From Hendrixian R&B groovers to punkified alt-rock: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Bruce Springsteen performs live
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We get it. Our weekly roundup of essential guitar tracks has been the single most important thing guiding you through the COVID-19 lockdown. It makes sense, too - what better way to forget about the negative happenings of the world than to immerse yourself in the latest and greatest from the world of guitar?

You’ll be delighted to hear that it’s that time of week again - the best six-string tracks from the last seven days are in. We’ve got the first track from Bruce Springsteen’s newly announced, hotly-anticipated new album, a new project from Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and a earth-shattering new entry from Connecticut metal outfit Hatebreed, among a host of others.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.