By: Renee Grant
April marks International Guitar Month and with the recent passing of several guitar legends, this year is more significant than ever. In the past year, we’ve seen amazing guitarists pass away, from Prince to Chuck Berry, Glenn Frey to Allan Holdsworth.
So much of our favorite music is punctuated by blazing guitar solos. To celebrate the lives of these incredible artists, and to be inspired by new talent, here are 9 songs you’ll want to crank up this month to commemorate the greats.
- Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
- Eagles – Hotel California
- Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
- Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
- Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
- Prince – Purple Rain
- Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile
- Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive