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.
Led Zeppelin is widely considered one of the most influential bands in rock-guitar history, and now Guitar World and Ultimate-Guitar.com have joined forces to bring fans an extraordinary box set of Zeppelin tabs, magazines and collectibles.
Although often labeled as a “traditional” metal band, Icarus Witch’s new album, Rise, shows a much broader scope of musical ability. We sat down with Icarus Witch's bassist Jason Myers and guitarists Quinn Lukas and Dave Watson to discuss changes in the band and the new album.
Guitar World made history in Milan, Italy, on July 6, 2011, by getting Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Slayer’s Kerry King and Anthrax’s Scott Ian to pose for group photos — the first photos ever to feature all the guitarists of thrash metal’s momentous Big Four tour.