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Learn Something: 1 Weird Trick to Memorize Pentatonic Patterns
"All pentatonic patterns look so vastly different, but I want you to start recognizing that they really aren't."

POSTED: 10/27/2016 - 10:05 pm

Brendon Small: The Real Reason Why Adult Swim Strongly Refused to Continue 'Metalocalypse'
Small shares his take on why the company gave such a strong NO despite the success of "Metelocalypse Now" campaign.

POSTED: 10/27/2016 - 08:32 pm

Varg Vikernes: The Most Important Thing to Be Aware of About Me Killing Euronymous
"If you kill somebody, you have nothing to be ashamed of as long as you have a good reason to do so."

POSTED: 10/27/2016 - 06:04 pm

Watch: Lady Gaga Sings Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog,' Absolutely Nails It
Pop star compares her vocal chords to a vagina, explains how to deliver strong rock vocals properly.

POSTED: 10/27/2016 - 03:39 pm

Scale the Summit Part Ways With Drummer & Bassist Over Money Issues, Announce New Drummer
J.C. Bryant and bassist Mark Michell are out, Charlie Engen is in on drums. Read the full statement inside.

POSTED: 10/27/2016 - 03:20 pm

RHCP Admit It: The Hendrix Song We Ripped Off on 'Breaking the Girl'
Drummer Chad Smith says Mitch Mitchell's influence is very apparent.

POSTED: 10/27/2016 - 01:22 pm

Sir Cliff Richard to Sue BBC and South Yorkshire Police
After a live broadcast of a raid on his home was shown on BBC television, Sir Cliff Richard is seeking damages.

POSTED: 10/27/2016 - 12:56 pm

Today in Killer Musicians: The 'Andy McKee of Bass Guitar' Is Back!
His name is Dmitry Lisenko, check out the new tune "Flat Earth" inside...

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 07:17 pm

The Who's Roger Daltrey: Rap Is Far More Relevant Than Rock Today
"The sadness for me is that rock has reached a dead end," The Who singer says.

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 06:46 pm

Lars: When Is Metallica Going to Remix 'Justice' to Have More Bass
"I asked Jason about it a couple weeks ago and he said, 'I think they should leave it the way it is,'" Eddie Trunk says.

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 06:11 pm

Report: Adam Jones Says Tool Have 2 Albums Worth of New Material, But Only 5 Songs Match Their Criteria
"Once 90% of the instrumentals are there Maynard comes into write (that's how Maynard likes to work)."

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 05:37 pm

Watch Elders React to System of a Down: 'Obnoxious Stuff'
"Self-righteous suicide? So delightful..."

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 05:18 pm

Dr. Dre Sued for Hiring Hitmen
A lawsuit has been announced against Dr. Dre by Marios Knight, a man currently awaiting trial for murder.

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 02:10 pm

Bowie Art Collection to Be Auctioned
Full exhibit to be displayed for 10 days before being sold off for an expected £10m.

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 01:21 pm

Exclusive Cover Story Excerpt From the Latest Guitar Tricks Insider Issue: Joe Bonamassa
In the new issue of Guitar Tricks Insider, Joe Bonamassa opens up to writer Mike Mettler about his primary musical strengths and weaknesses.

POSTED: 10/26/2016 - 08:40 am

Courtney Love: What Made Kurt Cobain Jealous of Eddie Vedder
Hole frontwoman says there was definitely a rivalry going on between Seattle icons.

POSTED: 10/25/2016 - 08:16 pm

Phil Anselmo: Why I Love The Cure So Much
The voice of Pantera what draws him to Robert Smith and the gang.

POSTED: 10/25/2016 - 06:51 pm

Steve Harris: Getting Young Bands to Pay to Open for You Is a Dick Move, We'll Never Do It
Iron Maiden leader says such approach is "just wrong."

POSTED: 10/25/2016 - 06:34 pm

Learn Something: Here's an Interactive Circle of 5ths to Teach You Some Essential Theory
They say knowing this stuff is crucial for any guitarist...

POSTED: 10/25/2016 - 06:09 pm

Top 10 Riffs to Troll Guitar Center
How to make GC employees and innocent bystanders see you as an insufferable retard.

POSTED: 10/25/2016 - 05:22 pm

Ghost: The Good Thing & the Bad Thing About Today's Music Industry
"I think it's better now than a decade ago in the sense that you do have the streaming and all that."

POSTED: 10/25/2016 - 03:11 pm

Opeth Bassist: If You're a Great Musician, You Should Be Able to Make Any Instrument Sound Good
"I believe 50% or even 70% of the sound is in your fingers," Mr. Martin Mendez says.

POSTED: 10/24/2016 - 09:19 pm

Brian May Forced to Cancel Remainder of 2016 Plans Due to 'A Persistent Illness'
"I got myself in a very depleted state," Queen guitarist says.

POSTED: 10/24/2016 - 09:08 pm

Maynard: Being an Obnoxious Judgmental Asshole Is How My Success Started
"It was that tipping point where you either become a serial killer or a rock star," Tool vocalist says.

POSTED: 10/24/2016 - 08:42 pm

Corey Taylor Remembers Being Banned From Joining Anthrax: 'So Pissed!'
"I was starting to write lyrics. And then it all went to hell," Slipknot singer says about being offered to join thrash giants back in 2007.

POSTED: 10/24/2016 - 05:05 pm

Steven Wilson: The One Guitar Effect I Absolutely Can't Stand
Steven. Cannot. Stand. It.

POSTED: 10/24/2016 - 04:09 pm

John 5: How I Feel About Non-Musicians Buying Vintage Guitars
"You don't have to be a painter to buy a painting," the guitarist explains.

POSTED: 10/24/2016 - 03:41 pm

Sting: 'Songwriting Is the Hardest Intellectual Pursuit in My Life'
"It's the hardest thing, the most painful thing. The thing I avoid like the plague."

POSTED: 10/24/2016 - 09:26 am

GN'R Report: Why Steven Adler Didn't Rejoin the Band Full-Time & Why Matt Sorum Wasn't Involved at All
LA Weekly reporter shares inside info regarding the drummer situation of reunited Guns N' Roses.

POSTED: 10/22/2016 - 09:00 pm

Marty Friedman: I Love Black Veil Brides, Their Guitarist Is Amazing!
His name is Jinxx, and he'll be making a guest appearance on Marty's new album, on VIOLIN...

POSTED: 10/22/2016 - 07:39 pm

It's Official: Danny Worsnop Is Back in Asking Alexandria, New Singer Denis Stoff Is Out
Guitarist Ben Bruce says "there are a number of reasons for" the band's split with Denis.

POSTED: 10/22/2016 - 05:13 pm

Report: Guns N' Roses European Tour Dates 2017 Finally Revealed!
New report claims the band is set to hit Europe in the summer, the trek's specific stops revealed.

POSTED: 10/21/2016 - 04:13 pm

Interesting Guitar Discussion: Is Taylor Swift the New Eddie Van Halen?
Not in terms of guitar proficiency, of course. Just hear the guy out...

POSTED: 10/20/2016 - 08:50 pm

John 5: What I Look for When I Go to Guitar Store

POSTED: 10/20/2016 - 03:08 pm

Metallica Offering Your Band a Chance to Open for Them on Upcoming Tour!
Metal giants want to give local bands a chance to show what they got, info on how to apply inside.

POSTED: 10/20/2016 - 01:53 pm

Turns Out Guys From Tool & Metallica Have Inside Jokes About Their Albums Taking So Damn Long
'How are you doing with your record?' 'I don't know, how are you doing with yours?'

POSTED: 10/20/2016 - 01:14 pm

Dave Grohl Revealed to Be on the Board of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Grohl personally told this to Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell during the Foos' comeback show.

POSTED: 10/20/2016 - 12:39 pm

Watch: John 5 Rocks Out on Super-Small Marshall Micro Amp, Here's What It Sounded Like
Science proves it: the toan is in the Tele!

POSTED: 10/19/2016 - 10:18 pm

Akerfeldt & Wilson: Why We Don't Get Guitar Nerds
"Shredding is not music for me," Mr. Wilson says.

POSTED: 10/19/2016 - 07:02 pm

Watch: Anthony Kiedis' 9-Year-Old Son Joins RHCP Onstage
It was during "Dreams of a Samurai," the crowed said it was adorable...

POSTED: 10/19/2016 - 06:06 pm

Amy Lee: The Evanescence Song That's Impossible to Sing
"You need an extra pair of lungs to actually sing it," the vocalist points out.

POSTED: 10/19/2016 - 04:31 pm

7 Reasons Why New Guitars Are Better Than Vintage Guitars
"Many of today's best luthiers are building guitars that surpass all but the most exceptional vintage examples."

POSTED: 10/19/2016 - 04:21 pm

It's Happening: Foo Fighters Are Back From Hiatus!
The boys party in style with members of Sex Pistols, KISS, and more. Read Sammy Hagar's report inside...

POSTED: 10/19/2016 - 01:52 pm

Wednesday Question: Artists Whose Final Album Was a Masterpiece
As always, votes and nominations inside...

POSTED: 10/19/2016 - 12:59 pm

Rock Hall 2017 Nominees Revealed: Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Janet Jackson & More
Bad Brains, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC5, Steppenwolf...

POSTED: 10/18/2016 - 08:19 pm

Maynard: Religion's a Marketing Plan to Trick You to Give 10% of Income to Some Child-Molesting Fuckhead
"...or trick you into giving up your civil rights over some storybook," Tool singer says.

POSTED: 10/18/2016 - 07:37 pm

Geezer: Sabbath Started as a 6-Piece Band, Iommi Used to Bully Ozzy in School
Black Sabbath bassist shares some interesting info from the band's early days...

POSTED: 10/18/2016 - 07:03 pm

Steve Vai: The Worst Gig I Ever Played
"Instead of sounding full and powerful, it sounded like a deranged mosquito."

POSTED: 10/18/2016 - 06:34 pm

Steven Wilson: What Makes Guthrie Govan Way Different Than Other Shredders
"He's known as a shredder, Guthrie Govan, but he's not really," the musician points out.

POSTED: 10/18/2016 - 05:52 pm

GN'R Revealed Among Artists Taking Drastic Measures to Prevent Fans From Using Phone Cameras During Shows
Axl and the boys named among acts using "lockable pouches designed to keep phones out of fans' hands."

POSTED: 10/18/2016 - 03:01 pm