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GatorStudio

If you need tab to show you how to play Green Day, you should put down the guitar and never play again.

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farkley

Really, is all the language necessary? You take away from your point and make yourself look dumb. Sure, Green Day isn't my favorite band, but that doesn't mean you have to be so mean about it. I'm also kinda dissapointed in all the metal in Guitar World. Sure, metal is a great genre, but there is more out there. Guitar World should be more diverse and include metal, alternative, classic rock, acoustic, country, maybe even stuff like reggae and jazz. Also, the tunings can get annoying. I like funky tunings as much as the next guy, but when you're on stage and you don't have a billion guitars, you can't just tune in front of a crowd. So that can make it hard to play certain songs. I think you all need to grow up and realize that the world is diverse, and you should be, too. Even though you may not like more popular songs, I would find it better if they gave us tabs that more people knew. I'd much rather play songs people knew than songs that I didn't write that no one knows.

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malhalla

It's obvious that Green Day can sure generate some hatred.. I personally think that it's well deserved.. How dare they still try to call themselves punk when us old-schoolers know that they are anything but.. Cro-mags, Dead Kennedy's, Black Flag, The Exploited, Circle Jerks, old Suicidal Tendencies.... That is punk. Anything as poppy as the shit they write could never be considered punk.. And btw, there is nothing revolutionary about his playing style... Yuck!! Reminds me of the time when someone tried to say that fucking Kurt Cobain was a good guitarist.. But, in the end I have to have guitar world's back because you have to cater to the shit-heads who like that poppy ass crap as well as us true rockers..Must take the good with the bad fellas..

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easytarget89

Yeah, Green Day is definitely emo you dumb fuck. They have sold more albums than any band you listen to could ever dream of doing. They deserve to be featured in this magazine just as much as anyone else does.

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ORION74

Help somebody call a wammmbulance..lololol
Have a lot of people been drinking the same
Whine-Aid? If ya play guitar, you're in.
On any given year, all styles of musicians
are generally happy. THIS MAG CATERS TO ALL
GUITAR PLAYERS AND BASSISTS. I play both....

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syn_son

I dont agree with carodon cause green day sucks,but I do agree with Stoneslingerwhy is MASTODON not on the cover with an in depth on Brent Hinds!? Best band period - hands down... who is a more influential, diverse player than Brent right NOW? This is Guitar World - correct?

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moje

The amount of maturity in the comments her is just stellar. Revolutionary, even. The only productive and mature response I can think of to someone not liking Green Day is to tell those "haters" to "fuck off" and oh, hell, I don't know, something about that person guzzling cum or something.
Honestly, this is ridiculous. I personally don't really like Green Day, but I have nothing against people that do. So what if Billie Joe Whatever is on the cover? That doesn't mean the whole issue will revolve around him and his revolutionary power chord usage. I'm sure there will be plenty of solid material in the issue--like the transcription of "Spoonman". This pleases me.

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slashvii

simple as that
the only reason that they sell so many records is because they shove them so far up the average person's dickhole that they feel forced to buy one. I remember buying Dookie just so I would stop getting annoyed with the SHIT that is punk rock
oh and if you dont think they shove it down your throats
go on demand on comcast and go to music
they paid money to have a whole fucking section for themselves
i mean FUCKK

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rhoads

guitar is the only fucking mag that even has what isn't talking about, and just because you thing someone should be on that's not doesn't make the guys at guitar world wrong. so crying like fuckin three year olds and grow the fuck up they put who they thing belongs on the cover. so if they thing green day should on the cover just get the fuck over it.

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malhalla

Fuck Green Day and fuck all those who are bitching about not having enough old classicl rock shit in the mag. For years and years there have been too much old shit in the mag and I think that it's about time for move ahead. Why Mastodon and not the true greatest band in the land right now: Opeth.. These guys are geniuses and their music is very diverse and unique and challenging.. All the things for old rockers, shredders and metalheads rolled into one.. And hell Mastodon too.. Anybody but some old-ass irrevelent dude that hasn't done an album worth listening to since 76!! I'm 35 not 15 and I still think this way.. Long live Guitar World!!!!

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guitarhero3004

know what fuck all of you who say that green day is emo they are nothing close just because billy joe wears eyeliner that doesnt mean he's emo they are still fucking punk, always have been, and will never stop being punk. They have on of the highest selling albums of all time dookie which sold like 6 million so yeah shut up and stop being hypocrits assholes!!!!

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uoylliki

THIS SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! THE DISGRACE KNOWN AS PUNK ROCK HAS FINALLY FOUND IT'S WAY INTO THE MOST PROMISING GUITAR MAG OF ALL TIME????????? THIS IS BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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redstrat8

COME ON AT LEAST SOME BEATLES.ROLLING STONES,THE WHO,.SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY TUNE REGULAR AND HAVE ONLY 6 STRINGS/.I KNOW ROLLING STONES TUNE IN G ETC.OK SOME DAMN OLD BANDS .MA IS MATLOCK ON.DAMN KIDS GET OFF OF MY LAWN.

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nuketheduke666

Green Day owns. just one of the last bands keeping it real. Dident sellout to wal-mart cuz of content refused to make a censored album, but "thta anti- government' sellsout to wal-mart. FUCK THAT!!! Billie Joe isent the fastest guitarist but he can write a killer riff, solo, or anything. I mean he gets the solo just right, not to long or to short. PERFECT!! not overdone PERFECT!! as for you haters, hating another band just to fit in.... Your the real douche bags.

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nuketheduke666

Green Day is the shit. Sure Billie Joe isent the fastest guitarist, but he can make a great groove with his guitar. Green day is simply a band who keeps it real, Wal- mart wouldent take thier new album cuz of the content, so they dident sell to wal mart, and still debuted at number one. Those "anti-government metal bands" censor their albums so they can get more money. FUCK THAT!! besides Green day is a band full of great talent. Congrats Green day. oh and fuck off haters.

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rockinrandy4u2c

Are all of you so Fucking closed minded, apparently you've never played in a Bar band where you had to play Top Forty/Cover Tunes n' played that one shitty song that some drunk-ass, blue collar, redneck requested over n' over, even thou you hated that fuckin' Song, So, for all of us "assholes" who had to deal with the drunk-ass Bar maids,lousy dancers,totally wasted bar-flies, shitfaced-toothless Sluts, secondhand smoke-ass, Urine, smelly Ass, ShitHoles they call a "Club", just to make a few dollars, doing what you love more then anything else in your Life, just to give that drunk-ass, low life a few minutes of happiness ---"CONGRATS to you and your BAND" !

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rockinrandy4u2c

Thats why they call it "Guitar World", I Love all kinds of music, shouldn't you?, Variety, from Country to Heavy Metal, the "Spice of Life", (oooh..,Now do you get it?).

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zappa73

Isn't this a magazine for Guitarists?

I know lots of people who like Green Day, U2, Allman Brothers, Hendrix, B.B. King, Metallica...the entire spectrum. I know I do.

They all have guitarists in their band with a faithful following of guitarists.

When did the Guitar community become encompassed in "People Magazine" dramaqueen beeyotches?

Every GW issue has a variety of styles, tips, artists.....consider yourself lucky to have such an awesome guitar magazine that keeps from getting stale.

I love this magazine precisely because it exposes me to many different styles without any of the shallow drama of RS ect.

Broaden your horizons or STFU.

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guitargator

Open your minds!

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saintbrandon

anyone who doesn't like green day is a fucking bitch and you guys can go suck your own dick becuase you have such bad taste in music not even a whore would do it so go enjoy your fucking mastodon and classic rock in hell bitches green day is the best thing that happend to this world no questions asked and if you disagree fuck you! you probebly don't even play guitar you just comment on they're site to look cool for your queer ass boyfriends you don't even know what good music is so go shove fucking jimmy hendrix up your ass dueche bags

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rhoads

greenday are sellout fags because they conformed to what the people wanted and thats way there not even a punk band. classic rock and origin heavy metal are the real greats you fucking retart i hope green day fucking dies just because of you, you fucking fagot. sabbath, randy, deep purple, priest, maiden, megadeth, metallica, acdc, alice in chains, rage, audioslave. those are the real fucking great you pee pee kissing, cum sucking fagot. i hope you can go let green day fuck you in your asshole than you all get and die slow painfull death.

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jorgel0124

so says the 10 year old "dueche"

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smakawhat

Janes Addiction Three Days!! Consider this mag BOUGHT!!!

The other tabs are as someone mentioned:
Green Day - Know Your Enemy
Soundgarden - Spoonman
Killswich Engage - This is Absolution
Black Label Society - New Religion

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tinahesse186

Im very happy that billie joe is on the cover. green day is my favorite band ever. i dont care what anyone says but i think there awsome.

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rhinocerosred27

Guitar World is about people who are good at playing the guitar and the people who play metal are good at playing the guitar. In my personal opinion, GD can't hold a candle to any metal players. For those of you who think Guitar World only covers metal, please consider the last issue, which features a lesson in slide guitar, and a cover starring the ABB, who are not metal players.

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kjell

Not that im a fan myself, but Green Day is fun for the kids. And there still is other stuff in the mag.

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dr_train

I could also say,this is guitar world,not Eddie Van Halen's personal magazine about him.

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stoneslinger

I agree with "carodon" - why is MASTODON not on the cover with an in depth on Brent Hinds!? - Best band in the land right now - hands down... who is a more influential, diverse player than Brent right NOW? This is Guitar World - correct?

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carodon

Why hasn't Mastodon been on a cover yet. GD is alright, but I wouldn't consider anything they play hard. In fact, beginner level at best. Are they even considered PUNK anymore. Pop-Punk, Radio-Punk, whatever. Answer this; Do you have the time to listen to me whine, I think not.

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napalm229

I hate Green Day with a passion, but I just bypass that to get to the good stuff. Good riddance to the guy going to Guitar Player. I wish Guitar World would do an annual stand alone all metal issue. The classics are great and all, but I don't know how many times I can see Zep or Hendrix. I know all there is to know about them by now.

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kjell

I think it's Green Day - Know Your Enemy, Soundgarden - Spoonman, something-something, Jane's Addiction - Three Days (YES!) and Black Label Soceity - something

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joefaity

Will the last Classic Rock fan to leave Guitar World please turn out the lights. I swear, too much metal, too much 3 chord simpleton music. See y'all at Guitar Player.

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guitarboy567

can anybody see the tabs?

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Nazo64

Green Day is awesome, stop being such an elitist prick.

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stdrocker40

fuck greenday and their mainstream conformity they should be ashamed of themselves

They're no better than the offspring

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brownstone28

This is Guitar World, NOT Emo Magazine

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inuitdave

I would be embarrassed to buy this issue , it's a good thing i didn't subscribed to this magazine the mailman would think i was gay just cause of the cover

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geanes

ooh are we playing who can be the biggest prick?

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lesmesa

SUCKS.............im 42 and there is nothing for me.........fuck all.......

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rskins

Sorry you don't see ANYTHING in the issue that would interest you. I'm 41 and not at all upset about the issue. From the sound of your user name, you play a Les Paul and have a Mesa amplifier. I too have the same equipment and use it to play Lamb of God, Metallica, As I Lay Dying. I also enjoy the classic stuff ie. Zep, Sabbath, Hendrix, Skynyrd and such. Not sure but you may have better luck with the Hillary Duff / Brittany Spears issue of Teen mag.

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guitargator

I could just as easily say "this is Guitar World, not Metal Magazine." It can't be Zakk Wylde on the cover every month.

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