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Video: At the Guitar Heroes Cover Shoot With Eddie Van Halen, B.B. King, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Kirk Hammett and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

May 30, 2008 11:05 AM ET

For the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" issue, Rolling Stone gathered together eight real life guitar heroes for a special double-sized cover. Click above for behind-the-scenes video from the cover shoot, including thoughts from the participants about being on the cover of the magazine and the greatness of their six string weapons.

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Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

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