As you probably know by now, Yngwie Malmsteen is headlining the Guitar Gods Tour, a note-filled jaunt — also featuring Gary Hoey and Guns N' Roses' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal — that is now working its way from Seattle (June 26) to Houston (July 12).
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.
It turns out Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is a film director. Who knew? Below, check out a short film, The Truth, which was directed by Durst, who also stars as Evan Jealous, a motivational speaker/spiritual leader who enjoys hitting people with chairs.
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When a big-name guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded. Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck — as a session guitarist — has rarely disappointed. Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.
Classical guitar songs and techniques have inspired modern artists ranging from the Doors to Metallica. In this new DVD, 20 Essential Classical Licks, you'll develop the essential skills required to play fingerstyle on a nylon-string acoustic guitar, such as arpeggio patterns and techniques, rolling triplets and sextuplets, natural and artificial harmonics, grace-note embellishments, tremolo picking and much more.
He is held in the highest regard by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, was close friends with Jimi Hendrix, and his mid-Sixties recordings with the Yardbirds invented the sound for heavy metal guitar. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is ...