News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Led Zeppelin Premiere "The Rain Song" (Mix Minus Piano) from 'Houses of the Holy' Remaster — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-premiere-rain-song-mix-minus-piano-houses-holy-remaster-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>As we've been reporting, the latest wave of Led Zeppelin remasters will be released October 28.</p> <p>This time, Led Zep fans can prepare for new-and-improved versions of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> and <em>Houses of the Holy.</em></p> <p>Speaking of which, it seems a previously unreleased track from the remastered <em>Houses of the Holy</em> has turned up online. Below, check out "The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)." It's a more intimate take on the classic 1973 cut, with more emphasis on the guitars.</p> <p>In a statement, Jimmy Page said "'The Rain Song' is the sort of piece of music Led Zeppelin could approach and do so successfully and so masterfully. This whole genre of the sensitivity, where it can sort of caress you, it’s something that I’ve always been very proud of. The companion disc version is really a good blend of everything that’s actually being played.”</p> <p>Have a listen and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe src="http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid3786779551001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAyiIY-k~,nwbxG65xosVBVgJSVwpV9i97G_fBTMnA&amp;bctid=3787247347001&amp;width=620&amp;height=345&amp;autoStart=false" width="630" height="420" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></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="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-premiere-rain-song-mix-minus-piano-houses-holy-remaster-listen#comments Led Zeppelin News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:38:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22477 Jimmy Page Plans on Starting New Band and Performing Material Spanning His Career http://www.guitarworld.com/jimmy-page-plans-starting-new-band-and-performing-material-spanning-his-career <!--paging_filter--><p>Yesterday (Tuesday, September 20), Jimmy Page got a wee bit bent out of shape at all the "Led Zeppelin reunion" questions being posed at London's Olympic Studios.</p> <p>Page, who was there to discuss and preview the upcoming remasters of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> and <em>Houses Of The Holy</em> (<em>Guitar World</em> was in the house, by the way), answered one reunion question like this:</p> <p>"I don't think it looks as though that's a possibility or on the cards, so there's not much more I can say about that. I'm not going to give a detail-by-detail account of what one person says or another person says. All I can say is it doesn't look likely, does it?"</p> <p>When asked if Robert Plant was the reason for the holdout, Page responded, "I've just said it doesn't look very likely."</p> <p>Page also discussed the idea of hitting the road. </p> <p>"If I was to play again, it would be with musicians that would be … some of the names might be new to you. I haven't put them together yet, but I'm going to do that next year. If I went out to play, I would play material that spanned everything from my recording career right back to my very, very early days with the Yardbirds. There would certainly be some new material in there as well…</p> <p>"I love playing live, I really do. Live concerts are always an interesting challenge because it means you can always change things as you're playing every night. You can make it even more of an adventure. I would play all of the things I'm known to play — instrumental versions of 'Dazed And Confused' etc., etc."</p> <p>The new Led Zeppelin remasters will be released October 28.</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="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jimmy-page-plans-starting-new-band-and-performing-material-spanning-his-career#comments Jimmy Page News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:26:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22476 Mass Effect: The Top 50 Stomp Boxes, Devices and Processors of All Time http://www.guitarworld.com/mass-effect-top-50-stomp-boxes-devices-and-processors-all-time <!--paging_filter--><p>Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? </p> <p>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.</p> <p>So how did we come up with a list of the top 50 electric guitar effects of all time? Actually, it was easy, as most of these stomp boxes and devices turn up in the pages of this magazine on a regular basis every time we ask artists what they use in the studio and onstage.</p> <p>Other effects got the nod for being the first of their kind (like the DeArmond Tremolo Control, which dates back to the Forties and was the first optional effect device) while a few passed muster for being undeniably cool or influential — even if they’re so rare that it will cost you a few thousand bucks to score one on eBay.</p> <p>Popularity also was a critical factor in our choices, although we generally passed over a few best-selling reissues or boutique clones in favor of the real deal. So even though the Bubba Bob Buttcrack Tube Overdrive may sound more soulful than an original Tube Screamer, if it’s little more than a copy with slightly upgraded components, it didn’t make the cut. </p> <p>If you love effects like we do, we hope you'll find this top-50 list a useful guide to discovering the classic effect boxes that have shaped the guitar sounds of rock, metal, blues, punk and many other styles. And if you're like us, it will undoubtedly compel you to plunk down a chunk of cash for a collectible pedal or two on eBay. Don't say you weren't warned.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/mass-effect-top-50-stomp-boxes-devices-and-processors-all-time#comments 2011 Articles Boss GW Archive Ibanez July 2011 Roland Guitar World Lists Effects July News Features Gear Magazine Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:43:58 +0000 Chris Gill http://www.guitarworld.com/article/17196 Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Talks New Album, 'Everything Will Be Alright in the End' http://www.guitarworld.com/weezers-rivers-cuomo-talks-new-album-everything-will-be-alright-end <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus our cover feature on Jeff Beck and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, not to mention features on Eddie Van Halen/MXR, George Thorogood, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews (Epiphone, Zoom, Gretsch, TC-Helicon, Mesa and more) and lessons by Marty Friedman and Steel Panther's Satchel, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=WeezerExcerpt">check out the November 2014 issue of Guitar World!</a></em></p> <p><strong>Weezer Heads Prevail: Unfazed by perennial reports of rock’s death, Weezer carry on with <em>Everything Will Be Alright in the End</em>, their ninth, and latest, studio album.</strong></p> <p>“Rock is dead. Guitar is dead.” </p> <p>Weezer’s ninth studio album, <em>Everything Will Be Alright in the End</em>, opens with these two dire statements, both uttered before the opening riff of “Ain’t Got Nobody” kicks in. </p> <p>“All those voices you hear on the record are the voices that we’ve heard in our lives and in our careers in recent years,” explains Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s primary songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist. </p> <p>Thankfully, it seems that Cuomo and the rest of the band—guitarist Brian Bell, drummer Patrick Wilson and bassist Scott Shriner—chose to ignore the naysayers whispering in their ears. “Ain’t Got Nobody” is unabashedly rocking and guitar driven, and if anything, <em>Everything Will Be Alright in the End</em> sounds more like a rebirth for Weezer than a last gasp. </p> <p>Hard-edged numbers like the declamatory “Back to the Shack” and the pounding “I’ve Had It Up to Here” are arena-ready anthems, while more emotionally raw numbers like “The British Are Coming” and “Foolish Fathers” feature the plaintive yowl that turned the band’s second album, 1996’s <em>Pinkerton</em>, into a celebrated emo-rock cult classic years after its release and initial commercial failure. </p> <p><em>Everything Will Be Alright in the End</em> also marks the return of producer Ric Ocasek, who previously worked with Weezer on their 1994 self-titled debut (known by fans as the Blue Album) as well as on their also-eponymous 2001 comeback (dubbed the Green Album). The band spent three three-week stretches with the Cars frontman at Los Angeles’ storied Village Recorder studios, and according to Cuomo, this third-time collaboration was a charm. </p> <p>“Recording this record felt like much more of a creative process than making the first album,” he says. “Because when we made that record, we’d been playing the songs for a year and a half in the clubs and there had been several rounds of demos. It felt like the songs were pretty much done and there wasn’t room for much more creativity once we got into the studio. </p> <p>"And then when we made the Green Album, I didn't want to hear from anyone. This time, there were a lot more unfinished parts, and there was a lot more work left to be done, so it was wonderful to have this amazing creative talent sitting there right next to us in the trenches.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PeZeb6stV0c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><Strong>EXCERPT: A lot of the lyrics on the new record seem to explore Weezer’s relationship to their fans and how that relationship has evolved over the years.</strong></p> <p>We’ve gone through many different phases. Even when we made our second record, <em>Pinkerton</em>, I already had a feeling like, Well, we’ve established this amazing style on the first record, but already I want to do something different. And I assumed that everyone was going to come along with me. </p> <p>But a lot of the fans of the first album were not fans of the second album, so then it became this whole issue of, What am I supposed to do here? I have this instinct to try all of these different things and to go off in all of these crazy directions, but at the same time, you can’t really take for granted this amazing connection that happens between us and an audience. I mean, we were really lucky to have that kind of experience on our first record and touch the heart of an audience in such a profound way. And you can’t really take that lightly and just say, “Well, maybe let’s do a hip-hop album next time.” </p> <p>And ever since then, we’ve related to the question of how to find balance in different ways. At times we’ve rebelled and said, “Well, we’re not going to care about anything we’ve done or what anyone’s saying around us; we’re just going to go off and do whatever’s striking us at the moment.” And that was definitely a big part of our process—figuring out how to balance all of the different things that we value. </p> <p><strong>Did you approach songwriting any differently for this album? Some of the tracks have really expansive arrangements. </strong></p> <p>I wrote a lot of the more exploratory music on piano, and the foundation of the song would be one long extremely emotional jam—a rough outline of the emotion—that I would record on a Dictaphone. I’m not very good at piano, and that limitation can be a strength for me, as I don’t have muscle and finger memory and playing habits like I do on the guitar. </p> <p>Also, the piano is wonderful because you’ve got two hands that have equal power to do rhythm, melody and counterpoint, so they can both go off and do whatever they want. Counterpoint is my absolutely favorite part of music, so that was extremely liberating. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eiyczpeHZDc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Does the formal musical training that you received in college come into play when you’re devising the contrapuntal movement?</strong></p> <p>In those moments of composition, it’s all very much flow and not doing things because I was taught them in counterpoint class. But I think there’s a part of my brain that is at least aware when I’m doing parallel or contrary or oblique motion. So part of my mind is watching the process as it’s happening. </p> <p>And I do feel that while I have a natural instinct for counterpoint—a real enjoyment of it—I also have learned a lot in school and from books as well by playing contrapuntal music on both piano and guitar. I have some good books of Bach keyboard music transcribed for guitar, and there’s always a nylon-string guitar hanging on the wall in my house and a bunch of classical guitar books to grab. I kind of do that just for fun. </p> <p><strong>It also sounds like you’re really having fun playing lead guitar on this record. There’s an almost subversive nature to the way that you pepper the solos on songs like “Ain’t Got Nobody” with dissonant phrases and chromaticism. </strong></p> <p>The trick for me was how to make it sound new and not cliché. Rock guitar has been around for decades now, and there are so many strong traditions, and so much of it is just burned into my fingers. So, nine times out of 10, when I pick up the guitar to jam something, it sounds pretty cliché. </p> <p>One way that I get around that is, before I even pick up the guitar, I record myself singing the guitar solo, and then I go back and I learn it on guitar. I sing things that I would never think to play with my fingers. On the solo to “Ain’t Got Nobody,” which I really love, it actually took me a long time to learn how to articulate what I had sung, and I ended up doing some really nontraditional, non-guitaristic things. </p> <p><em>This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus our cover feature on Jeff Beck and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, not to mention features on Eddie Van Halen/MXR, George Thorogood, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews (Epiphone, Zoom, Gretsch, TC-Helicon, Mesa and more) and lessons by Marty Friedman and Steel Panther's Satchel, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=EVHMXRExcerpt">check out the November 2014 issue of Guitar World!</a></em></p> <p><em>Photo: Emily Shur</em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/1114_Gib%26Beck.jpg" width="620" height="805" alt="1114_Gib&amp;Beck.jpg" /></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="/weezer">Weezer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/weezers-rivers-cuomo-talks-new-album-everything-will-be-alright-end#comments November 2014 Rivers Cuomo Weezer Interviews News Features Magazine Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:42:13 +0000 Tom Beaujour http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22468 Neil Young: Learn 'The Story Behind Every Song, 1966-1992' http://www.guitarworld.com/neil-young-learn-story-behind-every-song-1966-1992 <!--paging_filter--><p>Iconoclast, innovator and influence on generations of musicians, Neil Young has recorded more than 40 albums in a 35-plus-year career. </p> <p>In <em>Neil Young: The Story Behind Every Song, 1966-1992</em>, Nigel Williamson explores Young's repertoire, from the early days with Buffalo Springfield to the plaintive troubadour of <em>After the Gold Rush</em> through 1992. </p> <p>With detailed accounts of the creation of his classic songs, this is an essential companion for Young's devoted fans.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/new-products/products/neil-young-the-story-behind-every-song-1966-1992/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=NeilYoungStory">This book is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.95</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pesIGuV9DDk" 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="/neil-young">Neil Young</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/neil-young-learn-story-behind-every-song-1966-1992#comments Neil Young News Features Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:40:17 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18060 The Shivas Premiere New Song, "Ride On" — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/shivas-premiere-new-song-ride-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Ride On," a new song by the Shivas.</p> <p>The track is from the Portland band's new album, <em>You Know What To Do</em>, which will be released October 28 on Olympia-based label K and on cassette via Burger Records. </p> <p>Having drawn comparisons to bands like Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips, the Shivas blend elements of surf-pop, garage-rock and good old fashioned rock and roll, dousing their hook-filled melodies with a healthy dose of reverb. </p> <p>Recorded at K's own Dub Narcotic Studios and mixed on tape by Calvin Johnson, <em>You Know What To Do</em> is a collection of fuzzy, frenetic jams and hazy slower tunes that feature dreamy male and female harmonies. </p> <p>The Shivas have shared stages with the Dandy Warhols, Spiritualized, the Fresh &amp; Onlys and La Luz and will kick off a North American tour October 1 in support of the new album. You can check out their current tour dates below the Soundcloud player.</p> <p>For more about the Shivas, visit <a href="http://www.theshivas.com/"> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theshivas">their Facebook page.</a></a></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160686755%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-yo5j9&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <p><strong>See the Shivas in Action:</strong></p> <p>10/1: San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room<br /> 10/2 Ventura, CA @ The Garage<br /> 10/4: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy &amp; Harriet's (Desert Stars Festival)<br /> 10/5 El Centro, CA @ Strangers<br /> 10/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space<br /> 10/7: El Paso, TX @ Monarch<br /> 10/8: Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas<br /> 10/9: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar<br /> 10/10 Atlanta, GA @ Mammal<br /> 10/11: Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly<br /> 10/12 Winston-Salem, NC @ Reanimator<br /> 10/13 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown<br /> 10/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie<br /> 10/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop<br /> 10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades<br /> 10/18: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha<br /> 10/19 Detroit, MI @ Jumbo's<br /> 10/20: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean<br /> 10/21: Lafayette, IN @ The Spot Tavern<br /> 10/22: Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern<br /> 10/23: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light<br /> 10/24: Nashville, TN @ Grimey's<br /> 10/25: Kansas City, MO @ Minibar<br /> 10/26: Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge<br /> 10/28: Denver, CO @ Lion's Lair<br /> 10/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records<br /> 10/30: Boise, ID @ The Crux<br /> 10/31: Bainbridge Island, WA @ Mushrooms and Airplanes House<br /> 11/1: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw<br /> 11/8: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar (record release show)</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/shivas-premiere-new-song-ride-exclusive#comments The Shivas News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:36:49 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22471 ‘Something Supernatural’: Crobot Guitarist Chris Bishop Talks New Album and Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/something-supernatural-crobot-guitarist-chris-bishop-talks-new-album-and-gear <!--paging_filter--><p>There once was a time when rock radio was dominated by great riffs, a period when the only thing that mattered was that unmistakable guitar sound that instantly identified a band or song. </p> <p>Thankfully, the four members of Crobot — Brandon Yeagley (lead vocals), Chris Bishop (guitar), Jake Figueroa (bass) and Paul Figueroa (drums) — have made it their mission to bring back those days.</p> <p>Crobot’s new album, <em>Something Supernatural</em>, was produced by Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) and will be released October 28. It incorporates a lot of riff-heavy groove and funk mixed with a modernized spin.</p> <p>I recently spoke with guitarist Chris Bishop about the new album, his gear and more.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: How would you describe <em>Something Supernatural</em>?</strong></p> <p>I like to say it’s like “Clutch meets Funkadelic” with a little bit of doom tossed in there. It’s definitely on the heavier side of things. </p> <p><strong>What was the writing process like?</strong></p> <p>We rehearsed and wrote the album in this shed behind Brandon’s house. It was inside this room that was filled with deer heads and things like that [laughs]. It was a super-cool place to jam in. </p> <p>Most of the songs started out as previous ideas or as riffs and structures I brought to the table. Others would come out of jams where Jake would come up with a riff. That’s the beauty of being a riff-rock band. Sometimes the coolest pentatonic riffs are the ones people connect with the most.</p> <p><strong>What can you tell me about the song “Nowhere to Hide”?</strong></p> <p>That song was one of the first ones we collectively wrote as a band when we got together with Jake and Paul. I remember we wanted to write a song similar to Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen,” with a heavy riff and groove people will remember.</p> <p><strong>What about the track “Skull of Geronimo”?</strong></p> <p>That was written during that same session. Jake and I were in the writing room mapping out really technical riffs that just went on forever. We eventually cut them down and put a little Rage Against the Machine flair to it. That’s how the chorus riff came to be. For the verses, we wanted to take it in more of an ambient Soundgarden kind of direction. I really like that whirly delay sound on the guitar. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6kZ4XVoBRXw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>What was it like working with Machine?</strong></p> <p>It was amazing. Machine did some of our favorite albums of all time, and working with him was like having a fifth member of the band. He’s someone you can really trust to help you make the decisions you need to make. The recording tricks and tones he gets and the way he pulls creative things out of you that you never knew that you had is incredible. </p> <p><Strong>Tell me a little about your musical upbringing and the origin of Crobot.</strong></p> <p>I first started learning how to play guitar when I was 10 and got good at it pretty quick. I took a little break while I was in high school to play baseball but still continued to play. My mom was the one who always said I needed to move and become a musician. So once I turned 20, I moved to Pennsylvania, where I met Brandon and we started Crobot. </p> <p><strong>Who were some of your influences?</strong></p> <p>The one player that influenced me the most and to this day I still love is Audley Freed (Cry of Love). I hear a lot of his influence in my own playing. I’m also a big fan of Rage Against the Machine and Clutch. Tim Sult’s simplicity and the way he uses effects is phenomenal.</p> <p><Strong>What’s your current setup?</strong></p> <p>I’m all Orange and have used them for years. I also play Telecasters. My main one right now is a 60th anniversary American Tele. My back up is a '72 Tele Custom with P90’s in it. My pedal board has two fuzzes, two octaves, a wah and a tuner. I also have a really crazy oscillator delay that I had modded a bit. I took out the tap and changed the knobs around so I could manipulate it with my foot. I use that to build tension. You can definitely hear it in the songs. It almost sounds like a spaceship taking off.</p> <p><strong>What excites you the most about <em>Something Supernatural</em>?</strong></p> <p>We made a bold statement with this album and had a lot of people behind us who really believed in what we were doing. Machine really knew what we were going for as far as hard-hitting grooves and powerful riffs — and who doesn’t love that?</p> <p><em>For more about Crobot, visit <a href="http://www.crobotband.com/">crobotband.com</a>.</em></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/something-supernatural-crobot-guitarist-chris-bishop-talks-new-album-and-gear#comments Chris Bishop Crobot James Wood Interviews News Features Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:34:24 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22472 D’Addario and Rolling Stone Seek the Next Generation of Guitar Heroes with “The Next Young Gun” Contest http://www.guitarworld.com/d-addario-and-rolling-stone-seek-next-generation-guitar-heroes-next-young-gun-contest <!--paging_filter--><p>D’Addario and Rolling Stone are in search of the guitar greats of tomorrow with “The Next Young Gun.” </p> <p>This contest is a continuation of the 30-week Young Guns series on rollingstone.com, which showcased artists Kurt Vile, Blake Mills, Tosin Abasi, Guthrie Trapp, Gary Clark Jr. and many more. </p> <p>This series premiered in conjunction with the release of D’Addario’s NYXL guitar strings, which were designed to bend farther, sing louder and stay in tune better than any string in history. </p> <p>To be considered for The Next Young Gun, guitarists are asked submit a video of themselves playing their own original songs, licks, riffs or solos to <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/young-gun-contest/submit-video">rollingstone.com/nextyounggun</a> before October 13. </p> <p>D’Addario and <em>Rolling Stone</em> will choose up to eight finalists on October 30 and open online voting from November 5 to November 24, with a distinguished panel of musicians acting as additional judges. Participants and voters on social media can use the hashtag, #nextyounggun to keep the conversation going. The winner will be announced December 8.</p> <p>The grand prize includes a profile and coverage on RollingStone.com, a trip to Los Angeles to record at some of the country’s top studios (including Swinghouse and TRS West), a gig at an LA club and a one-year supply of D’Addario strings. Every entrant will receive a free set of D’Addario NYXLs.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://daddario.com/DaddarioSplash.Page?ActiveID=1740">daddario.com</a> and <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/franchise/young-guns">rollingstone.com/youngguns</a> to see D’Addario’s commitment to nurturing creativity and performance.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kyqQdQMo-58" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-30%20at%203.03.11%20PM.png" width="620" height="467" alt="Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 3.03.11 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/d-addario-and-rolling-stone-seek-next-generation-guitar-heroes-next-young-gun-contest#comments Videos News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:05:35 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22469 Review: Prestige Eclipse Cedar/Rosewood Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/review-prestige-eclipse-cedarrosewood-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <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">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Today’s assortment of acoustic guitar flavors is almost as varied and vivid as that of electric guitars—from the baritone bellow of a jumbo dreadnought to the polite parlance of a petite parlor instrument. </p> <p>Prestige’s Eclipse Series falls squarely in the middle of the pack, where it adheres to the traditional ideal of an acoustic guitar as vocal accompaniment. </p> <p>The latest addition to the series is the auditorium-sized Cedar/Rosewood, a stunning piece of craftsmanship that creates its high-energy response with a select cedar top and exotic tonewoods. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NoyKZJnqvu0?list=UUqHkFMEmOPFO3ahcrrBAj4w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-prestige-eclipse-cedarrosewood-guitar#comments Acoustic Nation October 2014 Prestige Guitars Gear Acoustic Guitars News Gear Magazine Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:33:56 +0000 Eric Kirkland, Video by Paul Riario http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22102 Melvins Guitarists Buzz Osborne and Paul Leary Talk New Album, 'Hold It In' http://www.guitarworld.com/melvins-guitarists-buzz-osborne-and-paul-leary-talk-new-album-hold-it <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s not often you get to work with one of your heroes, but for Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne, that’s exactly what happened.</p> <p>Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary joined the Melvins for their new album, <em>Hold It In</em>, which will be released October 14. Also joining Osborne, Leary and drummer Dale Crover for this 12-song Melvins outing is Butthole Surfers' bassist JD Pinkus. </p> <p>Osborne says <em>Hold It In</em> is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of "fact and bullshit." If Leary’s outside-the-box approach to guitar playing and Osborne’s passion for songwriting are anything to go by, it’s definitely best to just let it ride. </p> <p>The Melvins will kick off a round of U.S. tour dates October 15 in Sacramento, California. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring roster for this run of dates.</p> <p>I recently spoke with Osborne and Leary about the new Melvins record. I also asked Osborne about his Nirvana connection.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: How would you describe <em>Hold It In</em>?</strong></p> <p><strong>OSBORNE</strong>: It's a good cross-section of a lot of things we've done as well as some things we've never done. It's the first Melvins record I played on where I didn't write a majority of the material. That was a little different than what we normally do. Paul is also one of my favorite guitar players, and I've thought about doing something like this with him for a long time.</p> <p><strong>LEARY</strong>: For the most part, it’s a little fresher and an amalgam album. I wrote three songs on there and we’ve also got Jeff Pinkus, which provided another Butthole element. </p> <p><strong>Buzz, what was it like working with Paul and Pinkus?</strong></p> <p>They're both really good players. Paul is a completely out-of-the-box guitarist that I've admired for the better part of 30 years. They handled it perfectly and are avant-garde to the highest degree.</p> <p><strong>Paul, what was it like working with Buzz and Dale?</strong></p> <p>Most of my recording experience has been as a producer or with the Butthole Surfers. It was refreshing to be with a group of people who were just as anxious and happy to come up with ideas as I was. It was a whole lot of fun. </p> <p><strong>Let’s discuss a few tracks from <em>Hold It In</em>. "Brass Cupcake."</strong></p> <p><strong>OSBORNE</strong>: That was a song I wrote. I had the idea to let Paul do his amazing vocal work on the middle part of it. His thumb print is all over it.</p> <p><strong>"You Can Make Me Wait."</strong></p> <p><strong>LEARY</strong>: I was stuck sitting in traffic when the idea for that song came to me. I’m usually a "cart before the horse" guy who comes up with the music first. In this case, I had the lyrics in my head and then the music came later.</p> <p><strong>"The Bunk Up."</strong></p> <p><strong>OSBORNE</strong>: That was a song I started writing a while ago. I came up with the beginning riff, and the middle part is a lot of Paul. I played the basic guitar parts and left an empty space for him to do whatever he wanted.</p> <p><strong>"Eyes On You."</strong></p> <p><strong>LEARY</strong>: I usually keep the TV turned on in my studio, and one day there was something on the news about surveillance. I had my guitar plugged in recording at the time and the words just started coming out of my mouth. </p> <p><strong>How do you come up with your ideas for song titles?</strong></p> <p><strong>OSBORNE</strong>: I've been a list maker for years, even before I was a musician. I was always writing things down and kept long lists of things that would make good album titles and things like that. I’m constantly thinking in terms of songwriting.</p> <p><strong>Buzz, what can you tell me about your connection with Nirvana?</strong></p> <p><strong>OSBORNE</strong>: We were all friends long before music ever happened. I was the one who introduced Cobain and Novoselic to music of that nature and took them to their first punk rock shows. I also knew Dave [Grohl] when he was in a band called Scream and told him that Nirvana was looking for a drummer. </p> <p>But there's always the good and the bad. The good part is knowing that the things we were involved with had impact on a global level. But the bad part of it (and the thing that overshadows all of it) is the fact that he's dead. </p> <p>So it's hard for me to look at it through rose-colored classes and say, "This is amazing!" I don't feel that way. If you can find the upside to drug addiction and death, let me know. When I think of him [Cobain], I don't think of it in an MTV way. I think of it in real terms. We were there when they played their very last show. I knew what was going on with him and everything that was happening. It was all bad.</p> <p><strong>What excites you the most about this new Melvins album?</strong></p> <p><strong>LEARY</strong>: I haven’t really written or performed on an album like this in a long time. It seems like it’s been forever. I’m excited to see what people think about it. </p> <p><strong>OSBORNE</strong>: The main thing I want to make sure people understand is that this is not a “project." It’s as much a Melvins album as any I've ever done. After the better part of 30 albums, for us to put out a record that's this advanced sounding at this point in our career is crazy. I also can't say enough about how impressed I am to have done a record with Paul Leary. He's one of my all-time favorite guitar players. It's a dream come true. </p> <p><em>For more information, try following the Melvins on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy">Facebook</a>.</em></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/melvins-guitarists-buzz-osborne-and-paul-leary-talk-new-album-hold-it#comments Buzz Osborne James Wood Paul Leary The Melvins Interviews News Features Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:43 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22467 ‘The Tiger Speaks’: Guitarist Jim Peterik Talks New Book, Ides of March and Survivor http://www.guitarworld.com/tiger-speaks-guitarist-jim-peterik-talks-new-book-ides-march-and-survivor <!--paging_filter--><p>Most rock biographies tend to follow a similar pattern. The artist’s road to redemption is paved with tales of debauchery, drug abuse, marital infidelity and a trashing hotel room or two.</p> <p>Although Jim Peterik’s story doesn’t really follow that path, it's even more special. </p> <p>For instance, did you know the founder of such bands as the Ides of March, Survivor and Pride Of Lions was already playing shows alongside Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin as a teen? Or that Peterik’s original role in Survivor was one of dual guitarist and lead vocalist? </p> <p>Peterik’s new book, <em>Through the Eye of the Tiger: The Rock 'N' Roll Life of Survivor's Founding Member</em>, discusses all of that and much more in a look back at the life and career of one of rock’s best songwriters.</p> <p>With the help of writer Lisa Torem, Peterik reveals stories from his almost 50 years in music. Like the time the Ides of March stole the show from Led Zeppelin or when Peterik unwillingly ceded control of Survivor and took on a diminished role in order to achieve a greater good.</p> <p>There are revelations of his encounters with Hendrix, Sammy Hagar and Brian Wilson; making studio magic with the late Jimi Jamison (one of rock’s greatest voices) as well as the challenges he faced becoming a husband and father. Oh, and then there’s the little matter of a how a phone call from Sylvester Stallone turned into “Eye of The Tiger." </p> <p><em>Through the Eye of the Tiger</em> is more than just the memoir of a songwriting legend. It’s a classic rock and roll story that’s told through the eyes of someone who has lived through it all.</p> <p>I had the pleasure of speaking with Peterik about his new book, career and his amazing guitar collection.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: What made you decide to write a book at this stage of your career?</strong></p> <p>It's a good time in my life. I'm feeling good and have a lot of stories to tell. Certainly, there are a lot more stories ahead of me and quite a few stories behind me that I wanted to get out. </p> <p><strong>Did you find it difficult having to recall certain events in your life?</strong></p> <p>Absolutely. When I planned on writing the book, I was wondering who was going to want to read it. There’s no conflict in my life. I wasn't a drug addict or had tour groupies. The whole “rise, fall and redemption” is fascinating but I didn't have any of that. But as I started writing, I soon realized that there really was a lot of conflict in my life that I had just buried. I had always lived in a cocoon of creativity. But when you strip away the shield - I went through a lot of shit. It was painful to talk about Frankie [Sullivan] and the conflicts we had and recalling the troubles in my marriage. </p> <p><strong>Were you worried about what others might think of your revelations?</strong></p> <p>You've got to take a chance. I haven't heard from any other parties and I'm not sure if any of them have read the book or not. All I know is I was honest about my feelings. This is my truth.</p> <p><strong>Most people from the Eighties generation know you as the keyboardist for Survivor, when the fact is you were always a guitarist and frontman. How difficult was if for you to make that transition?</strong></p> <p>That was the big conflict. In the Ides of March, I was the frontman who played guitar and talked to the crowd. Being relegated to keyboards (which I love) was a support position. I learned early on that there was room for only one guitar player in Survivor, and it wasn't me. It was a hard pill to swallow but there was always a greater good. No matter what my personal feelings were at the time, it was a hell of a band and we were making great music.</p> <p><strong>What are some of your best memories of working with Jimi Jamison?</strong></p> <p>I remember when we were doing the video for “The Moment of Truth” [from <em>The Karate Kid</em>]. We were in this park and all of these Japanese tourists started coming up to Jimi because they all thought he was Wayne Newton. We were all cracking up. The chemistry between us was so good. I remember he and I used to go on radio stations and just crack up the disc jockey. We had a lot of wonderful moments like that. He was really one of a kind.</p> <p><strong>Can you tell me about the time you met Jimi Hendrix?</strong></p> <p>When I met him, he was toward the end of his life and didn't really have the energy he had early on in his career. We both had shared a locker room and I remember shaking his huge hand and watching his show. It was a thrill to shake the hand of the master.</p> <p><strong>What's your song writing process like?</strong></p> <p>Every day I'm writing down ideas, hooks, things that cross my mind and things I hear people say into my journals and idea banks. For example, “The Search Is Over” actually started as a news event I had heard. "The search is over for the missing..." Once I heard it, I wrote down "The Search Is Over." The trick is to stockpile these ideas until the time is right to take them out of storage. </p> <p><strong>Let’s talk a little about your guitar collection. How many guitars do you have?</strong></p> <p>182. But who's counting? [laughs]. </p> <p><strong>Which one is your crown jewel?</strong></p> <p>In terms of value, it's probably my '58 Flying V. There were only 93 made in the original Korina. It's a beautiful instrument. But then I have certain guitars that mean more to me than the actual value. Like my '69 Goldtop Les Paul that I played "Vehicle" on. Then there’s my '56 Telecaster, which is my go-to Tele. I also have a '54 Sunburst Strat that just rips! It's an amazing instrument. I’ve also got a '65 Candy Apple Red Strat, which is probably the best-sounding guitar I own. The treble pickup sounds like a humbucker. Sometimes Strats can be kind of thin, but this one is loud and full. </p> <p><strong>What would you say has been the biggest highlight of your career?</strong></p> <p>Believe it or not, it would probably be that Ides of March show with Led Zeppelin in Winnipeg. We proved to ourselves that night that we were the real deal. We took terrible conditions, the shittiest PA and mics, and just killed. We got standing ovations after every song. It was amazing. The headline the next day read, “The Kids From Berwyn Steal the Show." I always go back to that for inspiration.</p> <p><em>For more about Peterik, visit <a href="http://jimpeterik.com/">jimpeterik.com</a>.</em></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/tiger-speaks-guitarist-jim-peterik-talks-new-book-ides-march-and-survivor#comments James Wood Jim Peterik Survivor Interviews News Features Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:10:37 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22466 Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: The Final Showdown — AC/DC Vs. Queen http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-final-showdown-allman-brothers-band-or-acdc-vs-queen <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Vote Now!</h1> <p>This is it! It's the final showdown! It's all come down to this! This is the one you've been waiting for! (Insert your own "This is our last matchup, folks" sayings right here.) <strong>AC/DC</strong> are going head to head against <strong>QUEEN</strong>! </p> <p>As always, it seems the bands' active fan clubs have propelled their beloved artists into this prized spot (for good or for bad). We don't need to tell you guys about AC/DC or Queen. We'll let the recently shot live videos below do the talking! </p> <p>Start voting now! You can vote once per computer/device. See you tomorrow (October 1), when we'll announce the winner! Sorry for all the exclamation points!</p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8341564.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8341564/">Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Final Showdown — AC/DC Vs. Queen</a></noscript></p> <h1>Let's Go to the Videos!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xdSbW2IcAks" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ueYy8-j9CVw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winner</h1> <p><strong>AC/DC</strong> (73.34 percent) completely obliterated <strong>THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND</strong> (26.66 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! Surely your friends will thank you for it!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket!</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View PeruvianBurrito Bracket on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/241456779/PeruvianBurrito-Bracket" style="text-decoration: underline;" >PeruvianBurrito Bracket</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/241456779/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_33601" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a smelly Quebec Nordiques baseball cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are "ranked" or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting matchups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! Once again, we're sorry for all the exclamation points! </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="/queen">Queen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/acdc">AC/DC</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-final-showdown-allman-brothers-band-or-acdc-vs-queen#comments AC/DC ACDC Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Poll Polls Queen News Features Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:19:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22456 Look Up and Learn 150 of Your Favorite Songs with 'The Guitar Tab White Pages' http://www.guitarworld.com/look-and-learn-150-your-favorite-songs-guitar-tab-white-pages <!--paging_filter--><p>If you're about to be stranded on a desert island and you can only take your guitar and one songbook with you, make sure it's <em><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/tab-books/products/guitar-tab-white-pages-vol-1-songbook/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=WhitePages">The Guitar Tab White Pages!</a></em> </p> <p>This incredible second edition contains 150 note-for-note transcriptions straight from the original recordings: more than 1,000 pages of guitar tab! 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As always, be sure to tell us what you think of the tunes in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p>Over the past few months, the Blackfires have opened for Aerosmith at Moscow’s Olympic Arena, not to mention California Breed, which features Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham. The band's high-energy live show has been called “a volcanic, relentless assault [that's] seemingly tailor-made for Ozzfest or Donington.”</p> <p>The current lineup of the band includes frontman Andrey Chegodaev (also known as Cheggi), Anthony Mullin (backing vocals/guitar), Joe Mitch (drums/vocals/guitars), Hector Marin (backing vocals/guitar/keyboard) and Grasebo Doe (bass/guitar). </p> <p>Following the release of their debut EP, <em>Live from the Cutting Room</em>, they competed as finalists in front of Anthrax’s Frank Bello in the Hard Rock Rising International Battle of the Bands and played several sold-out shows around NYC. This garnered attention from Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, who told them, “Your singer’s got some pipes.” </p> <p> For more information and to buy the tunes, visit <a href="https://theblackfires.bandcamp.com">theblackfires.bandcamp.com</a>. For more about the band, visit <a href="http://theblackfires.com">theblackfires.com</a> and follow them on <A href="https://www.facebook.com/theblackfires">Facebook.</a></p> <p><strong>The Blackfires' Upcoming Shows:</strong></p> <p>10/9 CBGB Festival - Reverb Nation Stage - Pyramid Club - 7pm<br /> 10/14 Supporting Dizzy Reed's (GNR) Hookers &amp; Blow - Bowery Electric - 830pm<br /> 10/25 CMJ Music Marathon - Gibson Guitar Showroom - 9pm</p> <p><strong>"Woman Walks"</strong></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167100185%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-0zDsT&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Can't Get Over You" <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/165070732%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-usyx3&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> </strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/blackfires-double-side-song-premiere-check-out-woman-walks-and-cant-get-over-you#comments The Blackfires News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:02:30 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22459 The Mojo Gurus Premiere "Bandito" Music Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/mojo-gurus-premiere-bandito-music-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>The Mojo Gurus recently filmed a music video for “Bandito,” a song from their Red River Entertainment/RED release, <em>Who Asked Ya?</em>. </p> <p>Below, you can check out GuitarWorld.com's official premiere of the video while enjoying “Bandito,” an instrumental, spaghetti Western-style tune with Tex-Mex horns — the perfect fit for a Quentin Tarantino movie! The video, which pays homage to 1960s Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone films, was shot on the set of a TV show in Tampa Bay, Florida. </p> <p>"[Singer] Kevin [Steele] and I first sat down to discuss the visual style of 'Bandito' prior to production," said director Christian Moriarty (MTV, HBO, Playboy and WWE). "He then wrote a loose script. I had access to a Western-style town and back lot for texture, and Kevin came up with the band's look and wardrobe.</p> <p>"The video was shot with a 50-50 approach in that we would film the campsite scene first so Kevin could get a feel for his character then edit a comp for review. We also shot the initial bottle pops (real bullets) that day as well and ran a second unit with a drone helicopter cam for the riding footage. I then blocked the shootout scene to be filmed a week later.</p> <p>"A lot of credit goes to the band for coming up with their look and characters."</p> <p>Mojo Gurus have released three albums through E One Entertainment, worked with Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith), played with Joe Perry, Johnny Winter, Blackberry Smoke and David Allan Coe and built their reputation through their live performances. </p> <p>The Mojo Gurus are Kevin Steele on lead vocals and harmonica, Doc Lovett on guitar and vocals, Vinnie Granese on bass and vocals and Sean Doyle on drums and vocals.</p> <p>For more about the band, visit <a href="http://www.mojogurus.com/">mojogurus.com</a> and their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoGurus">Facebook</a> page.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nlTvd1sDauQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/mojo-gurus-premiere-bandito-music-video-exclusive#comments The Mojo Gurus Videos News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:01:34 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22460