Today, Richie Kotzen is streaming disc 2 of his new album, The Essential Richie Kotzen, right here at GuitarWorld.com. You can check it out below. As always, be sure to tell us what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook! The Essential Richie Kotzen, which was released today, September 2, contains material curated from Kotzen’s entire career (which has spawned 18 solo albums), not including his work with Poison and the Winery Dogs.
Over the course of his illustrious career—one that includes time in Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver—Slash has amassed album sales of more than 100 million, garnered a Grammy (to go with his seven nominations) and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new live video by blues-rock phenom Gary Clark Jr. and his band. The track, an intense cover of the late Albert Collins' "If Trouble Was Money," is from Live, Clark Jr.'s upcoming double live album, which will be released September 23.
Boss has announced the RC-1 Loop Station, the new entry-level model in the company’s lineup of dedicated loop recording devices. Battery-powered and affordable, the RC-1’s straightforward operation makes it easier than ever for guitarists, bassists and other musicians to incorporate the fun of looping into their live performances and practice sessions.
Catch a rare inside glimpse of one of the world's most revered guitarists, David Gilmour, and his iconic Black Stratocaster. Pink Floyd: The Black Strat was written by Phil Taylor, Gilmour's personal guitar technician and the band's chief backline tech since 1974. He was the only man to know Pink Floyd's equipment better than the band.
Students from Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering have developed the Ghost Pedal, a wireless device that uses sensors attached to the guitar player's foot to create a wah effect -- minus the physical pedal.
Luckily, musicians in search of quality signature gear — from guitars to amps to effects to pickups — don't have to worry about that nonsense. Generally, gear manufacturers work closely with their signature artists, in some cases, right down to the tiniest of details (Some artists repeatedly send back the prototypes until they're perfect).