Earlier this month, the San Francisco Giants hosted their third annual Metallica Day at their home base, AT&T Park. Drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch while guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed "The Star Spangled Banner." Bassist Robert Trujillo also got into the act, announcing it was time to “Play ball.”
Gretsch has built a solid reputation with its impressive line of popular archtop hollowbody guitars, like the Country Gentleman and the White Falcon. But what’s often overlooked is the company’s superb line of solidbody guitars, such as the Duo Jet.
Guitar World’s June 2015 issue features Eddie Van Halen. In this exclusive interview, Eddie chronicles the making of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,Van Halen's first official live recording with David Lee Roth. Also, EVH resurrects Ed's mysterious Star guitar as part of its Stripe Series.
A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a short, 30-minute guitar workout designed for guitarists whose practice time is limited. The positive response I received prompted me to create an additional lesson, which, in combination with my original workout, will give you a good hour of intensive practice.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Upsilon Acrux. The track, "Smells Kline," is from the band's new album, Sun Square Dialect, which was released April 14 via New Atlantis Records.
In the video below, Biff Parsons—who looks, sounds, plays and deadpans exactly like Brad Paisley—demos the pickups and playability of his new hand-pinstriped Crook Custom Red Sparkle T-Style guitar. As you'll see in the video, Parsons is not a Paisley fan ... at all.
In my quest to raise my guitar-playing game to the highest level, I find it essential to devise practice techniques that will push my pick- and fret-hand abilities as far as possible. A great way to go about this is to combine the focus on these technical issues with the creative endeavor of writing original riffs and patterns that will hopefully spark new song ideas.