For some reason, Kanye West decided to perform Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" at last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. He didn't do a very good job, and he should probably avoid the song in the future. Hey, it's true! Regardless, someone took the time to edit Kanye’s performance with archive footage of Mercury looking on and laughing. Eventually, the clip cuts to Mercury singing the song as West, well, doesn't laugh.
Learn all your favorite Johnny Cash songs with The Best of Johnny Cash Songbook (Second Edition), which is now available at the Guitar World Online Store. The book features 27 songs from the heart and soul of country, including "A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire" and "I Walk the Line."
Vox has announced the release of its new AC Clip Tune clip-on tuner. “High precision, a color LCD display and a flexible clip mechanism demonstrate the AC Clip Tune’s quality as a tuner,” said John Stippell, product manager for Vox.
If you're a fan of the sitcom Louie you may recognize Eszter Balint as Louis C.K.'s Hungarian-speaking violin-playing love interest. What you may not know is that Balint is a bona-fide experimental indie folk singer and songwriter, who's about to release her third album, Airless Midnight, on August 7 on Red Herring Records.
The origin of guitar distortion goes back to the earliest electrified blues guitarists. They didn’t care that their primitive tube amps were breaking up and distorting, as long as they were loud. Soon, blues guitarists grew quite fond of those nasty, gnarly distorted tones, and they sought to replicate them by any means necessary.
There are probably more than 300 models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals in production today. How do you decide which one is right for you? Well, good readers, it’s time to practice your licks and get ready to blow some tweeters as we show you 10 things you should know before you buy a fuzz box.
Many guitar players—at some point—can't help but fall under the spell of the sounds found on classic rock albums of the mid- to late Sixties. Players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and Robby Krieger were synonymous with wah, fuzz, univibe and/or tremolo. Throw George Harrison and Brian Jones into the mix and you get sitars and other sound- (and mind-) altering effects. They were always experimenting, changing things up, trying to top each other.