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Watch Pink Floyd Working on “Echoes” in 1971

Pink Floyd have released a rare video that shows the group at work in the studio on their epic track “Echoes,” from the 1971 album Meddle. The video is a segment from a 1971 documentary about bootleg albums, in which Pink Floyd are seen listening to a bootleg recording of what appears to be a work session for “Echoes.” The video includes the group’s reactions, followed by documentary footage of them working ...

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18 Annoying Things Guitarists Have to Deal With

We’ve all been through this: drummers who won’t stop playing while you’re trying to tune, picks that fall inside soundholes, the dreaded “technical difficulties”… These are among the many banes that afflict guitar players. In this video, Jared Dines demonstrates 18 annoying things that guitarists deal with, a list which may never really be complete. Got something of your own to add? Leave a note below or on ...

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Prisma Accardo: A Boutique Beauty Built from Hard Rock Maple Skate Decks

This is a feature from the March/April 2017 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. For this complete story and more photos, plus features on the making of Martin’s one-of-a-kind two-millionth guitar, Ricky Gervais and the return of his guitar-playing alter ego David Brent, plus GA’s annual motoring section, including features on the Doobie Brothers’ Pat Simmons and his antique Harley-Davidsons, John Oates and ...

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Andy Summers Breaks Down Three Tracks from New Album, 'Triboluminescence'

Former Police guitarist Andy Summers will release a new album, Triboluminescence, this Friday, March 24, via Flickering Shadow Productions. The album, Summers' 14th solo effort, promises to be his most introspective work to date; it also epitomizes a musical form that Summers calls “new exotic.” In the exclusive videos below, Summers discusses three songs from the new disc—"Elephant Bird," "Shadyland" and " ...

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Raul Midón Premieres "Pedal to the Metal" Music Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Pedal to the Metal," a new song and music video by guitarist Raul Midón. The track is from Midón's new album, Bad Ass and Blind, which will be released this Friday, March 24, via Artistry Music. Blind since birth, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Midón has been shattering boundaries in the jazz and pop worlds for the past decade-plus. Midón, ...

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Floyd Rose Launches Rail Tail Tremolo for Strat-Style Guitars

Floyd Rose has announced its new Rail Tail tremolo, a full-contact, dive-only tremolo designed to retrofit your existing Strat-style six-point tremolo with no modifications to your guitar. From the company: The Rail Tail is based on a clever design that merges the feel and reliability of a hardtail bridge with the flexibility of a tremolo system. Computer designed and precision-machined, the Rail Tail achie ...

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Line 6 Introduces Echo Farm 3.0 64-Bit AAX Native Plug-In

Line 6 has introduced Echo Farm 3.0 64-Bit AAX Native plug-in with updated 64-bit performance for Pro Tools 11 and higher. From the company: Line 6, Inc. has introduced Echo Farm 3.0 plug-in, offering a legendary collection of vintage echo and delay effects in an updated 64-bit AAX Native format for Pro Tools 11 and higher. Each modeled effect delivers the detailed sonic properties of tubes, tape and vintag ...

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