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Day 2 - Glastonbury Festival
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Kirk Hammett Contributes Guest Solo to New Exodus Album – Check it Out

Metallica might be quiet right now, as they work on their new album, but Kirk has something coming out soon, and it's not any kind of follow up to the horrible mess that was Lulu.

He's gone and played a pretty cool solo on the new Exodus album, Blood In Blood Out, that's coming out on October 14th.

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Fox's "American Idol" XIII Finale - Show
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Check Out KISS’ Guitars and Amps for Their New Tour

KISS is out on tour right now with Def Leppard, and they've changed up their gear for the new tour.

Check out Premier Guitar's visit with Tommy Thayer, and Gene Simmons' and Paul Stanley's guitar techs, as they talk about the new guitars, amps, effects and more for the tour.

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One of My Favorite YouTube Guys Does an Amazing Thing [Video]

There's a British guitar player that I've been watching for a very long time now, and a few months ago he did something on his channel that is very cool.  His name is Rob Chapman.

He'd seen a "busker" on the street playing slide guitar one day, and filmed him and posted it on his YouTube account to show everyone how good the guy is.  Apparently, Jeff Beck walked up to the slide player (Nelly Niel) and asked, "WTF are you doing playing in the streets, you're so good!"

The amazing part is what happened a month later.

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Myles at ROTR
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Myles Kennedy Air Guitars During Alter Bridge Set in Germany [Video]

I'm not sure exactly what happened, but how Myles from Alter Bridge dealt with it was amazing!  During "Ties That Bind" in Hamburg, Myles needed his guitar for some parts of the song.  Did he forget to put the guitar on for the song?  Did the guitar tech forget to get it to him?

Either way, when he hits the point of the song where he had to play, he air guitars and sings the part!  You can tell he and the crowd were having a good time with it.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Brad Paisley Steals Fan’s GoPro, Performs Guitar Solo With It [Video]

The GoPro camera has really revolutionized the way people record things, from concerts to extreme sports.

Even if the video shot isn't officially used by GoPro for marketing, it's still great advertising for them. They're instantly recognizable.

While performing at a recent concert, country music star Brad Paisley saw a fan in the front row with a GoPro, taking in all of the action. During a guitar solo, Paisley grabbed the camera with his left hand and just kept playing, while the GoPro recorded all of the action.

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Five Finger Death Punch Guitar Rig Tours [Video]

Five Finger Death Punch is coming to town on September 21st with Volbeat, Hellyeah and Nothing More!  The show is at the Deltaplex, and it's going to be an amazing night, with some really great, and loud bands!

Get ready for the show with these rig tours of both Zoltan's and Jason's gear.  They show you the guitatrs they're using, the amps, effects and cabs.  I love me some gear porn!

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5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show - Inside
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A Day in the Life of Halestorm [Video]

Halestorm has exploded in the last couple years, and become one of the biggest and coolest female-fronted bands out there right now.  Great songs, hot singer...what more could you ask for?

How about a little backstage action with the band?

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Painting Mark Tremonti’s New Guitar – Making “Joe” [Video]

This past weekend, WGRD got to go backstage and talk with the members of Alter Bridge, and while we were there, we got to meet Mark's newest guitar, "Joe".  The guitar is beautiful, and he'd just gotten it that day, the day of Alter Bridge's show at Rock on the Range 2014.

The artist who created the paintjob is named Joe Fenton, and he released a video that shows the process of painting Mark's new guitar!

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Bush, Chevelle And Filter Perform At The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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Check Out Chevelle’s Guitar and Bass Rigs with Pete and Dean

A few weeks ago, Chevelle came into town with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut to rock The Orbit Room.  Chevelle has such a huge sound for having only 3 guys on stage, and if you're wondering how they get that sound, this is the video for you!

Pete goes over his guitars and his baritone collection, pedals and amps.  Then Dean shows off his basses, and puts out the offer to buy your bass if you happen to have the ones he's looking for!

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Metalhead Ned’s Random Pic of the Week – Vol. 7

I used to play music a lot before I really started to focus on promoting. I will say though, that music performance is still a huge part of me. Since then, I haven't really had the time to play guitar, or at least dedicate my time to it. I remember even getting my first gutiar, a black Silvertone.

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Get Your Shred on With the Guitar Gods Festival Tour – Yngwie, Hoey, Roth, Bumblefoot

With all the packaged tours going around right now, there's one coming that's a bit different.  If you've ever gotten the chance to see one of Joe Satriani's G3 tours, this would be similar to that.  It's the Guitar Gods Festival Tour 2014!

Yngwie Malmsteen has put together a Guitar Gods tour with Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey, and Bumblefoot!  No word on whether they'll all get on stage together and shred-out, but you never know.

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Jake E. Lee Shows How to Really Play ‘Bark at the Moon’ [Video]

"Bark at the Moon" is one of those classic Ozzy Osbourne songs that pretty much every cover band plays.  
And, according to Jake E. Lee, is pretty much played wrong.

It'll sound good the way everyone plays it, but in this video, Jake shows you how he wrote it, and why.

Don't worry if your fingers don't do that. Most people's don't.

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