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Rob Scallon Plays "Metal in Very Inappropriate Places"

Rob Scallon, that uber-talented guitar-playing, video-making guy from the ever-fascinating world of YouTube, is back with a new video.The new clip, "Metal in Very Inappropriate Places," is the sequel—if you will, and I know you will—to "Metal in Inappropriate Places," which has chalked up almost 5 million views since it was posted in early September 2014.For your boundless viewing pleasure, we... …

Watch "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl" from Tom Petty's Final Performance

Last winter, after watching the excellent 2007 documentary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream on Netflix, I decided it was finally time to see Tom Petty in concert; somehow, I'd managed to stupidly "avoid it" for decades.So, as soon has the band's 2017 tour dates were announced, I "obtained" tickets to their July 1 show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. It was billed... …

Tom Petty's "American Girl": How to Play the High-Flying Outro Guitar Riffs

"American Girl," the second single off Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1977 self-titled debut album, has pretty much got it all. There's its urgent Bo Diddley beat, its undeniably catchy melody, its New Wave punch, a tasty hook or two—even a bizarre "American" tie-in (It was recorded July 4, 1976, which is some wild, wacky stuff).Best of all, it sports lots and lots and lots of guitar,... …

Tom Petty: 10 of His Best Under-the-Radar Songs

Tom Petty's death is a shocking reminder that people and things that we consider "constants" can disappear in an instant—and there's nothing we can do about it.Petty has been a part of our lives since the late Seventies, just like Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Carter and Burton snowboards. His music has filled our personal soundtracks through the highs and lows—and it magically never seemed old,... …

Derek Hoke Premieres New Song, "Little Devil"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Little Devil," a stark yet sticky new track by East Nashville-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Derek Hoke. The song is from Hoke's new album, Bring the Flood, which will be released October 9 via Little Hollywood.In its own plaintive, reverb-drenched way, the album (and "Little Devil") is indicative of the exciting new sound coming out... …

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