Features http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/5/all en Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 2 — Metallica Vs. Allman Brothers Band http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-2-metallica-vs-allman-brothers-band <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <p>Today's matchup finds <strong>METALLICA</strong> going head to head with <strong>ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND</strong>!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Vote Now!</h1> <p><strong>METALLICA</strong> go head to head with <strong>ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND</strong>. We don't need to tell you about these bands. We'll let the recently shot videos below do the talking! Vote now; you have one full day! </p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8308622.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8308622/">Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 2 — Metallica Vs. Allman Brothers Band</a></noscript></p> <h1>Let's Go to the Video!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3PCFt3so9AM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Rx_UaQx5eZQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winners</h1> <p><strong>Muse</strong> (53.47 percent) defeated <strong>Jack White</strong> (46.53 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far.</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Bracket 9-15 on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/239859856/Bracket-9-15" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Bracket 9-15</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/239859856/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_40731" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-2-metallica-vs-allman-brothers-band#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands News Features Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:49:15 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22361 Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Muse Vs. Jack White http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-muse-vs-jack-white-0 <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <p>Today's matchup finds <strong>MUSE</strong> going head to head with <strong>JACK WHITE</strong>!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Vote Now!</h1> <p><strong>MUSE</strong> (53.47 percent) defeated <strong>JACK WHITE</strong> (46.53 percent). Thanks for voting! </p> <h1>Let's Go to the Video!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QS29hC5sKzM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RkhZ4h9DrTo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winners</h1> <p><strong>Queen</strong> (73.08 percent) defeated <strong>Red Hot Chili Peppers</strong> (26.92 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! Tell your friends to tell <em>their</em> friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Bracket 9-15 on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/239859856/Bracket-9-15" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Bracket 9-15</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/239859856/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_40731" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-muse-vs-jack-white-0#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Features Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:42:16 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22337 Jeff Beck and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Discuss the Rocking Relationship Between Guitars, Cars and Everything in Between http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-and-zz-top-s-billy-gibbons-discuss-rocking-relationship-between-guitars-cars-and-everything-between <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus new Gibbons/Beck photos by Ross Halfin, not to mention features on Weezer, George Thorogood, MXR &amp; Eddie Van Halen, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews (Epiphone, Zoom, Gretsch, TC-Helicon, Mesa and more) and lessons by Marty Friedman and Steel Panther's Satchel, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=email&amp;utm_medium=daily_enews&amp;utm_campaign=GWNOV14">check out the November 2014 issue of Guitar World!</a></em></p> <p><strong>The Surreal Thing: As they prepare to hit the road together for a summer tour, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons wax philosophical on the rock and roll relationship between guitars, cars and everything in between.</strong></p> <p>It’s a hot, sunny California day as Jeff Beck and ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons stroll through the lush courtyard of Hollywood’s swanky Sunset Marquis Hotel. </p> <p>Ripe for caricature, they are perhaps two of the most distinctive-looking performers in rock history. Beck, with his much-imitated rooster shag haircut, and Gibbons, dressed in full hipster Wild West drag, look almost disconcertingly the same as they have for the past three or four decades. </p> <p>If we hadn’t invited them ourselves on the eve of their first tour together, it would be easy to mistake them for a mirage from one of those surreal ZZ Top videos that dominated MTV in the Eighties. </p> <p><em>Surreal</em> is actually a word that pops up quite often in conversations with both musicians over the next few days. It’s certainly a fitting adjective to describe aspects of their music. </p> <p>Since Beck’s stunning 1965 debut with the Yardbirds, he has thrilled and confounded guitarists with his exciting and often avant-garde approach to the instrument. His playful and imaginative take on Willie Dixon’s “Ain’t Superstitious” from <em>Truth</em>, his 1968 album with Rod Stewart on vocals and Ronnie Wood on bass, certainly rivaled anything Jimi Hendrix was creating at the time. </p> <p>And his consistently innovative work on tracks like “Going Down” (1972), “Blue Wind” (1976),” “Where Were You” (1989) and “Hammerhead” (2010), which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, continues to push the limits of what can be done on a Fender Stratocaster without getting arrested.</p> <p>And anyone with even a passing knowledge of ZZ Top knows how strange they can be. Comprised of Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, the Little Ol’ Band from Texas has defied any civilized notion of what traditional rock musicians should look and sound like. Yet, their wonderfully skewed take on the blues has helped them sell somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 million albums, and they continue to play the world’s biggest concert halls.</p> <p> Gibbons, in his inimitable deep Texas drawl, concurs that surreal is indeed the word of the day. “One of the highest compliments that ever came my way was sent from [guitarist] Jimmie Vaughan,” he says, chuckling. “He said, ‘Oh yeah, Gibbons is out there.’ But if there’s actually an ‘out there,’ guess what? We’ll go out there and find Jeff Beck!”</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=GibbonsBeckExcerpt">Enjoy this excerpt from our interview with Gibbons and Beck. For the entire story, pick up the November 2014 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6qr1Lc9Gm7k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: Billy, what does Jeff Beck mean to you? What is his importance as an artist?</strong></p> <p><strong>BILLY GIBBONS</strong> Before Jeff and ZZ Top embarked on this tour, I received a phone call from the production office asking about design preferences for our backstage passes. The reply was simple: “Well, there’s a juicy guitar image fitting to go on the ZZ side of the pass, and there awaits a superb geetar view for Jeff’s side as well.”</p> <p>On one side, we chose a view of the infamous, Pearly Gates, my fine ’59 Les Paul ’Burst, and on the other side, we landed an image of Jeff’s magnificently battle-scarred 1954 Fender Esquire used with the Yardbirds. When you’re using the word importance, one can easily find it in the guitars that Jeff Beck and I pounded the sides off long ago. Jeff’s guitar certainly stands as a pivotal piece, marking the point where bravery stepped in with a willingness to experiment, moving the six-string expression far outside any previously proven lines. The visual impact of that beat-up war club is still meaningful and forceful to the extreme. </p> <p><strong>Jeff, what do you find cool about Billy and ZZ Top? </strong></p> <p><strong>JEFF BECK</strong> Just think about how people went for Billy’s sound and the band’s image. ZZ Top went completely against the grain of all one would expect iconic rock to be. That’s what I love about them—they are this wonderful quirky backfire. Billy’s tone is great, and so are his songs. You wouldn’t really expect these bearded guys to write all these great tunes about cars and girls. </p> <p><strong>Both you and Jeff introduced a surrealistic element into the blues. In Jeff’s case, his versions of “I Ain’t Superstitious” and “Going Down” wink at traditionalism. ZZ Top often references the blues, but they also have a little irreverent fun with the genre. How important is it for you to let your audience know that you are self-aware? You know: “I’m not from the Delta, but I still love this music and there’s a way to modernize it.”</strong></p> <p><strong>BECK</strong> When you are taken with any music with inner gusto, you don’t think too much about it—you just have to have it! </p> <p>For example, I was playing in a blues band before I joined the Yardbirds, and I was really into Bo Diddley, who made the best use imaginable out of playing one chord. His outrageous jungle rhythms were so powerful and hypnotic, he didn’t have to change keys. We basically took his idea of the one-chord vamp, and while the band played, I would just slack all my strings and then really pull on them to make the most ridiculous and surreal sounds with slap echo so that people would just look up.<br /> It wasn’t premeditated. </p> <p>I just wanted the audience to look at me and listen! I did all kinds of outrageous things like that at the time, like taking two guitars and have them feedback against each other, and it was that kind of attitude that eventually got me the job with the Yardbirds. They didn’t want someone to play a beautiful slide guitar solo, or someone that sounded like Earl Hooker. </p> <p>They wanted someone that would hold an audience. I had something no one else had, and however crude or outrageous it was at the time, it worked. It wasn’t all that calculated. It was just my way of saying, Here I am. Ultimately, I had to tone some of it down when I joined the Yardbirds, because we were going on television playing pop singles. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/i9OJB_AEePQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Billy, how important is it for you to add a little touch of the “untraditional” to your traditional blues?</strong></p> <p><strong>GIBBONS</strong> This position was being prodded in a discussion in Memphis, Tennessee, with a dear friend, Waltaire Baldwin. We came up together in Houston and kept our friendship for a long time. Waltaire is a poet. Gave me a John Lee Hooker disc when we were 12 and then showed me how to draw blues harmonica. </p> <p>Waltaire and I were in deep contemplation at 89 Union Street Saloon, sitting atop a table right near the corner window, overlooking the Mississippi. We both agreed that although we never picked cotton, didn’t grow up on plantation, it did not necessarily prevent creating an honest attempt making the truth of the blues a backbone of interpretation. The one ZZ tune that really captures this thought is, “My Head’s in Mississippi.” </p> <p>Although it ain’t the Thirties, all that hard-rhythm shuffle boogie coupled with a surrealistic Howlin’ Wolf’s delivery creates a subdued assembly of visual pictures. The great Memphis guitarist and producer Jim Dickinson once remarked, “Oh yeah, you guys are doing what I like. You’ve become a Salvador Dali—the Dali of the Delta.” Once you get that far along, the point’s made!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pN69GC2amTg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>What is the cosmic connection between the appreciation of an automobile and a guitar?</strong></p> <p><strong>GIBBONS</strong> It’s a big question, but a good one! What’s really the wicked connection is that they can be loud and fast; yet, they can also be quite elegant. While I was in Spain visiting Nacho Baños, the noted authority on early Fifties blackguard Fenders, we spent more than a day and a night—make it days and nights—talking about automotive elegance and the connection with the unchanged beauty of that original Fender. Call it the Telecaster, the Esquire, the Broadcaster or call it the No-caster—it’s become one of those timeless things.</p> <p><strong>BECK</strong> Guitars and cars offer experiences that are both quite amazing. The other day I was thinking, Why are there so many people in cars? It’s because it’s such a pleasure to have that experience, regardless of where you are going. It’s almost habit forming. You want to control your movement, but at the same time your brain is going at an unnatural speed and you’re putting yourself in danger. </p> <p>There’s that element of excitement every time you turn the ignition. It’s not that you’re just driving from point A to B—you’re enjoying every second of being in control of your life…or avoiding death! Listening to great rock and roll music also gives you this exhilarating sense of awareness similar to what you have when you are driving. </p> <p>There are other more obvious connections. Hot rods are cool looking and rock and roll is cool looking, and they both came of age at the same time in the Fifties. If America never created anything else, thank you very much for the hot rods and rock and roll!</p> <p><em>This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus new Gibbons/Beck photos by Ross Halfin, not to mention features on Weezer, George Thorogood, MXR &amp; Eddie Van Halen, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews (Epiphone, Zoom, Gretsch, TC-Helicon, Mesa and more) and lessons by Marty Friedman and Steel Panther's Satchel, <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=GibbonsBeckExcerpt">check out the November 2014 issue of Guitar World!</a></em></p> <p><em>Photo: Ross Halfin</em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/1114_Gib%26Beck.jpg" width="620" height="805" alt="1114_Gib&amp;Beck.jpg" /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/zz-top">ZZ Top</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/billy-gibbons">Billy Gibbons</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-and-zz-top-s-billy-gibbons-discuss-rocking-relationship-between-guitars-cars-and-everything-between#comments Billy Gibbons Brad Tolinski Jeff Beck November 2014 ZZ Top Interviews News Features Magazine Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:34:29 +0000 Brad Tolinski http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22338 Turn Your Guitar Into a Full Band with Chris Woods' 'Percussive Acoustic Guitar' Book/DVD http://www.guitarworld.com/turn-your-guitar-full-band-chris-woods-percussive-acoustic-guitar-bookdvd <!--paging_filter--><p>Turn your acoustic guitar into a full band with <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/percussive-acoustic-guitar/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=PercussiveAcousticGuitar"><br /> Percussive Acoustic Guitar</a></em>, a comprehensive book/DVD set by guitar virtuoso Chris Woods.</p> <p>Providing detailed, step-by-step instruction on a variety of percussive guitar techniques, this book includes warm-ups, exercises, full pieces and practical “how-to” training that will get you slapping, tapping and enjoying your guitar like never before. </p> <p>The high-definition DVD reinforces all the material in the book and features Woods himself as your personal instructor. No matter what style of music you play, <em>Percussive Acoustic Guitar</em> will change, enhance and progress your entire approach to the guitar! </p> <p>It covers: string slapping, body percussion, tapping, harmonics, alternate tunings, standard notation and tab and more, with lots of exercises and full pieces to play!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/percussive-acoustic-guitar/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=PercussiveAcousticGuitar">Percussive Acoustic Guitar is available now for $19.99 at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/a4i9hCwG74A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/turn-your-guitar-full-band-chris-woods-percussive-acoustic-guitar-bookdvd#comments Acoustic Nation News News Features Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:29:03 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20947 Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Queen Vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-queen-vs-red-hot-chili-peppers <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <p>Today's matchup finds <strong>QUEEN</strong> going head to head with <strong>RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS</strong>!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Voting Closed!</h1> <p><strong>QUEEN</strong> (73.08 percent) defeated <strong>RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS</strong> (26.92 percent). Thanks for voting! </p> <h1>Let's Go to the Videos!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sTgRlWdzUWA?list=PL2tMgWgIvcWm43buGy5qfDwO38eq3T7vY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rGkjDkw2pOo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winners</h1> <p><strong>RAMMSTEIN</strong> (67.88 percent) defeated <strong>RADIOHEAD</strong> (32.22 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! Tell your friends to tell <em>their</em> friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Bracket 9 -14 on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/239743694/Bracket-9-14" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Bracket 9 -14</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/239743694/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_72684" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-queen-vs-red-hot-chili-peppers#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Features Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:36:54 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22342 Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Rammstein Vs. Radiohead http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-rammstein-vs-radiohead <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <p>Today's matchup finds <strong>RAMMSTEIN</strong> going head to head with <strong>RADIOHEAD</strong>!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Vote Closed!</h1> <p><strong>RAMMSTEIN</strong> (67.88 percent) defeated <strong>RADIOHEAD</strong> (32.12 percent). Thanks for voting! </p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8299122.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8299122/">Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Rammstein Vs. Radiohead</a></noscript></p> <h1>Let's Go to the Videos!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UgwVmPPJ2C4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="465" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Yg_PkILY6EE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winners</h1> <p><strong>Alice Cooper</strong> (89.53 percent) defeated <strong>Dillinger Escape Plan</strong> (10.47 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! Tell your friends to tell <em>their</em> friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Bracket 9-13 on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/239653311/Bracket-9-13" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Bracket 9-13</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/239653311/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_58553" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-rammstein-vs-radiohead#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Features Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:18:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22343 Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Dillinger Escape Plan Vs. Alice Cooper http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-dillinger-escape-plan-vs-alice-cooper <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <p>Today's matchup finds <strong>DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN</strong> going head to head with <strong>ALICE COOPER</strong>!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Voting Closed!</h1> <p><strong>Alice Cooper</strong> (89.53 percent) defeated <strong>Dillinger Escape Plan</strong> (10.47 percent). Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Let's Go to the Videos!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="465" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jmhSJzx5Ntg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8vRdX9GWfIA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winner</h1> <p><strong>Black Sabbath</strong> (70.15 percent) defeated <strong>U2</strong> (29.85 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! Tell your friends to tell <em>their</em> friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Bracket 9-12 on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/239575137/Bracket-9-12" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Bracket 9-12</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/239575137/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_25217" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-dillinger-escape-plan-vs-alice-cooper#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Features Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:07:03 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22344 Periphery's Mark Holcomb Demos the ProTone Haunted Delay Pedal — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-mark-holcomb-demos-protone-haunted-delay-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb demos his signature delay pedal, the Haunted Delay by ProTone Pedals. Look for a new Periphery album in late January 2015!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YHEu-KkS0yg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-mark-holcomb-demos-protone-haunted-delay-pedal-video#comments Videos News Features Gear Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:04:49 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22356 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Story' is Newly Revised and Expanded http://www.guitarworld.com/skydog-duane-allman-story-newly-revised-and-expanded <!--paging_filter--><p>Now in paperback, Randy Poe's <em>Skydog: The Duane Allman Story</em> (Backbeat Books) is revised and expanded, with a new afterword by the author, plus a foreword by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. It's the definitive biography of Duane Allman, one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. </p> <p><em>Skydog</em> reveals the complete story of the legendary guitarist: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as a successful session musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24; and his thriving musical legacy. </p> <p><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/mix-books/products/skydog-the-duane-allman-story/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=Skydog">The book is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $18.99.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/duane-allman">Duane Allman</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/skydog-duane-allman-story-newly-revised-and-expanded#comments Duane Allman News Features Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:09:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/16764 Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — U2 Vs. Black Sabbath http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-u2-vs-black-sabbath <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order:</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!l</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting matchups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> <p>This matchup finds <strong>U2</strong> going head to head with <strong>BLACK SABBATH</strong>!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket!</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Bracket 9 11 on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/239476269/Bracket-9-11" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Bracket 9 11</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/239476269/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_35798" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Voting Closed!</h1> <p><strong>Black Sabbath</strong> (70.15 percent) defeated <strong>U2</strong> (29.85 percent). Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Yesterday's Winner</h1> <p><strong>PHISH</strong> (80.97 percent) defeated <strong>TOOL</strong> (19.03 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! You know they want to!</p> <h1>Let's Go to the Video!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/D6-OlRwdAMY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n5REfM-zMBM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/u2">U2</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/black-sabbath">Black Sabbath</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-u2-vs-black-sabbath#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Black Sabbath Poll Polls U2 News Features Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:06:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22333 'Best of The Who': Get Note-for-Note Transcriptions for 25 Classics http://www.guitarworld.com/best-who-get-note-note-transcriptions-25-classics <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Best of The Who</em>, a book with note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 25 classic hits from the Who, is available now at the <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/best-of-the-who/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TheWhoBestOf">Guitar World Online Store for $24.95.</a></p> <p>It includes: </p> <p> • Athena<br /> • Baba O'Riley<br /> • Behind Blue Eyes<br /> • Dogs<br /> • Eminence Front<br /> • Going Mobile<br /> • I Can See for Miles<br /> • I'm Free<br /> • The Kids Are Alright<br /> • Long Live Rock<br /> • The Magic Bus<br /> • My Generation<br /> • Pinball Wizard<br /> • The Seeker<br /> • Squeeze Box<br /> • Who Are You<br /> • Won't Get Fooled Again<br /> • You Better You Bet</p> <p>... and more!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/best-of-the-who/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TheWhoBestOf">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/who">The Who</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/best-who-get-note-note-transcriptions-25-classics#comments The Who News Features Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:05:31 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21103 Hear It Now: Motionless in White Streaming New Album http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-it-now-motionless-white-streaming-new-album <!--paging_filter--><p>Motionless in White will release their new album, <em>Reincarnate,</em> on September 16 via Fearless Records. In anticipation, the band is streaming the record in its entirety right now. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.</p> <p><em>Reincarnate</em> is now available for pre-order on <a href="http://motionlessinwhite.merchnow.com/">Merchnow</a> and digitally on iTunes.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7e_IrfxmyUk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-it-now-motionless-white-streaming-new-album#comments News Features Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:55:40 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22351 Shaman's Harvest Premiere "Dangerous" Lyric Video http://www.guitarworld.com/shamans-harvest-premiere-dangerous-lyric-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Jefferson City, Missouri rockers Shaman's Harvest have just premiered a lyric video for their new cut, "Dangerous." The track appears on their forthcoming full-length <em>Smokin' Hearts &amp; Broken Guns</em>, which is due out on September 16.</p> <p>Shaman's Harvest are Matt Fisher (bass), Josh Hamler (rhythm guitar), Nathan Hunt (vocals) and Derrick Shipp (lead guitar).</p> <p>Check out "Dangerous," below:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BYbDNgowFBc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>More about Shaman's Harvest:</p> <p>Shaman's Harvest achieved significant success with their independently released Shine album, which featured "Dragonfly." The song rose to number #16 on Billboard's Active Rock chart and #9 at Heritage Rock, selling over 150,000 singles and tens of thousands of albums. To date, the video has been viewed 2.3 million times on YouTube. Additionally, the composition was featured on the soundtrack of the major motion picture Legendary. In 2010, Shaman's Harvest recorded "Broken Dreams" for the WWE as the theme song for wrestler Drew McIntyre, and cut "End of Days" as the entrance track for Wade Barrett and The Corre. </p> <p>As they began recording Smokin' Hearts &amp; Broken Guns, singer Hunt was diagnosed with throat cancer. He reveals, "I immersed myself in this record, committed to not missing a day. I didn't know if it was gonna be my last record so it was treatment, then studio, then some days back for more treatment. Everyone deals with cancer differently. There was a period I felt alone and a couple tracks speak to that directly and other times I felt overwhelming love for my mates and people who were there for me. I was lucky enough to be recording during it and it's all there."</p> <p>Quote from the front man Nathan Hunt on Missouri:<br /> “Living in Missouri is awesome. There's a beauty in the grit of us Midwesterners. We work hard, make babies, drink too damn much, and we're not afraid to rebuild and start over when we get God-smacked. We have an art community all our own, inspired by wind in the wheat fields, and summer morning haze off the rivers and streams. If shit is broke we either fix it ourselves, or put it up on blocks for yard art." </p> <p>Quote from Hunt on the repertoire:<br /> "Whether they're driving down the highway, at work, or doin' the nasty, these songs should be the soundtrack. I think people will accept the diversity from song to song whether it's a riff rock vibe like 'Here It Comes' or it's a darker, emotional anthem such as 'Ten Million Voices' without categorizing Shaman's." </p> <p>Quote from Mascot Label Group North America President Ron Burman - "Nathan Hunt is an amazing, powerful vocalist and the band write universally appealing songs that rock! I’ve been a fan of Shaman’s Harvest for a few years now and I'm very excited to be working with them."</p> <p>Tour Dates:<br /> 9/12/14 – Omaha, NE – Shamrocks Pub &amp; Grill (outdoors)<br /> 9/20/14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (w/ Theory of a Deadman)<br /> 9/21/14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/ Theory of a Deadman)<br /> 10/18/14 – Springfield, MO – Ramada Oasis Convention Center (Q 102)</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/shamans-harvest-premiere-dangerous-lyric-video#comments News Features Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:16 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22346 Nita Strauss, Alice Cooper's New Touring Guitarist, Gets Into the Act http://www.guitarworld.com/nita-strauss-alice-coopers-new-touring-guitarist-gets-act <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NitaInterview">This interview is from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World:</a></strong></p> <p>As the newest guitarist in Alice Cooper’s touring band, Nita Strauss has some large shoes to fill. </p> <p>The 27-year-old Los Angeles native, who assumed the post this past spring following the departure of virtuoso Orianthi, is the most recent in a line of esteemed six-stringers that have played alongside the rock legend. </p> <p> “Alice has had this ridiculous lineup of guitar players,” Strauss says. “Guys like Al Pitrelli, Reb Beach, Steve Hunter, Dick Wagner. To get to be one of the names on that list of players, I still can’t believe it.”</p> <p> Strauss, however, can more than hold her own in this lineage. A self-taught player, she picked up the guitar at 13 after watching the “head-cutting” finale scene in the 1986 movie <em>Crossroads</em>, in which Ralph Macchio’s character battles Steve Vai in an epic guitar duel.</p> <p> “As soon as I saw that, it was like a switch went off in my head,” Strauss says. “After that, it was Vai, Vai, Vai, all the time.”</p> <p> Today, her approach, which mixes arena-rock flash with technique-heavy fretboard acrobatics and searing speed, has made her an in-demand player within guitar circles. </p> <p> And her résumé is incredibly diverse: Strauss has, among other endeavors, logged time with Los Angeles deathcore act As Blood Runs Black, performed with Jermaine Jackson on a run of stadium shows in South Africa, tackled video-game music with the band Critical Hit, played with rejuvenated Eighties hair metalers Femme Fatale and acted as the in-house guitarist for the Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons–owned LA Kiss arena football team.</p> <p> Prior to landing the Cooper gig, Strauss was best known for her work in the Iron Maidens, an all-female tribute act to the British metal masters. Strauss, who handled the rhythm and lead parts originally played by Maiden guitarist Dave Murray (her stage name in the group: Mega Murray), says her three years with the Maidens “has been so much fun. They’re pros, and they give the music the respect it deserves.”</p> <p> The Iron Maidens, in a roundabout way, also helped prepare her for a summer with shock-master Cooper. Says Strauss, “Before the first show with Alice, the guys in his band were giving me all these warnings, like, ‘Be careful, because this is the part where the Frankenstein monster comes out…’ But I just said, ‘Yeah, I know how that is. With the Maidens we have an ‘Eddie’ onstage!’ ” She laughs. “Granted, the Eddie is person-size and the Frankenstein is 20-feet tall. But, you know, other than that it wasn’t such a huge adjustment.”</p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Casella</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gukcbAzkXcY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/alice-cooper">Alice Cooper</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/nita-strauss-alice-coopers-new-touring-guitarist-gets-act#comments Alice Cooper Nita Strauss November 2014 Interviews News Features Magazine Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:26:33 +0000 Richard Bienstock http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22340 Scarlet Page Hosts 'Resonators' Photo Exhibit for Teenage Cancer Trust — Featuring Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Slash and More http://www.guitarworld.com/scarlet-page-hosts-resonators-photo-exhibit-teenage-cancer-trust-featuring-jimmy-page-jeff-beck-slash-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p>Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Slash, Noel Gallagher, Brian May and Paul Weller are all Resonators. </p> <p>These guitar heroes — and the rest of rock’s elite — are the subjects of photographer Scarlet Page’s latest project, an exhibition of epic portraits in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London. </p> <p>The project, which is called <em>Resonators</em>, will open to coincide with the recently announced Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, which start at the Albert Hall today, March 24. The exhibition will run through April 24. </p> <p>The first print of each 25-print edition will be signed by the artist and Scarlet and will be auctioned with all profits going to Teenage Cancer Trust. For a full list of subjects, visit the <em>Resonators</em> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ResonatorsExhibition">Facebook page</a>. <em>Resonators</em> is sponsored by Metro Imaging and Happy Finish.</p> <p>An eBay auction started Sunday, March 23, and will be live for one week. You can check it out <a href="http://bit.ly/resonatorsauction">here.</a></p> <p>For print sales — which are live now — head <a href="http://shootgroup.com/prints/scarlet-page-resonators/">here.</a></p> <p><strong>About Scarlet Page</strong></p> <p>Scarlet, the daughter of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, grew up surrounded by music and musicians. She began her career in photography, establishing herself as a successful and in-demand music photographer. She had been taking pictures of bands for more than 15 years before she managed to shoot Jimmy "officially" for a Sunday newspaper. The resulting shot gave her the idea of portraits of other guitar legends. </p> <p>“I really wanted to do a charity project and Teenage Cancer Trust, with its incredible musical pedigree, and the amazing work it does, seemed ideal," she said. "I’ve been shooting now for over a year, and I’m not going to stop just yet."</p> <p>The <em>Resonators</em> exhibition can be viewed when attending performances or from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29, March 30, April 6 and April 19. These days are free/public open days. For more about Scarlet, visit <a href="http://www.scarletpage.com/">scarletpage.com</a> and <a href="http://www.shootgroup.com/">shootgroup.com</a>. </p> <p>For more about the Teenage Cancer Trust, visit <a href="http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/">teenagecancertrust.org</a>.</p> <p><em>Photo: Scarlet Page</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/scarlet-page-hosts-resonators-photo-exhibit-teenage-cancer-trust-featuring-jimmy-page-jeff-beck-slash-and-more#comments Jimmy Page Scarlet Page Galleries Features Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:57:04 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20696