I missed this when it was originally posted last December, but last year Paul Gilbert was a featured Guitar Center Sessions artist. During part of the session, he gave an interesting rhythm lesson in which he talks about taking familiar rhythms (like “Smoke on the Water” and “Purple Haze”) and using different notes with that same rhythm pattern:
During the session, he also talked about song writing, his pedal board, music theory, string skipping, and he played songs by Christina Aguilera, Muddy Waters, Aerosmith, Robin Trower, Johnny Cash, the Doobie Brothers, the Doors, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. It looks like it was a really fun session. Gilbert seems to have an unending enthusiasm for music and the guitar and that enthusiasm comes across in his lessons.