Duets are a mainstay in popular music, but they don’t always have to feature two singers getting all sappy on a big power ballad. In particular in hard rock and heavy metal, singers can join forces to up the throat-shredding factor, make things get a little weird…or, every once in a while, get all sappy on a big power ballad.
Children of Bodom have released the official video for “Morrigan.” The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate and Kamelot, among others.
When Labor Day came and went earlier this month, it reminded us of the American labor movement and the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the good ol' U.S. of A. However, since we're Guitar World people, we couldn't help but apply those sentiments to music and the American people who made and make it—bands!
Your instructor is Andy Aledort, a longtime contributor to Guitar World and the author and producer of hundreds of artist transcriptions, books and instructional DVDs. He has influenced and inspired guitarists around the world for many years.
Saturday Night Live guitarist Jared Scharff has a new web series called Unnecessary Shredding. In it, Scharff adds lots of tasteful shredding to songs that are devoid of shredding—if not devoid of guitars, period.
A few days ago, we posted a video in which Dweezil Zappa gives us an up-close look at the Strat Jimi Hendrix gave Dweezil's father, Frank Zappa. However, he never actually plays the guitar in the video.
Keith Richards appeared on the September 21 WTF with Marc Maron podcast for a lengthy interview. You can download the episode at the WTF site as well as hear it below. In the interview, Richards—who is currently enjoying the limelight thanks to his excellent new solo album, Crosseyed Heart—touches on a vast range of subjects, including his influences, his gear, and band members past and present.
Shinedown's Zach Myers recently dropped by the Guitar World studio in New York City to shoot a series of videos, including a playthrough video of a new song, "Cut the Cord." The song is from the brand-new Shinedown album, Threat to Survival, which was released September 18 via Atlantic.