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Why Marty Stuart Is the Heart and Soul of True Country Music

Country music legend Marty Stuart will release his 18th studio album, Way Out West, on March 10. The disc was recorded in California and produced by Stuart and longtime Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell.

George Harrison Shows Off His Beatles Guitars in 1974 Music Video

In late 1974, former Beatle George Harrison released a holiday single of sorts. Its A-side, "Ding Dong, Ding Dong," was one of the catchier tunes from his latest album, Dark Horse

The Difference Scales Make: Hear One Guitar Lick Played in Seven Scales

When you hear the word "exotic," what comes to mind?

Some people might picture Ferraris or Lamborghinis. Others might fantasize about Brazilian supermodels.

I hate to burst your bubble, but those dreams will probably never come true. While the truth might be hard to accept, we should all agree that exotic scales are the equivalent of a foreign woman driving a sports car—they look attractive, sound fancy, have interesting names and seem unattainable.

James Durbin and Quiet Riot's Alex Grossi Talk 'Maps to the Hollywood Scars'

Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi and American Idol finalist James Durbin recently announced a new collaboration, Maps to the Hollywood Scars.

Volume One, the duo’s debut five-song EP, which was released today (February 17), sheds light on the darker side of Hollywood and the music industry—at least from the perspective of two of rock’s hardest-working artists.

Kurt Cobain’s Vintage Late-Fifties Hagstrom Deluxe Is on eBay

A Hagstrom Deluxe solidbody electric guitar once owned by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is up for auction on eBay.

The guitar, which has a Blue Sparkle finish, is being offered by vintage guitar shop Black Book Guitars in Portland, Oregon, which has authenticated the instrument not once but twice. Both authentication documents will be provided with the guitar.


The Surrealist Premiere "Origami" Music Video

On the lookout for deft new talent in guitar land?

Check out's premiere of "Origami," a new single (and music video) by the Surrealist, a three-piece experimental prog-metal band from Boston. You can check it out below.

The track was released today, February 17, and is available for download at

Metallica Sing Rihanna’s “Diamonds” on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Metallica will appear on an upcoming episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, the new spinoff series based on the popular Late Late Show segment.

The clip below shows James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo belting out Rihanna’s “Diamonds” along with comedian Billy Eichner. The segment begins at the 40-second spot. Later in the clip, the band stops at a supermarket and serenades customers at the deli meat counter, a clip we previously posted here.

John Fogerty Is Reunited with His CCR Rickenbacker After 44 Years

Sometime around 1973 or '74, John Fogerty was at Creedence Clearwater Revival's rehearsal space in San Francisco.

What to Do When You Hit a Plateau

You have a bit of time, you pick up the guitar—and you play the same old licks, riffs and scales.

Phil Collins: Why I'm Not to Blame for Led Zeppelin's Live Aid Reunion Show

Late last year, Phil Collins published his autobiography, Not Dead Yet: The Memoir, via Crown Archetype.