Blues guitarist and noted instructor Andy Aledort pays tribute to the late, great B.B. King in the all-new August 2015 issue of Guitar World. Below, he breaks down the legendary guitarist's 10 greatest guitar moments. Be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below or on Facebook!
“I never dreamed it would be like that. I was worried that there wouldn't be anybody there by the time we went on because we were last; top of the bill and all that. But once we got on stage it was absolutely fantastic. The crowd just loved it. And it was just so much fun to do because they loved every song, and they sang along with every one of them, louder than me.”
In new this video, which hit the interwebs November 1, Mark from Guitar Nerds runs through the history of fuzz pedals in four minutes "or less." It looks like the video is actually four minutes and 15 seconds long. Can he fit that much fuzz into four minutes? Find out!
Today, GuitarWorld.com and Simo have teamed up to offer a free download of the band's new single, "Long May You Sail." The song is from the Nashville power trio’s new album, Let Love Show the Way, which is scheduled for a January 2016 release via Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records.
Today, AcousticNation.com presents the exclusive premiere of firekid's recent live acoustic performance of "Magic Mountain" at the Gibson Showroom. The track is from the Nashville-based singer/guitarist’s self-titled debut album—firekid—which was released September 25 via Atlantic Records.
What, exactly, is a headphone song? The definition changes depending on who you are. For audiophiles, a headphone song—or album—is a work that is so exquisite that it demands you listen to each beautifully recorded note under a sonic microscope. Miles Davis’ "Kind of Blue" fits that bill, the song and the album.
Last week, we shared a video of 81-year-old guitarist Bob Wood shredding up a storm on an Epiphone Riviera at British Audio Service in Nashville. Wood’s performance, shot about a year ago at the Nashville music store, has been enjoying its second viral life as of late, with pretty much every online news and entertainment outlet sharing the video.
Earlier this year, as part of the expansive Dimebag Darrell coverage that appeared in our February 2015 issue, Guitar World was invited into Dime's home and recording studio—and we got to bring our cameras.
Dream Theater's upcoming studio album now has a name. The band's 13th album, which is due in early 2016 via Roadrunner, will be called The Astonishing. John Petrucci and company have been working on the followup to 2013's Dream Theater since January at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York.