The Five Golden Rules of Onstage Behavior
How you act onstage is as important as the music you play.

POSTED: 02/06/2016 - 08:41 am

Youngest Participant Wins Guitar Center's 27th Annual Drum Off Competition
18-year-old Tony Taylor Jr. amazed the judges and won a prize worth $45,000.

POSTED: 01/27/2016 - 06:01 pm

Motorhead Buyer's Guide: the Good, the Bad and the Weird
Choice cuts from the back catalog of rock's finest speed freaks.

POSTED: 01/19/2016 - 01:27 pm

'Turn and Face the Strange': Remembering David Bowie
A cultural force and a relentless innovator.

POSTED: 01/14/2016 - 01:51 pm

'Abrasive, Sometimes Unpleasant, but Never Boring': A Reappraisal of Lou Reed and Metallica's 'Lulu'
Following James Hetfield's recent defence of the album, "Lulu" is back in the CD changer...

POSTED: 12/18/2015 - 01:08 pm

Could (and Should) Rush Continue Without Neil Peart?
Would the limelight still shine on the working men if Peart called it a day?

POSTED: 12/16/2015 - 10:14 am

A Writhing, Leather-Lunged Rock 'n' Roll Adonis: Remembering Scott Weiland
He was not a grunge also-ran, but an amazing synthesizer of disparate musical influences.

POSTED: 12/09/2015 - 02:29 pm

UG Picks: Christmas Wish List 2015
All we want for Christmas is a vintage Strat...

POSTED: 12/05/2015 - 02:38 pm

Why 'Chinese Democracy' Is Guns N' Roses' Second Best Album
Axl's overblown opus gets a bad rep, but it's better than you remember.

POSTED: 12/02/2015 - 03:27 pm

Why 'Real' Musicians Hate Guitarists
In the world of fine-art "musicians," we guitarists are not highly respected. That is OK though, the guitar is so popular that in certain cliques it is cool to hate on it. However high school that attitude is, they might actually have a few points on which we could improve. Let us piss out their fire of hate for the guitar with pure musical impunity!

POSTED: 11/02/2015 - 12:43 pm

How to Not Fuck Up Your Studio Session
An article about preparing for a day in the studio.

POSTED: 10/27/2015 - 11:53 am

10 Music Trends of 2015 That Would Freak Marty McFly Out
We don't have hoverboards, but we do have Babymetal.

POSTED: 10/21/2015 - 10:39 am

A Headbanger's Journey to Athens
A brief guide to some heavy metal hot-spots and experiences I had while traveling recently in Greece.

POSTED: 10/14/2015 - 09:22 am

10 Stories Behind Famous Band Names
How legendary names came to be.

POSTED: 09/26/2015 - 01:40 pm

10 Most Controversial TV Performances in Rock and Metal
A legitimate question - is anyone here still watching TV?

POSTED: 09/18/2015 - 09:21 am

10 of the Best Distortion Pedals of All Time
Tried and true.

POSTED: 09/14/2015 - 04:12 pm

9 Songs That Are Secretly Very Dirty
Those filthy boys!

POSTED: 09/12/2015 - 11:30 pm

How I Write Album Reviews, Part 2
Part 2 of how I write my album reviews, focusing more on my general approach rather than what I dislike about other people's writing!

POSTED: 08/28/2015 - 03:57 pm

10 Songs That Use Weird Instruments
Nothing spices a tune up like an odd music instrument.

POSTED: 08/28/2015 - 02:13 pm

Banhammer: Nine Metal Bands That Got Banned
It would seem that metal music isn't welcome everywhere.

POSTED: 08/21/2015 - 03:31 pm

How I Write Album Reviews, Part 1
A general guide on my album review writing process, to ensure strong picture of your thoughts on a record.

POSTED: 08/20/2015 - 04:28 pm

First Guitars of 11 Famous Guitarists
They all had to start with something.

POSTED: 08/14/2015 - 02:14 pm

Five Albums Metal Fans Are Ashamed of Having in Their Collections
They still like 'em, though.

POSTED: 08/07/2015 - 03:30 pm

10 Famous Left-Handed Guitarists Who Play Right-Handed
Some genuine legends we have here.

POSTED: 07/31/2015 - 02:28 pm

9 Highly Controversial Statements Made by Rock and Metal Musicians
Some legendary comments here.

POSTED: 07/24/2015 - 02:03 pm

Musicians' Checklist: 23 Little Things That Will Help You Nail Your Next Gig
These small things will help you promote your band and make every gig a great gig!

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 04:22 pm

Eight Pre-Fame Bands of Iconic Rock and Metal Musicians
They all had to start somewhere...

POSTED: 07/16/2015 - 03:49 pm

10 Songs Inspired by Movies
The seventh art having an impact on the fourth art.

POSTED: 07/10/2015 - 02:47 pm

10 Weirdest Rock Concert Locations
Some iconic shows here.

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 02:45 pm

9 Rejected Album Covers of Classic Records
For better or worse, these front covers never made the cut.

POSTED: 06/19/2015 - 04:12 pm

11 Onstage Injuries Sustained by Rock Musicians
Self-inflicted, fan-inflicted, gear-inflicted...

POSTED: 06/15/2015 - 02:15 pm

Every Time Metallica P-ssed Off Their Fans
Every album, almost.

POSTED: 06/05/2015 - 04:50 pm

10 Musicians Who Left the Band Just Before the Band Made Big Time
Walked out, got sacked, passed the gig - these dudes missed out the big league.

POSTED: 05/29/2015 - 02:54 pm

BB King: A Life Retrospective + Cool Moments
The life of a legend.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 02:48 am

8 Albums by Classic Bands With Poor Production
For better or worst, the production is not the strong side here.

POSTED: 05/15/2015 - 02:19 pm

10 Day Jobs of Famous Rock and Metal Musicians
Before and after fame, that is.

POSTED: 05/08/2015 - 04:09 pm

Top 11 Richest Rock Musicians
Find out who is the richest rock star.

POSTED: 05/02/2015 - 11:48 am

10 Rock and Metal Musicians Who Defeated Cancer
F-ck cancer.

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 01:56 pm

11 Rock Stars Who Are Good at Sports
Turns out rock and metal musicians can excel at sports too.

POSTED: 04/17/2015 - 02:39 pm

10 Unusual Hobbies of Rock Musicians
Rock royalty occasionally tends to have some strange hobbies.

POSTED: 04/03/2015 - 03:15 pm

10 Highly Educated Rock Musicians
"If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library." - Frank Zappa.

POSTED: 03/27/2015 - 04:57 pm

You Know You're a Guitarist If...
There's only one way to find out - read this post.

POSTED: 03/16/2015 - 12:37 pm

10 Statues Honoring Rock Greats
A list of sites honoring the all-time titans of rock.

POSTED: 03/13/2015 - 03:08 pm

The Fender Wide Range Humbucking Pickup: Past and Present
A quick history of the Fender Wide Range Humbucker, and a comparison with the modern reissue.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 03:51 pm

Why Americans Hate Instrumental Music
What happened to American music culture during the last few decades.

POSTED: 02/03/2015 - 12:19 pm

Have You Been Born Into the Wrong Generation?
Check the list to find out!

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 04:11 pm

5 Ways To Make Sure You're Not Actually Axl Rose
You'd better check yourself before you wreck yourself.

POSTED: 12/30/2014 - 12:38 pm

UG Picks: Best Practice Amps for Under $150
Here's an article highlighting five awesome practice amps that you can pick up for under $150.

POSTED: 12/19/2014 - 10:31 am

UG Picks: Five Effects Pedals That Every Guitarist Should Own
A quick and easy guide on must-have pedals for every guitarist.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 02:59 pm

UG Picks: Best Beginner Guitars for Under $200
Here is an article on guitars that come in at a lower price point of $200 that are geared towards beginner players.

POSTED: 12/08/2014 - 05:22 pm