Rock and metal have had no shortage of super groups over the last decade. Occasionally one comes along that rely on the quality of their music more than individual personalities. Saint Asonia is one such band. We had a chance to speak with Mike Mushok, Saint Asonia's guitarist, recently to get all the details.
In this Guitar World exclusive, we’ve gathered together Mustaine and his Megadeth coguitarist, Glen Drover, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler, Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott and Fredrik Akesson and Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu to teach you the essential skills of modern shred.
According to singer/guitarist Rick Rizzo, when the band formed in the early Eighties, their style of guitar rock "wasn't what was happening in Chicago at the time." That said, the band found its biggest commercial success when it was signed to Atlantic Records in the late Eighties and early Nineties.
With summer in full swing, it’s time to pull out the guitar and pull up around the campfire, backyard fire pit or friend-hang just about anywhere!When it comes time to lead the sing-along, you need some easy acoustic guitar songs that are known and loved by all.
The Stratocaster is the ultimate baby boomer. Born in the Fifties, it refuses to grow up. Having participated in many of rock history’s greatest moments, it’s still running with the young punks. It remains the ultimate playing machine—ergonomic, responsive, sexy.
It's time for a Friday flashback! Below, check out a clip of Eddie Van Halen sitting in with the band on Late Night with David Letterman in 1985. Eddie joins Paul Shaffer (keyboards), Sid McGinnis (guitar), Neil Jason (bass) and Steve Jordan (drums) for an instrumental version of Van Halen's "Panama," guitar solo and all.