Alvarez, which has had a long-standing friendship with band members Bob Weir and the late Jerry Garcia, has commemorated the group's 50th anniversary by releasing its new Grateful Dead series of guitars—a stunning, limited-edition line.
Over the weekend, Metallica headlined Rock in Rio USA, a rock festival that took over the Las Vegas Strip. Metallica's two-hour set was streamed around the world via Yahoo! Live, and you can check it out below (in case you happened to miss it).
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently visited the Platinum Room at the Carle Place, New York, Guitar Center. During his visit, he discussed his musical beginnings, the genesis of his sound and his signature guitars with Ernie Ball Music Man.
Internet guitar dude—and possibly the closest thing to an up-and-coming guitar hero in whatever messed-up age we're in these days—Rob Scallon has come up with a good one. It's his cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman," performed entirely backwards, including guitars and vocals.
Since we guitarists tend to enjoy sick sounds, we thought we'd share this lesson video by Swedish guitar whiz Mattias Eklundh. In the clip, which is titled "Harmonics #5," Eklundh lays down some basics about how harmonics work.
In this new Guitar World video, GW's tech editor, Paul Riario, shows you how to make basic adjustments to your guitar's truss rod. In the clip, which you can check out below, Riario is joined by an Epiphone ES-339 PRO and a Fender Strat.