It's time for a Friday flashback! Below, check out a clip of Eddie Van Halen sitting in with the band on Late Night with David Letterman in 1985. Eddie joins Paul Shaffer (keyboards), Sid McGinnis (guitar), Neil Jason (bass) and Steve Jordan (drums) for an instrumental version of Van Halen's "Panama," guitar solo and all.
Before he wielded the hammer of the gods—and a Les Paul—as a member of mighty Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was a Telecaster-wielding Yardbird. Today we turn our attention to Page's best guitar work with his former band. Fortunately, we don't have very far to look, since Page recorded only one album with the band—1967's Little Games.
Well, bub, no matter how good the song is, it eventually has to end. The question, then, is: How’s it going to end? A studio fade giving the illusion of a sing-along chorus going on forever in some imaginary world populated by elves? A repeated turnaround? An abrupt, punk-rock-style halt? An unsuspected, off-key chord?
Swedish guitarist Gabriella Quevedo is no stranger to GuitarWorld.com. You might remember a incredibly popular video that shows Quevedo playing the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” combining several of the song’s multiple-guitar parts in a one-guitar arrangement.
On September 6, 1968 — at the behest of George Harrison — guitarist Eric Clapton entered Abbey Road Studio Two in London to overdub lead guitar onto a brand-new Beatles song called "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
Forty-nine years ago this summer—in late July and August 1966—the Beatles found themselves in a touchy situation. On July 29 of that year, a teen magazine called Datebook published segments of a nearly 5-month-old interview with John Lennon. Among the republished segments was this quote by Lennon: "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first — rock 'n' roll or Christianity."
In this new video (posted to the Interwebs July 5), Mark from Guitar Nerds, a U.K.-based website for guitar fans (and nerds, we reckon), counts down the top 10 Fender Stratocaster facts that you probably didn't know.