With only 16 guitarists remaining in our massive tournament to crown your choice for the greatest of all time, we decided it'd be nice to take a break this week and take a good, close look at the men who have made it through three grueling rounds to make it to our Sweet 16, which is being brought to you by Sweetwater Sound.
On October 25, 2007, guitarist Gary Moore took the stage at London's Hippodrome to tackle a host of classic tunes by Jimi Hendrix. Eagle Rock Entertainment will release that performance -- dubbed Blues for Jimi -- September 25 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
Guitarists who improvise in any style-rock, blues, country, bluegrass, jazz, metal-have to have an arsenal of hot licks to draw upon. Little tricks which, played at just the right moment, can elevate the music to another level and blast an audience right out of their seats. All of my favorite players have their own signature licks that kill me every time I hear them. This is what inspired me to take up the guitar in the first place.
Rapper Andre 3000 will play Jimi Hendrix in a new Hendrix biopic, which will begin shooting in Ireland later this month. The film, which is titled All Is By My Side, was written by -- and will be directed by -- novelist and screenwriter John Ridley, who recently wrote the Tuskegee Airmen film Red Tails.
Over 7,000 guitarists of all kinds — electric, acoustic, bass, classical — gathered at Poland's Thanks Jimi Festival yesterday in order to break the Guinness world record for "Largest Guitar Ensemble" with a performance of Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe."