Children of Bodom have released the official video for “Morrigan.” The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate and Kamelot, among others.
When Labor Day came and went earlier this month, it reminded us of the American labor movement and the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the good ol' U.S. of A. However, since we're Guitar World people, we couldn't help but apply those sentiments to music and the American people who made and make it—bands!
Saturday Night Live guitarist Jared Scharff has a new web series called Unnecessary Shredding. In it, Scharff adds lots of tasteful shredding to songs that are devoid of shredding—if not devoid of guitars, period.
A few days ago, we posted a video in which Dweezil Zappa gives us an up-close look at the Strat Jimi Hendrix gave Dweezil's father, Frank Zappa. However, he never actually plays the guitar in the video.
Keith Richards appeared on the September 21 WTF with Marc Maron podcast for a lengthy interview. You can download the episode at the WTF site as well as hear it below. In the interview, Richards—who is currently enjoying the limelight thanks to his excellent new solo album, Crosseyed Heart—touches on a vast range of subjects, including his influences, his gear, and band members past and present.
Shinedown's Zach Myers recently dropped by the Guitar World studio in New York City to shoot a series of videos, including a playthrough video of a new song, "Cut the Cord." The song is from the brand-new Shinedown album, Threat to Survival, which was released September 18 via Atlantic.
Metallica have released some official fly-on-the-wall footage from their August 30 show at the U.K.'s Leeds Festival. The footage includes the band's rehearsal and a performance of "Whiskey in the Jar" from the actual show.
Talk about a versatile instrument. First widely heard in the mid-Sixties on recordings by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Epiphone Casino has been a go-to guitar for a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller, the Edge, Dave Grohl and Dwight Yoakam. But perhaps no other guitarist in recent years has popularized the howlingly responsive sound of the Casino as much as blues-rock kingpin Gary Clark Jr.
Since the guitar's inception, there have undoubtedly been talented players that could make the instrument sing, but it wasn't until the mid '60s and the arrival of the wah pedal that one could make it cry.