News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Edward Ball's 'Manual of Gretsch Guitars: 1950s,' Is Ultimate Go-To Book for Info About Vintage Gretsch Models http://www.guitarworld.com/edward-balls-manual-gretsch-guitars-1950s-ultimate-go-book-info-about-vintage-gretsch-models <!--paging_filter--><p>Guitar fans — and Gretsch fans in particular — might be interested in a new book from Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: Edward Ball's <em>Ball’s Manual of Gretsch Guitars: 1950s.</em></p> <p>The book, which was published last month, is essential for collectors and just as entertaining and informative for the general enthusiast.</p> <p>The ultimate go-to book for information about vintage Gretsch guitars of the 1950s, illustrated with more than 120 exquisite images, this is an authoritative, extremely detailed review of Gretsch guitar production and the individual guitar models the company introduced during the decade. </p> <p>It gives the reader a comprehensive explanation of the various Gretsch serial numbering systems, an overview of classic Gretsch features from the 1950s and complete specifications for 28 models produced within the decade. Also included are the evolution of features for each model in every model year of the 1950s, the total production estimates for most models and the adjusted serial number to model year chronology. </p> <p>This highly detailed information is supported by compelling photography, and an extensive, batch-by-batch recreation of the Gretsch Brooklyn factory’s lost production history. A user-friendly technical guide, this book offers a wealth of new data and is a must-have resource for vintage instrument dealers, guitar collectors, Gretsch enthusiasts, and fans of vintage guitars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Balls-Manual-Gretsch-Guitars-1950s/dp/0764346431<br /> ">The book is available now at amzon.com.</a></p> <p>Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 121 | 136 pp<br /> ISBN13: 9780764346439 | Binding: hard cover</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/edward-balls-manual-gretsch-guitars-1950s-ultimate-go-book-info-about-vintage-gretsch-models#comments Gretsch News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:16:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21904 Divine Realm: "Neptunian Desert" Playthrough Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/divine-realm-neptunian-desert-playthrough-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new guitar playthrough video for "Neptunian Desert" by Divine Realm. </p> <p>The song is from the band's new album, <em>Abyssal Light</em>, which is available through <a href="http://divinerealm.bandcamp.com/">the band's Bandcamp page</a>. </p> <p>You can follow Divine Realm <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DIVINEREALM">on their Facebook page</a>. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1DSAclSqsEY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/divine-realm-neptunian-desert-playthrough-video-exclusive#comments Divine Realm Videos News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:28:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21887 ‘1000hp’: Guitarist Tony Rombola Talks New Godsmack Album and Side Project http://www.guitarworld.com/1000hp-guitarist-tony-rombola-talks-new-godsmack-album-and-side-project <!--paging_filter--><p>Multi-platinum hard rock heroes Godsmack are revving their engines for their highly anticipated sixth studio album, <em>1000hp</em> The album, which is set for an August 5 release, is the follow-up to 2010’s <em>The Oracle</em>, which debuted at Number 1 on <em>Billboard's</em> Top 200.</p> <p>Co-produced by Sully Erna along with Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence), <em>1000hp</em> returns the band to their Boston-based roots. Even the album’s title track pays homage to the band’s journey from playing tiny clubs to packed arenas worldwide. </p> <p>With a new-found thrashed-up “punk” energy, <em>1000hp</em> is really about going back to basics. It's old-school Godsmack, but with a new kind of twist.</p> <p>Coinciding with the release of <em>1000hp</em> — <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1000hp/id898318144">which is available for pre-order at iTunes</a> — Godsmack also will headline this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which kicks off August 14. Godsmack is Sully Erna (vocals), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Shannon Larkin (drums).</p> <p>I recently spoke with Rombola about <em>1000hp</em>, touring and his blues-based side project, the Blue Cross Band.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: How would you describe the sound of <em>1000hp</em>?</strong></p> <p>We wanted it to be straight forward and simple. I think that was the theme. There are elements of punk in some of the grooves that Sully brought in, and even in the selection of some of the riffs that I had as well. A lot of it is simpler, with some different feels.</p> <p><strong>What's the songwriting process for a Godsmack album?</strong></p> <p>For me, it all starts with riffs Shannon and I put together and arrange into a demo. We'll bring in a bunch of the material and Sully will go through it to get vibe for the record. He has great vision. He also brought in riffs for the songs "Something Different" and "Life Is Good". Sully's the one who picks the direction for the album and works on the lyrics. I'm more focused on the music. For me, it's all about the guitar.</p> <p><strong>What was it like working with producer Dave Fortman?</strong></p> <p>It was great. We had actually met Dave when we were working on our last album, <em>The Oracle</em>. He has a lot of ideas and was a lot of fun to work with. He's also a guitar player and plays drums, so he was able to give us input and bounce ideas off of us.</p> <p><strong>Do you feel any added pressure being the headlining band for a huge festival like UPROAR?</strong></p> <p>I actually feel less pressure. Whenever you do your own shows, there's always something to worry about because it's just you. With festival shows like this, each one has a similar feel and there are a lot more bands. It's outdoors and feels more like an event with a great crowd. I really enjoy doing them.</p> <p><strong>What's your live setup going to be like?</strong></p> <p>I'm with Diamond now, so I'll be bringing out a Diamond amp I really like, as well as a Diezel Herbert. I usually use two different amps at once for couple of different reasons. First, it gives me added tone and if one happens to crap out, I'll still have a solid amp going for me. I also have a couple McNaught guitars that I'll be bringing out, as well as a Les Paul or two. Not too many effects, though. I pretty much play dry all night.</p> <p><strong>Let's talk a little about your early years playing. What inspired you to first pick up the guitar?</strong></p> <p> Growing up, I had a friend whose mother had this really great record collection. Bands like Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd. My buddy started playing guitar and taking lessons and within weeks I wanted to do the same. I didn’t take lessons, but I remember he would always show me whatever he had learned. </p> <p>Eventually, he quit but I continued to play. And to this day I pretty much play all day, every day [laughs]. The more you play, the more you discover.</p> <p><strong>Who were some of your early influences?</strong></p> <p>In the beginning, it was guys like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Tony Iommi. Then a little later on I got into all of the Eighties guitarists like Randy Rhoads and Gary Moore when he was doing the blues thing. Yngwie Malmsteen was another guy I looked up to and someone I tried to pick up from as much as could. His technique was much more advanced than mine so I could only learn certain things, but he was still inspiring.</p> <p><strong>How did your side project, the Blues Cross Band, come together?</strong></p> <p>Shannon and I have this jam room we like to go to whenever we're not on tour. Sometimes we'll go in there five days a week and just hang out and play music. He heard me playing the blues one day and thought it sounded cool. So we decided to write a few songs together. Then we wound up getting a bass player and a singer, and the next thing you know we were a band. We just recently did our first shows together. It was a really good experience being able to play with totally different gear and a whole different style of music. I'm having a lot of fun with it.</p> <p><strong>How would you describe the sound of this project?</strong></p> <p>It's more blues/rock. I'm trying to do more traditional stuff: using single coil and keeping the tones traditional and not do too much shredding. It's an even balance. We haven't recorded much so there's still an opportunity to find my voice and how I want to be heard.</p> <p><strong>Is there a particular moment in your career that stands out to you as a highlight?</strong></p> <p>I think it was when the local radio station, WAAF, made a connection with Sully and started playing our music on their own. That's what really got the ball rolling for us. Then there was the time when we got our first gold record. We were doing OzzFest and it was our first big tour playing for huge audiences. To get handed a gold record in the afternoon by record label was a big moment, and proof that we had made it!</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/1000hp-guitarist-tony-rombola-talks-new-godsmack-album-and-side-project#comments Godsmack James Wood Tony Rombola Interviews News Features Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:48:07 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21838 Eric Clapton Discusses His Star-Studded J.J. Cale Tribute Album, 'The Breeze' — Exclusive Interview http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-discusses-his-star-studded-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive-interview <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the rest of this story, plus features on the Black Keys, Judas Priest, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from Epiphone, ESP Guitars, Visual Sound, Blackstar, G&amp;L Guitars, Ibanez and more, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-2014-the-black-keys/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=BlackKeysExceprt">check out the September 2014 issue at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></em></p> <p><strong>Cool Breeze: <em>In this GW exclusive, Eric Clapton pays tribute to his friend and inspiration J.J. Cale and talks about </em>The Breeze<em>, his new star-studded tribute to the late Oklahoma guitarist and songwriter.</em></strong></p> <p>Robert Johnson and J.J. Cale represent the yin and yang of Eric Clapton’s musical influences. On one side is Johnson, the famously troubled Thirties-era Mississippi bluesman who moaned about hellhounds on his trail, spooks around his bed and those lowdown, shakin’ chills. On the other side is Cale, the famously laidback singer-songwriter from Tulsa who penned laconic odes to singin’ whippoorwills, “chugalugging” and shakin’ tambourines. </p> <p>Clapton has covered the music of both men on several occasions throughout his career, taking Johnson’s “Crossroads” to the heights of blues-rock jam-outs with Cream in 1968 and earning massive commercial success as a solo artist with his versions of Cale’s insanely catchy “After Midnight” in 1970 and breezy “Cocaine” in 1977.</p> <p>Yet, when looking back at Clapton’s work as a whole, one can’t help but notice that the Cale-influenced side of the equation takes up a much larger chunk of the pie, which was probably the result of the fact that Clapton actually got to meet and hang with Cale. Their bond lasted from the Seventies until Cale’s death in 2013 at age 74. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-premieres-new-song-train-nowhere-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive">[[ Eric Clapton Premieres New Song, "Train to Nowhere," from JJ Cale Tribute Album 'The Breeze' — Exclusive ]]</a></strong></p> <p>Clapton even had Cale’s phone number, something he’s still tickled about.</p> <p>“Nobody had his phone number. You had to be in the inner circle to have that,” Clapton says with a laugh. “I’d call him, and sometimes I’d get his voice mail. Other times, I’d get him on the line and we’d talk for hours. I felt I had some kind of inside track, and that was a wonderful thing.”</p> <p>On July 29, however, Clapton will release a bona-fide tribute to his friend and former collaborator: <em>Eric Clapton &amp; Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of J.J. Cale</em>. The album features 16 Cale songs—from “Call Me the Breeze,” “Starbound” and “Lies” to “Magnolia” “Songbird” and “Crying Eyes”—performed by Clapton and a host of guests, including Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and Don White. Other friends include Albert Lee, Derek Trucks, David Lindley, Doyle Bramhall II and Don Preston, all of whom split up the six-string duties.</p> <p>In the interview below, Clapton discusses Cale and the new album—which happens to be his only tribute album besides <em>Me and Mr. Johnson</em>, his 2004 homage to Robert Johnson. </p> <p><strong>It’s 1969. You’ve left behind Cream’s heavy blues-rock, extended guitar solos, freeform improvisation, high intensity and volume. Then you discover J.J. Cale’s music, courtesy of Delaney Bramlett of Delaney &amp; Bonnie. Before you know it, you immerse yourself in Cale’s “relaxed” Tulsa style, and the Clapton of Cream becomes a thing of the past. Did you see Cale’s music as the embodiment of something you had been seeking? Or were you not even looking for something new?</strong></p> <p>I think I was looking for someone to identify with. A lot of my musical growth and education came from players who weren’t around anymore. <em>The Best of Muddy Waters</em> [1958] was one of my primary sources of education, as well as a lot of the country blues guys who had been gone a long time. But even the Muddy album, which was an electric album—that band, by the time I got to hear that album, was long gone.</p> <p>What I’m trying to say is, if I was looking for something current, there it was. He had the root and the understanding—the knowledge about all the music I loved—in the same way Delaney and Leon Russell did. These guys understood the history of this thing I was attracted to, so it was logical to me that I should keep an eye on them and follow what they were doing. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zsqF3p8ORDE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Sometimes you immerse yourself in your influences to the point that you ignore your own ego and delve into the artist’s style, even including the way he sings and plays. When that’s the case, do you consider it a learning experience or some type of comfort zone?</strong></p> <p>A bit of both, I think. With J.J., for instance, and trying to learn to play some of the Robert Johnson songs…when you put those two things side by side, my intention is always to try and leave my ego at the door and go in and learn everything I can about how they did it. That’s the starting point. That will be the aspiration. And what happens inevitably is that my ego gets back in and I adapt what I’m learning to suit what I want to do. So my will is always present. </p> <p>Robert Johnson was the hardest thing to tackle because, in order to play any of the songs he put on tape exactly as he did it, that’s a life’s work in itself. Any one of his songs, they’re so strategically different in terms of technique and how to sing and play those things at the same time. It’s like master-class stuff. My approach is to get as far as I can and allow my will to come in and take over and make it so that I can play it now and not in five years’ time, because I’m too impatient to have to follow that through to its logical conclusion. And with J.J., it’s the same thing. So what I end up with, even if I’m trying to imitate and emulate, is a version, because my will has twisted me to make it easier for me.</p> <p><strong>How, when and where did <em>The Breeze, An Appreciation of J.J. Cale</em> come together?</strong></p> <p>Right after his funeral service, I flew from California back to Columbus, Ohio, where I have a house, and my wife’s family is there. At some point over the last couple of years, I started putting in a primitive little studio, and we started tracking there. I’d put rhythm tracks together and then I’d overlay guitars, and Walt Richmond came to play keyboards. Then, when we’d built enough with the artificial sounds, we went to L.A. I asked [drummer] Jim Keltner and [bassist] Nathan East to start putting down a proper rhythm section. Then we got some other players, including [drummers] Jamie Oldaker, David Teegarden, Jim Karstein and James Cruce. Then came [guitarists] Don White, Don Preston, David Lindley, Doyle Bramhall II, all to kind of build the sound.</p> <p><em>This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the rest of this story, plus features on the Black Keys, Judas Priest, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from Epiphone, ESP Guitars, Visual Sound, Blackstar, G&amp;L Guitars, Ibanez and more, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-2014-the-black-keys/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=BlackKeysExceprt">check out the September 2014 issue at the Guitar World Online Store.</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="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-discusses-his-star-studded-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive-interview#comments Damian Fanelli Eric Clapton exclusive Interview J.J. Cale September 2014 Interviews News Features Magazine Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:30:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21879 September 2014 Guitar World: The Black Keys 'Turn Blue,' Return of Judas Priest, Eric Clapton Speaks, Amazing Practice Amps http://www.guitarworld.com/september-2014-guitar-world-black-keys-turn-blue-return-judas-priest-eric-clapton-speaks-amazing-practice-amps <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>The all-new September 2014 issue of Guitar World is <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-september-2014-the-black-keys/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWSEP14">available now!</a></strong></p> <p>In the September 2014 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>, we talk with <strong>Dan Auerbach</strong> of <strong>the Black Keys</strong>. Auerbach tells how the group made its latest hit album, <em>Turn Blue</em>, in the midst of personal hardship, using a handful of guitars, amps and effects and whole lotta spontaneous inspiration. Then, the guitarist reveals his gear. Learn which guitars, amps and effects are behind the band's strange musical brew.</p> <p>Then, <em>Guitar World</em> focuses on <strong>Judas Priest</strong>. A few years ago, it looked as though Judas Priest were finished. But with the ferocious new album <em>Redeemer of Souls</em>, the Metal Gods have regained their mojo. </p> <p>Next, the GW editors come up with a list of 10 vintage guitars that at one point were considered mutant oddities from an alternate universe. But in the hands of <strong>Muddy Waters, Jack White, Dan Auerbach</strong> and other visionary players, these pawnshop rejects became six-string superheroes.</p> <p>Finally, legend <strong>Eric Clapton</strong> salutes and pays tribute to his friend and inspiration <strong>J.J. Cale</strong> and talks about <em>The Breeze</em>, his new star-studded tribute to the late Oklahoma guitarist and songwriter.</p> <p>PLUS: <strong>Neal Schon</strong>, 17 Best Practice Amps, <strong>Dave Mustaine, Linkin Park</strong> and much more!</p> <p><strong>Five Songs with Tabs for Guitar and Bass</strong></p> <p>• Judas Priest - "Electric Eye"<br /> • Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"<br /> • Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"<br /> • Ed Sheeran - "Sing"<br /> • Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-september-2014-the-black-keys/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWSEP14">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/september-2014-guitar-world-black-keys-turn-blue-return-judas-priest-eric-clapton-speaks-amazing-practice-amps#comments September 2014 News Features Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:29:24 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21881 "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation" 2014 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/ultimate-guitar-fails-compilation-2014-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Someone — or something — named <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm77GHvloGCVbapk0uanx3w">Uniformedia</a> has complied and posted a charming six-minute video called "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation 2014."</p> <p>As its title suggests, it's a compilation of a mess of "guitar fails" — those horrible things that happen when you're trying to look so cool on stage. Like when you try to flip the guitar around your back and it (or you) wind up on the floor.</p> <p>Most of the "failures" in the video are regular folks, but there's also a James Hetfield appearance and one by Satchel of Steel Panther.</p> <p>Enjoy! And tell us which one you love the most! I'm partial to the first one, which looks genuine. There's something staged-feeling about, but it's got to be real ... right?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Y87ToaFYY3o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/ultimate-guitar-fails-compilation-2014-video#comments Metallica Steel Panther Videos News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:00:33 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21886 How to Swirl Paint a Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/how-swirl-paint-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>The guys at <a href="http://hitoneguitars.com">HiTone Guitars</a> recently posted a useful and informative video on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8MEhW4FCYdOwanEANBWGgQ">their YouTube channel</a> — and we thought we'd share it. We're good like that!</p> <p>Check out the video — "How to Swirl Paint a Guitar" — below. As always, tell us what you think!</p> <p>There wasn't a lot of info posted with the clip, but there was this:</p> <p>"After a few different tests I finally swirled my first guitar. The colors were picked to go with the surf guitar theme and the walnut wood that would be surrounding the top."</p> <p>By the way, if you enjoy this video, you'll certainly appreciate:</p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-guitar-receives-custom-metallic-swirl-paint-job">Video: Guitar Receives Custom Metallic Swirl Paint Job</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-guitar-headstock-receives-custom-metallic-swirl-paint-job">Video: Guitar Headstock Receives Custom Metallic Swirl Paint Job</a>.</p> <p>Swirl away!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xvEW2dIccQs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/how-swirl-paint-guitar-video#comments HiTone Guitars Videos News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:43:01 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21883 Ace Frehley Unveils 'Space Invader' Audio Samples http://www.guitarworld.com/ace-frehley-unveils-space-invader-audio-samples <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has unveiled audio samples of every track on <em>Space Invader</em>, his new solo album. </p> <p><em>Space Invader</em> is Frehley's first solo album since 2009, and it's set for an August 19 release via eOne Music. The album includes 11 original songs and a cover of Steve Miller's "The Joker." </p> <p>Audio samples off all of the album's tracks can be found at <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Space-Invader-Ace-Frehley/dp/B00LV3R5D0/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_mus?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1405913664&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=ace+frehley+space+invader">amazon.co.uk</a></p> <p>Here's the tracklist for <em>Space Invader</em>:</p> <p>01. Space Invader<br /> 02. Gimme A Feelin' (radio edit)<br /> 03. I Wanna Hold You<br /> 04. Change<br /> 05. Toys<br /> 06. Immortal Pleasures<br /> 07. Inside The Vortex<br /> 08. What Every Girl Wants<br /> 09. Past The Milky Way<br /> 10. Reckless<br /> 11. The Joker<br /> 12. Starship</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="/ace-frehley">Ace Frehley</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/ace-frehley-unveils-space-invader-audio-samples#comments Ace Frehley News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:16:37 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21869 Metallica Release Official Footage of July 8 Prague Performance, Including "Orion" and "St. Anger" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-release-official-footage-july-8-prague-performance-including-orion-and-st-anger-video <!--paging_filter--><p>The good folks over at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/MetallicaTV?feature=watch">MetallicaTV</a> have posted official footage from the band's July 8 performance in Prague.</p> <p>The clip features backstage footage of the band warming up, plus concert performances of "Orion" and "St. Anger." </p> <p>The band are in typically fine form in this video, which you can see below:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n106A2c7OhE" 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/metallica-release-official-footage-july-8-prague-performance-including-orion-and-st-anger-video#comments Metallica Metallica TV Orion Prague St. Anger Videos News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:15:07 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21870 Weezer Premiere New Song, "Back to the Shack" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/weezer-premiere-new-song-back-shack-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Weezer has premiered their first new song since 2010, "Back to the Shack." The track is the first taste of the band's new album, <em>Everything Will Be Alright In the End</em>. </p> <p>The new single is available for download on iTunes today. <em>Everything Will Be Alright In the End</em> is set for a September 30 release on Republic Records. </p> <p>Here's the audio of "Back to the Shack":</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MqZBAq2AdNc" 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="/weezer">Weezer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/weezer-premiere-new-song-back-shack-listen#comments Back to the Shack new music Weezer News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:12:54 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21867 10 Things You Didn't Know About Black Sabbath http://www.guitarworld.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-black-sabbath <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s been nearly 45 years since Black Sabbath emerged out of Birmingham, England, and defined the genre of heavy metal with detuned guitar riffs, occult themes and monolithic heaviness. </p> <p>Think you know everything there is to know about the pioneering metal band? </p> <p>Click through the gallery below to test your Sabbathian knowledge!</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="/black-sabbath">Black Sabbath</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-black-sabbath#comments Black Sabbath Guitar World Lists Galleries News Features Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:07:18 +0000 Jeff Kitts http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21763 Review: Epiphone Casino Coupe and Riviera Custom P-93 Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-epiphone-casino-coupe-and-riviera-custom-p-93-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the September 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-september-2014-the-black-keys/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=SeptemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>The thinline double-cutaway may be the most versatile electric-guitar design ever conceived. It works well for many styles of music, from jazz and country to hard rock and punk. </p> <p>Two new thinline models from Epiphone—the Casino Coupe and Riviera Custom P-93—prove there is still room for innovation without sacrificing the basic look and sound of classic examples. </p> <p>These new Epiphone models are so outrageously affordable and appealing that they deserve a closer look from anyone who wants to add a thinline guitar to his or her arsenal.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3676442652001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3676442652001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Cale Tribute Album 'The Breeze' — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-premieres-new-song-train-nowhere-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Train to Nowhere," a track from <em>The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale</em>.</p> <p>The album, which will be released July 29 by Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records, features 16 Cale songs—from "Call Me the Breeze," "Starbound" and "Lies" to "Magnolia" "Songbird" and "Crying Eyes"—performed by Clapton and a host of guests, including Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and Don White. </p> <p>Other friends include Albert Lee, Derek Trucks, David Lindley, Doyle Bramhall II and Don Preston, all of whom split up the six-string duties.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-discusses-his-star-studded-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive-interview">[[ Eric Clapton Discusses His Star-Studded J.J. Cale Tribute Album, 'The Breeze' — Exclusive Interview ]]</a></strong></p> <p>And speaking of special guests, "Train to Nowhere," which you can hear below, features vocals by Knopfler, White and Clapton.</p> <p>Clapton has called Cale one of the most important figures in rock history. Cale had a massive influence on the guitarist, who covered several of Cale’s songs over the course of 44 years, including “After Midnight,” “Cocaine,” "I'll Make Love to You Anytime," "Travelin' Light" and "Angel." </p> <p>Cale died July 26, 2013, leaving behind a rich legacy of music and work. </p> <p>"When I got the news of [J.J.'s] passing, I booked a flight to LA and they told me the date of the service," Clapton told <em>Guitar World</em> in <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-discusses-his-star-studded-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive-interview">an exclusive interview from the new September 2014 issue</a>. "I flew from London to LA, and during that flight everything happened. I listened to everything I had of his on my phone. I had most of his catalog in a playlist and thought this would be good opportunity to do some of his songs." </p> <p>“I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did,” Clapton said. “That’s the point. I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from.”</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-2014-the-black-keys/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=ClaptonSongPremiere">Look for the rest of our interview with Clapton in the September 2014 issue of Guitar World, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> <p>Below, you can hear "Train to Nowhere" followed by "Call Me the Breeze," the album's first single. Be sure to let us know what you think of the songs in the comments below or on Facebook! You can find a complete album track listing below, plus the "Call Me the Breeze" music video. <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-discusses-his-star-studded-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive-interview">Head HERE to read an excerpt of my new interview with Clapton.</a> Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159282538%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-vnLHb&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159191730%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-yAIiQ&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <p><strong><em>The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale</em> Track List</strong></p> <p>1. Call Me The Breeze (Vocals Eric Clapton)<br /> 2. Rock And Roll Records (Vocals Eric Clapton &amp; Tom Petty)<br /> 3. Someday (Vocals Mark Knopfler)<br /> 4. Lies (Vocals John Mayer &amp; Eric Clapton)<br /> 5. Sensitive Kind (Vocals Don White)<br /> 6. Cajun Moon (Vocals Eric Clapton)<br /> 7. Magnolia (Vocals John Mayer)<br /> 8. I Got The Same Old Blues (Vocals Tom Petty &amp; Eric Clapton)<br /> 9. Songbird (Vocals Willie Nelson &amp; Eric Clapton)<br /> 10. Since You Said Goodbye (Vocals Eric Clapton)<br /> 11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Vocals Don White &amp; Eric Clapton)<br /> 12. The Old Man And Me (Vocals Tom Petty)<br /> 13. Train To Nowhere (Vocals Mark Knopfler, Don White &amp; Eric Clapton)<br /> 14. Starbound (Vocals Willie Nelson)<br /> 15. Don’t Wait (Vocals Eric Clapton &amp; John Mayer)<br /> 16. Crying Eyes (Vocals Eric Clapton &amp; Christine Lakeland)</p> <p><em>Photo: Brian Rooney</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zsqF3p8ORDE" 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="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/mark-knopfler">Mark Knopfler</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-clapton-premieres-new-song-train-nowhere-jj-cale-tribute-album-breeze-exclusive#comments Damian Fanelli Don White Eric Clapton J.J. Cale Mark Knopfler September 2014 Videos News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:02:15 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21877 Godsmack Premiere New Song, "Generation Day" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/godsmack-premiere-new-song-generation-day-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Godsmack have debuted "Generation Day," a new track taken from their forthcoming album, <em>1000hp</em>. </p> <p>In an interview with Grammy.com, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna described "Generation Day" as "one of my favorite songs on the record." </p> <p><em>1000hp</em> is due for an August 5 release on Republic Records. </p> <p>Check out "Generation Day" here: </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_LPXa_fidPw" 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="/lamb-god">Lamb of God</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/godsmack-premiere-new-song-generation-day-listen#comments 1000hp Generation Day Godsmack new music News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:40:11 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21871 Metallica at Sonisphere in Switzerland: Rehearsal, "Ride the Lightning" and "Sad But True" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-sonisphere-switzerland-rehearsal-ride-lightning-and-sad-true-video <!--paging_filter--><p>The gang over at MetallicaTV has posted official, pro-hot video from the band's July 4 show at Sonisphere in Basel, Switzerland.</p> <p>The footage, which you can watch below, shows the band rehearsing and then performing "Ride the Lightning" and "Sad But True" at the actual show.</p> <p>The Basel show was one of the final shows of the band's "By Request" European tour, which ended July 13 in Istanbul, Turkey.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/P2CRFz93K50" 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/metallica-sonisphere-switzerland-rehearsal-ride-lightning-and-sad-true-video#comments Metallica News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:21:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21878