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Better Days Comin': Reb Beach Talks Guitars, New Winger Album and More

After forming in the late Eighties, Winger soared to success with their debut self-titled release, the platinum-selling disc that included the songs "Madalaine," “Seventeen” and “Headed For A Heartbreak." Their followup album, 1990's In The Heart Of The Young, kept things moving right along with the successful singles “Can’t Get Enuff” and “Miles Away."

Original MTV VJs Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood Talk New Book, Van Halen, Ozzy and the Eighties

Viewers would regularly host their own MTV parties, tune in for Friday Night video fights and experience unprecedented musical events such as Live Aid. The MTV phenomenon was so big that Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler referenced the channel, incorporating its "I want my MTV" slogan in the band’s massive 1985 hit, "Money For Nothing.”

Metal Method's Doug Marks Talks "Speed and Accuracy for Lead Guitar"

Since its beginnings in 1982, Doug Marks’ Metal Method has become one of the most successful rock guitar courses of all time. What started out as a supplement to help him achieve his own dreams of rock stardom, Marks’ lessons have taught guitarists everything from the foundational shapes and barre chords to improvising leads and even writing songs.

Til Death Do Us Part: Tony West Discusses Life, Death and Blacklist Union

Blacklist Union’s Tony West has seen more than his share of tragedy over the course of his lifetime. After an abusive childhood and running away to Hollywood at age 13, West had to overcome personal adversity, drug abuse and more in order to rise to the top.

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.