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Dude Plays Metallica's "Hardwired" on a Sitar—and It's Killer

Is it just me or has the sitar been making inroads into metal—not to mention traditionally guitar-centric media coverage—in the past few months?While you ponder that purely rhetorical question, be sure to check out this excellent new video by Rishabh Seen, who can be seen playing Metallica's "Hardwired" on the—you guessed it—sitar. And he does it as effortlessly as Tina S.If you want to see... …

Watch Guns N' Roses Cover AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie"

During their June 7 stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Guns N' Roses performed a cover of AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie."Why, you ask? Read on."When we play this song, nobody really knows that I… When I'm singing this song, I actually, in my head, I see this little dog of ours with me on stage, 'cause she's always so fucking happy," GNR frontman Axl Rose told the crowd. "Before we came to the show today... …

13 Essential B-Bender Guitar Songs

Welcome back to "The Next Bend," a column dedicated to B-bending guitarists, guitars, gear, news, licks, songs and more.For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside your guitar and allows you to pull—usually with some sort of arm, palm, shoulder or hip movement—your guitar's B string up a perfect whole step. So, a B note would suddenly... …

Someone Made an EDM Track Out of Paul Stanley's Stage Banter — and It's Glorious

EDM (electronic dance music) duo Snaked recently released a new track titled "Paul Stanley."The only "vocals" included on the EDM track are various bits of stage banter by Paul Stanley of Kiss. "Paul Stanley"—which was produced by New Jersey-based DJ Depressed Teenager—perfectly merges the age-old experience of a Kiss concert with the new sound of EDM, complete with some appropriately larger... …

Seven Common Mistakes Guitar Players Make

In the video below, guitar instructor Nate Savage of GuitarSystem.com calls attention to seven common mistakes guitarists make."This lesson covers seven mistakes guitar players make—and how to correct them," Savage says. "These tips apply to guitarists of all skill levels, from complete beginners to experienced professionals."If you are just getting started on the guitar, these tips are going... …

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