Guitar World's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2015

Yes, we know we're already well into 2016, but we thought we'd do one last, misty-eyed glance back at that magical year called 2015.

Below, enjoy a handy guide to the 10 most popular stories on

What can we determine from this collection of stories? Well, you guys like lists (like the list you're reading right now!). In this particular case, we've got lists about amazing practice amps, the best rock and roll song endings, tips that will make you a better guitarist, the best acoustic songs in hard rock, songs that'll get you lucky ... and more.

So grab your iPod, put on your "montage flashback" playlist and relive the traffic highs of 2015.

This list is based purely on web traffic between January 1 and December 31, 2015. We didn't differentiate between lessons, lists, viral videos or news stories. These are the top 10 stories, plain and simple.

To narrow your best-of-2015 reading, be sure to check out our Top 10 Guitar Lessons of 2015,Top 10 Viral Videos of 2015 and 50 Best Albums of 2015.

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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, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.