10. How to Eliminate Guitar Buzz - Matt Brown's guide to eliminating buzz in your live rig proved to be a big hit for all you gigging musicians out there.
9. Metallica Set to Release New Album With Lou Reed - The news that shocked the world: Metallica have been recording an album in secret with the legendary Lou Reed.
8. Five's Company: Pentatonic-Based Accompaniment Parts - Our definitive guide to pentatonic-based rhythm guitar accompaniment.
7. Dimebag Darrel: Knock-Out Riffs - We brought back Dimebag Darrell's classic column, "Riffer Madness," on GuitarWorld.com. Look for another entry next week!
6. Controlled Chaos: Francesco Artusato Gear Breakdown, Part 1 - All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato debuted as a columnist on GuitarWorld.com this week.
5. Revocation Premiere New Song, "No Funeral," on GuitarWorld.com - Rising young band Revocation premiered a new song from their new album, Chaos of Forms, on GuitarWorld.com. GW will be speaking to Revocation's David Davidson on Monday, so look for an interview soon!
4. Top Summer Metal Tours of 2011 - We hope our guide to the best metal tours of the summer came in handy. Happy moshing!
3. Video: Trivium in the Guitar World Studio - Trivium visited Guitar World HQ this week, and it looks like their visit was a big hit with our online readers.
2. Audio: Metallica and Lou Reed Track Leaked? - No, Guitar World wasn't really fooled by a supposed "Internet leak." Were you?
1. Guitar Girl'd: Top 10 Hot Male Guitar Players - Looks like our female readers spoke loud and clear on this one, as Laura B. Whitmore's list of the Top 10 Hot Male Guitarists dominated the web-traffic charts.