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How to Play the "Other" Hendrix Chord

Of the myriad contributions Jimi Hendrix has made to the lexicon of modern guitar, one of the most enduring is the legendary “Hendrix chord." The chord, an E7#9, was definitely nothing new when Hendrix famously used it in “Purple Haze” (Jazz and R&B guitarists used it extensively, and the Beatles featured it years earlier on “Taxman”), but its use by Jimi inspired its use by generations of guitarists in ...

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Toto Announce '40 Trips Around the Sun' Compilation

Toto have announced a new compilation, 40 Trips Around the Sun. The album—which is set for a February 9 release via Sony/Legacy—features 17 tracks, including three previously unreleased recordings.The core members of the band—Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams—re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on the album. While going through the vaults, the band uncovered several ...

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Bob Seger Teases New Album, 'I Knew You When'

View the original article to see embedded media.Bob Seger has posted a video that provides an early glimpse at his new album, I Knew You When. The clip, which was posted to Seger's Facebook page, features previews of five songs—"Busload of Faith," "I Knew You When," "Blue Ridge," "Democracy" and "Gracile."I Knew You When finds Seger reflecting on relationships forged early in his career; there's even a trac ...

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Watch Guns N' Roses Play "Paradise City" with Dave Grohl in Tulsa

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxcZkkoUs2I&w=560&h=315]Throughout their ongoing Not in this Lifetime tour, Guns N' Roses haven't been shy about inviting famous friends onstage. Last month, during a show at New York City's Madison Square Garden, the band brought Pink onstage to assist them with the G N R Lies ballad, "Paradise," and—during their show last week at Houston's Toyota Center—the ...

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How to Turn One Lick into Five

If you’ve ever come up short for musical ideas, this video could be just the thing to help you out. If you’ve ever come up short for musical ideas, this video could be just the thing to help you out. Titled “How to Turn 1 Lick into 5,” it features guitar instructor Robert Baker demonstrating how to do exactly what the title says.  “We’ve all got licks that we use all the time, and sometimes it’s nice to be ...

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Andrew McKeag Band Premiere New Song, "Never in My Life," Featuring Zakk Wylde and Aerosmith's Brad Whitford

Former Presidents of the United States of America guitarist Andrew McKeag and his band are set to release their self-titled debut this Friday, November 17. Today, GuitarWorld.com presents one of the album's fiercest tracks, a cover of Mountain's "Never in My Life" that features additional fretwork from Aerosmith's Brad Whitford and Zakk Wylde. You can listen to it below. "This all started when I went to see ...

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Is This Creepy 19th-Century Guitar Cursed?

The six-string guitar—made in Pisa, Italy, by Ferdinando Bottari in 1815 or 1816—is in generally good condition, though not in playing order.England's Bodleian Library—the main research library at the University of Oxford and one of the oldest libraries in Europe—is home to a rather unique guitar. The instrument, which is displayed alongside an eerie coffin-shaped guitar case, is linked to Frankenstein auth ...

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Historic Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Prince, Tom Petty, Johnny Winter Guitars Up for Auction December 2

Guernsey's auction house will offer up a remarkable group of historic guitars on December 2 at the Boehmian National Hall in New York City. The group includes two guitars owned by Jimi Hendrix—a sticker-covered Guild that he played at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival and a 1963 Stratocaster that was one of the first Hendrix owned—a gold 1953 Gibson Les Paul once owned by Paul McCartney, a custom gold"Love Symbol ...

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Learn to Solo in Just Five Minutes

Some of you might recognize guitarist Steve Stine; after all, we've been running his lessons at GuitarWorld.com for years, first with LessonFace and now with GuitarZoom. Some of you might recognize guitarist Steve Stine; after all, we've been running his lessons at GuitarWorld.com for years, first via LessonFace and now through GuitarZoom. Below, we'd like to share one of his more popular GuitarZoom lessons ...

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Guitar 911: How to Install Pickups Using a Clicky Pen

This time, I'm going to show you how to install pickups using a clicky pen. Yes, I watched a lot of MacGyver as a kid. Sue me. It was a good show. Anyway.... This time, I'm going to show you how to install pickups using a clicky pen. Yes, I watched a lot of MacGyver as a kid. Sue me. It was a good show. This happens to almost everyone: You stumble upon a neck and body somewhere. You have some tuners and a b ...

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