The fourth finger is often neglected when it comes to playing guitar. Well, rock/blues guitar, at least. I notice players opt to do wide stretches between their second and third fingers rather than using the fourth. As a result, the fourth finger is very underused and gets weak. This generally begins when someone first starts playing guitar.
While doing a bit of research on an upcoming story about noteworthy Deep Purple covers, we were reminded of this live 1992 performance of "Smoke on the Water" by Yngwie Malmsteen. Note that Malmsteen also sings on this version, doing double duty by handling the original roles of Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of a video of Johnny Winter performing a rocking version of Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" on October 16, 1992. That's the day a slew of respected artists — from George Harrison to Johnny Cash to the Band — got together at New York City's Madison Square Garden to celebrate Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary as a recording artist.