Yesterday, Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head during a knife fight with his brother. Thomson, 41, and his younger brother, Andrew, 35, were taken to a hospital in separate ambulances after the incident, which took place in the front garden of the guitarist's home in Clive, Iowa.
C. F. Martin & Co. announced it has received a patent for its guitar-neck-joint router system, originally introduced in 2012. Created and spearheaded by Theresa Hoffman, engineering project manager at Martin, the machine is a complex combination of measuring sensors, a scanning probe, aluminum tooling and three different cutting tools.
In this new DVD, Keith Richards and The Coolest Guitarists of All Time, Guitar World editor and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to play in the styles of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards -- and other legendary guitarists.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Filthy F$cking Rich," a new song by New York City-based alt/soul rockers the Benjees. The track is from their forthcoming album, Alright Alright Alright.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive playthrough video of "The Absence of Purity" by Abiotic's John Matos and Matt Mendez. The song is from the band's latest album, Casuistry, which will be released April 21 via Metal Blade. The album is already available for pre-order here.
This month, I’d like to delve deeper into concepts for expanding scalar ideas across the fretboard. As in the previous columns, I’ll demonstrate how to move diagonally across the fretboard to connect scale positions, an approach that I employ to a great extent to play melodic phrases and solos.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
With prices of 1970s-era Bad Stone phase shifter pedals soaring, and a steady stream of guitarists asking EHX founder and president Mike Matthews to reissue the pedal, the project was given the green light. The newly minted Bad Stone is faithful to the original circuit design and three-knob control layout, but now it comes in a compact nano-sized package designed to appeal to space-conscious users.