When a big-name guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded. Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck—as a session guitarist—has rarely disappointed. Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.
With the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s No Rest for the Wicked in 1988, a sound was unleashed on the world that changed the lexicon of rock guitar and redefined the meaning of “Guitar God." Plucked from anonymity in Jackson, New Jersey, at age 20, Zakk Wylde (formerly Jeff Wielandt) forged a new path of style, personality and tone that continues to grow and evolve to this day.
He’s a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer who’s had his own hits and worked with such artists as Cheap Trick, Sean Cassidy and Meat Loaf, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is…
Though Phil Collen has found phenomenal success ith Def Leppard, he'll quickly remind you that he's more than just a simple rock guitarist. Collen's recently formed side project, Delta Deep, will release their debut album on June 23. Guitar World caught up with Collen prior to the album's release to find out why he felt it was important to form this band and how it compares to his rock life in Def Leppard.
Traditionally, the rock guitar hero is a lone gunslinger who swaggers onstage, commandeers the spotlight, and out-sols the competition with a blazing display of showmanship. Don't tell Mr. Shred, but he's playing in the Masturbatoryian mode. Perhaps that's why some of rock's most enduring acts feature two guitarists.