On June 9, Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th-birthday commemorative concert for Les Paul. The performance was filmed for Front and Center, public television’s acclaimed music series. Satriani’s performance will begin airing October 21.
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix died in London 44 years ago this month — on September 18, 1970. He was only 27. Although all these facts have become common knowledge for rock and guitar fans, there was a moment when it was actual news — the sort of announcement that makes you always remember where you were when you heard it.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
IK Multimedia has announced it's shipping iRig Pads, the full-featured, ultra-portable MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC. It's the perfect companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the move: Now you can make beats, grooves and mixes anywhere you go.
We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated in recent weeks and months, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you! — involved as we attempt to pick rock's greatest live band or artist!
This series includes performance notes and accurate tab for the greatest songs of every genre. From the essential gear, recording techniques and historical information, to the right- and left-hand techniques and other playing tips — it's all here!
Pink Floyd have released a 30-second trailer for their new album, The Endless River. You can check it out below. The clip, which was posted today via the band's social media outlets, features 30 seconds of instrumental music highlighted by David Gilmour's signature Strat sound.
"'Heatwave' essentially is a song about crowd-surfing based on my personal life experiences with two different friends," says guitarist/singer Jordan Smith. "The first half of the song is about the very first time we crowd-surfed one of my best friends in college and how exciting it was to see her up there getting tossed around by the crowd."