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Guitar Greats: Dean DeLeo

Music critics had a field day with Stone Temple Pilots in the 90's, but make no mistake that STP's music has more than stood the test of time and for two reasons:  The wild lyrics of the late Scott Weiland and the incredible riffs of Dean DeLeo. Want proof?  Just go down the track list…

Guitar Greats: Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt released her debut album in 1971, when blues was very much still a man's world, but her proficiency in slide guitar helped break through that gender barrier which allowed Raitt to establish herself as one of the best blues artists in history. Bonnie Raitt performs at The Gaslight Cafe in New York, New…

Guitar Greats: Eric Clapton

When you Google "Eric Clapton nicknames," two results come up:  Slowhand...and God.  (No really; give it a try.  That really happens.) Search engine results aside, what more can you say about Eric Clapton that hasn't already been said.  He's the only artist to ben thrice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  He's…

Guitar Greats: Jerry Cantrell

While Nirvana and Pearl Jam often get the most attention when it comes to grunge, Alice In Chains churned out some of the genres best anthems, and considering Jerry Cantrell was one of the primary songwriters, we can thank him for them. Despite an extended hiatus due to the passing of Layne Staley, AIC has been active as…

Guitar Greats: Lita Ford

For 40 years, Lita Ford has been rocking crowds the world over from her time in the groundbreaking band The Runaways and as a solo artist, and even after all of these years, she's still one of the biggest badasses in the game. Ford's new album Time Capsule is her first in four years, and she just…

Guitar Greats: Lzzy Hale

With her booming voice and Gibson Signature "Lady Evil" guitar in tow, it's quite obvious why Lzzy Hale is one of the most powerful forces in rock today. Along with Joe Hottinger, Halestorm's tandem guitars are a cornerstone of the band's sound, which grew by leaps and bounds on their latest album, 2015's Into The Wild…

Guitar Greats: Zoltan Bathory

There would be no Five Finger Death Punch if it weren't for Zoltan Bathory. The guitarist founded the band in 2005, and since the release of their 2007 debut album The Way Of The Fist, FFDP has evolved into one of the biggest metal bands out today, and much of that can be attributed to Bathory's…

An Ode To Guitar Face

If there's one thing better than how guitarists play it's the faces they make when they play.  Some look cool; some look frightening, but they're all entertaining no matter how you slice it. In honor of International Guitar Month, here's our favorite examples of "guitar face." It certainly wouldn't be a proper celebration of International Guitar…

Guitar Greats: Pete Townshend

There's a line in the film Almost Famous where Jason Lee's character Jeff Bebe says in an interview, "Some people have a hard time explaining rock 'n' roll. I don't think anyone can really explain rock 'n' roll. Maybe Pete Townshend, but that's okay."  Many lines from that film get thrown around for the sake of pop…

Guitar Greats: Matt Bellamy

Since their 1999 debut album Showbiz, Muse have evolved into a worldwide juggernaut, with their driving force being singer/guitarist/primary song writer Matt Bellamy. Bellamy has made countless "Best Guitarist" lists, and frankly, is pretty much worshiped in his native U.K.  He's basically the second coming of Noel Gallagher, except without an absolute maniac of a younger brother,…