With his brand-new signature model Randall amplifier, Kirk Hammett makes the key amp tones from his career available to guitarists everywhere. In this GW exclusive, the Metallica axman tells how Randall’s engineers did right by his collection of vintage amps.
Joe Satriani built his career on awe-inspiring supernatural talent for shredalicious guitar work. On the new Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock, he brings his humanity to the fore and shows the stuff of which real guitar heroes are made.
Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy is the most expensive and eagerly awaited album of all time. In 2001, the man that signed GN'R their first record contract, Tom Zutaut, returned to the fold to help them finish it. He found a world ruled by physics, chicken men and wolf poop.
After years of grappling with alcoholism and itinerant living, Michael Schenker is fighting to rebuild his life and career. With a new Michael Schenker Group album, In the Midst of Beauty, the battle rages on.
Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick talk about the strife that divided the original Testament guitar lineup and the forces that brought them back together for The Formation of Damnation, the group’s first album of new material in nine years.