During its first cross-country tour, in 1991, Black Dog was four songs into its set in a St. Louis joint called Blueberry Hill when a guitar player named Chuck Berry walked in. Soon after, guitarist Jon Ridnell coaxed the legendary Berry into doing a few numbers. Berry took Ridnell's guitar “and tore the house up” with Johnnye B. Goode , Roll Over Beethoven , and other classics.
“He put these deep scratches in my guitar,” says Jon. “If anybody else did that I'd choke them. But I treasure those scratches.”
Black Dog was working its way...