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The Biggest Lies You’ve Been Told About Music Theory

We often make excuses as to why we don't need to do something, even if, deep down, we know that thing is probably good for us. "I can't eat a healthy lunch today; I don't have time for all that meal prep–I'll just stop in here for some fast food" or "I don't even feel that tired, so how about one more episode?" are actions we've all justified in our minds at least once. Music theory is often treated in a si ...

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Watch Foo Fighters Cover AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock"

The Foo Fighters have had quite the summer. Besides announcing and prepping for the release of their new album, Concrete and Gold—which features Paul McCartney among others—the band also performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, a performance that was filmed for a Landmarks Live in Concert documentary that will air next month. For all this work though, the band can still ...

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John McLaughlin Premieres "Sanctuary"

Jazz fusion guitar legend John McLaughlin and his band—the 4th Dimension—are set to release their new live album, Live @ Ronnie Scott’s, on Friday, September 15. Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of one of the album's signature cuts, a beautiful version of the Mahavishnu Orchestra classic, "Sanctuary." "The word Sanctuary is itself a powerful word. Every human being seeks sanctuary at s ...

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Kerry King Demos His New B.C. Rich KKW30 Signature Guitar

B.C. Rich recently unveiled the KKW30 Kerry King Signature guitar, and we’re happy to bring you a demo video featuring none other than King himself.  The KKW30 is a guitar more than suitable for the likes of King—a member of Slayer and a pioneering icon of speed and thrash metal—and features excellent playability, an iconic design, and an affordable price. So if you're seeking the path of the Metal Master, ...

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Watch Living Colour Tear Up 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Monday night, September 11, Living Colour gave viewers of Late Night with Seth Meyers a taste of their new album, Shade, with a ferocious performance of "Come On," which you can watch below. Though a definite hard rock number, "Come On"—this performance of it especially—certainly shows strands of the blues influences that permeate Shade. “I wasn’t thinking we’re going to make a strictly defined blues record ...

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Marilyn Manson Premieres New Song, "We Know Where You F*cking Live"

Marilyn Manson has premiered his colorfully titled new single, "We Know Where You F*cking Live."  Manson premiered the song—which is taken from Manson's new album, Heaven Upside Down—on Zane Lowe's radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. Heaven Upside Down—which is set for an October 6 release—was produced by Tyler Bates, who also manned the controls for Manson's widely acclaimed 2015 album, The Pale Emperor. ...

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Cousin Harley Premiere "Deep South" from New Merle Travis Tribute Album

Canadian rockabilly guitar master Paul Pigat was in the process of recording a new solo album when he suddenly realized country guitar virtuoso Merle Travis would've turned 100 this year. "When I discovered his [100th] birthday was November 29, 1917, I decided to put my solo record on hold and do a Cousin Harley album instead," Pigat said, referring to his longtime band. The album, Blue Smoke: The Music of ...

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Watch Brendon Small Play Through "The Agenda"

Brendon Small—the mastermind behind Metalocalypse and the massive metal band Dethklok—recently released his new high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm. The album follows the space-age theme of 2012’s original Galaktikon album, with a conceptual storyline and a heavier, darker, more brutal sound. In addition to co-production by Brendon Small and GRAMMY-nominated p ...

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Yes Cancel Remaining Yestival Dates Following Death of Steve Howe's Son

Yes have cancelled the remaining dates of their Yestival tour following the sudden, unexpected death of Steve Howe's younger son, Virgil, according to a post on the band's official Facebook page.  Virgil Howe—an accomplished musician in his own right—frequently collaborated with his father, playing drums and keyboards on his father's 1993 album, The Grand Scheme of Things, and working with him on an instrum ...

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Gibson Introduces Custom Slash Firebirds

Gibson has unveiled the Custom Slash Firebirds, the second of the Gibson/Slash collaborations the company hinted at upon announcing his appointment as its Global Brand Ambassador. Both of the guitars—which Slash showed off in prototype form throughout his performances with Guns N' Roses in 2016—feature numerous Les Paul elements, including humbuckers, historic Les Paul wiring and pickup spacing, and a solid ...

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