September 7, 2011, marks the 75th birthday of music icon Buddy Holly, and to celebrate Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group—the team behind the star-studded, best-selling Rave On Buddy Holly tribute compilation—is partnering with GuitarWorld.com to give away a Fender Classic Series Fifties Stratocaster, a guitar that epitomizes the vibe of the Fifties.
This past Wednesday, September 14, was a historic night for heavy metal. The Big Four of thrash -- Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth -- took the stage at Yankee Stadium for arguably the biggest, most-anticipated metal show the East Coast of the United States has ever seen.
Lead singer and guitarist Chris Conley talked to Guitar World about how what fans can expect from Daybreak with a new guitarist, their upcoming tour with Bayside and how The Beatles made him a better guitar player.
On October 18, Iced Earth will unleash their new album, Dystopia. Dystopia not only marks the band's tenth studio album, but their first to feature Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block, who took over for longtime Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow following his recent departure.
The Story Changes, a rock 'n’ roll duo from Dayton, Ohio, have been compared to Foo Fighters, Alkaline Trio and Faith No More. The This Is Your Moment EP is their follow-up release to Analogies, the release that has kept band touring constantly for two years.
Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has announced the opening of its new Corona, California, Visitor Center and the inauguration of free public tours of the adjacent manufacturing facility. This marks the first time in Fender’s 65 years that the company has opened its doors to the public.
Let's face it, playing guitar can be extremely frustrating, especially when you're starting out. There are days where your fingers just don't to do what your brain tells them and you just can't seem to concentrate well enough to nail that song all the way through.
A lot has been made of the recent federal investigation of the illegal importation of rare wood, particularly a raid of Gibson Guitars' office and manufacturing headquarters. Whether or not the raid was Constitutionally viable, well, that's up for you -- or more accurately, the supreme court -- to decide.