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  • The John Mayer Trio pose on the red carpet at the Jazz Foundation of America Gala last October. 

    This guitar/turntable duel during John Mayer Trio rehearsals is good showmanship

    Say what you will about the guitar. Whether it’s old fashioned or still not worth the money it costs to buy, it’s still a damn good entertaining instrument. Take for example Mr. Mayer, as you’ll see down below, take his Fender Jaguar and use it in quite the unorthodox style to simulate that of a...
  • Jerry Garcia's "Wolf" guitar will be going up for auction next month to help raise money to fight against hate groups and social injustice. 

    Jerry Garcia’s famous ‘Wolf’ guitar will be auctioned off to help fight against racism and hate groups

    To millions of Deadheads around the world, the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia was many things. First and foremost through, he was an important, free-spirited member of the countercultural hippie generation, and stood for meaningful causes based around peace and unifying a loving community...
  • Harts covers Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Anderson Paak, and more in a new multi-instrumentation mashup posted on his Instagram on W

    Watch Harts cover Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Anderson Paak, and more in mashup cover video

    Australia’s hottest funk-rock guitar export, Darren Hart, more commonly known as Harts, is one of many amazing artists riding the musical invasion wave over to North America from down under in pop music at the moment. Early Wednesday morning, the twenty-four year old multi-instrumentalist from...
  • Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti hands a lucky fan his guitar following their concert at the O2 Arena in London.

    Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti gives thanks by handing a lucky fan his guitar at a concert

    Hard rock band Alter Bridge have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. The veteran rockers are currently touring across Europe in support of their fifth studio album, The Last Hero. Since its release on October 7, The Last Hero has reached No. 8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It’s the...
  • Michael J. Fox joined Dave Matthews on stage at his Parkinson's Benefit event on Saturday night in New York City to perform "All Along The W

    Watch: Michael J. Fox joins Dave Matthews on stage for ‘All Along The Watchtower’ solo

    Michael J. Fox just knows how to inspire. Whether it’s making characters come alive on screen, helping to raise awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, or inspiring new generations of potential musicians to pick up the guitar a try their hand at “Johnny B. Goode.” John Mayer can...
  • Wolves In Argyle: four guys on a mission to rock

    Wolves In Argyle: four guys on a mission to rock

    There is a new rock band on the rise emerging in Northern California. Dave Holmes on vocals and guitar, Steve Moriarty on drums, Sven Soderlund on lead guitar and Joe Garcia on bass make up the band mates of Wolves In Argyle. Their sound is contemporary-retro with power guitar riffs riding on...
  • Eric Clapton's Gibson guitar

    Famed guitarist Eric Clapton's guitar on sale at auction

    Fans of Eric Clapton and all guitar aficionados will be interested in the auction of his guitar, which is taking place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 28, and 29, 2016 per J. Levine Auction & Appraisal. Clapton’s 1964 Gibson guitar and 85 other rare musical instruments will be up for...
  • Slash's 1984 B.C. Rich Warlock, which he used to write some of Guns N Roses earliest hits, is going up for auction on November 4

    One of Slash’s earliest-owned guitars has resurfaced, and it's on sale

    Most classic rock fans will recognize Guns N Roses’ guitarist Slash by the collection of Gibson Les Pauls he typically uses on stage and in the studio to melt off everyone’s faces. Les Pauls are not the only brand of guitar that Guns N Roses was build upon however. One of Slash’s first owned guitars...
  • George Thorogood still b-b-b-bad to the bone in Buckeye State

    George Thorogood still b-b-b-bad to the bone in Buckeye State

    A lot of today’s rock fans wouldn’t know a thing about Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson were it not for George Thorogood, who’s made a career of updating the old-school bluesmen with a muscular, amplified guitar sound. In fact, 2014 marked the “Bad to the Bone” author’s fortieth...
  • John Mayer's Continuum turns ten years old on September 12. 

    ConTENuum: Five best songs from John Mayer’s ‘Continuum’ as the album turns ten years old

    Ten years ago today, John Mayer released his third studio album with the highly acclaimed, highly successful Continuum. The album would go to become a multi-platinum selling hit, winning three out of the four Grammy nominations it had earned, including Best Pop Vocal Album. Continuum would also go...
  • Another song off Rocks, “Rats in the Cellar” is a mix of early punk that was coming out in the U.K. at the time and the 60s bluesy rock infl

    Joe Perry’s six raunchiest guitar performances for his sixty-sixth birthday

    Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has made a career out of he and Steven Tyler’s ability to build pop and arena rock songs around his dirty, bluesy guitar riffs. Having taken a page from the 60s bluesy rock playbooks of artists like Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Hendrix, Peter Green, and Chuck Berry at a young...
  • The Hash premiers new music video for hit song ‘Conflicted’

    The Hash premiers new music video for hit song ‘Conflicted’

    The Hash, made famous for his series of popular instructional guitar videos, released the official video for his hit song “Conflicted” today. Guitar aficionados finally get the opportunity to see The Hash working his guitar magic in the new music video which features The Hash singing in addition to...
  • The Great Kat unleashes her version of Liszt’s 'Hungarian Rhapsody #2'

    The Great Kat unleashes her version of Liszt’s 'Hungarian Rhapsody #2'

    Just when you thought she couldn't go any faster, she goes faster still. Just when you thought she couldn't get more bombastic, she proves you wrong and dazzles you in a hurricane swirl of notes and chops that are mind boggling. She is The Great Kat, and she's at it again, this time with a 'male...
  • The Hash

    The Hash's 'Conflicted' is a guitar shredding hit not to be overlooked

    After teaching more than a hundred thousand guitarists to play their favorite songs and building up thousands of fans and followers on social media, The Hash has become well-known for his unique style and guitar shredding skills demonstrated in his detailed tutorials of songs based on the requests...
  • Garth Brooks gives retired fan tremendous gift

    Garth Brooks gives retired fan tremendous gift

    Garth Brooks has friends in more than just the low places. TheRowdy.com has previously covered his dedication to those that keep the uber-familiar Brooks in the limelight, as he's one of the highest selling artists. It's that “Troyal” devotion that's made him such a homestead name in the world of...
  • Country Music Hall of Fame announces 'American Sound and Beauty' Guitar Exhibit

    Country Music Hall of Fame announces 'American Sound and Beauty' Guitar Exhibit

    Harnessing the stardust of great artists, the guitar's ubiquity in the experience of music has made it a prime tool for celebration. Understanding this bond between paintbrush and artist, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announces an exhibit to celebrate the avenue of sound and thought...
  • Jaimie Villarreal

    Interview with professional guitarist Jaime Villarreal

    Jaime Villarreal knows his way around six strings. And four. And twelve. But he has had a very long string of musical success his entire life, including playing in a variety of bands, recording a few records, touring the world and then going solo, as well as a recent endorsement from DiMarzio...
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    Satriani satiates and schools with supernova lesson of shockwaves

    There was only one type of setting appropriate enough to host Joe Satriani's "From Surfing to Shockwave" tour Friday night in San Antonio. A campus. Not only was Trinity University's Laurie Auditorium convenient and comfortable enough, but it was fitting considering Satriani was about to take...
  • Jaime Villarreal

    Guitar soloist Jaime Villarreal pioneers e-learning music lessons

    Jaime Villarreal knows his way around six strings. And four. And twelve. After playing in a variety of bands, recording a few records, touring the world and then going solo, now Jaime passes along the beguiling gift of the guitar arts to his student in every corner of the world… over Skype? With e...
  • Mendes just announced his second headlining world tour

    5 Instagrams that show off Shawn Mendes’ guitar playing

    It’s always refreshing to see a pop star who gets out onstage accompanied by some kind of musical instrument. For a while it was a pretty rare sight to spot a mega-pop-star with a guitar slung on or sitting behind a piano, like seeing a snow leopard. It’s understandable; instruments get in the way...
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