The recently remastered and stripped-down versions of Double Fantasy offer a revealing glimpse into John Lennon’s spirit and artistry. In this Guitar World exclusive, session guitarists Rick Nielsen and Earl Slick and producer Jack Douglas discuss the stories and sounds behind Lennon’s final album.
This past Friday, December 6, a Fender Strat that once belonged to Bob Dylan sold for $965,000 at Christie's in New York City, setting a new world auction record for any guitar, according to a statement from the auction house. A Christie's spokesperson said the sunburst '64 Strat was bought by an unidentified bidder.
Legendary Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads was born on this date in 1956. In honor of one of metal's greatest and most influential guitarists, we present this heavily edited YouTube clip of Rhoads performing with Osbourne on the After Hours TV soundstage.
It’s time once again to vote in Guitar World's annual readers poll! Should Tony Iommi win MVP over John Petrucci? Was Roger Waters’ The Wall the year’s best live show? Will Joe Satriani reign over Guthrie Govan in the Best Shredder category?
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 — the CD and DVD/Blu-ray souvenir of Eric Clapton's latest star-studded charity concert, which took place in April at Madison Square Garden in New York City — was released November 19.
“That’s our first Alter Bridge Gold record,” guitarist Mark Tremonti says, gesturing toward a plaque in an upstairs room of his Orlando mansion. It’s an unusually hot October day and Tremonti is showing Guitar World around his house. In the same room, he directs our attention toward a row of smaller, magazine-sized frames. “We’ve got some Guitar Worlds up there.
“I’ve been reading Guitar World since I was 12,” Xavier explained. “I’ve always had issues lying around my house. It’s a well-printed magazine with vibrant colors and good-quality paper. I cut the pieces from 12 to 15 different issues, but I had to get multiple copies of certain issues to have enough pieces of colors I liked.”