News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/%3Ca%20href%3D/www.itunes.com/apps/www.facebook.com/www.guitartv.com/www.guitartv.com/www.voxamps.com/us en Top 10 James Hetfield Guest Appearances http://www.guitarworld.com/10-james-hetfield-guest-appearances <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the factors that led to Jason Newsted's departure from Metallica in January 2001 was frontman James Hetfield's reluctance to allow his bass player to indulge in side projects during the band's downtime.</p> <p>While it's true that the Metallica frontman has never officially joined any other band (Spastik Children notwithstanding), Papa Het has done his share of guest appearances over the years, usually either helping out a friend or paying tribute to a fallen hero. </p> <p>Though rare they may be, we managed to pull together 10 of them, including live and studio cuts, in this convenient playlist.</p> <p>As for Hetfield's main band, head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/100-greatest-songs-by-metallica">here</a> for our ranking of the 100 greatest Metallica songs of all time.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Stone Cold Crazy" — Queen with James Hetfield, Tony Iommi</strong></p> <p>In 1992, an all-star cast of musicians gathered at London's Wembley Arena for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. Two years earlier, Metallica had covered the Queen classic "Stone Cold Crazy" for the <em>Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary</em> compilation, so James Hetfield seemed the perfect fit to join the surviving members of Queen—not to mention Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi—for the <em>Sheer Heart Attack</em> cut.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qtNXPRuqFAY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Man or Ash" — Corrosion of Conformity</strong></p> <p>James Hetfield may not be credited for his backing-vocal performance on Corrosion of Conformity's 1996 album <em>Wiseblood</em>, but there's no mistaking his signature growl on the album cut "Man or Ash." CoC frontman Pepper Keenan would later repay the favor, singing a verse on Metallica's cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone" on their 1998 covers compilation, <em>Garage, Inc.</em> Thanks, Pep!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5D0ZRedeBDs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Would?" — Alice In Chains featuring James Hetfield</strong></p> <p>There's an infamous incident (that can be found on YouTube) featuring the members of Metallica mocking Layne Staley's heroin addiction after Alice In Chains was forced to pull out of a planned tour with the band. By the time 2006 rolled around, all that seemed to be water under the bridge, and Hetfield joined the remaining members of AIC at Rock Am Ring for a rendition of the <em>Dirt</em> classic, "Would?"</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/n_cZ60v9YdM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Eclectic Electric" — Primus</strong></p> <p>There was no shortage of guest musicians and producers on Primus' highly regarded 2001 album, <em>Antipop</em>. Hetfield signed on to contribute guitars to a track called "Eclectic Electric," which also included Faith No More's Big Jim Martin. Eclectic indeed! Look for another Primus connection further down.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DfWzrbn_kuc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Hell Isn't Good" — <em>South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut</em></strong></p> <p>The <em>South Park</em> movie, <em>Bigger, Longer and Uncut</em>, came out in 1999, but it was more than a year after the film's release that James came clean about contributing vocals to an original "song" called "Hell Isn't Good." That said, as soon as the vocals kicked in as Kenny plummeted toward the underworld, no one was fooled for a second that it could be anyone else.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sZMdgeZnG9M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Drivin' Rain" — Gov't Mule</strong></p> <p>James Hetfield and Les Claypool guest on this Gov't Mule cut that was featured on the compilation album, <em>Crank It Up with NASCAR</em>. Fun fact: Les Claypool was among the many famous bassists who auditioned to take over bass duties in Metallica after the departure of Jason Newsted.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3GZ2wrzRoaA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand?" — Waylon Jennings cover</strong></p> <p>If you've heard "Mama Said" or the aforementioned cover of Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone," you know Hetfield has an outlaw country side to him. At the Outlaws Concert in 2004, Hetfield performed alongside the likes of Hank Williams Jr., Cowboy Troy, Big &amp; Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Kid Rock, covering a tune by his recently deceased friend Waylon Jennings. Later in the evening, Hetfield would be joined by Jennings' widow Jesse Colter for a rendition of "Mama Said."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jGYfs-uX8fQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"Twist of Cain," "Possession" — Danzig</strong></p> <p>Metallica have shown their love for the Misfits with covers of "Green Hell," "Last Caress" and "Die, Die My Darling" over the years, so it's no surprise that Hetfield appears on not one, but two tracks on Glenn Danzig's 1988 solo debut. Due to contractual issues, Hetfield (like the CoC appearance) was uncredited on the album. Fun fact: Both tracks were originally written as songs for Danzig's previous band, Samhain.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rkFsZHe_NGY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZU9R5L-dFV4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>"You Really Got Me" — Ray Davies featuring Metallica</strong></p> <p>When it was announced that Kinks frontman Ray Davies was recruiting a whole slew of guest musicians for a compilation album a few years back, the name that immediately jumped out to almost everyone was Metallica. </p> <p>The metal heavyweights had previously joined Davies for live takes on "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert, as well inviting him to appear on stage with them in 2009 at Madison Square Garden. While it raised a few eyebrows, I think we can all safely say that Ray Davies wasn't Metallica's most questioned collaboration in 2011.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5uv_5FpsECE" 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="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/10-james-hetfield-guest-appearances#comments James Hetfield Metallica Videos News Features Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:30:10 +0000 Josh Hart 14774 at http://www.guitarworld.com Five "Modern Throwback" Artists Who Turn Retro-Inspired Music Into Something New http://www.guitarworld.com/five-modern-throwback-artists-vintage-mainstream-rock-country-jd-mcpherson-whitey <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.briansetzer.com/">Brian Setzer</a> did something truly extraordinary in the early Eighties.</p> <p>Despite his 1950s-inspired pompadour-on-acid haircut, his uber-retro-at-the-time hollowbody Gretsch 6120 and his slap-back-delay-laden guitar sound, he and the Stray Cats morphed their retro-rockabilly roots into something new, fresh, exciting and—best of all—modern.</p> <p>And this was during the days of skinny ties, rampant synth-rock and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6HiBxGRfzI">A Flock of Seagulls,</a> for chrissakes.</p> <p>Subsequent generations have enjoyed retro revivals of their own (remember the late-Nineties swing craze and the Squirrel Nut Zippers?)—and some of these acts, including the incredible <a href="http://www.bigsandy.net/">Big Sandy &amp; His Fly-Rite Boys</a> and <a href="http://www.waynehancock.com/">Wayne Hancock</a>—are still going strong in 2015.</p> <p>Whether you're aware of it or not, we're in the middle of a fairly sizable retro revival of our own—and it's happening across several genres, including rock, country, jazz and beyond. Maybe the <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/28/jason-isbell-country-music-radio">"real country music vs. ridiculous, laughable Nashville country music"</a> phenomenon gets all the ink these days, but let us not forget a rising force in rock named JD McPherson.</p> <p>Below, meet five current artists who are turning their "throwback" influences into something new and unique. All of them have released (or will release) new studio albums in 2015. And remember this is just the tip of the iceberg (As in, be sure to also check out Austin's <a href="http://www.theconnextion.com/dalewatson/">Dale Watson</a> and Australia's <a href="http://patcapocci.com.au/">Pat Capocci</a>).</p> <p>Some people have a name for this music: <a href="http://www.ameripolitan.com/">Ameripolitan.</a> They also insist we're smack-dab in the middle of an Ameripolitan revolution. And I agree. Read on!</p> <p><br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">JD McPherson</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Let the Good Times Roll</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://www.jdmcpherson.com/">jdmcpherson.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/1026562.jpg" width="300" height="300" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="1026562.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Let the Good Times Roll</em> is McPherson's second album, the followup to 2010's <em>Signs &amp; Signifiers</em> (re-released on Rounder in 2012), which put the Oklahoma singer-songwriter-guitarist on the "rock ’n’ roll revivalist" map. </p> <p>In 2015, that map has led him to several high-profile gigs, including <em>Letterman</em> and <em>Conan.</em> </p> <p>At the core of this sudden McPhenomenon is an incredibly tight and gifted band that's anchored by former <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQAUPaba5FM">Four Charms</a> bassist (and <a href="Hi-Style Records">Hi-Style Records</a> owner) Jimmy Sutton and drummer Jason Smay, who all you teenie-boppers might remember from his days with <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-video-premiere-los-straitjackets-space-mosquito">Los Straitjackets.</a></p> <p><em>Let the Good Times Roll</em> definitely lets the good times—and the hooks, thumping bass lines and greasy guitar riffs—roll into the deepest, darkest corners of your grey matter, from which they are unlikely to be dislodged. So, um, don't bother trying. </p> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-essential-tracks-20150215-column.html">As the LA Times put it,</a> the album delivers 11 songs that "split the difference among Buddy Holly, early Stones, the Black Keys and Bo Diddley." The Black Keys reference is no surprise, since Keys frontman Dan Auerbach co-wrote one of the album's standout tracks, "Bridgebuilder," with McPherson.</p> <p>"I found 1950s rock at just the right time in my life," McPherson recently told <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22361-jd-mcpherson-a-modern-throwback?page=1">Adam Perlmutter.</a> "It was energetic and fun music for teenagers, but it also had great finesse and musicality. At the same time, it was raw and primal, with the immediacy of the punk rock that I was really into."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rXn_O8yECCQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Whitey Morgan and the 78's</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Sonic Ranch</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://whiteymorgan.com/">whiteymorgan.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/WM.PressLive300.jpg" width="300" height="199" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="WM.PressLive300.jpg" /></p> <p>Chances are, if you're not a fan of modern country music—which Tom Petty recently called “bad rock with a fiddle”—you'd absolutely love Whitey Morgan and the 78's. </p> <p>Morgan, a big, bearded native of Flint, Michigan, has about as much to do with the mainstream Nashville country music scene as Kim Jong-un.</p> <p>His brand of country music full of gnarly Telecasters, dark-and-eerie pedal steel guitars and songs about drinkin', lyin', cheating—you know, broken lives and broken hearts. </p> <p>On <em>Sonic Ranch,</em> Morgan practically bleeds into each song, resulting in a rough-and-tumble honky-tonk noir song collection. Recorded at Sonic Ranch in Texas with producer Ryan Hewitt, the album's fighting spirit reflects Morgan's childhood. </p> <p>"I got my ass kicked on a daily basis and fought like hell each and every time. A growth spurt eventually put a stop to all of that." Morgan witnessed the toll the city's troubled economy had on the people closest to him and informs his musical stylings. "Growing up in Flint ignited the 'never give up' attitude I apply to every part of my life. That's what you learn when you grow up in that town. You also learn that you don't take shit from anyone, ever."</p> <p>Perhaps it's what made Morgan partial to the outlaw arm of country music.</p> <p>I saw these guys live when they passed through New York City in the spring. Although the guitar is very much alive and well on <em>Sonic Ranch,</em> every six-string player in the band, including Morgan, truly unleashes the fireworks when things get cooking onstage. And pedal steel guitarist Brett Robinson simply ... kicks ... ass.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZHhZO21SGI4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">The Bellfuries</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Workingman's Bellfuries</em> (August 21)<br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://thebellfuries.com/">thebellfuries.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/bellfuries2.jpg" width="300" height="154" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="bellfuries2.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP0NOP9ip9s">"Loving Arms," </a> the opening track from <em>Workingman's Bellfuries</em> (check it out below), starts off like a super-catchy slice of modern, melodic pop—until the glorious 16-second mark. That's when the guitars, standup bass and drums enter the sonic picture, and the song gets even catchier.</p> <p>That's also the moment when everything falls into place, and you realize you're hearing a truly modern, original take on rockabilly. Let's call it rockabilly pop.</p> <p>The Bellfuries released an undisputed modern-rockabilly masterpiece, <em>Just Plain Lonesome,</em> in 2001. A few years later, they followed it up with <em>Palmyra,</em> a full-on folk-ish rock/pop album that had rockabilly fans scratching their <a href="http://www.layrite.com/">Layrite</a>-coated heads. </p> <p>This time around, the Bellfuries have steered the ship at least partially back toward roots-rock territory, turning in another winner. Perhaps <a href="http://staticmultimedia.com/music/the-bellfuries-new-record-is-contemporary-rock-n-roll-thats-the-cats-pajamas">Static put it best,</a> calling it "contemporary rock-n-roll that’s the cat’s pajamas."</p> <p>"We’re a rock and roll band," says Joey Simeone, the Texas-based band's vocalist and chief songwriter. "People are obsessed with categories, sub-genres. We check into a hotel, and the guy or girl behind the desk asks what kind of music we play. ‘Rock and roll.’ Then they ask what I mean by that. Well…</p> <p>"Let’s see. There’s elements of country music, rhythm and blues. There’s some improvisation on stage that I guess you could say is jazz-inspired. Throw in some gospel…plenty of melodies coming out of older pop tunes. That adds up to rock and roll, last time I checked. If we’re not re-inventing the wheel, I’d rather get to work than worry about renaming it.” </p> <p>There's an undeniable Beatles influence on <em>Workingman's Bellfuries,</em> which is underscored by a rocking new cover of Lennon/McCartney's "She's a Woman." In fact, "Loving Arms" seems—lyrically, at least—to be based on Arthur Alexander's "Soldier of Love," which the Beatles recorded for the BBC in the early Sixties.</p> <p>Note that <em>Workingman's Bellfuries</em> is another <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hi-Style-Records/128232187244719">Jimmy Sutton/Hi-Style Records</a> production.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uMr-1zXapuw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Pokey LaFarge</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>Something in the Water</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://www.pokeylafarge.net/">pokeylafarge.net</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/0708_pokey-lafarge.jpg" width="300" height="198" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="0708_pokey-lafarge.jpg" /></p> <p>If I were a guest on some bizarre game show and was forced to describe Pokey LaFarge's music in five seconds or less, I'd call him a "21st century Squirrel Nut Zippers." </p> <p>Thankfully, no such demented game show exists—because that description does absolutely no justice to LaFarge, a St. Louis-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/21/pokey-lafarge-something-in-the-water-review">happily unaffected by the music of the past seven or eight decades.</a> </p> <p><em>Something in the Water</em> is a mesmerizing trip through American roots music, with an emphasis on ragtime, jazz, swing and country blues. Produced by Jimmy Sutton (yep, the same Jimmy Sutton who plays bass with JD McPherson and produces the Bellfuries), the album features a diverse cast of players, including members of NRBQ, the Fat Babies, the Modern Sounds and the Western Elstons. </p> <p>Standout tunes include the title track (be sure to check out the music video below), “Wanna Be Your Man,” “Underground,” “Cairo, Illinois” and “Barcelona.” </p> <p>“The Midwest is at the heart of this record," LaFarge says. "The people playing on these songs are from Wisconsin and Illinois and Chicago and St. Louis, and there’s a certain attitude that comes across in the songs and the way that they’re performed. I’m born and raised in the Midwest, and my family’s been here for generations. This is where I’m from and how I think, and that’s reflected in the music I make.” </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FXzEVLSoVqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Charlie Thompson</span><br /> <strong>2015 ALBUM:</strong> <em>The Foothill Sessions</em><br /> <strong>INFO:</strong> <a href="http://www.charlie-thompson.com/">charlie-thompson.com</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/charlie.jpg" width="300" height="407" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="charlie.jpg" /></p> <p>In the intro to this story, I wrote that these five artists are turning their vintage influences into something new. Well, in the case of U.K.-based singer-guitarist Charlie Thompson, that does not apply—at all. </p> <p>In fact, Thompson's whole approach involves a charming focus on "old," as you'll hear when you press the "Play" button below and <a href="http://www.amazon.fr/The-Foothill-Sessions-Charlie-Thompson/dp/B00ZXATWFQ">check out his look, graphics and album covers.</a> </p> <p>Thompson's fairly hard-to-find new album is meant to look and sound as authentically vintage as possible, and he nails it—just as Scotland's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Squarehead-Stomp-Kaisers/dp/B00000JFTT">the Kaisers nailed the whole fake-British-Invasion-band thing</a> in the Nineties. </p> <p>The album, a mix of rockabilly and rollicking country tunes, features the guitar work of the extra-talented <a href="http://tksmith.net/">TK Smith,</a> who was a member of <a href="http://www.bigsandy.net/disc.htm">Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Trio</a> in the Nineties. Other players include Jeremy Wakefield on pedal steel guitar, Wally Hersom on bass, Bobby Furgo on fiddle, Dave Stuckey on drums and Carl Sonny Leyland on piano.</p> <p><em>The Foothill Sessions</em> is not available digitally (not yet, anyway), <a href="http://www.charlie-thompson.com/store/the_foothill_sessions/">but it's totally worth tracking down.</a> It also will be available on vinyl soon, of course!</p> <div class="widget_iframe" style="display:inline-block;width:100%;height:104px;margin:0;padding:0;border:0;"><iframe class="widget_iframe" src="https://www.reverbnation.com/widget_code/html_widget/artist_1465521?widget_id=50&amp;posted_by=artist_492721&amp;pwc[design]=customized&amp;pwc[background_color]=%23895c3b&amp;pwc[included_songs]=0&amp;pwc[song_ids]=22394678&amp;pwc[photo]=0%2C1&amp;pwc[size]=fit" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><br /> <div class="footer_branding" style="margin-top:-5px;font-size:10px;font-family:Arial;"><center><a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/band-promotion/epk-electronic-press-kits?utm_campaign=a_features_rpk&amp;utm_medium=widget&amp;utm_source=HTML5_Player&amp;utm_content=widgetfooter_Free EPK from ReverbNation.com" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none;color:#444;">Free EPK from ReverbNation.com</a></center></div> </div> <p>&lt; /br><br /> <iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/c_DK7qtCoHs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em><a href="https://soundcloud.com/damian-fanelli/mister-neutron-comanchero-1">Damian Fanelli</a> is the online managing editor at </em>Guitar World<em> and </em><a href="http://www.guitaraficionado.com/">Guitar Aficionado</a><em>. His New York-based band, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Meanies/226938220688464?fref=ts">the Blue Meanies,</a> has toured the world and elsewhere. Fanelli, a former member of Brooklyn jump-blues/swing/rockabilly band <a href="http://www.thegashousegorillas.com/">the Gas House Gorillas</a> and New York City instrumental surf-rock band <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MisterNeutron">Mister Neutron,</a> also <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsQ9pIkLXiA">composes</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ICimc774Y">records film soundtracks.</a> He writes GuitarWorld.com's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-clarence-white-inspired-country-b-bender-lick-video">The Next Bend</a> column, which is dedicated to <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-10-essential-b-bender-guitar-songs-damian-fanelli">B-bender guitars and guitarists.</a> His latest liner notes can be found in Sony/Legacy's </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Epic-Recordings-Collection/dp/B00MJFQ24W">Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection.</a><em> Follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/damianfanelliguitar">Facebook,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/damianfanelli">Twitter</a> and/or <a href="https://instagram.com/damianfanelligw/">Instagram.</a></em></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="/brian-setzer">Brian Setzer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/five-modern-throwback-artists-vintage-mainstream-rock-country-jd-mcpherson-whitey#comments Ameripolitan Charlie Thompson Damian Fanelli JD McPherson Jimmy Sutton Pokey LaFarge retro rockabilly The Bellfuries throwback Whitey Morgan Videos Blogs News Features Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:23:44 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24844 at http://www.guitarworld.com New Book for Guitar Fans: 'Guitar Aficionado — The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World' http://www.guitarworld.com/available-now-guitar-aficionado-collections-most-famous-rare-and-valuable-guitars-world <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Guitar Aficionado</em> announces the launch of a new book for guitar fans — <em><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/new-products/products/guitar-aficionado-the-collections-subscription/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GACollectionBook">Guitar Aficionado — The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World</a></em>.</p> <p>In this spectacular full-color deluxe volume, <em>Guitar Aficionado</em> presents the world's most epic guitars and the people who own them. </p> <p>All the instruments are photographed in meticulous detail and accompanied by descriptions and recollections in the artists' own words. These magnificent photos and stories are presented in a large coffee table style book, measuring 14 inches by 10 inches by 5 inches (weight: 5.2 pounds).</p> <p>You'll discover the iconic, historic and often priceless instruments of:</p> <p>• Jimmy Page<br /> • Eddie Van Halen<br /> • Stevie Ray Vaughan<br /> • Rick Nielsen<br /> • Billy Gibbons<br /> • Jeff Beck<br /> • Joe Bonamassa<br /> • Duane Allman<br /> • Carlos Santana<br /> • John Lennon<br /> • Lindsey Buckingham</p> <p>... and many more!</p> <p><em>Guitar Aficionado — The Collections</em> also features special chapters devoted to the iconic, historic and often priceless instruments employed by the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Peter Frampton, John Lennon and many other artists who changed not only the face of music, but of popular culture itself. </p> <p>With gorgeous color photography and rare and exclusive images throughout, this book is a must-have for any fan!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/new-products/products/guitar-aficionado-the-collections-subscription/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GACollectionBook">This book is available now at our online store!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/available-now-guitar-aficionado-collections-most-famous-rare-and-valuable-guitars-world#comments News Features Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:15:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff 19466 at http://www.guitarworld.com Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll: "Hotel California" Vs. "Heart of Gold" http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-hotel-california-vs-heart-gold/25144 <!--paging_filter--><p>There’s no doubt that acoustic songs have played a lead role in in rock and roll. </p> <p>And while we’ve talked about many of these songs and their origins, taught you how to play them and shared many a thought about ‘em, we think it’s time to get down to brass tacks.</p> <p>While it’s been ridiculously hard to whittle our list down, we now present you with what we think are some of the best acoustic rock songs of all time. </p> <p>Over the next several weeks we’ll be giving you a chance to vote for your favorites as we aim to name the Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time presented by <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/">TC Electronic</a>!</p> <p>So come back every day and vote. And check out today’s entries below.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>”HOTEL CALIFORNIA,” EAGLES<br /> <em>Hotel California</em> (1976)</strong></p> <p>The title track from ‘Hotel California’ is described by the band members as their take on the “high life in Lost Angeles.” </p> <p>“Hotel California” was certified Gold three months after its release by the Recording Industry of America, which represents one million copies shipped. The song is one of the most well-known rock anthems, withstanding the test of time and continuing to do well in the digital age.</p> <p>The tale of innocence lost and wisdom through experience are points that hit home with listeners, as well as the consistent strumming of acoustic guitar in the background, and a mixture of funk and Spanish influence intermingled in “Hotel California.” </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yyy4yaVwsv0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>”HEART OF GOLD,” NEIL YOUNG<br /> <em>Harvest</em> (1972)</strong></p> <p>Released as a single off of the 1972 album ‘Harvest,’ “Heart of Gold” is Young’s only U.S. No.1 single. It’s received much notoriety over the years, with Rolling Stone ranking it as #297 on their list of 500 greatest songs of all time. </p> <p>“Heart of Gold" was written during a time when Young could not stand for long periods of time due to a back injury. Because of this, he found himself returning to his acoustic guitar which he could play comfortably while sitting down, as well as his harmonica which is a central point to the song. Young played the song in ’71 during solo shows before recording it for ‘Harvest.’</p> <p>The hit also features backing vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, who were both in Nashville for other engagements, and producer Elliot Mazer called them in to sing backup for the track at the Quadraphonic Sound Studio. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pO8kTRv4l3o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>VOTE NOW:</p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/9005579.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/9005579/">Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time: "Hotel California" vs "Heart of Gold"</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 Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/273153384/Best-Acoustic-Rock-Song-of-All-Time-Poll?secret_password=khfC7q2fgUXD7Xd8D135" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/273153384/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_6849" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></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="/neil-young">Neil Young</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eagles">Eagles</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-barsoat-best-acoustic-rock-song-all-time-hotel-california-vs-heart-gold/25144#comments Acoustic Nation Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Hotel California. Heart of Gold Neil Young Poll Polls The Eagles Blogs Blogs News Features Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:10:32 +0000 Acoustic Nation 25144 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jazz Version of "Raining Blood"? Check Out 15 Classic Guitar Riffs Played in 15 Bizarre Styles — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/15-classic-riffs-15-styles-jared-dines-video/25161 <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video, which was posted to the interwebs July 27, multi-talented YouTube gent Jared Dines presents "15 Classic Riffs in 15 Styles."</p> <p>This video shows Dines playing 15 classic riffs, including "Raining Blood," "Barracuda" and "Hash Pipe," in 15 different styles—such as jazz and metalcore. Check it out below! </p> <p><strong>For more Dines videos, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJcYRr8rpsxVPfWA5vkuxFw">follow him on YouTube right here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tezZ9aXI4gA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/15-classic-riffs-15-styles-jared-dines-video/25161#comments Jared Dines Videos News Features Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:28:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25161 at http://www.guitarworld.com Paul McCartney Announces 'Tug of War,' 'Pipes of Peace' Reissues — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-mccartney-announces-tug-war-pipes-peace-reissues-video/25146 <!--paging_filter--><p>Paul McCartney has announced deluxe reissues of his third and fourth post-Wings solo albums, 1982's <em>Tug of War</em> and 1983's <em>Pipes of Peace</em>. You can check out trailers for both albums below. </p> <p>The reissues, which are set for an October 2 release via MPL/Concord Music Group, can be pre-ordered <a href="http://kingsroadmerch.com/Paul-McCartney/">here.</a></p> <p>Both albums have been newly remixed and feature previously unreleased and long-out-of-circulation tracks (including "Rainclouds") plus never-before-seen videos. </p> <p><em>Tug of War</em> was McCartney's first collaboration with George Martin since the dissolution of the Beatles more than a decade before. It spawned the hit singles "Ebony and Ivory" (recorded with Stevie Wonder) and "Take It Away," plus "Here Today," his ode to John Lennon, who had been murdered during the recording of the album.</p> <p><em>Pipes of Peace</em> featured "Say Say Say," his smash collaboration with Michael Jackson. Both albums feature former Beatle Ringo Starr on drums on several tracks.</p> <p>For more about McCartney, visit <a href="http://www.paulmccartney.com/">paulmccartney.com.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fRQHWEhvQiU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e5A2qlWORNM" 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="/paul-mccartney">Paul McCartney</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-mccartney-announces-tug-war-pipes-peace-reissues-video/25146#comments Paul McCartney Videos News Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:40:57 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 25146 at http://www.guitarworld.com Johnny Meeks, Former Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps Guitarist, Dead at 78 http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-meeks-former-gene-vincent-his-blue-caps-guitarist-dead-78/25159 <!--paging_filter--><p>Guitarist Johnny Meeks, a former member of Gene Vincent &amp; His Blue Caps, died Thursday, July 30, in Arkansas. He was 78.</p> <p>Meeks, a longtime member of the <a href="http://www.rockabillyhall.com/">Rockabilly Hall of Fame,</a> was inducted into the <a href="https://rockhall.com/inductees/the-blue-caps/">Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Blue Caps in 2012.</a> </p> <p>Although Meeks never got the praise and respect often reserved for his Blue Caps lead-guitar predecessor, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/talkin-blues-keith-wyatt-tribute-cliff-gallup-s-legendary-flash">Cliff Gallup,</a> he was an accomplished guitarist who played on several pivotal Gene Vincent tracks, including "Lotta Lovin'" and "Say Mama," which Meeks wrote.</p> <p>The Blue Caps—whose prior hits included "Be-Bop-A-Lula," "Blue Jean Bop" and "Race with the Devil"—found themselves without a lead guitarist in late 1956, when Gallup quit the lineup for the second and final time. In early 1957, the band's rhythm guitarist, Paul Peek, recommended Meeks, his former Circle E Ranch Boys bandmate. After a quick audition, Meeks joined the Blue Caps, making the transition from country picker to rocker.</p> <p>Meeks began recording with the band in June 1957 and stayed with them for more than 18 months, through 1958's <em>Record Date</em> album. He was the guitarist who was with Vincent the longest, even appearing in the 1958 film <em>Hot Rod Gang</em> with the band.</p> <p>According to Britt Hagarty's <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Day-World-Turned-Blue/dp/0713715316">The Day the World Turned Blue: A Biography of Gene Vincent,</a></em> when Meeks first joined the Blue Caps, Vincent played his records for the new guitarist. Meeks said, "I don't know if I can play that way." Vincent replied, "I don't want you to." Ergo, Meeks was given a free hand to develop his own Blue Caps style. </p> <p>Meeks' playing was clean and more "traditional" than Gallup's; his sound was also more stripped down and devoid of Gallup's legendary delay. While Gallup favored a Gretsch Duo Jet, Meeks played a maple-neck Fender Strat during his Blue Caps days. Both videos below feature a lion's share of Meeks' six-string work.</p> <p>When the Blue Caps broke up in late 1958, Meeks joined the Tune Toppers, followed by the Champs. He went on to perform with Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-michael-nesmith-micky-dolenz-and-peter-tork-talk-monkees-summer-tour-headquarters-and-what-they-learned-jimi-hendrix">former Monkee Michael Nesmith,</a> even appearing on Nesmith's <em>Tantamount to Treason</em> album (1972). </p> <p>Meeks was born April 16, 1937, in Gaffney, South Carolina. <a href="http://www.emersonfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3262301&amp;fh_id=10418">A memorial service will take place August 7 at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro, Arkansas.</a></p> <p><strong>For more about Meeks and his contributions to rock and country music (not to mention his early three-neck guitar), visit his page at <a href="http://www.rockabillyhall.com/johnnymeeks1.html">rockabillyhall.com.</a></strong></p> <p><em>Top video: Gene Vincent &amp; His Bluecaps perform "High Blood Pressue" and "Rip It Up" in 1958. Bottom video: Meeks performs "Dance to the Bop" in 1991.</em> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/06HkwRip8SU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7HnSfN6Xb0I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em><a href="https://soundcloud.com/damian-fanelli/mister-neutron-comanchero-1">Damian Fanelli</a> is the online managing editor at </em>Guitar World<em> and </em><a href="http://www.guitaraficionado.com/">Guitar Aficionado</a><em>. His New York-based band, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Meanies/226938220688464?fref=ts">the Blue Meanies,</a> has toured the world and elsewhere. Fanelli, a former member of Brooklyn jump-blues/swing/rockabilly band <a href="http://www.thegashousegorillas.com/">the Gas House Gorillas</a> and New York City instrumental surf-rock band <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MisterNeutron">Mister Neutron,</a> also <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsQ9pIkLXiA">composes</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ICimc774Y">records film soundtracks.</a> He writes GuitarWorld.com's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-clarence-white-inspired-country-b-bender-lick-video">The Next Bend</a> column, which is dedicated to <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-10-essential-b-bender-guitar-songs-damian-fanelli">B-bender guitars and guitarists.</a> His latest liner notes can be found in Sony/Legacy's </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Epic-Recordings-Collection/dp/B00MJFQ24W">Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection.</a><em> Follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/damianfanelliguitar">Facebook,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/damianfanelli">Twitter</a> and/or <a href="https://instagram.com/damianfanelligw/">Instagram.</a></em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-meeks-former-gene-vincent-his-blue-caps-guitarist-dead-78/25159#comments Blue Caps Gene Vincent Johnny Meeks rockabilly Videos News Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:15:48 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25159 at http://www.guitarworld.com Get a Free '20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks' Lesson at the 'Guitar World Lessons' Store — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/get-free-20-essential-acoustic-rock-licks-andy-aledort-lesson-guitar-world-lessons-store-video/25149 <!--paging_filter--><p>Want to master the ins and outs of acoustic rock guitar and learn the techniques of players like Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, Neil Young and Bob Dylan?</p> <p><em><a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</a></em> will teach you how to play versatile rhythm patterns, arpeggiated open chords, open suspended chords and hammers and pulls. </p> <p>Plus, you’ll learn the basics of playing in the styles of rockabilly, early rock and roll, the Beatles, Delta blues and more!</p> <p><em><a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</a></em> is now available through the through the Guitar World Lessons <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">Webstore</a>. It joins the ranks of the many lessons already available through <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">Guitar World Lessons</a>. </p> <p>To celebrate this new release, <em>Guitar World</em> is offering the first <em>20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</em> lesson, "Lick 1 – Basic Rhythm Pattern in C," as a FREE download! Note that all 20 <em>20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks</em> lessons are available—as a package—for only $14.99.</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit the Guitar World Lessons <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5AC6E1C6-40FA-E9A3-26DB-9525AB3F440C?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=20acoustic">Webstore</a> and download the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-world-lessons/id942720009?mt=8">App</a> now.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QsM38GthQIM" 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="/andy-aledort">Andy Aledort</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/get-free-20-essential-acoustic-rock-licks-andy-aledort-lesson-guitar-world-lessons-store-video/25149#comments 20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks Andy Aledort Guitar World Lessons Videos News Lessons Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:20:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25149 at http://www.guitarworld.com David Gilmour Premieres "Rattle That Lock" Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/david-gilmour-premieres-rattle-lock-music-video/25148 <!--paging_filter--><p>David Gilmour has premiered the music video for his new song, "Rattle That Lock," and you can check it out below. It's the title track from the Pink Floyd guitarist's upcoming solo album.</p> <p>"It's a jingle, a four-note jingle, and every time I heard it, it would make me want to start dancing," Gilmour said of the song. </p> <p>"It's about a journey, but it's also about that journey of not accepting the status quo," added Polly Samson, Gilmour's wife (and a novelist). "It's based on two journeys, both inspired by <em>Paradise Lost.</em>"</p> <p>Check out the video below, and let us know what you think in the comments and on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L1v7hXEQhsQ" 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="/david-gilmour">David Gilmour</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/david-gilmour-premieres-rattle-lock-music-video/25148#comments David Gilmour Videos News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:28:15 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 25148 at http://www.guitarworld.com Mass Effect: The Top 50 Stomp Boxes, Devices and Processors of All Time http://www.guitarworld.com/mass-effect-top-50-stomp-boxes-devices-and-processors-all-time <!--paging_filter--><p>Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? </p> <p>Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes, effect devices and processors have been created for the electric guitar over the past 60 years (and that’s not including rackmount effects). Conceivably, more than half of those devices are distortion, fuzz and overdrive effects.</p> <p>So how did we come up with a list of the top 50 electric guitar effects of all time? Actually, it was easy, as most of these stomp boxes and devices turn up in the pages of this magazine on a regular basis every time we ask artists what they use in the studio and onstage.</p> <p>Other effects got the nod for being the first of their kind (like the DeArmond Tremolo Control, which dates back to the Forties and was the first optional effect device) while a few passed muster for being undeniably cool or influential — even if they’re so rare that it will cost you a few thousand bucks to score one on eBay.</p> <p>Popularity also was a critical factor in our choices, although we generally passed over a few best-selling reissues or boutique clones in favor of the real deal. So even though the Bubba Bob Buttcrack Tube Overdrive may sound more soulful than an original Tube Screamer, if it’s little more than a copy with slightly upgraded components, it didn’t make the cut. </p> <p>If you love effects like we do, we hope you'll find this top-50 list a useful guide to discovering the classic effect boxes that have shaped the guitar sounds of rock, metal, blues, punk and many other styles. And if you're like us, it will undoubtedly compel you to plunk down a chunk of cash for a collectible pedal or two on eBay. Don't say you weren't warned.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/mass-effect-top-50-stomp-boxes-devices-and-processors-all-time#comments 2011 Articles Boss GW Archive Ibanez July 2011 Roland Guitar World Lists Effects July News Features Gear Magazine Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:31:30 +0000 Chris Gill 17196 at http://www.guitarworld.com Fingerpicking Beatles: Learn Solo Guitar Arrangements for 30 Beatles Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs <!--paging_filter--><p><em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">Fingerpicking Beatles: Revised &amp; Expanded Edition</a></em> features 30 Beatles songs arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tab. </p> <p>The arrangements in this book are carefully written for intermediate-level guitarists. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one superb fingerpicking arrangement. The book also includes an easy introduction to basic fingerstyle guitar. </p> <p>The 30 songs include "Across the Universe," "All You Need Is Love," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Hey Jude," "In My Life," "Let It Be," "Michelle," "The Long and Winding Road," "Something," "Yellow Submarine," "Yesterday" and more.</p> <p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">The book is available now for $19.99 at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ms65JQTBCcQ" 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="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs#comments The Beatles News Features Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:29:34 +0000 Guitar World Staff 17202 at http://www.guitarworld.com Slayer's Kerry King and Tom Araya Talk Gear and Recording Guitars for 'Repentless' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/slayers-kerry-king-and-tom-araya-talk-gear-and-recording-guitars-repentless-video/25143 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today we bring you an exclusive clip of Slayer in the studio discussing their upcoming album, <em>Repentless.</em></p> <p>In this video, which is part of an ongoing "behind the scenes" series, Slayer's Kerry King and Tom Araya talk guitars, basses, amps and the recording process behind the new album, which will be released September 11 via <a href="http://www.nuclearblast.com/en/label/">Nuclear Blast Records.</a></p> <p>Expect to see plenty of Marshalls!</p> <p><em>Repentless,</em> the band's 11th studio album, is available for preorder (in a variety of formats) <a href="http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.no-label.html?records_per_page=90&amp;article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&amp;custom_keywords=Slayer%20Repentless&amp;custom_deliverable=f">right here.</a> You can check out the title track below (bottom video).</p> <p><strong>For all things Slayer, visit <a href="http://www.slayer.net/us/home">slayer.net.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7dPHf6nfllA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uivxr3O6rSE" 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="/slayer">Slayer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/slayers-kerry-king-and-tom-araya-talk-gear-and-recording-guitars-repentless-video/25143#comments Kerry King Slayer Tom Araya Videos News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:15:22 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25143 at http://www.guitarworld.com 1,000 Musicians Perform Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly" in Cesena, Italy — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-learn-fly-performed-1000-musicians-video/25141 <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a fascinating new (July 30) video that shows Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly" being performed—live—by 1,000 very excited musicians in Cesena, Italy.</p> <p>The video, which was shot July 26 and created by Fabio Zaffagnini and <a href="http://www.rockin1000.com/">Rockin'1000,</a> is part of an attempt to get Foo Fighters to perform in Cesena, which is in Emilia-Romagna (in the north east section of the country, not far from the Adriatic).</p> <p>“I guess this video is going to be seen by millions of people all over the world, but to be true it was conceived to be addressed just to five people: Chris, Pat, Nate, Taylor and Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters,” says Zaffagnini at the end of the clip. </p> <p>“You know, Italy is a country where dreams cannot easily come true, but it’s a land of passion and creativity. So what we did here is a huge miracle. I have been working on this f—king project for more than one year, waking up every morning thinking about how to make it real.</p> <p>“One thousand rockers that came from all over the nation at their own expenses … for one song, your song. So our call is to ask you the Foo Fighters to come play for us in Cesena.”</p> <p>The ball is in Dave Grohl’s court. We'll update you if or when we know more.</p> <p>BTW, "Learn to Fly" is from Foo Fighters' 1999 album, <em>There Is Nothing Left to Lose.</em> Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JozAmXo2bDE" 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="/foo-fighters">Foo Fighters</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-learn-fly-performed-1000-musicians-video/25141#comments Dave Grohl Foo Fighters Italy Rockin1000 Videos News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:13:18 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25141 at http://www.guitarworld.com Artist Captures James Hetfield, Joe Satriani, Slash and Others Shredding Without Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-captures-james-hetfield-joe-satriani-slash-others-shredding-without-their-guitars/25138 <!--paging_filter--><p>Brooklyn-based artist Fred Stesney has created a set of portraits of some of rock's most legendary six-string artists...without their guitars. </p> <p>You've probably seen the images Stesney modeled these drawings after, but you definitely haven't seen them like this. </p> <p>Says Stesney: </p> <p>"Guitar players can get away with making some funny faces and postures, but when you take away the six-stringed excuse, they look pretty silly."</p> <p><strong>Check out Stesney's drawings in the gallery below! And check out his other work at <a href="https://www.behance.net/fredstesney/">behance.net.</a></strong></p> <p><em>Remember to click on the "magnifying glass" symbol to take a closer look at each photo!</em></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="/joe-satriani">Joe Satriani</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/slash">Slash</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-captures-james-hetfield-joe-satriani-slash-others-shredding-without-their-guitars/25138#comments Angus Young Fred Stesney James Hetfield Joe Satriani Slash Galleries News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:34:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25138 at http://www.guitarworld.com Led Zeppelin Wrap Up Reissue Campaign with 'Presence,' 'In Through the Out Door' and 'Coda' http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-wraps-reissue-campaign-presence-through-out-door-and-coda/25139 <!--paging_filter--><p>Friday, July 31, Jimmy Page will officially wrap up his massive Led Zeppelin reissue campaign with the release of remastered and expanded versions of 1976's <em>Presence</em>, 1979's <em>In Through the Out Door</em> and 1982's <em>Coda</em>.</p> <p>Like the reissues of the band's previous LP's, each album will include a remastered copy of the original album, plus a second disc of previously unreleased music culled from the band members' vaults. </p> <p>Each release also will be available as a single album, a single vinyl LP, a deluxe double-LP, digital download and a super-deluxe box set that features the CDs, LPs, a download card, a 70-page book with previously unseen photos and memorabilia and a high-quality print of the album cover.</p> <p>You can check out a trailer for the updated version of <em>Coda</em> below.</p> <p>Here are the track listings for the deluxe editions' companion audio discs (the songs remain the same on the original LPs):</p> <p><strong><em>Presence</em> (Companion Audio)</strong></p> <p>01. "Two Ones Are Won" (Achilles Last Stand - Reference Mix)<br /> 02. "For Your Life" (Reference Mix)<br /> 03. "10 Ribs &amp; All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)" (Reference Mix)<br /> 04. "Royal Orleans" (Reference Mix)<br /> 05. "Hots On For Nowhere" (Reference Mix)</p> <p><strong><em>In Through The Out Door</em> (Companion Audio)</strong><br /> 01. "In The Evening" (Rough Mix)<br /> 02. "Southbound Piano" (South Bound Saurez - Rough Mix)<br /> 03. "Fool In The Rain" (Rough Mix)<br /> 04. "Hot Dog" (Rough Mix)<br /> 05. "The Epic" (Carouselambra - Rough Mix)<br /> 06. "The Hook" (All My Love - Rough Mix)<br /> 07. "Blot" (I'm Gonna Crawl - Rough Mix)</p> <p><strong><em>Coda</em> (Companion Audio)</strong></p> <p><strong>Disc One</strong></p> <p>01."We're Gonna Groove" (Alternate Mix)<br /> 02."If It Keeps On Raining" (When The Levee Breaks - Rough Mix)<br /> 03."Bonzo's Montreux" (Mix Construction In Progress)<br /> 04."Baby Come On Home"<br /> 05."Sugar Mama" ( Mix)<br /> 06. "Poor Tom" (Instrumental Mix)<br /> 07. "Travelling Riverside Blues" (BBC Session)<br /> 08. "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do"</p> <p><strong>Disc Two</strong></p> <p>01."Four Hands" (Four Sticks - Bombay Orchestra)<br /> 02."Friends" (Bombay Orchestra)<br /> 03."St. Tristan's Sword" (Rough Mix)<br /> 04."Desire" (The Wanton Song - Rough Mix)<br /> 05."Bring It On Home" (Rough Mix)<br /> 06."Walter's Walk" (Rough Mix)<br /> 07."Everybody Makes It Through" (In The Light - Rough Mix)</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1xkQX6GIys0" 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/led-zeppelin-wraps-reissue-campaign-presence-through-out-door-and-coda/25139#comments Led Zeppelin Videos News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:51:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25139 at http://www.guitarworld.com