Much like a certain the Who guitarist proclaiming the death of the electric guitar back in the '80s, the Kaiser Chiefs have expressed similar concerns about the fate of our beloved instruments -- although their gripe is the music industry, not the synthesizer.
Beginning this year at Radio Festival, there will be an annual lecture on the state of the music industry given by a guest speaker. The series is to be named after esteemed British DJ, journalist and record producer John Peel.
With their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth scheduled for a February 2012 release, Testament - with original members Alex Skolnick and Greg Christian back in the fold - are well on their way to reclaiming the Bay Area thrash dominance they held in the late eighties and early nineties.
Researchers at Goldsmiths University have been looking into the mathematical and physical properties (i.e. sound waves) of songs, trying to determine exactly what makes a song catchy in the first place.
As reported earlier, Edisun recently stopped by Guitar World HQ to talk gear, specifically their love of G&L guitar and BBE pedals. You can check out those videos here.But that wasn't all. The guys also favored us with a few stripped-down renditions of songs taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which was released last year.
On a new DVD available at the Guitar World Online Store, GW editor and instructor Andy Aledort takes you deep into Clapton's style during his Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers and Cream years, breaking down "The Cream of Eric Clapton."
Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers, a Montreal-based quartet built around a classical harp (often run through a fuzz pedal), stopped into the Guitar World offices recently to talk about the band's new self-titled album, which came out September 27 via Secret City Records -- and also to show us unique his tackle-box guitar.