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Watch Paul Gilbert Play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

As our readers know, if you want to watch talented guitarists wail over the shred-friendly "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" chord progression, you've come to the right place.In the past few years alone, we've shared popular clips of the classic Beatles song being performed by George Harrison (who wrote it), Eric Clapton (who played on the original recording), Gary Moore, Prince, Tom Petty, Regina... …

The Beatles' Secret Weapon: George Harrison’s 1963 Rickenbacker 360/12

Although the last thing the red-hot Beatles needed in early 1964 was a “secret weapon,” that’s exactly what they got when George Harrison received his first Rickenbacker 12-string, in a beautiful Fireglo finish, in February of that year, during the Beatles’ first U.S. tour.The guitar was given to him by Francis C. Hall, owner and president of the California-based Rickenbacker company, which is... …

George Harrison Talks About His “Rocky” Fender Stratocaster

George Harrison played a number of guitars during his years in the Beatles, from Gretsch and Rickenbacker models in the early days to his famed 1968 rosewood Fender Telecaster in the band’s final year.One guitar that doesn’t get talked about much is the 1961 Fender Stratocaster Harrison played starting in 1965. The guitar became one of his favorites. Indeed, in the clip shown at the bottom,... …

George Harrison's Best Slide Solos? Check Out John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" and "Gimme Some Truth"

In mid-1971, more than a year after the Beatles officially split, John Lennon started recording what would become his second proper solo album, Imagine.The album, which was released later that year, was a critical and commercial success, not to mention a perennial fan favorite.It also marks one of the only times Lennon recorded with his former Beatles bandmate, guitarist George Harrison, after... …

The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string guitar somewhere on it? Let's face it, if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.That... …

Hear Jimmy Page Rock Out on The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' Film Score

Before he was a Led Zep, before he was a Yardbird, Jimmy Page was an incredibly busy London session guitarist with several notable production credits under his belt.And we're not talking about long-forgotten recordings made under a flickering lightbulb in his cousin's basement; Page played on countless high-profile sessions, appearing on seminal tracks by the Who, Donovan, Joe Cocker, the Kinks... …

Watch the Beatles Dissect "Tomorrow Never Knows" in the Nineties

In the mid-Nineties, while Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were working on the Beatles' massive Anthology project, they got together with George Martin, their old producer, at Abbey Road Studios to discuss and dissect a few classic Beatles tracks.In the incredible clip below, you can watch as they go through the various parts of John Lennon's Revolver masterpiece, "Tomorrow... …

Watch the Beatles in Rare 1963 Color Clip from Before Their U.S. Arrival

Ron Howard’s 2016 documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week offered an unprecedented look at the group’s touring years from 1963 through 1966.Among the many rare snippets was color footage recorded at a November 20, 1963, date at the ABC Cinema in Manchester, England. That clip is a Beatles fan’s dream. High-quality color footage of the group from before its February 1964 arrival in the U.S.... …

Laurence Juber Premieres Acoustic Arrangement of The Beatles' "And Your Bird Can Sing"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Laurence Juber's new acoustic arrangement of the Beatles' "And Your Bird Can Sing." The track is from Juber's new album, LJ Can't Stop Playing the Beatles!, which will be released this Friday, March 3.The album, which will be issued via Hologram Recordings, is Juber's third collection of solo acoustic arrangements of Beatles tunes. It... …

Watch George Harrison, John Fogerty and Bob Dylan Jam in 1987

On the night of February 19, 1987, Taj Mahal and the Graffiti Band—featuring Jesse Ed Davis on guitar—were performing at the little ol' Palomino Club in North Hollywood.In the audience were George Harrison, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty, all of whom—you guessed it—found their way onstage as surprise guests.Although the evening served as a mini-reunion for three of the musicians who performed at... …

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