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Five Ways to Conquer Sweep Picking

Sweep picking is a technique you probably hear about all the time.It’s certainly a widely used concept that many players have adapted to fit into their own playing styles, whether it’s the lightning fast video game-like sweeps or slower arpeggiated lines with a sheer focus on technical efficiency, sweep picking is a technique that’s here to stay.Guitar instructor Robert Baker recently posted a... …

Hear a Snippet of The Beatles' Unreleased 1963 Demo of "What Goes On"

A rare, unreleased demo of The Beatles' "What Goes On"—recorded in 1963 and featuring John Lennon on vocals—has surfaced on on eBay through Parlogram.Though the song would not be released by The Fab Four until 1965's Rubber Soul, the song actually predates The Beatles. Lennon originally wrote the song all the way back in the late Fifties, for his pre-Beatles group the Quarrymen.Lennon kept the... …

Watch Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons Share the Stage for the First Time in 16 Years

Last week, it was announced that Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons would set aside their longstanding differences to team up for a good cause. The cause—The Children Matter benefit concert at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, held to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey—brought the two Kiss veterans together onstage for the first time in 16 years.During the show—which took place Wednesday... …

Iron Maiden Announce 'The Book of Souls: Live Chapter' Live Album

Iron Maiden have announced The Book of Souls: Live Chapter, a live album documenting their 2016/2017 Book of Souls world tour.The album—which will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD and vinyl formats—contains 15 live recordings captured from shows throughout the lengthy tour, including six from the band's most recent album, The Book of Souls."We spent a huge amount of time working on this... …

Ian Gillan on One-Off Reunion With Ritchie Blackmore: "It's Not Gonna Happen"

In July, former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore told RocknRoll Reporter that he'd be willing to play a "single show" with his former bandmates. Today, Ian Gillan—the band's frontman—shot down this possibility in no uncertain terms, saying "it's not gonna happen."Speaking to The Vinyl Guide podcast, Gillan said “Ritchie was a difficult character—there’s no denying that. Ritchie and the... …

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