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Faith No More Premiere New Song, "Leader Of Men," in London — Video

Over the action-packed weekend, Faith No More premiered two new songs at various festival appearances. The new songs — including "Leader of Men" (watch it below) and "Motherf—er" — represent the band’s first new music since 1997.

Vox Introduces Amphones, Headphones with Built-in Guitar and Bass Amplifiers

Vox Amplification has announced the release of Amphones, active headphones with a built-in Vox Amplug guitar or bass amplifier that also can be used as conventional headphones.

Guitar Aficionado: Dhani Harrison Talks Beatles Guitars and 'The Guitar Collection: George Harrison' iPad App

George Harrison played many a classic guitar during the course of his career, popularizing some models so extensively that he is inextricably linked with them. In the Sixties, during his time with the Beatles, he helped make famous the Rickenbacker 360/12 electric 12-string, a rosewood version of the Fender Telecaster, and the Gibson J-160 acoustic/electric, among others, while his solo years saw him in possession of guitars by famed luthier Tony Zemaitis.

Contest: Win the New 'Guitar Collection: George Harrison' iPad App

The Spring 2012 issue of Guitar Aficionado, ">available now on newsstands and the Guitar World Online Store, gives readers an exclusive tour of several of George Harrison's Beatles-era guitars, courtesy of his son, Dhani Harrison, who appears on the cover.

Spring 2012 Guitar Aficionado Available Now: The George Harrison Collection

The brand-new Spring 2012 issue of Guitar Aficionado features an up-close look at George Harrison’s greatest guitars and the new iPad app, "The Guitar Collection: George Harrison."

Guitar Aficionado: Steve Howe's Circa-1964 Gibson ES-175

Epic Ink recently unveiled The Guitar Collection, a lavishly over-sized tome showcasing the most culturally important, historically significant and visually stunning guitars ever made, from Billy Gibbons’ “Pearly Gates” 1959 Gibson Les Paul, to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” 1962 Fender Stratocaster, to Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads” 1964 Gibson ES-335TDC.

Guitar Aficionado: Buddy Holly's Gibson J-45

Buddy Holly was always seen onstage with a Fender Stratocaster, but offstage this Gibson J-45 was his main guitar, as indicated by the heavy pick wear around the sound hole.

Guitar Aficionado: 1971 Fender Thinline Telecaster

As the Sixties drew to a close, guitar manufacturers were faced with a dwindling supply of lightweight ash. This affected Fender in particular, as the company had traditionally relied on this timber for the bodies of its Telecaster guitars. Early attempts to produce a weight-relieved Telecaster using heavier ash yielded a small number of guitars with hollowed-out portions under their pickguards.

Guitar Aficionado: An Interview with Brian Setzer

In a career spanning more than four decades, Brian Setzer has made an indelible mark on rockabilly and big-band music. With his latest album, he’s now conquered instrumental music as well.

Guitar Aficionado: What the Lacey Act Means for Guitar Makers

A lot has been made of the recent federal investigation of the illegal importation of rare wood, particularly a raid of Gibson Guitars' office and manufacturing headquarters. Whether or not the raid was Constitutionally viable, well, that's up for you -- or more accurately, the supreme court -- to decide.