Country guitar legend Jimmy Capps dies aged 81

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Jimmy Capps, a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Musicians Hall of Fame who played electric and acoustic guitar on some of country music’s greatest recordings, including Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler and George Jones’ He Stopped Loving You Today, has died at age 81. 

No cause of death has been revealed.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.