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10 Questions with Saxon Guitarist Paul Quinn

The band, led by Quinn and singer Biff Byford, are nearing the end of a lengthy US tour in support of their 2013 album, Sacrifice, along with Fozzy. You can check out the band's current tour dates right here. We recently tracked down Quinn to discuss the tour, the band's legacy and Sacrifice.

'Runnin' With The Wolf': Omar Dykes Discusses His New Album, a Tribute to Blues Legend Howlin' Wolf

Austin-based blues singer/guitarist Omar Dykes (also known as Omar Kent Dykes) hails from McComb, Mississippi, not far from the birthplace of one of his biggest musical heroes, blues legend Howlin’ Wolf.

Interview: Bad Company's Paul Rodgers Discusses Free Guitarist Paul Kossoff, The 40 Tour and New Material

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company — both of whom are celebrating their 40th anniversaries in 2013 — recently teamed up for a co-headling US tour. The 40 Tour, which kicked off June 20 in Auburn, Washington, draws to a close July 27 in Bethel, New York.

Interview: Angra Guitarist Kiko Loureiro Discusses His New Solo Album, 'Sounds of Innocence'

Guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, as a member of Brazilian power metal giants Angra, has already earned his claim to fame, has nothing more to prove. His technical prowess and exciting playing have garnered him fans from across the globe. We recently tracked down Loureiro to discuss his fourth solo album, Sounds of Innocence.

Strat Outta Hell: Shredder Joe Stump Talks New Album, 'Revenge of the Shredlord'

Joe Stump, who was ranked the Number 6 Fastest Shredder of All Time by Guitar One magazine, is a legend in many circles and has released an impressive number of solo and group efforts over the years.

Interview: Guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle Talks Gear, the LA Scene and His Latest EP, 'Full Metal Thunder'

Maxxxwell Carlisle is an up-and-coming guitarist on LA's metal scene. He has released two EP’s in only six months, and he's working on even more projects at the moment. We recently spoke to Carlisle — who has played with Death Riders and other notable LA-based bands — about what it's like to have so many irons in the fire.

Lift Off: Shock Rocket Guitarist Marty Favento Talks Roots, Gear and New Album

Marty Favento, who was born and raised in a small town called Koper in Slovenia, started playing guitar at age 10. His father, an accomplished blues guitarist, got him into guitar playing and sent him to a private music school, where he spent five years studying. GuitarWorld.com caught up with Favento to discuss his band Shock Rocket’s new album. Lift Off, which is getting some cool buzz in the European metal underground.

Interview: Blues Guitarist Popa Chubby Discusses His New Album, 'Universal Breakdown Blues'

Popa Chubby, a larger-than-life figure on the blues scene, has built a rabid following around the world through his relentless touring schedule and ever-expanding discography. His latest album, Universal Breakdown Blues, will be released May 28 via Provogue Records.

Interview: Holy Grail Guitarist Eli Santana Talks New Album, His Varied Influences, Touring and More

Holy Grail was born in Pasadena, California, in 2008 and hasn't slowed down for a second. They released their debut EP, Improper Burial, in 2009, followed by their 2010 critically acclaimed commercial smash Crisis In Utopia, which Metal Assault called "a mind-blowing effort that exudes unbounded freshness and musicianship."

Interview: Guitarist Craig Goldy Talks Working with Ronnie James Dio and Touring with Dio's Disciples

In the 1980’s, Guitarist Craig Goldy was already having an amazing career. While playing for bands like Rough Cutt and Giuffria, his resume was already impressive. But in 1987 when the guitar slot for the legendary band Dio opened up, he would ultimately be chosen to play for the band. This raised the young guitarist into a whole new echelon of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal universe.