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25 Off-the-Beaten-Path Albums Every Guitarist Needs to Hear

9<p>SHARES<p>When gutter laureate Charles Bukowski spat out “nobody knows anything,” he certainly wasn’t taking guitarists into account.<p>Any one of us can …

Beyond Blues: Warren Haynes’ Southern-Fried Blues-Rock

Few guitarists are able to combine soul with a healthy amount of down-home rock like the Gov’t Mule frontman.

Guitar

Jack White to Release Live Albums From His '90s Detroit Bands

The latest installment of Third Man's Vault subscription series is centered around live performances from three of Jack White's early bands: Two Star Tabernacle, The Go, and Jack White and the Bricks. The performances, which are contained on three LPs, were recorded at Detroit's Gold Dollar venue …

Jack White

John Mayer hops aboard the Dead & Company train at the Forum

The members of Dead & Company had been chewing on the taut boogie-rock groove of "Bertha" for a good long while at the Forum when<p>John Mayerlooked over at Bob Weir in search of a little guidance.<p><i>Are we done?</i> Mayer seemed to be asking with his eyes. <i>Or do we keep going?</i> Weir took his hands off his …

Slash covers ‘Ace of Spades’ at New Year gig, ‘for Lemmy’ – watch

The guitarist had said he'll miss the Motorhead man "more than words can express"<p>Slash and the Conspirators have covered Motorhead‘s ‘Ace of Spades’ …

Guitar

Watch David Bowie's first TV appearance in 1964

<b>A teenage Bowie stands up for mop-tops in 1964.</b><p>David Jones’ first ever TV appearance wasn’t to plug a record but as a dedicated follower of fashion, …

David Bowie

Phil Lynott: almost forgotten rock god

<b>Philip Parris</b> '<b>Phil</b>' <b>Lynott died on</b> <b>4 January 1986. In this piece, originally published in March 2011 to accompany an exhibition about the guitarist and founding member of Thin Lizzy, Neil McCormick wonders why he never quite attained the status of other fallen idols.</b><p>Growing up in Ireland in the …

The myth of the quiet Beatle: Time for Gen X to ease up on the George Harrison hype

A new tribute concert film and album is about to stoke the fires of the “loner genius” fantasy once again<p>The quiet Beatle has been less quiet lately – even more than a decade after his death. Martin Scorsese’s “Living in the Material World,” from 2011, made a strong case for George Harrison as a …

George Harrison

Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep interview: How she overcame loss to write her next album

Grammy-winning legend Bonnie Raitt returns with her 20th album <i>Dig In Deep</i> on Feb. 26. Here, she tells EW how she overcame loss to write her largest …

Was R.E.M. Unfairly Hated When Their Drummer Left The Group?

When R.E.M. called it quits in 2011, it was hard to deny that they were ending things on a high note. Their final two albums, that year’s <i>Collapse into Now</i> and 2008’s <i>Accelerate</i>, had been rightfully praised. Even if they felt a tad similar to what the band had already done, they were definitely a …

Third Man Records Releasing Music From Jack White's Early Bands

Two Star Tabernacle, the Go and Jack White and the Bricks featured in new Vault package<p>Three of Jack White's early bands will be the focus of the …