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Watch Steve Vai's Exclusive 'Front and Center' Interview and Performance Clip

Front and Center, a riveting live-music series on public television, has debuted a new episode featuring Steve Vai.

Below, you can enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the episode. The video features part of Vai's recent peformance at New York City’s Iridium club, the smallest venue Vai has played in years, plus a revealing interview that was shot prior to his performance.

Richie Kotzen Premieres "End of Earth" Music Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "End of Earth," the new song and music video by Richie Kotzen.

It's the opening track and first single from Kotzen's new solo album, Salting Earth, which will be released April 14 via his own label, Headroom Inc. Kotzen also has announced a spring U.S. tour, and you can check out all the dates below.

When working on Salting Earth, his 21st solo effort, the Winery Dogs guitarist tossed convention on its ear by taking one step back in order to move two steps forward.

George Lynch on Recording KXM's 'Scatterbrain' with dUg Pinnick and Ray Luzier

"With this band, it’s just a big giant happy accident,” George Lynch says. “It feels good. It feels right. And it works.”

The guitarist is discussing KXM, his project with singer-bassist dUg Pinnick (King’s X) and drummer Ray Luzier (Korn), who have just released their sophomore effort, Scatterbrain.

Eric Clapton Performs "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Crossroads" at Madison Square Garden

Last night, Eric Clapton kicked off a two-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Although we'll have a complete concert review for you soon, you might want to check out a few clips from the show, which also featured appearances by Jimmie Vaughan (who turns 66 today) and Gary Clark Jr., Guitar World's current cover star.

Jimmy Page Grades Muddy Waters and Other Guitar Greats

Here’s an interesting snippet that recently turned up in our recommended viewing list.

It features the great Jimmy Page listening to various snippets of guitar music and giving each guitarist a grade based on what he thinks of the playing. It’s a simple concept, but let’s face it—it’s all you need. Personally, I’d be happy with an hour’s worth of content like this.

Glen Campbell's Wife Says He Can No Longer Play Guitar

Glen Campbell's wife says Alzheimer's disease has finally robbed Glen—who turns 81 next month—of his ability to play guitar.

The Complex and Groovy Fingerpicking of Guitarist/Actor Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed (1937–2008), known by many as Burt Reynolds’ truck-driving partner in crime in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, was also a highly accomplished and influential guitar picker—influencing the likes of Eric Johnson, Brent Mason, John Jorgensen, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Morse and countless others—revered for his mind-boggling “guitar dueling” records with Chet Atkins, as well as a thriving songwriting career that spawned tunes that even Elvis Presley covered (“Guitar Man”).

How to Play Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”

Chuck Berry wrote dozens of rock and roll classics, but perhaps the best-known of them all is “Johnny B. Goode.” The track was a Number Two Billboard hit when it was released in 1958 during the first rock and roll boom and went on to influence rock and roll guitarists throughout the next decades.

Berry wrote the song in 1955, lifting the opening guitar riff pretty much verbatim from the single-note opening riff to Louis Jordan’s 1946 recording “Ain’t That Just Like a Woman,” but adding double-stops to fatten it up.

Why (and How) We Should Learn John Frusciante’s Guitar Habits

If someone said you had stanky groove, should you take it as an insult or a compliment? I’ll give you a tip: as long as you have an instrument in your hands, you should feel honored.

Innate melodic tendencies, simple yet effective rhythm guitar parts built from triads, and a low-down, dirty, filthy, stanky groove are the key habits of John Frusciante’s signature style.

10 Perfect Songs for a Drive Through the Desert

Like a lot of music-obsessed people, I tend to create a fair amount of iTunes playlists. Why? So that I always have just the right music for any setting or situation.

I make them for different vacation destinations, certain times of the week (my massive "Sunday Morning" playlist gets a lot of use), different background-music-friendly weekend activities and, of course, holidays.

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