I have had a Rock guitar hubpage for about a year and a half now.  They brought in new subdomains and I have got one.  It is called Steve Rock Guitar.
You can go here to check it out,

I had a Playing Rock Guitar hub on it since I started it. 
Steve Rock Guitar New Hubpage
I have taken the oportunity to update and give it a fresh look and information.  Biggest change I made was to add info on playing acoustic rock guitar as well as the existing electric information that was on it. 

So check it out and see what you think.

Thanks as always.

I have just uploaded a Playing Rock Guitar lessons ebook on Scribd.  It a beginner rock tab lesson.  You learn and simple riff and then it progresses to a chord riff.

You can read the book on Scribd and also join if you want, Scribd only needs an Email address if you want to join.

Here is the full link to the ebook.

At blogger I have my rock guitar blog.   I put down what I am up to, write about guitar programs on TV that are interesting, rock news on bands.  All the stuff that is of interest to rock fans.

You can visit it here.
Playing Rock Guitar at Blogger, Blogspot.

There is a Wordpress dot com site called Steve's Play Rock Guitar tips.
There is a blog with loads of tips and tips on it. 

Help on finding out which type of music is your passion, which instrument to play and more.  To check it out go here, Steve's Play Rock Guitar Blog.
This another useful guitar resource at Squidoo dot com.  A Playing Rock Guitar Squidoo Lens.  A lens is similar to a hub, it is a central page all about a certain topic with mini sections covering each bit.

This squidoo lens had how I decided to play guitar and how you might too.  It has guitar videos, guitar ebooks and information on other guitar related stuff.  Also will have some beginner rock tabs on it.

You can check it out here at,
Playing Rock Guitar Squidoo Lens.
This post is some information on another useful resource.  It is about a Hub, on Playing Rock Guitar at Hubpages dot com. 

To explain to you, a hub is a page exploring a topic in full and can have several mini posts, videos and pictures on it.

This rock guitar hub has information on why you might start playing guitar, picking the right guitar for you.  How to get started playing, also there is your riff for beginners which you can progress the difficulty.  It has advice on the next steps for your playing and other resource you can use.

To see the hub on Hubpages go here,
Playing Rock Guitar Hub.
We have covered the guitar, amp, cables and pedals.  We will now cover other things you may need to play rock guitar.

- Guitar Strings.
String set your sound and how easy it is to play.  As a beginner use lighter gauge strings, 8's or 9's as these are easier to play.  The gauge is set by the width or size of the first e string.  Easier to press down and bend.  Also they give brighter sound.  Try heavier gauges such as 10's and 12's once you are playing a while to see if you like them.  They are harder to play (and harder to break) and give a heavier, darker, bassier sound while you might prefer.  Also try different materials and alloys.  I have liked Gibson Brite Lites myself.  I like the feel and the sound of them.
Guitar Strings
- Guitar Picks.
Plectrums or picks also come in different sizes or widths and materials.  You can get any size from 0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.7mm so on up to 1mm and 1.2mm.  I would recommend buying a range of picks as they are cheap to see which one you like. 
They also come in hard or soft material, from plastic or nylon to metal.  The material will give a different sound depending on the string attack (how you hit the string).  Most people use plastic or nylon plecks although some lead guitarists use the metal picks.
I use 0.6mm Dunlop Nylon picks.  Sometimes you might prefer as few different types depending of what guitar and style of playing you are at.

- Guitar Strap
You can get any strap you like as long as it is comfortable.  Make it is wide enough that it will not cut into your shoulder.  Softer material is also more comfortable but a wide leather strap can be okay too.

- Guitar Case
Get a guitar case if you are going to take your guitar outside.  If you are going to carry if it a soft case is okay.  A soft case can cost from $25 up.  If you are transporting it on a plane or vehicle a hard case is really required to stop the guitar getting damaged.  These are more expensive and should fit the shape of your guitar.

- Guitar Stand
I would recommend you get at least a cheap guitar stand for storing your guitar at home.  You can get one for $25 which is a lot cheaper than having to buy a new guitar if it is damaged by falling.  Also store it in a dry cool place, not beside a hot radiator.

That concludes the main items and accessories you may have to buy for your guitar. 

This is a a story and a video about a Gibson Les Paul Black beauty Guitar with gold hardware worth £2,000 that Iron Maiden auctioned off for charity.  It was signed by all the band.

The price of the bids reached £120,000 sterling at one stage, but this was found to be a fake bid.  The winner of the auction bid under £17,000.  He also turned out to be fake. 

The guitar was re-auctioned again and went for £2,500 in the end.  A good bit down from 120K.  Still a very nice rock guitar for someone to play.
As you play rock guitar and progress you will eventually need to get some guitar pedals.  If you bought an amp with built in distortion this will keep you going for a while.  This is okay when you are playing with the one sound only.  But you will find that you will want to change sound to a non distorted clean sound for some songs.   Having to press the built in button on the amp to turn off the distortion to change your sound while playing will be awkward.
Distortion Overdrive Pedal
This is where floor pedals come in.   Your first effect pedal will probably be an overdrive or distortion pedal, absolutely essential for playing rock guitar.  You can switch between effect on and off with your foot.

Later you can look at getting one of the more commonly used pedals as well.  A chorus, delay, flanger or reverb pedal.  Pedals generally cost about $100 each.  You can get specific brands and makes which are more tailored to a music genre sound such as rock or metal.

Also you can get multi-effect pedals.  These contain electronic digital processors which mimic the sound of all the pedals together in one box.  They have patches which you use to select which pedals and settings you are using to make an overall sound.  They cost from around $200 up depending on whether they are for home use or professional gigging.  The cheaper ones are good enough.  But try and get one with two to three pedal switches rather than just one switch.  Makes it easier to switch between different sound patches  such as a rhythm, lead or clean sound with one click rather than having to press many times with one pedal to toggle to another sound patch.

If using multi-effect unit, do mess around with and adjust the settings in the patches to learn what each pedal does and how the sound is made up.

At some stage you will want to get a Guitar Amp to play rock guitar.  You can play an electric guitar acoustically but you will want to get a dirty distorted rock sound of your guitar at some stage.
Guitar Amplifier
For starting playing guitar you only need a practise amp which you can pick up for around $100.  A lower power amp is okay, somewhere between 15 watts and 30 watts.  10 wats can be a bit low and quiet when you want to push it up and over 30 watts will be too loud for your bedroom or house.  Some people even use 30 watt amps for gigging.

The brand of the amp is not too important, if you can try it out in a shop and check the sound is okay then that is great.  I would be fussier about the guitar than the amp at the start.  But at least check out some reviews of the amp brand to ensure they are reasonable quality.

Go for an electronic amp at the start rather a tube amp, will be cheaper and more robust.  If it has a built in overdrive or distortion (or reverb) this will save you a few quid.  You will not need to get pedals right away as the built in effect will give you a good sound to practise.

Also spend at least $20 or more on your guitar lead or cable.  Get a good quality thick one.  Don't get a really long one, 2 or 3 meters long will do.  Longer ones (5 0r 10 meters) cause more signal loss and noise.  Cheaper ones don't last and can cause unwanted noise especially before they begin to fail.   Not all noise in rock is good.

Powering up with an amp will open up a whole new world for your rock guitar playing.