Dean Shredder Search Winner Announced from Dean Dean has announced the winner of their Shredder Search contest. The lucky shredder? A guy in geek glasses and a bow tie.

Dean Shredder Search Winner Announced

from Dean


Dean has announced the winner of their Shredder Search contest. The lucky shredder? A guy in geek glasses and a bow tie. No joke. You gotta see this guy play...

Download Perry's "Run Rudolph Run" For Free

from Gibson


Just in time to drive your relatives crazy, Joe Perry is offering a free download of his version of "Run Rudolph Run." You should probably click this link to see his kind of ridiculous video that accompanies the song.

Alex Lifeson Gives Guitar Hero Thumbs Up

from Truth in Shredding


In this interview, Alex Lifeson says that Guitar Hero is a positive influence. The game is certainly bringing the music of Rush and other bands to a younger generation, though he's probably not as appreciative of the game as this poorly-Photoshopped illustration may suggest.

The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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Jazz virtuoso Lionel Loueke joins us in contemplating who we’d put at the helm while making the album of a lifetime. Plus, musical obsessions!

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