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Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain - all pioneers in the world of rock guitar, creating individual yet highly influential styles seemingly effortlessly and crafting some of the best rock music ever written. But how did they get their sounds, and what can you do to recreate them? Giants of Rock gives the lowdown on twenty of the world''s biggest rock acts, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to U2, breaking down their technique, equipment and playing style. Complete with two CDs containing 22 backing tracks and 20 lead tracks in the styles of the artists featured inside, as well as full tab and notation for each song, this book is all you need to become a Strat-wielding, distortion-soaked, windmilling maniac! Includes a full analysis of music by Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Bon Jovi, Creed, The Eagles, Extreme, Jimi Hendrix, Incubus, Lenny Kravitz, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Puddle of Mud, Queen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Santana, The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, U2, and Van Halen.