News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dick Dale Play "Pipeline" — a Video That's Got It All http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-dick-dale-play-pipeline-video-thats-got-it-all <!--paging_filter--><p>The video below, a clip of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dick Dale performing "Pipeline," one of the most famous surf-guitar instrumentals of all time, has got it <em>all.</em></p> <p>I mean, you've got the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan, a righty ... you've got the under-appreciated Dick Dale, a lefty ... you've got Dick Dale's bizarre hair ... you've got Annette Funicello ... you've got some lovely Fender Stratocasters ...</p> <p>You've got Gilligan and the Skipper from <em>Gilligan's Island</em> ... there's Pee Wee Herman, not to mention several high-quality, bikini-clad Eighties women, a few Wayfarers, Frankie Avalon and more.</p> <p>The clip is, of course, taken from a 1987 comedy called <em>Back to the Beach</em>. For more about this non-classic film, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Beach">head here.</a></p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=OctoberVideosPage">If you're interested in this Stevie Ray Vaughan fellow, check out the all-new October 2014 issue of Guitar World, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. We count down Vaughan's 30 greatest guitar performances, check in with his Number One Strat, celebrate 60 years of the Strat and more.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/56SAxtf-RTg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-dick-dale-play-pipeline-video-thats-got-it-all#comments Damian Fanelli Dick Dale Stevie Ray Vaughan Videos Blogs News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:46:49 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22218 ‘One For The Road’: Cinderella Guitarist Jeff LaBar Delivers First Solo Album http://www.guitarworld.com/one-road-cinderella-guitarist-jeff-labar-delivers-first-solo-album <!--paging_filter--><p>For several years, Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar had always promised to make good on his quest to record a solo album. </p> <p>After years of waiting, the time has finally arrived. LaBar’s new album, <em>One for the Road</em>, was recorded in Nashville with long-time friend and engineer Ronnie Honeycutt and features mixing by Cinderella bandmate Fred Coury, with mixing and mastering by Chris Collier (KXM, Lynch Mob, Lita Ford).</p> <p>What’s unique about LaBar's first solo endeavor is that not only does it showcase LaBar’s guitar playing, but it also highlights his singing and songwriting prowess. Aside from drums by Tesla’s Troy Luccketta, all of the instruments and vocals on <em>One for the Road</em> are performed by LaBar, a true "solo” album.</p> <p>The new album also captures the magic and spirit of a genre of music LaBar helped define. “No Strings” has a classic Cinderella feel, while songs like “Asking for a Beating” and ”Nightmare on My Street” take on a far heavier edge. Then there’s the acoustic-flavored “Hello or Goodbye,” which speaks to LaBar’s folk influences.</p> <p>I recently caught up with LaBar and asked him about <em>One for the Road</em>, which was released today, August 26, plus guitars and more!</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: What was the inspiration behind <em>One for the Road</em>?</strong></p> <p>I had been threatening to do a solo album for quite a while. I've been a singer all of my life and actually started singing around the same time I started playing guitar, so I've always had it in me and always wanted to do it. </p> <p>When Tom [Keifer] announced he was going to be putting out a solo album, which also meant Cinderella was going to be put on hold, my manager Larry [Morand], my wife Debi [Salazar] and everyone around me finally called me on it and said now is the time. So with the help of Troy Luccketta from Tesla and my engineer, Ronnie Honeycutt, I laid down a few tracks.</p> <p><strong>How would you describe <em>One for the Road</em>?</strong></p> <p>It's a little taste of all of my musical influences. When I started out, I was playing acoustic guitar and singing to folk music like the Eagles, Crosby Stills &amp; Nash and Cat Stevens. Then I discovered bands like Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd. From there, I got more into Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. The five songs I'm singing on this record represent each of those heavier influences.</p> <p><strong>What were some of the differences you encountered working on this album as opposed to a Cinderella record?</strong></p> <p>I think one of the biggest challenges was that I didn't have those three other guys in there with me. Over the years, we've all leaned on each other in the studio to help each other out. With Cinderella, it was always four minds and a producer. For this project, it was just me and Ronnie. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zl3fswzTxP0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Let’s discuss a few tracks off of the new album. “Hello Or Goodbye” isn't the kind of song we've come to expect from you.</strong></p> <p>Yeah, that song is a little bit more in the vein of Fleetwood Mac. It could even be a country-style song. </p> <p><strong>What about "Nightmare on My Street"?</strong></p> <p>That one started out in my basement studio. I was in a heavy metal kind of mood and set up a beat on a drum machine and did some jamming. That’s actually how I come up with most of my riffs.</p> <p><strong>Is there any place else where you find inspiration?</strong></p> <p>Some of the music for the album I originally wrote at a Cinderella sound check, after Fred [Coury] got his drums together and started playing a beat. That was actually where I came up with the riff for "Asking for a Beating."</p> <p><strong>What was your setup like for recording the album?</strong></p> <p>I still have my white, now nicely yellowed, 1980 Custom Shop Les Paul. That's my main guitar and the one I used for all of the heavy stuff you hear on the album. I also have an old Strat I used for the clean stuff and a Telecaster for “Hello or Goodbye." For the acoustic songs, I used an Alvarez 12-string and an Epiphone six-string.</p> <p><strong>There seems to be a lot of chemistry in the “band” that was put together for the video for “No Strings." Do you have plans to tour?</strong></p> <p>I’d like to, and we’re working on it. The chemistry you mention comes from the fact that it's actually my son Sebastian on guitar. He plays for a band called Mach 22. The video also features my good friends Jasmine Cain on bass and Matt Arnn on drums. My wife Debi also makes an appearance.</p> <p><strong>What satisfies you the most about completing your first solo album?</strong></p> <p>Because I had been threatening to do it for so many years, the fact that I did it was a big accomplishment. It finally took my friends and loved ones to really encourage me to do it. I hope it makes and impact and that people enjoy it. </p> <p><strong>What would you say has been the highlight of your career overall?</strong></p> <p>The most memorable things are all of the “firsts." Like the first time I walked into an arena when we were opening for David Lee Roth's first solo tour and saying, "Oh my God! I'm playing here!" Or the first time I got a gold record, which was on that same tour. Then there’s the first time we toured Japan or the first time we headlined on the Long Cold Winter Tour with our own lighting and backline. Things like that are my favorite memories.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Jeff%20Labar%20CD%20Cover.jpg" width="620" height="620" alt="Jeff Labar CD Cover.jpg" /></p> <p><em>James Wood is a writer, musician and self-proclaimed metalhead who maintains his own website, <a href="http://gojimmygo.net/">GoJimmyGo.net</a>. His articles and interviews are written on a variety of topics with passion and humor. You can follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/JimEWood">Twitter @JimEWood.</a></em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/one-road-cinderella-guitarist-jeff-labar-delivers-first-solo-album#comments Cinderella James Wood Jeff LaBar Interviews News Features Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:39:33 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22204 Brian Farmer, Warren Haynes' Longtime Guitar Tech, Dead at 53 http://www.guitarworld.com/brian-farmer-warren-haynes-longtime-guitar-tech-dead-53 <!--paging_filter--><p>Warren Haynes’ longtime and beloved guitar tech, Brian Farmer, died Sunday, August 24, at his home near Nashville. Farmer died peacefully in his sleep. He was 53.</p> <p>"He was a close friend, a devoted worker and a lover of life,” Haynes said. “We traveled around the world together and shared many experiences—mostly while laughing. He will be missed by a huge circle of friends and family."</p> <p>Farmer was extraordinarily dedicated to his craft, to the world of guitars and amps, to Haynes and all his projects—and to the music itself. People like Famrer keep the wheels turning and the gears greased and the guitars in tune. The shows don’t happen without them—and no one did any of this better, with more dedication, heart and soul than Farmer. </p> <p>Farmer began working for Gov’t Mule in 1998, brought to the band by his old friend, bassist Allen Woody, who died almost exactly 14 years earlier. Prior to joining the Mule crew, Farmer worked for Johnny Cash for eight years before the Man in Black retired from touring. Farmer was exceedingly proud of his close relationship with Johnny and June Carter Cash.</p> <p>“When Johnny retired, I ran into Allen and said, ‘You need to hire me, you need to hire me,’ Farmer told <em>Hittin' the Note</em> magazine. </p> <p>Months later, Gov’t Mule needed a guitar tech and Woody called his old friend. In the subsequent years, Farmer became an indispensable part of the operation, teching Haynes’ guitars and serving as the band’s equipment manager and stage manager. </p> <p>Farmer has been by Haynes’ side for every gig the busy guitarist has played since 1998—with Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, the Warren Haynes Band, the Dead, Phil and Friends and others.</p> <p>Farmer and Haynes developed an extremely close working relationship.</p> <p>“We have looks that we give each other,” Farmer told <em>Hittin' the Note</em>. “An eyebrow, a flick of the wrist… a shrug of his shoulders …I've learned to listen for things. I can tell sometimes when he's close to breaking a string. With the Mule, I sometimes come out to adjust his amplifier before during and after songs.”</p> <p>"He was one of a kind,” Haynes said. “He lived and breathed his job. He knew a lot more about guitars and gear than I did so I could trust him to keep things working in a technical manner so I could concentrate on the music.”</p> <p>Said Allman Brothers Band manager Bert Holman, ”Brian was a very dedicated, very loyal, very skilled technician. He was from the old school and would help anybody and everybody do their job. If something of Derek or Gregg’s blew up, he’d be the first guy to grab a flashlight or tool and run across the stage because he was a team player. His standard line to any request was, ‘Just tell me what you need.’ Brian always had your back. He was kind to the fans and tried to give them as much time as he could without taking his eyes off the ball, which he never, ever did.”</p> <p>Farmer also had a very close relationship with the Gibson Custom Shop, working with them on all of Haynes' custom guitars.</p> <p>“Brian was more than a visitor to Gibson Custom,” said Rick Gembar, Gibson senior vice president and general manager of the Custom Division. “We were blessed to get to know him over the years as he came and went on behalf of Warren. During those years, he built relationships with everyone, from the front desk to the craftspeople, to me personally. He was a friend, well respected as a technician and genuinely admired for his kindness as much as for his tireless work ethic and attention to detail. Seeing him come through the door was always a welcome sight to the people here. </p> <p>"On behalf of everyone here at Gibson Custom, I send our deepest condolences to his family, Warren, Brian's friends and all others that he touched during his time.”</p> <p>Farmer’s death was greeted with shock and grief across the Internet by fans and musicians alike. It is hard to imagine many other rock and roll road crew members who were more respected and beloved. Among those expressing their sorrow and respect on Twitter were Phil Lesh—“Fare thee well, Farmer; I love you more than can words can tell”—and Derek Trucks.</p> <p>The latter summed things up beautifully in a series of #ThankYouFarmer tweets: “People like Brian Farmer are the backbone of all live music. Without the hard work of folks like Farmer we'd be lost.”</p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250040493/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zzNOC5Lk8e0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/warren-haynes">Warren Haynes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gov039t-mule">Gov&#039;t Mule</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/brian-farmer-warren-haynes-longtime-guitar-tech-dead-53#comments Brian Farmer Gibson Custom Gov't Mule Warren Haynes News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:50:37 +0000 Alan Paul http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22208 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos: Guitarists and Rockers Get Moist for Charity http://www.guitarworld.com/als-ice-bucket-challenge-videos-guitarists-and-rockers-get-moist-charity-video <!--paging_filter--><p>What if there were one place where you could tune in to see ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos by your favorite rockers, guitarists and music-biz hangers-on?</p> <p>Dream no more!</p> <p>Because there are new Ice Bucket Challenge videos being posted every day, we've decided to make one file out of them, updating it daily — or at least whenever something applicable or interesting comes along.</p> <p>Right off the bat, below, you'll find videos by Jason Becker, Joe Satriani, Nita Strauss and the Alice Cooper Band, John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Ronnie Wood, Corey Talyor, Eddie Vedder, Geddy Lee and well, the list goes on. Hopefully!</p> <p><strong>For more about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (and to donate), visit <a href="http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html">alsa.org</a>.</strong></p> <p>Let the videos begin! If you know of Ice Bucket Challenge videos by other artists, let us know about them in the comments below or on Facebook! That's what this is story is for.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tJfIeqbwNcA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Wo-bsaCnSgY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wysc5sAkC2Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HOe12kVXauQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VYlhE_ErO8M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BrjLSjoe_HQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/m4RT-J_20aI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YY6hitfV2dY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kGKB4AcvBbI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oYNJzNxW62M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XLZOjLv0_6k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9asV5DiRsK4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Os6Lubg_bps" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PhRZVISDppU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/als-ice-bucket-challenge-videos-guitarists-and-rockers-get-moist-charity-video#comments ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Nita Strauss Videos News Features Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:15:43 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22205 Avenged Sevenfold Premiere Original First-Cut "Unholy Confessions" Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/avenged-sevenfold-premiere-original-first-cut-unholy-confessions-music-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Avenged Sevenfold’s reissue of their second album, <em>Waking The Fallen: Resurrected,</em> is available now via Hopeless Records. </p> <p>In honor of the re-release, the band has shared the original first-cut music video for "Unholy Confessions," a song off the album. </p> <p>Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><a href="http://www.revolvermag.com/news/win-an-avenged-sevenfold-waking-the-fallen-resurrected-black-vinyl-box-set-with-exclusive-7.html"><strong>Enter to a ‘Waking the Fallen: Resurrected’ black vinyl box set with exclusive 7-inch single here.</strong></a></p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3FZlG8Jztxk" height="365" width="620" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/avenged-sevenfold-premiere-original-first-cut-unholy-confessions-music-video#comments Avenged Sevenfold Videos News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:57:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22203 Limp Bizkit Premiere “Endless Slaughter” Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/limp-bizkit-premiere-endless-slaughter-music-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A few weeks ago, Limp Bizkit released a new song, “Endless Slaughter,” for free download via <a href="http://www.limpbizkit.com/endless-slaughter/" target="_blank">their website</a>. </p> <p>Now they've released an official music video for the track. </p> <p>Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/m7r1IctCR_A" height="365" width="620" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/limp-bizkit">Limp Bizkit</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/limp-bizkit-premiere-endless-slaughter-music-video#comments Limp Bizkit Videos News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:55:04 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22202 Steve Howe Talks Vintage and Line 6 Guitars and New Yes Album, 'Heaven & Earth' http://www.guitarworld.com/steve-howe-talks-vintage-and-line-6-guitars-and-new-yes-album-heaven-earth <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the rest of this story, plus our Stevie Ray Vaughan 60th-birthday blast features, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, lessons, tabs and reviews of new gear from TC Electronic, Seymour Duncan, Prestige Guitars and more, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=John5Excerpt">check out the October 2014 issue at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></em></p> <p><strong>As Yes take their classic <em>Fragile</em> and <em>Close to the Edge</em> albums on the road, guitar virtuoso Steve Howe sits down for a talk about the making of those groundbreaking prog productions.</strong></p> <p>“Somebody called me the granddaddy of prog-rock,” Steve Howe says with a laugh. </p> <p>“I’m not ashamed to be called that. But the thing that matters most to me is musicality. I don’t think prog is all about technical playing. Much more important are your musical ideas. What choices and decisions are you making in the music? If that’s still an intelligent force within the music, then I like being considered a part of prog.”</p> <p>More than just a part of progressive rock, Howe is one of the music’s great originators. From the moment he joined Yes in 1970, he staked out a bold and vast territorial range for the guitar in a musical form often dominated by keyboard virtuosos like Keith Emerson and his former Yes bandmate Rick Wakeman. What those guys needed banks of pianos, organs and synthesizers to achieve Howe could often attain with just six strings and a boundless imagination. </p> <p>His contribution, moreover, transcends prog-rock or any single musical genre. Steve Howe is one of the most distinctive and original guitarists in all of rock, a brilliant musical colorist whose evocative volume pedal swells and echoey textures possess all the subtle and complex expressiveness of the human voice itself. Howe’s palette has always been incredibly broad, drafting everything from classical and flamenco fire to psychedelic expansiveness to jazzy archtop electric abstraction into the rock guitar vocabulary. </p> <p>At age 67, he’s still in top form, as can be clearly heard on the brand new Yes album, <em>Heaven &amp; Earth</em>. On the disc, Howe is joined by longtime Yes members bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downs, who has been an on-and-off Yes-man since 1980. </p> <p>On vocals is the group’s newest member, Jon Davison, who joined in 2012 and does a superb job of channeling the dulcet melodicism of original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson. Davison even shares Anderson’s spiritual perspective on lyric writing and fondness of Indian guru Paramahansa Yogananda. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IxKoM9imbm8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>While some tracks on <em>Heaven &amp; Earth</em> evoke the prog symphonic majesty of Yes’ Seventies heyday, others skew in a lighter pop direction more in keeping with radio-friendly Eighties Yes recordings, such as their <em>90125</em> album. But in working with legendary producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, the Cars, Smashing Pumpkins), on <em>Heaven &amp; Earth</em>, Howe had one supreme mandate.</p> <p>“I told Roy, ‘It’s gotta be Yes.’ ” </p> <p>The prominent presence of Howe’s guitar work on the album is a sterling guarantee that the disc does indeed sound like Yes. Howe’s inventive melody lines and otherworldly textures are woven deep into the polychromatic musical fabric. Never an overtly flash player, Howe will nonetheless sometimes conclude a tuneful guitar passage with a brief burst of sheer incandescent brilliance. The effortlessness with which he executes these dazzling little interludes offers understated testimony to his mastery of his instrument.</p> <p>“I don’t think guitarists should concentrate on being guitarists,” he says. “They should concentrate on being musicians. Being a guitarist can be a dangerous thing if you just want to race off and steal the show all the time on bended knees with your tiddly tiddly tiddly. I think that’s pretty dead in the water. I daresay most people agree.” </p> <p>Once famed for bringing a vast arsenal of guitars with him onstage and in the studio, Howe has taken a more streamlined approach in recent years. His rig is based largely around his Line 6 Variax guitar and Line 6 HD500/Bogner DT50 digital modeling amp and pedal board, which allow him to cover a wide range of traditional guitar and amp tones. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ne317y_eOYs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>“I think the Variax is one of the most overlooked instruments in the guitar universe,” he says. “The first time I saw it, I knew it was made for me. I like affordable guitars that can make lots of sounds and textures. I’ve got to tell you, the Strat, ’58 Les Paul and [Gibson] ES-175 models, in particular, are sensational on the Variax. Okay, it doesn’t feel like a Les Paul. But when you plug it in and it sounds like one, what’s the problem?”</p> <p>Howe does augment this digital setup with several “real” guitars in his live rig, however, all of which made it into the studio for the Heaven &amp; Earth sessions. These include his mid-Eighties red Fender Stratocaster; a 1955 Fender Telecaster which he has modified with a humbucker in the neck position, six-saddle bridge and Gibson-style toggle switch; a Martin MC-38 Steve Howe signature model acoustic; a Fender dual-neck steel guitar; and a Gibson Steve Howe signature model ES-175 electric archtop. </p> <p>“That one is actually Number One—the first-ever Steve Howe production model 175,” he says. “And I added a third pickup to it, because at the time I was using it cover the sound of the [Gibson] ES-5 Switchmaster that I used on Yes’ <em>Fragile</em> album.”</p> <p>This signature model 175 is based on Howe’s 1964 ES-175D, his first serious electric guitar, purchased new when he was just 17 and an instrument with which he has been closely associated ever since. These days he uses the guitar only in the U.K. where he lives, “because the airlines have been such an effing pain in the butt over the years,” he says. “But I have actually got a ’63 175 as well, which a friend of mine in Fort Wayne [Indiana] found for me. That was there with me in the studio as well.” </p> <p>Another key instrument for Howe onstage and in the studio is his guitarra portuguesa, or Portuguese guitar. Heard on the track “To Ascend” from <em>Heaven &amp; Earth</em>, it is also featured prominently on classic Yes tracks like “Your Move/All Good People” and “The Preacher The Teacher” and “Wonderous Stories.” Strung in six double-string courses, the instrument is tuned unconventionally by Howe: [low to high] E B E B E Ab. </p> <p><em>This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the rest of this story, plus the rest of our Stevie Ray Vaughan Top 30 feature, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from TC Electronic, Seymour Duncan, Prestige Guitars and more, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=John5Excerpt">check out the October 2014 issue at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/steve-howe">Steve Howe</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/yes">Yes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/steve-howe-talks-vintage-and-line-6-guitars-and-new-yes-album-heaven-earth#comments October 2014 Steve Howe Yes Interviews News Features Magazine Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:45:09 +0000 Alan di Perna http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22095 October 2014 Guitar World: Stevie Ray Vaughan's 30 Greatest Guitar Moments, Steve Howe and Yes, 60 Years of the Fender Strat and More http://www.guitarworld.com/october-2014-guitar-world-stevie-ray-vaughans-30-greatest-guitar-moments-steve-howe-and-yes-60-years-fender-strat-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWOCT14">The all-new October 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now!</a></strong></p> <p>In the new issue, we celebrate blues giants <strong>Stevie Ray Vaughan</strong> with an in-depth examination of his 30 greatest recordings — from “Texas Flood” to “Riviera Paradise,” from “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” to “The Sky is Crying." Read about how Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (bassist <strong>Tommy Shannon</strong> and drummer <strong>Chris Layton</strong>) didn’t walk into Jackson Browne’s Down Town Studio in Los Angeles in late 1982 with highfalutin plans about recording their monster debut album. In fact, their sites were set much lower. </p> <p>Also, <strong>Metallica’s Kirk Hammett</strong> teaches you how to play like the great bluesman SRV. Then blues legend <strong>Buddy Guy</strong> pays tribute to his late friend. We go up close and personal with Stevie’s favorite Strat, which is now on display at the Grammy Museum in L.A.</p> <p>Then, <em>Guitar World</em> features <strong>John 5</strong>, the prophet of the Telecaster who shows us some rare mint-condition Teles from his collection and talks about his latest album, <em>Careful with That Axe</em>.</p> <p>Next, as the prog legends take their classic <em>Fragile</em> and <em>Close to the Edge</em> albums on the road, guitar virtuoso <strong>Steve Howe</strong> sits down for a talk about the making of those groundbreaking productions.</p> <p>Finally, as the curvaceous <strong>Fender Stratocaster</strong> marks six decades of innovation and influence, <em>Guitar World</em> celebrates its legacy via 60 players, songs, solos and historical moments.</p> <p>PLUS: An ode to the late <strong>Johnny Winter</strong>, a PureSalem guitar review, Satchel's Man of Steel column returns and much more!</p> <p><strong>Five Songs with Tabs for Guitar and Bass</strong></p> <p> • Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Look at Little Sister"<br /> • Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Testify"<br /> • Scorpions - "Rock You Like a Hurricane"<br /> • Within The Ruins - "Gods Amongst Men"<br /> • Magic - "Rude"</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWOCT14">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-08-12%20at%203.40.45%20PM.png" width="620" height="806" alt="Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 3.40.45 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/october-2014-guitar-world-stevie-ray-vaughans-30-greatest-guitar-moments-steve-howe-and-yes-60-years-fender-strat-and-more#comments October 2014 News Features Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:21:02 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22141 Quilter Labs ToneBlock 200 Pedalboard-Size Head — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/quilter-labs-toneblock-200-pedalboard-size-head-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a demo video of Quilter's ToneBlock 200, a lightweight amp fits on your pedalboard.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The ToneBlock 200 is a next-generation guitar head powerful enough to take on even the most heavyweight amp but light enough and small enough to cozy up on your board with your favorite pedals. </p> <p>With rack-mounting options, you can even build the ultimate stereo amplifier for your rack modelers. With all the tone of Quilter Lab's next generation solid state technology, it is going to feel like you plugged into a tube amp. All analog, no emulation, just amazing tone.</p> <p>The most power you have ever experienced in the smallest possible package. From the pedalboard to the rack, the Tone Block delivers on the promise of lightweight, next generation Quilter tone in the most diminutive of packages.</p> <p>From the Quilter proprietary direct out to the jaw dropping tube-like tone, never before has so much clean headroom been put into such a practical application. Set it up with your pedals or your rack mount effects to achieve incredible results effortlessly.</p> <p>Use it anywhere, in any setting. It is everything you love about tube tone without the tradeoffs or hassles. Plug it in there in the studio through the direct out to record late at night. Then crank it into your favorite cabinets at the gig. All the while without giving up on your tone, your way through the front end you already love. Or just bring it along as a backup. Either way, there is no end to the ways the Tone Block has your back at every gig, every night, any place on the face of the earth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.quilterlabs.com/index.php/products/toneblock-amplifiers/tone-block-200?utm_source=FaceBook&amp;utm_medium=Banner+CPM&amp;utm_term=ToneBlock+200&amp;utm_campaign=Tone+Block+FB+Banner+Campaign">More info can be found in this general area.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DhHLjI89MsY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WaiBF9IXWZw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Specifications:</strong></p> <p>0 - 200 Watts of real world power with calibrated power markings<br /> Gain, Master and Contour controls<br /> 1/4" high impedance input<br /> Dual 1/4" Mono outputs for variable loads 16 to 4 ohms<br /> Proprietary direct out<br /> 4 Pounds<br /> 8 3/8"W x 3"H x 7 1/2"D<br /> Ultra Compact (Roughly the size of a double wide effects pedal)<br /> Universal power supply. (Take it anywhere in the world without need for transformers or switches.)<br /> Locking power cable</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/quilter-labs-toneblock-200-pedalboard-size-head-demo-video#comments Quilter Labs Videos Amps News Gear Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:11:57 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22201 Yngwie Malmsteen Demos Signature Ovation Viper Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteen-demos-signature-ovation-viper-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A brief video has turned up online that shows Yngwie Malmsteen demoing and discussing (again, briefly) his signature Ovation Viper guitar. You can check it out below.</p> <p>We hereby present a goodly number of factoids about the guitar, courtesy of the company's website. You'll find even more factoids below the video. Enjoy the video and the factoids!</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>As long time Ovation endorsee, Yngwie has incorporated many Ovation models into his live performances and recordings over the past 25 years, including the stage-friendly Viper. </p> <p>Yngwie's new signature Vipers, models YM68 (steel string) and YM63 (nylon string), feature a solid chambered mahogany body, five-piece mahogany and maple necks and preamp circuitry specially designed to deliver natural acoustic tone with absolutely no feedback, even at the most high-level stage volumes.</p> <p>True to Yngwie’s personal playing preferences, the steel string Viper also has a hand-scalloped fingerboard, which creates less friction between the wood and the string when bending notes or adding vibrato. A light touch is all you need to play fast and articulate riffs with less effort than non-scalloped fretboards.</p> <p>The new models are available in two color options: 6P (White) or RC (Rosso Corsa Red), which matches one of Yngwie’s favorite Ferraris.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oLEfg05TGUU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>BODY</strong><br /> Body Shape: Chambered Mahogany<br /> Bracing: Quintad “T” Shaped Spruce<br /> Rosette: "F" Holes: Bass and treble side<br /> Body Back: Mahogany<br /> Body Sides: Mahogany<br /> Body Top: Solid Cedar<br /> Purfling: Black/White</p> <p><strong>NECK</strong><br /> Neck Material: 5-Piece Mahogany/Maple<br /> Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)<br /> Fingerboard: Deluxe Grade Ebony<br /> Number of Frets: 24<br /> String Nut: Bone<br /> Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)<br /> Position Inlays: Diamond</p> <p><strong>ELECTRONICS</strong><br /> Special Electronics: Ovation Viper 3-band</p> <p><strong>HARDWARE</strong><br /> Bridge: Walnut<br /> Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Gold Schaller</p> <p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.ovationguitars.com/en-CA/series/usa-signature/yngwie-j-malmsteen-signature-nylon-viper-white-pearl-chambered-mahogany-body-w-case/">ovationguitars.com</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/yngwie-malmsteen">Yngwie Malmsteen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteen-demos-signature-ovation-viper-guitar-video#comments Ovation Yngwie Malmsteen Acoustic Guitars News Gear Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:02:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22200 Betcha Can't Play This: Ethan Brosh's C Lydian Voyage, with Tap and Bend http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-ethan-broshs-c-lydian-voyage-tap-and-bend <!--paging_filter--><p>In this brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This, metal guitarist Ethan Brosh (using a Fender HM Strat) demonstrates a lightning-fast C Lydian lick that sounds a bit like <em>The Simpsons</em> theme, at least at the very beginning.</p> <p>As with the other <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-ethan-broshs-cascading-harmonics-video">new-for-2014 "Betcha Can't Play This" video by Brosh</a>, which we shared last week, this is an expanded version (nearly six minutes long) of the usually brief "Betcha" videos on GuitarWorld.com.</p> <p>Also, note that there are no tabs, since Brosh explains key left- and right-hand techniques in the clip. </p> <p>For two other Betcha Can't Play This columns by Brosh, check out <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-guitarist-ethan-brosh-lays-down-challenge">Betcha Can't Play This: Guitarist Ethan Brosh Lays Down the Challenge</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-diminished-madness-guitarist-ethan-brosh">Betcha Can't Play This: Diminished Madness with Guitarist Ethan Brosh</a>. You'll find more under RELATED CONTENT, below the photo.</p> <p>For more about Brosh, visit <a href="http://ethanbrosh.com/">ethanbrosh.com</a>.</p> <p>As always, good luck! We have more on the way!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kDFQ0tJbGRA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-ethan-broshs-c-lydian-voyage-tap-and-bend#comments Betcha Can't Play This Ethan Brosh Videos News Lessons Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:42:57 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22196 Slipknot Premiere New Song, "The Devil in I" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknot-premiere-new-song-devil-i-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Slipknot have premiered a new song, "The Devil in I," and you can hear it below. It's the first official single from their upcoming fifth album.</p> <p>As always, give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>Earlier this month, the band streamed "The Negative One," <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknot-premiere-new-song-negative-one">which you can check out here.</a></p> <p>Corey Taylor has described the musical direction of the new album as "a great mesh" of 2001's <em>Iowa</em> and 2004's <em>Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses).</em> </p> <p>"You've got the gorgeous melodies and the artistic direction of <em>Vol. 3</em>, and then you've got the absolute brutality of <em>Iowa,</em>" he said. "And I think people are gonna lose their minds when they hear it."</p> <p>After recently returning with the song ‘The Negative One,’ Slipknot have now unleashed ‘The Devil in I,’ the official first single from their forthcoming fifth album. Take a listen to the track above!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9wKw3oGb9-g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slipknot">Slipknot</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknot-premiere-new-song-devil-i-listen#comments Slipknot News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:33:33 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22191 John Mayer Accepts Jason Becker's Ice Bucket Challenge, Plays Becker's "Air" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/john-mayer-accepts-jason-beckers-ice-bucket-challenge-plays-beckers-air-video <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/jason-becker-calls-out-eddie-van-halen-david-lee-roth-and-john-mayer-take-als-ice-bucket-challenge-video">As we reported over the weekend,</a> Jason Becker challenged Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and John Mayer to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.</p> <p>Although we don't know where Van Halen and Roth are in the process, Mayer has accepted Becker's challenge. The guitarist posted his own Ice Bucket Challenge video last night.</p> <p>In the clip, he re-nominates Van Halen and Roth and plays along to Becker's "Air," a track from <em>Perpetual Burn</em> (1988). You can check out the video below.</p> <p>"I was nominated for the ice bucket challenge by Jason Becker, a phenomenal musician who has ALS," Mayer writes. "Though he can no longer play guitar because of the disease, he still continues to compose beautiful music. I thought I'd play along with one of Jason’s old guitar recordings before I went for the bucket."</p> <p><strong>For more about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, visit <a href="http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html">alsa.org</a>. To donate directly to Becker, visit <a href="http://jasonbeckerguitar.com/donation_information.html">jasonbeckerguitar.com/donation_information</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VYlhE_ErO8M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-mayer">John Mayer</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/jason-becker">Jason Becker</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/john-mayer-accepts-jason-beckers-ice-bucket-challenge-plays-beckers-air-video#comments Jason Becker John Mayer Videos News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:14:46 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22190 Barre None: Jethro Tull's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments http://www.guitarworld.com/barre-none-jethro-tulls-10-greatest-guitar-moments <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, <em>Guitar World</em> checks in with Jethro Tull and pinpoints what we feel are the legendary British band's 10 greatest guitar moments. </p> <p>As always, our list digs deep into the band's six-string artistry (a staggering amount of which was provided by the great Martin Barre and, of course, Ian Anderson), while taking historical importance and other factors into account.</p> <p>Barre, the axman behind "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Locomotive Breath" and so many more, holds a special place in <em>Guitar World</em> history; his solo on "Aqualung" comes it at Number 25 on our list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time." </p> <p>"That guitar solo was totally improvised, and I did it in one take," <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/dear-guitar-hero-jethro-tull-guitarist-martin-barre">he told Guitar World.</a> "Luckily for me, that solo turned out well, because if it didn’t there would’ve been a flute solo in its place."</p> <p>For more about Barre, including his recent projects, visit <a href="http://www.martinbarre.com/">martinbarre.com.</a> Also be sure to read our recent <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/dear-guitar-hero-jethro-tull-guitarist-martin-barre">"Dear Guitar Hero" interview with Barre.</a> For more about Jethro Tull and Anderson's recent solo work, visit <a href="http://jethrotull.com/">jethrotull.com.</a></p> <p>Check out our guide to Jethro Tull's 10 greatest guitar moments below! (Just as you have already started doing) Be sure to leave a comment below to recommend other songs. We are NOT OPPOSED to turning this into a Top 20! </p> <p><strong>"With You There To Help Me"</strong></p> <p>This opening track from Jethro Tull’s third album, <em>Benefit</em> (1970), announced that the rock world had a distinctive new guitar hero, and his name was Martin Barre. </p> <p>With Les Paul in hand, Barre sliced through Ian Anderson’s echoing flute like a battle axe through butter, adding bursts of dangerous excitement to this rather fabulous piece of melancholy. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/isQSPQNx4BE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"To Cry You a Song"</strong></p> <p>Another great guitar-driven track from <em>Benefit</em>. The opening harmonized riff is as strong as anything off Black Sabbath’s <em>Paranoid</em>, which was recorded that same year, and the dueling guitar solos scattered throughout the song’s dynamic construction are all knockouts. This is the song Opeth wishes they wrote. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TNCEIGgyIS4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Aqualung"</strong></p> <p>Who would’ve thought one of the greatest guitar solos in the classic rock era would be the centerpiece in song about a horny British hobo? </p> <p>Guitarist Barre remembers that while he was recording this great guitar track, Jimmy Page stopped by and waved to him through the studio glass. He almost stopped playing his Les Paul Jr. mid-solo to wave back. Damn good thing he didn’t.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/W7-EEGiABBU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Life Is a Long Song"</strong></p> <p>It would definitely be wrong not to acknowledge a guitar contribution or two from front man/flautist Anderson. A masterful acoustic guitarist, his l playing can be heard throughout Jethro Tull’s entire catalog. </p> <p>“Life Is a Long Song” from <em>Living In the Past</em> is just one fine example of his gift, along with favorites like “Mother Goose” from <em>Aqualung</em> or the iconic opening to their classic <em>Thick As a Brick</em> album. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gCS23lORsSM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Thick As a Brick"</strong></p> <p>Speaking of <em>Thick As a Brick</em>, in 1972 Tull had the unmitigated audacity to release an album comprised of a single 43:46-minute-long song. That was even ballsy by progressive rock standards, so thank god the song was good! </p> <p>The guitar fireworks are subtler than on previous albums, but there are still plenty of pleasures to be had. No, we won’t make you listen to the whole album…the first five minutes will do just fine. The real guitar excitement, however, kicks in at the three-minute mark. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/M9JEPeeohYs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Pibroch (Cap in Hand)"</strong></p> <p>This tune from <em>Songs From the Wood</em> begins with one of the gnarliest, fuzziest, fattest guitar riffs ever committed to tape. Granted, the song takes a number of weird left turns down some disturbingly frilly medieval roads, but they all come back this gargantuan bastard of a guitar line.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QxiHgm5UEsA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Steel Monkey"</strong></p> <p>Somewhere around 1980, Jethro Tull began to get a little too synthesizer-happy for their own good, and with every album it seemed harder for Barre to bust loose and burn down the house like he did in the early part of the band’s career. But every so often, bandleader Anderson would let the poor boy off his leash and let his guitar roar. </p> <p>This rocker from their 16th album, 1987’s <em>Crest of a Knave</em>, was one of those welcomed occasions. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HOzDsYPNWQU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Cross-Eyed Mary"</strong></p> <p>This is as funky as Tull gets—a surprisingly lascivious song about a cross-eyed prostitute, featuring an equally dirty guitar riff. Guitarist Barre was often called upon to go toe-to-toe with a flute, and he definitely shows who's boss as he takes control of this edgy classic from the band’s biggest album, <em>Aqualung</em>. This is the song Electric Wizard wishes they wrote.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/M7jLiXeFm_E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Passion Play (“Magus Perde”)"</strong></p> <p>After having incredible success with the complex 1972 concept album <em>Thick As a Brick</em>, Jethro Tull did what any self-respecting prog band would do: follow it with an even more complicated concept album. </p> <p>Like <em>Brick</em>, the primary focus of 1973’s <em>Passion Play</em> was on the overall arrangement, but if you really listen to the guitar playing throughout, you’ll be amply rewarded. No fancy soloing on this section that comes, oh, about 40 minutes into the title song, but the rhythm work is wonderful and the riff is unlike any other. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ISqVHVjPyu4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Conundrum"</strong></p> <p>This instrumental from the live 1978 <em>Bursting Out</em> demonstrates the deadly precision of Barre's picking and his wicked way with odd time signatures. One wishes he would’ve extended his solo at the two-minute mark, but if you’ve ever wanted to know what the fuss about Barre was all about—without a bunch of flutes buzzing around—this isn’t a bad place to start. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DTM06dGmrgU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Photo from <a href="http://jethrotull.com/press/">jethrotull.com/press</a></em></p> <p><em>Brad Tolinski is the editor-in-chief at </em>Guitar World.<em> Christopher Thumann contributed to this story.</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jethro-tull">Jethro Tull</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/martin-barre">Martin Barre</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/barre-none-jethro-tulls-10-greatest-guitar-moments#comments Brad Tolinski Christopher Thumann Ian Anderson Jethro Tull Martin Barre Guitar World Lists News Features Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:53:11 +0000 Brad Tolinski http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22154 Paul Gilbert Demos DiMarzio PAF Master Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-dimarzio-paf-master-pickups-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video (posted to YouTube by DiMarzio August 22), guitarist Paul Gilbert demos and discusses DiMarzio's PAF Master pickups. </p> <p>Lucky for us, Gilbert plays a lot of guitar in the clip, sticking to some heavy, throaty bluesy licks that, we have to say, sound awesome in this video.</p> <p>For more about DiMarzio's PAF Master Bridge pickup, <a href="http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/humbuckers/paf-master-bridge-0">head here.</a> For more about the PAF Master Neck model, head in <a href="http://dimarzio.com/pickups/humbuckers/paf-master-neck">this general vicinity.</a></p> <p>In the clip, Gilbert also mentions his new album, <em>Stone Pushing Uphill Man</em>. You can hear two songs from the disc, which was released earlier this month by Shrapnel, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/mr-big-release-details-new-album-stories-we-could-tell">right here.</a></p> <p>In other Gilbert news, Mr. Big recently released the details of their upcoming studio album, <em>…The Stories We Could Tell,</em> which will be released September 23 via Frontiers Music. More info can be found <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/mr-big-release-details-new-album-stories-we-could-tell">right here.</a></p> <p>But wait, there's more! Late last night, Gilbert announced the birth of his first child.</p> <p>"Please welcome to Earth Marlon Kanzan Gilbert," Gilbert wrote on his website. "He's got long fingers and a loud voice. This is my first time to be a dad. I'm pretty excited. And much love to my wife, Emi, for doing the hard work."</p> <p>Congratulations!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Vq5EH0AcQBo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/paul-gilbert">Paul Gilbert</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-dimarzio-paf-master-pickups-video#comments DiMarzio Paul Gilbert Videos News Gear Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:18:41 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22189