Last night, Eddie Van Halen spoke at Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Zocalo Public Square as part of the institution's "What It Means to Be American" series. The Dutch-born Van Halen discussed his American journey, "his role in creating one of the biggest American rock bands of all time and how he has reinvented the way the guitar is played and designed." He answered the question, "Is rock 'n' roll about reinvention?"
In this brief video, we explore the Orange amp and cabinets used by Silverstein guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau during the band's DTW10 tour. You'll notice Rousseau really loves his Orange Rockerverb 50 amp.
YouTube user Drew Creal has created and posted a video of him and his friends performing a Slayer classic, “Raining Blood.” The twist is, it’s all performed on kids instruments—and it’s pretty impressive.
Producer/guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage appeared on The Price is Right yesterday—as a contestant. And he won. He won big! In fact, he won a new truck, a new car and lots of other stuff.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new song—and lyric video—by the Answer. The track, "Long Live the Renegades," is from the band's new album, Raise a Little Hell, which will be released March 17 via Napalm Records. The song is "a bit of a rocker," the band said in a press release. "We tried a slightly different production technique on this track by keeping it very dry.
The Studio Bass Compressor is a studio-grade soft-knee compressor designed for bassists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between.