The late Frank Zappa made his first Guitar World cover appearance with the March 1982 issue, during the magazine's third year of publication. The cover calls him "America's Most Misunderstood Genius," and the original story by John Swenson starts on page 34. Here's part two of that interview.
Today's Lick of the Day is by the one-and-only Steve Morse, and it's an open-voiced arpeggio etude that combines string-skipping and alternate-picking techniques to outline a four-chord progression while moving down the neck.
Brutal metalcore riffs, Iron Maiden-inspired guitar harmonies and a healthy dose of punk rock attitude have helped make Avenged Sevenfold one of the largest hard rock acts of the past decade. Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, the band is currently touring the US behind their fifth studio album, Nightmare.
The brainchild of Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell took over the Windy City last Friday through Sunday, every day drawing more than 90,000 fans, who came in droves to see headlining sets from Foo Fighters, Coldplay and My Morning Jacket and performances by more than 100 other artists.
On August 14, the Iridium Jazz Club in New York will air a never-before-broadcast Les Paul memorial show on their Livestream channel. The concert, which was filmed in 2009 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, features Zakk Wylde, Charlie Daniels, Steve Miller and more. Here's an exclusive video of Wylde's performance of Leon Russell's "A Song For You" from that show.