Reinhold Bogner, a modern-day legend who has made his own significant contributions to guitar tone, recently joined forces with Rupert Neve to produce a trio of pedals—the Burnley, Harlow and Wessex—that take an entirely different approach to overdrive and distortion.
It used to be something you could do in private, like, well, some other things you're better off doing in private. But that all changed when an upstart Tom Cruise made air guitar a public nuisance in Risky Business all those decades ago.
Well, we've come to the halfway point of the year. It's time to look back at what has, so far, been a truly phenomenal year for music, one in which the guitar has been pushed to new creative peaks in new records from an array of genres. Now, we look at 25 of the year's best albums so far.
We talked with guitarist Jon Hudson about the creative process for Faith No More's new album, Sol Invictus, what he did during the band’s 11-year touring hiatus and how technology has rocked his world.
This past Tuesday night, the Rolling Stones brought their Zip Code Tour to the Marcus Ampitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy opened the proceedings and later joined the Stones for a rendition of the Muddy Waters classic "Champagne and Reefer."