News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all en Doug Aldrich Shreds His Ass Off with Dio — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/doug-aldrich-shreds-his-ass-dio-video <!--paging_filter--><p>You're on tour with Dio during the 2005 Holy Diver Live tour, and the band is approaching the closing bits of "Shame on the Night."</p> <p>Before he disappears from the stage, your bossman, Ronnie James Dio, screams your name and points you out, meaning it's your time to own the stage and melt the faces of the unsuspecting audience.</p> <p>What do you do?</p> <p>Well, here's what Doug Aldrich did — and it's freakin' awesome.</p> <p>Dio + Doug Aldrich + a Goldtop Gibson Les Paul + Marshall stacks + a Dunlop wah pedal ... what could be better?</p> <p>If this footage looks particularly professional (and familiar), it's from the 2006 <em>Holy Diver — Live</em> DVD. As always, enjoy! And please tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WxicB0bll3I" 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="/dio">Dio</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/doug-aldrich-shreds-his-ass-dio-video#comments Dio Doug Aldrich Ronnie James Dio Videos News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:59:13 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22055 Guide to the Songs and Instruments Featured on The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' Album http://www.guitarworld.com/guide-songs-and-instruments-featured-beatles-hard-days-night-album <!--paging_filter--><p>There was no mania quite as manic as Beatlemania, and it was at its undisputed height in 1964. </p> <p>In February, the Beatles had conquered the United States, the birthplace of their rock and roll idols, appearing twice on the Ed Sullivan Show and performing pandemonium-inducing shows at the Washington Coliseum and Carnegie Hall. </p> <p>In early April, they owned the top five spots on the Billboard singles charts. To top it all off, they were about to become film stars, and they needed an album — their third — to coincide with the film’s release.</p> <p>Titled <em>A Hard Day’s Night</em>, a 90-minute black-and-white comedy presented a typical day in the life of the Beatles, and took about 50 days to shoot — from March 2 to April 24. Producer Walter Shenson asked the band for “six or seven” songs for the film (It wound up being seven), a mixed bag of ballads and up-tempo numbers. Of course, they’d need twice that number of songs for a full album.</p> <p>“There were times when we honestly thought we’d never get the time to write all the material,” Lennon said. “But we managed to get a couple of [songs] finished while we were in Paris.” While sessions for <em>A Hard Day’s Night</em> started in earnest at Abbey Road Studio Two on February 25 with Lennon’s “You Can’t Do That,” McCartney’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” was recorded January 29 at Pathé Marconi Studios in Paris. </p> <p>The song, a bouncy, jazzy minor blues in C with an eight-bar major chorus, was finished in four takes after notable evolution from the first take to the last. It features a catchy, double-tracked solo break by Harrison, who employs his Gretsch Country Gentleman and his new toy, a 1963 Rickenbacker 360-12, which was overdubbed when he acquired the guitar in February.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SMwZsFKIXa8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Back at Studio Two, Harrison’s 12-string Rickenbacker was put to work on several songs, including “You Can’t Do That,” “I Should Have Known Better,” “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You” and the album’s stunning title track. The jangly 12-string Rickenbacker heralded the dawn of a new Beatles sound for 1964 — as if the chart-topping Fabs needed to reinvent themselves — and influenced a host of other guitarists, most notably Pete Townshend of the Who and Jim McGuinn of the Byrds.</p> <p>In addition to the Rickenbacker 360-12 and Gretsch Country Gentleman, Harrison used his Gibson J-160E and a nylon-stringed José Ramírez Guitarra de Estudio guitar, which he’d probably purchased at a guitar shop in Rathbone Place, London, where imported guitars were among the specialties.</p> <p>Lennon alternated between his own Gibson J-160E, which he and Harrison had bought together in Liverpool in 1962, and his new black, or Jetglo, 1964 Rickenbacker 325 Capri. Lennon received the new guitar while the Beatles were resting in Miami, Florida, in mid-February. It had been sent directly to the Beatles’ hotel from Rickenbacker in California.</p> <p>Lennon’s first appearance with the new Capri was on February 15 during rehearsals for their next appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. When the band rehearsed the day before, Lennon was using his 1958 Capri — but that would be the last public appearance of that guitar in Lennon’s hands. The 1964 model (serial number DB122) had a thinner body than the 1958, a slightly smaller headstock with a white Rickenbacker nameplate, and a Rickenbacker Ac’cent vibrato unit. McCartney played his 1963 Hofner 500/1 bass. Lennon and Harrison played through two Vox AC50 amps while McCartney favored a hefty Vox AC100.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Nm4YlZ3oYsQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The quick evolution of songs was common during this period, as evidenced by the progress of McCartney’s gentle ballad “And I Love Her” over the course of three days. As can be heard on <em>Anthology 1</em>, the band originally attempted this tune with their typical <em>A Hard Day’s Night</em> setup — McCartney on his Hofner 500/1 bass, Lennon on his Gibson J-160E acoustic, Harrison on his 12-string Rickenbacker and Starr on drums, including heavy use of the floor tom for accents. Not until the second take from the third day of sessions did they nail this tune — with Harrison switching to his Ramírez Spanish guitar and Ringo forgoing the drums altogether by playing bongos and claves, another first for the band.</p> <p>Recording of the movie songs chugged along at Studio Two throughout the winter, including Lennon’s ballad, “If I Fell.” With its intricate chord structure and complex harmonies sung by Lennon and McCartney — recorded together at one microphone — the song was completed in 15 takes, all on February 27. </p> <p>It is noted for being the most chord-intensive song the band had recorded so far, with changes taking place with almost every note sung, and also for its inclusion of a rare studio error: McCartney’s cracking voice on the second verse, at the end of the line “would be sad if our new love was in vain” (stereo mix only).</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kPKYPI1jjdg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>A Hard Day’s Night</em> was the first Beatles album to contain only original songs, all of which are credited to Lennon/McCartney, and the only Beatles album on which Lennon is the dominant songwriter, having written 10 of the 13 songs. McCartney wrote “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “And I Love Her” and “Things We Said Today.” </p> <p>Whether you’re talking about the film, the album or the song, <em>A Hard Day’s Night</em> was another massive hit that further fueled the fire of Beatlemania.</p> <p><strong>A HARD DAY'S NIGHT: EXTRA FACTS</strong></p> <p><strong>Recorded:</strong> January 29, February 25–27, March 1, April 16 and June 1 &amp; 2, 1964</p> <p><strong>Location:</strong> Abbey Road Studio Two and EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris</p> <p><strong>Released:</strong> July 10, 1964</p> <p><strong>Track Listing:</strong></p> <p>A Hard Day’s Night<br /> I Should Have Known Better<br /> If I Fell<br /> I’m Happy Just to Dance with You<br /> And I Love Her<br /> Tell Me Why<br /> Can’t Buy Me Love<br /> Any Time at All<br /> I’ll Cry Instead<br /> Things We Said Today<br /> When I Get Home<br /> You Can’t Do That<br /> I’ll Be Back</p> <p><strong>Related Singles and EPs:</strong> “Can’t Buy Me Love” / “You Can’t Do That” (released March 20, 1964, Parlophone); “A Hard Day’s Night” / “Things We Said Today” (released July 10, 1964, Parlophone); <em>Long Tall Sally</em> EP, featuring “Long Tall Sally,” “I Call Your Name,” “Slow Down” and “Matchbox” (released June 19, 1964) </p> <p><strong>Yeah, Yeah …</strong></p> <p><em>"I'll Cry Instead"</em>: This catchy Lennon song, recorded in two parts on June 1 and edited together, rarely gets credit for being one of the first country-rock songs. </p> <p><strong>… No</strong></p> <p><em>"I Should Have Known Better":</em> Lyrically and musically, this is one of the band's least-distinguished songs of the period, and its ultra-simple-even-for-1964 12-string Rickenbacker solo represents a wasted opportunity.</p> <p><em>Damian Fanelli is the online managing editor at </em>Guitar World<em>.</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="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/paul-mccartney">Paul McCartney</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-lennon">John Lennon</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/george-harrison">George Harrison</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guide-songs-and-instruments-featured-beatles-hard-days-night-album#comments 2011 Damian Fanelli George Harrison GWLinotte Holiday 2011 John Lennon Paul McCartney Ringo Starr The Beatles Holiday News Features Magazine Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:54:33 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/14135 Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler Arrested for Assault and Vandalism in California http://www.guitarworld.com/black-sabbath-bassist-geezer-butler-arrested-assault-and-vandalism-california <!--paging_filter--><p>Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler was arrested Tuesday night after getting into a bar brawl in California's Death Valley National Park, according to a police statement. </p> <p>Officers from the Inyo County Sheriff's Office arrested the 65-year-old bassist for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism. The altercation took place at the <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/corkscrew-saloon-death-valley">Corkscrew Saloon in Furnace Creek Ranch.</a></p> <p>"After the Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses, it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation, resulting in an individual being struck and a broken window," Inyo County police said in a statement.</p> <p>Butler was booked into the county jail and was later released after "detox and citation."</p> <p>According to <em>Rolling Stone,</em> a representative for Butler wasn't immediately available for comment.</p> <p><strong>Butler and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi appear on the cover of the new March 2015 issue of <em>Guitar World</em> magazine, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-march-15-black-sabbath">which is already available at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> <p>Last year, Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne said the band hoped to begin writing sessions for a new album around this time and promised at least one more set of live dates. "We're going to do one more album and a final tour," he told <em>Metal Hammer.</em> "I said [to my wife], 'Sharon, I ain't fucking 21 anymore. If we're going to do [it], I want to do it before I'm 70. Time isn't on our side.'"</p> <p>Stay tuned for more info!</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-29%20at%2010.15.18%20AM.png" width="620" height="812" alt="Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 10.15.18 AM.png" /></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="/black-sabbath">Black Sabbath</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/black-sabbath-bassist-geezer-butler-arrested-assault-and-vandalism-california#comments Black Sabbath Geezer Butler News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:17:16 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23386 2015 Guitar World Review Guide: Gear Year in Review, with Playboy's Jaclyn Swedberg, Raquel Pomplun and Pamela Horton http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-review-guide-gear-year-review-playboys-jaclyn-swedberg-raquel-pomplun-and-pamela-horton <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/guitar-world-2015-guitar-review-guide-1/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=ReviewGuide15"></a></p> <p><em>Guitar World</em>'s 2015 Guitar Review Guide is <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/guitar-world-2015-guitar-review-guide-1/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=ReviewGuide15">available now for $7.99!</a></p> <p>The 2015 review guide includes the top picks of the year's best gear, modeled by <em>Playboy</em> Playmates Jaclyn Swedberg, Raquel Pomplun and Pamela Horton. The issue also features the hottest new gear for this holiday season: electrics, recording gear, acoustics, basses, effects, amps, holiday gift ideas, stocking stuffers and more! Plus a special 2015 sneak preview to help you stay current.</p> <p><strong>Sections Include:</strong></p> <p><strong> Electric Guitars</strong> - Whether you like them curvy, slim, big or thick, you'll find just the thing to keep you performing all night long.<br /> <strong> Acoustic Guitars</strong> - If you like your tone au naturel, you'll love this collection of flattops, archtops and acoustic electrics.<br /> <strong> Bass Guitars</strong> - Lift up the low end with big-bottom beauties in every shape and style.<br /> <strong> Amplifiers</strong> - Our combos and stacks have all the knobs and inputs you could possibly want. Plug in and make your main ax scream.<br /> <strong> Effects </strong>- Like to get weird? We've got a throng of boosters, boxes, plug-ins and more that will surely tickle your fancy.<br /> <strong> Recording &amp; Accessories </strong>- Time to freshen up your bag of tricks? Mix things up with some leather straps, a wang bar or maybe even a perky pair of knobs.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/guitar-world-2015-guitar-review-guide-1/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=ReviewGuide15">The 2015 Review Guide is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eJz4qQUGwgs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-review-guide-gear-year-review-playboys-jaclyn-swedberg-raquel-pomplun-and-pamela-horton#comments 2015 Review Guide News Features Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:08:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22864 NAMM 2015: Kiesel Guitars Vader Headless Model — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-kiesel-guitars-vader-headless-model-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Carvin Guitars/Kiesel Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the rundown on Kiesel Guitars' Vader headless model, which generated a lot of interest at the NAMM Show.</p> <p>For more about Carvin and Kiesel Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.carvinguitars.com/">carvinguitars.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/S6S5I8GqP_U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-kiesel-guitars-vader-headless-model-video#comments Carvin Guitars Kiesel Guitars NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:39:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23382 Dear Guitar Hero: Submit Questions for John Oates! http://www.guitarworld.com/dear-guitar-hero-submit-questions-john-oates <!--paging_filter--><p>Got a question for your favorite guitarist? Let us be your go-between. The concept is easy — you submit your queries and we pass them on to some of the world's greatest guitarists. Only the sharpest and funniest questions will be used.</p> <p>This month, we're giving you the chance to ask rock and soul guitarist John Oates of Eighties hit-makers Hall &amp; Oates anything you want! From Philly soul and ruling the Eighties to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his famous mustache...nothing's off limits!</p> <p>Just email your questions to <a href="mailto:dearguitarhero@guitarworld.com?Subject=John%20Oates">dearguitarhero@guitarworld.com</a> and put "John Oates" in the subject line. Remember to include your name in the email body, so you can get credited in the magazine, and impress and annoy your jealous friends!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="465" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yRYFKcMa_Ek" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/dear-guitar-hero-submit-questions-john-oates#comments Dear Guitar Hero hall & oates John Oates News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:33:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23381 NAMM 2015: The She Rocks Awards Honors Women in Music http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-namm-2015%20she-rocks-awards-rocks-honors-women-in-music <!--paging_filter--><p>A who's who of music industry execs, celebrities, luminaries and supporters of women in music, gathered on Fri., Jan. 23 in the Anaheim Hilton hotel’s Pacific Ballroom to celebrate the 2015 She Rocks Awards, an event paying tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry. </p> <p>Named one of <em>Billboard</em> magazine's "7 must-see events at NAMM," the sold-out She Rocks Awards were held by parent organization the Women's International Music Network (the WiMN), and were co-hosted by WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore and guitarist, solo artist and 2013 She Rocks Awards winner Orianthi. </p> <p>Honorees included Music Inc. editor, Katie Kailus; Vice President of Brand Marketing at Martin Guitar, Amani Duncan; multi-platinum artist, Colbie Caillat; Grammy Award nominated sax player, Mindi Abair; legendary band The Bangles; Vice President for Online Learning and Continuing Education/CEO for Berklee College of Music’s award-winning online continuing education program, Berklee Online, Debbie Cavalier; Vice President of iconic Capitol Studios, Paula Salvatore; Avedis Zildjian CEO, Craigie Zildjian; Beacock Music Co-Owner, Gayle Beacock; and owner of Robo Records, Rob Christie, the first-ever male to receive a She Rocks Awards.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Mindi%20Abair%20Orianthi%20Photo%20by%20Kevin%20Graft.jpg" width="620" height="413" alt="Mindi Abair Orianthi Photo by Kevin Graft.jpg" /></p> <p>“The 2015 She Rocks Awards brought together hundreds of powerful men and women in the music industry who filled the venue with a level of energy and excitement unlike any other She Rocks Awards we’ve held in the past. To know that this many people support our mission of advancing women in the music industry is extremely uplifting and reassuring. We set the bar high this year,” said WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Colbie%20Caillat%20photo%20by%20Kevin%20Graft.jpg" width="620" height="413" alt="Colbie Caillat photo by Kevin Graft.jpg" /></p> <p>The event featured electrifying performances by Orianthi with a surprise cameo by Richie Sambora; Mindi Abair; The Bangles; Colbie Caillat; SHEL; and the house band comprised of Zepparella members Gretchen Menn on guitar, Angeline Saris on bass, Clementine on drums, and guest keyboardist Jenna Paone.<br /> Highlights of the event include a stellar performance of Mindi Abair’s song “Kick Ass” with Orianthi stepping in for the guitar duties. A moving speech by Craigie Zildjian reflected on the company’s 400-year past and her role as the first female CEO in its history. And a grand finale closing performance of The Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian,” as current and past award winners joined the rock icons on stage with Cleopatra-like poses. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/The%20Bangles%20at%20the%20She%20Rocks%20Awards%20photo%20by%20Getty%20Images%20for%20NAMM%202.jpg" width="620" height="413" alt="The Bangles at the She Rocks Awards photo by Getty Images for NAMM 2.jpg" /></p> <p>The She Rocks Awards was sponsored by The Gretsch Company, Guitar Center, Seymour Duncan, The Avedis Zildjian Company, Martin Guitar, Weber Mandolins, Fishman, 108 Rock Star Guitars, Casio, PRS Guitars, Yamaha, Berklee Online, Roland, Kind, LAWIM, <em>International Musician, Making Music Magazine</em>, 95.5 KLOS, OC Weekly, as well as NewBay Media, and their publications <em>Guitar World, Guitar Player, Acoustic Nation, Bass Player, Electronic Musician</em> and <em>Keyboard Magazine</em>.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.thewimn.com">www.thewimn.com.</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-namm-2015%20she-rocks-awards-rocks-honors-women-in-music#comments Acoustic Nation Amani Duncan Beacock Music Berklee Capitol Studios Colbie Caillat Gretchen Menn Martin Guitar Mindi Abair Music Inc NAMM 2015 News Orianthi Richie Sambora SHEL The Bangles Zepparella Zildjian Blogs News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:00:32 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23378 NAMM 2015: Paul Gilbert Demos and Discusses His Signature Ibanez PGM80P Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-paul-gilbert-demos-and-discusses-his-signature-ibanez-pgm80p-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video, Paul Gilbert demos and discusses his latest signature Ibanez guitar, the PGM80P.</p> <p>This guitar is based on his 1996 PGM800 but with Gilbert's updated preferences, including 22 frets, DiMarzio PAF Master humbuckers and a vintage Wilkinson tremolo bar. </p> <p>Check out the video below. For more about the guitar, visit <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/usa/">ibanez.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CghjkabkRV0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/paul-gilbert">Paul Gilbert</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-paul-gilbert-demos-and-discusses-his-signature-ibanez-pgm80p-guitar-video#comments Ibanez NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Paul Gilbert Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:44:53 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23373 NAMM 2015: DigiTech DOD Boneshaker Distortion Pedal — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-digitech-dod-boneshaker-distortion-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the DigiTech booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's new DOD Boneshaker distortion pedal.</p> <p>For more about DigiTech, visit <a href="http://digitech.com/en-US/products/boneshaker">digitech.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Z7sQpEyTiA0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-digitech-dod-boneshaker-distortion-pedal-video#comments DigiTech DOD NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:11:34 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23369 NAMM 2015: Carvin Guitars Jason Becker Numbers Tribute Model — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-carvin-guitars-jason-becker-numbers-tribute-model-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Carvin Guitars/Kiesel Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's Jason Becker Numbers Tribute Guitar.</p> <p>For more about Carvin Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.carvinguitars.com/">carvinguitars.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/loYb7bojofs" 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="/jason-becker">Jason Becker</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-carvin-guitars-jason-becker-numbers-tribute-model-video#comments Carvin Guitars Jason Becker Kiesel Guitars NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:00:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23368 Steve Vai Announces Vai Academy 2015: 'All About the Guitar,' Featuring Eric Johnson — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/steve-vai-announces-vai-academy-2015-all-about-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>Dreamcatcher Events and Steve Vai have announced Vai Academy 2015: "All About the Guitar," a four-day guitar-centric event featuring Vai, Eric Johnson, Sonny Landreth and several other guests.</p> <p>It'll take place August 2 to 6 at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colorado.</p> <p>As a bonus, we happen to have an exclusive message from Vai. You can check it out below, plus a video! </p> <p>Here's his complete introduction to Vai Academy 2015:</p> <p>"If you were with us during the inaugural run in 2014, glad to see you again! If this is going to be your first year, I wanted to take this opportunity to give you the rundown.</p> <p>“There were a few things we all loved about 2014. Every day offered an open forum and atmosphere for questions and answers during clinics and classes, and then at night we all jammed together. </p> <p>"One of the wonderful things about Vai Academy is I get the opportunity to jam on stage with literally <em>every</em> camper. If you’re there, you’re jamming with me at some point! Once again, it’s all ages and skill levels. Whether you just picked up your first guitar for your 10th birthday or you’ve been playing for 40 years (since your 10th birthday), we want you here, plugged in and ready to play.</p> <p>“This year, our master classes will be taught by two guitar giants—Eric Johnson and Sonny Landreth. You’ll have the opportunity to receive special attention from them. Those are the similar elements to last year.</p> <p>“One of the main goals of Vai Academy is to do something different each year. Last year, our theme was Song Evolution. This year, it’s 'All About the Guitar'—literally.</p> <p>“So besides all of the jamming, we’re going to focus on the actual instrument. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but it’s even eluded me. We’ll be highlighting aspects of the guitar that even seasoned players are relatively unaware of. However, we all should be aware of them. </p> <p>"This includes everything from how guitars are built, how different body shapes create tones, how different woods sound, how neck dimensions affect sound, how fretboards are built, how to properly string a guitar, how to set intonation and so much more.</p> <p>“This was my train of thought: You have an attraction to the instrument. You pick it up. You start playing it. You can find your groove and your notes, but you might not really understand the tiny nuances and idiosyncrasies of the guitar itself. That’s what we’re going to show you.</p> <p>“In keeping with this theme, we’ll have some of the world’s best luthiers and foremost experts teaching classes about every nuance of our favorite instrument. Ibanez is filming a video of a guitar built from scratch, and you’ll get to see that axe up close and personal.</p> <p>“So, in between all of that riffing on stage, learning your instrument inside and out, and basking in the glory that is summer in Vail (or VAI-L), you’ll leave with some lifelong new friends. That’s what I love about this.</p> <p>“I’m here to have a good time, share some knowledge, and learn a few things. I hope you’re there too—with your guitar of course!"</p> <p><strong>For more information, check out the video below and visit <a href="http://www.vaiacademy.com/">viacademy.com.</a> Registration begins January 27.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TS18GxACzO4" 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="/steve-vai">Steve Vai</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eric-johnson">Eric Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/steve-vai-announces-vai-academy-2015-all-about-guitar#comments Eric Johnson Sonny Landreth Steve Vai Videos News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:34:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23363 February 2015 Guitar World: The Ultimate Dimebag Darrell Tribute Issue http://www.guitarworld.com/february-2015-guitar-world-ultimate-dimebag-darrell-tribute-issue <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-february-15-the-ultimate-dime-tribute-issue/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWFEB15">The all-new February 2015 issue of Guitar World is available now!</a></strong></p> <p>The new issue is the ultimate tribute to <strong>Dimebag Darrell,</strong> 10 years after his death. We take a look at his incredible guitar collection, fan art and ink.</p> <p>This comes with an exclusive, previously unreleased Dimebag demo called "Whiskey Road" on a 7-inch Flexi-Disc. This 2001 recording features Dimebag playing all instruments. This is a <em>Guitar World</em> exclusive item!</p> <p>Purchase this single issue with the "Whiskey Road" Flexi-disc now for $9.99. Or <a href="https://subscribe.pcspublink.com/sub/subscribeform_gtwd.aspx?t=JE5AP1&amp;p=GTWD">click here</a> to subscribe to <em>Guitar World</em> and get this Flexi-Disc with your February 2015 Issue.</p> <p>Next, we celebrate the heaviest of the heavy with <strong>Pantera's</strong> 25 greatest songs from "Revolution Is My Name" to "This Love." </p> <p>Pantera producer Terry Date recalls on Dimebag Darrell's laser-like perfectionism, side-splitting hijinx and how he set the bar higher than most.</p> <p>Finally, in his new autobiography, <strong>Anthrax</strong> guitarist <strong>Scott Ian</strong> recalls how he nearly drank himself to death with the help from the master of excess himself.</p> <p><strong>Six Songs with Tabs for Guitar and Bass:</strong></p> <p> • Dimebag Darrell - "Whiskey Road"<br /> • Black Label Society - "In This River"<br /> • Metallica - "Motorbreath"<br /> • Deep Purple - "Smoke on the Water"<br /> • Judas Priest - "Rapid Fire"</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-february-15-the-ultimate-dime-tribute-issue/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWFEB15">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/DimeDisc.jpg" width="620" height="465" alt="DimeDisc.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="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dimebag-darrell">Dimebag Darrell</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/february-2015-guitar-world-ultimate-dimebag-darrell-tribute-issue#comments Dimebag Darrell February 2015 Pantera News Features Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:31:31 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23218 NAMM 2015: New Models from Reverend Guitars, Including Descent RA — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-new-models-reverend-guitars-including-descent-ra-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Reverend Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's many new models, including the Descent RA baritone guitar and the Descent H90.</p> <p>For more about Reverend Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.reverendguitars.com/">reverendguitars.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KdUe1Su8SxU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-new-models-reverend-guitars-including-descent-ra-video#comments NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Reverend Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:19 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23367 NAMM 2015: Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee Re-Issue Stack — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-marshall-2555x-silver-jubilee-re-issue-stack-video <!--paging_filter--><p> Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Marshall Amplification booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's new (but old) 2555X Silver Jubilee Re-Issue guitar amp. Nick Bowcott even plugs in!</p> <p>For more about Marshall, visit <a href="http://www.marshallamps.com/live-for-music/uncategorized/2015-new-year-new-products/">marshallamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sD2e0p4N0cY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-marshall-2555x-silver-jubilee-re-issue-stack-video#comments Marshall Marshall Amplification NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Videos Amps News Gear Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:34:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23366 NAMM 2015: Ibanez Steve Vai Signature Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-ibanez-steve-vai-signature-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Ibanez Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's Steve Vai signature model guitars.</p> <p>For more about Ibanez Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/usa/">ibanez.co.jp/usa/.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mST_Bpr5ObE" 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="/steve-vai">Steve Vai</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-ibanez-steve-vai-signature-guitars-video#comments Ibanez NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Steve Vai Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:22:30 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23365