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Platinum Rush Video Blog #8 — Leann Womack & Geoff Himes

Is life really like a three minute pop song? Leann Womack has something to say about that, as well as social media. And in case you were afraid to ask what "Americana" music is, I asked Geoff Himes, music critique from The Washington Post, and boy does he know his stuff! All this from the Americana Music Fest in Nashville! [youtube] Scot Sax kno ...

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Steve Gunn Announces 2015 Tour in Support of 'Way Out Weather'

As 2014 comes to a close, praise for Steve Gunn's phenomenal album, Way Out Weather, released this past October on Paradise of Bachelors, continues to pour in. The album has received year-end best of 2014 recognition from many publications, including NPR Music, Pitchfork, Aquarium Drunkard, Magnet, and Mojo, who ranked the album #6 in their "50 Best Albums Of 2014." Today, Gunn is excited to announce his fi ...

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Ibanez Introduces Three New Versions of Paul Stanley Signature Guitar

In 1976, Ibanez approached Kiss frontman Paul Stanley to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model. "Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” Stan ...

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Why Guitarists Should "Tear Up the Rulebook" by Godflesh's Justin Broadrick

Godflesh’s seventh studio album, A World Lit Only by Fire, is out now. What inspired you to first pick up a guitar? My stepfather. He was a guitarist very influenced by David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. As a young kid, seeing him play always inspired me to want to pick up a guitar. After that it was when I was listening to punk. I got into the Stranglers and then into more hardcore punk, like Disc ...

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Monster Licks Unleashed: Stretching the Limits with Glenn Proudfoot

In this Monster Lick Unleashed, I'm using the diminished 7th scale in the key of E. The notes used in the scale are E, G, Bb and C#. I particularly love this scale for the intense sound it creates when played fast or slow. This scale is perfect to use in combination with the pentatonic. This lick combines some of my favorite techniques for creating runs and passages in solos. I'm always looking to keep a fl ...

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Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Tosin Abasi and Andy Aledort Discuss 2015 G4 Experience

In the video below, Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) and Guthrie Govan (the Aristocrats) sit down for a video conference with Guitar World Senior Editor Andy Aledort. The topic? Their approach and thoughts about guitar, technique, inspiration and, of course, the upcoming G4 Experience. More than a show, more than a seminar, more than a backstage pass, the G4 Experience will give you musical in ...

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Iron Maidens' Nita Strauss and Courtney Cox Shred at NAMM Show — Video

Consider this one a blast from the past. Although we shared this video earlier this year (as part of another story), we've decided to break it into its own mini-feature this afternoon. It shows the Iron Maidens' Nita Strauss, left, and Courtney Cox shredding at the BOSS booth at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. I was there; I can't believe I missed this. Of course, if you follow GuitarWorld ...

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Ibanez RGKP6 Guitar with Mini Korg Kaoss Pad — Demo Video

In the brand-new video below, several guitarists, including Guitar World's Paul Riario, Tarra Thiessen of Sharkmuffin and Val Vallese of Pound the Lbs., demo the new Ibanez RGKP6 Kaoss Guitar. The guitar has a built-in Korg mini Kaoss pad. Let us explain ... From the company: For those looking to weave the dynamic elements of electronic music into their sound Ibanez introduces the RGKP6 Kaoss Guitar and the ...

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St. Vincent Premieres "Birth in Reverse" Music Video

St. Vincent has shared the music video for “Birth in Reverse,” a track off of her 2014 self-titled album. Annie Clark (St. Vincent) has had a great year; her album even landed in Guitar World's 50 Best Albums of 2014. The minimalist guitarist's style comes through on “Birth in Reverse,” the video for which was directed by Willo Perron. “It’s funny that you would categorize it as minimalist,” she told Guitar ...

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