Videos http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/41/all en Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Moving Across the Fretboard in Unusual Ways to Produce Unique Runs http://www.guitarworld.com/wild-stringdom-john-petrucci-moving-across-fretboard-unusual-ways-produce-unique-runs <!--paging_filter--><p>Over the years, people have noticed that when I play certain runs, my fingers move in the opposite direction of the notes that they hear.</p> <p>For example, as my fret hand moves up the fretboard, the sequence of notes that is heard descends (and vice versa). For this month’s column, I’ve put together a few runs that demonstrate this unusual approach as applied to both ascending and descending patterns.</p> <p>This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways. </p> <p> In <strong>FIGURE 1</strong>, I begin on the low E string in a high fretboard position and end on a high string in a lower position. The run is based on the A Aeolian mode (A B C D E F G), which is also known as the A natural minor scale and is intervallically spelled 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7. </p> <p> The overall concept behind this line is a consistent progression of six-note groups, or “cells,” that move to different areas of the fretboard while remaining diatonic to (within the scale structure of) A Aeolian. The run is played in a rhythm of even 16th notes, which, due to its inherent four-note grouping, results in a more unusual melodic “shape” than if I had played the pattern in a triplet or sextuplet rhythm. </p> <p> I begin by ascending through the first six notes—E F G A B C—then “backpedal” slightly and descend to the previous two notes, B and A, in alternating fashion. The next six-note phrase begins on G, two scale degrees higher than the previous starting note, and consists of the notes G A B C D E, played in ascending form. </p> <p>Once again, I alternate between the last two notes in the same way, which sets up the beginning of the next six-note phrase, starting on B on the fourth string’s ninth fret, which is two scale degrees higher than the previous starting point. This “up-six, back-two” pattern then repeats three more times, culminating on a high A root note. Be sure to use consistent alternate (down-up-down-up) picking throughout this figure, and, as always, strive for crystal-clear articulation.</p> <p> In <strong>FIGURE 2</strong>, I begin on the high E string and work my way up the fretboard while descending gradually on each lower string, pitch-wise. Like <strong>FIGURE 1</strong>, this run is also based on A Aeolian/natural minor and six-note “cells” played in a 16th-note rhythm. </p> <p> After descending through the first six notes—F E D C B A—I quickly shift up the fretboard to a note that is three scale degrees higher in the scale, D, and then repeat the descending six-note pattern. This second sequence ends on F (third string, 10th fret), so I begin the next six-note sequence three scale degrees higher, on B (third string, 16th fret). </p> <p>This process repeats three more times, culminating in a low A root note (sixth string, 17th fret). Again, alternate picking is utilized throughout, so strive for even and precise execution.</p> <p> <strong>FIGURE 3</strong> provides a clearer picture of the shapes used in <strong>FIGURE 2</strong> by illustrating them as eighth-note triplets. Here, one can more easily see how the six-note pattern descends through the notes of A natural minor across two beats at a time. 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They'll even get to enjoy intimate performances by the Winery Dogs.</p> <p>If you’re a guitarist, bassist or drummer, there’s a course path for you to follow. But Dog Camp promises to be a deeper experience; the campers will be living, hanging out and jamming together. You’ll also be able to ask the hosts as many questions as as you want — and Kotzen, Sheehan and Portnoy will initiate one-on-one and group sessions to help you realize your goals as a player.</p> <p>I recently spoke to Kotzen and Portnoy about Dog Camp and what’s next for the band.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: What was the reason behind the inaugural Dog Camp?</strong></p> <p><strong>Kotzen</strong>: It was something that was brought to our attention by our manager. Billy and I have done our fair share of clinics and have also participated in Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. The idea of being in a position where you can actually sit and talk and play with people who are buying your records or are listening to what you do is inspiring.</p> <p><strong>What will a typical day be like?</strong></p> <p><strong>Kotzen</strong>: There will be a lot of one-on-one time and in groups. We’ll also have opportunities to play together, but not just cover songs. I really want to address improvisation and being able to unlock yourself and play with other people. </p> <p>I also like getting involved in what I call “concepts." Asking yourself, “Why am I learning the instrument and what are my goals and objectives?” Then we can start talking about how you can get there. For me, I use the guitar as a creative outlet to express myself; my biggest ongoing goal is to make the connection between me the person and the music that you hear.</p> <p><strong>Portnoy</strong>: We plan to do a lot of things individually and collectively. The "collectively" being the Winery Dogs doing special intimate shows and situations where the three of us will be open to question-and-answer sessions and playing unique things people won’t normally get at a traditional concert. </p> <p>Individually, we’ll be doing classes where we talk about our instruments, the business and industry and jamming with fellow musicians and campers. It’s going to be a very unique experience.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IhClnCPoLeU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>What would you like campers to take away from this experience?</strong></p> <p><strong>Kotzen</strong>: The feeling of growth and knowing that you’ve learned something. This camp is an opportunity to share ideas and music and to grow as a musician and as a person. We may be the ones being asked the questions, but sometimes during the reveal I’ll gain a new found perspective on myself. I’m really looking forward to that.</p> <p><strong>Portnoy</strong>: I think it’s important for campers to remember that making music is not just about playing a drum solo in your bedroom or concentrating solely on technique. It’s about communicating with other musicians. For me, the interest is getting into it with other musicians and talking about it in a band scenario.</p> <p><strong>What can you tell me about the new <em>Special Edition Winery Dogs</em> compilation?</strong></p> <p><strong>Portnoy</strong>: <em>The Winery Dogs Special Edition</em> is a two-disc CD set that has a re-issue of the album on the first disc. The second disc contains 10 live tracks from Japan, including several covers and unreleased songs. It also has an expanded booklet with live shots. </p> <p>We also have the <em>Dog Treats</em> box set, which, in addition to the <em>Special Edition</em> set, includes a bonus disc of all of the demos we did in 2012 (before the album), a DVD with the music videos and interviews, a big booklet with my studio diary from the making of the record and little “treats” like a dog patch and dog tag.</p> <p><strong>Mike, why did you decide to include a studio diary?</strong></p> <p><strong>Portnoy</strong>: I’ve always been a stickler for detail and documenting things and organizing facts. When I was doing the studio diary, I wanted to get very specific about how a song came together. It’s interesting to read it and see the history behind every song. Like which ones came from Richie or which ones we came with on the spot or which songs morphed from other songs and demos. It’s a cool insight into not only the making of the record, but also the very beginning of the relationship of the guys in the band.</p> <p><strong>Can you give us an update on your tour plans and new Winery Dogs music?</strong></p> <p><strong>Portnoy</strong>: We’ll be out on the road April to August and plan on getting the follow-up album out in 2015. We’ve already written one new song that’s going to be in the live set.</p> <p><strong>You’ve all been involved in other bands and projects over the years. What do you enjoy most about being in the Winery Dogs?</strong></p> <p><strong>Kotzen</strong>: I really enjoy the notion of being in a band where everyone is able to share the load. It’s kind of like being on a really strong basketball team in the sense that you have three guys who are all capable of putting up points instead of just relying on one guy. That’s my favorite aspect of all.</p> <p><strong>Portnoy</strong>: For me, it’s about working with Billy and Richie. They’re musicians I have the utmost respect for and am a huge fan of. Stylistically, I enjoy being able to play something that is straight-up classic rock. I love prog and am the ambassador to prog music for this generation, but my musical taste is very broad. Every once in a while, it’s nice to get into Zeppelin, Who and Beatles mode, and I get to do that with the Winery Dogs.</p> <p><Strong>For more information on Dog Camp, visit <a href="http://winerydogcamp.com/">winerydogcamp.com</a>. For more about the Winery Dogs, visit <A href="http://www.thewinerydogs.com/">thewinerydogs.com</a>.</strong></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> <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="/richie-kotzen">Richie Kotzen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/dog-camp-richie-kotzen-and-mike-portnoy-discuss-winery-dogs-immersive-new-camp-musicians#comments Mike Portnoy Richie Kotzen The Winery Dogs Videos Interviews News Features Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:38:15 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21018 Demo Video: Eventide H9 Core Harmonizer Stompbox http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-eventide-h9-core-harmonizer-stompbox <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video, Alan Chaput from Eventide demos the company's new Eventide H9 Core.</p> <p>The H9 Core delivers the sounds of Eventide’s H910 and H949 harmonizers, the prized studio processors used on stage by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. All of Eventide’s stompbox effects, including new H9 exclusives, UltraTap Delay and Resonator, can be added to H9 Core.</p> <p>H9 Core features a simple, one-knob user interface and is fully featured as a standalone stompbox.</p> <p>Using H9 Core with the H9 Control app for Windows, OSX (via USB) or iOS (wirelessly via Bluetooth) makes creating and managing presets, live control and in-app algorithm purchases easy. H9 owners can sync up to five H9s to a single Eventide.com account so their H9 algorithms can be used by five H9s simultaneously.</p> <p>For more about the Eventide H9 Core, visit <a href="http://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Products/StompBoxes/H9.aspx">eventide.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gp6fEnxm0cU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-eventide-h9-core-harmonizer-stompbox#comments Eventide Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:24:53 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21021 Video: Guitarist Ben Higgins Imitates "30 Misplaced Shredders" http://www.guitarworld.com/video-guitarist-ben-higgins-imitates-30-misplaced-shredders <!--paging_filter--><p>In the recently posted video below, British guitarist Ben Higgins — <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-vai-dimebag-yngwie-guitarist-imitates-30-shredders-one-solo">who we've featured on GuitarWorld.com in the past</a> — imitates 30 well-known shredders, but puts them in strange settings.</p> <p>In the video, which is called "30 Misplaced Shredders," Higgins imitates the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen (over a Morbid Angel-style backing track), Steve Vai (over a Pantera-style backing track), Marty Friedman over Metallica, Zakk Wylde over Anthrax — etc.!</p> <p>After he goes through his 30 imitations, he shows you how to play everything — complete with tabs. In fact, you can find the tabs, backing track and complete lesson <a href="http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/30-Misplaced-Shredders/?utm_source=Youtube&amp;utm_medium=GMC%20YT%20Channel&amp;utm_campaign=30%20Misplaced%20Shredders%20Lesson%20YT">right here.</a></p> <p>For more about Higgins, head <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/BenHigginsOfficial">HERE</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructor/Ben-Higgins/?utm_source=Youtube&amp;utm_medium=GMC%20YT%20Channel&amp;utm_content=30%20Misplaced%20Shredders%20Video&amp;utm_campaign=Ben%20Instructor%20Profile%20YT">HERE.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oLyPMSMEnyQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Guitarists covered in this solo:</strong></p> <p>1. Michael Romeo (Motorhead) 05:11<br /> 2. Synyster Gates (Mercyful Fate) 06:41<br /> 3. Jeff Hanneman (Bathory) 09:03<br /> 4. Yngwie Malmsteen (Morbid Angel) 10:40<br /> 5. George Lynch (Iced Earth) 12:50<br /> 6. Steve Vai (Pantera) 14:40<br /> 7. Matthias Jabs (Ozzy Osbourne) 16:19<br /> 8. Marty Friedman (Metallica) 18:13<br /> 9. Glenn Tipton (Iron Maiden) 20:36<br /> 10. Adrian Smith (Queensryche) 22:24<br /> 11. Alexi Laiho (Skid Row) 24:24<br /> 12. Kirk Hammett (Motley Crue) 26:36<br /> 13. Michael Schenker (Opeth) 27:59<br /> 14. Joe Satriani (Nile) 29:29<br /> 15. Tony MacAlpine (Cradle of Filth) 32:00<br /> 16. Dave Murray (Judas Priest) 34:09<br /> 17. Zakk Wylde (Anthrax) 35:34<br /> 18. Dan Spitz (Slayer) 37:45<br /> 19. Kerry King (Megadeth) 39:36<br /> 20. Trey Azagthoth (Evile) 41:05<br /> 21. Rusty Cooley (Blind Guardian) 43:32<br /> 22. Jeff Loomis (Annihilator) 45:44<br /> 23. Jeff Waters (Testament) 47:32<br /> 24. Buckethead (Mayhem) 49:37<br /> 25. Vinnie Moore (Rammstein) 51:52<br /> 26. Dimebag (Scorpions) 53:22<br /> 27. Jason Becker (Symphony X) 55:02<br /> 28. Andy LaRocque (Manowar) 56:35<br /> 29. Alex Skolnick (Saxon) 58:29<br /> 30. Randy Rhoads (Arch Enemy) 1:00:38<br /> 31. Bonus shredda ;) - 1:04:32</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-guitarist-ben-higgins-imitates-30-misplaced-shredders#comments Ben Higgins Videos News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04:09 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21016 Exclusive: Sebastian Bach Premieres "Taking Back Tomorrow" Lyric Video http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-sebastian-bach-premieres-taking-back-tomorrow-lyric-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new lyric video by Sebastian Bach.</p> <p>The track, "Taking Back Tomorrow," is from Bach's new album, <em>Give 'Em Hell,</em> which will be released April 22 via Frontiers Records.</p> <p>The graphic novel-inspired video, which you can check out below, features footage of Bach seamlessly interspersed with comic book-style graphics. </p> <p><em>Give 'Em Hell</em> was produced, mixed and recorded by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Alice Cooper) and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Seether). The album features guest appearances by Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).</p> <p>Rounding out the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.</p> <p>Fans who <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/give-em-hell/id824288847">pre-order the album now from iTunes</a> will receive two instant-grat tracks — “Temptation” and “Hell Inside My Head.” You also can pre-order the album <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Give-Em-Hell-Sebastian-Bach/dp/B00HJ7IO0A">at Amazon here.</a></p> <p>Bach will hit the road for select tour dates around the album’s release; check out his itinerary below.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://sebastianbach.com">sebastianbach.com</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/sebastianbach">Bach's Facebook page.</a></p> <p><strong>Sebastian Bach tour dates:</strong></p> <p>APRIL<br /> 24 New York, NY BB King’s<br /> 25 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom<br /> 26 Columbia, MD M3 Festival/Merriweather Post Pavilion<br /> 27 Portland, ME Asylum</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7rPKc7nt50M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Photo: Lizzy Cupcake</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-sebastian-bach-premieres-taking-back-tomorrow-lyric-video#comments Sebastian Bach Videos News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21008 Betcha Can't Play This: Phrygian-Dominant Male — Sylvain Coudret of Soilwork http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-phrygian-dominant-male-sylvain-coudret-soilwork <!--paging_filter--><p> This is a single-note run based on the D Phrygian dominant mode [D Eb F# G A Bb C] that incorporates several different playing techniques to create an interesting, rolling contour. </p> <p> I tune my guitar to drop-B, which is drop-D tuning down one and one half steps [low to high, B F# B E G# C#], so while I’m thinking of the run as being in D, it actually sounds in B [Phrygian dominant].</p> <p> Bars 1–3 are played entirely on the G string and feature sextuplet phrasing [six-note groupings], with an extra two 16th notes tagged onto the end of each bar, which makes it an odd-meter lick [13/8 instead of 12/8]. I alternate pick the first three notes of each sextuplet with palm muting [P.M.], followed by an un-muted double pull-off, which creates a nice contrast, going back and forth from staccato to legato articulation. </p> <p> There’s a four-fret stretch required in these first three bars, so make sure your fingers and wrist are thoroughly warmed up before playing the lick, to avoid uncomfortable cramping or possible injury. Be sure to palm mute the bottom three strings throughout these first three bars, even when doing the pull-offs on the G string, in order to keep them from ringing.</p> <p> Bar 4 is built on diminished-seven arpeggio shapes and introduces some string skipping between the G and high E strings and ascending and descending legato finger slides, which I use to shift positions. </p> <p> The run winds up in bar 5 with some unbroken alternate picking as I ascend the D Phrygian-dominant mode across the top four strings, leading to a high D note at the 10th fret, which I shake then slide down from. 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[Fret-hand fingerings are indicated throughout the run.] </p> <p>Be sure to ease into these stretches and warm up with them in the upper area of the fretboard before attempting them in the lower positions.</p> <p> For bar 2, I felt it sounded more colorful and interesting to alter the basic Cadd9 arpeggio [C D E G] by incorporating the #11, or #4, F#, into it, and in so doing the notes on the B and G strings are played two frets higher than where they would be if I would have simply applied the initial add9 shape from bar 1 to this position. In bar 3, the pinkie does a quick slide up to D, and the initial cell from bar 1 is used again, only a whole step lower.</p> <p> Notice the common tones on the B and G strings in bars 2 and 3. The run concludes with a long pinkie slide up to A at the 17th fret—be careful not to overshoot it—and an Aadd9 arpeggio.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FVUgmYFhH7Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-14%20at%204.32.24%20PM.png" width="620" height="238" alt="Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 4.32.24 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-luis-carlos-maldonados-add9-roller-coaster#comments Betcha Can't Play This Luis Carlos Maldonado May 2010 Videos Blogs News Lessons Magazine Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:03:09 +0000 Luis Carlos Maldonado http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21011 Betcha Can't Play This: Bill Hudson's Lydian Cascade http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-bill-hudsons-lydian-cascade <!--paging_filter--><p>This is a scalar run based on the F Lydian mode [F G A B C D E], which is the fifth mode of C major. It incorporates several different lead-playing techniques and sounds cool when played over an F or F5 chord.</p> <p>I start off with an ascending F major triad [F A C] sweep across the top four strings, played in a rhythm of 16th-note triplets. </p> <p>Once I hit the high E string, I switch to legato phrasing, continuing the triplet rhythm and using all four fret-hand fingers, spread out wide, to perform "stacked" hammer-ons and pull-offs, capped off by a pick-hand tap with the middle finger.</p> <p> Once I come back down to the F note at the 13th fret, I skip over to the G string, where I play another legato sequence, this time incorporating a descending finger slide followed by two hammer-ons and three consecutive taps with the pick hand, using the first, second and fourth fingers.</p> <p> When performing this tapping sequence, I temporarily clamp the pick between my thumb and the top side of the fretboard. I then jump back up to the high E string and perform another ascending legato sequence, incorporating taps with the first and third fingers. </p> <p> After the last tapped note, I switch to straight alternate picking and play a descending sequence of cascading 16th notes and 16th-note triplets across the top four strings, followed by an ascending climb that finishes with a high bend. When practicing this lick, be mindful of the different rhythmic subdivisions used.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9Btp369CEsg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-14%20at%201.08.38%20PM.png" width="620" height="379" alt="Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 1.08.38 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-bill-hudsons-lydian-cascade#comments Betcha Can't Play This Bill Hudson February 2011 Videos Blogs News Lessons Magazine Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:22:24 +0000 Bill Hudson http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21007 Video: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Performs with San Diego Symphony http://www.guitarworld.com/video-megadeths-dave-mustaine-performs-san-diego-symphony <!--paging_filter--><p>This past Saturday, April 12, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine performed with the San Diego Symphony at San Diego's Copley Symphony Hall.</p> <p>You can check out a bit of fan-filmed video from the event, which was titled "Symphony Interrupted," below.</p> <p>"I love the challenge," Mustaine said in a press release last month. "I really admire this genre of music because of the level of skill required and there are great dark undertones in these incredible pieces. </p> <p>"The marriage of two such distinctly different genres is one thing, but cross-pollinating different societies is a whole new level of badass! I'm used to them being before me, but it's a bit unnerving to know so many talented eyes will be on my back. It's a bit intimidating, and to be given the opportunity to interpret these melodies — to meld what I am best at with what they incredibly present, it is a great honor."</p> <p>Starting at 8 p.m., Mustaine and the Symphony performed renditions of the "Summer" and "Winter" movements from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and Bach's "Air" (on the G string). Richard Wagner’s "Ride of the Valkyries" and Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony" also were performed by the symphony during the show. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://sandiegosymphony.org/">SanDiegoSymphony.org.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fr31_iX_6tA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-megadeths-dave-mustaine-performs-san-diego-symphony#comments Dave Mustaine Videos News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:04:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21005 Video: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Releases Behind-the-Scenes Look at New Album, 'Goin' Home' http://www.guitarworld.com/video-kenny-wayne-shepherd-releases-behind-scenes-look-new-album-goin-home <!--paging_filter--><p>Kenny Wayne Shepherd has posted a new five-minute video that offers a fly-on-the-wall look at the making of his new album, <em>Goin' Home</em>, which will be released May 19 via Concord Records.</p> <p>You can check it out below.</p> <p>"This is a homecoming in more ways than one," Shepherd says of the album, which will mark the studio debut of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. "I felt like I was retracing my steps and reliving all the good times that I've had in my life because of this music. And hopefully, that amount of happiness comes through on the album."</p> <p>The album, which was recorded in 11 days in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, finds Shepherd revisiting a dozen of the vintage classics by B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters and more.</p> <p>The new disc features guest appearances by guitarists Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb' Mo' and Robert Randolph, plus Ringo Starr, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Rebirth Brass Band and one of Shepherd's musical mentors, Pastor Brady Blade Sr.</p> <p>Shepherd's band features singer Noah Hunt, ex-Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, former Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn.</p> <p>For more information, and to pre-order the new album, visit <a href="http://www.kennywayneshepherd.net/">kennywayneshepherd.net.</a> For more about Shepherd and the band, visit <a href="http://shorefire.com/client/kenny-wayne-shepherd">shorefire.com</a>.</p> <p>Also, be sure to check out the band's current 2014 tour dates below the video!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Bq165F37luE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on Tour, 2014</strong></p> <p>4/30 - Academy Islington - London, UK<br /> 5/01 - Cheltenham Jazz Festival - Cheltenham, UK<br /> 5/03 - Moulin Blues Festival - Ospel, NL<br /> 5/04 - Atak - Enschede, NL<br /> 5/06 - Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany<br /> 5/07 - Music Hall - Woroswede, Germany<br /> 5/08 - Kesselhaus in der Kulturbrauerei - Berlin, Germany<br /> 5/09 - Tante Ju - Dresden, Germany<br /> 5/11 - Backstage - Werkgelande - Munich, Germany<br /> 5/12 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany<br /> 5/13 - Hirsch - Nurnberg, Germany<br /> 5/14 - Kulturzentrum Tollhaus E.V. - Karlsruhe, Germany<br /> 5/15 - Die Kantine - Cologne, Germany<br /> 5/17 - Lehnbachhalle - Stuttgart, DE<br /> 5/18 - Lucerna Bar - Prague, CZ<br /> 5/23 - Margaritavillle Resort Casino - Bossier City, LA<br /> 5/24 - Redfest Austin 2014 - Austin, TX<br /> 5/25 - Seneca Allegany Events Center - Salamanca, NY<br /> 6/13 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA<br /> 6/14 - Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA<br /> 6/15 - Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT<br /> 6/17 - State Theatre - New Brunswick, NJ<br /> 6/19 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY<br /> 6/20 - House of Blues - Boston, MA<br /> 6/21 - B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - NY, NY<br /> 6/24 - The Kent Stage - Kent, OH<br /> 6/25 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI<br /> 6/28 - Grand Falls Casino Resort - Larchwood, IA<br /> 7/03 - L’Auberge Casino Resort - Lake Charles, LA<br /> 7/05 - IP Casino Resort &amp; Spa - Biloxi, MS<br /> 7/31 - Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay - San Diego, CA<br /> 8/02 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA<br /> 8/05 - Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater - Arvada, CO </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-kenny-wayne-shepherd-releases-behind-scenes-look-new-album-goin-home#comments Kenny Wayne Shepherd Videos News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:34:13 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21001 The Old 97's to Release New Album, 'Most Messed Up,' April 29 http://www.guitarworld.com/old-97s-release-new-album-most-messed-april-29 <!--paging_filter--><p>The Old 97's will release their new album, <em>Most Messed Up</em>, April 29 via ATO.</p> <p>The album, which was recorded in Austin and produced by Salim Nourallah, features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (the Replacements, Guns N' Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap steel.</p> <p><em>Most Messed Up</em>, which has been called a rock opera of sorts, is a revealing, 12-track meditation on 20 years in music that finds the band at their raucous, boozy best. </p> <p>Titles like "Wasted," "Intervention," "Wheels Off," "Let's Get Drunk &amp; Get It On" and "Most Messed Up" hint at the kind of narrators frontman Rhett Miller likes to inhabit, guys who possess an appetite for indulgence and won't let a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story. </p> <p>"There's a lot of darkness hidden in this record," Miller says. In terms of working with Stinson (Check out the video below!), Miller adds: “Having him in the equation just added an element of wheels-off insanity, you know, true rock and roll."</p> <p>The Old 97's emerged from Dallas 20 years ago at the forefront of a musical movement blending rootsy, country-influenced songwriting with punk rock energy. <em>Most Messed Up</em> follows their recent two-volume set, <em>The Grand Theatre,</em> and their 2013 EP, <em>Old 97's &amp; Waylon Jennings.</em></p> <p>Old 97's kick off a headlining tour this weekend. <a href="http://old97s.com/shows/">Head HERE for a full list of dates.</a> For more about the band, and to pre-order the album, visit <a href="http://old97s.com/">old97s.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132874372&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe></p> <p><strong><em>Most Messed Up</em> Tracklist:</strong></p> <p>01. "Longer Than You've Been Alive"<br /> 02. "Give It Time"<br /> 03. "Let's Get Drunk &amp; Get It On"<br /> 04. "This Is The Ballad"<br /> 05. "Wheels Off"<br /> 06. "Nashville"<br /> 07. "Wasted"<br /> 08. "Guadalajara"<br /> 09. "The Disconnect"<br /> 10. "The Ex Of All You See"<br /> 11. "Intervention"<br /> 12. "Most Messed Up"</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FvVNOQeASrA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/old-97s-release-new-album-most-messed-april-29#comments Old 97's Tommy Stinson Videos News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:44:57 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20994 Video: Joan Jett and Nirvana Members Perform "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony http://www.guitarworld.com/video-joan-jett-and-nirvana-members-perform-smells-teen-spirit-rock-and-roll-hall-fame-induction-ceremony <!--paging_filter--><p>As we've reported, all four original members of Kiss were on hand last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.</p> <p>But that was only one of the highlights of the action-packed night.</p> <p>At midnight, rocker Joan Jett took the stage with the surviving members of Nirvana, and the quartet dived head first into "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The Nirvana gang — Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic — hadn't performed a Kurt Cobain-written song together since their troubled frontman killed himself in 1994. </p> <p>But there was more: After Jett's performance, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon joined the band for "Aneurysm" and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) sang "Lithium." The Nirvana segment of the show closed with Lorde's emotional version of "All Apologies."</p> <p>You can check out a video of Jett and the Nirvana members below.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n-CDPyIrhdU" 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="/joan-jett">Joan Jett</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nirvana">Nirvana</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-joan-jett-and-nirvana-members-perform-smells-teen-spirit-rock-and-roll-hall-fame-induction-ceremony#comments Joan Jett Nirvana Videos News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:35:57 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20993 Metal For Life with Metal Mike: Combining Various Techniques to Form Powerful Rhythm Parts http://www.guitarworld.com/metal-life-metal-mike-combining-various-techniques-form-powerful-rhythm-parts <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This video is bonus content related to the May 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://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-14-zakk-wylde-joe-satriani/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=MayVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Last month, I demonstrated ways that you can combine metal-style rhythm-guitar techniques and devices, such as two-note power chords and single-note riffs, to form powerfully hooky rhythm parts. </p> <p>When doing this, my goal is to maintain a melodic sensibility within rhythm figures that also serve to propel and drive a song’s groove. This month, I’ll expand on this approach by including full-voiced chords along with droning open strings, fast palm-muted single-note lines, dyads and triads. </p> <p>In doing so, I’ll demonstrate a range of useful metal techniques that you can focus on within one self-contained and intrinsically melodic rhythm part. </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="myExperience3373838774001" 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="3373838774001" /> </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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This time, it's for a track called “Gloryhole.” </p> <p>The song is from the band's new album, <em>All You Can Eat</em>, which was released earlier this month. </p> <p>Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments! </p> <p>Remember: It's NSFW and contains explicit language and partial nudity. In fact, the clip even starts off with the following warning to viewers: "Portions of this video may contain graphic imagery which may offend and/or trigger sensitive viewers. Not recommended for viewing by persons under the age of 18."</p> <p>By the way, if any of you guitar players out there want to learn how to play "Gloryhole," check out this exclusive <em>Guitar World</em> lesson by Steel Panther guitarist Satchel. The complete lesson includes tab and two videos. <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-utilizing-drop-d-tuning-and-how-play-glory-hole">YOU CAN FIND IT HERE.</a></p> <p>But wait, there's more! The YouTube player directly below the new music video contains an official stream of the entire new Steel Panther album. Enjoy! </p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/diYS8jyOcFc" height="365" width="620" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/khp1JLUbblQ?list=PLFuipLA1g-UO7Y4wH-4d9c0ZNTLgZCJ64" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panther-premiere-nsfw-music-video-gloryhole#comments Steel Panther Videos News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:46:39 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20992 String Theory with Jimmy Brown: Hillbilly Shred — How to Sound Like a Bluegrass Mandolin Player http://www.guitarworld.com/string-theory-jimmy-brown-hillbilly-shred-how-sound-bluegrass-mandolin-player <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This video is bonus content related to the May 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://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-14-zakk-wylde-joe-satriani/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=MayVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>A while back, I came across a book of traditional bluegrass and old-timey fiddle tunes, which intrigued and inspired me. </p> <p>I had always enjoyed the sound of those upbeat, “honest” folk melodies, with their sprightly contours and swinging eighth-note rhythms, despite their harmonic simplicity—the vast majority of the tunes are based on “one-four-five”-type major-key chord progressions. </p> <p>As the book was written for violinists (the violin and fiddle are the same instrument), the tunes were notated in standard sheet music, without tablature. Being a sightreader, however, I was able to cop the notes, and I began studying some of the tunes and attempting to adapt them to the guitar, pick-style, just as a bluegrass acoustic guitarist or mandolin player would. </p> <p>This month, I’d like to show you how I’ve arranged one of these fiddle tune for guitar and demonstrate a neat trick I came up with to make the guitar sound like a mandolin.</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="myExperience3386706530001" 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="3386706530001" /> </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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