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High Strung: The 25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists

Once upon a time, the mere act of strapping on an electric guitar and cranking up an amplifier marked one as an outsider, a rebellious badass who refused to live by the laws of a "decent" society. But...

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Ornette Coleman, Saxophonist and Free Jazz Legend, Dead at 85

Ornette Coleman, a saxophonist, composer and legend of free jazz, died Thursday in New York City. He was 85. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, according to a family representative. Coleman's work...

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JD McPherson Premieres "Head Over Heels" Music Video

JD McPherson has unveiled the music video for "Head Over Heels," the latest single from his new album, Let the Good Times Roll. “We set up our equipment in a roller rink in South Oklahoma City, invited...

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Blow by Blow: 50 Albums That Defined 1975

We've already taken a look at the albums that defined 1985, so let's turn back the clocks a decade. Nineteen hundred and seventy-five was a year of ambition and introspection. Confident in the wake of...

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'Chaos and the Calm': James Bay Talks Songwriting, Opening for the Stones and...

Guitarist James Bay has always tried to find the perfect balance between providing tasty guitar work and writing organic songs that are real and honest. Whether he’s performing in a pub basement in...

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American Opera Covers The Wonder Years'"There, There"

American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, has posted the latest installment in his ongoing series of cover songs, “Warped Wednesday with American Opera.” This week is a cover of...

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Cracking the Code with Troy Grady: Cracking the (Steve) Morse Arpeggio Code —...

Steve Morse's almost mythical musical capabilities need no introduction. Marrying blazing chops to a singular sense of hook writing creativity, his distinctive brand of rootsy American virtuosity has...

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Foo Fighters Cancel Tour Dates After Dave Grohl Breaks Leg Onstage in Sweden...

Foo Fighters have cancelled two tour dates after frontman Dave Grohl fractured in his leg during the band's Friday-night show in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was due to perform at the Pinkpop Festival...

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Slow-Motion Camera Captures Guitar Strings in Motion — Video

Here's a video we found on Plectone's Facebook page over the weekend. It shows—in glorious slow motion—what guitar strings really look like—as you're plucking them. As you know, there have been several...

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2-Year-Old Boy Plays Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls on Parade" on Guitar...

If you've read this story's headline, you already know what lies ahead. Ergo, we hope you enjoy this video of a 2-year-old kid playing Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls on Parade" on Guitar Hero. The...

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Roger Daltrey and Oasis' Liam Gallagher Play The Who's "My Generation"— Video

Friday night, the Who's Roger Daltrey and Oasis' Liam Gallagher joined forces for a performance of the Who's 1965 classic "My Generation." The duo got together for a special celebrating the 20-year...

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Ed's Shed: How to Balance Your Guitar’s Vibrato

We interrupt our regular top nut series to bring you a request. I’ve had a lot of you asking for a guide to balancing your guitar’s vibrato unit. Well, here it is. The good news is that the whole...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: An Introduction to Symmetrical Scales for Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, or any style of guitar for that matter, we often spend a lot of time working on pentatonic, blues, major and melodic minor scales and patterns on the guitar and...

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Delta Blues-Style Cover of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Theme Song — Video

Ever wonder what the theme song for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would've sounded like if Will Smith came from the Mississippi Delta? Someone named Samuraiguitarist and his singing friend, Jeff Gagne,...

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Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi and Brendon Small Rock "A Benefit for...

This past Friday night, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai hosted "A Benefit for Cliff III," a benefit show in support of their good friend, music-industry veteran Cliff Cultreri. The show, which took place at...

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L.A. Four-Piece We Are Harlot Talk High-Voltage Debut Album

“This is rock-and-fucking-roll, man! Grab your guitars and let’s rock!,” exclaims Jeff George, guitarist for L.A.-based four-piece We Are Harlot. With his long blond locks, perennial shit-eating grin...

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Guitarist Andy Gill on Recording Gang of Four's New Album, 'What Happens Next'

“Every Gang of Four record sounds different from the last one,” says Gang of Four guitarist and co-founder Andy Gill. “The thing that’s always consistent is that obsession with rhythm and groove, and...

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Singer Catches and Drinks Beer Thrown From Crowd — Video

If you've been to a few rock concerts in your day, the sight of cups of alcohol flying in every which direction is a familiar one. But the sight of a flying cup of beer didn't phase David Achter de...

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PRS Guitars Introduces Two Limited-Run 30th Anniversary "Vine" Models

PRS Guitars is now offering a small batch of guitars with a new inlay pattern: the 30th Anniversary Vine. Inspired in part by the PRS Tree of Life inlay designs, the 30th Anniversary Vine inlay is made...

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Warren Haynes Offers Details on His Split with Allman Brothers Band

When Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced their intentions to leave the Allman Brothers Band in early 2014, it seemed to most people that the two guitarists were stepping down independently of the...

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