Steve Vai

30-day guitar challenge, day 18: Expand your mind with these ingenious prog chords

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Guitar

Classic Guitar Ads from the 80s & 90s Featuring Your Favorite Heavy Metal Heroes (Dimebag, Eddie Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, KISS and More)

As the title of this throw-back post suggests, you are about to be treated to a flashback-inducing look at old-school guitar and bass adverts, some …

Eddie Van Halen

Exclusive: Guitar Virtuoso Mrs. Smith Premieres Video for New Single, The Bob Ross Technique — Kerrang!

A truly great shred guitarist must also have a truly great name: Eddie Van Halen; Yngwie Malmsteen; Buckethead; Mrs. Smith.<p>If you haven’t heard of …

New Singles

Steve Vai Announces 'The Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon' Guests, Including Dave Navarro, Al Di Meola

Steve Vai has announced the first round of guests that will perform at his "Big Mama Jama Jam-a-Thon," an open, improvisational music and art event …

Aldi

Incredible Behind-The-Scenes Video Shows Steve Vai's Halo 2 Recording Session

Halo 2's theme song is one of the franchise's most memorable pieces of music, and now an incredible behind-the-scenes video shows how it was recorded.<p>Halo composer Marty O'Donnell recently posted a very cool video that shows some of the recording sessions with guitarists Steve Vai and Nile Rodgers. …

Halo

'Let's Just Vibe:' Watch the Moment the 'Halo 2' Theme Was Created

Legendary producer Nile Rodgers and guitarist Steve Vai teamed up to create a heavy metal version of the iconic 'Halo' theme. Thanks to producer Martin O'Donnell, the fated session is now on YouTube.<p><i>Halo</i> broke ground. It’s one of the greatest shooters of all time and proof that Microsoft could …

Guitar

Halo 2 Composer Shares Footage From Recording of Iconic Main Theme

Marty O'Donnell reveals the raw footage of Steve Vai's guitar track for the Halo 2 theme. • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr <br>News Games Matthew Byrd Aug …

Halo

John Castellain

I am known for my guitar work, but am in actuality a multi instrumentalist playing (as well as guitar) keys,drums,bass,brass,found objects and …

Guitar

Halo composer reveals the original recording session for Halo 2’s Mjolnir mix

Marty O’Donnell, the composer for the Halo franchise, has released a video of the original recording session Steve Vai for Halo 2’s Mjolnir mix, …

Gaming

There Is Video Evidence Of Steve Vai Shredding On The Halo 2 Soundtrack

The guitar legend Steve Vai makes a couple appearances on the soundtrack for 2004's <i>Halo 2</i>, and now we have video to confirm that he did, in fact,</i> …

Guitar

Here's how Halo 2's iconic sound was made courtesy of an old DVD Marty O'Donnell just found in his collection

Halo composer Marty O'Donnell has shared a never-seen-before video that shows how the shooter's seminal's sound was created and recorded. It includes …

Love

How to Master the Habits of Stevie Ray Vaughan

From rhythmic devices to pentatonic modulation to downright angry picking attack, SRV’s habits are teased out in this lesson.

Guitar

6 Rockers Who Used To Be Teachers (And What They Looked Like Teaching)

Once again it's the time of year that many kids dread - when they head back to school.<p>One thing that should make students a little more excited to …

Rock Music

5 minutes alone - Sevendust's Clint Lowery: "Steve Vai broadened my perspective on what could be done with the guitar"

<b>Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery talks Vai, a PRS called Bruce Lee and the real key to survival in a band...</b><p>Got my first real six string<p>“I was …

Guitar

Spinal Tap should have ‘trademarked the colour black’, says bassist Derek Smalls

Just imagine the royalties<p>Spinal Tap bassist Harry Smalls has spoken about going solo from the spoof metal band and their missed opportunity at …

Foo Fighters

Steve Vai Announces 52-Hour 'Jam-a-Thon' for Charity

Guitar god <b>Steve Vai</b> will lead a more than two-day continuous creative session at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California, next month, where …

Rock Music

The Bizarre Barre Chord Shapes of Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson

Many guitarists know how to play barre chords, yet few tap into all of the magic a 1st-finger barre can offer. Great players often use the 1st finger …

Guitar

Steve Vai Announces 'The Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon'

Steve Vai has announced the "Big Mama Jama Jam-a-Thon," an open, improvisational music and art event where the music won't stop for 52 hours.<p>Vai will …

Guitar

Steve Vai to Host 52-Hour 'Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon'

The event will mark the inauguration of LiveHouse and all of the profits will benefit Extraordinary FamiliesContinue reading…

Guitar

A style of music played on the guitar that pretty much no one listens to except guitar players

February 4, 2018<br>Brooklyn, NY<p>First I did what everyone does every morning: stay in bed and fuck around online on my phone. I was so amused by the …

Guitar

Steve Vai’s Guide to Perfect Pedal Order

At some point, every guitarist wonders if effect pedals need to go in a specific order. The more pedals in your chain, the more likely you are to …

Guitar

Watch Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls' "MRI" Ordeal in New Music Video

Jul 31, 2018<p>Former <b>Spinal Tap</b> <b></b>bassist <b>Derek Smalls</b> just limped back from yet another grueling tour, and he's not ready to find out what's wrong with his …

Music Videos

Watch Derek Smalls and Dweezil Zappa Team Up in New 'MRI' Video

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls has released the music video for his new single, "MRI."<p>"MRI" features some fast-paced fretwork from Dweezil Zappa, …

Albums

Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls Pays for Years of Rocking in 'MRI' Video – Exclusive Premiere

The Spinal Tap bassist turns the medical examination into a hard rocking song in his latest video.Continue reading…

Guitar

6 iconic '80s shred guitars you can still buy today

1. EVH Striped Series 5150<p>The Striped Series 5150 recreates Eddie’s later 1984 red, white and black guitar and features the original’s basswood body, …

Loch Ness

Listen to the New Solo Album From Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls in Full

We’ve tried to keep you up-to-date on the re-emergence of legendary Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (a.k.a. Harry Shearer’s character from the 1984 …

Foo Fighters

Rotem Sails on the "Indian Ocean" in New Video (premiere)

Rotem Sivan has been called a "bonafide guitar god with rugged Israeli sex appeal and skills that make us swoon". But, at the end of the day, god or …

Indian Ocean

Joe Satriani has announced a massive Australian tour for the end of the year

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has announced a huge tour of Australia at the end of 2018, marking 30 years since his first tour here. The tour …

Joe Satriani

Five Amazing Tapping Licks You Can Learn Right Now

Whether you’re just starting out or already have a little tapping experience, these five licks will add some flash to your playing and impress your …

Electric Guitar

Watch a cockatoo headbang to Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train'

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 11:11am<p>By Scott Colothan<p>Snowee The Cockatoo and 1980s Ozzy © Rtpelton / Mediapunch/ Shutterstock<p>A video of a cockatoo …

Iron Maiden