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White's Lightning: Ode to the Original B-Bender, Clarence White of The Byrds and Kentucky Colonels

Clarence White was a genuine double threat. His brilliant, Doc Watson-inspired acoustic flatpicking, which incorporated lightning-fast fiddle lines played on an already-vintage Martin D-28 guitar, helped the bluegrass world recognize the guitar as a lead instrument. Several masters of the genre, including Tony Rice and Norman Blake, list him as a key influence.

The Beatles' Secret Weapon: George Harrison’s 1963 Rickenbacker 360/12

Although the last thing the red-hot Beatles needed in early 1964 was a "secret weapon," that's exactly what they got—in a beautiful Fireglo finish. George Harrison got his first Rickenbacker 12-string in February of that year, during the Beatles' first U.S. tour. The guitar was given to him by Francis C. Hall, owner and president of the California-based Rickenbacker company.

Dark Horse: George Harrison's Top 10 Solo Albums

Despite the diversity of George Harrison's many pursuits during his 58 years on earth — racing, gardening, Indian religion and culture, film making and anything remotely associated with ukeleles, Mel Brooks or Monty Python — he'll go down in history as one fourth of the Beatles.

The Commander-In-Chief Premieres "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" Performance Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of a new performance video by seven-string guitarist the Commander-In-Chief and classical guitarist Craig Ogden. The piece, "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso," is from the duo's new album, 2 Guitars: The Classical Crossover Album.

Weird Al Gets 'Whiplashed' in New Spoof — Video

Here's one for those of you who have seen "Whiplash," one of this year's nominees for the Best Picture Oscar. The actual film stars Miles Teller as a student jazz drummer who seeks the respect of an abusive teacher played by J. K. Simmons. In this brand-new spoof, Weird Al steps in ... seeking the respect of the same abusive teacher.

Lord Dying: Five "Offering Pain" Performance Videos — Exclusive

Below, check out five new performance videos of "Offering Pain" by Lord Dying. Each video features a different member of the band playing the song, which can be found on their new album, Poisoned Altars, which was released in January via Relapse Records. Lord Dying are on the road now in support of Anvil.

Jimi Hendrix's Curtis Knight Recordings to Be Released in March — Hear "Hornet's Nest"

On March 24, we'll finally get to hear early recordings of Jimi Hendrix when he was a member of Curtis Knight and the Squires. A new album, You Can’t Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions, will be released with the authorization of his estate's Experience Hendrix LLC.

Hear Jimi Hendrix's Final Interview from September 11, 1970

On September 11, 1970, NME’s Keith Allston interviewed Jimi Hendrix in England. The interview turned out to be Hendrix's last; he died a mere seven days later at age 27. You can hear the entire 30-plus-minute interview below.

Jeff Beck's Top 10 Studio Guest Appearances

When a big-name guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded. Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck — as a session guitarist — has rarely disappointed. Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.

Awesome Xylophone Led Zeppelin Cover — Video

Who else but the Louisville Leopard Percussionists could so successfully translate Led Zeppelin into a xylophone-and-marimba opus? The video below shows a rehearsal session for the group, all of whom are between the ages of 7 to 12. In fluid succession, they cover “Immigrant Song,” “The Ocean” and “Kashmir.”