News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71 http://www.guitarworld.com/cream-bassist-jack-bruce-dead-71 <!--paging_filter--><p>Cream was one of the only major Sixties rock bands that could regroup—assuming they wanted to—in 2014. That is, until yesterday.</p> <p>Jack Bruce, best known as Cream's bassist and principle vocalist, died Saturday at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71.</p> <p>His family announced the death on his website and Facebook page, writing, "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." </p> <p>Bruce's publicist later added, "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family." While no other details have been revealed, the Press Association reports Bruce suffered from liver disease. Bruce had received a liver transplant several years ago.</p> <p>it’s nearly impossible to exaggerate the importance of Cream. They were rock’s first power trio: they gave birth to the notion of the “rock virtuoso,” laid the foundation for heavy metal and inspired several generations of bands, from Black Sabbath to Van Halen to Smashing Pumpkins.</p> <p>Although guitarist Eric Clapton was Cream's biggest star, Bruce sang most of the band's classic tracks, including "White Room," "SWLABR," "Tales of Brave Ulysses," "Spoonful," "N.S.U." and "Sunshine of Your Love," which he co-wrote with Clapton and Pete Brown. Drummer Ginger Baker made up the final third of Cream.</p> <p>"He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me," wrote Clapton in an official statement today. </p> <p>"I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce," added Baker in a statement of his own. "My thoughts and wishes are with his family at this difficult time."</p> <p>Cream released four studio albums between 1966 and 1969 — <em>Fresh Cream</em> (1966), <em>Disraeli Gears</em> (1967), <em>Wheels of Fire</em> (1968) and <em>Goodbye</em> (1969). The band disbanded after their farewell show at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 26, 1968.</p> <p>Cream reunited in 1993 for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and in 2005 for a series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and New York City's Madison Square Garden. In 2006, the band received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. </p> <p>After Cream's initial breakup in 1968, Bruce kicked off a solo career with 1969's <em>Songs of a Tailor</em>, which featured contributions from the Beatles' George Harrison, who also co-wrote "Badge," a track on Cream's final album. Bruce released more than a dozen solo albums over the next 45 years, including 2014's <em>Silver Rails</em>.</p> <p>"I quite like to just enjoy my life," Bruce told <em>Rolling Stone</em> in April. "I'm thrilled to make this album. I put my heart and soul into it, and I'm very pleased with the way it came out."</p> <p>Bruce was born May 14, 1943, in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, U.K. In 1962, he joined the London-based Blues Incorporated, in which he played upright bass. In 1963, the group broke up and Bruce formed the Graham Bond Quartet with Bond, Baker and guitarist John McLaughlin.</p> <p>After he left the band in 1965, he released a solo single, "I'm Gettin Tired," and briefly joined John Mayall &amp; the Bluesbreakers, which featured Clapton. After his stint with the Bluesbreakers, Bruce tasted commercial success as a member of Manfred Mann; their song "Pretty Flamingo" reached Number 1 in the U.K. singles chart in 1966.</p> <p>While he was with Manfred Mann, Bruce collaborated with Clapton as a member of the Powerhouse, which recorded a version of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" upon which Cream's famous live version was based. Bruce formed Cream with Clapton and Bruce in 1966.</p> <p>After Cream and during his solo years, Bruce joined several short-lived bands, including another supergroup, West, Bruce and Laing, which featured Mountain's guitarist and drummer, Leslie West and Corky Laing. They released two studio albums, <em>Why Dontcha</em> (1972) and <em>Whatever Turns You On</em> (1973). </p> <p>In 1993, Bruce formed BBM (Bruce-Baker-Moore). The band, which released one Cream-inspired studio album in 1994, featured Bruce, Baker and guitarist Gary Moore. They released one studio album, 1994's <em>Around The Next Dream</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0mt57WaAh-Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3xxzzKDmOZ8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eUGOXnzn8bI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dCc00pX_pFA" 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="/cream">Cream</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/jack-bruce">Jack Bruce</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/cream-bassist-jack-bruce-dead-71#comments BBM Cream Jack Bruce News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:53:51 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22669 Led Zeppelin, "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" — In Deep Video by Andy Aledort http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-babe-im-gonna-leave-you-deep-video-andy-aledort <!--paging_filter--><p>In this video from the vast <em>Guitar World</em> archives, Andy Aledort shows you how to play "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," a track from Led Zeppelin's debut 1969 album.</p> <p>An acoustic masterpiece, this song features a bittersweet circular chord progression presented as ringing, fingerpicked arpeggios. Particularly noteworthy is the way Jimmy Page spins numerous subtle melodic variations on the theme throughout the song (check out the one at 3:40 in the original recording), sweetening the aural pot with dramatic dynamic contrasts.</p> <p>This might be one of the most perfectly recorded and mixed acoustic guitar tracks ever. Notice how, in the song’s intro, the “dry” (up-front and un-effected) acoustic guitar is in the left channel while the right channel is mostly “wet,” saturated in cavernous reverb.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_zadFCjVG0Q" 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 class="field-item even"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-babe-im-gonna-leave-you-deep-video-andy-aledort#comments Andy Aledort Jimmy Page Led Zeppelin Videos News Lessons Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:45:05 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22668 Review: Lace Pickups USA Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor Pickup — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-lace-pickups-usa-ultra-slim-acoustic-sensor-pickup-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the December 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-december-14-slipknot/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=DecemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>For those of us who dabble on resonator guitars, finding a way to amplify the distinctive sound of these wood- or metal-bodied instruments can be a challenge. </p> <p>Resonator guitars have traditionally been built without electronics because they are designed to be loud enough for acoustic duties, thanks to their intricate metal-cone soundboards that project the instrument’s uniquely complex tone. But if you’re trying to compete with amplified instruments, you’ll invariably want to add a pickup to your resonator. </p> <p>Unfortunately, many aftermarket resonator pickups require professional installation, but thankfully, Lace Music makes the process easy with its USA Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor pickup. Anyone can mount the pickup within seconds on most resonator guitars and enjoy amplified tone that is round and clear, with absolutely no noise.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0UdgVhzx2nw?list=UUqHkFMEmOPFO3ahcrrBAj4w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-lace-pickups-usa-ultra-slim-acoustic-sensor-pickup-video#comments December 2014 Lace Lace Music Accessories News Gear Magazine Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:33:47 +0000 Paul Riario http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22527 Guitar World DVD: Learn '50 Essential Expert Licks' from Joe Satriani, Jeff Loomis, Andy Timmons and More http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-50-essential-expert-licks-joe-satriani-jeff-loomis-andy-timmons-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p>Want to expand and diversify your guitar skills and repertoire? </p> <p><em>Guitar World</em>'s new <em><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/50-essential-expert-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=50ExpertLicks">50 Expert Guitar Licks</a></em> DVD helps you do it with great guitar phrases written and presented by some of the biggest virtuosos in rock, metal, shred, prog, fusion and other styles, including Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Alex Skolnick, Gus G and <em>Guitar World</em>'s own resident expert, senior music editor Jimmy Brown. </p> <p>Each lick includes tab, a written explanation to guide you through the lick and — best of all — video from the artist who created it. </p> <p><em>50 Expert Guitar Licks</em> is the most comprehensive instructional course of its kind.</p> <p><strong>Your Instructors:</strong></p> <p>• Michael Angelo Batio<br /> • Jimmy Brown<br /> • Zane Carney (John Mayer)<br /> • Mike Errico<br /> • Marty Friedman<br /> • Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne)<br /> • Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger)<br /> • Joel Kosche (Collective Soul)<br /> • Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)<br /> • Rob Math (Leatherwolf)<br /> • Gary Potter<br /> • Glenn Proudfoot<br /> • Dave Reffett<br /> • Joe Satriani<br /> • Alex Skolnick (Testament)<br /> • Andy Timmons</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/50-essential-expert-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=50ExpertLicks">'50 Essential Expert Licks' is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.95.</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-50-essential-expert-licks-joe-satriani-jeff-loomis-andy-timmons-and-more#comments News Features Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:28:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20058 DEC3: Guitarist Jon Haber Talks New Album, the Fulfillment of a Lifelong Dream http://www.guitarworld.com/dec3-guitarist-jon-haber-talks-new-album-fulfillment-lifelong-dream <!--paging_filter--><p>It might've been a long time coming, but guitarist Jon Haber has finally managed to achieve a goal he’s had since he was 6.</p> <p>Haber spent much of the early Eighties in a regionally successful band before switching gears to start the successful Alto Music chain.</p> <p>Haber, who never lost his knack for songwriting, finally got back on the other side of the counter as musician, songwriter and producer to release his first album, <em>DEC3</em> (pronounced "deck three").</p> <p>With influences that include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Foreigner, DEC3’s debut is an inspired blend of tasty playing, catchy melodies and memorable choruses. Joining Haber for DEC3 are longtime collaborators Chris Saulpaugh (vocals) and Mike Kalajian (drummer).</p> <p>I recently caught up with Haber to ask him about DEC3 and what satisfies him the most about making his musical dream come true.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: What sparked the <em>DEC3</em> album project?</strong></p> <p>I think it’s a crime if you’re able to do something you love and then not do it. No matter what it is. Things might get in the way when you pursue your passion, but you only get one chance in this life. So about a year ago, I decided to do something I’ve always wanted to do, and that was to write and record a real record. </p> <p><strong>Tell me a little about your Eighties band. How close were you to making it to the next level of success?</strong></p> <p>At that time we had management representing us and were playing some really big clubs in the city. Unfortunately, we were more into partying and having a good time then honing our craft. We definitely had interest, but that’s where it really stopped.</p> <p><strong>What made you decide to switch gears and start your own business?</strong></p> <p>I had always worked in music stores, and after six years of gigging and the band becoming stagnant I thought it was time for a change. So I started focusing every possible ounce of energy (and still do) into growing the business into what it is today.</p> <p><strong>Where did you get your ideas for the songs on <em>DEC3</em>?</strong></p> <p>Whenever I get an idea for a title or a snippet of a song, I’ll plug it into my iPhone. What usually gets me going first is a good melody and chord change. Lyrics are also very important. I think when you have good music and the lyrics are just as good, it gives the song more longevity past that first listen. It makes the whole thing better.</p> <p><strong>Let’s talk a little about the songs on the album. What can you tell me about “Put Some South in Your Mouth”?</strong></p> <p>That was the last song we recorded. I remember I was out jogging in the city one day and ran up a side street. I saw this huge sign on a barbecue place where the slogan read, “Put some south in yo’ mouth!” I thought, “Man, what a great title!” I went right back home and wrote the song. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/19wi2J--DHQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>What inspired you to write “Red Line”?</strong></p> <p>I was following what was going on in the news about Syria and how the leader of the country [Bashar al-Assad] was gassing his own people. It was such an outrageous act and something that should have stopped after World War I. Then I watched our government and the British government threatening to do something about it. Telling Assad that if he ever used chemical weapons on his own people again, that would be crossing a "red line" and we would take action. Of course, we didn’t take any action. So I put myself in the shoes of someone living there whose last hope is for the world to come and help them — and then it doesn’t happen. </p> <p><strong>What first got you involved in music?</strong></p> <p>When I was growing up I used to play Wiffle Ball with a kid who lived down the block. One day, he started talking to me about the Beatles. So I went back to my mom and asked if she had any of their albums. She had three, but the one I played the most was <em>Meet the Beatles</em>. I played that record non-stop and immediately started taking guitar lessons. </p> <p><strong>What’s the most rewarding thing about your job at Alto Music?</strong></p> <p>The most rewarding thing is being around music. I get to be surrounded by Les Pauls, Martins and PRS Guitars all day long. I also get to see a lot of talent come into my store. When Gavin DeGraw was 11, he would come in to my keyboard room every Saturday and sing Billy Joel songs. To see stuff like that is very rewarding.</p> <p><strong>What satisfies you the most about the DEC3 album?</strong></p> <p>This is a really strong collection of songs that appeals to a lot of different styles of music. I’m hoping this record provides the motivation to keep moving forward. Life is what you make of it. I put out a record that I’m very proud of and hope it will be a catalyst that will inspire others to do the things they’re capable of.</p> <p><em>For more information, visit <a href="http://dec3band.com/">dec3band.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>James Wood is a writer, musician and self-proclaimed metalhead who maintains his own website, <a href="http://gojimmygo.net/">GoJimmyGo.net</a>. His articles and interviews are written on a variety of topics with passion and humor. You can follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/JimEWood">Twitter @JimEWood.</a></em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/dec3-guitarist-jon-haber-talks-new-album-fulfillment-lifelong-dream#comments DEC3 James Wood Jon Haber Interviews News Features Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:23:23 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22666 ‘Rock & Roll Baby’: Guitarist Malina Moye Brings Hendrix Influence and Blues Power to New Album http://www.guitarworld.com/rock-roll-baby-guitarist-malina-moye-brings-hendrix-influence-and-blues-power-new-album <!--paging_filter--><p>There’s a seductive passion and feel in Malina Moye’s guitar playing, as evidenced by her insanely good new EP, <em>Rock &amp; Roll Baby</em>, which was released October 14.</p> <p>From the infectious, funk-inspired single "K-yotic" (which features Bootsy Collins) to her take on the Jimi Hendrix classic “Foxey Lady," <em>Rock &amp; Roll Baby</em> is a high-octane experience of blues power.</p> <p>In addition to being an in demand performer on her own, Moye also has taken part in the Experience Hendrix Tour alongside guitar greats Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. She also had the distinct privilege of honoring the Queen of England’s 60-year reign by performing her own rendition of "God Save the Queen."</p> <p>I recently spoke with Moye about her new album, her gear and more.</p> <p><Strong>GUITAR WORLD: How would you describe <em>Rock &amp; Roll Baby</em>?</strong></p> <p>It’s an in-your-face combination of Led Zeppelin meets Sly and the Family Stone, with a little bit of Hendrix thrown in. I love real music and the feeling it gives you. As a guitar player, I love the freedom of being able to express who I am in my solos. This is me, and this album is what I’m about. </p> <p><strong>What’s your songwriting process like?</strong></p> <p>It varies. Sometimes I’ll be on an acoustic and be messing around with riffs. Other times I’ll hear melody in my head and sing it into my phone so I can go back to it later. Then I’ll pick up my guitar and start putting the pieces together. Music can literally speak to you. It will tell you what it has to say. You just have to be open to it. </p> <p><strong>Let’s talk about a few tracks off the album, beginning with “K-yotic." What was is like working with Boosty Collins?</strong></p> <p>Bootsy is incredible. What I love the most about him is how he’s able to spontaneously come up with ideas. I was messing around on the track, jamming, when the idea of having him on it came to me. I remember I sent the track over to him and said, “Hey, tell me what you think of this.” A short while later, he sends me a new track back with a note that said, “This is what I think of it!” [laughs]. It was hot! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8GXaPjUVjfQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>"Foxey Lady."</strong></p> <p>I’m a huge fan of that song. Out of all of Hendix’s amazing works, that’s the one that really speaks to me the most. We started experimenting with different tone and amp combinations on it. I really wanted to incorporate some of that classic rock feeling. Keeping the blueprint of the record but still making it my own. </p> <p><strong>"Hustler’s Blues."</strong></p> <p>That’s another one of my favorites. It’s a song I wrote when I was going through a really bad time in my life. Nothing seemed to be working and I literally remember writing that song in five minutes. It was therapeutic. There was no real intention when I wrote it. It was just something that I had to get out. </p> <p><strong>Did you always know music would be your calling?</strong></p> <p>I grew up surrounded by music. My dad played with Bernard Allison and my mom was a background singer who did a lot of work with Tina Turner. It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do.</p> <p><strong>Can you tell me a little about how music played a big role in your growing up?</strong></p> <p>Music was everything in our household. I remember always telling my cousins that we had to practice so my mom and dad would hire us and let us perform on their shows, but all they wanted to watch cartoons [laughs]. But I was determined to get a head start on this and was pretty obsessed, even at a very young age. Though I was only 10 years old, my parents made me believe and realize it was all attainable and a part of life. We were in major recording studios all the time, and I was a sponge soaking it all up.</p> <p><strong>Who were some of your influences coming up?</strong></p> <p>I always connected to the tone, phrasing, and feel of artists like Prince, Eric Clapton, Hendrix and Robert Cray. They all made me feel emotions.</p> <p><strong>What can you tell me about your setup?</strong></p> <p>My setup is pretty simple. The amp I use is a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212, and my pedals include a Dunlop Cry Baby Wah and Boss Blues Driver and Delay. My Strat is all custom with DiMarzio pickups. It’s a left-handed body with right-handed headstock. I also use different gauges with the strings, depending on the song. </p> <p><strong>What do you want people to take away from <em>Rock &amp; Roll Baby</em>?</strong></p> <p>I’m excited for people to hear and appreciate the unique sound we’ve created and know that it's in its purest form. I can’t wait to get back on tour and meet everyone and just play. That's really what it's about! The music, the notes and the magic!</p> <p><em>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.malinamoye.com/">malinamoye.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>James Wood is a writer, musician and self-proclaimed metalhead who maintains his own website, <a href="http://gojimmygo.net/">GoJimmyGo.net</a>. His articles and interviews are written on a variety of topics with passion and humor. You can follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/JimEWood">Twitter @JimEWood.</a></em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/rock-roll-baby-guitarist-malina-moye-brings-hendrix-influence-and-blues-power-new-album#comments James Wood Malina Moye Interviews News Features Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:49:12 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22665 TWA Releases Little Dipper Mk II Envelope-Controlled Formant Filter http://www.guitarworld.com/twa-releases-little-dipper-mk-ii-envelope-controlled-formant-filter <!--paging_filter--><p>Godlyke has announced the release of the TWA LD-02 Little Dipper Mk II. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Little Dipper is an envelope-controlled vocal formant filter based on a classic Seventies circuit. Its dual filters react to playing dynamics, creating peaks and notches that simulate the vowel sounds of human speech. </p> <p>The Little Dipper can emulate talk boxes, wah-wahs, filters and phase shifters, all with strikingly realistic vocal qualities. A built-in fuzz circuit emphasizes harmonics for a more dramatic effect while dry blend and noise gate controls provide a full-frequency response with low-noise operation.</p> <p><strong>The Little Dipper Mk II features the following:</strong></p> <p>• Ascension control adjusts strength of filtering effect<br /> • Diffraction control adjust strength of fuzz effect<br /> • 5-way Inclination slider selects vocal formant effect<br /> • 7-way Occultation rotary switch offers several EQ and filter timing variations<br /> • Low Boost switch for increased low frequency response<br /> • Internal Dry Blend trim pot<br /> • Internal Noise Gate trim pot<br /> • Internal Output Level trim pot<br /> • Expression pedal input for outboard control of Ascension pot<br /> • External 9 VDC power required (no battery option)<br /> • Proprietary S3 “Shortest Send Switching” relay-based True Bypass switching<br /> • “Ursa Minor” status LED array<br /> • 3-year warranty<br /> • Made in USA<br /> • Street Price $299</p> <p>For more info on Totally Wycked Audio products, visit <a href="http://www.godlyke.com">godlyke.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ini4-qzXeOk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/twa-releases-little-dipper-mk-ii-envelope-controlled-formant-filter#comments Godlyke Videos Effects News Gear Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:09:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22663 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck Perform "Going Down" in 1989 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-jeff-beck-perform-going-down-1989-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-five years ago this week, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck kicked off their one and only tour together.</p> <p>The trek, dubbed "The Fire Meets the Fury," kicked off October 25, 1989, in Minneapolis and wrapped up December 3 in Oakland.</p> <p>I was lucky enough to catch one particularly awesome show during that tour — November 11, 1989, at New York City's Madison Square Garden. I'll never forget it for three three reasons:</p> <p>01. The drunk guy behind me threw up about an inch behind my left ear. My brother saw happen it but didn't tell me. Probably a good move!</p> <p>02. It was the last time I ever saw Vaughan in concert. He was gone by the following August.</p> <p>03. It was the only time I'd seen Vaughan play "Going Down," a catchy Moloch/Don Nix tune made famous-ish by Freddie King and recorded by Beck for his 1972 <em>Jeff Beck Group</em> album.</p> <p>Below, you can check out a performance of "Going Down" from this tour — October 28 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. We like it for several reasons (Come on, it's Vaughan and Beck on stage together!); mainly, however, we love that Beck turns it into a legit shootout, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-eric-clapton-and-jeff-beck-perform-farther-road-1981">as he often did in the Eighties</a>, never wanting to be outdone, even for laughs.</p> <p>So, to put it plainly, Vaughan's kick-ass guitar solo is followed by Beck's kick-ass guitar solo.</p> <p>Enjoy.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/84_UvByGDkM" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-jeff-beck-perform-going-down-1989-video#comments Jeff Beck Stevie Ray Vaughan Videos News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:35:47 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22662 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M104 Distortion+ Vs. MXR M116 Fullbore Metal http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m104-distortion-vs-mxr-m116-fullbore-metal <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — 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 will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. 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 MXR <strong>M104 Distortion+</strong> goes foot to foot against the MXR <strong>M116 Fullbore Metal</strong> pedal. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> (71.22 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR M117R Flanger</strong> (28.78 percent) and advanced 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/m104-distortion">MXR M104 Distortion+</a></strong></p> <p>This little yellow box is responsible for those great distortion sounds heard on so many classic recordings. Set the Distortion control low and crank the Output knob to drive the front end of your amp for cool blues tones, or max out the Distortion knob for classic early ’80s hard rock tone. There still isn't any distortion unit on the market that sounds like the Distortion+.</p> <p><em>"When I was 15, I first arrived at my potential sound with an MXR Distortion+, a Memphis LP copy and a Fender Princeton amp." — Slash</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2GLMhHthq3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m116-fullbore-metal">MXR M116 Fullbore Metal</a></strong></p> <p>Ultimate riff power is yours with the Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal from MXR. This compact but powerful device is all you need to unleash the most devastating contemporary metal guitar tones ever heard. The Fullbore Metal turbo-charges your guitar signal with lethal amounts of ultra high gain. This is combined with a built-in Noise Gate to knock out the noise associated with extreme gain levels while also adding definition and tightness to syncopated metal riffs.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EYPpHDMZ9YM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8396492.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8396492/">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Readers Poll, Round 1: MXR M104 Distortion+ Vs. M116 Fullbore Metal</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 Dunlop GW Brackets-V2 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/244267176/Dunlop-GW-Brackets-V2" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Dunlop GW Brackets-V2</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/244267176/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_32519" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m104-distortion-vs-mxr-m116-fullbore-metal#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Videos Effects News Features Gear Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22658 Tab Book: Learn to Play Andy McKee's 'Art of Motion' Album http://www.guitarworld.com/tab-book-learn-play-andy-mckees-art-motion-album <!--paging_filter--><p>The tab book — <em>Andy McKee: </em>Art of Motion — is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</p> <p>The book features a dozen tracks from the 2005 album by this acclaimed folk fingerstyle guitarist in standard notation and tab, including: </p> <p>• Art of Motion<br /> • Drifting<br /> • For My Father<br /> • Heather's Song<br /> • Into the Ocean<br /> • Keys to the Hovercar<br /> • Rylynn<br /> • Shanghai </p> <p>... and more!</p> <p><strong>This 112-page book is <a href="<a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/andy-mckee-art-of-motion/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=ArtofMotion">available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $22.99.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gWC9s3hH-cw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tab-book-learn-play-andy-mckees-art-motion-album#comments Andy McKee News Features Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:32 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20812 Foo Fighters Premiere New Song, "The Feast and The Famine" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-premiere-new-song-feast-and-famine-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Foo Fighters have premiered a new song, "The Feast and the Famine," and you can hear it below.</p> <p>The track is from the band's new album, <em>Sonic Highways</em>, which will be released November 10.</p> <p>The eight-part <em>Sonic Highways</em> TV series, which documents the making of the album, premiered October 17 on HBO.</p> <p>Dave Grohl interviewed several artists for the series, including Slash, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, LL Cool J, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Pharrell Williams, Joan Jett, Rick Nielsen, Paul Stanley, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Macklemore, Buddy Guy and President Barack Obama.</p> <p>"The Feast and the Famine" follows "Something from Nothing," another track from the new album, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-premiere-new-song-something-nothing-listen">which we premiered last week.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uPv0AOlTxXA" 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-premiere-new-song-feast-and-famine-listen#comments Foo Fighters News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:38:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22661 Extreme Harmonics Lesson: Making Sick Sounds with Guitarist Mattias Eklundh — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/extreme-harmonics-lesson-sick-sounds-guitarist-mattias-eklundh-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Since we guitarists tend to enjoy sick sounds, we thought we'd share this lesson video by Swedish guitar whiz Mattias Eklundh.</p> <p>In the clip, which is titled "Harmonics #5," Eklundh lays down some basics about how harmonics work.</p> <p>Then, starting around 1:31, 2:15 and (especially) 2:45, things start getting freaky, courtesy of some extreme—even dissonant—harmonics.</p> <p>As always, check out the video and try to incorporate Eklundh's methods into your own playing. (I mean, if you're into that sort of thing, of course.)</p> <p>If you'd like to hear more of Eklundh's playing, be sure to watch <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/caparison-guitars-ah8-eight-string-guitar-demo-video-featuring-mattias-eklundh">this demo video of Caparison Guitars' eight-string AH8 model, which we posted in June.</a></p> <p>For more about Eklundh, visit the appropriately named <a href="http://www.freakguitar.com">freakguitar.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zI3PJXbCaOU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/extreme-harmonics-lesson-sick-sounds-guitarist-mattias-eklundh-video#comments Mattias Eklundh Videos News Lessons Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:21 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22659 Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Fans of Jeff Beck — and of vintage gear in general — might get a kick out of the video below.</p> <p>In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 <em>Rock 'n' Roll Party</em> DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.</p> <p>These include a Fender Telecaster with humbuckers (which he got from Seymour Duncan), a Fender Strat he got from John McLaughlin, an original Gretsch Rancher, a 1954 Telecaster (which he plugs in and demos), a 1956 Gretsch Duo Jet and more!</p> <p>This is, of course, the same Duo Jet Beck used on his 1993 <em>Crazy Legs</em> album (a tribute to Gene Vincent and Cliff Gallup) and at the 2010 <em>Rock 'n' Roll Party</em> Les Paul tribute show at the Iridium in New York City.</p> <p>Enjoy! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0YB9EX7YpFk" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video#comments Jeff Beck Videos News Gear Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:21:38 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22657 Arch Enemy Premiere Cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/arch-enemy-premiere-cover-judas-priest-s-breaking-law <!--paging_filter--><p>Arch Enemy and Kreator have teamed up for a North American tour that kicks off tonight (October 23) in Baltimore. The bands are commemorating the tour with a limited edition split 7-inch single.</p> <p>Side A will be Arch Enemy’s version of Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law"; Side B will feature Kreator's "Iron Destiny." The artwork for the Arch Enemy side of the 7-inch was done by a fan, Ralfy Nuyles of the Philippines.</p> <p>"When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs," gutiarist Michael Amott said. "However, the iconic 'Breaking The Law' anthem by Judas Priest is anything but that, of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process we tried to make it sound as Arch Enemy as possible—it turned out pretty f'n cool and here it is. Enjoy!"</p> <p>Fans will need to go to a show to buy the single, which will be sold at the merch table during the tour. Only 500 copies of the exclusive transparent red vinyl record will be available for the North American tour; 500 copies of a dark red version of the single will be sold during their European tour that begins three days after the North American leg ends.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173094710%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-tMl7y&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></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="/arch-enemy">Arch Enemy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/judas-priest">Judas Priest</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/arch-enemy-premiere-cover-judas-priest-s-breaking-law#comments Arch Enemy Judas Priest News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:23:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22656 Johnny Winter's Final Studio Recording, "Death Letter" — Music Video Premiere http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere <!--paging_filter--><p>A touching new music video for "Death Letter," a track off Johnny Winter's final album, <em>Step Back</em>, has made its way to the interwebs, and you can check it out below.</p> <p>The song turned out to be Winter's final studio recording.</p> <p>The clip, which was directed by Greg Olliver, opens at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, where Winter can be seen shuffling up to a mic, settling onto a stool, slipping on a slide and laying into the classic Son House tune.</p> <p>As the video unfolds, we get a glimpse into Winter's life on the road as he greets fans, signs autographs and performs around the world. </p> <p>Winter died July 16 at age 70. <em>Step Back</em> was released September 2.</p> <p>Check out the clip below. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-_OE45zgokk" 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="/johnny-winter">Johnny Winter</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere#comments Johnny Winter Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:17:02 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22655