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Trippin': 8 Songs That Will Get You High
What song sends you high above without the help of certain illegal substances?

POSTED: 04/18/2014 - 10:01 am

 
Heroes From the Past: 8 Guitar Gods We Shouldn't Let Fall Into Oblivion
Name an axeman we shouldn't forget.

POSTED: 04/11/2014 - 11:05 am

 
10 Metal Songs You Should Workout To
A list of my favorite metal songs (and possibly yours) which give an extra boost when you workout.

POSTED: 04/11/2014 - 11:05 am

 
Most Metal Superheroes of All Time
Every true superhero should have a touch of metal added, right?

POSTED: 04/04/2014 - 09:36 am

 
Most Unexpected Works by Iconic Rock and Metal Producers
Should rock/metal producers stick only to rock and metal?

POSTED: 03/29/2014 - 06:29 am

 
An Open Letter to Anyone Thinking About Learning the Guitar
Most beginners are unprepared for the BRUTAL realities of learning the guitar: good and bad. I'm literally shocked at how much people aren't aware of before they get started. So before you even think about touching another guitar string, I think it's only fair to warn you... Here's the REAL truth about becoming a guitarist.

POSTED: 03/21/2014 - 10:52 am

 
Rocksmith, Powerful Training Tool or Just Another 'Guitar Hero'?
Despite being the first of its kind, Ubisoft's Rocksmith has caused quite a stir under musicians and non-musicians alike. Does this game really help you better your playing? Is it really the best way to learn to play?

POSTED: 03/18/2014 - 11:06 am

 
Ultimate-Guitar's St. Patrick's Day Playlist
So, St. Patrick's Day is upon us once again. And UG has put together a playlist of some of our favorite rock acts to herald from the Emerald Isle.

POSTED: 03/17/2014 - 09:42 am

 
Christian Rock - Standalone Genre or Not?
Should Christian rock be labeled as a genre?

POSTED: 03/14/2014 - 09:12 am

 
5 Classic Bands You Might Have Hard Time Getting Into
Which famous rock/metal band you just can't seem to like?

POSTED: 03/07/2014 - 08:53 am

 
Rockers on TV: Top 13 Rockstar Cameos
How do you react when a wild rockstar pops up during a random show?

POSTED: 03/03/2014 - 10:48 am

 
Comedy Rock: Top 8 Rock Parodies
Is rock something that we should make fun of?

POSTED: 02/14/2014 - 08:30 am

 
What NEVER... Ever to Do With Guitar Mistakes
This (true) story illustrates an extremely important lesson for teaching yourself the guitar, saving yourself time, and cutting down on frustrating mistakes.

POSTED: 02/07/2014 - 10:20 am

 
Four Forgotten Underrated Albums
Hidden gems of the musical world.

POSTED: 02/07/2014 - 09:13 am

 
5 Albums That Unexpectedly Changed Rock History
Which album changed your perspective of rock and metal?

POSTED: 02/07/2014 - 08:14 am

 
Blood Bound: 19 Bands With Family Members
How can family affairs influence musical creativity?

POSTED: 01/31/2014 - 09:52 am

 
Fresh Faces in Music: 8 New Bands You Must Hear
What's your favorite new band?

POSTED: 01/24/2014 - 10:38 am

 
Guilty Pleasures: 15 Songs Metal Fans Secretly Love
Are you embarrassed that you like these tunes?

POSTED: 01/17/2014 - 10:20 am

 
The Year in Metal: 2013
Any year that sees the reunion of four of the most important metal bands in existence, a flurry of stunning releases from both the old guard and the new guard alike, etc... is a banner year for us headbangers, who are so privileged to be able to view it all in real-time on the Internet.

POSTED: 01/14/2014 - 08:56 am

 
10 Ridiculous Rockstar Arrests
These guys are just completely off their rocker sometimes.

POSTED: 01/10/2014 - 09:04 am

 
Even More Cover Songs You Never Knew Existed
Here are seven more amusing covers you probably haven't heard of.

POSTED: 01/09/2014 - 02:10 am

 
Publishers Copyrighting Publicly Made Tabs
Discussion on tabs being taken down by publishers, copyright law, and the fairness of it from both the sides of the tab creators, UG, as well as the artists themselves.

POSTED: 01/06/2014 - 07:58 am

 
Best Budget Electric Guitars
Lower end guitars might have been a death sentence for tone and credibility in the past, but nowadays there are many great sounding and playing budget axes.

POSTED: 01/06/2014 - 07:29 am

 
5 Bands That Break Cliches
How crucial is it for rock and metal bands to get out of their comfort zone?

POSTED: 12/20/2013 - 11:59 am

 
5 Singers Who Went Through Hardship
Some of the greatest singers you may know had tough stretches in their musical careers.

POSTED: 12/16/2013 - 09:27 am

 
Music Theory Too Difficult? Try This...
Why is music theory such a pain for so many guitarists? It comes down to this same root problem time and again. Unfortunately, most will continue to learn this way and struggle. But here's why this approach is overwhelmingly ineffective and the much easier way I've discovered instead for guitarists to learn music theory.

POSTED: 12/16/2013 - 07:48 am

 
Top 11 Rock Crowdfunders
Do you really need a big record label these days?

POSTED: 12/13/2013 - 11:00 am

 
18 Amazing Stories Behind Famous Rock Songs
Do you know what inspired your favorite tunes?

POSTED: 12/06/2013 - 09:34 am

 
10 Musicians Who Made Mistakes Taking Drugs
One problem with losing beloved musicians, it's usually they turn to drugs. It's good living the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll life style, but sometimes, the drug part of it has it's toll. So or this list, it's not for musicians who died of overdoses on drugs, but musicians who have a history of drug use. When you read this list, you might learn a thing or two from these musicians.

POSTED: 12/05/2013 - 10:12 am

 
10 Iconic Rock Looks
When you think rock, which clothing pops up first?

POSTED: 11/22/2013 - 11:13 am

 
10 Tackiest Rock Cliches
Are cliches your guilty pleasure or a vomit stimulation?

POSTED: 11/15/2013 - 10:13 am

 
How to Murder Your Guitar Career as a Beginner
There's a problem today for guitar students that is devastating. If you're just starting out, or even if you've been playing for years, chances are you are currently making this mistake. Read this to learn how to stop it from killing your guitar career.

POSTED: 11/13/2013 - 08:59 am

 
10 Weird Band Names in Rock
There has been many weird band names or ridiculous names or what does the name supposed to mean in rock history. But The List are just a few examples. Some bands you maybe haven't heard before.

POSTED: 11/13/2013 - 08:41 am

 
13 Most Scandalous Rock Stars
Should bad-boy behavior go hand in hand with rock and metal?

POSTED: 11/08/2013 - 10:59 am

 
12 Weirdest Song Titles in Rock
Got some weird tunes to share?

POSTED: 11/01/2013 - 12:03 pm

 
Rock Debate: UK vs. US
Which side of the Atlantic do you prefer in rock and metal domain?

POSTED: 10/25/2013 - 12:33 pm

 
The History of Rock: Trends
Fads and trend-setters of the rock world.

POSTED: 10/18/2013 - 11:54 am

 
11 Rockstar Introverts
How much can shyness prevent you from success in the music business?

POSTED: 10/09/2013 - 11:50 am

 
25 Infamous Rock Star Arrests
Check out the famous rock and metal musicians that ended up behind bars.

POSTED: 10/04/2013 - 11:38 am

 
Top 10 Guest Appearances in Rock Music
Sometimes it's just big-name flashing, but other times it's genuinely brilliant music.

POSTED: 09/27/2013 - 10:51 am

 
11 Legendary Guitarists With Bad or Weird Technique
Is mind-boggling technique really that important?

POSTED: 09/20/2013 - 12:05 pm

 
Top 13 Rockstar Entrepreneurs
Turns out some of the greats also have a keen business sense. Check out our lucky 13.

POSTED: 09/13/2013 - 10:18 am

 
15 Weirdest Rockstar Instruments
Do these things have any practical use, or are they for show-off?

POSTED: 09/06/2013 - 06:33 pm

 
The Crucial Role of Music Producers
Do you really need a producer in the studio?

POSTED: 08/23/2013 - 08:08 am

 
Best and Worst Band Reunions Ever
Are reunions worth the effort or do they just tarnish a well-established reputation?

POSTED: 08/16/2013 - 10:51 am

 
Top 10 International Rock Bands
Is being a native English speaker really crucial for rock 'n' roll superstardom?

POSTED: 08/09/2013 - 09:57 am

 
Do You Really Need a Major Label?
Would you prefer the cigar-chompin' old guys or young hip dudes?

POSTED: 07/26/2013 - 11:22 am

 
The 3rd Album Syndrome: Changes and Risk or Stability and Safety?
To which extent should rock bands experiment with their music?

POSTED: 07/19/2013 - 10:36 am

 
10 Major Rock Feuds
Did you know that Lou Reed once challenged Lars Ulrich to a street fight?

POSTED: 07/12/2013 - 11:15 am

 
Times When Rock Could Have Died
Although rock music might seem bulletproof at first glance, there were times when things didn't look so good for the guitar-driven sound.

POSTED: 07/08/2013 - 05:13 am