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Chris Cornell: 15 Essential Songs

NOW PLAYING<p>Chris Cornell: 15 Essential Songs<p>By , , , , ,<p>Chris Cornell was one of the signature voices of Nineties rock alongside peers Kurt Cobain, …

Watch Paul Reed Smith Tell Guitar-Player Jokes

0<p>SHARES<p>Tyler Larson, whose informative and frequently humorous videos we often run here, sat down with PRS Guitars founder Paul Reed Smith at this …

Guitar

NAMM 2017: Ibanez announces 40th Anniversary George Benson signature guitars

<b>NAMM 2017: This year marks two landmark anniversaries for Ibanez: 30 years of Steve Vai's JEM, and a remarkable 40 years of George Benson signature</b> …

81-Year-Old Man Walks into a Guitar Shop & Starts Playing a Sublime Solo: Ignore the Talents of the Elderly at Your Own Peril

Last spring, I caught a Who concert in Oakland, California, on what happened to be songwriter/guitarist Pete Townshend's 71st birthday. Five songs …

Bruce Springsteen Played Secret White House Concert for Obama Staffers

Bruce Springsteen staged a secret acoustic concert at the White House January 12th to reward President Barack Obama's staff for their hard work over …

Indie Rock Isn’t Dead

As the genre's previous generation makes a final push, new, more diverse artists are pushing it forward.<p><i>Image by Devin Pacholik</i><p>Music publications and Reddit threads have been eulogizing the death of indie rock for what feels like an eternity— you can read such obituaries here, here, here, and here. …

How I added Bluetooth to my 13-year-old car for under $20

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon When the iPhone 7 came out, I thought I'd thought of everything.<p>I had Bluetooth headphones for my commute, and a Bluetooth speaker …

Frank Sinatra's open letter to George Michael is a good pep talk for us all

"Loosen up. Swing, man."<p>Frank Sinatra had some very Frank Sinatra-like advice for a young George Michael, who had complained about fame in a 1990 …

Hear Nine Inch Nails' Explosive New Song 'Burning Bright (Field on Fire)'

Nine Inch Nails present a grim wall of distortion on their new song, "Burning Bright (Field on Fire)." It's the final track on the band's latest EP,</i> …

LEGO Batman's Holiday Card Is Dark, Festive, and Silly

<b>The LEGO Batman Movie</b> is coming out on Feb. 10, but LEGO Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) is popping up this holiday season to wish you a Merry Christmas. We have an exclusive look at Lego Batman's holiday card, and it's an idyllic scene inside Wayne Manor, with a roaring fire, Batman in an open …

Lego

Hendrix and Prince guitars expected to make noise at auction

LONDON (Reuters) - A guitar owned by American rocker Jimi Hendrix is expected to fetch more than 80,000 pounds ($101,000) when it goes under the hammer in London on Thursday as part of the annual entertainment sale by British auction house Bonhams.<p>"Purple Haze" singer Hendrix, who died in 1970 aged …

This is epic: 'Play It Loud' tells the history of the electric guitar

The Italian luthier Andrea Amati crafted the first modern violin in 1555, and music was never the same. A century later, Paduan music master …

Why 2016 was such an exciting year for guitar music

Outside of the apocalyptic headlines, 2016 can be remembered – musically, at least – for the biggest stars becoming bolder and more politicised, grime cementing its status at the top, and for artists like Beyoncé and Frank Ocean making ‘the album’ a bigger statement than ever before. While the …

Stephen King: Why Bob Dylan Deserves the Nobel Prize

<i>Around the time he was working on</i> The Shining<i>, Stephen King saw Bob Dylan in concert for the first time when the Rolling Thunder Revue landed in</i> …

The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

Here’s a brief list of what could plausibly be considered “rock” in 2016: digitally manipulated sound fragments, free-jazz freakouts, emo spoken-word, octogenarian baritone, a song that sounds like a vintage Disney soundtrack, and warped variants on all manner of light ’70s sounds—plus, of course, …

Some genius turned ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into the best short film of 2016

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has managed to become something of an experimental canvas in the internet age. It’s been covered by 2-year-olds, drunk …

Vinyl sales outstripped digital downloads for the first time last week

December 5, 2016 In News<p><b>Vinyl is killing the MP3 industry.</b><p>Who said vinyl sales were slowing? According to new data revealed by the Entertainment …

Revitalise your 12-bar blues chords with these 5 essential tips

Raise your 12-bars<p>But, variety being the undoubted spice of life, you can actually vary the arrangement in a surprising number of ways in order to …

major7 sus2 sus4 chords - Lesson from GMI on playing these chord forms

LEARNING TO BE CREATIVE WITH MAJOR7 SUS2 SUS4 CHORDS<p>Are You A Member Of Amazon Prime?<p>Watch The Advancing Guitar Course On Any Device in full crisp HD …

5 Things Guns N' Roses Should Do on Their 2017 Tour

There's been no official announcement, though all signs are pointing to Guns N' Roses coming back to North America in 2017. We aren't just talking …

This Week in Rock History, November 21 - 27

Read all about the events in rock history between November 21 - 27! It includes the first public UK live show of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, no less …

How Metallica Became the World's Best Metal Band Again

In front of 800 people in a London skate park.<p>"Any old Metallica family out there?" James Hetfield asks from the tiny stage of London's House of Vans, a bank of retired Underground tunnels repurposed into a multi-room, multimedia entertainment complex, including a music venue that fits around 800 …

Watch Prince surprise the late Sharon Jones with a spontaneous guitar solo

You know that feeling when Prince loves your song so much, he surprises you onstage with a spontaneous guitar solo? You almost certainly don't. But …

Music

Steven Van Zandt Calls on 'Hamilton' to Apologize to Mike Pence

E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt called upon Lin-Manuel Miranda to apologize to Mike Pence for the <i>Hamilton</i> cast's speech to the Vice …

Metallica and Jimmy Fallon Prove Classroom Instruments Can Handle Heavy Metal

Metallica only toned it down a little when they rocked out playing classroom instruments with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.<p>The heavy metal band played …

The World's First "Brainwave Opera" Is a Mind-F*ck

The story of covert WWII operative Noor Inayat Khan becomes a neurologically-driven performance.<p>A performer’s electroencephalogram (EEG) brain waves manifest into an assemblage of colored bubbles in the "first-ever" brain opera. <i>Noor: A Brain Opera</i> debuted on May 16th at the International Society of …

Kirk Hammett felt excluded from Hardwired writing sessions

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett admits that he felt excluded from writing sessions for forthcoming album <i>Hardwired… To Self Destruct</i>.<p>In the upcoming issue of …

Indie Music

See Nirvana Bassist Talk 'Nevermind' at 25, Band's 'Bash It Up' Approach

This fall marked a quarter century since the release of Nirvana's groundbreaking album <i>Nevermind</i>, and Krist Novoselic says he didn't celebrate the …

Man finds John Lennon's letter to Queen tucked inside a record sleeve

<b>(CNN) —</b> A letter John Lennon wrote to Queen Elizabeth half a century ago explaining why he was returning a medal was found tucked in the sleeve of a record in a man's attic.<p>The man who found the letter had bought the record as part of a collection at a used-item sale for £10.<p>The letter is now …

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