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Hooked: Tommy Emmanuel on The Shadows' "Apache" & Chet Atkins' "Windy and Warm"

Hooked: Tommy Emmanuel on The Shadows' "Apache" & Chet Atkins' "Windy and Warm"

February 23, 2021
This pair of instrumental classics inspired the Aussie picker to become the one-man guitar star he is today.
Hooked: Blue October's Will Knaak on Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode"

Hooked: Blue October's Will Knaak on Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode"

February 16, 2021
The Texas rocker remembers his big break playing the iconic song onstage, and explains how the father of rock 'n' roll's double-stops and harmonic ideas still inform his playing today.
Hooked: Alex Skolnick on Van Halen's "I'm the One"

Hooked: Alex Skolnick on Van Halen's "I'm the One"

February 9, 2021
Testament's shredder recollects how EVH's swinging, sneering ripper redirected him down the path of a hard-rock lead guitarist.
Hooked: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on AC/DC's "Riff Raff"

Hooked: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on AC/DC's "Riff Raff"

February 2, 2021
How Angus and Malcolm's patient, syncopated rhythms jump-started Chris Young's passion for the 6-string.
Hooked: My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero on Black Flag's "Rise Above"

Hooked: My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero on Black Flag's "Rise Above"

January 26, 2021
The MCR rocker remembers being sucked into Greg Ginn's diagonal riffs from a friend's mixtape and retells creeping out the punk-rock legend.
Hooked: Bring Me the Horizon's Lee Malia on Metallica

Hooked: Bring Me the Horizon's Lee Malia on Metallica

January 19, 2021
The metalcore maestro highlights tunes from the Bay Area thrash icons that helped hone his picking technique.
Hooked: Sadler Vaden on Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song"

Hooked: Sadler Vaden on Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song"

January 12, 2021
Jason Isbell's brother in arms relates how stealing his sister's Sony Discman as a teen is still paying big dividends.
Hooked: Brother Hawk on Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer"

Hooked: Brother Hawk on Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer"

January 5, 2021
Raised on a healthy dose of "uncle" Neil, J.B. Brisendine singles out the slinkier, commanding version featured on 1991's live Weld.
Top 10 Hooked Videos of 2020

Top 10 Hooked Videos of 2020

December 31, 2020
Today's guitar stars Molly Tuttle, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Emily Wolfe, Charlie Starr, and others, fondly reminisce on the moment 6-string influences forever impacted their musical lives.
Hooked: Marty Friedman on Black Sabbath's "Into the Void"

Hooked: Marty Friedman on Black Sabbath's "Into the Void"

December 29, 2020
The former Megadeth lead guitarist and shredmeister remembers being dumbstruck by Tony Iommi's imposing sound.
Hooked: Carmen Vandenberg on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Lenny"

Hooked: Carmen Vandenberg on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Lenny"

December 22, 2020
The Bones UK ace and Jeff Beck's fluent foil gives a Texas-sized salute to one of her biggest influences.
Hooked: Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon"

Hooked: Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon"

December 15, 2020
The Canadian folk-rocker reflects on the Canadian folk-rocker's confidence and patience in a simple, repetitive riff.
Hooked: Dustie Waring on Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots

Hooked: Dustie Waring on Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots

December 8, 2020
Between the Buried and Me's riffer was schooled in many classes of rock, but the '90s grunge grinders sunk their teeth in deepest.
Hooked: Ryan "Fluff" Bruce on Foo Fighters' "For All the Cows"

Hooked: Ryan "Fluff" Bruce on Foo Fighters' "For All the Cows"

December 1, 2020
The YouTube vet remembers reattaching his jaw after learning that Nirvana's drummer had a new band and was singing and playing guitar.
Hooked: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

Hooked: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

November 24, 2020
The platinum-selling blues rocker highlights the Electric Ladyland hit's innovative wah work and swaggering groove.
Hooked: Tash Sultana's on John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

Hooked: Tash Sultana's on John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

November 17, 2020
The Aussie looping marvel celebrates the Continuum hit that sparked a switch from Teles to Strats.
Hooked: Nels Cline on the Yardbirds' "Over Under Sideways Down"

Hooked: Nels Cline on the Yardbirds' "Over Under Sideways Down"

November 10, 2020
The Wilco wizard gets nostalgic adopting the personas of British Invasion faves, including Jeff Beck's gooey drone in G.
Hooked: Stephen Brodsky on Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown"

Hooked: Stephen Brodsky on Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown"

November 3, 2020
The Mutoid Man maestro and Two Minutes to Late Night staple notes "the glue" he needed to stick with guitar lessons and traces how the mighty Zep steered the evolution of his bands.
Hooked: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

Hooked: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

October 27, 2020
The Southern-rock frontman honors the Texas boogie legends for their 50+ years of "fantastic tone and tasteful playing."
Hooked: Joe Bonamassa on Jeff Beck's "Let Me Love You"

Hooked: Joe Bonamassa on Jeff Beck's "Let Me Love You"

October 20, 2020
The slinky intro riff was all it took for the burst-loving rocker to chase a lifetime of British blues.