The recent passing of the great B.B. King has inspired a host of casual blues fans to dig deep into their record collection—or into the depths of their iTunes libraries—to get a refresher course on exactly what made King so special. Oddly enough, I had actually started revisited his expansive catalog the week before he became ill back in April.
Earlier this month, Finnish shredders Santa Cruz visited the Guitar World studio to play "We Are the Ones to Fall," a track from their self-titled 2015 album. They also caused a bit of mayhem and destruction!
YouTuber Jared Dines and Anthony Vincent of “Ten Second Songs” have teamed up and collaborated to create a cover of “The Star Spangled Banner” in 10 different song styles, including one in the form of death metal.
Below, behold the 42-string Picasso guitar! The bizarre instrument, which was built for jazz god Pat Metheny about 30 years ago by luthier Linda Manzer, was inspired by the cubist paintings of its well-known-painter namesake.
Guitar World celebrates the heaviest of the heavy—from "Revolution Is My Name" to "This Love" ... from "Cemetery Gates" to "Cowboys from Hell" ... Check out our guide to the 25 greatest Pantera songs of all time!
Guitar World’s July 2015 issue features Lynyrd Skynyrd. As they gear up to release their latest live record, One More for the Fans! guitarist Gary Rossington reflects on his career as the sole surviving original member of the Southern rock giants.
Ever wanted to hear Metallica's "Master of Puppets" with the drum sound of "St. Anger"? Probably not. But in case the curiosity strikes you, YouTube user data_dreams 2000 has created a mix of "Master of Puppets" with the infamously dull drum sound of "St. Anger."
Nearly all of the greats use arpeggios. Yet, if you're like a lot of guitarists, you might be shying away from them because you fear being overwhelmed by the "Twin Ts": theory and technique. If you have a basic understanding of how chords work, though, it's high time to get your feet wet.
The Milk Carton Kids' Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are studied craftsmen of the folk tradition. Over the course of their five years together as a band, they have mastered the delicate vocal harmonies, sophisticated songwriting and subtle musical interplay set forth by seminal folk duos such as Simon and Garfunkel or Welch and Rawlins.