Bosnian Rainbows Leader Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Details His New Guitar Rig
Former At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López recently gave a candid interview with Total Guitar, in which he spills the details about his current guitar rig for his new project, Bosnian Rainbows.
Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin to Conduct Yamaha Live Drum Clinic Tour
If you're a drummer living on the West Coast that is looking to improve your hard rock skills, you may be interested to know that Godsmack's Shannon Larkin will be conducting a series of free drum clinics along the coast, starting in August.
Former Megadeth Guitarist Marty Friedman Offers ‘Exotic Guitar’ Loop Library
What if all it took to add some of Marty Friedman's incredible chops to your music was a simple point and click? The former Megadeth guitarist's new 'Exotic Guitar' loop library is designed for that specific purpose. Each of the library's 65 loops were personally developed and recorded by Friedman, and offer you the chance to infuse his diverse skills and mind-blowing fretwork into your music at a
Kiss’ Tommy Thayer Fulfills Childhood Dream With Epiphone Spaceman Guitar
Kiss lead guitarist and modern-day "Spaceman" Tommy Thayer recently fielded questions submitted by fans through Guitar World's website. Thayer's candid responses reveal what it's like being in the legendary group, as well as his excitement with achieving a life-long dream of having a signature guitar.
Lamb of God’s Willie Adler Joins AllAxess.com Platinum Music Lesson Series
As part of Lamb of God’s searing dual-guitar onslaught, guitarist Willie Adler has unquestionably become one of the premier players in metal. Now, through a partnership with AllAxess.com, Adler is giving guitarists everywhere the opportunity to have an in-depth look at his distinctive playing style, and learn many of the riffs and warm-up exercises that he’s developed over the years.
Middle Class Rut’s Zack Lopez Discusses the Evolution of His Touring Guitar Rig
Following the recent release of their second album, Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez sat down with Music Radar to discuss the evolution of his band, specifically focusing on their expanding live lineup and the gear that the band relies on to form their distinctive sound.
Slipknot’s Mick Thomson Details His Signature Ibanez MTM1 RG Guitar
As a guitarist in one of metal's most brutal acts, Slipknot's Mick Thomson demands a lot from his gear. His signature line of guitars from Ibanez helps him deliver the punishing riffs that help form the backbone of Slipknot's unique brand of metal. Thomson recently sat down with Total Guitar to give a brief overview of his MTM1 signature guitar.
Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Discusses the Legendary ‘Bass of Doom’
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently sat down with Fender to discuss his love of the company's instruments, the impact that they've had on the music that he loves, and he offered an update on the current status of the "Bass of Doom," originally owned by his idol, Jaco Pastorius.
Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates Offers Guitar Master Class Contest
Are you ready to take your rock guitar skills to the next level? Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates is hoping so -- and he's even offering you a helping hand. Gates has teamed up with Schecter Guitar Research and Guitar Center to offer you the chance to attend a personal master class with the highly influential guitarist, in which you’ll receive exclusive one-on-one guitar instruction, advice on f
Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook Unleashes New Gibson Guitar at 2013 Mayhem Festival
If you're planning on heading to the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this year, chances are you'll spot Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook laying waste to the audience with his new signature Gibson M-4 Sherman Explorer. Hook -- a self-proclaimed diehard fan of the iconic guitar that Gibson originally introduced in 1958 -- teamed up with Gibson last year to design his signature