During the final week of 1971, The Band played four legendary concerts at New York City’s Academy of Music, ushering in the new year with some seriously great performances, including new horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and a surprise guest appearance by Bob Dylan.
Life Without You: Thirty years ago, Stevie Ray Vaughan took the world by storm with Texas Flood. As Sony releases the ultimate anniversary edition of that album, we celebrate the phenomenal rise of the last great blues guitar hero of the 20th century.
Former Star Trek and T.J. Hooker star William Shatner, 82, has announced another album. His latest effort, Ponder the Mystery, will feature guest appearances by guitarists Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Vince Gill and Robby Krieger of the Doors and will be released October 8.
The September 30 edition of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon featured an SNL-style phony infomercial for a new album, The Avett Brothers Sing Heavy Metal. The clip, which you can check out below, shows the hugely successful US folk band, the Avett Brothers, performing Iron Maiden‘s "Run to the Hills," Black Sabbath‘s "Iron Man" and Metallica‘s "One."
Why should guitarists have all the fun? GuitarWorld.com recently launched a readers poll in partnership with Samson — the Greatest Rock Singers of All Time! We're certain that, even though our core readership is mainly made up of guitarists from different genres, locations and age groups, you — like us — have strong opinions about the skills (or lack thereof) of some of rock's most legendary singers.
Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke.
Railhammer has released its new Gnarly 90 pickup, which features P90 tone in a standard humbucker-size box. The Gnarly 90 is designed to capture the tone of a vintage P90 and offer the advantages of Railhammer's rail/pole configuration. Using 44-gauge wire and dual alnico 5 magnets, the tone has the signature lower mid whine and raw attack typical of a classic P90.
Periphery's new music video for "Ragnarock" can be seen below. The video, which was shot during the 2013 edition of Summer Slaughter in the US, was directed by Jeff Holcomb. It's from the band's latest album, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal.
Below, check out a just-published (September 30) demo video of Epiphone's Ultra-339 guitar. In the clip, Will Jones (aka Dr. Epiphone) and Aljon Go visit Sweetwater to demonstrate the semi-hollowbody model.
Metallica, who recently spent a great deal of seriously quality time in New York City while promoting their new film, Through the Never, have posted an official recap video of their September 21 show at New York City's 1,500-capacity Apollo Theater. You can check out the complete video — all 22-plus minutes of it (perfect for your lunch break) — below.