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Eight Questions with In This Moment Guitarist Randy Weitzel

When I came into the fold, they were down a couple members and had no management but still had one last album commitment for their label. There was a real "do or die" vibe in the air. They were just so focused on making something happen with that album.

Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer Discusses Epiphone White Lightning Les Paul, Momoiro Clover Z and More

Kiss guitarists and Les Pauls just seem to go together. Just ask Tommy Thayer, who just introduced his new Epiphone White Lightning Les Paul. We caught up with Thayer—just days before he headed out on a whirlwind tour of Japan—to discuss the new guitar and a whole lot more.

Crosstown Traffic: Dave Mason Talks "Traffic Jam" Tour and Recording with Jimi Hendrix

Dave Mason’s name is synonymous with Traffic, a legendary British band that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. These days, the guitarist can be found doing shows from coast to coast with his “Traffic Jam” project. But Mason also is known for his solo work and his countless collaborations with a veritable who’s who of rock, including members of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix.

Show Review: Kiss — Still Creatures of the Nighttime World

Kiss brought their 40th Anniversary Tour to the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Sunday, August 24 — and were greeted by a packed house. They played what amounted to a greatest-hits set that included "Deuce," "Love Gun," "God of Thunder" and more. They also sprinkled in a good portion of non-makeup-era Kiss with "Hide Your Heart" and "Lick It Up."

Shut Up & Jam! Ted Nugent Talks New Album, Musical Influences, Gear and More

Ted Nugent is not one to keep his opinions to himself. His persona has made him a larger-than-life and polarizing media figure. Peel away the political opinions and you find the “Motor City Madman” who has been cranking out hits since his debut with The Amboy Dukes in 1967. The title of Ted’s latest album, Shut Up & Jam!, was certainly more than just an album title. It was a mission statement.

Interview: Linkin Park Guitarist Brad Delson Talks New Album, 'The Hunting Party'

Linkin Park are one of the most successful rock bands of this century. Every one of their studio albums — with the exception of their debut — have gone to Number 1. Yet their aforementioned debut, Hybird Theory, is Diamond certified in the U.S. with 10 million copies sold to date. Guitarist Brad Delson recently sat down with us to discuss the creative process behind the band's upcoming album, The Hunting Party.

Kiss Co-Founder Paul Stanley Talks New Autobiography, 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed'

Paul Stanley has risen to international fame playing the role of the Starchild in Kiss. In his new autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed (HarperOne), the guitarist discusses two roles he has played that changed his character as much if not more: the Phantom of the Opera and family man.

Fierce Joy: Matt Sorum Talks Guitars and New Album, 'Stratosphere'

Matt Sorum's resume is studded with highlights, including — but not limited to — being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Guns N' Roses and high-profile stints with the Cult and Velvet Revolver.

Megadeth's David Ellefson Discusses Altitudes & Attitude, His New Project with Frank Bello of Anthrax

David Ellefson had an incredibly busy 2013. With Megadeth he released Super Collider, the band’s highest-charting album since 1994’s Youthanasia. In October he released his memoirs, My Life With Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll, which he wrote with Joel McIver.

Life, Love & Hope: Tom Scholz Talks Gear, the Wonders of Analog Recording and Boston's New Album

Boston’s Tom Scholz has been blazing ground with new technology since before the band’s groundbreaking self-titled debut album in 1976.