Let's face it, playing guitar can be extremely frustrating, especially when you're starting out. There are days where your fingers just don't to do what your brain tells them and you just can't seem to concentrate well enough to nail that song all the way through.
A lot has been made of the recent federal investigation of the illegal importation of rare wood, particularly a raid of Gibson Guitars' office and manufacturing headquarters. Whether or not the raid was Constitutionally viable, well, that's up for you -- or more accurately, the supreme court -- to decide.
As previously reported, Slash filmed his recent show in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, England, for a future DVD release. Now it has been officially announced that a live CD/DVD titlted Made In Stoke 24/7/11 will be released November 15.
Every other day leading up to the release of Chickenfoot's new album, Chickenfoot III, the band are rolling out a series of podcasts featuring band members talking about each song on the new album, along with clips from the songs.
Tonight, GuitarWorld.com will livestream Staind's charity show at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. The show, which starts at 9 p.m. EST, will benefit the families of 9/11 victims. Tickets are priced $9.11, and all revenue from the show will benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, a charity organization.
Here's a video that tells you how to use your iPad to record electric guitar or bass using the Behringer UCG102. It's a guitar-to-USB interface that allows you to jam and record with killer modeling amps and effects, and it is compatible with Apple's iPad and iPad 2.
As is now customary, last night's Big Four show at Yankee Stadium featured a "jam" with members of all four bands -- Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax -- taking the stage to perform a classic song. Usually, the track has been Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?," but last night, the bands played a song they had never before played together: Motorhead's "Overkill."