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Steve Miller, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa and More Play "I'm Tore Down"

On June 9, 2015—in celebration of what would've been Les Paul's 100th birthday—a truly impressive cast of six-string personalities gathered in New York City to pay tribute to the late guitarist, songwriter and inventor.In fact, the guitar community threw one hell of a party right in Times Square, not far from the Iridium, the club where Les Paul regularly performed during the last years of his... …

Ronnie Montrose's Final Album, '10X10,' is Out Today

Over the past couple of months, we've brought you a couple of previews of Ronnie Montrose's final album, 10X10. There was "Color Blind" (featuring Steve Lukather and Sammy Hagar on vocals) and "Still Singin' With the Band" (featuring Glenn Hughes and Phil Collen). Today, 10X10 is finally available in its entirety.Before Montrose's untimely death in 2012, he had an ambitious idea: record 10... …

Joe Bonamassa’s Mesmerizing Acoustic Licks and Fingerstyle Riffs

Joe Bonamassa picked up a guitar at age four, could cop SRV and Hendrix licks note-for-note by age seven, and was discovered by B.B. King while still in his pre-teens.These days, Bonamassa is known for his awe-inspiring electric work, consisting of lethal licks and fist-pumping riffs. He’s hugely responsible for today’s blues-rock resurgence and its rocketing back into the mainstream.While his... …

Watch Joe Bonamassa Play Blues on John Petrucci's Signature Guitar

Late last month, Joe Bonamassa—he of the super-impressive chops and the to-die-for guitar collection—posted a fun little video that shows him playing blues on one of John Petrucci's signature guitars, the Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty. In the clip, which you can check out below, the slide-equipped Bonamassa plays some pithy slow blues lines in E.Ernie Ball Music Man introduced the Majesty around... …

Epic Guitar and Cello Battle with Joe Bonamassa and Tina Guo

In the new video below, one of the world's best guitarists faces off against one of the top cellists on the planet. It's blues man Joe Bonamassa squaring off with cellist Tina Guo. Filmed live at Carnegie Hall, this epic performance pits cello against guitar, and the result is spectacular! …

Slash, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Trucks Jam B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone”

Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Jimmie Vaughan were among the host of guitar heroes who paid tribute to B.B. King on September 1, 2016, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.The performers took to the stage together to jam out a selection of King’s best-known songs, including “The Thrill Is Gone,” shown below, and “When Love Comes to Town.... …

Joe Bonamassa Trades In His Signature Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Prototype

Joe Bonamassa is known for his collection of incredibly rare sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standards. But his own signature Gibson Les Paul is a goldtop, created for him by the company in 2008.Bonamassa recently traded in the prototype of the model at Norman’s Rare Guitars. In the video below, he talks about the guitar and how he felt when the prototype was delivered to him.“When you’re a kid and... …

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