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Clip-On Tuner Poll — Players’ Pick

We are thrilled to launch Acoustic Nation Players’ Pick –– a new poll series designed to let YOU decide what gear is deserving of our award. For our first poll, it’s all about clip-on tuners. Of all the gear necessary for today’s guitarist, the tuner might be the most important. After all, if you’re not in tune, you’re definitely not going to win over a crowd. Clip-on tuners offer convenience and functional ...

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D’Addario and Rolling Stone Seek the Next Generation of Guitar Heroes with “The Next Young Gun” Contest

D’Addario and Rolling Stone are in search of the guitar greats of tomorrow with “The Next Young Gun.” This contest is a continuation of the 30-week Young Guns series on rollingstone.com, which showcased artists Kurt Vile, Blake Mills, Tosin Abasi, Guthrie Trapp, Gary Clark Jr. and many more. This series premiered in conjunction with the release of D’Addario’s NYXL guitar strings, which were designed to bend ...

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Jeff Bridges & The Abiders New Album 'Live' Available Today

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders new album Live (Mailboat Records) is now available everywhere in stores and online today. The band has announced several new concert dates kicking off with a record release show at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles on November 1. Several other shows are confirmed to follow throughout the west coast with tickets http://www.ticketmaster.com/Jeff-Bridges-tickets/artist/1470368?tm_ ...

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Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: The Final Showdown — AC/DC Vs. Queen

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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‘The Tiger Speaks’: Guitarist Jim Peterik Talks New Book, Ides of March and Survivor

Most rock biographies tend to follow a similar pattern. The artist’s road to redemption is paved with tales of debauchery, drug abuse, marital infidelity and a trashing hotel room or two. Although Jim Peterik’s story doesn’t really follow that path, it's even more special. For instance, did you know the founder of such bands as the Ides of March, Survivor and Pride Of Lions was already playing shows alongsi ...

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Melvins Guitarists Buzz Osborne and Paul Leary Talk New Album, 'Hold It In'

It’s not often you get to work with one of your heroes, but for Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne, that’s exactly what happened. Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary joined the Melvins for their new album, Hold It In, which will be released October 14. Also joining Osborne, Leary and drummer Dale Crover for this 12-song Melvins outing is Butthole Surfers' bassist JD Pinkus. Osborne says Hold It In is a refreshing piec ...

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Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Talks New Album, 'Everything Will Be Alright in the End'

This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus our cover feature on Jeff Beck and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, not to mention features on Eddie Van Halen/MXR, George Thorogood, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews (Epiphone, Zoom, Gretsch, TC-Helicon, Mesa and more) and lessons by Marty Friedman and Steel Pant ...

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Black Sabbath to Record New Album and Embark on Final Tour in 2015

Black Sabbath apparently have at least one more studio album — and one more tour — left in the tank. The trio (no word on if they will become a quartet again) will start working on a new studio album in 2015; that album will be followed by a final tour. "The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great," Ozzy Osbourne told Metal Hammer. "We all made friends, we didn't fuck around, we all knew that we ...

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How Teaching Guitar Made Me a Better Player

When someone says “guitar lessons," what kind of image does that conjure? I think of the dingy back room of a music store, with one amp and two folding metal chairs—and not quite enough space to disperse the body odor of the two people in there. And I think about the moment, 10 years later, when I had my own thriving lessons business. One amp, two folding chairs, a little more breathing room. And some air f ...

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Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Discuss Their ‘Eclectic’ New Album

What do you get when you combine two bona-fide guitar heroes in their respective genres — and then have them go toe-to-toe with each other? You get Eclectic, a new album by blues/jazz/rocker Eric Johnson and jazz master Mike Stern. Recorded at Johnson’s studio in Austin, Texas, Eclectic — which will be released October 27 — is a tasty collection of songs highlighting the strengths of both guitarists. It fea ...

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