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 Gabriella Quevedo Plays Fingerstyle Arrangement of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" http://www.guitarworld.com/gabriella-quevedo-plays-fingerstyle-arrangement-beatles-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps/25357 <!--paging_filter--><p>Swedish guitarist Gabriella Quevedo is no stranger to GuitarWorld.com. </p> <p>You might remember a incredibly popular video that shows Quevedo <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-gabriella-quevado-plays-eagles-hotel-california-one-guitar-video">playing the Eagles’ “Hotel California,”</a> combining several of the song’s multiple-guitar parts in a one-guitar arrangement.</p> <p>Below, check out a more recent video by Quevedo. This time, she tackles her own arrangement of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," capturing every bit of the song's ethereal beauty in her fingerpicking. </p> <p><strong>For more about Quevedo, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbK6S8jFtYZ3UnPhWRIJ0bA">follow her on YouTube</a> and visit <a href="http://www.gabriellaquevedo.com/">gabriellaquevedo.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yk9EdFtm4JQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/gabriella-quevedo-plays-fingerstyle-arrangement-beatles-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps/25357#comments Gabriella Quevedo The Beatles Videos News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:29:23 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25357 at http://www.guitarworld.com Alex Lifeson Dissects 11 Key Rush Songs, from "Anthem" to "Test For Echo" http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-alex-lifeson-dissects-11-key-rush-songs-anthem-test-echo <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Here's one from the </em>Guitar World<em> archive.</em></p> <p>In 2008, <em>Guitar World</em> asked Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson to dissect several key songs from the band's past. </p> <p>Starting with "Fly By Night" (1975) and ending with "Test for Echo" (1996), he discussed his guitars, amps and effects.</p> <p>Here's how it went.</p> <p><strong>“ANTHEM”</strong><br /> <em>Fly by Night</em> (1975)</p> <p>“We were trying to be quite individual with <em>Fly by Night</em>, which was the first record that Neil, Geddy and I did together. That song was the signature for that album. Coincidentally, the name of our record company, which is Anthem Records in Canada, came from this song. </p> <p>"Neil [Peart, drummer] was in an Ayn Rand [author of "The Fountainhead"] period, so he wrote the song about being very individual. We thought we were doing something that was different from everybody else.</p> <p>“I was using a Gibson ES-335 then, and I had a Fender Twin and a Marshall 50-watt with a single 4x12 cabinet. An Echoplex was my only effect.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/N5gg9ObM8uU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /></p> <p><strong>“2112”</strong><br /> <em>2112</em> (1976)</p> <p>“We started writing the song while on the road. We wrote on the road quite often in those days. ‘The Fountain of Lamneth,’ on <em>Caress of Steel</em>, was really our first full concept song, and 2112 was an extension of it. That was a tough period for Rush because <em>Caress of Steel</em> didn’t do that well commercially, but we were really happy with it and wanted to develop that style. </p> <p>"Because there was so much negative feeling from the record company and our management was worried, we came back full force with <em>2112</em>. There was a lot of passion and anger on that record. It was about one person standing up against everybody else.</p> <p>“I used the ES-335 again and a Strat, which I borrowed for the session; I couldn’t afford one at the time. I used a Marshall 50-watt and the Fender Twin as well. I may have had a Hiwatt in the studio at that time, too, but I think it came a little later. My effects were a Maestro phase shifter and a good old Echoplex. There were a limited number of effects available back then. The Echoplex and wah-wah were staples in those days.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YYSW73GWRUw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“LA VILLA STRANGIATO”</strong><br /> <em>Hemispheres</em> (1978)</p> <p>“We wrote this one on the road. We used our soundchecks to run through songs that we were going to record; then, when we would have a few days off we’d start recording. </p> <p>"This song was recorded in one take, with all of us in the same room. We had baffles up around the guitar, bass and drums, and we would look at each other for the cues. My solo in the middle section was overdubbed after we recorded the basic tracks. </p> <p>"I played a solo while we did the first take and rerecorded it later. If you listen very carefully, you can hear the other solo ghosted in the background. That was a fun exercise in developing a lot of different sections in an instrumental. It gave everyone the chance to stretch out.</p> <p>“By that time I had my ES-355, and my acoustics were a Gibson Dove, J-55 and a B-45 12-string. I had my Marshall in the studio. I had the Twin and two Hiwatts, which I was also using live, but the Marshall was my real workhorse. The Boss Chorus unit had just come out at that time, but I think I used a Roland JC-120 for the chorus sound here. <em>Hemispheres</em> was the first of many ‘chorus’ albums.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Zc6CMWpxS24" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“THE SPIRIT OF RADIO”</strong><br /> <em>Permanent Waves</em> (1979)</p> <p>“There was a radio station here in Toronto—it’s an alternative station now—and ‘the spirit of radio’ was the station’s catch phrase. The song was about the freedom of music and how commercialized radio was becoming. FM radio in the late Sixties and early Seventies was a bastion of free music, where you got to hear a lot of things that you wouldn’t have heard otherwise. </p> <p>"It was much like MTV was in the beginning, before it became another big network that feeds a large but very specific segment of the viewing audience. Radio has become a lot more commercialized since then. Now, the station that we wrote that song about won’t play our music.</p> <p>“By the time we cut this, I was using mainly a Strat that I had modified by putting humbuckers in the bridge position. I also used the 355, which I used in the studio for the next couple of records. My amps were Hiwatts, the Marshall and the Twin. I also had a Sixties Bassman head and cabinet. The flanger on that song was an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress, which I still have. I used the Boss Chorus Ensemble, and I had graduated to the Roland Space Echo, which replaced my Echoplex.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5Tq-UsaRchI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“LIMELIGHT”</strong><br /> <em>Moving Pictures</em> (1980)</p> <p>“‘Limelight’ is about being under the microscopic scrutiny of the public, and the need for privacy—trying to separate the two and not always being successful at it. Because we’ve never been a high-profile band, we’ve managed to retain a lot of our privacy. But we’ve had to work at it. Neil’s very militant about his privacy.</p> <p>“My guitar was a different modified Strat with a heavier and denser body. We set up a couple of amps outside of the studio as well as inside, so we got a nice long repeat from the sound echoing in the mountains. </p> <p>"The approach on that solo was to try to make it as fluid as possible. There was a lot of bending with lots of long delay repeats and reverb, so notes falling off would overlap with notes coming up. I spent a fair amount of time on that to get the character, but once we locked in on the sound, it came easily.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZiRuj2_czzw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“NEW WORLD MAN”</strong><br /> <em>Signals</em> (1982)</p> <p>“Most of <em>Signals</em> was completed, but we wanted to add one more song. Neil had been fooling around with the lyrics, so we wrote and recorded ‘New World Man’ in the studio within one day. It has a very direct feel. Doing that in one day was a lot of fun. The pressure was on but off at the same time.</p> <p>“It was almost compulsory to do solos at that time, but I didn’t want to feel that every song had to have that kind of structure. I wanted to get away from that, and to this day I feel that way. I enjoy playing solos and I feel that my soloing is quite unique to my style, but I’m bored with that structure.</p> <p>“I used a Tele for the whole song. I played it through the Hiwatts with a little bit of reverb and chorus.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sQRShD0xuAk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“THE BIG MONEY”</strong><br /> <em>Power Windows</em> (1985)</p> <p>“That was a tough one that took a long time to complete. It was recorded in Montserrat. The guitar was tuned up a whole step with the E string at Fs, and I played a lot of open chords. I did a lot of drop-ins where I hit a chord and let it ring, then dropped in the next chord and let it ring and so on. When we started recording the song, it sounded too ordinary, so we tried dropping in those chords during the verses as an experiment.</p> <p>“I remember doing the solo in this studio in England, SARM East, which is in the East End of London. We set aside a week for solos, last-minute vocals and mixing. The control room was tiny; there was barely enough room for me to turn my body around when I was playing, but I got a really great sound with the repeats and lots of reverb. I loved to be soaked in that kind of effect at the time.</p> <p>“I used a white modified Fender Strat that I called the ‘Hentor Sportscaster.’ The name came from Peter Henderson, who co-produced Grace Under Pressure [Rush’s 1984 album]. The amp setup was a couple of Dean Markley 2x12 combos, two Marshall 2x12 combos, two Marshall 100-watt JCM800 heads and two 4x12 cabinets. I also ran a direct signal. By that time I had a pretty comprehensive rack with two TC Electronic 2290s and a 1210 that I used for phasing, and I had a Roland DEP-5.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WQgu0MpnKq8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“TIME STAND STILL”</strong><br /> <em>Hold Your Fire</em> (1987)</p> <p>“We were in a bit of a reflective period at that time. Everything seemed to be moving by very quickly. Aimee Mann [then bassist and singer with pop group ’Til Tuesday] came up and did vocals in the chorus of that song. It was a lot of fun to work with her. She was very nervous. </p> <p>"I don’t think she had done that sort of thing very often, especially with a band like us. We weren’t necessarily playing the kind of music that she was into or listening to, but she liked the band. We made her feel relaxed very quickly, turning the whole session into a fun thing.</p> <p>“That was the year that I got the Signature guitars with single-coil active pickups. It’s very apparent on that song. The guitar has a clear, metallic sound to it that really sings. I got into that bright tone, and my sound was still very chorusy. I had gotten rid of all my Hiwatts and the Dean Markleys and was using primarily Marshalls again. I used 2x12 combos as well as the JCM800.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KGsQ5n9Qu0A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“SHOW DON’T TELL”</strong><br /> <em>Presto</em> (1989)</p> <p>“By then we were working with Rupert Hine as our producer. Oddly enough, I had been working on the basic ideas of that song at home and brought it to the studio when we started writing the record. We developed it from there. It was much heavier in the early version; the tempo had come up a little bit. </p> <p>"Rupert’s approach to the guitar sound was a little lighter than I wanted. That was partly my fault, because I was still using the Signature a lot, which didn’t lend itself to a very thick sound. That amp lineup stayed the same as before, and effects would come and go. I was fiddling around with whatever was new at the time, as I’ve always done.</p> <p>“We’d taken a seven-month break, which at that time had been our longest hiatus. We needed to clear the cobwebs and get away. We came into Presto feeling a lot more enthusiastic about working. The change to Atlantic Records was good because we felt like we needed a change all around. We were going into the Nineties, and it made everything fresher.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tiIPe9ow-BI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“STICK IT OUT”</strong><br /> <em>Counterparts</em> (1993)</p> <p>“I used a Peavey 5150 and a 100-watt Marshall JCM800. I had a [Roland] JC-120 as well that I used for some clean things, but primarily everything was done on the Peavey and the Marshall. The guitar was a ’72 Les Paul Standard that I had used on certain songs in the past. I used a dropped-D tuning and ran the guitar straight into the amp with no effects.</p> <p>“We had gone back to working with Peter Collins, who produced Hold Your Fire. We used a much more direct approach to recording, moving back toward the essence of what Rush was about as a three-piece. In retrospect, <em>Counterparts</em> didn’t work as well as we’d hoped, but it led us in the right direction. We’re much more satisfied with Test for Echo, which we view as a progression from Presto.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GgzNbPVb3zs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> <strong>“TEST FOR ECHO”</strong><br /> <em>Test for Echo</em> (1996)</p> <p>“There’s a lot of different stuff on there. I tuned the entire guitar down a whole step to a D standard tuning. I got a new Les Paul Custom with beautiful sustain, a heavy tone and a compact, but not too small, sound. In the choruses I used a Godin Acousti-Caster, which has a really interesting sound that is at the same time almost acoustic but definitely electric. </p> <p>"I used primarily Marshalls—50-watt and 100-watt JCM800 heads and two 30th Anniversary models—with four cabinets: two vintage 4x12s and two 1950 cabinets with Celestion 25-watt speakers. I used a DigiTech 2101 to knit everything together. The important thing with that is to use it through a good speaker simulator, like the Palmer. The compensated outputs on the 2101 don’t quite do it for me, but through the Palmer it has nice body and width.</p> <p>“I feel like we arrived with this record. There’s a particular feel that I don’t think we had before—a nice groove and a lot of really good Rush songs. I feel like we were all really together on this album. Although we strive for that all the time, it’s not always achievable. The mood was so good in the studio, and we were so unified in direction.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/deUirMqTV6A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/rush">Rush</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/geddy-lee">Geddy Lee</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-alex-lifeson-dissects-11-key-rush-songs-anthem-test-echo#comments Alex Lifeson Geddy lee GW Archive Rush Interviews News Features Magazine Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:15:02 +0000 Chris Gill 14609 at http://www.guitarworld.com New Book/CD: Step-by-Step Breakdown of Jeff Beck's Guitar Styles and Techniques http://www.guitarworld.com/new-bookcd-step-step-breakdown-jeff-becks-guitar-styles-and-techniques <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/jeff-beck-a-step-by-step-breakdown-of-his-guitar-styles-and-techniques/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=JeffBeckStepbystep">Take a deep breath and jump into the guitar adventure that is Jeff Beck.</a> </p> <p><em>Jeff Beck: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of His Guitar Styles and Techniques</em> is an exclusive book/CD pack that features in-depth analysis of the songs and solos that highlight Beck's career, from the Yardbirds to his landmark jazz-fusion albums of the Seventies to the present day.</p> <p><strong>Ten songs are analyzed, including:</strong></p> <p>• Beck's Bolero<br /> • Big Block<br /> • Cause We've Ended as Lovers<br /> • A Day in the Life<br /> • El Becko<br /> • Freeway Jam<br /> • Goodbye Pork Pie Hat<br /> • Led Boots<br /> • Over Under Sideways Down<br /> • Rock My Plimsoul</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/jeff-beck-a-step-by-step-breakdown-of-his-guitar-styles-and-techniques/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=JeffBeckStepbystep">This book/CD package is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $22.99.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oPBqk-0gWfQ" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/new-bookcd-step-step-breakdown-jeff-becks-guitar-styles-and-techniques#comments Jeff Beck News Features Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:07:11 +0000 Guitar World Staff 19170 at http://www.guitarworld.com Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll: "Patience" Vs. "Wild Horses" http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-patience-vs-wild-horses <!--paging_filter--><p>There’s no doubt that acoustic songs have played a lead role in in rock and roll. </p> <p>And while we’ve talked about many of these songs and their origins, taught you how to play them and shared many a thought about ‘em, we think it’s time to get down to brass tacks.</p> <p>While it’s been ridiculously hard to whittle our list down, we now present you with what we think are some of the best acoustic rock songs of all time. </p> <p>Over the next several weeks we’ll be giving you a chance to vote for your favorites as we aim to name the Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time presented by <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/">TC Electronic</a>!</p> <p>So come back every day and vote. And check out today’s entries below.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"PATIENCE," GUNS N' ROSES<br /> <em>GN'R Lies</em> (1988)</strong> </p> <p>Although <em>GN'R Lies</em> features a number of acoustic tracks, including the country-ish, darkly comedic "Used to Love Her" ("but I had to kill her" ... ), it was the lovelorn "Patience," a glacial-paced ballad, that marked the most radical left turn for the normally hard-rocking group, and also gave them one of their biggest hits. </p> <p>The song was recorded in a single take, with guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin and bassist Duff McKagan all on acoustics. Axl Rose, for his part, contributes some fine whistling at the intro. </p> <p>The final two minutes stand as Gn'R's "Kumbaya" moment, with the whole band cooing the song's title in sweet harmony. Then everybody got in a fight, but that's another story. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ErvgV4P6Fzc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>”WILD HORSES,” THE ROLLING STONES<br /> <em>Sticky Fingers</em> (1971)</strong></p> <p>Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the two cite it as the feel of “being a million miles from where you want to be.”</p> <p>The track features a 12-string acoustic guitar played by Richards, as well as Mick Taylor on acoustic guitar. The country and folk-influenced track is a crowd favorite at The Rolling Stones live shows, although appearing on only 1 of their live albums. </p> <p>To this day, “Wild Horses” is widely-used in various films and T.V. shows, such as ‘Parks &amp; Recreation’ and will always be a Stones stable. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QhwwCWkmYoc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>VOTE NOW: </p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/9033933.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/9033933/">Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time: "Patience" Vs "Wild Horses"</a></noscript></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View The Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/276426009/The-Best-Acoustic-Rock-Song-of-All-Time" style="text-decoration: underline;" >The Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/276426009/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_71945" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></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="/guns-n039-roses">Guns N&#039; Roses</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-patience-vs-wild-horses#comments Acoustic Nation Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Guns N' Roses News Patience Poll Polls The Rolling Stones Wild Horses Blogs News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:40:51 +0000 Acoustic Nation 25327 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitarist Plays 45 Scales in One Solo — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-plays-45-scales-one-solo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Today we bring you another video from <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/gmcguitar">gmcguitar</a>, the guys who brought you the ever-popular <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-vai-dimebag-yngwie-guitarist-imitates-30-shredders-one-solo">"Video: Guitarist Imitates 30 Shredders in One Solo."</a></p> <p>This time, a guitarist named Sinisa Cekic plays 45 scales in one solo. Of course, it wasn't done in one sitting (His guitar changes from time to time, and there are some edits), but he definitely manages to sneak in an impressive amount of scales, including Ethiopian Tizita minor, Spanish 8 tone, Super Lydian mode—and 42 others.</p> <p>Best of all, he provides fretboard diagrams for all the scales. </p> <p>For the tabs to every note played in this video, <a href="http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/45-Guitar-Scales-In-One-Solo/?utm_source=Youtube&amp;utm_medium=GMC+YT+Channel&amp;utm_campaign=45+Guitar+Scales+In+One+Solo+Lesson+YT">head here.</a> Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KRHIR69r4ZI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-plays-45-scales-one-solo-video#comments Sinisa Cekic WTF Videos News Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:40:47 +0000 Damian Fanelli 21145 at http://www.guitarworld.com Last Night at LA's Staples Center: Taylor Swift Rocks a Fender Jaguar and St. Vincent Shreds http://www.guitarworld.com/last-night-las-staples-center-taylor-swift-rocks-fender-jaguar-and-st-vincent-shreds/25356 <!--paging_filter--><p>Guitar news from a Taylor Swift show? Well, yes!</p> <p>Swift rocked a Fender Jaguar during last night’s sold-out show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. </p> <p>Sure, we recognize Swift as an ultra-successful pop/country singer, but these moves (top video) show a femme fatale rocking out in front of 15,000 people.</p> <p>As a bonus, Swift was joined by Beck and guitarist Annie Clark—better known as St. Vincent—who provided some fine shredding while strutting around onstage in high heels (bottom video).</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XnjW_GtyTDY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aLVeVI9n7KE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/last-night-las-staples-center-taylor-swift-rocks-fender-jaguar-and-st-vincent-shreds/25356#comments Beck St. Vincent Taylor Swift Videos News Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:21:15 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25356 at http://www.guitarworld.com The 10 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/10-greatest-led-zeppelin-songs/25353 <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>From “Dazed and Confused” to “Achilles Last Stand” … from “Heartbreaker” to “Ten Years Gone” … <em>Guitar World</em> presents a critical analysis of the classic-rock group’s 10 best tracks.</strong></p> <p>With the recent-ish release of <em>Celebration Day</em>, the concert film immortalizing Led Zeppelin’s historic and most likely final reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, guitarist-producer Jimmy Page reminded the world just how profoundly great and enduring his band’s music is. </p> <p>In homage to what is arguably hard rock’s most innovative group (and certainly its most influential), what follows is a tour of 10 of the most celebrated Led Zeppelin songs, with a focus on the guitar playing, songwriting and arranging genius of the quartet’s visionary founder. </p> <p>If you'd like to explore this topic further, be sure to check out <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/50-greatest-led-zeppelin-songs">The 50 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs,</a> which also was written by Jimmy Brown. Enjoy!<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>10. “Heartbreaker” (<em>Led Zeppelin II</em>)</strong></p> <p>With its menacing, octave-doubled blues-scale riffs and sexy string bends, this song epitomizes the “Led Zeppelin swagger.” Interestingly, the verse riff features Jones strumming root-fifth power chords on bass, treated with overdrive and tremolo, while Page alternately lays back on decidedly thinner-sounding thumb-fretted octaves—a signature technique heard in his and Jimi Hendrix’s rhythm guitar styles—and punches barre-chord accents together with the bass and drums. </p> <p>Page recorded the song with his 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, which he had recently bought from Joe Walsh, playing the guitar through his newly acquired 100-watt Marshall amplifier. The song also showcases some of Jimmy’s most aggressive, inspired soloing, including a free-form, tantrum-like a capella breakdown section. </p> <p>Page recorded the breakdown while the band was touring the U.S., using a studio different from the one where the rest of the song’s tracks were cut. He was unaware that his guitar on that particular section was tuned slightly sharp of the rest of the tracks, which are at concert pitch. The discrepancy goes unnoticed to most listeners and only becomes obvious if one goes to play along with the entire recording.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BZ7CZ7nLWZ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>09. "The Rain Song" (<em>Houses of the Holy</em>)</strong></p> <p>Performed in an unusual tuning (low to high, D G C G C D) with lots of ringing open strings and unison-doubled notes, this beautiful song features a sophisticated chord progression that was initially inspired by Beatle George Harrison, who challenged Page to write a ballad. </p> <p>After playfully evoking the verse section of Harrison’s “Something” on the first three chords of “The Rain Song,” Page veers off into an ultimately more ambitious and original progression. Particularly inventive and cool sounding is the Hawaiian-flavored dominant-ninth chord slide that precedes the first lyric line of each verse.</p> <p>When asked to explain why the studio version of “The Rain Song” is in the key of G while the live version, as heard in the film <em>The Song Remains the Same</em>, is in A, Page replied, “It surprises me to hear you say that, because I thought they were both in A. Okay, the [live] tuning is [low to high] E A D A D E. </p> <p>The only two strings that change are the G, which goes up to A, and the B, which goes up to D.” Page explained how he arrived at this unusual tuning. “I altered the strings around so that I’d have an octave on the A notes and an octave on the D notes, and still have the two E#,” he said. “Then I just went to see what finger positions would work.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CxEu0QN6nzk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>08. “Ten Years Gone” (<em>Physical Graffiti</em>)</strong></p> <p>Like “The Rain Song,” this heart-warming yet heavy ballad demonstrates Page’s intuitive harmonic depth and sophistication, as he employs jazzy, “expensive”-sounding maj7, maj13, min9, dim7 and maj6/9 chords as effortlessly as Burt Bacharach, minus the associated schmaltz. </p> <p>The song’s instrumental interlude, which begins at 2:31, is particularly sweet and rich sounding. It features a laid-back, phaser-treated lead guitar melody with soulful double-stops over a bass, drums and clean, jangly rhythm guitar accompaniment. Also noteworthy is Page’s doubling of the chorus riff, first heard at 0:32, with an electric sitar.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o2AEnLAP9XY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>07. “Communication Breakdown” (<em>Led Zeppelin</em>)</strong></p> <p>With its down-picked “pumping” eighth notes and syncopated power-chord stabs, this song’s urgent verse riff embodies the spirit of Chuck Berry–style rock and roll. Not surprisingly, it served as the quintessential prototype for both heavy metal and punk rhythm guitar. </p> <p>Page’s piercing, well-crafted solo, with its climactic, chromatically ascending unison bends, is like Berry on steroids and demonstrates that Page, on his new band’s freshman outing, was already thinking “outside the box,” both figuratively and literally (the physical “box” being a pentatonic fretboard shape).</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n5PvAi8PTsI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>06. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” (<em>Led Zeppelin III</em>)</strong></p> <p>Jimmy’s impassioned guitar solo in this highly dramatic Chicago-style slow blues song is among his most inspired and emotive. </p> <p>The song’s chord changes and structure are truly original, and in his rhythm guitar part Page plays an inventively slick turnaround phrase at the end of each chorus (initially from 1:06–1:12) that mimics a steel guitar, with a bent note woven into and placed on top of two successive chord voicings. </p> <p>What makes this phrase so interesting and enigmatic is how, over the second chord, Dbmaj7 (played on organ by John Paul Jones) Page bends a C note up to D natural—the flat nine of Dbmaj7—and manages to make it sound “right.” It’s something few musicians apart from Miles Davis would have the guts to do.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8RfOaAj7E5g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>05. “Whole Lotta Love” (<em>Led Zeppelin II</em>)</strong></p> <p>This song has one of the coolest intro and verse riffs ever written. Not content to play it “straight,” as his blues-rock contemporaries might have done, Page inserts a subtle, secret ingredient into this part, giving it that x factor and a spine-tingling quality. </p> <p>Instead of playing the riff’s second and fourth note—D, on the A string’s fifth fret—by itself, he doubles it with the open D string (akin to the way one would go about tuning the guitar using the traditional “fifth-fret” method), then proceeds to bend the fretted D note approximately a quarter step sharp by pushing it sideways with his index finger. </p> <p>The harmonic turbulence created by the two pitches drifting slightly out of tune with each other is abrasive to the sensibilities and musically haunting, but the tension is short-lived and soon relieved, as Page quickly moves on to a rock-solid E5 power chord. “I used to do that sort of thing all over the place,” said Page. “I did it during the main riff to ‘Four Sticks’ too.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uiLKT5rPHBA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>04. “The Song Remains the Same” (<em>Houses of the Holy</em>)</strong></p> <p>Like a getaway chase on a stolen horse, this ambitiously arranged song, with its galloping rhythms and fleet-footed solos, is guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush. Particularly noteworthy is Page’s decision to overlay two electric 12-string guitars during the song’s opening chord punches, each playing different and seemingly irreconcilable triads, such as the pairing of C major and A major. </p> <p>“I’m just moving the open D chord shape up into different positions,” Page told <em>Guitar World</em> in 1993. “There actually are two guitars on this section. Each is playing basically the same thing, except the second guitar is substituting different chords on some of the hits.”</p> <p>He adds, “ ‘The Song Remains the Same’ was originally going to be an instrumental, like an overture to ‘The Rain Song,’ but Robert [Plant] had some other ideas about it! I do remember taking the guitar all the way through it, like an instrumental. It really didn’t take that long to put together—it was probably constructed in a day. And then of course I worked out a few overdubs.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4m2FhRv8xF0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>03. “Stairway to Heaven” (<em>Led Zeppelin IV</em>)</strong></p> <p>Jimmy Page trampled over two rules of pop music with this masterpiece: it’s more than eight minutes long, a previously prohibitive length for pop radio formats, and the tempo speeds up as the song unfolds. </p> <p>“Stairway” is the epitome of Page’s brilliance as not only a guitarist, but also as a composer and arranger, as he layers six-string acoustic and 12-string electric guitars throughout the song in a gradual crescendo that culminates in what many consider to be the perfect rock guitar solo, performed on his trusty 1959 Fender “Dragon” Telecaster (his go-to guitar in the early days of Led Zeppelin).</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9Q7Vr3yQYWQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>02. “Dazed and Confused” (live version, <em>The Song Remains the Same</em>)</strong></p> <p>Clocking in at more than 28 minutes, this marathon performance marks the apex of this song’s evolution and showcases some of Led Zeppelin’s most intense jamming and collective improvisation in a variety of styles. Page is at the height of his powers here, in terms of both chops and creative vision, never at a loss for a worthwhile musical idea. </p> <p>The otherworldly violin-bow interlude, beginning in earnest at 9:10 and spanning nearly seven minutes, is particularly inspired, and Page’s use of tape echo and wah effects in conjunction with the bow is absolutely brilliant.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZQgYn23Xvck" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>01. “Achilles Last Stand” (<em>Presence</em>)</strong></p> <p>This epic, 10-minute song is Page’s crowning achievement in guitar orchestration. </p> <p>The ensemble arrangement, bookended by a swirling, unresolved arpeggio loop, really begins to blossom at 1:57, and from this point on, Page spins numerous melodic variations over top of the jangly, plaintive Em-Cadd9#11 chord progression that underpins most of the composition. </p> <p>Interestingly, Page previewed this chord vamp in the 1973 live version of “Dazed and Confused” that appears on <em>The Soundtrack to The Song Remains the Same</em>, beginning at 5:52.</p> <p>Thoughtful consideration was put into the stereo image of each guitar track, which keeps the entire recording crisp despite the dense arrangement. The song also features one of Page’s most lyrical guitar solos (and one of his personal favorites).</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YWOuzYvksRw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/robert-plant">Robert Plant</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/10-greatest-led-zeppelin-songs/25353#comments 10 Best 10 Best Songs January 2013 Jimmy Brown Jimmy Page John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin Robert Plant Top 10 Guitar World Lists News Features Magazine Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:32:49 +0000 Jimmy Brown 25353 at http://www.guitarworld.com Slim Wray Premiere "Take It Or Leave It" Music Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/slim-wray-premiere-take-it-or-leave-it-music-video-exclusive/25352 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Slim Wray's new "Take It Or Leave It" music video.</p> <p>In the clip, which you can check out below, you can watch the Brooklyn-based garage rockers—Ryan Houser (vocals/guitar), Chris Moran (drums) and Brian Lawlor (bass)—visit popular New York City sites while performing from the back of a U-Haul truck.</p> <p>It turns out this "thrash 'n dash" idea was a plan two years in the making.</p> <p>"We were having a few drinks and joking around about video concepts when we came up with the idea of a 'thrash and dash," when you just pop into a convenience store or church, rock out for a song, piss off everyone and then run on the next spot," the band told <em>Guitar World.</em> </p> <p>"Chris said he had always to put on a show in the back of a U-Haul—so we decided to put the two things together. We'd “thrash and dash” from the back of a truck.</p> <p>"It was a beautiful Saturday morning, one of those nice summer days in New York City where everyone and their mother was out and about. We picked several high-traffic areas ahead of time: the corner of Bedford and 6th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; the edge of Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, St. Marks and Chinatown. We wanted the video to feel like a mini-tour of New York City. The idea is that we'd drive up to a crowded area, throw open the back door and just start rocking out. We’d play just the one song, “Take It Or Leave it,” close the back door and drive on to the next target."</p> <p>"Take It Or Leave It" is from the band's new EP, <em>Post No Bills.</em> </p> <p><strong>For more about Slim Wray, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/slimwrayband?fref=ts">Facebook</a> and visit <a href="http://www.slimwray.com/">slimwray.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/K-en5KNALtY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/slim-wray-premiere-take-it-or-leave-it-music-video-exclusive/25352#comments Slim Wray Videos News Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:31:25 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25352 at http://www.guitarworld.com Joe Satriani Lesson: Go "Pick Surfing" with Satch! — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-joe-satriani-goes-pick-surfing-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier this summer, Joe Satriani visited <em>Guitar World</em> to shoot a few lesson videos. In fact, you can see his new column in the October 2015 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>—<a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/shredding-alien-joe-satriani-two-effective-approaches-building-melodies/25278">or right here.</a></p> <p>Anyway, he had some time left over to shoot a few licks. We've shared two of them already, and here's the third!</p> <p>This lick features fast pick tapping on the high E string, with a wah pedal used as a filter effect. You might recognize it from <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/100-greatest-guitar-solos-no-30-surfing-alien-joe-satriani">"Surfing with the Alien."</a></p> <p>We're calling it "Pick Surfing." Enjoy!</p> <p><strong>For more about Satch and his new studio album, <em>Shockwave Supernova,</em> visit <a href="http://www.satriani.com/splash/">satriani.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tvZYWoRjMPE" 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="/joe-satriani">Joe Satriani</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-joe-satriani-goes-pick-surfing-video#comments Joe Satriani Surfing With the Alien Videos News Lessons Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:04:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24820 at http://www.guitarworld.com October 2015 Guitar World: Lamb of God, 20 Best Gig-Ready Combo Amps, Guide to Cry Baby Wahs and More http://www.guitarworld.com/october-2015-guitar-world-lamb-god-20-best-gig-ready-combo-amps-guide-crybaby-wahs-and-more/25313 <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-october-15/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWOCT15">The all-new October 2015 issue of Guitar World is available now!</a></strong></p> <p><em>Guitar World’s</em> October 2015 issue features <strong>Lamb of God</strong> front and center.</p> <p>Guitarist Mark Morton touches on the subject he’s least interested in addressing. The 2012 arrest of vocalist Randy Blythe in Prague for allegedly committing manslaughter.</p> <p>It was super-heavy and a depressing thing to go through. Those feeling just don’t go away because now it’s over. He also introduces the band’s latest album, <em>VII: Sturm Und Drand.</em></p> <p>Then it's on to <em>Pop Evil. With their popularity surging, the hard rocking quintet from Michigan are up and have every reason to be.</em></p> <p><strong>Dunlop Cry Baby Wah:</strong> They can be classed into three general categories: Vintage, Multifunctional and Signature. For 35 years Dunlop has been the major players in the wah-wah game. We round up nine of the company’s current offerings to help you decide wah is right for you.</p> <p><strong>Five Songs with Tabs for Guitar and Bass:</strong></p> <p>• YES, "Roundabout"<br /> • LAMB OF GOD, ''RUIN"<br /> • METALLICA, "The Four Horsemen"<br /> • RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, "Higher Ground"<br /> • SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, "Kick Me"</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-october-15/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWOCT15">The all-new October 2015 issue of Guitar World is available at the Guitar World Online Store!</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-08-12%20at%201.01.33%20PM_1.png" width="620" height="809" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/october-2015-guitar-world-lamb-god-20-best-gig-ready-combo-amps-guide-crybaby-wahs-and-more/25313#comments October 2015 News Features Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:44:34 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25313 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica Release Fly-on-the-Wall Footage from August 20 Show in Bergen, Norway — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-release-fly-wall-footage-august-20-bergen-norway-show-video/25351 <!--paging_filter--><p>Metallica have posted some brand-new "fly on the wall" footage their August 20 show in Bergen, Norway. Thanks to embeddable YouTube videos, you can check it out below!</p> <p>The footage, which was shot by the official MetOnTour reporter, includes their sound check, Rob and Kirk in the meet-and-greet zone, the Tuning Room and "The Day That Never Comes" from the show itself.</p> <p>The entire Bergen set is available for download and on CD at LiveMetallica.com. Check out the links below to purchase.</p> <p><strong>Metallica's August 20 setlist:</strong></p> <p>"Fuel"<br /> "For Whom The Bell Tolls"<br /> "Metal Militia"<br /> "King Nothing"<br /> "Disposable Heroes"<br /> - Kirk Solo #1 -<br /> "The Day That Never Comes"<br /> "Lords Of Summer"<br /> "The Unforgiven"<br /> "Sad But True"<br /> - Bass Solo -<br /> "Frayed Ends Of Sanity"<br /> "One"<br /> "Master Of Puppets"<br /> "The Memory Remains"<br /> - Kirk Solo #2 -<br /> "Fade To Black"<br /> "Seek And Destroy"<br /> "Whiskey In The Jar"<br /> "Nothing Else Matters"<br /> "Enter Sandman"</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.livemetallica.com/live-music/0,501/Metallica-mp3-flac-download-8-20-2015-Bergenhus-Fortress-Bergen-NOR.html">Download the set</a> | <a href="http://www.metallica.com/products/LM20150820.asp">Buy the set on CD</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Nzeerti4hKo" 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="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-release-fly-wall-footage-august-20-bergen-norway-show-video/25351#comments Metallica Videos News Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:34:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25351 at http://www.guitarworld.com Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll: "Lola" Vs. "Jack & Diane" http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-lola-vs-jack-diane <!--paging_filter--><p>There’s no doubt that acoustic songs have played a lead role in in rock and roll. </p> <p>And while we’ve talked about many of these songs and their origins, taught you how to play them and shared many a thought about ‘em, we think it’s time to get down to brass tacks.</p> <p>While it’s been ridiculously hard to whittle our list down, we now present you with what we think are some of the best acoustic rock songs of all time. </p> <p>Over the next several weeks we’ll be giving you a chance to vote for your favorites as we aim to name the Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time presented by <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/">TC Electronic</a>!</p> <p>So come back every day and vote. And check out today’s entries below.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>”LOLA,” THE KINKS<br /> <em>Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One</em> (1970)</strong></p> <p>“Lola” is a classic hit by The Kinks, with a story revolving around meeting a beautiful cross dresser, who originally fooled the subject into believing that he was female. </p> <p>The song was ahead of its time in 1970, and many stations banned it from getting airplay in Australia because of “controversial subject matter.” Another key factor in the censorship of the song came from the BBC, who banned the track because of the product placement (they have a policy against any product placement in songs) of Coca Cola, forcing singer Ray Davies to change the lyrics to “cherry cola” in order to get radio play. </p> <p>The Kinks are widely recognized by this song (and their monster-hit, “You Really Got Me”), and play it to this day. “Lola"" is also well-loved by the band, because of the controversial subject matter and arrangement of the track. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nVXmMMSo47s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>”JACK &amp; DIANE,” JOHN MELLENCAMP<br /> <em>American Fool</em> (1982)</strong></p> <p>The hit song “Jack &amp; Diane” was released in 1982 and made waves. It spent 4 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, and is John Mellencamp’s most successful track. </p> <p>Mellencamp based the song on the film ‘Sweet Bird of Youth.’ With lyrics revolving around the tale of a young couple growing up, and taking in all of life’s experiences, it’s a tale of fleeting youth. </p> <p>In terms of recording, Mellencamp has said it was a rough one to get through: “When I play it on guitar by myself, it sounds great; but I could never get the band to play along with me. That’s why the arrangement’s so weird. Stopping and starting, it’s not very musical.” </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/h04CH9YZcpI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>VOTE NOW:</p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/9033922.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/9033922/">Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time: "Lola" Vs "Jack &amp; Diane"</a></noscript></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View The Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/276121062/The-Best-Acoustic-Rock-Song-of-All-Time" style="text-decoration: underline;" >The Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/276121062/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_33746" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-lola-vs-jack-diane#comments Acoustic Nation Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Jack & Diane John Cougar Mellencamp Lola News Poll Polls The Kinks Blogs News Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:33:34 +0000 Acoustic Nation 25326 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Winery Dogs Premiere New Song, "Oblivion" http://www.guitarworld.com/winery-dogs-premiere-new-song-oblivion/25348 <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out the premiere of the new Winery Dogs song “Oblivion” below. The track is from <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/the-winery-dogs-announce-new-album-and-tour-coming-in-fall/53545">the band’s forthcoming album,</a> <em>Hot Streak.</em></p> <p>This will be the second album from the group, which features guitarist Richie Kotzen, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy. </p> <p>“I feel we’ve taken the band to another level,” Kotzen says of Hot Streak. “The compositions are stronger on this album. I feel more connected lyrically and musically to what I did on this record than on the last one. We’ve widened the musical scope of the band on this record and moved it forward.”</p> <p>Hot Streak arrives on October 2 and can be preordered <a href="http://www.myplaydirect.com/the-winery-dogs?utm_medium=affiliate&amp;utm_source=LS-je6NUbpObpQ&amp;utm_campaign=LSOFFER-205352&amp;utm_content=LSCR-10-1&amp;cid=LSOFFER-205352&amp;siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-UPk0ot8b32Av268KwBHhSQ&amp;LSNSUBSITE=Omitted_je6NUbpObpQ">here.</a> The Winery Dogs will tour on behalf of the album.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218114717%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-clhy6&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" height="166" width="100%"></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="/richie-kotzen">Richie Kotzen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/billy-sheehan">Billy Sheehan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/winery-dogs-premiere-new-song-oblivion/25348#comments Billy Sheehan Richie Kotzen The Winery Dogs News Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:19:20 +0000 Christopher Scapelliti 25348 at http://www.guitarworld.com PRS Guitars Introduces 58/15 Limited Edition Custom 24 Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-debuts-5815-limited-edition-custom-24/25345 <!--paging_filter--><p>When Paul Reed Smith and the R&amp;D team at PRS ramped up their dissection and testing of pickups a couple years ago, it became very clear very quickly that something new was about to be born. </p> <p>Enter the PRS 58/15 pickups, introduced for PRS’s 30th-anniversary year.</p> <p>The 58/15 Limited Edition is a culmination of various features that the Custom 24 has seen throughout the last 30 years and is built around these new vintage-voiced 58/15 pickups. </p> <p>Other appointments on these instruments include solid shell birds, similar to those found on Reed Smith's pre-factory and early production guitars, fretboard binding, a preview of a new headstock signature inlay and the Gen III PRS patented tremolo, which has been updated to further support the fidelity of the guitar’s tone and maximize sustain.</p> <p>Each 58/15 equipped Custom 24 guitar will have an artist grade figured maple top, mahogany back, 24-fret, 25” scale length ‘Pattern Regular’ or ‘Pattern Thin’ mahogany neck with gaboon ebony fretboard, Solid Shell “Blue Purple” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Regular neck) or Solid Shell “Dark Special” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Thin neck), gaboon ebony headstock veneer with green abalone signature, Phase III locking tuners, 58/15 treble and bass pickups, one volume and one push/pull tone control with a PRS three-way toggle pickup selector. </p> <p>Guitars are set up with PRS .10-.46 strings and are shipped in a PRS Black Paisley Hardshell Artist Case.</p> <p>The 58/15 Custom 24 limited run will total 150 pieces worldwide: 50 of each color (Faded Whale Blue with Natural Back, Black Gold Burst with natural binding, Charcoal Burst), 25 of each color having a Pattern Regular neck carve with Solid Shell “Blue Purple” Red Abalone Bird inlays and 25 having a Pattern Thin neck carve with Solid Shell “Dark Special” Red Abalone Bird inlays.</p> <p><strong>For more information, watch the video below and visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/5815/">prsguitars.com</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fEwFo5HuRVY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-debuts-5815-limited-edition-custom-24/25345#comments PRS PRS Guitars Accessories Videos News Gear Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:32:17 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25345 at http://www.guitarworld.com Fear Factory Premiere "Regenerate" Lyric Video http://www.guitarworld.com/fear-factory-premiere-regenerate-lyric-video/25346 <!--paging_filter--><p>Fear Factory have unveiled the lyric video for their new single, "Regenerate." </p> <p>The track is from the band's new album, <em>Genexus</em>, which hit stores August 7 via Nuclear Blast. You can grab a copy <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/genexus/id1005198167/">right here</a>. </p> <p>You can check it out below. Let us know what you think in the comments and on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yRzlultnnQw" 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="/fear-factory">Fear Factory</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/fear-factory-premiere-regenerate-lyric-video/25346#comments Fear Factory Videos News Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:24:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25346 at http://www.guitarworld.com