At the this year’s NAMM Show, representatives from the Music Zoo got Guthrie Govan together with Charvel Master Builder Chip Ellis to talk about the Aristocrats axeman’s new signature guitar.
The two discussed the unique aspects of the model, in addition to some of the challenges that they overcame to get to the final masterpiece.
In addition, Govan will appear at the Music Zoo in Roslyn, N.Y., on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. to host a clinic and gear demo. The virtuoso guitarist will also participate in an interview moderated by Guitar World contributing editor and columnist Andy Aledort and a meet-and-greet with fans.
Watch Govan and Ellis’ conversation after the jump and click here for tickets to the exciting event.
British hard-rockers Skarlett Riot has released a new video for the track “Rising.”
The single comes off the band’s latest EP, We Are the Brave, which comes out Feb. 16.
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Stone Sour guitarist Christian Martucci recently sat down with representatives from ENGL Amps to talk about why he wanted to use the Retro Tube 50 head during his band’s live shows.
In addition, he runs through a song he put together with Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga and Strung Out bassist Chris Aiken while wielding a beautiful ash Charvel guitar.
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The great Guthrie Govan recently answered a few questions from fans during a master class at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London.
The Aristocrats axeman talked about his favorite type of places to play and some of the best advice he’s ever received in the music industry.
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Mike Orlando was one of the artists on hand over the weekend to honor guitar royalty at the “Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration of a Guitar Legend” concert at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.
The Adrenaline Mob axeman had an important job, too, as he lent his prodigious talents to a version of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” in which he had to play both acoustic and electric.
Joined by bassist Phil Soussan, drummer Brian Tichy and vocalist/bassist Michael Devin, Orlando performed the classical intro to the song before unleashing the fury with his Charvel Desolation series guitar.
Watch some fan-shot footage of Orlando after the jump. (more…)
With their new album and DVD combo, Culture Clash Live, coming out this week, the Aristocrats have released a video of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann performing the title track.
Watch the “Culture Clash” after the jump and pick up Culture Clash Live here. (more…)
All That Remains has an album titled The Order of Things set to drop on Feb. 24, but fans don’t have to wait too long for a taste of the new music.
The Massachusetts-based band officially dropped the record’s first single, a heavy-hitter called “This Probably Won’t End Well” that they will likely be incorporating into their live sets during their upcoming tour.
Stream “This Probably Won’t End Well” after the jump. (more…)
With a new album called Mind Games coming out Jan. 13, New Jersey post-hardcore band Palisades recently released a video for the sophomore effort’s title track.
Palisades teamed up with Philadelphia rapper Champs on the track, which adds a hip-hop feel to the music. Check out the video after the jump. (more…)
Blues master Joe Bonamassa certainly knows how to pass the time when he’s hanging out before a live show. During a recent stop in Greenville, S.C., in support of his new album, Different Shades of Blue, Bonamassa pulled out a vintage Charvel guitar that was inspired by the striped instruments Eddie Van Halen made famous, posting an impromptu jam on his Facebook wall.
“Here is some a backstage partying with an original 1978 Charvel black-and-yellow stripe guitar just like Mr Van Halen’s,” Bonamassa wrote in the video’s description. “No red M&Ms, no dancing girls, just a bunch of Diet Cokes and reverb.”
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Chasing Safety recently released a video for the track “Far Away,” which comes off the band’s debut full-length album, Season of the Dead.
The clip shows footage of the Cherry Hill, N.J., hardcore merchants roaring through “Far Away” while a tie-wearing man seems to be losing his grip on sanity. Adding to the intensity is a healthy dose of jerky-jerky camera cuts that really keep the viewer on edge.
Watch “Far Away” after the jump. (more…)