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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

Paul Gilbert: If You Don't Bend, You Might as Well Not Play Guitar
Also, guitar master explains his tendency to utilize various gauges all the time.

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 11:38 pm

Watch: This Is What Robert Plant Sounds Like Singing Led Zeppelin in 2016
The singer performs live at the Austin City Limits, video footage available.

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 11:20 pm

Watch: Guitarist Covers 'Interstellar' Theme on Guitar, Absolutely Nails It
If you're into sexy dude feet, you're in for an even bigger treat!

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 09:28 pm

Pearl Jam's McCready: The Story Behind My 1959 Les Paul, It Plays Like No Other Guitar!
"I always use it when we play 'Alive'!", Mike says about the classic Gibson guitar.

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 09:11 pm

Eric Johnson: Why Every Guitarist Should Learn How to Play Piano
"It's like laying out a long piece of paper that has all the architectural plans for a building."

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

Learn Something: How to Turn 1 Guitar Lick Into 5 Guitar Licks
Or how to get "a different sounding version of the same thing."

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 07:00 pm

Joe Satriani: The Guitarist Whose Tone I Could Never Confuse With Anyone Else
"It's unbelievable how deep his universe is," Mr. Satch says

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 06:25 pm

Disturbed's Draiman: Why It's Unreasonable to Expect Young Bands to Be as Great as Metallica
DAVID explains that the "footprint" of the titans simply "can't possibly be replicated."

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 04:46 pm

Tosin Abasi: Why I Prefer 8-String Guitars to 6-String Guitars
Animals as Leaders guitar master also names guitarists that drew him to the extended range.

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 02:53 pm

Alex Lifeson: The Worst Songs Rush Ever Released, I Don't Know What We Were Thinking
Rush guitarist reveals the songs that simply didn't work out as expected for the boys, including stuff from the '70s and the '80s.

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 02:15 pm

Major Rock Hall Update: Pearl Jam Are 'A Heavy Favorite' for Rock Hall 2017 Induction!
List of newly eligible acts includes Tupac Shakur, PJ Harvey, Alanis Morissette, and more, full class of nominees coming tomorrow.

POSTED: 10/17/2016 - 01:35 pm

Dillinger Escape Plan: What Makes Our Final Album So Different
"Any normal producer or engineer will tell you, 'That is not how you make a record.'"

POSTED: 10/14/2016 - 01:37 pm

Mustaine: I Know Why I Was Fired From Metallica
"I would have done the same thing."

POSTED: 10/14/2016 - 01:13 pm

Learn Something: 7 Things You Should Do to Practice Guitar More Efficiently
"When we are trying to get over musical hurdles, sometimes the best way to do it is by looking at them in different ways."

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 08:05 pm

Rush's Lifeson: That Time I Did Ecstasy With My Wife, We Drank Orange Juice & Listened to Tool on 6k Watts
"We had such a ball."

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 07:34 pm

Madonna's Guitarist Monte Pittman Explains 3 Mind-Boggling Extreme Pick Slide Techniques
"How does he do it?", Kirk Hammett of the Metallica says...

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 05:51 pm

Tosin Abasi: How My Guitar Sound Is Made
Animals as Leaders guitar master presents the vital components of his guitar tone.

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 05:32 pm

Triggers Are Cult: 3 Kvlt Black/Death Metal Songs With Triggered Drums
Featuring classic Entombed, Morbid Angel and Mayhem...

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 05:09 pm

Ghost: How We're Different From Satanic Black Metal Bands
"Our image is definitely more black metal than it is new street metal, whereas our music is not, obviously."

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 03:25 pm

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature, World Reacts With Mixed Comments
"Next year, 50 Cent..."

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 02:38 pm

Watch: Kids Choir Covers Manowar + More Metal Classics, Manowar Reacts
Elementary school kids from Serbia deliver Manowar, Bruce Dickinson, Scorpions classics...

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 01:55 pm

Alice in Chains: Who Really Started the Grunge Movement
"It was so cool, because it was just our thing, and we weren't trying to impress anybody other than the people in our town."

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 01:35 pm

Joe Satriani: What Was Kirk Hammett Like as a Student
"At first he took Dave Mustaine's approach of playing blues rock over the progressions."

POSTED: 10/13/2016 - 01:10 pm

Opeth's Akerfeldt: If You're Looking to Get Into Prog, Don't Start With Rush, Start With These Guys
Mikael and Fredrik disagree about Rush being among ultimate prog greats...

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 08:40 pm

Groove Galore: Here's What You Get When You Combine 3-String Bass, Slide & Distortion Pedal
And a killer bassist Danny Sapko to drive the groove train...

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 08:24 pm

Ghost: What's the Point of Our Satanic Image
"It's more of a critique against mankind and how mankind is using fables in order to be mean to each other and to trick each other."

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 07:49 pm

Nita Strauss: My Favorite Song to Play Live
Alice Cooper's guitar lady also talks her top idols - Steve Vai and Jason Becker.

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 07:26 pm

Jeff Beck: Why Strat Always Beats Les Paul
Guitar legend explains his deep connection with the iconic Fender guitar.

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 06:59 pm

Watch: 10 Times Real-Life Rockstars Got Killed in Movies
Hey Paul!...

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 06:27 pm

RHCP: Internet Might Have Changed the Music Industry, But Recipe for Success Remains the Same
"Every generation has a different set of circumstances that they have to struggle with."

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 06:05 pm

Korn Praise the Return of Nu-Metal: People Missed Musicianship & Good Songs
"Why do you think we still listen to Led Zeppelin and the classics?"

POSTED: 10/12/2016 - 05:16 pm