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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: The Weekday Warrior

This is a review from the March/April 2017 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. For this story, plus features on the making of Martin’s one-of-a-kind two-millionth guitar, Ricky Gervais and the return of his guitar-playing alter ego David Brent, plus GA’s annual motoring section, including features on the Doobie Brothers’ Pat Simmons and his antique Harley-Davidsons, John Oates and his life-long fascination ...

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Four Chronographs That Put You in the Driver’s Seat

This is a review from the March/April 2017 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. For this story, plus features on the making of Martin’s one-of-a-kind two-millionth guitar, Ricky Gervais and the return of his guitar-playing alter ego David Brent, plus GA’s annual motoring section, including features on the Doobie Brothers’ Pat Simmons and his antique Harley-Davidsons, John Oates and his life-long fascination ...

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Hear Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie’s New Song, “In My World”

By Damian Fanelli On April 11, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie announced they’d be coming out with Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, their first album as a duo, on June 9. You can get your first taste of the new disc, a song called “In My World,” below. To put it simply, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a Fleetwood Mac album minus Stevie Nicks. It was recorded at The Village St ...

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Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Others Pay Tribute to Allan Holdsworth: 1946–2017

By Christopher Scapelliti What does it take to become a guitar hero to guitar heroes? Take a listen to Allan Holdsworth and you’ll get an idea. The jazz-fusion innovator has been hailed by such six-string legends as Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. No less a player than Eddie Van Halen told Guitar World in 1980, “To me, Allan Holdsworth is number one.” Holdsworth, w ...

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This Is How Kids React to Hearing AC/DC for the First Time

By Christopher Scapelliti Fine Brothers Entertainment, makers of the popular “Kids React” videos, are back with a new clip showing how youngsters respond to hearing AC/DC for the first time. In the clip, kids hear a sampling of tracks from the group’s catalog, and while many of them are impressed by the rocking beats and Angus Young’s guitar playing, they’re frequently perplexed by Brian Johnson’s vocals an ...

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Magnatone Adds the New Lyric Amplifier to The Studio Collection

Magnatone today announced the newly redesigned Lyric amplifier as part of the company’s Studio Collection. From the company: Built in the tradition of the great modest amps of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Studio Collection offers vintage American tones, with improved power and versatility for the modern player. Studio players love the Lyric for its fat, honest tone and responsive natural overdrive. With a new lar ...

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Vince Gill Reveals His Timeless Tools of the Trade

This is a feature from the May/June 2017 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. For this complete story and more photos, plus features from our Country Music Special Issue, including an interview with country music legend Vince Gill and top-flight picker Brent Mason, the opening of the new Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, plus the guitar design innovations of late jazz giant Tal Farlow, pick up the new ...

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Allan Holdsworth’s 10 Most Useful Scales

By Damian Fanelli One of the late Allan Holdsworth’s many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise. “I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, I’d have to figure out all the scales that went with all those chords,” Holdsworth said. In the mystifying (yet very relaxing) clip below—before he starts demonstrating his 10 most useful scales—Holdsworth explains how he tried to use math as a ...

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Watch Steve Vai and Generation Axe Congratulate Neal Schon on Rock Hall Induction

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Jun Sato On April 7, Journey were among the honorees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 32nd annual induction ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event brought Journey—including longtime guitarist Neal Schon—together with their former singer, Steve Perry, who hasn’t been a Journey man since 1998. “There were so many emotions, and I was first to speak, so It was ...

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Chris Mike Premieres Solo Guitar Arrangement of “Bohemian Rhapsody”

By Damian Fanelli Guitarist Chris Mike—whose impressive videos turn up on GuitarAficionado.com from time to time—has just posted a new one that’s wracking up the YouTube views pretty quickly. It’s a solo-guitar performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Fittingly enough, Mike is playing Brian May’s signature guitar, the Red Special, in the clip. It turns out “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the perfect vehicle for M ...

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