“It’s traumatic to stand on the side of the stage and watch him get through it. At the end of the song, I’m the one sweating." — Joe Satriani
"That experience you have when you’re younger — you get together with your friends, you go down to the basement, crack open some beers and play — it’s right there in these tracks."
How to modify the DNA of the beloved minor pentatonic scale to create a new, exotic, twisted musical species.
When this German guitarist and songwriter isn’t burning down the house with Rammstein, he’s exploring other musical avenues with Emigrate. But what GW readers really want to know is...
Learning slide guitar in standard tuning allows you to focus on fret-hand touch and pick-hand articulation without having to re-learn the fretboard and chord forms in an alternate tuning.
A few examples from the rock and pop catalog of how famous composers have successfully harnessed this enigmatic chord to great effect.
“I think my greatest pleasure is writing a song — words and lyrics — that will last longer than a couple of years.”
'The Outer Ones' is Revocation's heaviest and most cohesive album to date. Read about how it came together.
If you’re looking for a single guitar that can get you through an entire gig, the Diablo Pro is a very worthy choice.
Aerosmith’s mid-Seventies albums are virtual encyclopedias of awesome hard rock guitar tones. Learn how Joe Perry got his on their iconic hit, "Walk This Way."
The Flatiron Fuzz is a crossroad of fuzz and distortion and combines both in a very natural and musical way.
How a little-known Ringo Starr album track came tantalizingly close to becoming a Beatles song — in 1973.