Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck will release their new album, Eden, on March 5. Written almost entirely on electric banjo, the album fuses experimental elements with Americana, rock, bluegrass and folk, resulting in a unique sound that has earned the Vermont-based band heaps of praise, not to mention descriptions ranging from “Green Mountain soul” to “modern backwoods music.”
Twenty-something years ago, Jerry Cantrell bought his first G&L Rampage while working at a Dallas music store, and he still rocks ‘em hard today. But what Jerry didn’t discover at the time was the G&L Superhawk, a hard-charging model like the Rampage but equipped with twin ‘buckers. That’s changed and so will rock history.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Orange Amplification booth to check out some new gear. This video focuses on the company's new OR100 guitar amp, which Guitar World mentioned last month before NAMM even started.
Tony Iommi, who is knee-deep into recording Black's Sabbath's new album, 13, is already looking beyond that project to something new — a riff-based album with Queen guitarist Brian May. The idea behind the project, as reported by RollingStone.com this morning, is that fans would be able "build their own songs" around Iommi's and May's unused material.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Epiphone booth to check out some new gear. This video features Dr. Epiphone (Will Jones), who shows off a host of new guitars by the company, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year.
In the exclusive video below, guitarists Derya "Dez" Nagle and Joaquin "Jo" Ardiles of the Safety Fire run through "Floods of Colour," a track off their 2012 album, Grind the Ocean. The video ties into a new tab-book project the band has been working on since early last year.
What would an ’83 G&L SC-2 be if Leo Fender recreated it for today’s scene? The crew at G&L think it would be a lot like the new Fallout. After all, when inspiration comes from original G&L SC guitars modded by the likes of Devo’s Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Band of Susans’ Robert Poss, there are lots of cues to follow.
The Slide Brothers, standard bearers of the sacred steel tradition, will release their first studio album, Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers, Tuesday, February 19, on Concord Records. GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Motherless Children," a track off the new album, via the SoundCloud player below.