News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all/%27http%3A/www.kickstarter.com/projects/www.guitartv.com/%3Ehttp%3A/www.guitartv.com/www.facebook.com/casinomadrid en Get a Free '20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks' Lesson at the 'Guitar World Lessons' Store — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/get-free-20-essential-acoustic-rock-licks-andy-aledort-lesson-guitar-world-lessons-store-video/25149 <!--paging_filter--><p>Want to master the ins and outs of acoustic rock guitar and learn the techniques of players like Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, Neil Young and Bob Dylan?</p> <p><em><a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</a></em> will teach you how to play versatile rhythm patterns, arpeggiated open chords, open suspended chords and hammers and pulls. </p> <p>Plus, you’ll learn the basics of playing in the styles of rockabilly, early rock and roll, the Beatles, Delta blues and more!</p> <p><em><a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</a></em> is now available through the through the Guitar World Lessons <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">Webstore</a>. It joins the ranks of the many lessons already available through <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">Guitar World Lessons</a>. </p> <p>To celebrate this new release, <em>Guitar World</em> is offering the first <em>20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</em> lesson, "Lick 1 – Basic Rhythm Pattern in C," as a FREE download! Note that all 20 <em>20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</em> lessons are available—as a package—for only $14.99.</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit the Guitar World Lessons <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">Webstore</a> and download the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-world-lessons/id942720009?mt=8">App</a> now.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QsM38GthQIM" 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="/andy-aledort">Andy Aledort</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/get-free-20-essential-acoustic-rock-licks-andy-aledort-lesson-guitar-world-lessons-store-video/25149#comments 20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks Andy Aledort Guitar World Lessons Videos News Lessons Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:20:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25149 at http://www.guitarworld.com David Gilmour Premieres "Rattle That Lock" Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/david-gilmour-premieres-rattle-lock-music-video/25148 <!--paging_filter--><p>David Gilmour has premiered the music video for his new song, "Rattle That Lock," and you can check it out below. It's the title track from the Pink Floyd guitarist's upcoming solo album.</p> <p>"It's a jingle, a four-note jingle, and every time I heard it, it would make me want to start dancing," Gilmour said of the song. </p> <p>"It's about a journey, but it's also about that journey of not accepting the status quo," added Polly Samson, Gilmour's wife (and a novelist). "It's based on two journeys, both inspired by <em>Paradise Lost.</em>"</p> <p>Check out the video below, and let us know what you think in the comments and on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L1v7hXEQhsQ" 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="/david-gilmour">David Gilmour</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/david-gilmour-premieres-rattle-lock-music-video/25148#comments David Gilmour Videos News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:28:15 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 25148 at http://www.guitarworld.com 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 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:31:30 +0000 Chris Gill 17196 at http://www.guitarworld.com Fingerpicking Beatles: Learn Solo Guitar Arrangements for 30 Beatles Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs <!--paging_filter--><p><em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">Fingerpicking Beatles: Revised &amp; Expanded Edition</a></em> features 30 Beatles songs arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tab. </p> <p>The arrangements in this book are carefully written for intermediate-level guitarists. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one superb fingerpicking arrangement. The book also includes an easy introduction to basic fingerstyle guitar. </p> <p>The 30 songs include "Across the Universe," "All You Need Is Love," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Hey Jude," "In My Life," "Let It Be," "Michelle," "The Long and Winding Road," "Something," "Yellow Submarine," "Yesterday" and more.</p> <p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">The book is available now for $19.99 at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ms65JQTBCcQ" 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="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs#comments The Beatles News Features Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:29:34 +0000 Guitar World Staff 17202 at http://www.guitarworld.com Slayer's Kerry King and Tom Araya Talk Gear and Recording Guitars for 'Repentless' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/slayers-kerry-king-and-tom-araya-talk-gear-and-recording-guitars-repentless-video/25143 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today we bring you an exclusive clip of Slayer in the studio discussing their upcoming album, <em>Repentless.</em></p> <p>In this video, which is part of an ongoing "behind the scenes" series, Slayer's Kerry King and Tom Araya talk guitars, basses, amps and the recording process behind the new album, which will be released September 11 via <a href="http://www.nuclearblast.com/en/label/">Nuclear Blast Records.</a></p> <p>Expect to see plenty of Marshalls!</p> <p><em>Repentless,</em> the band's 11th studio album, is available for preorder (in a variety of formats) <a href="http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.no-label.html?records_per_page=90&amp;article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&amp;custom_keywords=Slayer%20Repentless&amp;custom_deliverable=f">right here.</a> You can check out the title track below (bottom video).</p> <p><strong>For all things Slayer, visit <a href="http://www.slayer.net/us/home">slayer.net.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7dPHf6nfllA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uivxr3O6rSE" 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="/slayer">Slayer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/slayers-kerry-king-and-tom-araya-talk-gear-and-recording-guitars-repentless-video/25143#comments Kerry King Slayer Tom Araya Videos News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:15:22 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25143 at http://www.guitarworld.com 1,000 Musicians Perform Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly" in Cesena, Italy — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-learn-fly-performed-1000-musicians-video/25141 <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a fascinating new (July 30) video that shows Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly" being performed—live—by 1,000 very excited musicians in Cesena, Italy.</p> <p>The video, which was shot July 26 and created by Fabio Zaffagnini and <a href="http://www.rockin1000.com/">Rockin'1000,</a> is part of an attempt to get Foo Fighters to perform in Cesena, which is in Emilia-Romagna (in the north east section of the country, not far from the Adriatic).</p> <p>“I guess this video is going to be seen by millions of people all over the world, but to be true it was conceived to be addressed just to five people: Chris, Pat, Nate, Taylor and Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters,” says Zaffagnini at the end of the clip. </p> <p>“You know, Italy is a country where dreams cannot easily come true, but it’s a land of passion and creativity. So what we did here is a huge miracle. I have been working on this f—king project for more than one year, waking up every morning thinking about how to make it real.</p> <p>“One thousand rockers that came from all over the nation at their own expenses … for one song, your song. So our call is to ask you the Foo Fighters to come play for us in Cesena.”</p> <p>The ball is in Dave Grohl’s court. We'll update you if or when we know more.</p> <p>BTW, "Learn to Fly" is from Foo Fighters' 1999 album, <em>There Is Nothing Left to Lose.</em> Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JozAmXo2bDE" 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="/foo-fighters">Foo Fighters</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-learn-fly-performed-1000-musicians-video/25141#comments Dave Grohl Foo Fighters Italy Rockin1000 Videos News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:13:18 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25141 at http://www.guitarworld.com Artist Captures James Hetfield, Joe Satriani, Slash and Others Shredding Without Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-captures-james-hetfield-joe-satriani-slash-others-shredding-without-their-guitars/25138 <!--paging_filter--><p>Brooklyn-based artist Fred Stesney has created a set of portraits of some of rock's most legendary six-string artists...without their guitars. </p> <p>You've probably seen the images Stesney modeled these drawings after, but you definitely haven't seen them like this. </p> <p>Says Stesney: </p> <p>"Guitar players can get away with making some funny faces and postures, but when you take away the six-stringed excuse, they look pretty silly."</p> <p><strong>Check out Stesney's drawings in the gallery below! And check out his other work at <a href="https://www.behance.net/fredstesney/">behance.net.</a></strong></p> <p><em>Remember to click on the "magnifying glass" symbol to take a closer look at each photo!</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="/joe-satriani">Joe Satriani</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/slash">Slash</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-captures-james-hetfield-joe-satriani-slash-others-shredding-without-their-guitars/25138#comments Angus Young Fred Stesney James Hetfield Joe Satriani Slash Galleries News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:34:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25138 at http://www.guitarworld.com Led Zeppelin Wrap Up Reissue Campaign with 'Presence,' 'In Through the Out Door' and 'Coda' http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-wraps-reissue-campaign-presence-through-out-door-and-coda/25139 <!--paging_filter--><p>Friday, July 31, Jimmy Page will officially wrap up his massive Led Zeppelin reissue campaign with the release of remastered and expanded versions of 1976's <em>Presence</em>, 1979's <em>In Through the Out Door</em> and 1982's <em>Coda</em>.</p> <p>Like the reissues of the band's previous LP's, each album will include a remastered copy of the original album, plus a second disc of previously unreleased music culled from the band members' vaults. </p> <p>Each release also will be available as a single album, a single vinyl LP, a deluxe double-LP, digital download and a super-deluxe box set that features the CDs, LPs, a download card, a 70-page book with previously unseen photos and memorabilia and a high-quality print of the album cover.</p> <p>You can check out a trailer for the updated version of <em>Coda</em> below.</p> <p>Here are the track listings for the deluxe editions' companion audio discs (the songs remain the same on the original LPs):</p> <p><strong><em>Presence</em> (Companion Audio)</strong></p> <p>01. "Two Ones Are Won" (Achilles Last Stand - Reference Mix)<br /> 02. "For Your Life" (Reference Mix)<br /> 03. "10 Ribs &amp; All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)" (Reference Mix)<br /> 04. "Royal Orleans" (Reference Mix)<br /> 05. "Hots On For Nowhere" (Reference Mix)</p> <p><strong><em>In Through The Out Door</em> (Companion Audio)</strong><br /> 01. "In The Evening" (Rough Mix)<br /> 02. "Southbound Piano" (South Bound Saurez - Rough Mix)<br /> 03. "Fool In The Rain" (Rough Mix)<br /> 04. "Hot Dog" (Rough Mix)<br /> 05. "The Epic" (Carouselambra - Rough Mix)<br /> 06. "The Hook" (All My Love - Rough Mix)<br /> 07. "Blot" (I'm Gonna Crawl - Rough Mix)</p> <p><strong><em>Coda</em> (Companion Audio)</strong></p> <p><strong>Disc One</strong></p> <p>01."We're Gonna Groove" (Alternate Mix)<br /> 02."If It Keeps On Raining" (When The Levee Breaks - Rough Mix)<br /> 03."Bonzo's Montreux" (Mix Construction In Progress)<br /> 04."Baby Come On Home"<br /> 05."Sugar Mama" ( Mix)<br /> 06. "Poor Tom" (Instrumental Mix)<br /> 07. "Travelling Riverside Blues" (BBC Session)<br /> 08. "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do"</p> <p><strong>Disc Two</strong></p> <p>01."Four Hands" (Four Sticks - Bombay Orchestra)<br /> 02."Friends" (Bombay Orchestra)<br /> 03."St. Tristan's Sword" (Rough Mix)<br /> 04."Desire" (The Wanton Song - Rough Mix)<br /> 05."Bring It On Home" (Rough Mix)<br /> 06."Walter's Walk" (Rough Mix)<br /> 07."Everybody Makes It Through" (In The Light - Rough Mix)</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1xkQX6GIys0" 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="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-wraps-reissue-campaign-presence-through-out-door-and-coda/25139#comments Led Zeppelin Videos News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:51:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25139 at http://www.guitarworld.com Trivium Premiere New Song, "Silence in the Snow," Announce New Album Details http://www.guitarworld.com/trivium-premiere-new-song-announce-new-album-details/25135 <!--paging_filter--><p>Trivium have premiered a new song and music video, titled "Silence in the Snow." </p> <p>They also have announced a new album, also titled <em>Silence in the Snow</em>. The album is set for an October 2 release via Roadrunner Records. </p> <p>"For those of you wondering, this song was written for <em>Shogun</em> and is basically almost the same as it was, so <em>Shogun</em> fans rejoice; didn’t like <em>Shogun</em>? You may not dig this," said frontman Matt Heafy. </p> <p>"But know that since I was 12, I wanted to be a great singer. I screamed because I couldn’t sing. I am proud and excited to finally be able to do what I love, the way I love."</p> <p>Check out the music video for "Silence in the Snow" below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments and on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PcIlZ3luYHc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/trivium-premiere-new-song-announce-new-album-details/25135#comments Trivium Videos News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:12:26 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25135 at http://www.guitarworld.com Faith No More Premiere Live "Superhero" Video http://www.guitarworld.com/faith-no-more-premeire-live-superhero-video/25136 <!--paging_filter--><p>Faith No More have posted a live video for the single “Superhero.”</p> <p>The track is from <em>Sol Invictus</em>, the band's first new studio album in 17 years. The video was shot May 8 at the Fillmore in Detroit.</p> <p>You can check out the video—and the band's upcoming tour dates—below. </p> <p><strong>Faith No More Tour Dates:</strong></p> <p>July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park +<br /> July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater +<br /> August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts +<br /> August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion +<br /> August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +<br /> August 5 New York, NY Theater at Madison Square Garden +<br /> August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum +<br /> August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal<br /> September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot<br /> September 8 Denver, CO Red Rock Amphitheatre<br /> September 11 Chicago, IL Riot Fest<br /> September 15 Guacima, Costa Rica Parque Viva<br /> September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center<br /> September 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park<br /> September 24 Sao Paulo, Brazil Anhembi Arena<br /> September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio<br /> September 28 Santiago, Chile Get Louder<br /> October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival</p> <p>North American support:<br /> + - Refused</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YX1YGMu9f-U" 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="/faith-no-more">Faith No More</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/faith-no-more-premeire-live-superhero-video/25136#comments Faith No More Videos News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:08:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25136 at http://www.guitarworld.com Electro-Harmonix 22500 Dual Stereo Looper Now Shipping — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-22500-dual-stereo-looper-now-shipping-demo-video/25134 <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has announced that its 22500 Dual Stereo Looper is now shipping. The company also has shared a demo video that shows off the pedal's many features. </p> <p>The 22500 Dual Stereo Looper is flexible, extensively featured pedal looper that allows for easy operation of two loops at the same time.</p> <p>It employs two high-quality, uncompressed audio tracks that can be played in parallel or series to enable the player to punch in and out harmonies and rhythms or use each loop as different sections of a song. </p> <p>For more information about Electro-Harmonix, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a> If you'd like more info on the 22500 in particular, you can check out Electro-Harmonix's <a href="http://www.newsensor.com/Manuals/22500-manual.pdf">official owner's manual</a> for the pedal. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/evGGPmJgchU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-22500-dual-stereo-looper-now-shipping-demo-video/25134#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:48:28 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25134 at http://www.guitarworld.com Iron Maiden Release 30 Seconds of New Music from 'The Book of Souls' http://www.guitarworld.com/iron-maiden-release-30-seconds-new-music-book-souls/25133 <!--paging_filter--><p>U.K. metal legends Iron Maiden have released 30 seconds' worth of music from their upcoming studio album, <em>The Book of Souls.</em> </p> <p>Check out the 30 seconds below and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook.</p> <p>Guitar fans should be happy—since it's basically 30 seconds of a probably-much-longer guitar solo. </p> <p>The album's first single will be available August 14. <em>The Book of Souls</em> will be released September 4, and you can <a href="http://ironmaiden.shop.musictoday.com/page/The-Book-of-Souls">pre-order it right here, right now.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CBDanCsgVkM" 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="/iron-maiden">Iron Maiden</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/iron-maiden-release-30-seconds-new-music-book-souls/25133#comments Iron Maiden song premiere The Book of Souls News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:34:01 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25133 at http://www.guitarworld.com Gary Clark Jr. Announces New Album, 'The Story of Sonny Boy Slim,' Headlining Tour http://www.guitarworld.com/gary-clark-jr-announces-new-album-story-sonny-boy-slim-headlining-tour/25132 <!--paging_filter--><p>Gary Clark Jr. has announced his second solo album, <em>The Story of Sonny Boy Slim</em>. </p> <p>The album, which is set for a September 11 release via Warner Bros., can be pre-ordered <a href="http://www.garyclarkjr.com/gcjsosbs/">right here.</a></p> <p>Pre-ordering the album gives you instant downloads of two new album tracks, "The Healing" and "Grinder."</p> <p><em>The Story of Sonny Boy Slim</em> was written, produced, arranged by Clark, who also plays most of the instruments, with assistance from his longtime live soundman, Bharath "Cheex" Ramanath, plus and Jason Sciba. </p> <p>Clark also has announced a fall/spring headlining tour that will take him to venues across the U.S. Every ticket purchased online for this tour will come with a standard digital download of <em>The Story of Sonny Boy Slim</em>. You can check out the tour dates below. </p> <p>Oct 31 Boston, MA H.O.B.<br /> Nov 1 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore<br /> Feb 18 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live<br /> Feb 19 Miami, FL The Fillmore<br /> Feb 20 Lake Buena Vista, FL H.O.B.<br /> Feb 21 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall<br /> Feb 23 Birmingham, AL Iron City<br /> Feb 24 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theater<br /> Feb 26 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium<br /> Feb 28 St. Louis, MO The Pageant<br /> Mar 1 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom<br /> Mar 4 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Ballroom<br /> Mar 6 Dallas, TX H.O.B.<br /> Mar 8 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls<br /> Mar 12 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl<br /> Mar 31 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater<br /> Apr 1 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater<br /> Apr 2 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue<br /> Apr 3 Omaha, NE Slowdown<br /> Apr 5 Denver, CO Ogden Theater<br /> Apr 8 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot<br /> Apr 9 Boise, ID Knitting Factory<br /> Apr 10 Seattle, WA Moore Theater<br /> Apr 12 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom<br /> Apr 14 Portland, OR Roseland Theater</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ydn6F4TRfeI" 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="/gary-clark-jr">Gary Clark Jr.</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/gary-clark-jr-announces-new-album-story-sonny-boy-slim-headlining-tour/25132#comments Gary Clark Jr. News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:22:12 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 25132 at http://www.guitarworld.com Synth City: 10 Classic Guitar Synth Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/synth-city-10-classic-guitar-synth-songs <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's an ode to a piece of gadgetry rarely heralded on GuitarWorld.com, something that has brought a whole new world of sounds to guitarists' fingertips: the guitar synthesizer, aka the guitar synth.</p> <p>A guitar synth is a synth module whose input device is a guitar instead of a keyboard. To quote Norm Leet from Roland's UK website, "The most important part of a guitar synth system is the divided—or hexaphonic—pickup, which allows each string to be treated individually and for the attached synth to be able to detect finger vibrato and string bending." </p> <p>At first these systems were farily sizable, taking up so much space that they had to be housed in specially designed guitars that were part of the entire synth system. Today's synth systems, however, are tiny things that can fit into pretty much any guitar.</p> <p>Modern systems send the pitch information as MIDI to allow you to control external modules or keyboards. This also means that pitch information can be recorded by a MIDI sequencer. </p> <p>Countless artists have dipped their toes into the world of guitar synths—everyone from Eric Clapton to Steve Hackett to Eric Johnson and Jeff Loomis—and some players made it a massive part of their sound, including Pat Metheny, Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew. Carlos Alomar even recorded an entire album for synth guitar—1990's <em>Dream Generator</em>. </p> <p>Here are 10 classic songs that feature guitar synths. They demonstrate at least some of the many dreamy, bizarre sounds (or "soundscapes," as some people like to say in this context), these devices can create.</p> <p>10. <strong>"Stranger In a Strange Land," Iron Maiden, <em>Somewhere in Time</em>, 1986</strong></p> <p>After completing a masterful trilogy of albums with 1984's <em>Powerslave</em>, Iron Maiden took a turn for the progressive, unleashing a barrage of synth guitars on their listeners with their sixth studio album, <em>Somewhere in Time</em>. </p> <p>Easing their fans into the idea, the album's first single, "Wasted Years," was the only track on the album to feature no synthesizers at all. Its follow-up, "Stranger in a Strange Land"—the tale of an Arctic explorer frozen and lost in time—featured Adrian Smith and Dave Murray's guitars processed through synth effects, giving their dual guitar attack a distinctive larger-than-life chorus sound.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ry42FHfz67A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 09. <strong>"Never Make You Cry," Eric Clapton, <em>Behind the Sun</em>, 1985</strong></p> <p>By the mid-'80s, the guitar synth was officially a bandwagon, and even ol' Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton, hopped on—if only briefly.</p> <p>Clapton used a Roland guitar synth to record "Never Make You Cry" from his successful 1985 album, <em>Behind the Sun</em>, which was co-produced by Phil Collins of Genesis (a major guitar synth band, especially during the <em>Duke</em> tour). </p> <p>It's only fitting that Clapton experimented with cutting-edge technology on <em>Behind the Sun</em>, the album that kicked off a period of slick commercial releases by the venerable guitarist, including 1986's <em>August</em> and 1989's <em>Journeyman</em>. </p> <p>Before its release, he had been coasting along on a series of rootsy, laidback, Band- and J.J. Cale-inspired albums, from 1974's <em>461 Ocean Boulevard</em> to 1983's <em>Money and Cigarettes</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E8nC6e4OI4w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 08. <strong>"Are You Going With Me?," Pat Metheny, <em>Offramp</em>, 1982</strong></p> <p>Over the decades, guitarist Pat Matheny has become closely associated with Roland guitar synths—especially the GR-300. But it all started with his 1982 album, <em>Offramp</em>, which featured his first documented use of the Roland GR-300.</p> <p>The album features the samba-based "Are You Going With Me?," which has since become a trademark Metheny song. Its lengthy, trancelike guitar solo is played on the Roland. Check it out below.</p> <p>Metheny still uses his GR-300, which has since been discontinued by the company.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qY8z1w1JzMs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 07. <strong>"Who's to Blame," Jimmy Page, <em>Death Wish II,</em> 1982</strong></p> <p>In 1981, former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was asked to compose and record the <em>Death Wish II</em> soundtrack by his neighbor, director Michael Winner. </p> <p>It was just what Page needed—an opportunity to start creating music again, now that John Bonham (and with him, Led Zeppelin) was gone.</p> <p>Page mirrored the film's moodiness and edginess with a slew of new devices, including the Roland GR-505 guitar synth and TR-808 Rhythm Composer. The guitar synth can be heard on the entire soundtrack album, which was recently re-released on JimmyPage.com in a "heavyweight vinyl package." Only 1,000 copies were made.</p> <p>Page continued experimenting with guitar synths and even appeared in several Roland print advertisements in the early to mid-'80s.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jF8X0t-Fllw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 06. <strong>"Venus Isle," Eric Johnson, <em>Venus Isle</em>, 1996</strong></p> <p>Texas guitar great Eric Johnson started dabbling with guitar synths in the late '80s, but he didn't seriously record with them until his 1996 album, <em>Venus Isle</em>, an album full of what he calls "extra textures." </p> <p>Johnson uses a Roland guitar synth to create those textures on several tracks, including "Mountain," "Battle We Have Won," "When the Sun Meets the Sky" and the title track, which you can check out below.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RypgfOTUNRI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 05. <strong>"Discipline," King Crimson, <em>Discipline</em>, 1981</strong></p> <p>If you were putting together a dream team of guitar synthists, you'd probably want King Crimson's Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew batting third and fourth in your lineup.</p> <p>The guitarists were among the most proficient guitar synth users of their generation, and Fripp continues to push the boundaries of synthetic sound with his mesmerizing Soundscapes shows.</p> <p>On King Crimson's <em>Discipline</em> album, Fripp and Belew made great and bountiful use of the Roland GR-300. On later albums, they moved into GR-700 territory.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_-dZNzXylVE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 04. <strong>"Racing in A," Steve Hackett, <em>Please Don't Touch,</em> 1978</strong></p> <p>The upbeat and catchy "Racing in A" is from Steve Hackett's <em>Please Don't Touch</em> album from 1978. </p> <p>It was the first solo album he recorded after leaving Genesis and his first album to feature his pioneering work with the Roland GR-500 guitar synth. </p> <p>"Racing in A" is a five-minute-long progressive-rock masterpiece that glides along for more than a minute with its almost-Yes-like rhythm before the vocals kick in (But Hackett keeps the spotlight squarely on the GR-500). </p> <p>As is the case with several other selections on this list, be sure to check out the entire <em>Please Don't Touch</em> album for more examples of Hackett's guitar synth work.</p> <p>By the way, that's Hackett's photo at the top of this page (and all the pages in this story). </p> <p><strong>NOTE: We've included a cool live performance of "Racing in A," plus (for the purists), the studio version.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NDIj1plyU04" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wkxk4IAmWvs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 03. <strong>"Turbo Lover," Judas Priest, <em>Turbo</em>, 1986</strong></p> <p>"Turbos were all the rage, the in-thing," said Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill of the mid-1980s. "I'd even bought a vacuum cleaner because it had the word 'turbo' on it!"</p> <p>Perhaps this obsession with the super-charged is what lead the boys in Priest to experiment with guitar synthesizers on their 1986 classic "Turbo Lover." </p> <p>Taken from the album <em>Turbo</em>—easily among the most divisive albums for diehard fans—the song featured a whole new sonic palette for the band, with guitarists K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton employing guitar synths and anything else they could get their hands on to give the song its distinctive futuristic, sci-fi feel.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DdwuxoSHsSo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 02. <strong>"Don't Stand So Close to Me," The Police, <em>Zenyattà Mondatta</em>, 1980</strong></p> <p>"Don't Stand So Close to Me," which appeared on The Police's 1980 <em>Zenyattà Mondatta</em> album, features Andy Summers jamming away on an early Roland synth (He had a few models during the band's heyday, including a GR-707).</p> <p>"After Sting had put the vocals on 'Don't Stand So Close To Me,' we looked for something to lift the middle of the song," Summers said in 1981. "I came up with a guitar synthesizer. It was the first time we'd used it. I felt it worked really well."</p> <p>"I was sort of known for [guitar synth] then, and I was in a pretty high-profile band," Summer said in a more recent interview for Roland. "I was trying to fill out two hours with a trio, trying to keep it interesting all the way. The Roland synths blended in quite well."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KNIZofPB8ZM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> 01. <strong>"Ashes to Ashes," David Bowie, <em>Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)</em>, 1980</strong></p> <p>It's Hammer time. Guitarist Chuck Hammer is an accomplished player and Emmy-nominated digital film composer who has recorded with Lou Reed, David Bowie and Guitarchitecture, to name just a few. </p> <p>But Hammer might be best known for his textural guitar synth work on "Ashes to Ashes" from Bowie's <em>Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)</em> album. Hammer used a Roland GR-500 with an Eventide Harmonizer to get the synthetic string sound that can be heard in the video below. He actually used four multi-tracked guitar synths, each one playing opposing chord inversions. Be sure to check out the rest of album, which features a healthy dose of Hammer.</p> <p><em>Rolling Stone</em> put Hammer in the category of "musical pioneers" along with guys like Robert Fripp and Allan Holdsworth.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YF_ESqYuhSQ" 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="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/iron-maiden">Iron Maiden</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/judas-priest">Judas Priest</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/eric-johnson">Eric Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/synth-city-10-classic-guitar-synth-songs#comments Adrian Belew Andy Summers David Bowie Iron Maiden Judas Priest King Crimson Robert Fripp Roland The Police Guitar World Lists News Features Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:51:10 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart 15794 at http://www.guitarworld.com Rush's Alex Lifeson Discusses His History with PRS Guitars, R40 Tour and More — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/rushs-alex-lifeson-discusses-his-history-prs-guitars-rushs-r40-tour-video/25130 <!--paging_filter--><p>Guitarist Alex Lifeson, one third of Canadian prog-rock legends Rush, recently sat down with the folks at PRS Guitars to discuss his history with the company and Rush's R40 tour in this exclusive video interview. </p> <p>You can check it out below. </p> <p>The R40 tour, which <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rush-announce-dates-for-likely-last-major-tour-of-this-magnitude-20150122/">just might be</a> the band's final major jaunt, wraps up Saturday in Los Angeles. </p> <p>For more about PRS Guitars, you can head on over to <a href="http://prsguitars.com/">their website.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1hRdXlksU6s" 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="/rush">Rush</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/rushs-alex-lifeson-discusses-his-history-prs-guitars-rushs-r40-tour-video/25130#comments Alex Lifeson PRS PRS Guitars Rush Videos News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:12:44 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25130 at http://www.guitarworld.com