/bride-groom-play-guitar-duet-tying-knot-201600953.html?vp=1">Jordan Strauss told Yahoo</a>.</p> <p>The ceremony took place at a church in Long Valley, New Jersey. Jordan is playing Pachelbel's "Canon" with one of his groomsmen as the priest stands nearby. Andrea enters in white, with a guitar strapped on, and joins in (Note: She seems to be tuned to an open D chord, not that there's anything wrong with that!). At one point, there are four guitarists playing the song.</p> <p>"She was an easy student to teach. She's a natural. I told her that from day one," Jordan said.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eCunwZEbEMs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-bride-and-groom-play-loud-electric-guitar-duet-during-wedding-procession#comments WTF Videos News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:06:39 +0000 Damian Fanelli 19134 at http://www.guitarworld.com Album's Worth of Unreleased Nirvana Outtakes Leaked Online — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/albums-worth-unreleased-nirvana-outtakes-leaked-online-listen/25168 <!--paging_filter--><p>More than a dozen unreleased Nirvana tracks were leaked on YouTube on August 2. You can check them out below.</p> <p>The tracks, posted by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY9GXc729RP5uVIzaOHjQzQ/">RareNirvana</a>, include alternate takes, mixes and demos from the group’s sessions for <em>Nevermind</em> and <em>In Utero</em>. None of these cuts appear on the anniversary editions of those albums or on the <em>With the Lights Out</em> box set.</p> <p>One of the tracks included is “Sappy,” recorded at Sound City Studios during the sessions for <em>Nevermind</em>. According to <a href="http://www.alternativenation.net/listen-to-unreleased-nirvana-tracks-that-just-leaked/">a report</a> at Alternative Nation, “Cobain played lead guitar while attempting to sing one live scratch vocal. He also made one formal vocal pass. </p> <p>After overdubbing the lead fuzz guitar with his Rat pedal, Cobain laid down his guitar and walked straight into the control room. ‘I don’t want to do this,’ he insisted. I’m not into this song right now. So let’s leave it.’”</p> <p>Check out all the tracks below. Hurry, before they're gone. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0G9B-6n9bU0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/f4O0uVnUnpo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KFvB9Gb_XvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JjKeHbAq_qE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GyZ_3ZXPzLo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RjLtIVrZ3YM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5RZosThDnhE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DwrOslDMeMI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/R3l04LYpsR4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NR2DRGCFoVY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/b8h4oTKuaK8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yCHi0vdIKf4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tWmjzYghN7Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ccakpcze7OM" 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="/nirvana">Nirvana</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/albums-worth-unreleased-nirvana-outtakes-leaked-online-listen/25168#comments Nirvana Videos News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:49:57 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25168 at http://www.guitarworld.com Ernie Ball Presents the Joe Bonamassa Experience Contest http://www.guitarworld.com/ernie-ball-presents-joe-bonamassa-experience-contest/25166 <!--paging_filter--><p>Ernie Ball has teamed up with Joe Bonamassa to give guitar players across the globe a chance to win more than $70,000 in prizes—and the opportunity to spend a day with Bonamassa and a selection of his most cherished guitars in the Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room.</p> <p>Now through September 30, players can visit <a href="http://www.ernieball.com/bonamassa">ernieball.com/bonamassa</a> to enter unique codes and instant-win Joe Bonamassa custom picks hidden in select packs of Ernie Ball guitar and bass strings available exclusively at Guitar Center. </p> <p>Each code also comes with a free exclusive 11-song Bonamassa album download and a one-year digital subscription to <em>Guitar World.</em> The contest will expand internationally to retailers in the U.K., Germany, France and Canada beginning October 1.</p> <p>The grand prize for <a href="http://www.ernieball.com/bonamassa">Ernie Ball Presents: The Bonamassa Experience</a> will send five guitarists on an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to spend the day with Bonamassa and his vintage guitar-and-amp collection. Grand-prize winners also will take home a custom Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, a Dunlop B95 Joe Bonamassa Cry Baby, a Dunlop JBF3B Bonamassa Wah and an Ernie Ball strings and accessories prize pack. </p> <p>In addition to the grand prize, more than 1,700 instant-win prizes are also available by finding Joe’s custom guitar picks hidden in select packs of Ernie Ball strings.</p> <p><strong>Instant Win Prizes Include:</strong></p> <p>● <strong>Gold Picks:</strong> Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport electric guitar<br /> ● <strong>Blue Picks:</strong> Sterling by Music Man AX30 electric guitar<br /> ● <strong>Green Picks:</strong> Dunlop Bonamassa Cry Baby Pedal<br /> ● <strong>Yellow Picks:</strong> Dunlop Bonamassa Fuzz Face Pedal<br /> ● <strong>Purple Picks:</strong> Ernie Ball Joe Bonamassa guitar strap<br /> ● <strong>Red Picks:</strong> $50 Guitar Center gift card<br /> ● <strong> Black Picks:</strong> Dunlop Bonamassa pick tin<br /> ● <strong>White Picks:</strong> Pack of Ernie Ball strings</p> <p>Bonamassa’s vintage guitar and amplifier collection is one of the most coveted in the world and includes several 1959 Gibson Les Pauls, widely considered the Holy Grail of guitars, as well as rare Fender Stratocasters and more. Bonamassa has hand-selected eight of his favorites from the collection to share with the grand prize winners. Earlier this year he sat down with Ernie Ball to showcase each guitar’s personal importance and unique qualities.</p> <p><strong>Watch Joe Bonamassa introduce the featured guitars:</strong></p> <p>● <a href="http://youtu.be/PEWYHsieYkA">1962 Gibson SG</a></p> <p>● <a href="http://youtu.be/sZC-0kEbN-o">1964 Gibson Firebird</a> </p> <p>● <a href="http://youtu.be/PSnbms-iomA">1951 Fender Nocaster</a> </p> <p>● <a href="http://youtu.be/z4Ev9m3aKJ0">1955 Fender Strat</a> </p> <p>● <a href="https://youtu.be/NtBdlpdUjTg">1959 Gibson Les Paul</a> </p> <p>● <a href="http://youtu.be/l4uoLxDr6Gs">1951 Gibson ES-5</a> </p> <p>● <a href="http://youtu.be/0X8WNo4HqbU">1958 Gibson ES-335</a> </p> <p>● <a href="http://youtu.be/14nZH5XjPz4">1969 Gibson ES-335</a> </p> <p>“My relationship with Ernie Ball started simply because they make the best strings around, but grew into a true partnership over the years,” says Bonamassa. “Ernie Ball has welcomed me into their family—a remarkably talented roster of artists—and continuously works to provide creative opportunities for me and other guitarists across the globe to further our craft and share our music with the world.”</p> <p>“Ernie Ball is fortunate to have one of the strongest artist rosters in the world, including icons such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Slash, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Joe Bonamassa,” says Brian Ball, president of Ernie Ball Music Man. “The Bonamassa Experience continues our commitment to providing guitarists all over the world with opportunities to be inspired by and interact with their heroes.”</p> <p>Dunlop, Sterling by Music Man, <em>Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar Aficionado</em> and Guitar Center are proud partners of Ernie Ball’s The Bonamassa Experience.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NtBdlpdUjTg" 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="/joe-bonamassa">Joe Bonamassa</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/ernie-ball-presents-joe-bonamassa-experience-contest/25166#comments Ernie Ball Joe Bonamassa Videos News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:02:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25166 at http://www.guitarworld.com Top 10 James Hetfield Guest Appearances http://www.guitarworld.com/10-james-hetfield-guest-appearances <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the factors that led to Jason Newsted's departure from Metallica in January 2001 was frontman James Hetfield's reluctance to allow his bass player to indulge in side projects during the band's downtime.</p> <p>While it's true that the Metallica frontman has never officially joined any other band (Spastik Children notwithstanding), Papa Het has done his share of guest appearances over the years, usually either helping out a friend or paying tribute to a fallen hero. </p> <p>Though rare they may be, we managed to pull together 10 of them, including live and studio cuts, in this convenient playlist.</p> <p>As for Hetfield's main band, head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/100-greatest-songs-by-metallica">here</a> for our ranking of the 100 greatest Metallica songs of all time.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Stone Cold Crazy" — Queen with James Hetfield, Tony Iommi</strong></p> <p>In 1992, an all-star cast of musicians gathered at London's Wembley Arena for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. Two years earlier, Metallica had covered the Queen classic "Stone Cold Crazy" for the <em>Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary</em> compilation, so James Hetfield seemed the perfect fit to join the surviving members of Queen—not to mention Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi—for the <em>Sheer Heart Attack</em> cut.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qtNXPRuqFAY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Man or Ash" — Corrosion of Conformity</strong></p> <p>James Hetfield may not be credited for his backing-vocal performance on Corrosion of Conformity's 1996 album <em>Wiseblood</em>, but there's no mistaking his signature growl on the album cut "Man or Ash." CoC frontman Pepper Keenan would later repay the favor, singing a verse on Metallica's cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone" on their 1998 covers compilation, <em>Garage, Inc.</em> Thanks, Pep!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5D0ZRedeBDs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Would?" — Alice In Chains featuring James Hetfield</strong></p> <p>There's an infamous incident (that can be found on YouTube) featuring the members of Metallica mocking Layne Staley's heroin addiction after Alice In Chains was forced to pull out of a planned tour with the band. By the time 2006 rolled around, all that seemed to be water under the bridge, and Hetfield joined the remaining members of AIC at Rock Am Ring for a rendition of the <em>Dirt</em> classic, "Would?"</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/n_cZ60v9YdM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Eclectic Electric" — Primus</strong></p> <p>There was no shortage of guest musicians and producers on Primus' highly regarded 2001 album, <em>Antipop</em>. Hetfield signed on to contribute guitars to a track called "Eclectic Electric," which also included Faith No More's Big Jim Martin. Eclectic indeed! Look for another Primus connection further down.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DfWzrbn_kuc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Hell Isn't Good" — <em>South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut</em></strong></p> <p>The <em>South Park</em> movie, <em>Bigger, Longer and Uncut</em>, came out in 1999, but it was more than a year after the film's release that James came clean about contributing vocals to an original "song" called "Hell Isn't Good." That said, as soon as the vocals kicked in as Kenny plummeted toward the underworld, no one was fooled for a second that it could be anyone else.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sZMdgeZnG9M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Drivin' Rain" — Gov't Mule</strong></p> <p>James Hetfield and Les Claypool guest on this Gov't Mule cut that was featured on the compilation album, <em>Crank It Up with NASCAR</em>. Fun fact: Les Claypool was among the many famous bassists who auditioned to take over bass duties in Metallica after the departure of Jason Newsted.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3GZ2wrzRoaA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand?" — Waylon Jennings cover</strong></p> <p>If you've heard "Mama Said" or the aforementioned cover of Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone," you know Hetfield has an outlaw country side to him. At the Outlaws Concert in 2004, Hetfield performed alongside the likes of Hank Williams Jr., Cowboy Troy, Big &amp; Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Kid Rock, covering a tune by his recently deceased friend Waylon Jennings. Later in the evening, Hetfield would be joined by Jennings' widow Jesse Colter for a rendition of "Mama Said."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jGYfs-uX8fQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Twist of Cain," "Possession" — Danzig</strong></p> <p>Metallica have shown their love for the Misfits with covers of "Green Hell," "Last Caress" and "Die, Die My Darling" over the years, so it's no surprise that Hetfield appears on not one, but two tracks on Glenn Danzig's 1988 solo debut. Due to contractual issues, Hetfield (like the CoC appearance) was uncredited on the album. Fun fact: Both tracks were originally written as songs for Danzig's previous band, Samhain.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rkFsZHe_NGY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZU9R5L-dFV4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"You Really Got Me" — Ray Davies featuring Metallica</strong></p> <p>When it was announced that Kinks frontman Ray Davies was recruiting a whole slew of guest musicians for a compilation album a few years back, the name that immediately jumped out to almost everyone was Metallica. </p> <p>The metal heavyweights had previously joined Davies for live takes on "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert, as well inviting him to appear on stage with them in 2009 at Madison Square Garden. While it raised a few eyebrows, I think we can all safely say that Ray Davies wasn't Metallica's most questioned collaboration in 2011.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5uv_5FpsECE" 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> http://www.guitarworld.com/10-james-hetfield-guest-appearances#comments James Hetfield Metallica Videos News Features Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:30:10 +0000 Josh Hart 14774 at http://www.guitarworld.com