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Dear Guitar Hero: Jerry Cantrell

He’s the guitarist for Alice in Chains, has played on albums by Danzig and Metallica and appeared in Jerry Maguire. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is …Black Gives Way to Blue has received so much praise from fans and critics alike. Did you ever expect that it would be received so well? — Riley ThompsonBoy, you know, it’s really hard to expect something to do well. I think you... …

Dear Guitar Hero: Jim Root and Josh Rand

They’re named for a drink and related to a band of mask-wearing dudes from Des Moines. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is…   What were some of the ideas behind the writing and recording of the new Stone Sour album, Audio Secrecy? —Ronnie Stahl JIM ROOT It was fueled by a little anger, a little insecurity, a little bit of God complex, like, “This is the greatest shit in the... …

Acrassicauda Invade America

With Alex Skolnick producing, the former Iraqi thrash-metal group makes its official debut. As refugees of the Iraq war, thrash metal’s Acrassicauda have suffered for their art to a degree that few musicians do. Named after a type of Iraqi black scorpion, the band formed in Baghdad in 2001 with the desire to play music inspired by acts like Metallica, Slayer and Slipknot. But after the U.S.-led... …

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