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.
As previously reported, Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Legacy are releasing four new titles as their ongoing Jimi Hendrix catalog project. This new wave of releases focuses on live Hendrix, including a four-disc deluxe box-set version of Winterland, which will be released September 13.
Here's part one our interview with Jeff Beck from the January 1985 issue of Guitar World. The original story by Gene Santoro ran with the headline "Jeff Beck, The Interview: Twenty Years of Rock and Roll Power," and the story started on page 34.