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Rock’s Greatest Guitarists of All Time [video]

According to the readers of Guitar World magazine, Eddie Van Halen is the greatest guitarist of all time.

The magazine did something different to determine this list, rather than just take reader votes.
They went with a knock-out round forma

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Rolling Stones
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Rolling Stones to Broadcast Final 2012 Concert on Pay-Per-View

Earlier today (Oct. 15), the Rolling Stones announced that they will perform four concerts -- two in London and two in Newark, N.J. -- in the coming months. Those who are unable to make those shows can now rest easy. The final show of the '50 and Counting' mini-tour will be shown live on pay-per-view in the United States.

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Tom Petty
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Tom Petty Tribute Concerts to Take Place in New York and Los Angeles

The music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be celebrated with live shows in the very near future. Petty Fest, part of the popular Best Fests series that has taken place over the past 10 years, will bring together members of a generation of musicians who grew up listening to Petty's extensive hit-filled catalog.

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Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton to Mark 35th Anniversary of ‘Slowhand’ With Supersized Re-Release

'Slowhand,' Eric Clapton's most successful '70s album, is being repackaged and re-released this fall, with up to 14 previously unreleased tracks on multiple formats. 2012 is the 35th anniversary of a recording that features many hits that still make his live show today. It will be available on Nov. 26. 

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Metallica Offer Free Download of Orion Music + More Soundcheck

Metallica have been very forthcoming with material from their Orion Music + More festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see -- their soundcheck.

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Brian May
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Queen’s Brian May Says Freddie Mercury Biopic Is ‘On Course’

Few rockers have lived a life as deserving of a biopic as Queen's Freddie Mercury. Apparently, people in Hollywood agree, because yesterday (Oct. 10) guitarist Brian May spilled the news that such a film is in the works.

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Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac
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2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Next week, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will make an official announcement regarding nominees for the 2013 Hall of Fame induction, but it's been confirmed that Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are amongst the many artists on the ballot.

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John Lennon Paul McCartney
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John Lennon Lashes Out at Paul McCartney in Newly Published Letter From 1971

Today (Oct. 9) would have been John Lennon's 72nd birthday, and with it comes the publication of a new book, 'The John Lennon Letters.' the publication contains nearly 300 letters written by Lennon during his lifetime, giving an unfiltered and uncensored look at one of the most written-about figures of the past 50 years.

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Paul Stanley
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Kiss’ Paul Stanley Discusses Rock Hall Snub and Making ‘Monster’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations list was recently revealed, and Kiss' name was absent from the ballot once again. The veteran rockers have been nominated in the past, but have yet to make the final cut for the Rock Hall, and singer Paul Stanley has a few thoughts on the matter.

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‘Hotel California’ to be Adapted as Musical

It's official. The most popular Eagles album is getting the musical treatment.

According to Eagles member Glenn Frey, the script for Hotel California is complete and the show is set to open in 2014

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