This past Friday night, Paul McCartney and his band were joined on stage by the former members of Nirvana — Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (Nirvana's second guitarist for a spell) — at Seattle's Safeco Field.
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” (100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (01).
They started like most of us, playing power chords, Nirvana and Metallica. So how exactly did Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi and Periphery’s Misha Mansoor become such damned good guitarists?
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Pearl Jam debuted two new songs this past Friday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The songs, "Lightning Bolt" and "Future Days," are from their upcoming album, Lightning Bolt, which will be released October 15.
Metallica appeared at Comic-Con in San Diego this past Friday, July 19, to promote their new 3-D IMAX film, Metallica Through the Never. The band debuted some new footage from the concert film and then performed a secret show for a small crowd at Spreckels in San Diego.