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Hear John 5's Cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman"

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 has premiered a cover of the Metallica classic, "Enter Sandman." The guitarist recorded the cover with his band, The Creatures—Ian Ross on bass and Rodger Carter on drums. You can check it out below. Speaking to Guitar World earlier this year about the recording of his most recent solo album— the intricate, technical Season of the Witch—the guitarist said “I was like a fighter tr ...

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Olson Guitarworks Pulls Back Curtain on 17-String Guitar

Internet guitar guy Jared Dines—who has, on numerous occasions, been featured on this very website—recently commissioned a guitar from Olson Guitarworks. This guitar, though, was not—by any stretch—your typical custom job. It turns out that Dines requested a single-neck, 17-string guitar. Even more amazingly, Olson Guitarworks seems to have taken the commission in stride. Yesterday, they posted the seemingl ...

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Weezer’s Brian Bell Talks Gibsons, His Influences and the Guitars He Takes on the Road

As one-fourth of the band Weezer, guitarist Brian Bell has sold over 17 million albums worldwide. 23 years after their debut full-length—which featured timeless hits like “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song)” and “Say It Ain’t So”—Weezer are still going strong. The band's newest offering—Pacific Daydream (slated for an October 27 release)—is the band's third album in four years. Guitar World spoke to B ...

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Steve & Virgil Howe Premiere New Song, "Nexus"

Last month, the Yes camp was deeply shaken by the loss of guitarist Steve Howe's son, Virgil. Virgil Howe—a talented musician in his own right who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 41—had collaborated with his father on Nexus, an instrumental album that was set for release on November 17. Now, we have been given our first preview of the album, with the release of its title track. "On most of the tracks ...

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Top Gear: Todd Sharp JOAT combo

By Chris Gill Ask guitarists to describe what they think an amp called the “Jack of All Tone” (which is what JOAT stands for) would be like, and most would probably imagine some kind of digital modeling product or a more traditional tube amp with four to six individual channels, a modular design and a control panel that makes an SSL 4000G+ 80-channel console look austere in comparison. The Todd Sharp JOAT c ...

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Wilco Announce Reissues of 'A.M.,' 'Being There'

Wilco have announced remastered reissues of their first two albums, 1995's A.M. and 1996's Being There. The deluxe edition of A.M.—the band's heavily country-influenced debut—includes the original album plus eight unreleased bonus tracks (including an early version of Being There nugget "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" and "When You Find Trouble," the last studio recording made by frontman Jeff Tweedy's pre-Wilco b ...

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