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    This Week in Rock History, May 22 – May 28
    Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. The Rolling Stones appeared on TV with one of their blues idols, David Bowie presented Mott the Hoople with a glam-rock anthem, and a classic rock band from the ‘70s reunited following a 14-year hiatus.
    10 Classic-Era Funk Guitar Greats
    Eschewing flashy solos—and showy lead work of any kind, really—funk guitar instead centers on rhythm and repetition, and subtly dexterous wrist action. Funk is all about the groove, as these 10 funk guitar greats proved again and again.
    How Many Songwriters Does it Take to Write a Hit?
    New analysis of charting songs in 2016 shows the ever-increasing trend for multiple songwriters on big hits. Does it mean the days of the genuine “solo star” or even “band composition” are over? If you want to crack the charts these days, it looks like you need outside help from a “professional”...
    The Gibson Guitars of Pete Townshend
    The Who’s Pete Townshend has played – and smashed – many different guitar brands over the years. But he had a ripe period when he played – and again smashed - Gibsons. From the mid’’60s to mid-‘70s – for many The Who’s glory days – Townshend relied on a variety of Gibson electrics and acoustics. Here’s a brief rundown.
    Honoring Chris Cornell
    Remembering vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.
    Legends of the Les Paul: Duane Allman
    During his tragically brief life and career, Duane Allman bought, borrowed, and swapped his way through many Les Pauls. Regardless, the best-remembered examples of Allman’s touch and tone are all classic Les Paul—and that’s the guitar with which we will always most closely associate him.
    50 Fun Facts About The Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
    It’s considered a landmark in rock history and was the best-selling album of the 1960s. Fifty years on, The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is being re-released in numerous formats. While you consider its epic importance (or otherwise), here are some fun facts to keep you and your Fabs friends amused and baffled.
    This Week in Rock History, May 15 - May 21
    Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from May 15 through May 21 in rock history.
    This Week in Rock History, May 8 – May 14
    Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” recorded their very first single, England’s most influential punk band signed a record contract, and a beloved ‘60s pop band kicked off their final reunion tour.
    Legends of the Les Paul: Carl Perkins
    If you’re looking for an example of a Les Paul being wielded at the very birth of rock ’n’ roll, you need look no further than seminal rockabilly artist Carl Perkins. At Sun Records in 1955 and ’56, Perkins used a pair of ’50s Les Paul Goldtops to record his biggest hits, and these solidbodies are responsible for the sound with which we still most associate him.