For nearly a decade, Dear Guitar Hero — where everyday fans get a chance to ask their hero a question — has remained one of Guitar World magazine’s most popular departments. Now the best of these interviews with rock’s most inspiring six-string icons are presented here in one volume.
It seems Phil Rudd, AC/DC's 60-year-old drummer, has reportedly been charged with attempting to have someone murdered, and for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Smashing Pumpkins have premiered their new single, "One and All," and you can check it out below. The guitar-heavy new track, which features the drumming of Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee, is from the Billy Corgan-fronted band's new album, Monuments to an Elegy.
Brendon Small, creator and primary musician behind the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, and producer Ulrich Wild (Pantera, White Zombie, Slipknot, Deftones) are hosting a two-day CreativeLive course today and tomorrow, November 5 and 6. You can watch “Toontrack Presents: Studio Pass” noon to 7 p.m. EST both days via the video player below.
While the front end and power sections of the new Magnatones have been modernized and vastly improved, the company’s engineers have faithfully recreated their legendary patented vibrato circuit from 1958, which is nothing short of heaven for true aficionados of classic guitar sounds.
I don’t want to sound arrogant or bigheaded or anything, but I didn’t need any advice. I knew what I was doing. I wasn’t a kid when I started. I had a focus on what I wanted to do. And when I first started playing guitar, I got an immediate reaction just from people and audiences. As soon as [blues-harp player] Sonny Terry and [blues guitarist] “Brownie” McGhee heard me, they took a shine to me immediately. There was no turning back once I started on guitar.
Well, there was a talent show where they told us we were too loud and kicked us out, but my first gig was with Panic at Huntington Beach. Although the sex, the girls and the drugs were rampant, it was marred by the death of two friends: the guy who did our sound and our drummer at the time.