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Foo Fighters "The Pretender" and "Rope" Lesson, Photo Gallery and New Special-Edition Magazine

It's a Foo Fighters extravaganza at GuitarWorld.com today, with Dave Grohl's exclusive lessons for "The Pretender" and "Rope," a Guitar World magazine cover outtakes photo gallery (below) — and the announcement of our new special publication, Guitar One Presents Foo Fighters.

In the lessons, Grohl talks about how "The Pretender" came together in between takes during the recording of Echos, Silence, Patience and Grace. He also discusses writing "Rope," the lead single from 2011's Wasting Light.

If the lessons and exclusive photo gallery aren't quite enough, be sure to check out our new publication, Guitar One Presents Foo Fighters. It includes Dear Guitar Hero with Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett, Absolutely Foobulous: Dave Grohl and Pat Smear talk rock fashion and reminisce about Nirvana; a Foo Fighters axology — and a lot more. Click here for more info.

It's available only at the Guitar World Online Store.

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Part 2: "Rope" Dave talks about writing "Rope," the lead single off the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light, and reveals a surprising favorite Led Zeppelin album.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. 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 and Ty Tabor 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 (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.