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Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck Perform "Farther Up the Road" in 1981

Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton have performed together several times over the years. They've even toured together.But in terms of pure entertainment value, I haven't found anything as enjoyable than the clip at the bottom of this story.It's from the Secret Policeman's Other Ball, a benefit show that took place September 9, 1981, at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. The show was produced by John... …

Watch Joe Satriani, Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Collen Play the Blues

Late last month, Joe Satriani hosted the 2017 G4 Experience—a four-day instructional/performance camp—at Asilomar Center in Pacific Grove, California.Satch's special guests at the event—which honored the 30th anniversary of his landmark 1987 album, Surfing with the Alien—included Paul Gilbert, Def Leppard's Phil Collen, acoustic master Tommy Emmanuel and Ratt's Warren DeMartini.Below, be sure... …

Roy Buchanan Performs "When a Guitar Plays the Blues"

Although I "discovered" Roy Buchanan when I was a blues-loving kid in the mid-Eighties, his first brush with something resembling fame came in 1971, when a documentary, The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World, aired on public TV.The documentary was, of course, about Buchanan, a Washington, D.C.-based blues-rock virtuoso whose gritty sound and distinctive technique inspired scores of guitarists,... …

The Eagles—with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey—Announce Fall Shows

An interesting 2017 version of the Eagles has announced a set of “An Evening with the Eagles” shows that will take place this fall. As expected, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit are in the band. But instead of former members Don Felder, Bernie Leadon and/or Randy Meisner, this year's bonus Eagles are country music star (and brilliant guitarist) Vince Gill—and Deacon Frey, the 24-year... …

The Texas Gentlemen Premiere "Pain" Music Video

The Texas Gentlemen—not to be confused with the Tennessee Dirtbags—recently premiered the music video for "Pain," a track from their upcoming debut album, TX Jelly (not to be confused with Texas tea). You can check it out below.Because people love comparing new things to old things, let's just say the Texas Gentlemen sound a bit like the late-Seventies Allman Brothers Band—with a sense of humor... …

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