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Funk Brothers Legend: Guitarist Dennis Coffey Talks Detroit, Podcasts and Not "Playing Like the Record"

Often recognized as the guitarist who introduced the wah pedal to Motown, Dennis Coffey played on hundreds of tracks as a member of the Funk Brothers, the studio band that recorded countless hits in the Detroit recording studio known as the Snake Pit. On his own, Coffey charted with the million-selling instrumental “Scorpio,” and the soundtrack to Black Belt Jones, as well as session and production work for other artists.

Brandon Kinney Talks Songwriting and Getting His Start in Nashville

When Brandon Kinney arrived in Nashville twenty years ago, he knew he wanted to work in the music industry. What he didn’t know was that he would find his niche crafting songs for other artists, and certainly he didn’t expect to become one of Music Row’s most in-demand songwriters.

Denny Tedesco Discusses His New Film, 'The Wrecking Crew,' an Ode to Pop's Elite Studio Musicians

Filmmaker Denny Tedesco remembers riding his bike to grade school with a transistor radio tied to the handlebars. Memories like that one are easily triggered when he hears songs from his childhood. “To this day, certain songs hit me and I remember,” he says. “I remember where I was. Music is under-appreciated as a sense. It’s hearing, but it brings back taste, smell, everything. It puts you in a space.”

Interview: Guitarist Phil Collen Looks Back on 33 Years of Def Leppard

Three decades into a remarkably successful career, guitarist Phil Collen looks at each day as a new beginning. Best known for his work with rock band Def Leppard, Collen is also involved with a gritty blues-rock trio, Manraze, where he is joined by Paul Cook and Simon Laffy. Their latest EP, I Surrender, was released late last year. His newest project is a blues duo, Delta Deep, with vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook. They’re at work on an album. He is also writing his autobiography.

Interview: Recording and Mixing Advice from Grammy-Winning Engineer Jason Goldstein

Goldstein was involved in the design and release of Logic Pro X and helped create the R&B and hip-hop drum kits available to users in Drummer, a new virtual instrument introduced in the Pro X version of Logic. He's currently working with the Roots on their upcoming album, tentatively titled & Then You Shoot Your Cousin.

Engineer Sterling Winfield on Recording Vangough and Working with Pantera

Sterling Winfield got his start in the music industry as a studio apprentice and live sound engineer in Dallas. Those experiences led to his tenure as a staff engineer at Dallas Sound Lab and eventually recording and touring as a bass and guitar tech with rock and metal bands, including Damageplan, Hellyeah and Pantera, with whom he worked as assistant engineer on the Grammy-nominated album Far Beyond Driven.

Clay Withrow Talks 'Between The Madness,' New Album by Oklahoma Prog-Rockers Vangough

Vangough’s new album, Between The Madness, is the third studio project from the Oklahoma City-based prog-rock band. It also marks the debut of new drummer Kyle Haws, who joins bassist Jeren Martin and founder/vocalist/guitarist Clay Withrow on the 70-minute project.

Interview: Emphatic’s Lead Guitarist and Songwriter Justin McCain Talks 'Another Life'

With their major-label debut, Damage, climbing the Billboard Heatseekers charts, and the single “Bounce” doing the same at rock radio, guitarist/songwriter Justin McCain was finally experiencing long-awaited success with his band, Emphatic.

John Doe of X: We're "Still Loud and Fast and Powerful and Poetic"

It’s been a busy fall/winter season for legendary punk band X. Following a month-long U.S. tour with Blondie, the group — bassist John Doe, vocalist Exene Cervenka, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D.J. Bonebrake — announced their annual holiday shows, where the Blasters will join them for West Coast dates billed as A Family X-mas.

Joe Satriani Discusses His Approach to Composition — and How Every Song Remains a Work in Progress

In support of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, Joe Satriani is spending September and October on tour in the US. Joining him are longtime band member/keyboardist Mike Keneally, and a new rhythm section: bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann.