News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all en Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah Vs. Cry Baby Multi-Wah http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-cry-baby-classic-wah-wah-vs-cry-baby-multi-wah <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2!</p> <p>For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.</p> <p>Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the <strong>Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah</strong> goes foot to foot against the <strong>Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> (66.14 percent) destroyed the <strong>Way Huge Echo-Puss Delay</strong> (33.86 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/gcb95f-cry-baby-classic">Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah</a></strong></p> <p>The heart and soul of the original wah pedals was the legendary Fasel inductor, and the Cry Baby Classic has it. Why is that important? Because the Fasel inductor was the key to the gorgeous tone, voice, and sweep of those first wahs. Plus, these inductors have been unavailable for decades. Now you can get that magic tone again. Go back in time with the Cry Baby Classic with Fasel Inside. Hear what you've been missing.</p> <p><strong>NOTE: For today's matchup, we have only one demo video. Both pedals are demoed in the same clip. We'll go back to our two-video format tomorrow. Enjoy!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Bw6PNyN9-JY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/535q-cry-baby-multi-wah">Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah</a></strong></p> <p>The 535Q is the Swiss Army knife of wah pedals. It provides control over the most important wah parameters, making it easy for you to create your ultimate wah tone. Select the frequency center of the effect, then dial in the frequency range to be swept by the pedal. From narrow and sharp to broad and subtle, this amazing wah can deliver it. Once you've got your sound, make sure it gets heard with the adjustable, switchable boost that can create endless sustain on any note.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jmLRkgWwGRQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8464016.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8464016/">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah Vs. Cry Baby Multi-Wah</a></noscript></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Got a Late Start Today Sheet1 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/247151416/Got-a-Late-Start-Today-Sheet1" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Got a Late Start Today Sheet1</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/247151416/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_86870" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-cry-baby-classic-wah-wah-vs-cry-baby-multi-wah#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Poll Polls Videos Effects News Features Gear Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:30:41 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22916 Learn Heart and Soul of Country with 'The Best of Johnny Cash Songbook' http://www.guitarworld.com/learn-heart-and-soul-country-best-johnny-cash-songbook <!--paging_filter--><p>Learn all your favorite Johnny Cash songs with <em>The Best of Johnny Cash Songbook</em> (Second Edition), which is <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/tab-books/products/the-best-of-johnny-cash-songbook/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BestJohnnyCash">available now at the Guitar World Online Store</a>. </p> <p>The book features 27 songs from the heart and soul of country, including "A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire" and "I Walk the Line."</p> <p>All the songs are in easy arrangements with notes and tabs. </p> <p>Songs Include:</p> <p>• "A Boy Named Sue"<br /> • "Cry, Cry, Cry"<br /> • "Daddy Sang Bass"<br /> • "Folsom Prison Blues"<br /> • "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"<br /> • "I Walk the Line"<br /> • "It Ain't Me Babe"<br /> • "Jackson"<br /> • "Orange Blossom Special"<br /> • "Ring of Fire"<br /> • "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"<br /> • "Understand Your Man"</p> <p>The 64-page book is <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/tab-books/products/the-best-of-johnny-cash-songbook/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BestJohnnyCash">available now for $16.99 at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/johnny-cash">Johnny Cash</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/learn-heart-and-soul-country-best-johnny-cash-songbook#comments Johnny Cash News Features Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:18:04 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/16273 In Deep with Andy Aledort: Slidedog — the Slide Guitar Mastery of Duane Allman http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-slidedog-slide-guitar-mastery-duane-allman <!--paging_filter--><p>Last month, we examined the guitar genius of the great Duane Allman, who, as founder of the Allman Brothers Band, rose to prominence as one of the greatest and universally heralded blues-rock guitarists of all time. </p> <p>In honor of the expansive new box set from Rounder Records, <em>Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective</em>, we focused on his single-note soloing on classic Allman Brothers’ cuts like “Stormy Monday” and “Whipping Post.” This month’s column is dedicated to Duane’s mastery of the art of slide guitar.</p> <p>Duane possessed an instantly recognizable sound on electric slide, earmarked by masterful phrasing and smooth, “singing” vibrato.</p> <p>Great examples of his slide guitar prowess include “Trouble No More” and “Dreams” from the band’s debut release, <em>The Allman Brothers Band</em>; “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,” from <em>Idlewild South</em>; “Statesboro Blues” and “Done Somebody Wrong” from <em>At Fillmore East</em>; and “One Way Out” from <em>Eat a Peach</em>. </p> <p>He also lent inspired slide work to the title track and many others on the Derek and the Dominoes album <em>Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs</em>.</p> <p> Incredibly, Duane had been playing slide guitar for only about a year at the time of the band’s debut release. He recalled, “I heard Ry Cooder playing slide on Taj Mahal’s debut album, and I said, ‘Man, that’s for me.’ ” Brother Gregg Allman concurs. “He just picked it up and started burnin’. He was a natural.”</p> <p> For slide playing, Duane wore a small glass Coricidin bottle (Coricidin was a cold medication) on his ring finger. He usually played slide in open tunings, most often open E (low to high, E B E G# B E) and occasionally open A (E A E A C# E). He also played slide in standard tuning on songs such as “Dreams” and “Mountain Jam.” </p> <p>In the early days, Duane would retune his gold-top Gibson Les Paul between songs in order to play slide. Later, co-guitarist Dickey Betts gave Duane a two-pickup 1961 Gibson SG/Les Paul Standard that was used solely for slide playing. The design of the SG, with its double-cutaway body, is well suited to slide work, allowing easy access to the upper regions of the fretboard.</p> <p> Duane chose to wear the SG high on his body to facilitate navigating the board overall. The musical examples in this column focus on the use of open E tuning for slide. <strong>FIGURE 1</strong> illustrates how to tune to open E: the sixth, second and first strings are tuned normally (E, B and E); the fifth and fourth strings are tuned one whole step higher (A to B and D to E); and the third string is tuned one half step higher (G to G#). The resulting tuning is, low to high, E B E G# B E. Strumming across all of the open strings sounds an E major chord.</p> <p>The same is true when barring or placing the slide across all of the strings at the 12th fret. Likewise, barring a finger or placing the slide across all of the strings at any given fret will form a major chord, as shown in <strong>FIGURE 2.</strong> A great majority of slide licks in open E tuning are formed by moving back and forth between a two-fret span of the fretboard.</p> <p><strong>FIGURE 3</strong> illustrates one such pattern, which forms an E hybrid scale, one that combines elements of E minor pentatonic (E G A B D) and E major pentatonic (E F# G# B C#). Two notes are sounded on each string at either the 10th or 12th fret, and three notes are sounded on<br /> the fifth string with the inclusion of Gs, at the ninth fret. </p> <p>Practice this pattern by first fretting normally, and then play it using the slide. Some basic rules for slide playing: For proper intonation, you’ll want to, in most cases, position the slide directly over and parallel to the fret wire. Apply only enough pressure against the string to sound a note clearly; do not allow the slide to “bang” into the frets. Also, lightly lay unused fret-hand fingers across the strings behind the slide to help suppress unwanted overtones and ghost notes.</p> <p> When playing slide, Duane fingerpicked exclusively, using his thumb, index and middle fingers to pick the strings. A major element in the uniqueness of his sound was his pick-hand muting techniques: while one finger picked a string, the other two were used for muting. </p> <p>For example, when he picked a string with his thumb, his index and middle fingers would rest lightly on the higher strings, muting them; when he picked a string with his index finger, his thumb would mute the lower strings; and when he picked with his middle finger, he would mute the string with his thumb and index fingers. This technique afforded Duane’s slide playing unparalleled clarity and precision. An essential slide exercise involves sliding back and forth between notes of the E hybrid scale, with careful attention paid to playing “in tune.” </p> <p> <strong>FIGURES 4 and 5</strong> offer two different ways one can practice sliding to and from each note in this position. One of the most common vehicles for slide soloing in blues and rock is the 12-bar blues shuffle. <strong>FIGURE 6</strong> illustrates a basic shuffle rhythm part played in the key of E using open E tuning. Use only conventional fretting (no slide) to perform this part. <strong>FIGURE 7</strong> offers an example of how to play a slide solo over this rhythm part: repeatedly moving the slide back and forth (higher and lower) on the fretboard creates the sound of a slide vibrato. </p> <p>The “width” of this movement, as well as the speed, is every player’s choice; strive to keep the center of the vibrato movement over the fret for proper intonation. The aforementioned “Statesboro Blues” and “One Way Out” are celebrated slide guitar masterpieces. <strong>FIGURE 8</strong> illustrates a “Statesboro Blues”-like solo, and <strong>FIGURE 9</strong> offers a solo in the style of “One Way Out.”</p> <p>Work through each example carefully, and for inspiration, listen to the recordings and pay strict attention to every detail in Duane’s articulation.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2011.59.04%20AM.png" width="620" height="669" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.59.04 AM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2011.59.51%20AM.png" width="620" height="340" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.59.51 AM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2012.00.12%20PM.png" width="620" height="435" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 12.00.12 PM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2012.00.35%20PM.png" width="620" height="670" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 12.00.35 PM.png" /></p> <p><strong>PART ONE</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience2294181408001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2294181408001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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The issue also features the hottest new gear for this holiday season: electrics, recording gear, acoustics, basses, effects, amps, holiday gift ideas, stocking stuffers and more! Plus a special 2015 sneak preview to help you stay current.</p> <p><strong>Sections Include:</strong></p> <p><strong> Electric Guitars</strong> - Whether you like them curvy, slim, big or thick, you'll find just the thing to keep you performing all night long.<br /> <strong> Acoustic Guitars</strong> - If you like your tone au naturel, you'll love this collection of flattops, archtops and acoustic electrics.<br /> <strong> Bass Guitars</strong> - Lift up the low end with big-bottom beauties in every shape and style.<br /> <strong> Amplifiers</strong> - Our combos and stacks have all the knobs and inputs you could possibly want. Plug in and make your main ax scream.<br /> <strong> Effects </strong>- Like to get weird? We've got a throng of boosters, boxes, plug-ins and more that will surely tickle your fancy.<br /> <strong> Recording &amp; Accessories </strong>- Time to freshen up your bag of tricks? Mix things up with some leather straps, a wang bar or maybe even a perky pair of knobs.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/guitar-world-2015-guitar-review-guide-1/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=ReviewGuide15">The 2015 Review Guide is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eJz4qQUGwgs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-review-guide-gear-year-review-playboys-jaclyn-swedberg-raquel-pomplun-and-pamela-horton#comments 2015 Review Guide News Features Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:14:37 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22864 Zakk Wylde Punches Dude Who Can't Play "Stairway to Heaven" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/zakk-wylde-teaches-dude-how-play-stairway-heaven-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out this new video of Zakk Wylde, the ultimate guitar teacher!</p> <p>When Zakk's guitar student, "Father Phil," just can't get the hang of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," Zakk clocks him.</p> <p>Who can blame him? It's frustrating!</p> <p>The best part of this video is when Zakk says, "Play it right!" at the very end. </p> <p>We'll check back with Father Phil to see if he eventually gets the hang of it!</p> <p>P.S.: In case you can't take a joke (so many people can't take a joke), Zakk is kidding, folks. He normally punches much harder.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="4" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAAGFBMVEUiIiI9PT0eHh4gIB4hIBkcHBwcHBwcHBydr+JQAAAACHRSTlMABA4YHyQsM5jtaMwAAADfSURBVDjL7ZVBEgMhCAQBAf//42xcNbpAqakcM0ftUmFAAIBE81IqBJdS3lS6zs3bIpB9WED3YYXFPmHRfT8sgyrCP1x8uEUxLMzNWElFOYCV6mHWWwMzdPEKHlhLw7NWJqkHc4uIZphavDzA2JPzUDsBZziNae2S6owH8xPmX8G7zzgKEOPUoYHvGz1TBCxMkd3kwNVbU0gKHkx+iZILf77IofhrY1nYFnB/lQPb79drWOyJVa/DAvg9B/rLB4cC+Nqgdz/TvBbBnr6GBReqn/nRmDgaQEej7WhonozjF+Y2I/fZou/qAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div> </div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://instagram.com/p/veWICFjSRO/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">For Everybody out There wondering if FATHER PHIL Is Improving w/His STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Guitar Lesson...tBLSt SDMF</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A video posted by Zakk Wylde (@zakkwyldebls) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2014-11-16T20:33:06+00:00">Nov 11, 2014 at 12:33pm PST</time></p> </div> </blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/zakk-wylde">Zakk Wylde</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/zakk-wylde-teaches-dude-how-play-stairway-heaven-video#comments Acoustic Nation Led Zeppelin Zakk Wylde Videos Videos News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:57:42 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22921 The Color Morale Premiere “Suicide;Stigma” Playthrough Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/color-morale-premiere-suicidestigma-playthrough-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the “Suicide;Stigma” playthrough video featuring guitarist Aaron Saunders.</p> <p>Check it out below and tell us what you think!</p> <p>The Color Morale are currently on tour with the Word Alive in support of their new album, <em>Hold On Pain Ends</em>, which was released in September via Fearless Records. The album debuted at Number 28 on <em>Billboard's</em> Top 200.</p> <p>For more about the band, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thecolormorale?ref=br_tf">Facebook</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7Gs9gs-tEI0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/color-morale-premiere-suicidestigma-playthrough-video-exclusive#comments Aaron Saunders The Color Morale Videos News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:29:03 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22920 Periphery Premiere New Song, "The Scourge" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-scourge-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery have announced the release date of their dual albums, <em>Juggernaut: Alpha</em> and <em>Juggernaut: Omega,</em> as January 27 via Sumerian Records. </p> <p>In anticipation, the band has teamed up with <em>Revolver</em> to premiere a new song, "The Scourge." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!</p> <p>To get <em>Juggernaut,</em> visit Sumerian's <a href="http://sumerianmerch.com" target="_blank">webstore</a>. For more on Periphery, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PeripheryBand" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/peripheryband" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9VURtvVKyGU" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-scourge-listen#comments Periphery News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:23:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22919 Metallica Perform “For Whom the Bell Tolls” on ‘Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’ — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-perform-whom-bell-tolls-late-late-show-craig-ferguson-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Last night, Metallica continued their weeklong residency on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' with a performance of “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Check it out below. As always, let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p>Metallica are reportedly getting back to work this fall on their 10th studio album, which is due out sometime in 2015.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oblAv0Ks7xQ" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-perform-whom-bell-tolls-late-late-show-craig-ferguson-video#comments Metallica Videos News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:10:02 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22918 Faith No More Premiere First New Song in 17 Years http://www.guitarworld.com/faith-no-more-premiere-first-new-song-17-years <!--paging_filter--><p>Alt-metallers Faith No More have released a new song called "Motherfucker." It's the first single from their upcoming studio album.</p> <p><strong>The band, who broke up in 1998, have premiered the tune over at <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-faith-no-more-first-release-in-17-years-motherfucker-20141119">RollingStone.com, and you can hear it here.</a></strong></p> <p>As always, let us know what you think. Was it worth the 17-year wait?</p> <p>"Motherfucker" will be released November 28 via <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id936953506">iTunes.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-faith-no-more-first-release-in-17-years-motherfucker-20141119">Once again, you can hear it HERE.</a></strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/faith-no-more">Faith No More</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/faith-no-more-premiere-first-new-song-17-years#comments Faith No More News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:40:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22917 Watch George Lynch's Pre-Dokken Band, Xciter, Rock Hollywood in 1979 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/watch-george-lynchs-pre-dokken-band-xciter-rock-hollywood-1979-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out these two archival clips of George Lynch's pre-Dokken band, Xciter, performing at the Starwood in Hollywood, California, December 29, 1979.</p> <p>You can watch them play "Paris Is Burning" in the top video, followed by "Pickin' Up Speed."</p> <p>Speaking of speed, take note of Lynch's solo in the bottom video; it kicks off around the 2:36 mark. You'll notice Lynch is playing a very early Charvel (Grover Jackson-era) Star guitar.</p> <p>What do you think of this rocking bit of history — and of Lynch's guitar?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/icSjtQlhjMY?list=PLE6DCB6607B6F0911" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LGgaTKjD_GQ?list=PLE6DCB6607B6F0911" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/george-lynch">George Lynch</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/watch-george-lynchs-pre-dokken-band-xciter-rock-hollywood-1979-video#comments George Lynch Xciter Videos News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:56:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22915 2015 Guitar World Buyer's Guide: Nonstop Gear Plus Playboy Playmates Nikki Leigh, Gemma Lee Farrell and Dani Mathers http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-buyers-guide-nonstop-gear-plus-playboy-playmates-nikki-leigh-gemma-lee-farrell-and-dani-mathers <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Guitar World Buyer's Guide 2015 is <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-buyers-guide-2015/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide15">available NOW at the Guitar World Online Store!</a></strong></p> <p><em>Guitar World's</em> 2015 Buyer's Guide issue features more than 1,000 products and photos. </p> <p>The 2015 Buyer's Guide features more brands and models than any other guide and includes electrics, acoustics, basses, amps, effects and accessories modeled by <em>Playboy</em> Playmates Nikki Leigh, Gemma Lee Farrell and Dani Mathers.</p> <p>The best guitar Buyer's Guide ever — we've got reviews on all the gear:</p> <p> • Electrics<br /> • Acoustics<br /> • Basses<br /> • Amps<br /> • Effects<br /> • Accessories<br /> • and many more!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-buyers-guide-2015/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide15">For more information, head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MRVRzaQ0I0s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-02%20at%2012.25.57%20PM.png" width="620" height="812" alt="Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 12.25.57 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-buyers-guide-nonstop-gear-plus-playboy-playmates-nikki-leigh-gemma-lee-farrell-and-dani-mathers#comments Buyer's Guide News Features Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:37:03 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21833 Acoustic Fingerstylists Andy McKee, Jon Gomm and Daryl Kellie Are Blazing a Daring Style of Percussive, Alternate-Tuned Shred http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-fingerstylists-andy-mckee-jon-gomm-and-daryl-kellie-are-blazing-daring-style-percussive-alternate-tuned-shred <!--paging_filter--><p>In the Eighties, radical fingerstylists like Michael Hedges and Preston Reed pioneered an acoustic guitar style based on an alternate-tuned, percussion-heavy, new age–tinged sound. </p> <p>Kaki King explored it further in the new millennium beginning with her 2002 debut, <em>Everybody Loves You</em>.</p> <p>Some people have dubbed the style “progressive acoustic guitar,” while others prefer “modern fingerstyle.” </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jongomm.com/">Jon Gomm</a></strong>, one of its latest (and most popular) exponents, has even heard it referred to as banging, due to its practitioners’ tendency to rap, slap and knock their hands against the body of an acoustic guitar for percussive effect. </p> <p>Whatever you call it, there’s no doubt that this genre of acoustic guitar–based music is experiencing a major resurgence, thanks to the internet. In 2006, an unassuming-looking acoustic guitar teacher from Topeka, Kansas, named <strong><a href="http://www.andymckee.com/">Andy McKee</a></strong> uploaded to YouTube a handful of videos of himself playing some original and incredibly complex instrumental acoustic guitar compositions. </p> <p>Among the many techniques he employed in these performances was the use of unique alternate tunings, percussive knocks, two-handed tapping, over-the-fretboard playing, partial capos and natural and artificial harmonics. One video in particular, for a propulsive yet ethereal tune called “Drifting,” became one of YouTube’s first viral sensations—likely because it was both melodically appealing and visually stunning—and racked up millions of views on the then-new site. </p> <p>McKee has since become the figurehead of this style of playing, and scores of exceptionally talented guitarists have followed in his wake. Many of them, such as French-Canadian fingerstylist Antoine Dufour and British picker Mike Dawes, have recorded for the Wisconsin-based independent imprint CandyRat Records, which has become known as the leading purveyor of this music. </p> <p>Like McKee, Dufour and Dawes have found much success online, partly through elaborate solo reimaginings of full-band songs, in which they recreate rhythm, lead and vocal parts on acoustic guitar. (<a href="http://youtu.be/G1bzUaf_gvU">Dawes’ version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”</a> and <a href="http://youtu.be/gNPCI8y9avc">Dufour’s take on Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek”</a> have respectively registered 2.8 and 1.5 million YouTube views.) </p> <p>One of the newest and brightest entries in this realm is <strong><a href="http://www.darylkellie.com/">Daryl Kellie</a></strong> [pictured above], who created an online stir with an elegantly arranged version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” </p> <p>Then there is Britain’s Jon Gomm, who employs a dizzying combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar. Gomm tends to play in a fluid, eight-finger, above-the-fretboard manner, and seemingly manipulates every bit of his instrument, knocking his hand against the guitar’s top, back, sides and the fretboard, scratching his nails across bridge pins, twisting tuning pegs mid-song, and using an assortment of pickups and pedals. </p> <p>Like many of his peers, he has found his greatest success on YouTube, after his signature song, “Passionflower,” went viral in 2012.</p> <p>That the online world has proved to be a vital forum for these artists is understandable, given that there is an uncharacteristically prominent visual component to what they do. Each musician’s playing style is a marvel of not only creativity and ability but also coordination. “There’s a pretty interesting visual aspect to it, with all the wild techniques,” McKee says, “which is one of the reasons I think YouTube has been such a great arena to showcase the music.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ddn4MGaS3N4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Guitar World</em> recently caught up individually with McKee, Gomm and Kellie to discuss their unique approaches to the acoustic guitar, as well as how each cultivated his impressive technique and style. Interestingly, they all share not only a love for Michael Hedges and his ilk but also a background in heavy-metal guitar. Says Gomm, “This new acoustic movement is almost like the unplugged version of shred.” </p> <p>Adds McKee, “I think what ties the two together is the complexity of the music. When all of us guys were first getting into the guitar and wanting to learn these different techniques, metal music was the place to go, because you had guitarists doing unbelievable things on their instruments. In a way, we’ve now transferred some of that over to the acoustic.”</p> <p><strong>Andy McKee</strong></p> <p>Perhaps no musician better represents the new progressive acoustic guitar movement than Andy McKee. The 34-year-old is so much the face of the scene that some call this form of music “ ‘Drifting’-style guitar,” a reference to his most famous composition, which has notched almost 50 million YouTube views since its 2006 debut.</p> <p>At the time, McKee was giving guitar lessons around his hometown of Topeka, Kansas, and recording for CandyRat. “[CandyRat label head] Rob Poland had this idea to shoot some performance videos for this new web site called YouTube,” he recalls. “He thought, Maybe we’ll get a few new fans. So we filmed, like, eight videos in one day and put them up.”</p> <hr /> <p>One of them, “Drifting,” went viral after being featured on YouTube’s homepage, and McKee became an online phenomenon. Soon, he was accepting offers to tour with Tommy Emmanuel and record with Josh Groban. </p> <p>“I went from teaching guitar in Kansas to playing guitar all over the planet,” he says. “Which is what I always wanted to do.”</p> <p>Amazingly, “Drifting” is the first song McKee ever wrote in the style with which he has become so closely associated. He composed it when he was 18, just two years after hearing the percussive-heavy instrumental acoustic guitar work of Preston Reed. </p> <p>“When I was 16, my cousin took me to see Preston at a guitar workshop here in Kansas,” he recalls. “At the time, I was playing electric guitar and was way into Pantera and Dream Theater and Iron Maiden. Then I saw Preston and he was doing all these amazing things with just one acoustic. It blew my mind. I wanted to figure out how he was able to cover melodic, harmonic and rhythmic ideas all at once.”</p> <p>McKee also cites fingerstylists like Don Ross, Billy McLaughlin and Michael Hedges as primary influences. Of all his acoustic contemporaries, McKee’s style most closely mirrors that of Hedges, in both his use of the guitar’s body to add percussive elements and his tendency to create lush, harmonically rich soundscapes using altered tunings and droning open strings. On occasion, he plays a double-neck harp guitar, an instrument popularized by, and closely associated with, Hedges.</p> <p>Since the success of “Drifting,” McKee has become a force in the acoustic world. A few years back he created a tour called Guitar Masters, a sort of G3 for the acoustic set. He also performs upward of 100 dates each year on his own, and sometimes in front of enormous audiences, such as when John Petrucci invited him to open some arena gigs for Dream Theater in the U.S., Mexico and the Far East. </p> <p>Equally thrilling, and even more unexpected, in 2012 McKee received an offer to join Prince for a series of shows in Australia. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JsD6uEZsIsU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>“He watched some of my videos, and one in particular, ‘Rylynn,’ [See the video above] really stood out to him,” McKee says. “He invited me to Minneapolis to jam with him and his band, and from there he brought me out on tour. And it was amazing. I would start the shows with an acoustic arrangement of ‘Purple Rain,’ and during Prince’s set I’d sit in with him and his band and we’d do a medley of his songs.”</p> <p>As for his own music, McKee has released a series of well-received albums, including his most recent, 2010’s <em>Joyride</em>. He also continues to seek out new avenues to explore with his own music. </p> <p>To that end, his new Razor &amp; Tie–issued EP, <em>Mythmaker</em>, features not only his distinct acoustic guitar playing but also a solo piano piece and an electric guitar–and-synth composition. “I’m trying some different things out and letting inspiration take me wherever it does,” McKee says. “I don’t feel like I have to write the next amazing acoustic-guitar song necessarily—I just want to write the next amazing piece of music.” </p> <p><strong>Andy McKee Axology</strong><br /> <strong>GUITARS</strong> Michael Greenfield G4.2 (fanned fret), Michael Greenfield G2B and G4B.2 (fanned fret) baritone, Michael Greenfield HG1.2 harp guitar<br /> <strong>PICKUPS</strong> K&amp;K Pure Mini<br /> <strong>EFFECTS</strong> None<br /> <strong>CAPOS</strong> Shubb S1 and S5 Deluxe (banjo)<br /> <strong>PREAMP</strong> D-TAR Solstice </p> <hr /> <p><strong>Jon Gomm</strong></p> <p>A few years back, Leeds, England–based singer-songwriter Jon Gomm was just another guitarist—albeit one with a devastatingly advanced extended technique—trying to carve out a musical career by gigging extensively across Europe.</p> <p>Then his life was changed by a single word: in early 2012, British actor and comedian Stephen Fry sent out a tweet consisting of “Wow” and a link to a video of Gomm playing his song “Passionflower” live. </p> <p>Today, that video has close to 6 million views, and Gomm has become one of the most talked-about players in the acoustic guitar scene, with fans ranging from David Crosby to Steve Vai to Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe. </p> <p>One look at any of Gomm’s many videos makes it easy to see why his playing has caused such waves. On the main melody of “Passionflower,” for example, he builds an entrancing and hypnotic rhythm pattern by, among other things, scratching, banging and knocking the body of his guitar, a Lowden he calls Wilma. </p> <p>He sounds notes, including harp harmonics, exclusively using eight-finger tapping and with both hands positioned over the fretboard, and he continually reaches behind the headstock to retune his two highest strings as they ring out, to create a synth-like effect. To top it off, he sings over the whole thing.</p> <p>But despite the practically acrobatic nature of his playing, Gomm insists that his music is not a gimmick. “Every song has to have a meaning and connect with people emotionally,” says the 36-year-old guitarist, who actually composes his lyrics first and adds instrumentation afterward. “And you can’t make that connection just by doing gymnastics.” He adds that his favorite thing about playing in this style is that “there are no boundaries. I can think in any genre I want and try to put that into the music.”</p> <p>Gomm has played many genres over the years. Early on, he schooled himself using Steve Vai’s instructional book Shred Extravaganza and later studied at the Guitar Institute in London and earned a jazz degree from the Leeds College of Music. </p> <p>Thanks to his father’s career as a record and concert reviewer for a British newspaper, he received first-hand tips and pointers as a teenager from a famous players, including B.B. King, bluesman Walter Trout and the late steel-guitar virtuoso Bob Brozman, whom he credits with turning him onto the idea of using the guitar as a percussion instrument.</p> <p>“He would flip his guitar over and play drum solos on the back of the body, which was mind blowing to me,” Gomm says. “I also had a guitar teacher who was great at flamenco, and percussive playing is a big part of that style. So while a guy like Michael Hedges was huge for me, it was probably less for the percussion thing and more for his amazing way with altered tunings.”</p> <p>Altered tunings are a big part of Gomm’s style as well. For him, it serves as a way to further unleash his creativity. “I went to guitar school, and I learned a million scales,” he says. “But if I take the guitar and just twist a few pegs, all of a sudden everything is new. Sometimes the most creative thing you can do is tune your guitar wrong and let your ears, rather than your brain, do the work.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nY7GnAq6Znw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Gomm also pushes his creative boundaries by using banjo pegs on his B and high E strings. The pegs can be set to toggle between two notes, allowing players to loosen and tighten a string’s tension to hit distinct pitches at will. </p> <p>The effect, as demonstrated by Gomm on songs like “Passionflower” and “Telepathy” (both of which appear on <em>Secrets Nobody Keeps</em>), is similar to bending a note on an electric guitar or playing with a synthesizer’s pitch wheel. On another composition, “Hey Child,” which features an overdrive-laced shredding solo, he uses the banjo pegs to create dive-bomb-like whammy-bar effects. </p> <p>“You can get really creative with them and bring your sound into so many different worlds,” Gomm says.</p> <p>Which, essentially, is how he feels about this acoustic guitar style. “There’s just so much you can do,” he says. “When I pick up an electric guitar now, it feels like a toy. The acoustic feels so much more powerful and free to me. It’s a beast of an instrument.”</p> <p><strong>Jon Gomm Axology</strong><br /> <strong>GUITAR</strong> Lowden O12-C (“Wilma”)<br /> <strong>PICKUPS</strong> Fishman Rare Earth Blend, Fishman Acoustic Matrix<br /> <strong>STRINGS</strong> Newtone signature super-heavy gauge (.014–.068)<br /> <strong>EFFECTS</strong> Three Boss PQ-3B Bass Parametric Equalizers, Boss OC-3 Super Octave, Boss DD-7 Digital Delay, Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb, Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series Blond, Line 6 Verbzilla, Line 6 Echo Park<br /> <strong>AMP</strong> Trace Elliot TA 200</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Daryl Kellie</strong></p> <p>In contrast to many of his contemporaries in the progressive fingerstyle world, Daryl Kellie’s musical proclivities and background lean more toward jazz and classical forms rather than the ethereal, percussive-heavy approach of Hedges and Reed. </p> <p>Which, in a sense, made Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” an ideal showcase for the 30-year-old’s abilities as a solo guitar arranger and performer. </p> <p>Kellie’s interpretation of the song is remarkably evocative of the original, with the guitarist employing complex chords, tapping, hammer-ons and plenty of harmonics (both natural and artificial), to great effect.</p> <p>Explains Kellie, “I’ve always come at this from a jazz-fingerstyle guitar angle, and the classical guitar thing is something I’ve always kept up as well. With that in mind, something like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is in a way similar to the kind of very dense arrangements you often find in classical guitar music. So arranging the song came pretty naturally to me.” </p> <p>In general, most any style of playing seems to come naturally to Kellie, who began his guitar life as a hard rock and metal fan. </p> <p>Growing up in Hampshire, England, he was an avowed acolyte of shredders like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Eddie Van Halen (“I actually snapped the whammy bar off my Fender Squier trying to learn ‘Eruption,’ ” he says), and in his late teens he toured Britain as the lead guitarist in a “proggy, gothy” metal band named Season’s End. </p> <p>At the same time, he began cultivating an interest in jazz and classical solo guitar, studying the playing of everyone from Joe Pass to Lenny Breau (from whom he cultivated his skillful harp-harmonic technique) to Martin Taylor, who also served as his guitar teacher for a time. </p> <p>Then, in his early twenties, Kellie’s older brother gave him a copy of Andy McKee’s 2005 CandyRat effort, <em>Art of Motion</em>, which includes the songs “Drifting” and “Rylynn.” Recalls Kellie, “I thought it was amazing. I was already getting into the solo guitar thing through my jazz studies, so to see what Andy and some of the other CandyRat artists were doing, with the percussive element and all the interesting techniques, it felt like the next frontier. It was a style of guitar that seemed to be all encompassing, like you could go anywhere with it.”</p> <p>Kellie threw himself wholeheartedly into this new style, and in 2010 he self-released his first EP, <em>Don’t Expect Much</em> and <em>You Won’t Be Disappointed</em>. But it is his growing online catalog of inventively arranged cover songs that has been garnering him the most attention. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_fxbx0-O8kY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-video-lesson-bohemian-rhapsody-tutorial-daryl-kellie">Exclusive Video Lesson: "Bohemian Rhapsody" Tutorial by Daryl Kellie</a></strong></p> <p>A quick search on YouTube brings up videos of Kellie tackling songs in a variety of genres, from rock classics like the Beatles’ “When I’m Sixty-Four” and the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” to Tetris and Super Mario Bros video-game music and pop hits like Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” which appears, along with “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Kellie’s new, self-released full-length effort, <em>Wintersong.</em> </p> <p>“I like the idea of doing something that’s unexpected,” he explains. “If it’s the first time someone’s been to one of my gigs, they might be like, ‘Is that freakin’ Beyoncé that he’s playing?’ And I also want to show that these are great songs and there’s some interesting things going on in them.”</p> <p>The success of his “Bohemian Rhapsody” arrangement has inspired Kellie to create more covers. “I’ve been considering some Nirvana arrangements, using lots of artificial harmonics and that type of thing,” he says. “And it’d be fun to do something really ‘outside,’ like a Megadeth song, perhaps.” </p> <p>Ultimately, his goal is to keep pushing his acoustic-guitar technique into new realms. “I want to continue to learn and try new things,” he says. “I would love to incorporate techniques like tapping and harp harmonics into jazz and jazz improvisation pieces, which I don’t feel is done very much, particularly on the acoustic. I think that would be really interesting.”</p> <p><strong>Daryl Kellie Axology</strong><br /> <strong>GUITARS</strong> Gibson L-50, Taylor 810 custom, 110ce and 310ce<br /> <strong>PICKUPS</strong> Fishman Rare Earth Blend<br /> <strong>EFFECTS</strong> Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Nano, Boss RC-30 Loop Station<br /> <strong>PREAMP</strong> BBE Acoustimax </p> <p><em>Photo (Daryl Kellie): Alex Flahive</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-fingerstylists-andy-mckee-jon-gomm-and-daryl-kellie-are-blazing-daring-style-percussive-alternate-tuned-shred#comments Acoustic Nation Andy McKee April 2014 Daryl Kellie GW Archive Jon Gromm News Interviews Interviews News Features Magazine Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:35:54 +0000 Richard Bienstock http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21084 Hear Stevie Ray Vaughan Perform at the Soap Creek Saloon in Austin in 1975 http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-stevie-ray-vaughan-perform-austin-1975 <!--paging_filter--><p>A lot of super-vintage Stevie Ray Vaughan recordings—<a href="http://www.guitaraficionado.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-plays-the-sky-is-crying-and-love-struck-baby-at-an-austin-club-in-1980.html">including a few videos</a>—have been turning up on YouTube in recent weeks.</p> <p>Below, you can check out the latest (posted November 17). It's a recording of Paul Ray &amp; The Cobras at the Soap Creek Saloon in Austin, Texas, May 5, 1975. It features Vaughan on guitar.</p> <p>Although this recording has been available as a bootleg (the cover of which is shown in the YouTube player), we appreciate the fact that it's made its way to the interwebs. At the 5:00 mark in the video, you'll see the complete set list.</p> <p>What do you think of Vaughan's playing at age 19? Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7NpwQDKChtw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-stevie-ray-vaughan-perform-austin-1975#comments Stevie Ray Vaughan News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:14:36 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22912 Good Times: Led Zeppelin Guitar Solo Video Challenge Entries — Send More Videos! http://www.guitarworld.com/good-times-led-zeppelin-guitar-solo-video-challenge-entries-so-far <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier this month, <em>Guitar World</em> and Supro Amps got together to launch the Led Zeppelin Guitar Solo Video Challenge. </p> <p>Below, you can check out the entries we've received so far! In fact, if you DON'T see your video here, please send it again!</p> <p>This also should serve as a reminder to the rest of you: Enter this contest now! The winner will get a new <a href="http://suprousa.com/amplifiers/dual-tone/">Supro 1624T Dual-Tone guitar amp</a> (MSRP $1,459)!</p> <p>The winner also will receive a <a href="http://www.fender.com/guitars/telecaster/classic-series-60s-telecaster-rosewood-fingerboard-black/">Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster</a>, a copy of <em>Guitar World</em> Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski's latest book, <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/light-shade?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=LightShade">Light &amp; Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page</a></em> (signed by Tolinski), and the <em>Guitar World</em> instructional DVD, <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/dvds/products/how-to-play-the-best-of-led-zeppelin-dvd">How to Play the Best of Led Zeppelin!</a></em></p> <p><strong>NOTE: This contest is open only to residents of the United States. You must submit your video to <em>Guitar World</em> by December 10, 2014.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Here's what's involved:</span></p> <p>Film yourself playing your own version of Jimmy Page's iconic "Good Times Bad Times" guitar solo! Use the studio version of the solo as your guide (You can hear it below), but feel free to put your own spin on the solo. You might get special consideration for originality! You can hear both original solos via the YouTube players below. </p> <p>Next, upload your video to YouTube and send the link — <strong>along with your FULL NAME and COMPLETE U.S. ADDRESS</strong> — to <em>Guitar World</em> at <strong>guitarchallenge@guitarworld.com</strong>. Note that you will not be considered an entrant unless you include your name and U.S. address with your video.</p> <p>The videos will be viewed by members of the <em>Guitar World</em> staff, plus celebrity judges who will be named later. We'll pick a winner by December 25, 2014!</p> <p>Good luck!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/d-a_5CeMNpA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/27rHqbQHdTM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8iPNyv-yGxI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IJgJIiWwZlc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T-_Q4GrHOMU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OVqAtsGZaUs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zTNcF5LFzr4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/good-times-led-zeppelin-guitar-solo-video-challenge-entries-so-far#comments Led Zeppelin Supro Videos News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:58:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22911 Utopia's Kasim Sulton Performs "Clocks All Stopped," "Libertine" and "Lysistrata" — Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/utopias-kasim-sulton-performs-clocks-all-stopped-libertine-and-lysistrata-exclusive-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Utopia's Kasim Sulton recently stopped by the <em>Guitar World</em> studio in New York City to play songs from his new album, <em>3</em>, which was released last month, plus a few classics from his Utopia days.</p> <p>Below, check out exclusive videos of Sulton performing his new single, "Clocks All Stopped" (top video), plus Utopia's "Libertine" (middle video) and "Lysistrata."</p> <p>Sulton is using his <a href="http://www.martinguitar.com/series/item/353-00-15.html">Martin 00-15</a> on all three songs; he even discusses the 00-15 in the video at the bottom of this story. </p> <p>The album version of “Clocks All Stopped” features Utopia's Todd Rundgren on guitar and background vocals and Utopia keyboardist Roger Powell on organ. </p> <p>“I was determined to write a song for this record that paid tribute to the band that started my professional career,” Sulton wrote in the album’s liner notes. “The music was the easy part. I never had a problem coming up with a few chord changes reminiscent of Utopia.” </p> <p>“Clocks All Stopped” was a project over two years in the making, with Sulton working collaboratively with songwriter Phil Thornalley before inviting his Utopia bandmates to contribute to the single.</p> <p>For more about Sulton and <em>3</em>, visit <a href="http://www.kasimsulton.com/">kasimsulton.com</a> and follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kasim-Sulton/487277014630332">Facebook.</a></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3888224744001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3888224744001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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