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Jethro Tull and Joe Bonamassa Play "Locomotive Breath"

Here's a blast from the semi-recent-ish past.

Watch Joe Bonamassa join Jethro Tull on stage in London for a 2011 performance of Tull's "Locomotive Breath."

It's fun to see Bonamassa stand side by side with Tull guitarist Martin Barre, the axman behind "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Locomotive Breath" and so many more. Barre holds a special place in Guitar World history; his solo on "Aqualung" comes it at Number 25 on our list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time."

We've also included a clip of Bonamassa performing Jethro Tull's very (if you ask me) Cream-like "A New Day Yesterday" with Tull frontman Ian Anderson on flute and vocals from around the same time as the top performance. Enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.