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10 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Play Guitar

Earlier this year, Men's Health reporter Will Levith posted a feature called "10 Scientific Reasons You Should Play the Guitar: A Six-String Solution for a Healthier Mind, Body and Libido." Obviously, we figured our readers might be interested in this. The story suggests that the guitar might "be as powerful as anything inside the medicine cabinet. Strapping on a Fender could boost your brainpower, sex life, six-pack and more."

Betcha Can't Play This: Luis Carlos Maldonado's Add9 Roller Coaster

This is an alternate-picking run based on an add9 arpeggio shape on the top three strings that’s moved up and down the neck to four different positions and tonal centers, with a slight variation in bar 2. It begins in E, moves down to C with a little twist—more on that in a moment—then up to D and finally A.

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Offers Malcolm Young Health Update: "He's in Hospital, But He's a Fighter"

AC/DC's Brian Johnson has provided a health update on guitarist Malcolm Young. As has been widely reported, the band announced in April that Young would step down from the band due to ill health. On April 16, the band posted a report that Young will take a break from the group.

Tab Book: Learn Every Song on Jack White's 'Blunderbuss' Album

Jack White wrote, recorded and produced his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, which debuted atop the Billboard 200. This new tab book, which is available at the Guitar World Online Store for $19.99, provides the notes and tab for all the songs from his acclaimed 2012 CD.

Electra Guitars Launches Updated Invicta Model

The new model is now available worldwide through authorized distributors, dealers and in some areas, factory direct. By releasing the historic Invicta, they also created the perfect opportunity to release the unvanquished innovative Five Position Coil Linkage System to provide guitarists with an assortment of tones unrivaled by other production builders.

Converse Unveils Black Sabbath Footwear Collection — Video

The collaboration features highly acclaimed album artwork from Black Sabbath's classic records Never Say Die and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath as well as iconic live photography. The collection marks Black Sabbath's third footwear collaboration with Converse.

Guitar World's 30 Best Albums of 2014 ... So Far

We've reached 2014's half-way point! Actually, we're about a week late. Whatever. Either way, it's time to present Guitar World's picks for the 30 best albums of the year — so far. Although our list, which you can find below, includes mostly new studio releases, it also includes EPs and high-profile reissues/remasters.

'Play Lead Guitar' DVD: Learn Basics of Lead Guitar in Three Hours

Regardless of your skill level, you can learn how to play lead guitar like a pro in just three hours with our Play Lead Guitar DVD.

Metallica in Rome: Official Footage of Rehearsal, "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" and "Blackened" from July 1 — Video

It's time for some more behind-the-scenes footage of Metallica! The MetallicaTV crew has posted an official 18-minute video that shows the band rehearsing tunes July 1 in Rome, Italy, and then performing "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" and "Blackened" from the actual show later that night.

Korg Introduces SDD-3000 Delay Pedal — Video

Korg has introduced its SDD-3000 Delay pedal. From the company: The original Korg SDD-3000 rack-mount digital delay from 1982 has been meticulously reproduced and is now available as the SDD-3000 Pedal.