We've been waiting a while for this video to be posted to YouTube, and it's finally here. Below, check out a pro-shot clip of Stevie Ray Vaughan performing "Texas Flood" at a 1989 concert celebrating the inauguration of George H.W. Bush.
Here’s a blast from the past. A young John Petrucci accompanies Dream Theater singer James LaBrie in this tenderly performed acoustic version of “Another Day.” Yes, the audio is spotty, but it’s worth checking out nonetheless.
Friday, May 2, marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman. With that in mind, the gang at Loudwire.com have launched their #ScreamForJeff campaign.
The concept of “preparing” instruments comes from the composer John Cage, back in the 1950s. He began by writing a series of pieces for piano. He would take a grand piano and put objects — found objects, hardware, various apparatus, in between, on, over and under the strings, producing all sorts of interesting sonic and percussive effects and changing the sound of the instrument without relying on electronics or other things like that.
Marty Friedman has premiered a new song, "Meat Hook," and you can check it out below. The track is from the former Megadeth guitarist's new album, Inferno, which will be released May 27 through Prosthetic Records.
Below, check out a recently posted demo video of a new product called the Hammer Jammer. Six-string players can install the device on electric or acoustic guitars (We've even included an "installation and tweaking" video below) to produce a different-sounding attack — something in the ballpark of a hammer dulcimer. Be sure to check out the video and let us know what you think.
As we announced earlier this month, Fender recently announced its American Design Experience. It's a new offering on Fender.com that allows musicians to design guitars and basses based on Fender’s instruments — the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass models.