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Watch Eric Clapton Perform “Badge” and “Cocaine” at the Royal Albert Hall

By Damian Fanelli Last night, guitar legend Eric Clapton kicked off a run of three high-profile shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The shows, scheduled for May 22, 24 and 25, mark Clapton’s first live appearances since March 20, when he finished a two-night stand at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Although Clapton was scheduled to perform twice at the Forum in LA later in March, he was forced to re ...

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Watch Steve Vai Perform Led Zeppelin Classics with Zepparella

By Damian Fanelli Zepparella rocked the third annual Malibu Guitar Festival this past weekend—and they had a little help from Steve Vai. Vai joined the popular all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band for several classic Led Zep tunes, including “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” and “Whole Lotta Love,” both of which you can check out below. “It’s going to be a little different from a normal Zepparella show,” Zepparell ...

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Are These the Top 10 Guitar Harmonies of All Time?

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Screen shot from YouTube video The gang (or person) over at Blend Guitar has compiled a new video list—”The Top 10 Guitar Harmonies of All Time”—and we think it’s worth a look. Perhaps its best feature is its refreshing inclusion of a few offbeat choices, including tunes by Kiss, Racer X and Megadeth. The clip has earned more than 180,000 views in just a few days. Synchronized gui ...

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Dan Auerbach Premieres “Waiting On a Song” Music Video

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Alysse Gafkjen The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach will release Waiting On a Song, his second solo album, June 2 via his new label, Easy Eye Sound. He’s already released the Steven Mertens-directed music video for “Shine On Me,” which you can watch right here. Today, Auerbach has premiered the music video for the album’s upbeat title track. The video seems to pick up where Dazed and Conf ...

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Steve Vai Talks Malibu Guitar Festival, His Favorite Concerts and More

PHOTO: Jason Kempin/Getty Images In anticipation of the Malibu Guitar Festival, which kicked off yesterday, May 18, and runs through May 21, we sat down with Festival performer and all-around guitar virtuoso Steve Vai to chat about the week’s festivities, guitars and more. Now in its third year, the Malibu Guitar Festival brings together some of the world’s greatest players for four days of all things guita ...

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Watch Sonny Landreth Perform “Blues Attack” from His New Live Album

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Travis Gauthier Today, we got together with slide guitar master Sonny Landreth to premiere a new video. It’s a powerful live performance of “Blues Attack” from Recorded Live in Lafayette, Landreth’s new career-spanning live double album. The epic album, which includes the most extensive acoustic set ever recorded by Landreth, will be released June 30 via Mascot Label Group. Its se ...

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Watch Chris Cornell’s Final Performance with Soundgarden

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images As reported earlier today, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell died last night, May 17, in Detroit, just hours after a Soundgarden show at the Fox Theatre. He was 52, and his death was sudden and a complete shock to friends, family—and the rest of the world. Below, we’ve provided clips from his final performance. Soundgarden’s Fox Theatre set ...

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Jonny Lang Offers New Song, “Make It Move,” As a Free Download

By Damian Fanelli | Photo: JonnyLang.com Jonny Lang has announced a new studio album, Signs, which will be released in North America September 8 via Concord Records. The album—Lang’s sixth major-label release—is his first in four years. As a gift to fans, Lang has made the album’s first single, “Make It Move,” available as a free download at this location. You also can check out the tune via the YouTube pla ...

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Dr. Z Amplification Announces EMS 50-Watt Head

Dr. Z Amplification is proud to announce the EMS, a new 50-watt head. The company’s goal with the EMS is to produce essential sounds of three generations of classic British amplifiers. Starting with a mid-Sixties JTM 50 variant, the EMS combines a dual EL-34 power section with a tube rectified power supply, available by selecting “tube” via the rectifier switch on the back panel. Additionally, setting the E ...

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Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Frontman, Dead at 52

By Damian Fanelli | Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images Singer Chris Cornell, best known for fronting Soundgarden and Audioslave, died Wednesday night, May 17. He was 52. Cornell was in Detroit performing at the Fox Theatre with Soundgarden, which had kicked off a U.S. tour last month. Brian Bumbery, Cornell’s representative, called the singer’s passing “sudden and unexpected” in a statement to CNN. “His wif ...

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