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Watch Paul Riario Discuss the New MONO Pedalboard Collection

In this new clip, Guitar World’s Paul Riario discusses the new line of pedalboards from MONO.

As one of the leading innovators of high-quality instrument cases and accessories for players in every genre, MONO has taken the next step forward with a new line of sleek, light, and durable pedalboards.


Exploring John Lennon's Acoustic Guitar Technique with the Beatles

In the decades since his passing on December 8, 1980, John Lennon’s legend has continued to grow, both for his contributions to the Beatles and his accomplishments as a solo artist.

Even so, he is rarely singled out for his acoustic guitar playing. This is perhaps due to the spotlight-grabbing abundance of “stand- alone” acoustic Beatles cuts written by Paul McCartney, such as “Blackbird,” “Yesterday,” “Michelle” and “Mother Nature’s Son.”

‘Peach’: Larkin Poe’s Megan and Rebecca Lovell Discuss New Album, Songwriting

What originally began as an album of all-original material from Larkin Poe (which consists of sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell) quickly took a turn when they began recording and posting traditional blues covers on various social media outlets.

The result was millions of views and an overwhelming demand for an album of traditional American roots music. This prompted Larkin Poe to return to the studio for Peach, a compilation of blues covers and original material that harkens towards their Southern musical heritage.

Blues Great Ronnie Earl Announces New Album, 'The Luckiest Man'

Blues guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl has announced a new album, The Luckiest Man. The disc, which was recorded with Earl's longtime band, the Broadcasters, will be released November 17 via Stony Plain Records.

According to Earl, The Luckiest Man is “a traditional blues album of remembrance, love and unwavering resolve to live with faith and gratitude.”

Watch Foo Fighters, Joe Perry and Liam Gallagher Play the Beatles' "Come Together"

This past weekend, the Foo Fighters—who we profiled in the December issue of Guitar World—headlined the Cal Jam '17 festival, a giant gathering in San Bernardino, California, that the band curated.

Act of Defiance's Chris Broderick Takes His Playing to New Levels on 'Old Scars, New Wounds'

Over the course of 20 years with Jag Panzer, Nevermore, Megadeth and Act of Defiance, Chris Broderick has developed quite the reputation for serious seven-string shredding—so it comes as something of a surprise to learn that he’d actually intended to “tone down” his solos for Old Scars, New Wounds, Act of Defiance’s second and latest album.

“I wanted to have absolute control over every aspect of my technique for this CD,” he explains, “so I initially thought it would be best if I didn’t push it too hard.”

John Entwistle's Isolated Bass from Shepperton "Won't Get Fooled Again"

Today, we're taking some time out to remember the legendary John "The Ox" Entwistle of the Who.

John Lennon and Frank Zappa Jam in New York City in 1971

On June 6, 1971, former Beatle John Lennon performed at New York City's Fillmore East with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

It was a strange night, as you'll see (and hear) in the clip below. For starters, Yoko Ono also "performed" with Lennon and the Mothers.

In reality, all she did was scream her head off, just as she did when Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band performed in Toronto in 1969.

John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards Play the Beatles' "Yer Blues"

On September 13, 1969, John Lennon performed at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada, with a hastily assembled backing band.

The band, which performed under the "Plastic Ono Band" moniker, included Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and future Yes member Alan White on drums. Oh, right; Yoko Ono was there too ...

The band rehearsed twice—once during the flight from London to Toronto and once shortly before their performance.

A Tribute to Cliff Gallup’s Legendary Flash

Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps epitomized rockabilly’s iconic image, with their leather jackets, ducktail hairstyles and kick-ass-and-take-names personae. The band also introduced one of the most adept, versatile and influential electric guitarists of his generation: Cliff Gallup.

Born in 1930, Gallup was 26 when he joined up with Vincent, a wild young singer from Norfolk, Virginia. In May 1956, as the brief but volcanic rockabilly craze was peaking, Vincent was invited to record in Nashville under the guidance of veteran producer Ken Nelson.