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Megadeth Vinyl Picture Discs Coming in November

On November 11, 2014, Universal Enterprises (UMe) will issue the first five platinum-selling Capitol Records Megadeth albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S. Titles include 1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! and 1990’s Rust In Peace, as well as 1992’s Countdown to Extinction and 1994’s Youthanasia, both making their debut on picture disc ...

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Matt Turk's "Cracked Egg" — Exclusive Premiere

Here’s a gorgeous cascading song from Matt Turk that appears on his upcoming album Cold Revival, due out October 7. “Cracked Egg” has stark lyrics and pounding rhythms that add to the angst conveyed by this talented artist. The song builds to frenzied realization of a shattered love. The mandolin performance and orchestration expertly create a vivid intensity. Turk shares “’Cracked Egg’ is the opening track ...

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Martin Guitars and Danny Davis Collaborate on Burton's New Winter 15 Easy Livin Snowboard

Olympic snowboarder and C.F. Martin & Co. Ambassador Danny Davis has combined his love of music and sports by creating Burton's new Winter 15 Easy Livin Snowboard with one-of-a-kind Martin Guitar graphic on the base. This is the same board he rode in the Sochi Olympics and debuted at the Winter X Games (which he won) this year. Davis is an avid guitar player, making his partnership with Martin a perfect ...

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Overwhelming Response to Los Angeles George Fest Leads to Venue Change

Last week, The Best Fest, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, announced the first-ever George Fest to celebrate the music of legendary George Harrison and raise money to help musicians and their communities via The Jameson Neighborhood Fund. Due to an overwhelming response, where tickets SOLD OUT within minutes, the special concert event set to take place on September 28 will be moved from The El Rey Theatr ...

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Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Incorporating Suspended Chords into Metal Rhythm Parts

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store. One of the coolest things about contemporary metal is that its harmonic palette is wide open. It’s not uncommon for a great metal riff to jump back and forth from one type of ...

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Tall Tales and the Silver Lining Share New Single "Unknown Forces"

Other Music Recording Co., the eclectic label born out of the long-running and influential New York City record shop, announces the signing of Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, an L.A.-based musical project of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Trevor Beld-Jimenez, with the release of the new track "“Unknown Forces."” Self-described as “California gospel pop,” with songs performed live and in the studio by Be ...

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Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Muse Vs. Jack White

We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band ...

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Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Queen Vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers

We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band ...

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Queen “Love of My Life” Live Acoustic — Video Finds

Here’s a rare acoustic gem from Queen’s now legendary Queen at Wembley video release. Freddie Mercury and Brian May take the stage for a moving performance of “Love of My Life,” while rain pours down on the Wembley crowd. The clip was filmed on July 11, 1986. The studio version of the track appears on Queen’s classic LP, A Night at the Opera. Here, May plays some excellent fingerstyle guitar on a 12-string ...

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Review: Mesa CabClone Cabinet Simulator

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store. The key to getting great guitar tones in the studio and onstage is control, but nothing is more out of control than a big guitar amp cranked up to its sweet spot. The excess v ...

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