It’s Jack White’s birthday and we can think of no better way to celebrate the guitar man’s 37 years of rocking out on planet Earth than with 10 of his best solos. Strap the headphones on and crank it up!

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July 4th may be on a Wednesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock out like it’s on a Friday. We’ve got your cookout soundtrack covered with a classic rock throwback that bleeds red, white and blue.

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I know what you’re thinking, “there’s no way that Metallica and Herbie Hancock can work together!” Oh, but it does my doubtful friend, it rocks and it rocks hard.

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Jocelyn Pelichet sits down to shred 50 guitar riffs from the early ’90s. It’s good to hear Soul Asylum again, even if it was only for six seconds.

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“Wait a second didn’t The Black Keys already do a video for ‘Gold on the Ceiling’?” Yep, they sure did, but this video was directed by eccentric director Harmony Korine of Kids notoriety. And it’s just as anti-mainstream as one would expect from Harmony.

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If there’s anything that Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” was missing way back in 1984 it was a heavy influence of trumpet and sombreros. Good to see the fellas finally elevated the song to what it was truly capable of.

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One of the hardest rocking bands in history, Led Zeppelin crafted epic songs of grace and fury influenced by the American blues tradition. This documentary chronicles the band’s history from their 1968 formation to their reign as 1970s hard-rock giants, through rare photographs, archival footage and interviews with the band and those who were close to them: managers, sound engineers, groupies and fellow rockers.

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This Week: Matthew Wars leaves She & Him and Monsters of Folk for his own sound; Alabama Shakes drop a great debut and pick up a spot on Jack White’s new tour; A collection of early 7-inches and LPs on The Dawn of Eternal Summers; Bassnectar’s speaker-splitting dubstep; Sisters Cristi Jo and Jezzica Zambri’s second effort.

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This Week: Swedish trio Miike Snow suffer an identity crisis; Wonder boy Brad Oberhofer’s debut; El Paso favorites The Mars Volta drop album number six; THEESatisfaction’s hip-hop / soul duo debut; Kickball Katy from Vivian Girl’s sophomore album as La Sera.

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