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Hear "Lady B. Goode," Chuck Berry's New Sequel to "Johnny B. Goode"

"Lady B. Goode," a rocking new song by the late Chuck Berry, was posted to the guitar legend's official Vevo page yesterday. It's the third song to be issued from Berry's new album, Chuck, which will be released June 9. You can hear the first two songs, "Big Boys" and "Wonderful Woman," under RELATED ARTICLES.As its title suggests, "Lady B. Goode" is the sequel to "Johnny B. Goode," one of... …

Hear Chuck Berry's New Song, "Wonderful Woman," Featuring Gary Clark Jr.

"Wonderful Woman," a rocking new song by the late Chuck Berry, was posted to the guitar legend's official Vevo page last night. It's the second song to be issued from Berry's new album, Chuck, which is expected to be released this summer. You can hear the first song, "Big Boys," right here."Wonderful Woman," which you can hear below, features guitar work by Gary Clark Jr.—plus contributions... …

Hear New Chuck Berry Song “Big Boys” Featuring Tom Morello

With the passing of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, his label has released a single from Berry’s forthcoming album, Chuck.The track, “Big Boys,” features Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello and Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. It’s a classic-sounding Chuck Berry rock and roll tune, and you can hear it below.Dualtone says it will release Chuck on June 16. The... …

That Time Chuck Berry Punched Keith Richards in the Face

It's no secret that the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is one of the late Chuck Berry's biggest—or at least most famous—fans.Richards, who based his initial guitar style on Berry's, has been recording his own versions of Berry's tunes since the Stones covered "Carol," "Around and Around" and "You Can't Catch Me" in 1964. Richards also inducted Berry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986... …

How to Play Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”

Chuck Berry wrote dozens of rock and roll classics, but perhaps the best-known of them all is “Johnny B. Goode.” The track was a Number Two Billboard hit when it was released in 1958 during the first rock and roll boom and went on to influence rock and roll guitarists throughout the next decades.Berry wrote the song in 1955, lifting the opening guitar riff pretty much verbatim from the single... …

Watch Chuck Berry Rock the Grammys with Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Thorogood

Chuck Berry was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1984 Grammy Awards.The actual award was handed to Berry by Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Thorogood, who—along with Stray Cats' Brian Setzer—were considered the mid-Eighties' more high-profile young roots-rocking guitarists to have taken a page or two out of Berry's book.The evening's festivities also included a performance of ... …

Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry! A Horde of Guitar Gods Honor a Rock and Roll Pioneer

Guitarists and musicians from all genres are mourning the loss of guitar legend Chuck Berry, who died Saturday (March 18) at age 90.The seemingly immortal Chuck Berry—whose playing inspired and informed many of the world’s greatest rock bands, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and AC/DC—had a profound effect on the evolution of popular music, not to mention the very concept of the... …

Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode": The 12th Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time

Chuck Berry helped shape rock and roll by mixing elements of blues and country, adding some boogie woogie piano, and kicking it all together with his own slashing shuffle rhythms.Berry also was instrumental in making the electric guitar rock and roll’s primary instrument. In fact, for many years rock guitar was practically defined by Berry’s distinct, T-Bone Walker-inspired doublestops and... …

Chuck Berry and John Lennon Rock 'The Mike Douglas Show' in 1972

In February 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono took over The Mike Douglas Show for a full week.It was a week filled with unusual guests, including Ralph Nader, Jerry Rubin and Surgeon General Dr. Jesse Steinfeld. Douglas called it "probably the most memorable week I did in all my 20-something years on air."The musical highlight of the week, however, was an appearance by one of Lennon's biggest... …

How Chuck Berry Wrote “Johnny B. Goode” and Created the First Rock and Roll Guitar Hero

This is an excerpt from Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound & Revolution of the Electric Guitar by Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna.In 1954, at the age of 41, blues musician Muddy Waters had finally made it to the top. Or so it seemed.“Hoochie Coochie Man” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” released that year, became his biggest sellers and remained in the Top 10 R&B charts for... …

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