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Dueling Slide Guitars: Watch Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks Play “Motherless Children”

By Christopher Scapelliti                                                      Photo: John Stanton | Getty Images Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal—which is world renowned for its guitar news—premiered Eric Clapton’s new video. The clip, which you can check out below, is a live 2007 performance of “Motherless Children,” the rip-roaring track that kicks off Clapton’s 1974 masterpiece, 461 Ocean Boulevar ...

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Kirk Hammett Explains Why He Used Three Wah Pedals Together on Metallica’s “Hardwired”

By Christopher Scapelliti Kirk Hammett was interviewed by Woody at Minnesota radio station 93X on Saturday, August 20, a few hours before Metallica performed at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They were the first group to play at the venue. Asked about the response to Metallica’s new single, “Hardwired,” which the band released just two days before, Hammett says he’s grateful for the positive reac ...

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Hear and See the New Charvel USA Select Series in Action

Unveiled earlier this summer at the NAMM Show, the new flagship Charvel USA Select series has officially launched and can be experienced in a new Charvel video featuring Frankie Lindia. The L.A.-based guitarist used the new USA Select models to record instrumental track “Boogie in A,” which will be featured on his instrumental EP debut. Comprised by four new models—San Dimas Style 1 HSS FR, San Dimas Style ...

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Eight Overdrive Pedals at Once: Here’s How It Sounds

By Jonathan Graham There’s no shortage of great effect pedals on the market today. Whether their produced by the biggest manufacturers or smaller boutique builders, it’s never been easier to create a unique voice on the instrument by linking together a handful of effects. But what would happen if you combine eight great-sounding overdrives in the same chain? Would it even work? Would it sound wonderful? (I ...

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Lita Ford Selected as 2017 She Rocks Awards Honoree

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is extremely pleased to announce acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Lita Ford as a 2017 She Rocks Awards recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show. Best known as a founding member of The Runaways in t ...

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Gilby Clarke Believes “Real” GNR Reunion Will Happen Eventually

Speaking with Blabbermouth, the ex-Guns N’ Roses member said, “The reunion that happened is really just Axl, Slash and Duff [McKagan] … I don't know if you can really call it a reunion. So, myself, Matt [Sorum], Izzy [Stradlin] … it didn't happen as a reunion for all of us to join. I think if the time was right and the situation was right, everybody would come back and do it." ...

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