Like any year-end list, this wasn't an easy one to compile. Of course, stellar documentary pieces by way of Cameron Crowe (Pearl Jam Twenty) and James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back And Forth) made the job a little easier, as did the fact that AC/DC, Slash and Rush continue to be among the best live acts on the planet.
The Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Experience app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is available now -- for free -- at the App Store. The app, created by Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix LLC, comes just in time for Hendrix's 69th birthday on November 27.
What do Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards, Andy Summers, The Edge, James Hetfield and Jimi Hendrix have in common? They are all great rhythm players. These guys, and so many more, have restructured and redesigned the role and sound of playing rhythm guitar. And since 80 percent or more of your musical life may very well be spent playing rhythm, we should talk about it.
The good news is, if you buy the DVD today, you'll also get the How to Play the Best of Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland DVD for free. Songs inlcude "Crosstown Traffic," "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)," "Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)," "Gypsy Eyes," "All Along The Watchtower" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)."
GuitarWorld.com presents this exclusive premiere of "Purple Haze" by Robert Randolph & The Family Band. This tour-de-force live version of the classic Jimi Hendrix tune is from Robert Randolph & the Family Band Live In Concert, which will be released Tuesday, September 27, via Dare Records.