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Jeff Beck's Top 10 Studio Guest Appearances

When a legendary guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded.Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck—as a session guitarist—has pretty much never disappointed.Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.Actually, we've thrown in a bonus track. Our math was never all that good anyway! 11. Bon Jovi, "Blaze of... …

Hear Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck Sing on Their Debut Solo Singles

In early 1965, when Jimmy Page was an in-demand London session guitarist, he—thanks to the encouragement of pop singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon—decided to branch out a bit.He—for the first time—released a single under his own name. Although the B-side, an instrumental called “Keep Moving,” was pretty much standard fare for Page, the A-side, “She Just Satisfies,” which was written by Page and... …

Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars

Fans of Jeff Beck—and of vintage gear in general—might get a kick out of the video below.In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Party DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.These include a worn-in Fender Telecaster with humbuckers (which he got from Seymour Duncan), the Fender Strat he got from John McLaughlin, an original... …

March 13, 1965: Eric Clapton Quits The Yardbirds

Fifty years ago today, guitarist Eric Clapton quit the Yardbirds. It's one of the best things that ever happened, period.Clapton, a self-declared blues purist, thought the band—which included singer Keith Relf, guitarist Chris Dreja, bassist Paul Samwell-Smith and drummer Jim McCarty—was getting too commercial (Um, didn't he later record a duet with Tina Turner and release the ridiculously... …

The Top 10 Slow Guitar Solos

Remember those old Bugs Bunny cartoons where a pompous Bugs would race a tortoise—and lose? ... …

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