December 2015 Guitar World: David Gilmour Flies Solo, Van Halen Rising, Shinedown and More

The all-new December 2015 issue of Guitar World is available now!

Guitar World’s December 2015 issue features rock and roll royalty. We are celebrating the return of a king! Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour is flying solo. His adventurous new album, Rattle That Lock, is quite different from anything Gilmour has done before, both as a solo artist and with Pink Floyd. The mood is surprisingly upbeat on several songs and the lyrical content is quite mature. Read more on David’s return and what he has planned next in our interview.

Despite being a perennial punching bag for hard rock purists, the members of Shinedown have their heads on straight and are right on track to enjoy another successful year as their fifth album, Threat to Survival, burns up the charts. While guitarist Zach Myers sums it up perfectly: “We’ve been a faceless radio band for so long, but you know what, we’ve sold eight million records.”

Don’t miss out on Van Halen Rising! We have an exclusive excerpt from Van Halen Rising by Greg Renoff, the historian documents how the young band suddenly found itself being plucked out of Hollywood obscurity by Kiss bassist Gene Simmons.

Sound Check:

  • Peavey Classic 20 MH
  • Electro-Harmonix Super Pulsar
  • PRS S2 Vela
  • Carvin Amplifiers AG200 Acoustic Guitar Amp
  • Cort MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature
  • Boss RV-6 Reverb

Five Songs with Tabs for Guitar and Bass:

• “I’m a King Bee” by Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
• “Throne” by Bring Me the Horizon
• “A Horse with No Name” by America
• “2 Minutes to Midnight” by Iron Maiden

The all-new December 2015 issue of Guitar World is available now at the Guitar World Online Store!

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Since 1980, Guitar World has been the ultimate resource for guitarists. Whether you want to learn the techniques employed by your guitar heroes, read about their latest projects or simply need to know which guitar is the right one to buy, Guitar World is the place to look.