Let's be real: When I was doing research for this list, I came across some really sick album covers. So sick they made a Cannibal Corpse album look like something you'd frame and give to your parents to hang over their mantle at Christmas.
To get things started, we've put together a list of the 13 creepiest album covers of all time. Before all you Cannibal Corpse and Cattle Decapitation fans get all riled up, we will be doing a list of the 13 most GRUESOME album covers of all time later in the week.
Why should guitarists have all the fun? GuitarWorld.com recently launched a readers poll in partnership with Samson — the Greatest Rock Singers of All Time! We're certain that, even though our core readership is mainly made up of guitarists from different genres, locations and age groups, you — like us — have strong opinions about the skills (or lack thereof) of some of rock's most legendary singers.
Take the ultimate jazz master class with Guitar World columnist Vic Juris and the Vic Juris: All That Jazz DVD. These video lessons teach you everything from Coltrane changes to unusual uses for the minor pentatonic scale, and they including standard notation and TAB.
Some have tried playing the guitar with their teeth, behind their back, with their feet, etc. And then there was the inventive guitarist who, many decades ago, decided to slip a bottle over his finger and slide it along his guitar's strings (He probably emptied the bottle himself, if you know what I mean).
Ever since Ronnie Radke's not-so-amicable departure from Escape The Fate, his subsequent incarceration and the formation of his new band, Falling In Reverse, both bands — and to an extent, their fans — have waged a semi-constant battle in the press.
All this talk about the Doobie Brothers has got us thinking about that band's flawless, smooth and free-wheeling musicianship, specifically their guitar playing and the many classic parts — from riffs and chord progressions to solos and grooves and beyond — they've recorded since their 1971 self-titled debut.