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Video: Radial Engineering's EXTC Guitar Effects Interface/Reamp

At the 2012 Winter NAMM show in January, Peter Janis demonstrated the latest offerings from Radial Engineering, including the new EXTC Reamp.

Video: Radial Engineering's New Firefly Direct Input Box

At the 2012 Winter NAMM show in January, Radial Engineering's Peter Janis gave us an overview of the company's brand-new Radial Firefly. The Firefly is a direct-Input box that's used to run your guitar sound straight into the house mixing console during live shows -- complete with its own built-in tube. The Firefly also has XLR outputs and a piezo input for acoustic instruments.

Video: Egnater's New Overdose and Holy Driver Overdrive Pedals

We caught up with Bruce Egnater of Egnater Amplification at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in January. In the video below, Here, Egnater discusses his company's first foray from the world of boutique amps to pedals.

Poll: What Is Eddie Van Halen's Best Guitar Solo?

One could debate about the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on any particular Van Halen album for the amount of time it took EVH to record his entire catalog. But to try to pick his best solo ever? Damn near impossible. But we'd like you to try!

Review: Steel Panther — 'Balls Out'

For most bands, writing a debut album with the perfect mix of humor, pop sensibilities, memorable songs, and a vibe that recaptures the feel of a time gone by, is no easy task. Writing a follow-up album? Damn near impossible.

Primus at the Roseland: An '80s Guy at a '90s Show

When my good friend, Zack, asked if I wanted to go see Primus at the Roseland Ballroom last Friday, I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. Only a few weeks prior, the two of us aurally devoured Green Naugahyde, the band’s first full-length studio effort since 1999’s Antipop. Finally, the day had come where we had the good fortune to see this incredible group live. And already I was way out of my element (I’m the '80s guy, remember?). Nonetheless, I was pumped.

The Top 5 Hidden Gems of the '80s

If the phrase "Size matters" could be applied to any time period, it's the 1980s. A time of big solos and even bigger hair, the '80s were excessive, to say the least. In the music scene, glam metal was king, and with every new band to set foot on the Sunset Strip, you could bet your 6-inch heels that around the corner was a guitarist who could blow the doors off all the previous trailblazers.

Photo Gallery: Albums of Iron Maiden

After 30-plus years and 15 albums, Iron Maiden have left their mark on heavy metal. The band, which was founded on galloping rhythms, harmonized guitars, dark lyrical themes and operatic vocals, is still going strong today.

Photo Gallery: Albums of The Doors

Discography: Albums of The Doors

Photo Gallery: Albums of The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Through a slew of drugs, funk, sex and rock 'n' roll, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have somehow managed to emerge unscathed. They've been together since 1983 and have put out nine albums in that time.