Why should guitarists have all the fun? GuitarWorld.com recently launched a readers poll in partnership with Samson — the Greatest Rock Singers of All Time! We're certain that, even though our core readership is mainly made up of guitarists from different genres, locations and age groups, you — like us — have strong opinions about the skills (or lack thereof) of some of rock's most legendary singers.
Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke.
Railhammer has released its new Gnarly 90 pickup, which features P90 tone in a standard humbucker-size box. The Gnarly 90 is designed to capture the tone of a vintage P90 and offer the advantages of Railhammer's rail/pole configuration. Using 44-gauge wire and dual alnico 5 magnets, the tone has the signature lower mid whine and raw attack typical of a classic P90.
Periphery's new music video for "Ragnarock" can be seen below. The video, which was shot during the 2013 edition of Summer Slaughter in the US, was directed by Jeff Holcomb. It's from the band's latest album, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal.
Below, check out a just-published (September 30) demo video of Epiphone's Ultra-339 guitar. In the clip, Will Jones (aka Dr. Epiphone) and Aljon Go visit Sweetwater to demonstrate the semi-hollowbody model.
Metallica, who recently spent a great deal of seriously quality time in New York City while promoting their new film, Through the Never, have posted an official recap video of their September 21 show at New York City's 1,500-capacity Apollo Theater. You can check out the complete video — all 22-plus minutes of it (perfect for your lunch break) — below.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive guitar tutorial from Deadlock. In the video, guitarist Sebastian Reichl shows you how to play "Dead City Sleepers," a track from the band's new album, The Arsonist (Napalm Records).
The new issue features Dream Theater and their Lord of the Strings, John Petrucci, who raises the bar for six-string (and sometimes seven-string) fretboard wizardry on the band's new self-titled album. Petrucci also gives us an in-depth look at his new Music Man JP13 signature ax.
Dream Theater's new, self-titled album sold in the ballpark of 34,000 copies in the US in its first week of release to debut at No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. The album was released September 24 through Roadrunner. The band's last album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, opened with 36,000 units and landed at No. 8. Their 2009 album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, premiered with 40,000 copies to come in at No. 6.