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Zakk Wylde Talks New Black Label Society Album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican'

Zakk Wylde has announced the next chapter in the Black Label Society story, Catacombs of the Black Vatican. The album, the first disc of all new material from the band since 2010’s Order of the Black, will be released April 8.

Interview: Orianthi and Dave Stewart Discuss BeMyBand, Where Winners Share the Stage for the Gig of a Lifetime

Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart recently launched a unique performance-based contest called BeMyBand. The purpose of BeMyBand — which you can check out here — is to ask aspiring musicians to compete for a chance to be part of Orianthi's band.

Sign In, Please: Guitarist Steve Lynch Discusses the Return of Autograph

It’s been nearly 25 years since the members of Autograph completed their three-album deal with RCA records and mutually decided to go their own separate ways.

Interview: The Commander-In-Chief Discusses Zigeunerweisen Guitar Duel, Gear, Warmups and More

Many guitar fans know about the Commander-In-Chief from the amazing guitar duel she recorded with Thomas Valeur.

John Petrucci Talks Dream Theater's Along For The Ride Tour, Grammy Nomination and Gear

Following a set of European shows that begin early in January, a coast-to-coast run picks up on March 20 in Toronto and continues on through the end of April before wrapping up in Guadalajara, Mexico. The tour can also be labeled “An Evening with Dream Theater” because there will be no opening acts.

Guitarist Dee J Nelson Discusses New Dope Album, 'Blood Money,' and the Phrygian Mode

It’s been a busy year for south-paw guitarist Dee J Nelson. In addition to creating his popular guitar lessons for Metal Method and offering private instruction, Nelson has contributed music to the upcoming Dope album, Blood Money, that’s set for release in 2014.

Guitarist Lindsay Ell Discusses New Single, “Trippin’ On Us,” and Opening for Buddy Guy

Twenty-four-year-old Lindsay Ell is a true triple threat. Not only is she an accomplished guitarist who can go toe to toe with the big boys, but she's also a unique vocalist and gifted songwriter.

Coney Hatch: Carl Dixon and Steve Shelski Discuss New Album, 'Four'

"It wasn't like we were at war," Coney Hatch singer/guitarist Carl Dixon says when asked why there hasn't been a reunion or new album in almost 30 years. "We all had just gone off in other directions and were committed to the new projects we had taken on."

Guitarists Joel Hoekstra and Tommy Kessler Discuss Their Roles in 'Rock of Ages' Musical

For Joel Hoekstra and Tommy Kessler, it might be like being inside of a time warp. Not only do the guitarists for Broadway’s Rock of Ages musical get to perform in the fictional Eighties band Arsenal night after night, but separately, they play music from that same era, even when not performing on the Broadway stage.

Firehouse Guitarist Bill Leverty Discusses His New Project, Flood The Engine

Firehouse guitarist Bill Leverty's latest project, Flood The Engine is classic, melodic hard rock at its finest. Together with Keith Horne (bass), Andre LaBelle (drums) and Jimmy Kunes (vocals), Leverty's managed to channel elements from many of his favorite guitarists while also adding his own personal flair, giving the album a much broader appeal.