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Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Testify" Source: Jimi Hendrix's Original Version with The Isley Brothers — Listen

The idea of Stevie Ray Vaughan covering a funky song by the great R&B band the Isley Brothers might seem bizarre until you consider that rhythm and blues was a big part of the Double Trouble playbook. Besides, his choice of “Testify” makes perfect sense when you realize that the guitarist on the Isley’s original 1964 version was none other than his hero, Jimi Hendrix.

Five Headphone Songs Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

Recently, Ceekars (pronounced “seekers”) developed what it's calling the world’s first 4D headphones, and the aural experience is trippy. The company reached out to Guitar World and asked us to suggest some music that would put their radically new concept to the test. We responded with the following five tracks.

Five Great Guitar Jams You Need to Hear — Now!

Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, blah, blah, blah … We know those guys can play, but what about Speedy Haworth, who dazzled audiences in the Fifties with his appearances on ABC-TV’s Ozark Jubilee? Or how about the underrated, mustachioed Canadian guitar hero Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush?

Six Hidden Gems Made Magnificent in Headphones

Okay, so you have your headphones out—what do you want to listen to? Something beautiful? Something cool? Something you’ve never heard before? How about all three? The following are six tracks by five of your favorite bands worth putting under the microscope for reasons listed below. Enjoy!

Dear Guitar Hero: Robin Trower Discusses 'Bridge of Sighs,' His Vibrato, Guitars, Effects and More

Robin Trower's mind-blowing landmark album Bridge of Sighs came out 40 years ago. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is…

Jimmy Page Revisits Two of Led Zeppelin’s Most God-like Albums, 'IV' and 'Houses of the Holy'

It’s a beautiful Indian Summer day, and I’m standing on Queens Gate Road in London, England, a stone’s throw from the legendary Royal Albert Hall, where Led Zeppelin played in 1970, a performance immortalized on 2003’s Led Zeppelin DVD.

Guitar World's 10 Best Box Sets of 2014

While this was a somewhat uneventful year for new rock releases, it was bananas for interesting box sets. Record companies reached deep inside their vaults and discovered some really cool and weird things.

Great Musical Moments and Mistakes Made Magnificent in Headphones

OK, so you have your headphones out. What do you want to listen to? Something beautiful? Something cool? Something you’ve never heard before? How about all three? The following are five tracks by some of your favorite bands worth putting under the microscope for reasons listed below. Enjoy!

Jimmy Page and Chris Cornell Talk Led Zeppelin on Stage at Guitar World Event

To celebrate the release of Jimmy Page’s lavish new photo book, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, the guitar legend appeared with Chris Cornell, guitarist and singer for Soundgarden, at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for a relaxed question-and-answer session that spanned the entirety of Page’s 50-year career.

Jimmy Page Revisits 'Led Zeppelin IV' and 'Houses of the Holy' — Five Questions

We did some great work there, and I was particularly impressed with their wonderful echo and reverb facilities. The only problem was, they also had a rather “colorful” studio monitoring system. While we were mixing, everything sounded huge and the low end sounded especially massive. But when we returned to England and played our work back, the sound was nothing like what we had heard in Los Angeles. It was deflated…a pale echo of what we’d heard in L.A.