In 2013 came a remastered reissue of 1990’s Screaming Life/Fopp album, itself a compilation of two late-Eighties EPs. Then, earlier this year, in recognition of the 20th anniversary of 1994’s Superunknown, the band released updated versions of the landmark album, including a five-disc “Super Deluxe” edition that included demos, rehearsals, B-sides and more from the sessions.
In the brand-new video below, guitarist RJ Ronquillo takes Eastman Guitars' new Link Wray Tribute model for its first test drive. Check out Ronquillo's take on Wray's classic rebel-rousing instrumental, "Rumble." Only 24 of these babies are available, and they'll ship December 18 on a first-come, first-served basis. The next production is scheduled for April 2015.
In association with Music Masters Camps, shredder—and Guitar World columnist—Metal Mike Chlasciak will host his second Metal Heroes Summer Camp August 24 to 28, 2015, at the Slide Forest House/Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.
Jimmy Page recently visited The Ellen Show to discuss his new book and, as you'll see below, to address the "of course I have to ask this" topic of a Led Zeppelin reunion. In the clip, Page says Robert Plant has become very difficult lately; he even tells host Ellen DeGeneres that she really should be addressing her reunion question to Plant.
GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 3! For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.
AC/DC have premiered the official video for "Rock or Bust," the title track from their new album. The clip, which you can watch below, was shot in early October with director David Mallet at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England.
"This is the solo from 'Our Dying Sun'," Artusato says. "I start by playing a syncopated lick that superimposes a group of four over the 6/4 meter (m.2); this type of rhythmic dissonance (created via polyrhythms) sets the mood for the rest of the solo."