Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of one of the true legends of metal, late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. Cliff's time with the band would last but three album, but he left an indelible mark on the music world, playing on landmark albums like Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning and, perhaps his masterpiece, Master of Puppets.
Indie folk rock and Pantera are not two things mentioned often in the same breath, but today is one of those rare occasions. Philadelphia-based indie-folk band The Bailey Hounds recently performed an acoustic cover of Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill." The results? Watch the video below and decide for yourself.
As next year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Appetite For Destruction, there's been much speculation over whether or not Guns N' Roses would be a first-ballot selection for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Today's lick pays homage to the playing of blues legends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lightnin' Hopkins. It's a short but action-packed lick in the key of A, played out of the open position and incorporating lots of quick finger slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and open strings.