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Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll: "Fade to Black" Vs. "Crazy on You"

There’s no doubt that acoustic songs have played a lead role in in rock and roll. And while we’ve talked about many of these songs and their origins, taught you how to play them and shared many a thought about ‘em, we think it’s time to get down to brass tacks. While it’s been ridiculously hard to whittle our list down, we now present you with what we think are some of the best acoustic rock songs of all ti ...

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Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll: "Wanted Dead or Alive" Vs. "Dust In The Wind"

There’s no doubt that acoustic songs have played a lead role in in rock and roll. And while we’ve talked about many of these songs and their origins, taught you how to play them and shared many a thought about ‘em, we think it’s time to get down to brass tacks. While it’s been ridiculously hard to whittle our list down, we now present you with what we think are some of the best acoustic rock songs of all ti ...

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Best Acoustic Rock Song of All Time Poll: "Blackbird" Vs. "Layla (Unplugged)"

There’s no doubt that acoustic songs have played a lead role in in rock and roll. And while we’ve talked about many of these songs and their origins, taught you how to play them and shared many a thought about ‘em, we think it’s time to get down to brass tacks. While it’s been ridiculously hard to whittle our list down, we now present you with what we think are some of the best acoustic rock songs of all ti ...

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Gary Clark Jr. Premieres "Grinder" Music Video — Exclusive

Gary Clark Jr. and GuitarWorld.com have gotten together to premiere "Grinder," Clark's new music video. You can check out the clip—which was directed by Gaston Jouany—below. "Grinder," which starts off with some feedback before settling into a dirty, bluesy groove, is from Clark's new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, which is set for a September 11 release via Warner Bros. Records. Clark wrote, produced ...

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In Deep with Andy Aledort: Using Various Major-Pentatonic Shapes for Soloing — Video

Most guitarists will agree that the study of scales is an endeavor that will reap many benefits. Along with helping one to learn the “map” of the fretboard in any given position, studying scales reinforces note recognition all over the fretboard while also instilling a broader range of muscle memory in regard to the way one physically navigates the board via repetitive finger movement. In other words, your ...

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Tommy Emmanuel Premieres New Song, “It’s Never Too Late" — Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “It’s Never Too Late," a new song by Australian virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. It's the title track from his new album, which will be released September 18 via Thirty Tigers. The good news for fans is that the album is already available for preorder right here. Emmanuel also has announced an extensive U.S. tour that'll take place September and No ...

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Watch Metallica's James Hetfield "Audition" for ‘Call of Duty’ — Video

As part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III charity campaign to help military veterans find employment after their service, the charity group Omaze has released a new video showing celebrities “auditioning’ to play the role of a zombie in the video game. Among the people giving it their best is Metallica's James Hetfield. Check out the video below for the full audition reel. To find out more about the Call o ...

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Soilwork's David Andersson Premieres "The Ride Majestic" Playthrough Video — Exclusive

In the exclusive video below, Soilwork's David Andersson discusses the band's new—and 10th—album, The Ride Majestic, which was released today via Nuclear Blast Records. He also plays plenty of guitar in the clip, even providing a playthrough of "The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic)," the title track from the new album. The Ride Majestic is available in various formats (CD, vinyl, TS/CD bundle) right here, rig ...

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Lamb of God's Mark Morton, Willie Adler and Randy Blythe Talk Turmoil and Their Vibrant New Album, 'VII: Sturm Und Drang'

Nearly 15 minutes into a phone call with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton about events that took place between the release of 2012’s Resolution and the band’s new album VII: Sturm Und Drang, the normally ultra-mellow musician adopts a slightly defensive tone. “This thing really broadsided us,” Morton says from his daughter’s bedroom, the only place in his house where he can get any privacy. “When Randy was ...

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Labor Day Sale: Save 25 Percent at the Guitar World Online Store

In celebration of Labor Day 2015, the Guitar World Online Store invites you to save 25 percent on anything and everything! Just be sure to use code LABORDAY2015 at checkout. Once again, that's LABORDAY2015! The sale includes every item at the store, including DVDs, books, T-shirts and more. NOTE: This sale ends 11:59 p.m. September 8, 2015. Head to the Guitar World Online Store now! ...

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