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The Top Eight Gibson SG Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Awhile ago, Guitar Nerds—a U.K.-based website for guitar fans (and nerds, we reckon)—took a look at some of the lesser known facts about the Gibson SG, one of rock's most iconic guitars.

For instance, did you know that the most valuable guitar in the world is actually an SG? Discover more about this, and other interesting facts about the legendary guitar in the video below.

An Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most common progressions guitarists check out is the jazz blues progression.

Since it is a fundamental form in just about every genre of modern music, the blues is a natural first step for guitarists who are moving into jazz from a rock, blues or pop background. Because of this, having a good understanding of how a jazz blues chord progression is built can go a long way in helping you take that first step into the realm of jazz guitar.

DragonForce Premiere New "Midnight Madness" Music Video

DragonForce have released the music video for "Midnight Madness," a cut from their most recent album, Reaching Into Infinity, which came out in May via Metal Blade.

Of the video, which shows the band in the studio working on the song, guitarist Herman Li said, "Many fans have asked us over the years what's it like working in the studio on an album. The music video from the latest song to be released from the Reaching Into Infinity album, 'Midnight Madness,' has the perfect vibe to take the fans behind the scene and see what we get up to!"

Gizmodrome—Featuring Adrian Belew and Stewart Copeland—Premiere "Summer's Coming" Lyric Video

One of the coolest recent developments in guitar land involves the creation of Gizmodrome, a new band featuring guitar great Adrian Belew (he of Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, David Bowie and King Crimson fame), Police drummer Stewart Copeland,

A Frank Zappa Hologram Is Going on Tour

Eyellusion, a company that produces holograms, has announced it'll work closely with the Zappa Family Trust to produce hologram performances of Frank Zappa. This, according to a press release, will give "fans an opportunity to experience the prolific, eclectic and critically acclaimed music legend live in concert again."

Production for the Zappa shows will kick off in late 2017 with performances announced in 2018. So be sure to stay tuned for that.

“Hababout”: Kaki King Premieres New Song and Performance Video

Kaki King has premiered a track—and its corresponding performance video—from her new album, Live at Berklee. You can check it out below. Like the rest of the album, the performance features a guest appearance by the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra.

The song, “Hababout,” represents the only previously unreleased track on the album, and it was written specifically for the live performance featured on the disc.


Watch Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons Share the Stage for the First Time in 16 Years

Last week, it was announced that Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons would set aside their longstanding differences to team up for a good cause. The cause—The Children Matter benefit concert at CHS Field in St.

The Fingerpicking Finesse of Leonard Cohen

Before he was an acclaimed musician, Leonard Cohen—who died November 7 at age 82—was a successful poet and novelist in Canada.

It wasn’t until his early thirties, after moving to the U.S. and plunging into New York’s folk scene, that Cohen’s songcraft (cuts like “Suzanne,” covered by folk icon Judy Collins) garnered attention.

Don Felder Talks Eagles Gear, "Hotel California" and His Slide Guitar Influences

Here's our Dear Guitar Hero feature with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, who released a new studio album, Road to Forever, in 2012.

For the remainder of this interview (where Felder discusses his signature Gibson Custom Shop "Hotel California" EDS-1275 and 1959 Les Paul), head here.