Okay, so you have your headphones out—what do you want to listen to? Something beautiful? Something cool? Something you’ve never heard before? How about all three? The following are six tracks by five of your favorite bands worth putting under the microscope for reasons listed below. Enjoy!
In the video below, Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) and Guthrie Govan (the Aristocrats) sit down for a video conference with Guitar World Senior Editor Andy Aledort and discuss their approach and thoughts about guitar, technique, inspiration and the upcoming G4 Experience.
From June 28 to July 2, 2015, musicians of all ages and levels will once again converge in California’s Central Coast for the second annual G4 Experience featuring Joe Satriani; Tosin Abasi and Animals As Leaders; Guthrie Govan and the Aristrocrats; and Mike Keneally.
On June 9, Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th-birthday commemorative concert for Les Paul. The performance was filmed for Front and Center, public television’s acclaimed music series. Satriani’s performance will begin airing October 21.
“Surfing with the Alien made it apparent to me early on that you didn’t even have to have a vocalist to create an incredible and enjoyable album. It’s safe to say I wouldn’t be the player I am now, or probably even be a musician at all, without this album being available to me when it was."
It’s difficult to imagine two human beings more different than Joe Satriani and Zakk Wylde, even just in terms of physical appearance. Satriani is slight and slender, with a clean-shaven face and head. Wylde is big and hairy, with full beard and black-leather biker garb encasing his paunchy frame.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Joe Satriani's "Time Machine" (Remix), a previously unreleased version of a track from Satriani's 1993 album, Time Machine. The track is from The Complete Albums Collection — Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks, which is part of a new 15-disc career-spanning box set, Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, which will be released April 22 through Epic/Legacy.
Here's a doozy. Ten minutes of Stevie Ray Vaughan dishing out some stupendous blues magic on acoustic as part of an MTV Unplugged episode from 1990. Vaughan doesn't waste any time getting busy, and starts out with "Rude Mood," followed by a rousing acoustic "Pride and Joy."
These videos are bonus content related to the December 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.