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Who Really Played Aerosmith’s “Train Kept A Rollin’” Guitar Solos?

It's not exactly a controversy on the level of Brian Williams' fibbing he was shot down in a helicopter over Iraq, but for some guitarists, the giddy thrill of determining exactly who played the solos on Aerosmith's 1974 version of "Train Kept A Rollin’" has kept band, bar, and tour-bus arguments rocking for some time—even as clues exist on Wikipedia and elsewhere.Hopefully, you did not have... …

Joe Perry: “Steven Tyler Didn’t Get ‘This Is Spinal Tap’”

This Is Spinal Tap has been celebrated as the ultimate metal mockumentary. But not everyone got the joke.Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says that his bandmate Steven Tyler was not amused when he saw the 1984 film, directed by Rob Reiner and featuring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer as the group Spinal Tap.“When we watched Spinal Tap, my wife and I saw it, and we fell on the floor,”... …

Top 10 Easy-to-Play Guitar Power Ballads

Who doesn’t like a power ballad, that soft underbelly of a hard rocker that's rarely seen in the light of day?You’ve probably heard the story: the power ballad often is the biggest hit for heavier bands, opening up their music to the love-song-loving masses.But what makes a song a “power ballad?” It's typically characterized by intense emotional lyrics, a quiet verse with a heavy-hitting, sing... …