May 18 2021
This week seems to be flying by, so we thought it'd be fitting to showcase one of the fastest shredders in the world: Jacky Vincent performing his laser-precise solo from Falling In Reverse's "Good Girls Bad Guys"
April 22 2021
'Waters Rising' is the eighth song on Alter Bridge's fourth studio album "Fortress."
February 16 2021
In this edition of the FRET12 'Weekly Riff', Alter Bridge's very own Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti sit down to do an entire video playthrough of the 2013 song “Cry of Achilles”.
January 19 2021
Josh Rand is a huge part of Stone Sour's heavy, yet uniquely melodic sound. Whethe...
January 5 2021
Alter Bridge lead guitarist Mark Tremonti takes you through one of his most well-known solos in this lesson for "Come to Life."
November 30 2020
Jacky Vincent performs a classic solo that he designed “to be a bit nuts.” It features plenty of insane (yet beautiful) arpeggios, tremolo picking, sweep picking with tapping- all infused with plenty of mind-bending speed.
November 23 2020
What better way to practice gratitude than listening to John Connolly play this weekly riff from his song, "Thank You."
November 10 2020
Get ready to get psychedelic as Brent Hinds takes you to a place called "Oblivion." Whether...
October 27 2020
Leslie West showcases the iconic riffs and tells all the stories about a true rock n' roll classic: Mississippi Queen!
October 6 2020
Clean octave intros, single-string riffing and trills, speedy tremolo picking, Drop A heaviness, oh my! Jim Root takes us into his garage to show us all how it's done. FRET12 presents a video play-through of Slipknot's smashingly-heavy "Sarcastrophe."
September 22 2020
Take a look at the man behind the curtain, as Mastodon’s very own Bill Kelliher performs his guitar parts from “Ember City” in this intimate studio playthrough performance!
September 8 2020
Mark Tremonti is a significant part of our Fret12 legacy, and it's only right that we throw it back to our first The Sound and the Story DVD in which he taught his iconic solos from Alter Bridge's opus: "Blackbird."
September 1 2020
This week's riff features guitar virtuoso/all-around musical mastermind Troy Stetina performing the guitar parts from his band Second Soul’s song: Shine Down.
August 25 2020
Josh Rand performs his guitar solo from “Gone Sovereign”, the lead single from 2012’s “House of Gold & Bones – Part 1” by Stone Sour
August 20 2020
John Connolly plays through the riff-centric, down-tuned, Drop B goodness that is “Pieces” from Sevendust’s 2005 studio album: “Next.”
August 14 2020
This week we're bringing you the instrumental playthrough of the Alter Bridge song "Waters Rising" from the band's fourth studio LP: Fortress. This track is the very first Alter Bridge song to feature Mark Tremonti on lead vocals, and was the third single from the 2013 album. In this playthrough however, we'll focus on just the riffs as both Mark and Myles play their studio guitar parts along to the track. Don't fret, Mark will still slay that awesome solo at the end, too!
August 6 2020
This week, we'll be shining the spotlight on one of the music world's most underrated talents: Clint Lowery. While he is largely known for his main bands "Sevendust" and "Dark New Day", he has also put out plenty of solo material. We'll be showcasing the fast-paced riffs and solos for his 2012 single: "Biggest Fan".
July 31 2020
Mastodon's Brent Hinds performs his parts on "Curl of the Burl".
October 16 2018
Tim talks influences, Clutch's new record "Book Of Bad Decisions" and the state of the record business.
August 15 2017
Brandon Mendenhall: “If you asked me why I want to be a rock star...it’s not about the fame or m...
August 9 2017
Over 30 years of just focusing on the music.
August 8 2017
"I don't have a sheep-like mentality like, whatever way the wind's blowing, now everybody has th...
July 26 2017
"I grew up in Los Angeles, California, home of the body bag...you wanna die, wear the wrong colo...
July 10 2017
Gared O'Donnell of Planes Mistaken for Stars explains his issues with anxiety, how it plagues hi...
July 6 2017
Gared O'Donnell, Singer/Guitarist for Planes Mistaken for Stars speaks to about their newest rec...
June 12 2017
"Getting up in each other's shit": Noise rock band Helms Alee talks about their unique music-making process.
May 31 2017
Bassist Dave Heumann talks about growing up, the beginnings of Arbouretum, and the "richer pallet" of the band's latest record, "Song of the Rose".
May 17 2017
Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds give us insight about their latest record 'The Emperor of Sand' and how it came together.
May 15 2017
J.R. and Esther have "spent a lot of f*cking time together". They explain how the togetherness has impacted their creative process...and than some.
April 24 2017
"We did everything we could not to get signed." -Sevendust guitarist John Connolly, in aclip fro...
April 12 2017
What does it take to become a legendary band in the realm of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal? Is it the mu...
April 5 2017
“Band of brothers” is an often thrown around term in the realm of Rock N’ Roll, isn’t it? But if...
April 1 2017
Lonnie Brooks (December 18th, 1933 - April 1st, 2017) With the deepest sadness, the Baker Brooks...
March 29 2017
If there ever was a musical style that can be linked to the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ credo it w...
March 9 2017
At this point, some 21 years into their career as one of America’s most important underground ba...
March 8 2017
Formed by three childhood friends from Sacramento, California, Deftones is a musical force of nature as unpredictable as the weather itself. Within five years of forming, the band signed...