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Lita Ford Selected as 2017 She Rocks Awards Honoree

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is extremely pleased to announce acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Lita Ford as a 2017 She Rocks Awards recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show. Best known as a founding member of The Runaways in t ...

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The Dead Deads Tour with Bush and Chevelle

Nashville‐based rockers the Dead Deads are hitting the road hard this fall, opening for legendary rockers Bush and Chevelle. With dates on the East Coast with Chevelle and a West Coast run with Bush, the band is on the road in support of their upcoming album, For Your Obliteration, which will be released August 26. With influences ranging from Nirvana to Prince, the Dead Deads are headed down their unique p ...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Steve Dadaian's Monster Alternate Picking

In this latest edition of Guitar World's Betcha Can't Play This, guitarist Steve Dadaian unleashes some monster alternate picking while navigaving his way over changes. Can you play what he's playing? Watch the video—and check out the tab at the bottom of this story—and get back to us! Stay tuned for more challenging licks from Dadaian and other guitarists in the weeks ahead. [youtube https://www.youtube.co ...

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What's Your Maximum Picking Speed? Take the Poll!

As you might imagine, here at Cracking the Code, we receive all manner of exasperated SOS calls from viewers about picking technique. One the most common is an age-old guitarist lament: Why can't I play fast? Sometimes these requests are accompanied by humble-sounding metronome markings, like 100 beats per minute, supposedly representing the absolute fastest a particular guitarist can play, even after years ...

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See Metallica Perform “Battery” and “Hardwired” in Minneapolis in New Pro-Shot Footage

Metallica’s MetOnTour video crew have shared footage of the band’s August 20 show at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Below you can see their pro-shot footage of “Battery” and the new track “Hardwired,” which is the first-ever live performance of the song. “Hardwired” was released last week and is the lead track from Metallica’s forthcoming album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.  The show was the first rock co ...

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Eight Overdrive Pedals at Once: Here's How It Sounds

There's no shortage of great effect pedals on the market today. Whether their produced by the biggest manufacturers or smaller boutique builders, it's never been easier to create a unique voice on the instrument by linking together a handful of effects. But what would happen if you combine eight great-sounding overdrives in the same chain? Would it even work? Would it sound wonderful? (I think you might kno ...

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Hear and See the New Charvel USA Select Series in Action

Unveiled earlier this summer at the NAMM Show, the new flagship Charvel USA Select series has officially launched and can be experienced in a new Charvel video featuring Frankie Lindia. The L.A.-based guitarist used the new USA Select models to record instrumental track “Boogie in A,” which will be featured on his instrumental EP debut. Comprised by four new models—San Dimas Style 1 HSS FR, San Dimas Style ...

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Dueling Slide Guitars: Watch Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks Play "Motherless Children"

Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal—which is world renowned for its guitar news—premiered Eric Clapton's new video. The clip, which you can check out below, is a live 2007 performance of "Motherless Children," the rip-roaring track that kicks off Clapton's 1974 masterpiece, 461 Ocean Boulevard. This live version is available on Clapton's new album, Live in San Diego, which will be released September 30. ...

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Are These the Top 10 Heavy Metal Guitar Riffs of All Time?

If you had to pick the top 10 heavy metal guitar riffs of all time, where would you begin? Obviously, you'd need to include some Metallica, a touch of Judas Priest and a sprig of Black Sabbath (of course). But what's Number 10? Number 7? Number 4? You get the idea. About three years ago, the gang at WatchMojo.com—an online  organization that makes top-10 lists out of pretty much anything (including spaceshi ...

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The Edge Discusses His New Signature Fender Strat

Back in 2005, Guitar World asked the Edge why he never endorsed a guitar. “I’d really, really have to believe in the thing,” he said thoughtfully, then added, “I don’t want to be that guy on the posters: ‘Buy this guitar’ and all that crap. I’ve talked to a few companies over the years. Plus, I’ve had a lot of people do custom stuff for me—that’s different. Again, I don’t want to be a poster guy in music sh ...

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