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Expert Advice: 25 More Ways to Play (and Sound) Better Right Now

We offer these 25 tips from guitarists who know their stuff—from rock royalty to jazz patriarchs to any-and-all, top-of-their-game bad asses. Hopefully, you’ll find something in these cosmic, practical and musical nuggets of wisdom that will kick that rut-raddled mind of yours into higher gears of inspiration. We figure that if you’re going to expand and maximize your talents, you might as well learn from t ...

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Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album, 'Sweetzerland Manifesto'

Joe Perry has announced a new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto.The album—which is set for a January 19 release via Roman Records—was produced by Perry alongside Bruce Witkin and was executive produced by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate, Johnny Depp. Sweetzerland Manifesto features a number of guest vocalists, including Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, the New York Dolls' David Johansen and Terry Reid. It also ...

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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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Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Celebrates One of Rock's Most Underappreciated Guitarists

Mick Ronson is often recalled as the pioneering guitarist who helped David Bowie formulate the sound of glam-rock on albums like The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. But, he was also an all-around gifted multi-instrumentalist who collaborated with Ian Hunter, performed with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, produced Morrissey, and salvaged “Jack ...

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Stone Temple Pilots Return with New Singer, Unveil New Single, "Meadow"

Stone Temple Pilots have announced their return. At a private show last night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the band welcomed their new single, Detroit native Jeff Gutt, into the fold. During the performance, the band debuted a new song, "Meadow." You can hear the song—which is the lead single from an as-yet untitled album scheduled for release in 2018—below. Before settling on Gutt—a veteran of the Det ...

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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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