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Metallica, Trivium & Others Pay Tribute to Iron Maiden

Hammett talks to Guitar World about covering “Remember Tomorrow”

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The Beatles "Yesterday" Lesson

Click here to learn how to play the Beatles' famous acoustic ballad.

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The Beatles "Blackbird" Lesson

Check out this video lesson of the Beatles' classic acoustic guitar track "Blackbird."

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Fender Announces David Gilmour Black Strat Reissue

David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster guitar on sale Sept. 22

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Frantone Bassweet fuzz pedal

Thick and raunchy germanium-fueled fuzz? Check. Bodacious low end? Check. Tank-like construction, boutique-shop attention to detail, and mile-wide grin from ear to ear? Check, check, and check.

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DOWN "Stone the Crow" Lesson

Watch as Down's Pepper & Kirk teach you how to play the opening riff from their classic track, "Stone the Crow."

Ozzfest 2008 to Feature All-Star Tribute to Dimebag Darrell

Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Scott Ian, Kerry King and others set to perform

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Satch, Vai & Buckethead Come to Guitar Hero III

Guitar Virtuoso Track Pack available July 24

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Kelle Rhoads and Kelly Garni Join Aleister Wild

Ohio-based band planning to head overseas to entertain troops

THE FINE PRINT - Paul Gilbert's Guitar World Column

Paul Gilbert warming up

We've done numerous lessons with Paul Gilbert over the years, but none as extensive as the one we did here at Guitar World headquarters today! We flew Paul in just for this lesson with Andy Aledort, which will be used for a series of columns in the near future.

Paul was a true gent and came in fully prepared for a day of guitar teaching...he brought his full pedalboard, a dry-erase marker board for some visual aid, and of course his signature Ibanez PGM301 electric guitar.

A Paul Gilbert pick

Paul even hung around a bit after the lesson was done to talk technique with some of the multimedia crew, showing them various exercises that might improve their playing and imparting some of the fretboard wisdom he's acquired over the years.

The Guitar World office guitar as of July 2008

And of course, we couldn't let Paul leave without letting him sign the Guitar World office guitar. As you can see from the photo, the guitar is filling up fast...actually, it might be time to retire this baby and find a new axe for people to sign. This Les Paul Studio has been signed by such ace players as Rudolf Schenker & Matthias Jabs from the Scorpions, Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Tipton & K.K. Downing from Judas Priest, Dave Mustaine, John Petrucci, Michael Angelo Batio, Steve Howe, Slash and others.

Special thanks to Paul Gilbert for spending the day with us--watch for his new Guitar World column soon! Click on any of the thumbnails to see the photos full size.