Last week, protesters from the Occupy Wall Street (or, #OccupyWallStreet) campaign got a special treat and a little relief from the harsh realities of sleeping in a park in New York City in the form of musical performances by Jeff Mangum and Talib Kweli.
Here are more behind-the-scenes photos from our upcoming 2012 Holiday Review Guide, which is coming to newsstands and the Guitar World online store in November. We'll be rolling out several more behind-the-scenes photo galleries up until the newsstand date, November 22.
First things first: We don’t want you to stop playing guitar. After all, Guitar World is a magazine for guitarists, and so playing guitar is something we promote. Pursuing a special interest, however, has its hazards. For one, approached with the wrong outlook, your hobby/vocation could lead to pathological behavior. Indeed, much like The Force, the guitar, once mastered, can be used either for good or for evil.
Jazz label Abstract Logix has just released a two-DVD set from 2010’s New World Music Festival featuring some of the greatest jazz rock fusion guitarists, including John McLaughlin, Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz and Alex Machacek.
As director of R&D and Private Stock at Paul Reed Smith, Joe Knaggs designed some of the company’s most compelling guitars—the astonishingly lightweight McCarty Archtop and Hollowbody, the timeless Singlecut and the handsomely retro Mira and Starla, among others. But recently, after two decades at PRS, Knaggs felt it was time to move on. After an amicable split with the company, he started Knaggs Guitars with former PRS Director of Global Sales and Marketing, Peter Wolf.
As previously reported, Judas Priest took the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Friday night, playing "Breaking the Law" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'." You can check out video from the performance below.
Back in August, we reported on rumors of a Black Sabbath reunion. The news came by way of an apparently off-the-record statement made by guitarist Tony Iommi to a reporter for the Birmingham Mail. While Iommi was quick to issue an apology and made clear he never made the news public, we were quick to point out that no outright denial had been made.