First things first: We don’t want you to stop playing guitar. After all, Guitar World is a magazine for guitarists, and so playing guitar is something we promote. Pursuing a special interest, however, has its hazards. For one, approached with the wrong outlook, your hobby/vocation could lead to pathological behavior. Indeed, much like The Force, the guitar, once mastered, can be used either for good or for evil.
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
Right now, you are browsing a website for guitarists. This means either you already play and are looking for a little vindication of your obsession, or you’re a beginner looking to find out whether you chose the right instrument. Well, here is every reason you need to quiet that little voice in the back of your head asking, “Why am I doing this?”
Pete Evick is best known as the guitarist and musical director for the Bret Michaels Band, with whom he has played for the past decade. But like most working musicians these days, Evick also has his hand in various other endeavors. Guitar World caught up with Evick while the guitarist was in Nashville with the Bret Michaels Band.
Three decades after introducing black metal to the world, Venom are as dangerous as ever. Guitar World catches up with Cronos and company to discuss the band’s lethal new album, From the Very Depths, and to reflect on their tumultuous past.