Fresh off their spring headline tour, Pennsylvania rockers Crobot return with their new single, "Full Moon Howl," which you can check out below. The track screams with a succinct yet frenzied attitude, bursting with monster guitar riffs and a manic bass line.
This is a triplet-based run in A minor that starts out in the low register and moves up and across the fretboard, spanning three octaves before settling into a single position and moving back across the strings. I’m using hammer-ons and pull-offs in combination with picking to achieve a fast stream of notes that "pops" and flows.
In our new exclusive interview by Chris Gill, the guitarist chronicles the making of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, Van Halen’s first official live record with David Lee Roth. He also discusses his super-secret new guitar amp and EVH Gear's mysterious Star Guitar, the latest addition to the company's ultra-cool Stripe Series.
Below, check out a recently posted holdover from the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. It's a video of young guitarist Michael Hermes demoing Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars' new Jason Becker "Numbers" Tribute model at the Kiesel/Carvin NAMM booth in January.
On Page 30 of the all-new July 2013 issue of Guitar World, Jeff Loomis discusses this video, which he created and sent us back in March. It shows Loomis tackling Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn" to a backing track — and pulling it off in one impressive sitting.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “Bound by the Blues,” a new song by slide-guitar great Sonny Landreth. “Bound By the Blues” also happens to be the title track from Landreth's new album, which will be released June 9 via Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records.