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Guitar World Magazine

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Texas Musicians Remember Johnny Winter

    For more than 50 years, Johnny Winter made his guitar sing the blues. A lightning fast player mixed with a growling voice, Winter was part of a long lineage of Texas blues guitarists like Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan who simply didn't just play the blues but channeled them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Fifteen Blues Artists to Watch in 2014

    Every generation has an underground music scene that only an elite group of fans and the NSA know of. In the '60s, psychedelic music, for example, exploded onto the hippies' counterculture scene with music by The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. (And let's not forget the Velvet Undergroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    How to Play Guitar: The 10 Essential YouTube Videos

    In the late '80s/early '90s, if you wanted to become a guitarslinger but couldn't afford lessons, your options were limited to guitar tab in a magazine like Guitar World or Guitar One, your old man or some other drunken family member willing to show you a chord or two before slapping you with a beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Eight Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: July 4-10

    If you haven't been able to tell yet from all of our Willie Nelson content on DC9 at Night this week, it's Willie Nelson Week here on the music blog! I know! We love him just as much as you do. But don't worry, we've got some other awesome options for the people who either can't make it out to see W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Ten Douchiest Guitar Players of All Time

    Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axeman/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock & roll sexy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    10 Heavy Metal Albums You Need to Hear Before You Die

    In the near or not so-near future,when you're lying on your deathbed, you'll reflect on things in your life that you've failed to accomplish: the kiss you never gave, the boss you never slugged and the metal album you never bought because your partner was bitching about the money that you "wasted o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    The 15th Anniversary of The Old 97's Too Far to Care and Rhett Miller's Solo Album: Does Anyone Still Care?

    Fifteen years ago this month, the Old 97's released their major label debut, Too Far to Care. Last week, frontman Rhett Miller released his latest solo record, The Dreamer. Darryl Smyers and Eric Grubbs sat down and talked about the legacy of Too Far to Care, and whether or not it's a bigger deal th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Listomania: Ranking the 10 Best Seattle Grunge Bands of the '90s

    ​On December 31, 2009, when Chris Cornell tweeted that the "Knights of the Soundtable" would "ride again," fans assumed 2010 would become known as the year of Soundgarden, finding the '90s grunge legends reforming and regaining their once dominant form. Disappointingly, they were only half right; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Listomania: Top Five Lead Singer Switcheroos

    Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?​In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Congratulations, City of Sherman: You're Having The Best Week Ever.

    Bustling, ain't it.​A cursory Wikipedia search tells me that the City of Sherman has at least a little musical history--well more than I was a aware, at least--as the hometowns of Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame saxophone player Buddy Tate and country music icon Buck Owens.But, the Owens-hosted Hee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Vinnie Paul Announces Plans For Another Dimebag Bio--And He's Endorsing This One

    Roger Caldwell Ah, yes. What would a week be without another head-spinning look into the nutty world of book publishing--as applied to biographies about the late, great Dimebag Darrell. Sure, you already know about the so-called "controversy" surrounding Zac Crain's book. And, if you've been up on y ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007
  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Hijinks at Trees

    Long-overdue debuts

  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    Time captured in its flight

    James Bland's postcards from the edge of a scene

  • Music

    February 1, 1996

    Surf and turf

    Austin's Teisco Del Rey resurrects the lost art of the twang

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