Taylor Swift teams up with “heroes” the National and Bon Iver for surprise new album, Folklore

Taylor Swift performs in Omaha, Nebraska in 2013
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Taylor Swift is one of the biggest influences on young players picking up the guitar today - leading some to even question whether she’s the new Eddie Van Halen. And we have particularly high six-string hopes for what's next from the superstar, as she partners with with fellow guitarists Bon Iver and the National’s Aaron Dessner for surprise new album, Folklore.

Swift co-produced and co-wrote the studio effort, her eighth overall, primarily with Dessner, and it features Vernon alongside longtime Swift collaborator Jack Antonoff.

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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.