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Dare to Be Rare: Five Unusual Guitar Techniques

Here's a pretty cool lesson video posted by Bad Guitar in April 2015.Bad Guitar's motto is "no talk, just licks," which is actually kinda refreshing.Anyway, in this video, which has already garnered more than 1,000,000 views, Bad Guitar presents what he calls "5 rare guitar techniques just for fun."Here are his five techniques in order, complete with his own explanations (with a bit of editing;... …

Watch Kirk Hammett Play Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" on the Peter Green Les Paul

Metallica are in England at the moment, getting ready for their October 24 show at London's magnificent O2 Arena. Ergo, it's no surprise that Kirk Hammett took some time to visit the gang at the UK's Guitar Interactive.In the clip below, Hammett is chatting with GI's Jonathan Graham while clutching his 1959 Les Paul, which—as any little schoolboy knows—was once owned by Fleetwood Mac's Peter... …

"Friday on My Mind": AC/DC's Connection to a 1966 Guitar Masterpiece

Back in May and June, I had to learn (or brush up on) about 81 songs—everything from country standards to George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" to two entire Beatles albums—all of which I eventually performed at clubs, theaters or outdoor festivals during the spring.Featured on this massive list of tunes was "Friday on My Mind," a classic late-1966 single by the Easybeats, a high-energy Australian... …

Eddie Van Halen Launches New Online Store

Eddie Van Halen—that guy who used to play Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" guitar solo during interviews—has just launched a new merch store via Killer Merch.The partnership includes new items, plus—for the first time—EVH’s guitar accessories and a slew of licensed products.According to a press release, "the site will continue to grow with additional apparel, art, accessories and everything EVH,... …

Gilby Clarke Discusses Not Being Invited to Join Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Guitarist Gilby Clarke—who, as any little schoolboy knows—was a member of Guns N' Roses from 1991 to 1994, recently chatted with LA Weekly. Their story, which was published earlier this week, is called "Here's What Three Ex–Guns N' Roses Guitarists Are Up to These Days"—and if that sounds interesting to you (and it does to me), click here to check it out.Anyway, in the story, Gilby, whose... …

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