Graph Tech Guitar Labs, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium guitar nuts and saddles, is giving away a weekly prize package featuring 36 TUSQ picks, one bottle of PrePlay and one Graph Tech beanie. Contest ends August 11.
A new band from the UK might just take the U.S. by storm. Young Guns, who recently signed with Wind-Up Records, is a London-based band consisting of vocalist Gustav Wood, guitarists Fraser Taylor and John Taylor, bassist Simon Mitchell and drummer Ben Jolliffe. After toping British music charts and playing to thousands of people across the pond, they are officially U.S.-bound.
There's an old expression that goes, "When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." In the case of Savannah, Georgia's Baroness, when they were left wondering where to go next after 2009's Blue Record, they realized that while the almighty riff is as effective a device as any, sometimes you just need a bigger set of tools.
Every year, the Guitar World Buyer's Guide brings you the hottest women and the hottest new gear. For this year's guide, however, we took the assignment literally. We packed a truck with guitars, loaded an RV with Playboy's 2012 Playmate of the Year, Jaclyn Swedberg, and Playboy's Miss September 2011, Tiffany Toth, and headed west into the California desert.
Before Van Halen announced the cancellation of several summer 2012 tour dates, Guitar World got the chance to spend several days on the road with the band, especially with Eddie Van Halen. As it turns out, he's happier, healthier and playing better than ever. As Eddie tells Guitar World in this exclusive in-depth interview, he has a lot to be thankful for, including his band’s latest album, A Different Kind of Truth.
Ross Hogarth played an integral part in the recording of Van Halen’s A Different Kind Of Truth. His expertise, coupled with an innate understanding of studio dynamics, helped to create the long-awaited album.