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By:Kevin Winter
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By:Kevin Winter Hulton Archive
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Do You Remember Him, Stanley Jordan Covers “Stairway To Heaven”

Back in the 80's Stanley Jordan and Stanley Clarke teamed up and had a small pop hit. The two of them were in uncharted territory because they were both Jazz artists. Stanley Clarke went on to record some big albums and is a featured player on others. Stanley Jordan? Well, here's where he wound up.

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By:Jamie McCarthy
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By:Jamie McCarthy Getty Images Entertainment
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Would You Like To Sound Like Eddie Van Halen? Watch Him Explain His Gear And Play

 

So many people would love to play like Eddie Van Halen. Eddie knows that and has tried to make gear he likes and that people want to play. He is always pushing the envelope with his equipment. His EVH line has followed his changing tastes.

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By: Kevork Djansezian
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By: Kevork Djansezian Getty Images Entertainment
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Watch This Accoustic Only Performance Of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck

This is an brilliant version of "Thunderstruck", no vocals just one acoustic guitar and the fingers of Luca Stricagnoli. Even if you aren't an AC/DC fan you will dig this offering.

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Van Halen Dress Rehearsal At The Forum
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How did Eddie Van Halen Invent A Whole New Guitar, Listen To This Smithsonian Interview

Eddie Van Halen is credited with influencing music, bands, and the way the guitar was played. Not many people are aware of the influence he had on the making of guitars, and amps. He wired his own guitar, painted it, and now with his own line of guitars and amps he finally has what he wants to play.

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Some Daily Funk, From Toddzilla Of Funkhammer, You’re Welcome

One of the best guitarists I have ever seen, Toddzilla of Funkhammer has posted a little ditty I thought I would share. It's not so much that he can play well, it's the emotion, the sound, and the performance. It's just fun.

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(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Remember The Sound Effects Guy From Police Academy, He’s The Real Thing

Remember Michael Winslow, the guy that could do all the sound effects in the movie Police Academy? He is the real thing, I have seen many performances of his talent to be able to copy sounds, leading me to believe that he really did all those sounds in the movie.

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Watch Rayman’s 5 Favorite Guitar Solos [VIDEO]

I've loved guitar solos ever since I watched McGuinn of the Byrds pick his twelve string Rickenbacker, and Zal Yanofsky of the Lovin Spoonful play a screamin solo, then fall off the stage into the crowd and not miss a note

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Win a $2,400 Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Model Fender Stratocaster

To celebrate the release of the 30th anniversary edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut, 'Texas Flood,' we're teaming up with Sony Legacy, Fender and GuySpeed to give one lucky reader a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature model Stratocaster valued at $2,399.99. 10 runners-up will also win the Legacy Edition two-CD set of 'Texas Flood.'

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St. Jude Radiothon Gives You the Once in a Lifetime Chance to Own an Autographed Guitar

Listen Wednesday and Thursday to hear songs of inspiration and stories from families that have benefited from the life saving research at St. Jude, the hospital without walls.  We call it a "hospital without walls" because they share their information around the world at no cost.  Children here in the Northland are being treated with protocol developed at St. Jude.

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Guitar Player Guides Viewers Through the History of Rock and Roll With 100 of the Best Guitar Riffs in History [VIDEO]

If you're a fan of rock and roll, guitars, or music in general; this video is really worth checking out. Someone from the Chicago Music Exchange, a music supply outlet, put together a compilation of the 100 most memorable and recognizable guitar riffs through the history of the genre.

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
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Slash Remembers His First Guitar

You never forget your first. Of course, we’re talking about guitars. Did you think we meant something else? The nerve of some people. Either way, in a new interview, Slash discusses the instruments on which he got his start.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Tom Petty’s Stolen Guitars Recovered

Finally, some good news in the world of classic rock. Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were recovered Tuesday (April 17). The instruments had been reported missing since Friday, when they were taken from the Culver City, Calif. soundstage where the band was rehearsing for its upcoming tour, which begins Wednesday night in Broomfield, Colo.

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