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Historic Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Prince, Tom Petty, Johnny Winter Guitars Up for Auction December 2

Guernsey's auction house will offer up a remarkable group of historic guitars on December 2 at the Boehmian National Hall in New York City. The group includes two guitars owned by Jimi Hendrix—a sticker-covered Guild that he played at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival and a 1963 Stratocaster that was one of the first Strats Hendrix owned—a gold 1953 Gibson Les Paul once owned by Paul McCartney, a custom gold "Lov ...

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Toto Announce '40 Trips Around the Sun' Compilation

Toto have announced a new compilation, 40 Trips Around the Sun. The album—which is set for a February 9 release via Sony/Legacy—features 17 tracks, including three previously unreleased recordings.The core members of the band—Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams—re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on the album. While going through the vaults, the band uncovered several ...

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Learn to Solo in Just Five Minutes

Some of you might recognize guitarist Steve Stine; after all, we've been running his lessons at GuitarWorld.com for years, first with LessonFace and now with GuitarZoom. Some of you might recognize guitarist Steve Stine; after all, we've been running his lessons at GuitarWorld.com for years, first via LessonFace and now through GuitarZoom. Below, we'd like to share one of his more popular GuitarZoom lessons ...

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Guitar 911: How to Install Pickups Using a Clicky Pen

This time, I'm going to show you how to install pickups using a clicky pen. Yes, I watched a lot of MacGyver as a kid. Sue me. It was a good show. Anyway.... This time, I'm going to show you how to install pickups using a clicky pen. Yes, I watched a lot of MacGyver as a kid. Sue me. It was a good show. This happens to almost everyone: You stumble upon a neck and body somewhere. You have some tuners and a b ...

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Watch ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Join Guns N' Roses for "Patience" in Texas

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kJOk3jggu0&w=560&h=315]Guns N' Roses seem to be developing a knack for using live performances of the G N' R Lies song, "Patience," as an opportunity to have famous friends join them onstage. Just last month, during a show at New York City's Madison Square Garden, the band brought Pink onstage to assist them with the ballad. On Friday night, November 10—duri ...

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Using Natural Harmonics in Your Playing and Songwriting

In new this lesson video, which was posted earlier today at Guitar World's YouTube channel, guitarist Jeff Gunn shows you how to build up the ability to play harmonics with every finger. In this lesson video, which is a classic from Guitar World's YouTube channel, guitarist Jeff Gunn shows you how to build up the ability to play harmonics with every finger. This, in turn, will help you incorporate harmonics ...

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Ne Oblivscaris Premiere “Urn (Part I)" Playthrough Video

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeTolIFAp1Y&w=560&h=315]Australian prog metallers Ne Oblivscaris recently unleashed their newest album—the intricate, powerful Urn—onto the world. Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the playthrough video for “Urn (Part I)," the album's penultimate track. In it, guitarist Benjamin Baret takes you through the technical track in its entire ...

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Watch Jimi Hendrix Play "Shotgun" in 1965

Years before Jimi Hendrix made it big, he backed up a host of other artists, including Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, Tommy Tucker, Slim Harpo and Wilson Pickett. Years before Jimi Hendrix made it big, he backed a host of other artists, including Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, Slim Harpo and Wilson Pickett. Footage from this period is, sadly (but understandably), rare. Which is why the video below ...

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Watch Black Country Communion's New "Over My Head" Music Video

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjlwbiyqR1I&w=560&h=315]Back in September, Black Country Communion—the group consisting of vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa—finally released their long-awaited fourth LP, BCCIV. Today, t ...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Sages' Dino Vidovich Lays Down a Challenge

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHKDBb4iPG4&w=560&h=315]In the latest edition of Guitar World's "Betcha Can't Play This" series, Dino Vidovich of up-and-coming Sacramento hard rockers Sages takes us through a lengthy, intricate lick. Vidovich—who is heavily influenced by the Lydian mode in his playing—says  "The reason I chose to talk about the Lydian mode in this video is because it's one ...

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