Vermont-based news channel WPTZ (where my late-Nineties girlfriend used to work!) recently published a feature on the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar, a "special guitar made to withstand the elements."
After the bitter departure of drummer Dave Lombardo and tragic death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, Slayer faced an uncertain future. Here, the two remaining founding members, Kerry King and Tom Araya, reveal how they made it through the flames, and focused their fury into the highly anticipated new album Repentless.
As the polls closed in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 9, 2015, one thing was evident: No other song in our "Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time" readers' poll was ever going to come close to touching Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."
When Labor Day came and went earlier this month, it reminded us of the American labor movement and the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the good ol' U.S. of A. However, since we're Guitar World people, we couldn't help but apply those sentiments to music and the people who make it—American bands.
Here's a bit of good news for fans of Ritchie Blackmore and his old bands, Deep Purple and Rainbow. The guitarist has announced he will play four rock-focused shows in Europe in 2016. As any good Blackmore fan knows, he moved away from rock about 20 years ago and now fronts—with his wife, Candice Night—Blackmore’s Night, a traditional folk band.
Hello there! Welcome to my first Guitar World column. I'm looking forward to sharing with you in these pages my thoughts on playing, equipment and the music business. Actually, this isn't the first time I've written a column — I used to do one many years ago for an English music magazine called Beat Instrumental. I did it for about eight months and it was great fun, and I'm sure this one will be too.
Using the same technology that powers the company's B9 and C9 Organ Machine pedals, Electro-Harmonix has unveiled the new Key9 pedal, which emulates classic Wurlitzer and Rhodes sounds as well as organ, vibraphone, marimba, steel drums and a Dytronics-style rackmount chorus.