It was Nigel Tufnel that once said "these go to eleven". Talking about his guitar amps, it's fitting, then, that CBC Music should declare the eleventh month of our year, November, Guitar Month. There will be unique guitar-based content throughout the month, concerts (from the likes of Dan Lanois and Matt Mays) and much - much - more.
Make your way over to CBC Music where you will find a new stream dedicated to the axe. "From AC/DC to ZZ Top," it's "guitar-riffic." What you did there, CBC Music, we see it. And we like it. Featuring the best in Canadian and American rock, it goes alongside a new series of videos from Vinyl Tap and BTO's Randy Bachman as well as Rik Emmett.
Speaking of guitar Gods, the one and only Slash joined George Stroumboulopoulos in the red chair earlier this year. Check out what he had to say about being nominated (and subsequently inducted) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No big deal:
If you're a budding guitarist, Q and Jian Ghomeshi want to help. They have a whole playlist of lessons from guitar geniuses on YouTube, including one of the most recognisable riffs of this generation. Let Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend teach you about A-Punk:
Aaron Dessner, from one of the most revered bands of today, The National, also took some time to talk about two of his compositions, Fake Empire and Slow Show:
And, well, this guy* thinks he's a guitar hero...