MusicRadar pick of the week

Lots of stuff
Lots of stuff

If you've missed the best of MusicRadar this week, settle down this weekend with what we think are the best of our stories. Enjoy…


Axl Rose "should join Velvet Revolver"
Fans vote for reunion of GN'R singer and Slash
Noel Gallagher: Oasis record demos with GarageBand
Band swap Noel's studio for Gem's bedroom
Radiohead's live setup revealed
Band use MacBook Pro running NI Kontakt 3
New iPods next week - MacBooks and iMacs to follow?
Apple speculation reaches fever pitch

Blogs and features

Noel Gallagher: exclusive interview
A revealing podcast with Oasis's mastermind
13 ridiculous guitar stunts
Bows and arrows, powerdrills, nose-breaks and more
Max/MSP diary: the big idea
One man's journey into geek-tech utopia
Metallica's Death Magnetic: the track-by-track guide
Read the first review of the new album now!


Moog Paul Vo Collector's Edition Prototype
Check out a pre-production prototype of one of the most unusual guitars ever designed
Ludwig Centennial Drum Kit
With Ludwig turning 100 in 2009, MusicRadar tests this Taiwanese-made taster of things to come
Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue
A retake on one of the most legendary amps ever to come out of Fullerton
Monome one twenty eight
A handcrafted controller that doesn't do anything until you program it? Geeks are going to love this one...


9 epic orchestral arranging tips
Bring the sound of the concert hall inside your DAW
Music copyright law made easy: pt 1
If you make music, you'll need to know about copyright law. We explain all here...
Paul Gilbert tapping masterclass
A guest video lesson on fret-tapping from the shred legend
20 ways to start a track
If you're short on ideas, we can help

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).