Last year, Austin-based Moniker Guitars started building affordable, fully customizable electric guitars. With response greater than their original projections, the demand for a line of semi-hollowbody guitars grew, and owners Kevin Tully and Dave Barry decided to crowdsource the expansion to Kickstarter.
Judas Priest will celebrate their 40th year as recording artists May 28 with the release of Epitath, a new concert DVD and Blu-ray. The release, which precedes a new studio album by the band (The guys are reportedly hard at work at the moment), will be issued through Legacy Recordings.
In 2008, Frontiers Records asked guitarist and producer Erik Martensson (Eclipse) to write six songs for an album project with Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman) on vocals. At the same time, keyboardist/guitarist Robert Säll (Work Of Art) was also asked to contribute six songs to the project.
The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show presented by Epiphone has gotten even bigger with the announcement of a performance by Danzig, including a Misfits set with Doyle, along with appearances by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal.
In a world where males seem to dominate most of the guitar spectrum, Share Ross continues to break down walls. Whether it’s her bass prowess, songwriting skills or the fact that she's held her own performing alongside Michael Schenker and Tracii Guns, the beautiful blonde who once ruled the '80s as bassist for Vixen is still proving she’s more than capable of running with the big boys.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the new Devil Drive pedal from Solid Gold FX, an overdrive pedal that that will give your sound that extra boost without destroying your amp's inherent tone.
The Rolling Stones will release their new documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, May 21 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The film uses archive footage to tell the full story of the band's history, and includes new interviews with band members, who reflect on their time together. It will be available as a DVD/Blu-ray and download.
In a new interview with the Birmingham Mail in England, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi provided an update on his cancer treatment. The guitarist has been receiving treatment at the Parkway Hospital in Solihull. He will have to return home from tour on a regular basis in order to receive treatment.