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Watch How Children React to Nirvana

Fine Brothers Entertainment, the makers of “Kids React” videos, are back with a new clip showing how kids react to hearing Nirvana for the first time.In this new clip, the kids listen to a selection of track from Nirvana’s brief catalog. About the only two things they can agree on is that the music is laidback and they can’t understand what Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is singing.Among the... …

Dave Mustaine: “Me and James Hetfield Are Among the Fantastic Four of Rhythm Guitar”

Megadeth may be known for making technical, complex music, but underneath it all frontman Dave Mustaine appreciates the value of a strong rhythm guitarist.In a new interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, Mustaine calls out the players he puts in his “Fantastic Four” of rhythm guitar. He gives special props to Metallica’s James Hetfield, who was Mustaine’s onetime bandmate during his tumultuous... …

Deconstructing Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” Riff

“Manic Depression” is one of several original stand-out tracks on Are You Experienced, the 1967 debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.The song is built on an ascending riff that move along relentlessly using major arpeggios and chromatic runs. It’s also performed in a triple meter, making it, in essence, a hard-rocking waltz.In this Riff Deconstruction, Sean Daniel digs into the “Manic... …

Watch Keith Richards Play “Malagueña”

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. The 71-year-old rocker sat down with Matt Sweeney for a recent episode of Noisey’s excellent Guitar Moves program.The two met at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady... …

Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the Styles of 12 Famous Guitarists

Back in 2015, guitarist Andre Antunes had a viral sensation with a video in which he copied the styles of 10 famous guitarists while soloing to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”He followed it up with similar takes on Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and the music of Michael Jackson.And now he’s back at it again. In the video below, Andre tackles Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the styles of 12 guitarists... …

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