News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/%3Ehttp%3A/%3Ehttp%3A/%27Who%20I%20Am%3A%20A%20Memoir%2C%27%20Available%20for%20Pre-Order en Van Halen Perform "Panama" and "Runnin' with the Devil" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/van-halen-perform-panama-and-runnin-devil-jimmy-kimmel-live-video <!--paging_filter--><p>It took a few decades, but Van Halen finally performed on live TV in the U.S. with David Lee Roth.</p> <p>Last night, a portion of Hollywood Boulevard was shut down so the band could perform before a crowd of about 6,000 die-hard fans (and a few last-minute stragglers) for ABC's <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live.</em></p> <p>It was the band's first U.S. TV appearance with its original lead singer.</p> <p>Below, you can watch three official clips from the event, including the band's performances of "Panama" (top video) and "Runnin' with the Devil." We've also thrown in a fan-shot clip of "Hot for Teacher" and "Eruption." (The sound quality is weak, but we like Eddie's "Eruption" solo.)</p> <p>Part of Van Halen's performance was broadcast on <em>Kimmel</em> last night. The rest will be broadcast tonight, March 31. Hollywood Boulevard was finally opened around 6 a.m. PST today, by the way. </p> <p>The <em>Kimmel</em> performance is an extended part of Van Halen's 2015 North American summer and fall tour, which kicks off in earnest July 5 in Seattle. Tickets go on sale April 4. </p> <p>Van Halen's new live album, <em>Tokyo Dome Live in Concert</em>, also featuring Roth (not to mention Eddie, Wolfgang and Alex Van Halen), was released today. The album, which was recorded June 21, 2013, at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, includes 23 songs that span all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It's available as a double CD, digitally and as a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/R6RaoMXV87Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HNrIUagLaZQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xtHwGcwRHHM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ssEX-nJvXBg" 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="/van-halen">Van Halen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/van-halen-perform-panama-and-runnin-devil-jimmy-kimmel-live-video#comments Van Halen Videos News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:44:38 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23837 Valkyrie Premiere New Song, "Mountain Stomp" — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/valkyrie-premiere-new-song-mountain-stomp-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Mountain Stomp," a new song by Virginia rockers Valkyrie.</p> <p>The song is from the band's new album, <em>Shadows,</em> which will be released May 19 via Relapse Records.</p> <p>Propelled by the guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Valkyrie sound like a blend of American-style doom rockers like Pentagram or Spirit Caravan and classic hard rock like Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash and Deep Purple. </p> <p>Where Pete Adams' other band, Baroness, focuses more on the modern proggy and poppy side of metal, Valkyrie look to proto metal trailblazers for influence while injecting plenty of current inspiration. The album was produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB).</p> <p>For more about Valkyrie, visit <a href="http://valkyrieband.com/">valkyrieband.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dZsEGe7kj-s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/valkyrie-premiere-new-song-mountain-stomp-exclusive#comments Valkyrie News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:20:05 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23830 Review: Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Pedal — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-ibanez-tube-screamer-mini-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><em>PLATINUM AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>Since Ibanez first introduced the Tube Screamer in 1979, it has been one of the most recognizable, respected and employed overdrive pedals on the market. </p> <p>Anyone who has ever wanted creamy overdrive and added signal boost has definitely tried, and probably owns, one of Ibanez’s many iterations of its green machine. </p> <p>For all its intended purpose, the Tube Screamer never needed a facelift. But as guitarists continue to jam-pack or streamline their pedal boards, it makes perfect sense that Ibanez now offers its most celebrated flagship pedal in a smaller footprint with the Tube Screamer Mini.</p> <p><strong>FEATURES</strong> The TS Mini measures 1 1/2–inches wide and 3 7/8–inches long, and like the rest of the Tube Screamer series, it’s made in Japan. Ibanez pulled out all the stops to create this solidly built, all-analog stompbox in a compact design, while retaining the sonic integrity of their acclaimed TS808 Reissue. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">For the rest of this review, including FEATURES, PERFORMANCE, the BOTTOM LINE and more, check out the May 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></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="myExperience4142756829001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <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="4142756829001" /> </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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The notes in this arpeggio are E, G, Bb and C#. </p> <p>This lick is very challenging—not for its speed, but for the techniques used. </p> <p>There are no picked notes in this lick; it's all legato and tapping. The big challenge comes with the hammered notes the right-hand index finger hits. While in theory this sounds easy, it's something we generally don't do on the guitar, so it proves quite difficult. </p> <p>Normally we hammer with our second, third or fourth fingers while using our index finger as the pivot point to enable the strength for the hammer. This technique relies on your using your thumb as the sole grip point to create the strength. </p> <p>This is not one of those things that takes months of practice; it will take about an hour or so to really get it happening. The index finger is incredibly strong, so it's just a matter of getting your head around the idea. The key is to practice these hammer-ons and make sure you're sounding all the notes correctly. If not, the lick will lose its appeal. </p> <p>You will notice in the slow demonstration of the lick how hard I'm hitting the notes with my index finger. It's essential to really smack your finger on the note!</p> <p>The possibilities with this technique are endless. It's such a great way to get around the guitar, and it has a very unique sound. You'll also notice in the video that I have a string mute running over the strings. This is just to keep the string noise down. Because I'm not picking any notes the right hand, it's constantly on the move and it makes it harder to mute the strings. You can use anything as a string mute—just wrap some material around the neck of your guitar, and that'll work fine. </p> <p>Don't let any of the above commentary keep you from attempting this lick. These techniques are incredibly fun to play and add to your solos. Just focus on the end result!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5pXffxnUBpE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-30%20at%202.57.06%20PM.png" width="620" height="385" alt="Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.57.06 PM.png" /></p> <p><strong>I hope you enjoy this Monster Lick Unleashed! Join me on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/atomicguitaraudio">YouTube right here!</a> Contact me through <a href="http://www.glennproudfoot.com/">glennproudfoot.com</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/glenn.proudfoot">my Facebook page</a>.</strong></p> <p><em>Australia's Glenn Proudfoot has played and toured with major signed bands and artists in Europe and Australia, including progressive rockers Prazsky Vyber. Glenn released his first instrumental solo album, </em>Lick Em<em>, in 2010. It's available on iTunes and at <a href="http://www.glennproudfoot.com/">glennproudfoot.com</a>. His brand-new instrumental album — </em>Ineffable<em> — is out now and is available through <a href="http://www.glennproudfoot.com/">glennproudfoot.com</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/ineffable/id914342943">iTunes</a>.</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/monster-licks-unleashed-glenn-proudfoots-tap-fest-video#comments Glenn Proudfoot Monster Licks Monster Licks Unleashed Videos News Lessons Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:59:59 +0000 Glenn Proudfoot http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23829 Betcha Can't Play This: Mike Groisman's Monster Multi-Finger Tapping Lick — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-mike-groismans-monster-multi-finger-tapping-lick-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In <em>Guitar World's</em> latest edition of Betcha Can't Play This, New York City-based "subway shredder" Mike Groisman returns with what we're calling a "Monster Multi-Finger Tapping Lick."</p> <p>First he plays it fast, then slow. Then he explains the lick.</p> <p>We shared Groisman's first three Betcha Can't Play This videos earlier this month. Feel free to check out <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-subway-shredder-mike-groismans-sweep-arpeggios-video">"Subway Shredder Mike Groisman's Sweep Arpeggios,"</a> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-mike-groismans-insane-minor-tapping-lick-video">"Mike Groisman's Insane A Minor Tapping Lick" and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-subway-shredder-mike-groismans-crazy-fast-alternate-picking-run-video">Mike Groisman's Crazy-Fast Alternate-Picking Run.</a></a></p> <p>If Groisman looks familiar, maybe it's because he often can be found playing "Crazy Train," "Stairway to Heaven" (the metal version, of course) or Europe's "The Final Countdown" at various stops along the New York City subway system.</p> <p><strong>Visit Groisman on YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/lgontop">right here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MkOOYjFA2fo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-mike-groismans-monster-multi-finger-tapping-lick-video#comments Betcha Can't Play This Mike Groisman Videos News Lessons Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:43:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23828 Raising the Barre: Classical Barring Tips from Guitar Salon International http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-raising-barre-classical-barring-tips-guitar-salon <!--paging_filter--><p>This video, presented by Guitar Salon, boasts not only some beautiful classical guitar playing, it’s also a lesson on using partial barres in your left hand fingering technique.</p> <p>Here Scott Morris runs down some tips for strategic use of partial and full barring. Plus some barring technique tips that’ll tune up your barres.</p> <p>Morris wrote the book on classic guitar with his <em><a href="http://www.guitarsalon.com/products.php?viewmode=browse&amp;sortby=-3&amp;status=0&amp;field_18=&amp;field_21=&amp;keywords=morris&amp;categoryid=9">Classical Guitar Complete</a></em> method. </p> <p>This lesson is merely a taste of his genius.</p> <p>Check it out:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/utguuFcvClw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Guitar Salon International is the world’s largest dealer of fine classical and flamenco guitars since 1983, and the premier online community and resource for guitar related discussion, entertainment and education. </p> <p>The GSI website offers hundreds of performance videos, thousands of guitar listings in both an active webstore and our museum archive, a news blog and countless reference resources. </p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.guitarsalon.com/">www.guitarsalon.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-raising-barre-classical-barring-tips-guitar-salon#comments Acoustic Nation Guitar Salon International Lessons Videos Blogs Videos News Lessons Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:14:01 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23766 Orianthi and Richie Sambora Visit Norman's Rare Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/orianthi-and-richie-sambora-visit-normans-rare-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Orianthi and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora recently visited <a href="http://www.guitaraficionado.com/california-man-interview-with-norman-harris-of-normans-rare-guitars.html">Norman's Rare Guitars on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, California.</a></p> <p>The pair—or shall we say couple—tried out a ton of prime guitars, including Fender Strats, Esquires and Custom Shop Teles. They also traded off on a Gibson Les Paul Jr. and a few vintage acoustics.</p> <p>In the end, Orianthi returned to the 1971 Strat that caught her eye early on. Or maybe that's just how the video was edited!</p> <p>If nothing else, this candid video answers the question, "What riffs does Orianthi play when she picks up a guitar in a guitar shop?" </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PBwsV4qlbsM" 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> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/orianthi-and-richie-sambora-visit-normans-rare-guitars-video#comments Orianthi Richie Sambora Videos News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:42:09 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23827 Whitesnake Premiere New Cover of Deep Purple's "Burn" http://www.guitarworld.com/whitesnake-premiere-new-cover-deep-purples-burn <!--paging_filter--><p>Let's call it a "Cover-Dale."</p> <p>Whitesnake are streaming their new version of “Burn,” which started its life as the title track for a 1974 Deep Purple album featuring Whitesnake's David Coverdale on vocals.</p> <p>Coverdale was a member of Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976 and recorded three albums with the band—<em>Burn, Stormbringer</em> (both 1974) and <em>Come Taste the Band</em> (1975).</p> <p>Coverdale is revisiting his Deep Purple years on Whitesnake's new album, <em>The Purple Album</em>, which will be released May 19. </p> <p>The project was the result of Coverdale's failed attempt to reunite with former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore following the 2012 death of Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord. Coverdale said his wife suggested that he take the groundwork that was laid for the Deep Purple covers project and fashion it into a Whitesnake project.</p> <p>“I took a little time to think about it,” Coverdale said. “I spoke to my musicians, and everybody was incredibly positive, so it was all systems go.” He added that it's “a huge thank-you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago.”</p> <p>Guitar-wise, <em>The Purple Album</em> features Joel Hoekstra (formerly of Night Ranger) and Reb Beach (Winger).</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/q7UxOrBb0Is" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xk9wWj8Wh30" 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="/deep-purple">Deep Purple</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/whitesnake-premiere-new-cover-deep-purples-burn#comments David Coverdale Deep Purple Whitesnake News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:18:19 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23825 Hand Chord Presents an Alternative to Learning Barre Chords — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-hand-chord-presents-alternative-learning-barre-chords-video <!--paging_filter--><p>We know you guys (and gals) enjoy hearing about new pieces of gear—including gear-related oddities that appear on Kickstarter from time to time.</p> <p>Ergo, we present the Hand Chord, a new product that's the subject of a new Kickstarter campaign.</p> <p>According to Hand Chord's creators:</p> <p>"The number one reason people give up playing guitar is because of finger pain. Hand Chord takes away the pain and frustration; no more hurting fingers, just a soft cushy rubber feel.</p> <p>"It's also a shortcut for people who don't have the time to learn guitar and can also be a gateway for people learning guitar to help them concentrate on strumming and getting a feel for playing guitar without months of practice."</p> <p>In other words, Hand Chord—which looks a bit like brass knuckles (albeit plastic)—presents itself as an alternative to learning how to play barre chords (What are your thoughts on that?). Hand Chord, which can be set up to "finger" several different chords, lets you just line up the Hand Chord (we don't know what else to call it) on your strings, squeeze it on the neck and strum. </p> <p>There's also an attachment that is said to be suitable for playing slide guitar.</p> <p><strong>You can find out more on the <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1563579549/hand-chord-anyone-can-play-guitar-who-knew">Hand Chord Kickstarter page right here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1563579549/hand-chord-anyone-can-play-guitar-who-knew/widget/video.html" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"> </iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-hand-chord-presents-alternative-learning-barre-chords-video#comments Acoustic Nation Hand Chord Accessories Gear Videos Blogs Videos News Gear Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:44:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23824 Smashing Pumpkins Premiere "Drum + Fife" Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/smashing-pumpkins-premiere-drum-fife-music-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Smashing Pumpkins (also known as Billy Corgan) have premiered the music video for their new single, "Drum + Fife." </p> <p>You can check it out below.</p> <p>"Drum + Fife" is from <em>Monuments to An Elegy</em>, which was released December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG as part of Smashing Pumpkins' ongoing work-in-progress, <em>Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.</em> </p> <p>"Our aim was to create a film that was poetic and yet made a very direct statement about war, conflict and how we acclimatize ourselves from an early age to this course of action," said the clip's directors, Ahlander/Antiga.</p> <p>"I asked, albeit in an allegorical way, for the video to represent what our returning soldiers are going through with PTSD, and I feel that the directors captured that with poignancy," added Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins' frontman. "I couldn't be more proud of the message we're sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://cache.vevo.com/assets/html/embed.html?video=QMRSZ1501056&amp;autoplay=0" 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="/billy-corgan">Billy Corgan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/smashing-pumpkins-premiere-drum-fife-music-video#comments Smashing Pumpkins Videos News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:26:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23823 D’Angelico and Will Dailey Team Up for an Acoustic Guitar and Music Giveaway http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-acoustic-guitar-and-music-giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>This month we’re sharing something really fun.</p> <p>It’s a kickin’ contest that brings you both an instrument and some musical inspiration.</p> <p>We’re giving away this wonderful, brand new D’Angelico acoustic guitar, the Lexington SD300 in Cherry Sunburst. Plus some killer music by award-winning artist Will Dailey performed on a D’Angelico acoustic as well!!</p> <p><strong>About the D’Angelico Lexington SD300</strong></p> <p>In the early 1900s, the word ‘dreadnought’ referred to a massive battleship. Well, here’s D’Angelico’s interpretation! </p> <p>A booming non-cutaway dreadnought, the Lexington (SD-300) offers a powerful low-end so resonant that playing lush, full chords may very well become addictive.</p> <p>A solid Sitka spruce top meets a sapele back and sides to create the Lexington’s subtle elegance, complemented by a tortoise pickguard. The slim, mahogany neck makes for wonderful playability. Though capable of great projection, the Lexington’s high-end is uncompromised by its rich low-end, producing a consistently balanced sound and making it an excellent choice for a great variety of players. More at <a href=http://www.dangelicoguitars.com">dangelicoguitars.com</a></p> <p>It’s valued at $899! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-guitar-and-music-giveaway">Enter now to win>></a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/DAASD300CSB_2%20copy%2072%20horizontal.jpg" width="620" height="288" alt="DAASD300CSB_2 copy 72 horizontal.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Bonus: Will Dailey’s <em>National Throat</em></strong></p> <p>And here to show you one of D’Angelico’s gorgeous new acoustics in action is Boston-based artist Will Dailey. Dailey’s latest release, <em>National Throat</em>, debuted in the top 20 in the Billboard Heatseekers chart, is winner of a Boston Music Award for Album of the Year and Dailey himself was awarded this year’s Artist of the Year.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/national%20throat.jpg" width="179" height="160" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="national throat.jpg" />In preparation for a special bonus release of a deluxe version of that excellent album, Dailey recorded several songs using a hot-off-the-presses D’Angelico acoustic.</p> <p>The Deluxe version due out March 24th will include all the songs from <em>National Throat</em> and 6 bonus tracks, “Stand Where I Can See You” (Live), “Why Do I” (Live), the full studio of “Sunken Ship,” a demo of “Higher Education,” “$300 Dollar Man,” (written in a reaction to being a part of Farm Aid), and a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)."</p> <p>We’ll be giving away a few copies of <em>National Throat</em> on CD and Vinyl as well digital downloads of the Deluxe version in addition to this fabulous guitar! More at <a href="http://www.willdailey.com">www.willdailey.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-guitar-and-music-giveaway">Enter now!!</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-acoustic-guitar-and-music-giveaway#comments Acoustic Nation Contest D'Angelico Guitars News Will Dailey Gear Blogs Contests News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:24:54 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23618 Steve Hackett Premieres Epic Video for "Wolflight" http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-steve-hackett-premieres-epic-video-wolflight <!--paging_filter--><p>Fans of progressive rock around the globe can check out the premiere of world-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett's new video "Wolflight."</p> <p>The stunning and epic video is for the title track of his forthcoming album of the same name, <em>Wolflight</em>. </p> <p>Hackett commented, "This video for my new album title track 'Wolflight' captures the atmosphere of the song beautifully. The story it presents is poignant, wild and powerful. It has a strong epic feel...I flew to Serbia to take part in the film and it was great to be involved. Enter the world of 'Wolflight' and enjoy!"</p> <p>On April 7, world-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett will release his brand new solo album, <em>Wolflight</em>, in North America via InsideOut Music. </p> <p><em>Wolflight</em>Beyond the Shrouded Horizon in 2011. The album will be available in North America in two physical configurations, as well as digitally. Fans will have the option of purchasing <em>Wolflight</em> physically as a standard CD or as a deluxe version with a CD plus BluRay digipak, which will feature two bonus tracks. </p> <p>To preorder the album, please click <a href="http://www.insideoutmusicshop.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?band=158&amp;q=wolflight">here</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wolflight/id973659676">here.</a></p> <p>Watch the video for "Wolflight" now:<br /> <iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-KLnVcWg3nw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The concept behind <em>Wolflight</em> is a new, unexplored chapter in Hackett's career. The tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece ("Corycian Fire") to the Far East ("Wolflight"), the United States and Martin Luther King ("Black Thunder"), and also his very own childhood memories ("The Wheel's Turning") and the unresolved drama of domestic violence ("Love Song To A Vampire").</p> <p>Steve Hackett's electric guitar plays a powerful role, although we also hear him on acoustic guitar, Arabian lute and twelve string, along with his strong lead vocals. </p> <p>Guest musicians include long time collaborators Roger King (keyboards &amp; programming), Gary O'Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass &amp; stick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on tar and Sara Kovaks on didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on "Love Song To A Vampire" and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on "Dust and Dreams." The innovative songwriting team includes Steve Hackett, his wife Jo Hackett and Roger King.</p> <p>In 2010, Steve Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at The 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside his Genesis bandmates from the classic line-up: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. For more than three decades, Steve Hackett has been known for his innovative tone and extraordinary versatility as a guitarist and composer. He helped define Genesis' sound as lead guitarist in the classic line-up and went on to have a highly-successful career as a solo artist, and also as part of 80s supergroup GTR with Steve Howe.</p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.hackettsongs.com">http://www.hackettsongs.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-steve-hackett-premieres-epic-video-wolflight#comments Acoustic Nation Genesis News Steve Hackett News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:18:19 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23822 Hear Eric Clapton's Isolated Guitar Track from The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" http://www.guitarworld.com/video-eric-claptons-isolated-guitar-track-beatles-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps <!--paging_filter--><p>On September 6, 1968, guitarist Eric Clapton entered Abbey Road Studio Two in London to overdub lead guitar onto a newly recorded Beatles song called "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."</p> <p>During the recording of <em>The Beatles</em> (aka the White Album), Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr were seriously getting on each other's nerves. </p> <p>To lighten the mood a bit, Harrison asked his friend Clapton to play on his new song, which he felt was being unfairly overshadowed by Lennon's and McCartney's new songs anyway.</p> <p>Clapton originally wasn't all that into the idea, saying, "Nobody ever plays on the Beatles' records."</p> <p>"So what?" Harrison said. "It's my song."</p> <p>So Clapton showed up—and, as it turned out, the battling Beatles were on their best behavior that day.</p> <p>Anyway, the clip below, which has been available on YouTube for a few years, features a beautiful isolated recording of Clapton's guitar track from the song—solo and all. </p> <p>Of course, if you've played <em>The Beatles Rock Band</em>, you might already know about this (and other isolated tracks from Beatles songs).</p> <p>Gear-wise, it has been speculated that Clapton played Harrison's red 1957 Gibson Les Paul through a Fender Deluxe amp; other Beatles know-it-alls say it was a Gibson SG with a Maestro Vibrola. You decide! (I've always assumed it was the Les Paul.)</p> <p>Coincidentally, Clapton has never stopped recording with members of the Beatles, appearing on several solo recordings by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr since 1968. He even appears on two songs on McCartney's 2012 album, <em>Kisses on the Bottom.</em> <strong>Check out the photo gallery below!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/t2enJ7YJyAI" 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 class="field-item even"> <a href="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/george-harrison">George Harrison</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-eric-claptons-isolated-guitar-track-beatles-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps#comments Damian Fanelli Eric Clapton George Harrison The Beatles News Features Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:17:23 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/14575 Hear It Now: Swedish Psych Rockers Second Sun Streaming "Sjalv Alltid" http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-it-now-swedish-psych-rockers-second-sun-streaming-sjalv-alltid <!--paging_filter--><p>This riff-heavy cut, "Sjalv Alltid," comes from the debut LP of <a href="http://electricassaultrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hopp-f-rtvivlan">Second Sun</a>, <em>Hopp/Förtvivlan</em>. Second Sun is the the folk-space rock outlet of Jakob Ljungberg, drummer of death metal band Tribulation. </p> <p>The album evokes some fine hard rock psychedelic vibes, and pulls from a variety of influences including Steeleye Span, Nektar, Jethro Tull, Hawkwind and Graveyard. And don't worry English speakers...you're not tripping <em>that</em> hard, Ljungberg is in fact singing the entire album in his native Swedish tongue.</p> <p>Let the riffing begin:</p> <p><iframe style="border: 0; width: 620px; height: 120px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2894908974/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/track=590541727/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://electricassaultrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hopp-f-rtvivlan">Hopp/Förtvivlan by Second Sun</a></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-it-now-swedish-psych-rockers-second-sun-streaming-sjalv-alltid#comments Psych Rock Second Sun Tribulation News Features Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:59:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23805 Hannes Coetzee Plays Teaspoon Slide Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-hannes-coetzee-plays-teaspoon-slide-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Ever wish you had the equivalent of a third hand?</p> <p>Below, check out some professionally shot footage of South African guitarist Hannes Coetzee playing teaspoon slide guitar.</p> <p>Coetzee, who is from the Karoo region, puts the spoon in his mouth and uses it as a slide. The technique is called "optel and knyp," which roughly translates to "pick and pinch."</p> <p>Coetzee, who is 71, was featured in <em>Karoo Kitaar Blues,</em> a 2003 documentary by David Kramer. </p> <p>The top video was posted by <em>Rolling Stone</em> in 2013. The bottom one (consider it a bonus), is from 2007, but it's much more impressive. You can follow Coetzee on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hannes-Coetzee-The-Original-Teaspoon-Slide-Guitarist/153297851349263">Facebook here.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SNJHFxsN0hA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e28G35HnREs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-hannes-coetzee-plays-teaspoon-slide-guitar-video#comments Acoustic Nation Hannes Coetzee News Videos Blogs Videos News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:30:50 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23820