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A celebration of the electric guitar, hosted by Kevin Bacon and featuring interviews & performances by B.B. King, Slash, Les Paul, Robby Krieger, John 5, Paul Stanley, Skunk Baxter, Jerry Cantrell, Nancy Wilson, and many more.

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  • Life of Riley

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  • Stillness In Motion

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    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 6 hr 9 min

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  • Living In The Material World

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    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 3 hr 29 min

    Directed by Martin Scorsese, George Harrison – Living in the Material World is a stunning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music’s greatest icons. Using unseen photos and footage, Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese traces the life of George Harrison in a personal film, weaving together performance footage, home movies, rare archival materials and interviews with his family and friends including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Jackie Stewart. As his friend John Lennon once said: “George himself is no mystery. But the mystery inside George is immense. It’s watching him uncover it all little by little that’s so damn interesting.” ‘An epic, fitting tribute to the complexity and genius of the man himself.’ MOJO ‘Spectacularly good...’ THE WORD

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