A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
It's well known that Jimi Hendrix was looking to branch out and make some stylistic changes not long before his death in 1970. It's also well known that Hendrix and trumpet master Miles Davis were making plans to work together in a new project.
In this series of videos, Guitar World's Andy Aledort explores the classic Jimi Hendrix track "Freedom," as heard on The Cry of Love. After discussing Hendrix's tuning, Andy jumps into the intro, the verses and the solos.
Check out this cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" by 2CELLOS. These guys might look familiar; they're the Croatian cellists who had a taste of online success when their dueling-cellos version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" went viral a few months ago.
In a video posted back in November, a clip of a previously unreleased Hendrix track called "Somewhere" could be heard as engineer Eddie Kramer discussed the making of People, Hell & Angels, a collection of twelve previously unreleased studio recordings from the guitar legend.
Welcome to Guitar World's roundup of the top 25 live, reissued and archival albums of 2012. The common theme of these 25 releases is easy to follow: They all feature classic or well-known songs that have been repackaged and presented anew, but with a twist, whether it be in the form of live versions, alternate versions, demos, simple remasters, etc.
As 1969 dawned, Jimi Hendrix had just come through three of the most incredible years of his life. In 1966, after years of struggling on the black entertainment chitlin circuit, he had been plucked from a New York nightclub by Chas Chandler, former bassist with British hit makers the Animals, and whisked off to London, England, home of the Beatles, Stones, Who, Cream and all things groovy in rock.