Over the decades, John Lennon's songs have been covered by thousands of artists. Just think of all the people — from unknown Lithuanian bar bands to Lada Gaga — who have had a crack at "Imagine." Today, on the 73rd anniversary of his birth on October 9, 1940, I'm paying tribute to Lennon by rounding up five of what I feel are the best performances of his solo songs by other artists.
In this month's issue of Guitar World, we pay tribute to the high-flying genius of Pete Townshend by taking a look back at the Who's most creative — and most volatile — years. Townshend is also the latest guitar hero to be voted into our Hall of Fame in our annual readers poll, joining the likes of Kirk Hammett, Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan and other six-string legends.
Pearl Jam debuted two new songs this past Friday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The songs, "Lightning Bolt" and "Future Days," are from their upcoming album, Lightning Bolt, which will be released October 15.
In this fan-filmed video published just hours ago, Pearl Jam perform their catchy new single, "Mind Your Manners," for the first time. The concert took place Tuesday, July 16, at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.