With the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s No Rest for the Wicked in 1988, a sound was unleashed on the world that changed the lexicon of rock guitar and redefined the meaning of “Guitar God." Plucked from anonymity in Jackson, New Jersey, at age 20, Zakk Wylde (formerly Jeff Wielandt) forged a new path of style, personality and tone that continues to grow and evolve to this day.
He’s a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer who’s had his own hits and worked with such artists as Cheap Trick, Sean Cassidy and Meat Loaf, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is…
Ever since their 1992 debut, Soul of a New Machine, Fear Factory have pushed the envelope in their balance of clean and scream. For album number nine, due later in the year, the band has found a new lyrical spin on the theme that informs so much of its writing.
Though Phil Collen has found phenomenal success ith Def Leppard, he'll quickly remind you that he's more than just a simple rock guitarist. Collen's recently formed side project, Delta Deep, will release their debut album on June 23. Guitar World caught up with Collen prior to the album's release to find out why he felt it was important to form this band and how it compares to his rock life in Def Leppard.
Legendary U.K. rockers the Pretty Things have announced The Sweet Pretty Things (Are in Bed Now, of Course...), their first new studio album in seven years. The album is set for a July 12 release via Repertoire Records.
Slash has been busy touring the world with his trusty backing band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. If you haven't been able to catch them live, this full, professionally-shot video of the group's entire set at Hellfest in Clisson, France might be just what you need on a Monday.
Over the weekend, Sammy Hagar responded to a few claims made by Eddie Van Halen in a new Billboard interview. Hagar was particularly upset with Van Halen’s statements about former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony.
Joe Bonamassa is gearing up to deliver a musical tribute to the "Three Kings of the Blues"—Albert, B.B. and Freddie King. The Three Kings Tour, Bonamassa's first-ever U.S. amphitheater tour, will feature covers of tunes by these three late blues legends.