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Watch an 18-Year-Old Dimebag Darrell Shred in 1984

The shadowy figure in the video below is none other than an 18-year-old Dimebag (aka Diamond) Darrell, who can be seen working his way through a nearly seven-minute-long guitar solo with his trusty Dean ML.In the clip, the young Dime makes noticeable references to several key six-string influences, especially Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen, with a touch of Yngwie Malmsteen thrown in (and... …

B.B. King Casually Changes His Guitar String Onstage Without Stopping the Song

Here's a very cool video of the late B.B. King performing “How Blue Can You Get” at Farm Aid on September 22, 1985.What makes this performance so special is what happens about three and a half minutes in. King breaks a string on his guitar and changes it himself—onstage—while he continues performing the song.All the strings are still clearly attached to the guitar at the three-minute mark. The... …

Top Five Things Every Intermediate Guitarist Should Know

Below, we present a somewhat recently posted (August 2015) video by guitar instructor Erich Andreas of YourGuitarSage.com—"Top Five Things Every Intermediate Guitar Player Should Know."Bearing in mind that Andreas is assuming you already know the basics of guitar—how to play some basic chords, simple melodies, a few scales, etc., these are tips that will help get you to the next level.Andreas'... …

Squeeze Premiere "Innocence in Paradise" Music Video

Veteran U.K. rockers Squeeze have premiered a new music video, and you can check it out below. The song, "Innocence in Paradise," is from their upcoming album, The Knowledge, which will be released this Friday, October 13.The album comes hot on the heels of 2015's Cradle to the Grave, their first studio album (of new material) since 1998's Domino.It seems the band has truly come back to life... …

Blues Great Ronnie Earl Announces New Album, 'The Luckiest Man'

Blues guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl has announced a new album, The Luckiest Man. The disc, which was recorded with Earl's longtime band, the Broadcasters, will be released November 17 via Stony Plain Records.According to Earl, The Luckiest Man is “a traditional blues album of remembrance, love and unwavering resolve to live with faith and gratitude.”The album follows the sudden loss of... …

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