Two thousand twelve seemed to be the year of the acoustic. With hits like, “I Will Wait,” from Mumford & Sons, or “Home,” by Phillip Phillips, most of this year’s most popular songs had an acoustic guitar as the prominent instrument fueling the tune. Even mega-stars like Katy Perry took notice and stripped away the electronic beats of her hit song, “The One That Got Away,” to deliver a sensitive acoustic performance of it.
Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe have formed a new band, The Ringers, and they've announced a string of US dates in February. The supergroup, which brings together five genres of music — rock, funk, jazz, blues and African — will start things off February 19 in Athens, Georgia, and wind up in Washington, DC, on February 23.
In the all-new Holiday 2012 issue of Guitar World magazine, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler give you the scoop on everything from their new album, Music from Another Dimension!, to their battles over Aerosmith's destiny.
You know him as Metallica’s lead guitarist. But to a select group of obsessive outsiders, Kirk Hammett is famous for a completely different reason: for years, the wizard of wah has been quietly amassing one of the world’s most extensive collections of classic horror memorabilia.
With the year in music winding down, we reached out to some of your favorite guitarists to find out what music and gear rocked their worlds in 2012. Below,Intervals guitarist Aaron Marshall fills us in on his five favorite pieces of gear.
Peavey Electronics has announced the immediate availability of its new Peavey AT-200 guitar featuring Auto-Tune. The AT-200, a collaboration between Peavey and Auto-Tune pitch-correction technology creators Antares Audio Technologies, electronically self-tunes and intonates as you play.
Deep Purple, who have already announced a new studio album due in April 2013, also will be digging through their past, reissuing 10 classic albums over the course of the year. The reissues will be begin January 29, when Live In Paris 1975 is released. The album has been digitally remixed and re-mastered from the original multi-track recordings.
As many expected, Metallica look to be turning their Orion Music + More festival into an annual event. The band announced earlier today that the 2013 edition of Orion will take place on June 8-9 in Detroit, Michigan.