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A Guide to The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Guitars and Gear

The studio experimentation that had begun with Revolver advanced to the next level on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.In many ways, 1966 had been a watershed for the Beatles. They had broken from the two-albums-per-year formula that had brought their record company, EMI, so much money, but which had occasionally depleted the group’s well of creativity.Revolver was the only full-length... …

Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn and Others Rehearse in 1992

The video below offers a rare treat: a superstar cast of guitarists—including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Roger McGuinn—rehearsing Dylan’s “My Back Pages” in October 1992.The run-through—which includes solos by both Clapton and Young—was in anticipation of Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert, held on October 16, 1992, in New York City’s Madison Square Garden... …

Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh and Gary Clark Jr. Play “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

As milestones go, the 50-year mark is a pretty big one.So as the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show approached in 2014, organizers put together a celebration to herald the moment that presented the Beatles to America.Called The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles, the tribute was a celebration of both the Beatles’ impact on music... …

Nita Strauss Shares Her Top Tip for Better Guitar Playing

Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss recently shared her number-one playing tip in a video for UltimateGuitarTV.Strauss’s advice is all about using a metronome."It seems like a no-brainer, I know, but a lot of people aren't doing it,” she explains. “So today, I'm going to walk you through the steps that I used with the metronome when I have something new to learn.”Strauss demonstrates her method... …

Watch Chris Cornell and His Daughter Sing “Redemption Song”

While performing at New York’s Beacon Theatre in 2015, Chris Cornell invited his then-11-year-old daughter Toni to join him onstage for a duet on the Bob Marley classic “Redemption Song.”As you can see from the performance, shown below, Toni has inherited her father’s impressive vocal talents.“A few years back, my daughter wanted to do a song at school,” Cornell told the audience prior to... …

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