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Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and More: 10 Surprising Guitarist Guest-Star Spots

Everyone knows about Eric Clapton’s performance on the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” And Eddie Van Halen’s solo on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”? Fantastic, yes, but do we really need to revisit it again? Instead, we decided to highlight 10 less-celebrated guitar guest spots from the annals of rock history.

Friend of Duff McKagan’s Wife: “Guns N’ Roses Are Coming Back, MFers!”

Did a friend of Duff McKagan’s wife just reveal that the original Guns N’ Roses are reuniting? On November 3, as Susan Holmes-McKagan and her pal Brandi Glanville were being interviewed at Rhonda’s Kiss All-Star Benefit Concert for cancer in Los Angeles, Glanville yelled out, “Guns N’ Roses is coming back, motherfuckers!”

81-Year-Old Shredder Bob Wood Tells the Story Behind His Viral Video

Last week, we shared a video of 81-year-old guitarist Bob Wood shredding up a storm on an Epiphone Riviera at British Audio Service in Nashville. Wood’s performance, shot about a year ago at the Nashville music store, has been enjoying its second viral life as of late, with pretty much every online news and entertainment outlet sharing the video.

Tool Perform New Song, "Descending" — Video

As we reported yesterday, Tool performed their only show of 2015 on Halloween and dressed up as Led Zeppelin for the occasion. The group also opened with their cover of Zeppelin’s “No Quarter,” which they have not performed live since 1998.

Queen's Brian May: ‘Wayne’s World’ “Bohemian Rhapsody” Scene Hit Close to Home

Saturday, October 31, marked exactly 40 years since Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released. Despite four decades of performing and hearing the song, guitarist Brian May still enjoys what is undoubtedly his biggest hit. “I’m not sick of it,” he tells the BBC. “You can’t complain that people want to talk about it all these years later. I still enjoy hearing it. If it comes on the radio, I’ll turn it up and listen.

Guitar Smashers: The 11 Deadliest Ax Wielders of All Time — Video

Musicians are a temperamental lot. When the music is flowing and the vibes are good, we couldn’t be happier. But if our guitars won’t tune, the audience is a drag or the P.A. sounds like crap, all bets are off. Oddly, the objects of our wrath are sometimes the very things we care about most—our instruments.

Jimmy Page Plays Chopin at 1983 ARMS Concert — Video

Jimmy Page has demonstrated his guitar talents in a range of musical styles over the course of his career, from hard rock to folk. And for one celebrated event, he dabbled ever so briefly in classical, when he adapted Frédéric Chopin’s Prelude in E minor (Op. 28, No. 4) for electric guitar.

Keith Richards Plays “Malagueña” — Video

You know that Keith Richards plays with just five strings (no low E). But have you ever seen him set up a six-string for five-string play, and then jam away on it? Take a look at the video below, because you’ll see him do it, and much more.

Ritchie Blackmore Rumored for Monsters of Rock—Watch Him Shred at 2015 Show

Ritchie Blackmore will make his return to rock at the 2016 Monsters of Rock Festival in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, according to multiple sources. The festival takes place June 18, 2016. The show will mark the first rock performance by the legendary guitarist since he began playing Renaissance-style folk music with his group Blackmore’s Night in 1997. Their latest album, All Our Yesterdays, was released September 18.

Steve Vai Shreds with 60-Piece Orchestra for 90,000 Fans at Rock in Rio — Video

Steve Vai and the 60-piece Brazilian orchestra Camerata Florianópolis rocked 90,000 attendees at Rock in Rio Brazil 2015 in Rio de Janeiro in a high-energy festival setting that Vai calls “a highlight career moment.” The performance, which took place on September 25, included spirited takes on such Vai compositions as “Kill the Guy with the Ball,” “Whispering a Prayer,” “Lotus Feet,” and the finale, “For the Love of God,” which you can view below along with another clip from the show.