When witnessing the fury of a Metallica show, it can be easy to forget just how many variables there are in making it all work. Few people know this better than Bob Cowan and Adam Correia, Metallica's two live monitor engineers.
Once upon a time, the mere act of strapping on an electric guitar and cranking up an amplifier marked one as an outsider, a rebellious badass who refused to live by the laws of a "decent" society. But today's cookie-cutter rockers and forgettable pop janglers make studying for the priesthood seem like an edgier pursuit than playing guitar in a band.
Conquering Dystopia, the new project featuring Schecter signature artists Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow, released their self-titled debut album earlier this year. Now you can check out a guitar play-through video of "Autarch," a track off the new album, below.
Earlier this year, Men's Health reporter Will Levith posted a feature called "10 Scientific Reasons You Should Play the Guitar: A Six-String Solution for a Healthier Mind, Body and Libido." Obviously, we figured our readers might be interested in this. The story suggests that the guitar might "be as powerful as anything inside the medicine cabinet. Strapping on a Fender could boost your brainpower, sex life, six-pack and more."
This is an alternate-picking run based on an add9 arpeggio shape on the top three strings that’s moved up and down the neck to four different positions and tonal centers, with a slight variation in bar 2. It begins in E, moves down to C with a little twist—more on that in a moment—then up to D and finally A.
AC/DC's Brian Johnson has provided a health update on guitarist Malcolm Young. As has been widely reported, the band announced in April that Young would step down from the band due to ill health. On April 16, the band posted a report that Young will take a break from the group.