Party Time: Ultimate Guitar is 15 Today!

Join us in celebrating the 15th birthday of the greatest guitar community in the world!

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Ultimate Guitar is 15 years old. Hooray! Ever since our founder Zappp started the site in 1998, we've stuck to our goal of being the greatest guitar website in history. With millions of registered users and tabs, we're pleased to say it's just as fun as ever. We want to thanks all of our readers who visit the site, create tabs, comment on news posts, take part in the forum or just visit and enjoy the site - you make this place really special and it's a honor to serve you. Thank you so much. Ultimate Guitar has grown to do so much more than just tabs, and it takes a sturdy team to keep it going. Our writers and editors do a grand job of sharing hundreds of new articles and features every month, and our moderators work hard to keep the forums ship-shape. Then there's designers and developers who keep the site looking sharp and create our chart-topping music apps, and that's before getting into the rest of the Ultimate Guitar operation - you're all really important and keep the heart of this vibrant community beating. Thank you to all our staff and contributors, past and present. To celebrate this special occasion, we'd love to hear your favorite memories where Ultimate Guitar has played a part. Maybe you remember serenading your first true love with a song you learnt with our tabs, or you remember a classic comedy moment on the UG forums. If you have a story or comment to share, post it in the comments - we really appreciate every single message. Here's to another great 15 years, and beyond!

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    daverolston
    Happy Birthday UG!
    zappp
    Happy *****ng birthday to you too, UG community!
    sideslick
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    Elegitii
    Hey zappp, thanks for creating my all time favourite website. Cheers!
    kratos379
    So I looked up what UG looked like in the past and the earliest I could find was back in 2000. So here's what UG looked like 13 years ago: http://web.archive.org/web/2000051010041... I used the waybackmachine website to look for it, so if the link doesn't work, you'd have to look for it there.
    kratos379
    So I looked up what UG looked like in the past and the earliest I could find was back in 2000. So here's what UG looked like 13 years ago: http://web.archive.org/web/2000051010041... I used the waybackmachine website to look for it, so if the link doesn't work, you'd have to look for it there.
    iommi600
    "24. Jan. 2000 Hello! [...] Today we have more than 30 fresh and hot guitar tabs! 4 new groups: Down By Law, Fuel, Powderfinger, Save Ferris. Also new songs of Amanda Marshall, Bush, Korn, Metallica" Haha, 13 years ago and Metallica were on the front page of UG. Some things never change.
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    alex94kumar
    Happy birthday UG!! Best site on the planet for tabs. And witty comments on news articles. Especially ones that have to do with snare drums, chairs, and related things.
    Maiden95
    Someone needs to get Dave Mustaine's thoughts on UG turning 15. For real though, I do really enjoy checking the articles on here everyday. It's good for a few laughs. Cheers everyone.
    Punk_Dude2005
    I've been using this site since 2004 and I can honestly say that it has served for hours of entertainment, song learning and other information. Go UG! Happy Birthday
    SOADplayer2
    Literally hours over 9 years? Sounds like a good deal. And I remember the lolwut pear. I think it was banned before I joined, but I remember how uptight people got about it!
    Danjo's Guitar
    I've been using this site since at least 2007, and I pretty much taught myself how to play guitar using UG tabs for various songs. I still use your tabs, though mostly I write my own music now. I appreciate having this resource, and its also nice to get the music news, even if it isn't always completely up to date.(Or relevant.)
    jamie_hough
    Happy Birthday. I bought cake. I laid it down over by the Dave Mustaine dedicated server - help yourselves.
    shredder3386
    Happy Birthday UG! I still remember when the copyright organizations were shutting down all the other tabs sites on the net and you guys stood your ground. That will always be a badass move, cheers!
    Lensver
    Happy birthday UG! I think my most cherished moment related to the site was when a guy from Iran mailed me about an Agalloch GP tab I made, and thanked me for it It really made me realize that no boundaries, whether they be geographical or cultural, can stand in the way of music.
    TJ1991
    Happy birthday UG! I have to say, as epic as the range of tabs on here is, I think the interviews are the best bit. And the Pit. Oh god, the Pit.
    haifisch234
    Actually all tabs which I have are from this site. I can always rely on Ultimate-Guitar. Happy Birthday!