News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all en How to Change the Speaker in a Guitar Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/how-change-speaker-guitar-amp-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Sometimes you just need to make a change! </p> <p>With that in mind, we asked our very own Paul Riario to create a video showing you how to change the speaker in your guitar amp.</p> <p>In the video below, which is presented by Celestion and <em>Guitar World</em>, Riario installs a Celestion G12 V-Type 70-Watt speaker into a Blackstar combo. </p> <p>You'll also notice Yngwie Malmsteen makes a brief appearance (which is starting to be normal around here)! Regardless, check out the clip and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook.</p> <p>For more information about Celestion speakers, check out <a href="http://celestion.com/">celestion.com</a>.</p> <p>And if you like this sort of thing, be sure to check out Riario's first feature film, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-guitar-worlds-guide-building-pedal-board">How to Build a Pedal Board,"</a> which features a brief appearance by Mick Mars. Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/u32N272kkD4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/how-change-speaker-guitar-amp-video#comments Celestion install Paul Riario Videos Amps News Gear Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21875 Orianthi Discusses Santana's 'Sacred Fire: Live in South America' — The Record That Changed My Life http://www.guitarworld.com/orianthi-discusses-santanas-sacred-fire-live-south-america-record-changed-my-life <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Orianthi chooses (and discusses) the record that changed her life.</em></p> <p><strong>Santana</strong><br /> <em>Sacred Fire: Live In South America</em> (1993)</p> <p>“There’s just so much wonderful soloing throughout that entire concert—really inspired soloing—and that inspired me to want to play electric guitar. I had been playing since I was six, but I was studying classical guitar and just strumming at that point. </p> <p>"When I was around 11, my dad took me to see Santana live, and then I got <em>Sacred Fire</em>, and everything changed for me. My dad is actually an amazing guitarist, and he always had an incredible record collection, which is how I discovered things like Jimi Hendrix and Santana. I’ll always be grateful for that.</p> <p>“Everything about that album and the concert, which I had on video tape, changed my life. The band was amazing; the energy of the crowd was incredible. It’s just a really special performance. I actually wore out the video from pausing it so many times because I was trying to learn all of his solos.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lPekBJ47BnM" 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="/orianthi">Orianthi</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/carlos-santana">Carlos Santana</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/orianthi-discusses-santanas-sacred-fire-live-south-america-record-changed-my-life#comments July 2014 Orianthi Santana The Record that Changed My Life Interviews News Features Magazine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:35:47 +0000 Orianthi http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21890 Crown the Empire Guitarist Bennett Vogelman's 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide — Warped Tour http://www.guitarworld.com/crown-empire-guitarist-bennett-vogelmans-2014-summer-tour-survival-guide-warped-tour <!--paging_filter--><p><em>In this new feature from the August 2014 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>, the guitarists of Avenged Sevenfold, Morbid Angel, Trivium and other metal acts tell how they'll beat the heat and tame the crowds on the season's biggest tours.</em></p> <p><strong><em>TODAY: Crown the Empire Guitarist Bennett Vogelman — WARPED TOUR</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Your sweatiest concert ever?</strong></p> <p>The sweatiest concert we ever played was at the Speak Easy Lounge in Lake Worth, Florida, on our first headlining tour. It was so hot, you could literally see everyone’s perspiration in the air. We walked into the venue before our set and within maybe 30 seconds, we were completely drenched in sweat. By the end of the set, all of us could barely breathe.</p> <p><strong>Tips for playing in extreme heat?</strong></p> <p>The obvious one is to make sure that you have water onstage for each person. Wear short sleeves, and depending on how hot it is, you might want to tone down how intense you play onstage—which is something we never do.</p> <p><strong>One item you’ll carry with you at all times this summer?</strong></p> <p>My phone and a water bottle. That’s about it.</p> <p><strong>Considerations when playing an outdoor show versus an indoor show?</strong></p> <p>Basically, the deal with outdoor shows is there are no lights in the afternoon, so you have to make up for it with how you interact with the crowd. You also have to account for any weather that you might encounter, like rain, lightning, thunder, wind and dust storms. Plus, with some outdoor shows, you’re really far away from the crowd because of the barricade, which makes it a little hard to get up close and personal with the fans.</p> <p><strong>Primary gear you’ll be playing this summer?</strong></p> <p>Right now we’re actually looking into switching over to running things all digital. We'll have a computer that runs a standalone guitar plug-in—probably Line 6’s POD Farm—that emulates a guitar tone very similar to the one used on the actual song.</p> <p><strong>Tips for winning over a tough crowd?</strong></p> <p>That’s tricky. We’ve had our fair share of tough crowds over the last few years, and it’s really a different animal every time. What we normally do is make sure we’re confident. We’re at that show playing it for a reason, and understanding that helps keep our morale high, even when the crowd sounds like crickets chirping. We talk to the crowd and tell them we need to see more action and then make sure we give it our all so the crowd sees we’re not just fucking around up there. </p> <p><strong>Highlight of your band’s set list?</strong></p> <p>For me, it’s either playing “Makeshift Chemistry,” which has a lot of energy to it, or doing our “wall of death" during “Children of Love.”</p> <p><strong>Advice for a band just starting to play live?</strong></p> <p>The most important thing for me is making sure you’re playing your parts as solidly as you can. We do a lot of choreography live, and we’ve had to learn how to play and move around aggressively at the same time. Play the songs correctly first, go crazy second.</p> <p>Check out the video for "Makeshift Chemistry" here: </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PoMJ0VkGG1c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/crown-empire-guitarist-bennett-vogelmans-2014-summer-tour-survival-guide-warped-tour#comments 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide August 2014 Bennett Vogelman Crown the Empire Interviews News Features Magazine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:25:55 +0000 Jeff Kitts http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21712 Miss May I Guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe's 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide — Mayhem Fest http://www.guitarworld.com/miss-may-i-guitarist-justin-aufdemkampes-2014-summer-tour-survival-guide-mayhem-fest <!--paging_filter--><p><em>In this new feature from the August 2014 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>, the guitarists of Avenged Sevenfold, Morbid Angel, Trivium and other metal acts tell how they'll beat the heat and tame the crowds on the season's biggest tours.</em></p> <p><strong><em>TODAY: Miss May I Guitarist Justin Audemkampfe — MAYHEM FEST</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Your sweatiest concert ever?</strong></p> <p>It was in Louisville, Kentucky, at this place called Uncle Pleasant’s, back in 2010. The show was amazing and there were a lot of people inside this small place, so the combination of the heat outside, the heat coming off people inside, the lights, and the fact that the ceilings were eight feet high just trapped the heat. I specifically remember, about mid set, I was so hot that I thought I might pass out. I ran out of water about halfway through playing, so I just had to tough it out. After we played the last note, I darted for the back door. I was beyond dizzy at that point and getting outside was such a godsend.</p> <p><strong>Tips for playing in extreme heat?</strong></p> <p>Sometimes when it’s really humid outside and there’s a lot of condensation, wrapping your in-ear monitor pack and guitar wireless pack in plastic can help protect them from moisture. If those things go out, I can’t hear what I’m playing or my guitar signal will go out.</p> <p><strong>One item you’ll carry with you at all times this summer?</strong></p> <p>Sunglasses. I get headaches if I squint for too long. The combination of a headache and being dehydrated is the worst feeling, so sunglasses and a water bottle are a must in the summer heat. </p> <p><strong>Considerations when playing an outdoor show versus an indoor show?</strong></p> <p>One of the biggest problems I ran into playing on Warped in 2011 and 2012 was the dust getting into my gear. I really like my guitar rig and guitars to be clean. Almost every day there was some sort of dirt on both of them, and it’s something you cannot help. The wind carries it, and it can be a real pain in the ass for you or your tech. </p> <p><strong>Primary gear you’ll be playing this summer?</strong></p> <p>I recently started playing EVH 5150 III heads, which I’m falling in love with more and more with every tour that passes. I’ll be running a pretty standard pedal setup at the front of the stage as well: a Boss TU-3 tuner into a Maxon OD808 Overdrive pedal to an ISP Decimator noise-reduction pedal and after that to a Boss DD-7 Digital Delay. All of these are in my guitar chain and run straight into my head. We’ll be using Orange cabs too. We’ve been using them for a couple of years, and they’re really the only things in my rig that have stayed the same. As far as guitars, I’ll be using the Charvel San Dimas Style guitars for all of the festivals this summer. </p> <p><strong>Tips for winning over a tough crowd?</strong></p> <p>Sometimes it’s as simple as one song or one thing your singer says between songs that gets a crowd going. When I went to shows as a kid, it always made me more comfortable when I saw the guitarist moving around onstage. It let me know that I could just let loose and have a good time. So now, at every show, I give my all for the fans that have paid to see our band play, but even when playing in front of the worst crowds, I try to move around as much as possible. Playing in front of a bad crowd actually fuels me. </p> <p><strong>Highlight of your band’s set list?</strong></p> <p>My favorite songs to play are “Hey Mister,” “Refuse to Believe,” “Our Kings,” “Relentless Chaos” and “Echoes.”</p> <p><strong>Advice for a band just starting to play live?</strong></p> <p>Just go up there and have as much fun as possible. I was so nervous at Miss May I’s first show seven years ago, which was also my first show. I kept thinking, Do I remember my parts? What am I going to look like in front of people? Am I going to mess up? I ended up having one of the best experiences of my life. When I walked offstage, I said to myself, I could do this for the rest of my life. </p> <p>Check out the video for "Hey Mister" here: </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZUaQtfnMzdw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Photo: Julien Esteban Pretel</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/miss-may-i-guitarist-justin-aufdemkampes-2014-summer-tour-survival-guide-mayhem-fest#comments 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide August 2014 Justin Audemkampfe Miss May I Interviews News Features Magazine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:18:16 +0000 Jeff Kitts http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21717 John Petrucci of Dream Theater Discusses Rush's '2112' — The Record That Changed My Life http://www.guitarworld.com/john-petrucci-dream-theater-discusses-rushs-2112-record-changed-my-life <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life.</em></p> <p><strong>Rush</strong><br /> <em>2112</em> (1976)</p> <p>“If I had to pick a favorite band of all time, it would be Rush. </p> <p>"As a teenager, I was already familiar with the group and its albums like <em>Moving Pictures</em> and <em>Signals</em>. But once I discovered <em>2112</em>, it opened me up to this whole concept that rock music could be bigger than just a tune—that it could be used as a vehicle to tell a story or to transport you to some other world. </p> <p>"The idea of a big piece like that being broken down into numbered sections like they were chapters in a book was just unbelievable to me, and it’s a technique that I continue to use to this day.</p> <p>“I have so much respect for [Rush drummer] Neil Peart, especially as a lyricist. And <em>2112</em> was the first time I heard something where, lyrically, it didn’t have to just be about the typical rock and roll topics, that it could be about something more heady or esoteric, something that makes you think. That really influenced me as a lyricist.</p> <p>“I was also blown away by how a three-piece band could sound so majestic and huge and play in a style that’s inherently rock and roll yet still pushes the boundaries of what they’re doing musically—this idea of being experimental, using different time signatures and not really being concerned about song length and traditional constraints. I can’t tell you how huge of an impact that had on me. <em>2112</em> basically set the course for my musical career and how I approached Dream Theater.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QnATFkU-we8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-petrucci">John Petrucci</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dream-theater">Dream Theater</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/rush">Rush</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/john-petrucci-dream-theater-discusses-rushs-2112-record-changed-my-life#comments Dream Theater John Petrucci July 2014 Rush The Record that Changed My Life Interviews News Features Magazine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:04:35 +0000 John Petrucci http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21897 Aristides 060 "Arium" Guitar — Demo Video with Ola Englund http://www.guitarworld.com/aristides-060-arium-guitar-demo-video-ola-englund <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com has posted several stories over the years about Aristides guitars, which are made out of something called "arium."</p> <p>Arium is a new material designed by Poort Artistides and Delft University in the Netherlands.</p> <p>While we don't know a lot about it, we know Aristides' arium guitars are formed in a mold. Arium has no fiber structure, which allows it to vibrate three-dimensionally, increasing an instrument's sustain and volume. Arium doesn't contain water, so it is more stable and requires less maintenance.</p> <p>According to Aristides, by creating a one-piece constructed guitars using arium, sound waves can resonate throughout the instrument without disruption.</p> <p>Anyway, although we have posted photo galleries of Aristides guitars (including <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/aristides-introduces-seven-string-guitar-made-arium">THIS ONE</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/aristides-introduces-bass-guitars-made-arium">THIS ONE</a>), we've never posted a high-quality demo video showing the guitar in action.</p> <p>Until now, that is. In this new clip, guitarist Ola Englund demos Aristides' 060 model. As always, check it out and let us know what you think on Facebook or in the comments below!</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.aristidesinstruments.com/">aristidesinstruments.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0PHKPKH6c9s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/aristides-060-arium-guitar-demo-video-ola-englund#comments Aristides Ola Englund Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:22:41 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21913 Guitar World's Top 50 Guitar Albums of the Eighties http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-top-50-guitar-albums-eighties <!--paging_filter--><p>In early 1990, the editors of <em>Guitar World</em> magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties.</p> <p>In the photo gallery below, you can see what they came up with! </p> <p>The albums are listed in order, from "killer" to "jaw-droppingly awesome." Or from 50 to 1, depending on your perspective. </p> <p>Please note that there are actually 51 albums in the gallery (There was a tie somewhere along the way).</p> <p>Don't agree with the vintage editors' vintage choices? As always, let your voice be heard! Share your opinion in the comments below or on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook!</a></p> <p>Head back to the ... past!</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-top-50-guitar-albums-eighties#comments GW Archive Guitar World Lists Galleries News Features Magazine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:05:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/13083 Joe Bonamassa Releases Trailer for New Album, 'Different Shades of Blue' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-bonamassa-releases-trailer-new-album-different-shades-blue-video <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-bonamassa-premieres-different-shades-blue-music-video">As we announced last week</a>, Joe Bonamassa will be releasing his 16th album, <em>Different Shades of Blue</em>, September 23 through J&amp;R Adventures.</p> <p>Now the singer/guitarist has released a preview video — often known as an EPK (electronic press kit) — for the new album. You can check out the entire seven-and-a-half-minute trailer below. In the clip, Bonamassa previews several of the tracks, discusses the recording process and more.</p> <p>This is Bonamassa’s first studio album in two years and the first in his career to be made up entirely of original material. As always, gear lovers get to see a nice selection of Bonamassa's guitars, including a few sweet Gibson Les Pauls!</p> <p>Check out the trailer below. Right below that, you'll find the first official music video from the album; it's the title track, "Different Shades of Blue." Enjoy both!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uj2aikMFyLg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Z3_GOk36JD0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-bonamassa-releases-trailer-new-album-different-shades-blue-video#comments Joe Bonamassa Videos News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:02 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21912 Bailiff Premiere New Song, "Golden Hour" — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/bailiff-premiere-new-song-golden-hour-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "'Golden Hour," a new song by Bailiff. The track is from the band's upcoming EP, <em>Remise II</em>, which will be released October 7. </p> <p>"'Golden Hour" came together quite rapidly one night in our rehearsal room attic in Chicago," says Josh Siegel (guitar/vocals). </p> <p>"Owen and Ren had a drum and bass idea that they locked into while I plunked around on the guitar. I had a cheap guitar I mainly used for playing slide, but that night I picked it up and started experimenting without a slide for the first time. The guitar had all six strings tuned to a B note. </p> <p>"I made up that tuning one night but later read that Lou Reed used to do that to his guitars. It sounded like a group of slightly out-of-tune violins, and the tuning forced me to get crafty with how I moved around on the neck. We found some ideas for a verse and a chorus and then took a break to think out a pre-chorus and bridge so that we could demo it. The guitar parts mirror the vocal melodies throughout most of the song. </p> <p>"We are a trio but we love the sound of a big gang of singers chanting a melody, so I used the guitar part to mimic that sound. Our producer told us we needed a real uptempo track to contrast the more somber song that we'd already written for the <em>Remise II</em> EP, so we made a point to keep 'Golden Hour' brisk and heavy. I'd read somewhere that the term 'Golden Hour' refers to the small window of time you've got after a major injury to get medical help. I talked with Owen about having that phrase stuck in my head and we sat down later in the week and collaborated on the lyrics to finish this one up."</p> <p>For more about Bailliff, visit <a href="http://bailiffmusic.com/">bailiffmusic.com</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/120174240%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-QDu58&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> http://www.guitarworld.com/bailiff-premiere-new-song-golden-hour-exclusive#comments Bailiff News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:06:10 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21911 Peavey to Unveil New 'Star Wars' Guitars at Comic-Con http://www.guitarworld.com/peavey-unveil-new-star-wars-guitars-comic-con <!--paging_filter--><p>Peavey Electronics has released a line of licensed guitars and accessories adorned with graphics based on <em>Star Wars</em>.</p> <p>The products will be unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>“Star Wars is a giant in the world of film, TV and video games, and the same can be said of Peavey in the music industry — so this collaboration just makes sense,” says Peavey’s Tony Moscal. “I can’t wait for movie fans and musicians to see what we’ve come up with.”</p> <p>Peavey’s line of <em>Star Wars</em> products is perfect for musicians and collectors alike. The products include full-size Rockmaster electric guitars, three-quarter size Rockmaster electric guitars, half-size acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories. </p> <p>The line will be on display at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, at Peavey’s booth (2913-P) in the <em>Star Wars</em> pavilion. Peavey’s regular line of <em>Star Wars</em> products will be available for purchase, in addition to two exclusive light side/dark side collector model guitars. Only 50 guitars have been created for each of these exclusive collector models.</p> <p>With a basswood body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard, Peavey’s Rockmaster guitars provide excellent balance, playability and tone, and feature <em>Star Wars</em> characters in a high gloss finish. A three-quarter size student model of the Rockmaster electric guitar is also available, and both guitars come with cable and picks.</p> <p>Ideal for starter musicians, Peavey’s half-size acoustic guitars are made of genuine wood with steel strings. The guitars include a removable headstock cover with matching graphics that protects fingers from string ends, and come with Peavey picks and a strap. Scenes from the <em>Star Wars</em> films are featured on the instruments in high gloss finish. </p> <p>Also suitable for players of all ages or collectors, the line of products includes 20-inch ukuleles decorated with Star Wars characters. Made of genuine wood and featuring a high gloss finish, the instruments have easy-to-play nylon strings and locking tuning pegs which help to keep the instrument in tune.</p> <p>In addition to guitars, Peavey is producing a selection of <em>Star Wars</em>-themed straps and picks. To learn more about Peavey, visit <a href="http://peavey.com/">peavey.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/peavey-unveil-new-star-wars-guitars-comic-con#comments Peavey Electronics Star Wars Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:34:43 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21910 Whitechapel's Zach Householder Discusses and Demos DiMarzio D Activator 7 Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/whitechapels-zach-householder-discusses-and-demos-dimarzio-d-activator-7-pickups-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the just-posted video below, Whitechapel guitarist Zach Householder plays and discusses his DiMarzio D Activator 7 Bridge and D Activator 7 Neck pickups. </p> <p>Both pickups happen to live in his ESP signature-model guitar.</p> <p>In the clip, Householder also discusses the new Whitechapel album, <em>Our Endless War.</em></p> <p>For more about DiMarzio, visit <a href="http://www.dimarzio.com/">dimarzio.com.</a> For more about Whitechapel, check out <a href="http://www.whitechapelband.com/">whitechapelband.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/25fRkgt50JY" 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="/whitechapel">Whitechapel</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/whitechapels-zach-householder-discusses-and-demos-dimarzio-d-activator-7-pickups-video#comments DiMarzio Whitechapel Zach Householder Videos News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21760 Homemade Crazy Premiere New Song, "Cumulo Nimbus" — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/homemade-crazy-premiere-new-song-cumulo-nimbus-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Cumulo Nimbus," a new song by Nebraska's own Homemade Crazy.</p> <p>The track is from the band's upcoming album, <em>Synergy</em>, which will be released August 19. </p> <p>The album's 11 tracks are a mix of indie, punk, pop and blues elements with a twist of synth. Their approach to music, especially their live show, is to translate their love and joy of music combined with sharing their own individual stories through their songs. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://homemadecrazy.com/">homemadecrazy.com.</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/158991191%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-tTYcb&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> http://www.guitarworld.com/homemade-crazy-premiere-new-song-cumulo-nimbus-exclusive#comments Homemade Crazy News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:01 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21909 Slash Shows You How to Play Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" — Video Lesson http://www.guitarworld.com/video-lesson-slash-shows-you-how-play-guns-n-roses-paradise-city <!--paging_filter--><p>Around the release of his eponymous debut solo album, Slash took the time out to show us how to play some of his favorite riffs, both new and old. </p> <p>In the <em>Guitar World</em> video below, Slash talks about writing the classic Guns N' Roses tune "Paradise City." He also shows you how to play the key parts of the <em>Appetite for Destruction</em> track.</p> <p>Slash's new studio album — which is still without a title at this point — will be released later this year. You can watch Slash at work on the new album (courtesy of Ernie Ball) <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-slash-and-myles-kennedy-studio-ernie-balls-real-reel-slash-volume-7">right here,</a> in a series of seven behind-the-scenes videos.</p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1510754330001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="365" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1510754330001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p> Photo: Robert John</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="/slash">Slash</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/guns-n039-roses">Guns N&#039; Roses</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-lesson-slash-shows-you-how-play-guns-n-roses-paradise-city#comments Guns N' Roses May 2010 Slash Videos News Lessons Magazine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:49:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/15012 DVD Combo Pack — 'Talkin' Blues' Parts 1 and 2 — on Sale at Guitar World Online Store http://www.guitarworld.com/dvd-combo-pack-talkin-blues-parts-1-and-2-sale-guitar-world-online-store <!--paging_filter--><p>The <em>Talkin' Blues</em> DVD Combo Pack is <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/talkin-blues-dvd-combo-pack/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TalkinBluesCombo">available now at the Guitar World Online Store</a> for a special sale price — $24.95 (down from $29.98)!</p> <p>Get both <em>Talkin' Blues</em> DVDs from Keith Wyatt in this special combo offer! That's four hours of in-depth video lessons on essential blues elements and guitar-playing techniques.</p> <p>Don't miss out on this amazing blues tutorial at a great price!</p> <p><strong><em>Talkin' Blues</em> DVD Part 1:</strong></p> <p> Precision string bending<br /> Low-register phrasing for musical effect<br /> How to use fills effectively<br /> Chicken-pickin' phrases for a funky feel<br /> How to bring your licks to life with accented notes<br /> Jazz-blues techniques:extensions, alterations and substitutions<br /> How to make licks groove with swinging eighth notes</p> <p><strong><em>Talkin' Blues</em> DVD Part 2:</strong></p> <p> "Street Jazz" chord extensions and alterations<br /> Soloing over chord substitutions<br /> How to play like Blink Blake and Charlie Christian<br /> How to match the solo to the song<br /> "Dead thumb (or pick)" technique<br /> Conversational phrasing<br /> Sixth and ninth chords<br /> The New Orleans sound</p> <p>Your instructor: For more than 35 years, Wyatt has been active as a guitarist and educator specializing in American music. He is a prolific author of books, instructional videos and columns on subjects ranging from theory and ear training to beginning guitar methods and blues and "roots" styles. Since 1978, Keith has been an instructor at the world-famous Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Director of Curriculum. Since 1996, he has been touring internationally and recording with LA's legendary Blasters. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/talkin-blues-dvd-combo-pack/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TalkinBluesCombo">This combo pack is available now at the Guitar World Online Store!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/dvd-combo-pack-talkin-blues-parts-1-and-2-sale-guitar-world-online-store#comments News Features Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:40:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21855 Metallica's Kirk Hammett to Debut Zombie Action Figure at Comic-Con in San Diego http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-kirk-hammett-debut-zombie-action-figure-comic-con-san-diego <!--paging_filter--><p>Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's love for horror films is well known. Now Hammett's company, Kirk von Hammett Toys, has announced a zombie action figure molded in his likeness. </p> <p>The figure will be released at the San Diego Comic-Con later this month. Only 300 of the toys are being produced as an exclusive item, in support of the Nuclear Blast USA record label. </p> <p>The figure goes on sale 1 to 2 p.m. July 25 and 2 to 3 p.m. July 26 at the Nuclear Blast USA booth at San Diego's Comic-Con. Hammett will be on hand to autograph each toy sold. </p> <p>For info about Comic-Con, <a href="http://www.comic-con.org/cci">head in this general direction.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-kirk-hammett-debut-zombie-action-figure-comic-con-san-diego#comments Comic-Con Kirk Hammett Metallica zombies News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:40:51 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21818