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Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the Styles of 12 Famous Guitarists

Back in 2015, guitarist Andre Antunes had a viral sensation with a video in which he copied the styles of 10 famous guitarists while soloing to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” He followed it up with similar takes on Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and the music of Michael Jackson. And now he’s back at it again. In the video below, Andre tackles Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the styles of 12 guitarists, including ...

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Andy Summers Breaks Down Three Tracks from New Album, 'Triboluminescence'

Former Police guitarist Andy Summers will release a new album, Triboluminescence, this Friday, March 24, via Flickering Shadow Productions. The album, Summers' 14th solo effort, promises to be his most introspective work to date; it also epitomizes a musical form that Summers calls “new exotic.” In the exclusive videos below, Summers discusses three songs from the new disc—"Elephant Bird," "Shadyland" and " ...

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Raul Midón Premieres "Pedal to the Metal" Music Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Pedal to the Metal," a new song and music video by guitarist Raul Midón. The track is from Midón's new album, Bad Ass and Blind, which will be released this Friday, March 24, via Artistry Music. Blind since birth, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Midón has been shattering boundaries in the jazz and pop worlds for the past decade-plus. Midón, ...

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Members of Guardian and Whitecross Join for a Gospel Rock Revival

Whether you call it White Metal or Christian Rock, the names Whitecross (Star Song/EMI) and Guardian (Epic) are well-known among fans of those circles, having sold about a million records and many worldwide tours between the bands in their heyday. While both bands reached their zenith in the ’90s, 2017 has brought about a revival of sorts, as core members of both groups have formed a new lineup that will re ...

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Fender Custom Shop Announces Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster

The Fender Custom Shop has announced that its new limited-edition Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster will be released April 4. The guitar, which was created by Master Builder Paul Waller, pays tribute to Bain, a legendary session guitarist, and is based on his Number One guitar, a 1953 Tele. Bain's original guitar was used on thousands of sessions and can be heard on Henry Mancini’s "Peter Gunn," the Batm ...

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Zoom to Shred: The Easy Way to Master Alternate Picking

In this new video lesson from GuitarZoom, guitar instructor extraordinaire Steve Stine shares a few simple tips for developing your alternate picking. If you’re new to alternate picking, Stine breaks it down into a simple concept that'll allow you to practice and get better—fast. The lesson is part of GuitarZoom’s Ultimate Practice Routine course, which you can purchase right here. The course gives beginner ...

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Nancy Wilson Talks New Side Project—Roadcase Royale—and Rocking Against MS

Roadcase Royale—a new band fronted by Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson and former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield—has a background that’s rich in rock and R&B. The band also includes Ryan Waters, Warfield’s lead guitarist and musical director, and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (drums) and Chris Joyner (keyboards). Their debut single is the infectiously funky “Get Loud,” which you can chec ...

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Floyd Rose Launches Rail Tail Tremolo for Strat-Style Guitars

Floyd Rose has announced its new Rail Tail tremolo, a full-contact, dive-only tremolo designed to retrofit your existing Strat-style six-point tremolo with no modifications to your guitar. From the company: The Rail Tail is based on a clever design that merges the feel and reliability of a hardtail bridge with the flexibility of a tremolo system.  Computer designed and precision-machined, the Rail Tail achi ...

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The Top Five Weirdest Ibanez Guitars—Featuring Guitars of Steve Vai

Guitar Nerds have covered the weird axes of Gibson and Fender in previous videos. So where to go next?“We thought we’d cover something a bit more shreddy,” says Mark of Guitar Nerds. “So it’s time for the top five weirdest Ibanez guitars ever made.”Among those that made the cut are models created for Reb Beach, Muse’s Matt Bellamy and—making two appearances on the list—Steve Vai, easily the most famous endo ...

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Review: Eric Clapton Lets His Guitar—and the Blues—Do the Talking at the Garden

In 2015, Eric Clapton said he would not tour any more, even writing in the program for his 70th birthday tour, "I swear this is it, no more.” Happily, he changed his mind and decided to play a limited number of shows this year in New York, Los Angeles and London. On Monday, March 20, he played the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, where he will return for two shows in September. There has been ...

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