TC Electronic announces PolyTune 2 BlackLight, the new ultra-cool and visually stunning addition to the company's line of polyphonic tuners. PolyTune 2 BlackLight sports everything that's made TC Electronic's polyphonic tuners the new tuning standard on pedal boards.
Yes, we've all heard Michael Jackson's 1983 mega-hit, "Beat It," which features Eddie Van Halen on guitar. But have you seen Eddie perform the song live with Jackson and his band? We hadn't—until we stumbled upon this pro-shot (but 50th-generation, apparently) video.
Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes, effect devices and processors have been created for the electric guitar over the past 60 years (and that’s not including rackmount effects). Conceivably, more than half of those devices are distortion, fuzz and overdrive effects.
In 2013, Epiphone celebrated its 140th anniversary. To help honor the milestone, longtime Epiphone fan and former Gibson historian Walter Carter published The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars.
Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes have announced the first new album from their band, Eagles of Death Metal, in seven years. The album, which is titled Zipper Down, is set for an October 2 release via T-Boy/UMe.
His guitar playing and vocal harmonizing in the blue-eyed soul duo Hall & Oates earned him mega chart success and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is…
HeadCount, a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mission to promote participation in democracy through the power of musicians and their music, and D’Angelico Guitars will auction off a one-of-a-kind D’Angelico guitar signed by original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir at the upcoming "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" shows in Santa Clara, California, and Chicago.
Deep Purple have announced two new live albums, both of which will be released August 28. The first, From the Setting Sun... (in Wacken), was recorded at the Wacken Open Air festival in 2013. ...To the Rising Sun (in Tokyo) was recorded at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
In this new video, guitarist Steve Lukather walks you through his signature Luke III model electric guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man. For more about this guitar, check out the specs below and visit its page on music-man.com