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Electric guitars are often compared to cars, but one important distinction is that car design continues to progress across the board, while guitar design, with a few notable exceptions, seems predominantly stuck in bygone eras.
OK, this 2009 video is anything but new—and it's aging as I type this!—but it just wound up in my inbox for the first time ... and I like it. It's a brief clip of Jeff Beck and his then-bassist, Tal Wilkenfeld, playing a duet of sorts on Wilkenfeld's bass at New York City's Irving Plaza April 10, 2009.
Simply put, Axemen of Sweden, an upcoming film, is a documentary about Swedish guitar heroes. The film features appearances by Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth), Kee Marcello (Europe), John Norum (Europe), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Jessica Gardlund and more.