Co-written by pop star Shawn Mendes, the track is expected to be found on the band’s upcoming sixth album. The country band also picked up the CMT Group Video of the Year for the song’s corresponding music video, which focuses on the journey of a young man dealing with PTSD after returning home from war.
Watch the full performance below, and catch Zac Brown Band on tour here.
Dee Snider released the high-octane live music video for the single “Tomorrow’s No Concern” off his upcoming fourth studio album, For the Love of Metal, due out July 27.
“[‘Tomorrow’s No Concern’] is the perfect bookend to my year in metal and beautifully shows the growing enthusiasm for my new music from my legion of heavy metal ‘Dee-sciples’!,” Snider said in a statement.
In the live video directed by Leo Libertine and shot during a stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the former Twisted Sister frontman’s distinctive growl rips through the air while guitarist Nick Petrino provides the blazing dexterity on a Charvel San Dimas® Style 1 HH FR M QM.
Watch the full music video below, and catch Snider on tour here.
Angus Clark showed off impressive chops on his Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HH FR M QM alongside the legendary Cher during a recent stop on her Here We Go Again Tour 2019 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Seymour Duncan® Full Shred bridge pickup and a Seymour Duncan Jazz neck pickup in the Pro-Mod DK24 provided the tone for Clark’s pristine intro to “Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) and paired ideally with the songstress’s smoky vocals in her iconic song “I Found Someone.”
Watch the clips of Angus’s performances below, and catch Cher on tour here.
Swedish melodic death metal band Evergrey recently released the music video for the insanely heavy song “All I Have” off eleventh studio album The Atlantic.
Guitarist Henrick Danhage kicks off the song with an incredible riff on his custom Charvel that blends perfectly with Tom S. Englund’s pristine vocals. Then, while Danhage taps out an amazing solo, the footage cuts to Englund traversing a forest blanketed in snow in search of a buried chest.
Give the full song a listen below, and catch Evergrey on tour here.
Premier Guitar magazine’s John Bohlinger caught up with Jake E Lee during Red Dragon Cartel’s recent tour for an episode of Rig Rundown, in which the axe fiend showed off his iconic Charvel signature guitars.
Lee’s signature models feature a unique HSS pickup configuration with a Seymour Duncan® JB Alnico II humbucking bridge and a pair of DiMarzio® SDS-1 single-coils mounted at a reverse slant.
“[The reverse slant] gives a little more bite to the bass strings and a little more depth to the treble strings,” added Lee, right before using Whitey to run through the myriad of tones on his pedal board.
Check out Lee in the full Rig Rundown interview below.
To say Angel Vivaldi knows a thing or two about guitar is an understatement. The axe genius has spent the better part of 17 years perfecting his craft to what it is today, and getting there meant overcoming several hurdles.
“I grew up with a lot of obstacles standing in my way of playing guitar, whether it was being very poor or having little-to-no support,” says Angel Vivaldi in an exclusive interview with Charvel. “Things like lessons and adequate gear were way out of the question. I spent a lot of time by myself just exploring the guitar, using my ear as a guide.”
Despite these setbacks, Vivaldi would soldier on and build an illustrious career in instrumental-prog rock with albums like Away With Words, Part 1 and Synapse. As his career blossomed, so did his need for an instrument that could keep up with his fiery fretwork.
“I remember playing with tons of different bands, some were in drop B and some were in drop C,” explains Vivaldi. “I couldn’t afford a guitar to play with each of these bands, so I figured if I had a 7-string I could cover all my bases. Sure enough, it did! Now it’s just become a huge part of how I riff and write.”
In early 2017, Charvel sent the guitarist a DK24 model to take for a spin. The guitar virtuoso immediately admired the classic-yet-unconventional approach Charvel took to crafting state-of-the-art instruments.
“I fell in love with the philosophy behind what Charvel does — breaking rules on traditional guitars,” says Vivaldi. “I found this philosophy really falls in line with my own philosophy of fusing modern-era guitar building with the blue prints of classic tradition.”
“To be honest, I didn’t expect to fall in love as much as I did,” continues Vivaldi grinning. “I was initially sent a 6-string DK24. The fact that I am a 7-string player who fell in love with a 6-string says a lot.”
This partnership would eventually spawn the Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 Nova, an elegant 7-string guitar loaded with premium features and designed for an array of playing, from heavy metal riffs to articulate blues solos.
“The name Nova really represents so much of what I feel like this guitar stands for… which is driven innovation and creativity,” says Vivaldi of his signature model.
Watch the in-depth interview below, which includes a full rundown of the features on his signature axe as well as enticing playing snippets of his songs.
“If you’re like me and don’t want to play guitars that suck, you’re going to like these a lot because they’re the best-sounding, best-playing rock guitars,” promises Steel Panther guitarist Satchel in an exclusive new Charvel video about his Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK models.
An ultimate rock machine, the Satchel Pro-Mod DK is locked and loaded with premium appointments including an alder Dinky™ body, rock-solid two-piece bolt-on maple neck, blazing 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard and Fishman® Fluence Classic bridge and neck humbucking pickups.
“I love the way they sound,” says Satchel. “They make it easy to rock, especially for heavy metal. When you’re looking for a high-gain, high-saturated tone, these pickups sound amazing.”
In his spec rundown (sometimes on point and sometimes totally false), Satchel also praises its Floyd Rose trem, calling it “one of the best systems ever made” and calls out the “huge benefit” of the heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel.
If you’re not sold on the specs alone, Satchel assures you that the brand-new Slime Green Bengal finish or more familiar Yellow Bengal dressing will emphatically seal the deal.
“Even if you’re not a good guitar player, hang them on your wall,” he says. “These guitars look great in houses and apartments. Hang these in your bathroom or living room — girls go crazy for them!”
Oh, and if you like skateboards, we’ve got one of those with Satchel’s Yellow Bengal print, too! Pester your local authorized Charvel dealers for one of those.
Watch Satchel’s lively interview below, and catch Steel Panther on tour here.
Digital Tour Bus caught up with Angel Vivaldi on a stop during his Guitar Collective 2018 tour for a look at his rig, which of course included his Charvel Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 Nova.
“This guitar is that old school and new school type of hybrid,” said Vivaldi.
The Nova boasts a slew of premium features including a reverse 7-string Fender Strat headstock tilted back for improved string tension at the nut, a recessed heel and scooped lower horn for easy upper fret access and a Gotoh® custom 7-string 510 tremolo bridge.
Known for constant antics and humor, Steel Panther’s Satchel also boasted about his impersonation skills during the final show of their European tour. With Greek guitar phenom Gus G. proving support, Satchel informed the crowd that he was about to pull off a wardrobe change and then do “an impersonation of Gus G. doing an impersonation of Randy Rhoads that is going to blow your f***ing minds.”
A few beats later and armed with his signature Charvel Pro-Mod DK, “Satchel” returned to the stage as “Gus G.” and gave a stellar performance of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” which only makes sense given the virtuoso spent nearly a decade as Osbourne’s guitarist.
Guitar wizard Chris Impellitteri and his eponymous band Impellitteri took on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed “Phantom of the Opera” with a unique speed/power metal type approach.
As Impellitteri explained to Guitar World, it’s a song he had wanted to remake since he was a kid.
“When we created our musical arrangement for this song our collective band vision was to basically take the Phantom on a wild musical ride through Hell!,” he stated. “We wanted to turn the song into a speed/power metal type song. I will say our version can seem fairly challenging to play as a guitarist due to the various complex scale sequences, modes and speed at which we are playing. At the same time the lead vocals are quite brutal on our singer, Rob Rock, as he had to sing both the male tenor part as well as the female vocal part, which resides in the alto and soprano ranges.”
As for Impellitteri, he is simply masterful on guitar — fluidly reaching his high notes on his custom Charvel Strat, played through various modified Marshall amps, pedals and speaker cabs.
The track, which appears on his latest The Nature of the Beast album, recently received the full music video treatment, which cuts between green tinted clips of the band performing the track live and imagery from the horror film.