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Eddie Van Halen Launches New Online Store

Eddie Van Halen—that guy who used to play Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" guitar solo during interviews—has just launched a new merch store via Killer Merch.The partnership includes new items, plus—for the first time—EVH’s guitar accessories and a slew of licensed products.According to a press release, "the site will continue to grow with additional apparel, art, accessories and everything EVH,... …

Gilby Clarke Discusses Not Being Invited to Join Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Guitarist Gilby Clarke—who, as any little schoolboy knows—was a member of Guns N' Roses from 1991 to 1994, recently chatted with LA Weekly. Their story, which was published earlier this week, is called "Here's What Three Ex–Guns N' Roses Guitarists Are Up to These Days"—and if that sounds interesting to you (and it does to me), click here to check it out.Anyway, in the story, Gilby, whose... …

Hear Eddie Van Halen Play Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Guitar Solo Note for Note

For many years—I guess before Eddie Van Halen and "Eruption" came along—Cream's "Crossroads" was THE song to pull out at parties to impress friends, girls, uncles, cousins, neighbors, rescued farm animals, etc.Below, you can hear Van Halen play Eric Clapton's famous guitar solo—pretty much note for note, we might add—during an 1984 interview with Lisa Robinson for a show called The Inside Track... …

Fatten Up Your Tone, Stevie Ray Vaughan Style, with the King Tone Switch

In 1994, a young British band called the Hoax released a reasonably successful album called Sound Like This. You might even remember it.For me, the album's strongest selling point—and the reason I played it over and over again back in the day—was the undeniable skills of the band's guitarists, Jesse Davey and Jon Amor, who convincingly nailed the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's playing style and tone... …

Marty Stuart Premieres "Time Don't Wait" Music Video

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives debuted their new music video, “Time Don’t Wait,” earlier today. The video, which was shot in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, was directed by Reid Long.The stunning B/W clip explores the lands and people of the Lakota Sioux tribe, of which Stuart is an honorary member (his Lakota name is O Yate' o Chee... …

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