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Nick Menza Releasing Drumkit Video From His Megadeth Years [Video]

With rumors flying that Nick Menza has rejoined Megadeth for the upcoming recording that should begin March 17th, Nick is fueling the excitement for Megadeth again by releasing some cool behind the kit footage from his time in Megadeth.

Check out these short videos from Nick's upcoming 'Decade With Deth', which is his first ever instruction DVD.

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Bass Player Friend of Jeff Pilson’s Hides Stolen Guitar for 15 Years

Back in the '80s, Dokken was a huge band.

The group played all over the world to sold-out shows, and had super-huge hair.

The band's members stalked by hot chicks, and lived the rock star lifestyle. They also had a lot of cool guitars.

Apparently, one of the bass guitars that Jeff Pilson owned, a favorite 1985 Spector bass, went missing somewhere along the way -- and Jeff was bummed.

Not long after, a guy bought the bass in a store, after being told that it had been previously owned by Jeff Pilson, and sold. The guy used the bass for many years, playing all his gigs and recordings with it -- and eventually became friends with Pilson.

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15-Year-Old Tina S Conquers Dragonforce’s ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ on Guitar [Video]

Tina S has been making YouTube waves a lot recently, with some amazing play-throughs of great songs, and now she's upping the ante for her playing. She's throwing down the gauntlet for all those who had 'Through the Fire and Flames' beaten on Rock Band Guitar Hero. (Updated to correct my lack of game knowledge. Thanks guys!)

She's cranked up her expensive Vigier guitar again and does an amazing play-through of this speedy note-fest!

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Mark From Nothing More Shows You His Guitars and Touring Gear [Video]

Nothing More has had a big year or so, with the release of their self-titled album, and they've come all the way from San Antonio to visit us a few times in the last year! They even played paintball with some GRD winners last summer!

Check out this cool video with guitarist Mark Vollelunga on the road, where he shows his cool new carbon-fiber guitar, his effects, amps, and talks about all the gear he loves to use on the road, and in the studio!

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Guitar Upgrades – Can You Hear the Difference in Pickups? [Video]

Today was guitar day for me, and I've been really looking forward to doing this video and guitar upgrade. I've recently gotten some new pickups for one of my favorite guitars, my EC-1000, from ESP/LTD.

It's a great guitar, and I've played the hell out of it for years, but the pickups have been bugging me for a while now.

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Guitar Master Zakk Wylde Launches Wylde Audio, His Own Guitar and Amp Company [Video]

Zakk Wylde made his name with Ozzy for a lot of years, before he started Black Label Society and grew a huge beard, became a Viking guitar god, and began to bulk up. He's played pretty much everywhere in the world, played pretty much every brand of guitar around, and knows what they should be.

So, naturally, he's decided to launch his own brand of guitars and amps, with Wylde Audio.

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Dean Guitars Reveals Wayne Static Tribute Guitar [Video]

Before Wayne Static passed away last year, he was about to hit the road on another tour, and placed an order with Dean Guitars for some new gear. He'd asked for a couple new custom versions of his Dean Modifier ML for the trek.

Unfortunately, he never got to tour with these guitars.

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Guitar Playing Filmed from Inside a Guitar Looks Really Cool [Video]

While watching this video, I was surprised that this hasn't been done like this before. How come there aren't a million videos filmed from inside a guitar? The strings do some amazing things!

How cool would it be to watch a show from inside the guitar, and see the crowd cheering, or drinking at a bar, or whatever, from inside the soundhole of a guitar?

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Check Out This Funny Video On Things Beginner Guitarists Say

We've all experienced it. Someone gets a guitar for Christmas, or they borrow a friend's, and they're immediately talking about their new band, telling you about the riffs they're learning, and trying to sell you tickets to a show, or a battle of the bands.

Hey, I'm all for people learning to play music. I love it, and think everyone could benefit from learning an instrument.

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How Does Royal Blood Get that Huge Sound with Only Two Guys?

The band Royal Blood has had an almost meteoric rise this year.  Since getting together in January of 2012, the band has played a few small shows, and then moved quickly into large venues, opening for bigger bands, in front of 30,000 people!

Their debut album, Royal Blood, has sold a bunch of copies, and their songs "Out of the Black", and "Figure It Out" have gotten a lot of attention, and have been top 5 singles for quite a while this year.

Their sound is a bit different, and comes from being generated by only two guys!

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Funny Things Bassists Say in the Studio

To continue our assault of every member of a band, here's another "what people say in the studio" video.  This guy pretty much nails band members with his parodies of what people say in the studio when they're not prepared.

It's pretty funny, but think of how much money people wasted in the studio, when it cost a couple thousand bucks a day to record!  How pissed off would you be if your bandmates did this stuff?

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Funny Things Guitarists Say in the Studio

Yesterday, I posted about the funny things drummers say in the studio, and I think we all had a good laugh.  If you haven't had that laugh yet, go have it, it's good.

Drummers aren't the only funny people in the studio, though.  You'll always get some good stuff from everyone in the band, including the guitar players.

Yes, even them.

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