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David Gilmour Honors Prince: Watch "Comfortably Numb" Morph Into "Purple Rain"

On April 24, 2016, Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour performed a touching tribute to Prince during his show at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The show took place three days after Prince's death was announced.

Just as Gilmour was about to play the second guitar solo in Pink Floyd's “Comfortably Numb,” he suddenly shifted into Prince's “Purple Rain.” 

Actually, he blended the solos from “Purple Rain" and “Comfortably Numb,” making it seem as though they were part of the same song.


Watch Prince Perform Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

On April 21, 2016, the day Prince's death was announced, a YouTube user uploaded a rarely seen pro-shot clip of Prince performing Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."

Although no information was provided with the clip, it is likely the video was shot in late 2002 in Las Vegas, when the song made regular appearances in his live sets. If you happen to know the exact date, please share it in the comments below.

Prince's impressive guitar solo kicks off at the 57-second mark (00:57), immediately after he screams "no format tonight!" into the mic.


Gary Moore's Son Plays His Father's Gibson Guitar in New Tribute Video

Inspired by his late father's would-be 65th birthday earlier this month (April 4), Gary Moore's son, Jack Moore, recently got together with guitarist Danny Young to record and film a touching tribute to his father.

The new song, "Phoenix," was written by Danny and Jack. 

How to Create Heavenly Chord Progressions

Have you ever seen those cartoons of little angels in the clouds, plucking their harps majestically without a care in the world? That’s the feeling we’re going for when we float into the "heavenly" guitar style.

Don’t worry, I’m not trying to convert you to a new religion–unless you want to talk about our lord and savior, the major ninth interval.

Jason Richardson Tries to Break Ernie Ball’s New Paradigm Strings

Ernie Ball claims its newest guitar strings—Paradigm—are the most durable and unbreakable strings to ever hit the market.

Below, you can watch shredder Jason Richardson put Paradigm strings to the test.

The strings are the first to come with a fully backed guarantee: If they break or rust within 90 days of purchase, Ernie Ball will replace them for free.

The strings feature a combination of Ernie Ball’s proprietary Everlast nanotreatment coupled with a breakthrough plasma process that further enhances the corrosion resistance like never before.

Magnatone Adds New Lyric Amplifier to Its Studio Collection

Magnatone today announced the newly redesigned Lyric amplifier as part of the company's Studio Collection. From the company:

Built in the tradition of the great modest amps of the Fifties and Sixties, the Studio Collection offers vintage American tones, with improved power and versatility for the modern player. Studio players love the Lyric for its fat, honest tone and responsive natural overdrive.


Kirk Hammett: “Jimmy Page Told Me to Buy Peter Green’s Les Paul”

In a recent interview with Guitarist, Hammett reveals how he came to own Greeny, the 1959 Les Paul made famous by Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.

Zakk Wylde and Zakk Sabbath Premiere "War Pigs" Music Video

Zakk Wylde and his Black Sabbath cover band, Zakk Sabbath, have premiered a new music video, and you can check it out below.

It's a pro-shot clip of the band (directed by Justin Reich) performing Sabbath's "War Pigs." The recording is from the band's new limited-edition album, Live in Detroit, which is slated for a June 16 release via Southern Lord Recordings.

Damian Fanelli

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Stevie Ray Vaughan

It’s been almost 35 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan burst onto the world stage, becoming the meanest thing to come out of Texas since J.R. Ewing.

Vaughan—devoid of light shows, dry ice, fog and lasers—refocused attention back to the essentials—guitar, bass and drums in a basic 12-bar format.

Think you know everything there is to know about the late, great SRV? Check out the story below to test your Vaughan knowledge. As always, enjoy!