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Michael Sackler-Berner's "Shimmer and Shine" — Video

Fans of acoustic pop worldwide can check out the premiere of singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner's beautiful new video "Shimmer And Shine." The intimate, stripped-down gem is the a-side of the second release in the series of digital 45s (with both a- and b-sides), which culminate in Michael Sackler-Berner's double EP release due out February 11th, 2015. This song in particular has a lovely, p ...

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Kelly Zullo's "When We Get There" — Video Premiere

Check out this sick acoustic guitar assault by Kelly Zullo. It’s the song “When We Get There” from the upcoming January 2015 release. Here Zullo uses some speedy finger work and hard hitting right hand technique while she sings at the same time. It’s kinda like tapping you head and rubbing your belly on fast forward. But she makes it look easy. Zullo shares these thoughts about the song, “Its perspective is ...

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Guitarist Chris Broderick Quits Megadeth

Guitarist Chris Broderick has left Megadeth. Around 1 a.m. EST, Broderick posted the following statement via Facebook and Twitter: "Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction. "I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me as a member of Megade ...

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The Safety Fire Share Acoustic Version of "Wise Hands"

Following a busy summer of festivals, The Safety Fire have been hard at work writing for their third studio album. However the band have also been experimenting with some different arrangements of songs from last years Mouth Of Swords, and now they are pleased to reveal a beautiful, acoustic reworking of the track "Wise Hands." The band had this to say: "Growing up with bands like Soundgarden, Alice In Chai ...

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Thanksgiving Sale! Save 35 Percent at the Guitar World Online Store

Happy Thanksgiving from Guitar World! Start saving now! All your favorite products at the Guitar World Online Store are on sale right now. You save 35 percent when you shop on our store this holiday weekend, starting today! Just be sure to enter code 35THANKS14 at checkout. NOTE: This sale does not include Hal Leonard products. The sale will end Sunday, November 30, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. This offer is al ...

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Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 3: MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. Way Huge Echo-Puss Delay

GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 3! For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher. Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leadin ...

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Jimmy Herman Talks Mandolins, Touring with Carrie Underwood and More — Interview

Jimmy Herman is the multi-instrumentalist for Carrie Underwood. He is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Throughout his career he has found fun and unique ways to combine both passions. In this interview, Weber Mandolins shares some insight into this versatile artist's career and plans. Where to start…you’re a multi-instrumentalist on tour with Carrie Underwood and an avid hunter but what do people not kn ...

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Warp Records Artist Gravenhurst Debuts Previously Unheard Tracks on 'Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004' on Dec 2

In 2004, Warp Records signed a UK-based singer-songwriter named Nick Talbot. Under the moniker of Gravenhurst, Talbot released two albums with Warp that year: Flashlight Seasons and Black Holes in the Sand. On Dec. 2, 2014, in honor of Talbot’s 10-year anniversary of work with the label, Warp is reissuing the two foundational albums, alongside a collection of previously unheard tracks and demos called Offer ...

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Things Guitarists Do and Don't Say — Video

A few new guitar-centric videos have made their way to the interwebs (or at least come to our attention), and we thought we'd pass 'em along. First, check out "Shit Guitarists Don't Say," followed by "Things Guitarists Say in the Studio." This whole fad of "Shit _____ Say" videos took off a few years ago, starting with a video titled "Shit Girls Say." Since then, people have been making their own versions o ...

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Guitarist Plays One-Minute Classical Guitar Mashup of Video Game Themes — Video

Evidently, guitarist Chad Neidt posts a new "One Minute Mashup" video the first Monday of pretty much every month. Here's a good one from a few months ago. It's a medley of popular video game themes—performed on classical guitar. Below, you can see a complete list of the themes he plays in the video. "I decided to make this a classical guitar rendition because it felt like the right way to do the songs just ...

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