“A versatile guitar capable of covering many bases, and perfect for nailing your favourite Maiden tunes?” wrote reviewer Hayden Hewitt. ”What more could you need, bar the white high tops and tight strides? Okay then, ‘Wasted Years’ on four: one, two, three…” Continue reading →
In his latest “Metal For Life” column in the December 2012 issue of Guitar World, “Metal” Mike Chlasciak demonstrates a variety of ways to bring more melodic content to power-chord ideas using small two-note chord voicings.
The lesson takes a few stock chord progressions and shows how players can make more interesting and effective rhythm parts.
Watch Metal Mike in the clips below and visit his official website to check out his new EP, This is War.
Anthrax’s Scott Ian has been delving deep into the horror genre with his new web series Blood & Guts, and we’ve rounded up three new episodes just in time for Halloween.
In the videos below, Ian talks with the legendary Gary Tunnicliffe of the Hellraiser franchise, gets the full splatter treatment from mask-maker Jerry Constantine and goes undercover with a new persona from makeup artist Jennifer Aspinall (Saturday Night Live, The Toxic Avenger).
RedOne Production is behind some of the biggest pop songs to come out in recent years, and guitarist Geo Slam is an integral part of that process.
An avid Jackson enthusiast, the Swedish Slam had a hand in tracks by Jason Derulo, Porcelain Black and Priyanka. Members of RedOne’s team have also worked with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj to name just a few pop sensations.
Having grown up listening to some of the finest shredders, Slam still takes his Jackson Adrian Smith signature model into the studio to cut radio-friendly tunes that continuously blow up the airwaves.
JacksonGuitars.com recently caught up with Slam to talk about his career and transition into this unlikely pop genre. Continue reading →