It's been years since Marty Friedman left his high-profile position with Megadeth. Now living in Tokyo, he's become "Mr. Heavy Metal" - a superstar of Japanese TV and the country's multifaceted music scene.
Fights! Camera! Action! What started as a simple documentary about Metallica nearly became an account of the group’s destruction. Guitar World goes behind the scenes of Metallica’s forthcoming, critically acclaimed new movie, Some Kind of Monster, for a scorching blow-by-blow report.
Ritchie Blackmore reflects on his decades of fascination with Renaissance music and talks about his latest endeavors to blend electric guitar with old-world instruments on the Blackmore’s Night album Secret Voyage.
He shaped the course of metal with his fiendish riffs and wicked guitar tones. Forty years after Black Sabbath's birth, Tony Iommi reflects on his riff-tastic career and his legacy as the grand wizard who defined metal for the ages.