The capo is to guitars what sugar — or Stevia, if you prefer — is to food. It makes everything sweeter. Musicians started noticing the capo's inherent song-sweetening properties sometime in the early 17th century, when primitive versions of the handy accessory were employed to raise the pitch of a host of fretted instruments.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
While they were at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Eagles premiered a new film, History of the Eagles: Part One. It's an authorized, feature-length documentary that provides an intimate look into the history of the group and the legacy of their music.
Here's an exclusive clip of Joe Walsh performing the classic James Gang track "Funk #49" from his recent Guitar Center Sessions episode. Guitar Center Sessions, which appears exclusively on DIRECTV, showcases exclusive live performances, all of which are filmed in hi-definition at Guitar Center’s Hollywood, California, location. Each episode features interviews conducted by Nic Harcourt.