Ubisoft’s Rocksmith+ guitar learning service arrives on PC next week

Ubisoft’s Rocksmith+ subscription service will arrive on September 6th, the publisher announced today. Following a nearly year-long delay, the guitar learning platform will be available on PC exclusively through the Ubisoft Store. With 5,000 songs available at lunch, including tunes from Alicia Keys, The Clash and Santana, Ubisoft claims Rocksmith+ will feature the “largest catalog […]

Taylor’s radical new acoustic guitar design proves that a centuries-old musical instrument can be high-tech

Taylor Taylor Guitars has been in business since the early 1970s. It has always defined itself by a culture of innovation in a world where acoustic guitars are based on very old designs. It recently pushed the envelope with a new bracing system that’s a big departure from what guitar makes have been doing for […]

Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy dead at 88 – WATCH his The Blues Brothers scene with Aretha Franklin

The news of Murphy’s death was confirmed by his nephew Floyd Murphy Jr on Facebook. The Blues Brothers guitarist died at his home in Miami, Florida on June 15. Murphy was one of the original members of The Blues Brothers band, which he joined in 1978 when it was just a Saturday Night Live sketch. […]

Bannerman – Brutal Sword Duels To The Sounds Of Soothing Acoustic Guitar

Bannerman is heartless in its violence, pitting players against clever opponents who will carve them up if they fight carelessly. Blocks, parries, and knowing when to deliver that one precise strike is all that will keep players alive, but even as players struggle to survive in a war-torn world, acoustic guitars and folk instruments will […]

Babushka blues: Video of Belarus granny playing guitar with a light bulb goes viral

Published time: 20 May, 2017 12:50 A video of a Belarusian granny in the street playing blues on the guitar with a light bulb has so far received over six million views. Most of the people commenting on the viral YouTube video were touched by the performance, and wondered about the woman’s fate. “So many […]

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: automatic guitar tuners and 3D metal printers

At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to […]

The Voice UK: Viewers SLAM Gavin Rossdale for pretending to play guitar with Bush

Fans of the ITV singing competition were less than pleased with Gavin’s performance after he took to the stage with his band Bush to perform new track Mad Love. Many took to Twitter to criticise the performance, with quite a few picking up on the fact that it didn’t look like the guitar he was […]

A Musical Indie Game Starring A Teen With A Cosmic Guitar

The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti Game designer Johnny Galvatron first doodled the monsters of The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti in his student math book, years ago. “I wasn’t a great math student,” he said, delightfully pointing out The Artful Escape ’s space whale and “suborbital jellyfish.” The short PAX East demo of The Artful […]