Guitar

Van Halen: How Millions United, Then Destroyed, America's Biggest Rock Band

They should have been celebrating. In 1978, Van Halen’s first album had gone platinum, they were constantly upstaging the headliners as the opening act on their first tour, singer David Lee Roth was building a reputation as rock’s wildest frontman and Eddie Van Halen was considered the most …

Music

Fluid Audio Launches the Strum Buddy

Fluid Audio has announced the Strum Buddy electric guitar monitor/amplifier.<p>Featuring 6W of power and a 40mm speaker driver, the Strum Buddy …

Electric Guitar

Fender Front Row Legend Guitars Created Using Hollywood Bowl Bench Boards

Instrument manufacturer Fender have unveiled a new addition to their range with the unique Fender Front Row Legend Esquire which has been created …

Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing, Part 2

<b>Mark Dalton and Jeff Huss celebrate the merits of buying in bulk atop a 50-log score of red spruce in 2004—a purchase they’ve used to meet their</b> …

Johnny A. Discusses New Epiphone Custom Outfit Guitar

This signature archtop features a custom double-cutaway hollowbody design in a Sunset Glow gloss finish, plus Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers, an Ebony …

Epiphone

This Man Played The Guitar While Doctors Operated Upon His Brain In Bengaluru

A musician played the guitar on the operation table as he underwent a surgery at a private hospital in Bengaluru for a rare movement disorder …

Medicine

A TALE OF TWO GUITARS - THE STORY OF PRINCE'S CLOUD AND PURPLE SPECIAL GUITARS | Mixdown

The Cloud guitar was manufactured specifically for <i>Purple Rain</i> by luthier Dave Rusan, who was based in Minneapolis at the time. Rusan was working at …

Museums

Man Plays Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery

Doctors asked Abhishek Prasad to play the guitar during his brain surgery so that they could see if they were fixing his condition.<p>Getting brain …

Cool Stuff

6 Tips for Limiting during Mastering

Why is limiting needed during mastering? What is the key to effective, tasteful limiting? And how much is too much? Don’t limit your skills by …

Tutorials

Watch Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington Perform "Hunger Strike" in 2008

Yesterday, the music world was stunned by the tragic death of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park.<p>The gut-wrenching circumstances of …

Chester Bennington

Listen to The Contortionist's Opeth-esque New Song

Indiana-based prog metal group The Contortionist will release their new full-length, <i>Clairvoyant</i>, on September 15th via Entertainment One Music/Good …

Music

Snarky Puppy Guitarist Mark Lettieri Plays Supro Statesman Amp in New Video

Supro recently debuted their new Statesman line at the Summer NAMM Show, consisting of the 1699RH head, 1699R combo and 1799 2x12 extension …

Adding sound effects to your life!

The more I think about it, I would have loved to have the Moff band as a child, and it would have probably driven my parents bat-crap insane. The …

Bengaluru doctors make man strum guitar to cure neurological disorder | India Videos

A guitarist who was suffering from cramps due to a neurological issue had to undergo an unique operation.<p>In a seven-hour long surgery, the patient …

Medicine

Review: Learning lessons from the sisters Haim

Haim Enmore Theatre, July 20 ★★★★

Haim

Dhani Harrison Announces Solo Debut, Shares "All About Waiting"

Today, Dhani Harrison announced his debut solo album.<p>Entitled <i>IN///PARALLEL</i>, it will be released through BMG on October 6. He also shared the album's …

Music

Pentakill Release “The Bloodthirster” and “Tear Of The Goddess”

Pentakill, the virtual heavy metal group that originated within the <i>League of Legends</i> gaming community, has dropped two new singles, “The …

Music

Deep Purple Announces 'A Fire in the Sky' Anthology

Deep Purple has announced <i>A Fire in the Sky</i>, a career-spanning anthology that will be available as a single CD and a three-CD set.<p>Each version of the …

Deep Purple

9 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar

Learning to play the guitar can be fun and exciting, however, there are a few common mistakes that many make when learning how to play. Avoiding …

Learning

Lita Ford Takes Us Through Her Guitar Collection

<b>Born to Rock</b><p><i>A pioneering female guitar hero, Lita Ford has accumulated a collection of stunning guitars as wild and unpredictable as her four-decade</i> …

Music

Brendon Small: my top 5 tips for guitarists

<b>In 2010, Brendon Small - the musician and writer behind Metalocalypse’s virtual/cartoon band Dethklok - got a phone call that changed his life.</b><p>On the …

Music

3 Japanese Boutique Pedals You've Never Heard Before

From the far–out Shin–Ei fuzzes of the ‘60s to the magic of Maxon in the ‘70s and the ubiquitous Boss pedals of the ‘80s, Japan has always been great …

Japan

Why Chris Cornell was an unsung guitar genius

<b>There can now be no doubt that in the roll call of rock, Chris Cornell’s legacy will stand proudly alongside the all-time great vocalists. But his</b> …

Chris Cornell

Watch Joe Bonamassa Play Blues on John Petrucci's Signature Guitar

Late last month, Joe Bonamassa—he of the super-impressive chops and the to-die-for guitar collection—posted a fun little video that shows him playing …

Music

Martin 0-18 Review

A venerable Martin design returns brimming with elegance, punch, class, and sass.

"Friday on My Mind": AC/DC's Connection to a 1966 Guitar Masterpiece

Back in May and June, I had to learn (or brush up on) about 81 songs—everything from country standards to George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" to two …

AC/DC

Cornelius: Mellow Waves Album Review | Pitchfork

On his first proper album in over a decade, the meticulous pop experimenter known as Cornelius arrives floating on the promised <i>Mellow Waves</i> of its title. Gentle guitars and soft-hued synths sustain a mood of a familiar but far-flung locale: a veneer of artistic maturity that camouflages the …

Planet of the Apes

Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

Fender debuted five new signature models at the Summer NAMM show this year including one bass: the <b>Justin Meldal-Johnsen</b> Road Worn Mustang Bass. The …

Milhaud/Martinů: Complete String Trios CD review – stripped-back, quicksilver sound

Jacques Thibaud String Trio (Audite)<p>“Chamber music is a genre with which one can express one’s deepest feelings,” said Darius Milhaud; just listen to the tough, halting chorales of the Modéré from his 1947 String Trio to hear what he means. There are good reasons to pair the music of the Provençal …

Jazz Guitar

Chester Bennington, Lead Singer of Linkin Park, Dead at 41

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the massively popular rock band Linkin Park, has died at the age of 41.<p>According to a report by TMZ, the …

Chester Bennington