Jul 1 2010 1:00AM
SOMETIMES IT’S NICE—COMFORTING EVEN—WHEN METAL is just metal. No dilly dallying with sub genres or crossover hybrids—just riff after punishing riff delivered with a hell spawn fury.
GP Flashback Tony Iommi October 1974
Jun 7 2010 9:30AM
Black Sabbath lead guitarist Tony Iommi stands well over six-feet tall and plays like he has six fingers. Not bad, since several years ago Tony hacked off the ends of his middle and ring fingers on his right hand (he plays
Jun 1 2010 1:00AM
WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND. THE LYRIC FROM Ratt’s 1984 hit “Round and Round” that famously upended the karma cliché is also an apt description of the revolving door employment policy of ’80s metal bands in general and
Jun 1 2010 1:00AM
Mike Keneally is one of those guys who can play anything. You know the type. He got a gig with Frank Zappa because he could play Zappa’s entire repertoire.
May 1 2010 1:00AM
GREATNESS CAN OFTEN BE MEASURED IN CONSISTENCY, and Slayer has not only been the most consistent metal band for nearly 30 years, it has been the most consistent and uncompromised musical act around. In Slayer’s world, you
Rusty Cooley Talks About the New Dean RC8 Guitar
Mar 22 2010 1:55PM
Watch Rusty Cooley detail his new 8 string signature model.
Atreyu's Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel
Mar 1 2010 1:00AM
ATREYU BLITZKRIEGED THEIR WAY TO THE TOP OF THE ORANGE County metalcore scene in the late ’90s, largely on the strength of Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel’s dual-guitar onslaught and the fervid vocals of charismatic frontman Alex
Geoff Pesche on Abbey Road Online Mastering with mp3 audio
Feb 27 2010 1:25AM
WE COVERED ABBEY ROAD’S ONLINE MASTERING service in the March 2010 issue of Guitar Player.
Jan 1 2010 5:30PM
“TV SHOWS CAN GET CANCELED, BUT THERE’S always music, games, and print,” says Brendon Small, co-creator of Adult Swim’s animated Metalocalypse series (now in its third season) and real-life guitarist, producer, and
Jan 1 2010 10:10AM
THERE’S NOT MUCH THAT CAN BE SAID about Def Leppard that hasn’t already been said on a Behind the Music or Classic Albums episode. For anyone who hasn’t turned on a TV or radio in the past 25 years, their saga goes something
Dec 1 2009 11:30AM
YOU’D THINK A BAND WOULD BE PRETTY MUCH SET BY THE TIME IT ROSE FROM THE trenches of a self-produced debut to become one of the most celebrated new metal bands of the decade—and to then ink a deal with the bigwigs at Atlantic.
Nov 1 2009 5:30AM
IN HIS BOOK THE 100 GREATEST METAL Guitarists, Joel McIver reserved the top spot for Dave Mustaine. Such lists always spark hot debate, but the person most surprised about McIver’s choice was Mustaine himself, who expressed
Interview Outtakes Tony Iommi Discusses Sabbaths Occult Past
Oct 20 2009 6:05PM
ON THE FIRST BLACK SABBATH ALBUM there were overt references to Lucifer and Satan, and there was an inverted cross image on the British version.
Rodrigo Sanchez of Rodrigo y Gabriela on the Dimebag Darrell Tribute “Atman” Featuring Testaments Alex Skolnick
Oct 16 2009 4:10PM
“DIME WAS A HERO TO BOTH GAB AND I,” says Rodrigo Sanchez. “When Pantera’s Cowboys from Hell album came out in 1990, it was very important to us because Metallica was going somewhere else, and they were the premier
Drop Dead Gorgeous Kyle Browning on Hot n Heavy Tone
Oct 1 2009 7:20PM
Post-hardcore stars Drop Dead, Gorgeous can be pretty tough on gear (check out the equipment-destroying video on their Myspace page for evidence). Here, guitarist Kyle Browning talks about what gear made the cut in the studio
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