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10 All-Star Tips For Improving Your Guitar Skills

When you’ve just started out playing guitar, it is always a good idea to draw inspiration from other guitarists around you. There’s nothing better than learning from other musicians. An experienced guitarist can certainly steer you in the right direction as you try to strum your first few chords on the six string. But surely, nothing would be better than getting advice from your guitar heroes, right? Slash spoke to Guitar World about how he’s been able to become one of the world’s best guitar players with a limited knowledge of scales…
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Concert Review: Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Joe Elliott

Over the last several years, I’ve come to the realization that nostalgia-minded music festivals bring out crowds more interested in drinking beer (or alcohol of any variety), shooting photos of pals with their cellphones and generally just taking advantage of any excuse to party. Such was mostly the case at Jack’s 6th Show, an annual event held at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on Saturday, Sept. 10. The good news was despite the casual attitude…
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Phil Collen Bringing Def Leppard To His Own Backyard

How did one of hard rock’s most successful acts decide to make its first-ever live album? In the case of Def Leppard, the answer was not to even think about it. “The reason we’ve never recorded a live album before is because we’ve either been in tour mode or we’re recording a (studio album), so a live album was never really a priority,” said guitarist Phil Collen, who recently invited me to his Laguna Hills home to talk about Def Leppard’s newly released CD/DVD collection…
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