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B.B. King Died from Multiple Small Strokes

B.B. King’s death was brought on by a series of small strokes that are attributed to Type II diabetes, according to his physician, Darin Brimhall, and Las Vegas coroner John Fudenberg.

Yes Bassist Chris Squire to Undergo Treatment for Leukemia

Bassist Chris Squire, a founding member of Yes, has been diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Squire will receive treatment in his hometown of Phoenix over the next few months.

Guitar World: July 2015 Gear and Lesson Videos

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the July 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Dave Edmunds Announces New Instrumental Album, 'Rags & Classics'

Over the years, Dave Edmunds has worked with some of the biggest names in rock history, including Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynn, Elvis Costello, Carl Perkins, Stray Cats, Status Quo and Dion, in addition to issuing albums as a member of Rockpile and his own solo releases.

Richard Lloyd: 'Alchemical Guitarist' Guitar Lesson DVD

In this insightful instructional DVD, Lloyd gives viewers a new and comprehensive way to understand the fretboard, one that unlocks the mysteries that so often confuse and frustrate guitarists, whether they are beginners or advanced players. One of Guitar World's most popular instructors, Lloyd presents lessons on topics that include hexatonic blues scales, emphasizing minor thirds in pentatonic patterns, the cycle of fourths and fifths, and much more.

Dream Theater's John Petrucci Demos His Ernie Ball Music Man JP6 Guitar — Video

John Petrucci has a lot of Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitars to his, well, name. Today, we present a brand-new video that shows the Dream Theater guitarist demoing his signature JP6 model.

George Harrison's 1963 Maton Guitar Sells for $485,000 at Auction

A Maton Mastersound MS-500 that George Harrison played during the Beatles' performances in the summer of 1963 sold for $485,000 at Julien’s Auctions on Friday in New York.

Carvin Amplifiers Expands Custom Color Options

Carvin Amplifiers has long offered customers the ability to order bass and guitar amps covered in a handful of different colored vinyl. Along with standard black and tweed vinyl covering, Carvin Amplifiers expanded to offer customers colors such as red, white, blue and patterns such as Python Snakeskin.

Carvin Guitars Introduces Kiesel Passive Lithium Series Pickups

These are the same pickups that have been used in some of the company's new models, such as the DC800 extended-range eight-string guitar and Vader headless six-, seven- and eight-string guitars. Bridge and neck models are available, in six-, seven- and eight-string configurations.

New Guitar World DVD: Learn the Basics of Classical Guitar

Classical guitar songs and techniques have inspired modern artists ranging from the Doors to Metallica. In this new DVD, 20 Essential Classical Licks, you'll develop the essential skills required to play fingerstyle on a nylon-string acoustic guitar, such as arpeggio patterns and techniques, rolling triplets and sextuplets, natural and artificial harmonics, grace-note embellishments, tremolo picking and much more.