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Mastodon’s ‘Motherload’ Crushes on Kimmel

Atlanta-based metallers Mastodon recently stopped by the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of their crushing new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The quartet had the crowd head-banging with the track “The Motherload,” which features a killer riff as bassist Troy Sanders and drummer Brann Dailor trade off vocal duties. Watch Mastodon below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHWgUjbWKo& ...

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Mastodon’s ‘Motherload’ Crushes on Kimmel

Atlanta-based metallers Mastodon recently stopped by the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of their crushing new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The quartet had the crowd head-banging with the track “The Motherload,” which features a killer riff as bassist Troy Sanders and drummer Brann Dailor trade off vocal duties. Watch Mastodon below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHWgUjbWKo& ...

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Alt-J Performs ‘Left Hand Free’ on KCRW

Alt-J recently stopped by the KCRW studios, where they performed several new songs from sophomore album This is All Yours during a Morning Becomes Eclectic set. One of those tracks was the single “Left Hand Free,” which rolls along to a jaunty beat and features Joe Newman’s signature vocal style. Check it out below and click here for the full appearance. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esQtFW13Gp0 ...

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David Letterman Asks Ryan Adams for an Encore

It’s not every day when a late-night talk show host asks the musical guest for an encore, but that recently happened to Ryan Adams. Adams turned in a mesmerizing performance of his new single, “Gimme Something Good,” on The Late Show with David Letterman, and the longtime host was so impressed, he asked Adams to run through it again as the credits rolled. “We can’t have him on the show too often; he’s a del ...

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Five Ways to Improve Your Electric Guitar Tone

Switching to a new string type is a quick and easy way to change your tone. By Hilary Brown We all want perfect tone. Some of us spend our lives pursuing it. We scrutinize every note with painstaking detail, and we look to our guitar heroes with godlike admiration. Most of the time, perfect tone is an upper-echelon goal we only dream of reaching. Some say perfect tone is a mindset. Indeed, confidence and di ...

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Slipknot Overruns Insane Asylum in New Video

Never ones to disappoint when it comes to shock value, Slipknot’s new video for “The Devil in I” is as intense as it gets. Taking place in what looks to be a mental hospital, Slipknot (complete with new and more terrifying masks) rages through the song as straitjacketed patients writhe around them. “The Devil in I” comes off Slipknot’s upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which is due Oct. 21. Check out th ...

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Johnny Marr Dissects His Signature Jaguar for Guitarist

A few years back, Johnny Marr sat down with celebrated guitar tech Bill Puplett to break down his signature Fender Jaguar for Guitarist, but the video was never actually posted. Now, however, as the Johnny Marr Jaguar recently became available in striking Sherwood Green, Guitarist uploaded the in-depth demo.  Marr also talks about how his signature axe came to be. Check out the piece below. [youtube http:// ...

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Sturgill Simpson Brings Good Ol’ Country to Conan

Sturgill Simpson recently brought his down-home country to Conan, and it seemed that he and his amazing band gained a fan in host Conan O’Brien. Simpson’s weathered vocal style brought chills to the crowd as he ran through “Living the Dream,” which comes off latest album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. And then at the end, O’Brien was quick to offer praise to the Kentucky singer/songwriter as the episod ...

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