In his new documentary film, guitarist Andy Summers tells the story of the Police from his own perspective. Here, he reflects on his early days in Swinging London, his years with the Police, and the possibility of what lies ahead for Sting and company.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive play-through video by Reflections. The song, "Butterfly Effect," is from the band's new album, The Color Clear, which was released last month via Entertainment One. The album is available now at iTunes and as a physical release.
We are celebrating the return of a king! Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour is flying solo. His adventurous new album, Rattle That Lock, is quite different from anything Gilmour has done before, both as a solo artist and with Pink Floyd.
Early last month, we at GuitarWorld.com launched our latest readers' poll, the Best American Rock Band Ever. Although we had thousands of great bands to choose from when kicking off the poll, we decided to narrow things down to 32, which is perfect for a month's worth of matchups. All the bands were selected by Guitar World's editorial staff.
Late last week, Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath cover band, Zakk Sabbath, performed a set at the Slidebar in Fullerton, California. You can watch two fan-filmed clips of "War Pigs" from the October 8 show. Besides Wylde on guitar and vocals, Zakk Sabbath features bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and drummer Joey Castillo.
Steve Vai, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde and Warren Haynes have signed on for the 2016 edition of Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, taking place February 11–14 in Los Angeles. The guitarists will take part in the camp’s Q&A sessions and the concluding jam session at the Whisky a Go Go.
In 1966, Thomas Organ Company engineer Brad Plunkett was testing a new amplifier tone circuit when he and his colleagues heard the strange but alluring effect created when he moved the tone control from left to right. Plunkett’s colleagues suggested putting the circuit into a volume pedal, and the Cry Baby Wah was born.