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Johnny Winter Lesson: Slide Riffing in Open A Tuning

339<p>SHARES<p><i>From the Archive: This column was originally published in Issue 53 of</i> Guitar World Acoustic. <i>The audio examples in this lesson were performed</i> …

Guitar

The time we went to Hunter S Thompson's invite-only wake

Eleven years Hunter S Thompson's suicide, we've gone back into the <i>GQ</i> archives to bring you Robert Chalmers' 1995 memoir of the invite-only wake that …

5 Dividend Stocks for Your Portfolio

Long-term investors always look for companies that show signs that they will be around for a while. Membership on the Dividend Aristocrats list gives …

Story of My Life: Mike Ness Talks 25 Years of 'Social Distortion'

As band prepares to play 1990 breakthrough album live on tour, the singer reflects on recovery and the risks he took to survive<p>A quarter of a century …

Music

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Literature

“I won’t see the end of the year”: Backstage at Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s final shows

The Grateful Dead were exhausted in spring ’95, Garcia most of all. Here’s the band’s story of those last days<p>Three songs into the show, the house lights still on, the time had come for “Dire Wolf,” but with a perverse twist no one had anticipated. Twenty-five years had passed since the Dead had …

Twang 101: 6 Essential Pedal-Steel Bends

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Improve your bending accuracy.<br>• Develop a better sense of intervals.<br>• Create pedal …

The Gear of the #GratefulDead #Guitar #Bass #Drums

Reverb.com kicks in with this gear review as the Dead ends their career:<p>Jerry Garcia<p>Jerry Garcia was one of the first, if not <i>the</i> first, major players …

5 Great Modern Metal Guitarists

Metal is rock ‘n’ roll’s most brutal style, with its blistering volume, sharp textures and dramatic theatrics. The best metal music is bonded by …

Jackson Flying V Style

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24 Spot-On Illustrations That Combat Mental Health Stigma

Sometimes simplicity is the best way to make a point.<p>After seeing firsthand how mental illness can take a toll, Marissa Betley decided to sketch out how it truly feels to struggle with a mental health disorder. She then posted the minimalist illustrations on Instagram. The results are simple, yet …

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

Sleeping Around: How to Sleep in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

<i>"Sleeping Around" is a recurring blog post series where Dr. Winter, a sleep specialist, goes beyond the typical questions about healthy sleep and seeks out the most unique sleep circumstances to offer his assistance in how to tackle them. Even if your problems are not as extreme, hopefully the</i> …

Flying With Your Guitar

TSA lock on a guitar case. Airline security personnel can open and re-lock these for inspection purposes when you’re not present (they can break …

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …

Willie Nelson Roadie Marks 64 Years on the Road With New Film

Legendary career of 90-year-old Ben Dorcy to be chronicled in 'King of the Roadies' documentary<p>A touring artist's production has countless moving …

Willie Nelson

Climate change: Americans crowding into future heatwave zones, study says

Houston-Dallas-San Antonio and Atlanta-Charlotte-Raleigh areas most affected by ‘double whammy’ of population shift and temperature rises, scientists argue<p>The combination of global warming and a shifting US population will by mid-century deliver a “double whammy” that greatly increases the number …

Climate Change

Willie Nelson: ‘I’ve bought a lot of pot, and now I’m selling some back’

Four wives, seven children, 350 albums and his own line in marijuana: Willie Nelson has never done anything by halves. Lifelong fan Zoë Heller boards the tour bus<p>I walk up and down 57th Street a couple of times before I spot Willie Nelson’s tour bus, Honeysuckle Rose V. Oh, the disappointment! The …

Willie Nelson

How the heck do you know what scale you’re supposed to use for lead guitar?

There’s a broad diversity of harmonic practices being used out there in the world of blues-based popular music, rock in particular. While a given …

Electric Guitar

BB King gives us a guitar lesson

Did you know that the man has some guitar lessons online? I did not. They are invaluable. Let him show you how it’s done.<p>BB’s technique has some …

Guitar

How LSD Cemented Willie Nelson's Relationship With Pot

It’s no secret that Willie Nelson is fond of weed: he recently announced he’ll market his own brand of recreational marijuana, “Willie’s Reserve.”<p>But …

6 Ways to Begin Healing After an Enormous Loss

Just as there's no single way to grieve, there's more than one way to begin healing after a devastating tragedy. Watch as men and women who have …

Burglary at Steve Jobs's Home Triggered This 'Self-Monitoring' Startup

On July 17, 2012, a burglar who had no sense of history or understanding of the capabilities of technology broke into Steve Jobs’s home in Palo Alto, CA, and took off with a bunch of iProducts as well as jewelry, the deceased man’s wallet, and other equipment. The premises were empty. The home was …

Home Security

The 10 Must Know Jazz Guitar Chords | TWG

Playing the right chords through a jazz standard can be tricky without the right chord vocabulary. In this lesson, we will cover the <b>10 must know jazz</b> …

Listen To New Music From Dave Grohl’s Supergroup Teenage Time Killers

Dave Grohl is an elder statesman of rock n’ roll at this point, with nearly 30 years of recording to his name. Foo Fighters just finished up their eighth studio album, <i>Sonic Highways</i>, which was a love letter to the history of American Music. And now since that’s wrapped, Grohl has moved on to …

Zakk Wylde Shreds and Discusses Wylde Audio Guitars and Amps on 'That Metal Show' — Video

Inspired by this morning's post about Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker's jam session on the April 18 edition of <i>That Metal Show</i>, we thought we'd …

Guitar

20 Most Influential Metal Guitarists Of The Modern Era

<b>Synyster Gates – Avenged Sevenfold</b><p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p>We won’t know the full impact of a band like Avenged Sevenfold and a player like …

How to Build Muscle as You Age

But none of this matters. With the right type of training, you can still build muscle and get strong well into your forties, fifties, and beyond<p>University of Oklahoma researchers compared people of different ages who followed the exact same program for eight weeks. They found that guys between 35 …