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'Dirt Road’s End': Sugarcane Jane's Anthony Crawford Talks New Album, Touring with Neil Young and More

Sugarcane Jane have amassed an extremely loyal following by performing what they like to call, “organic music at its finest." Anthony Crawford and his wife, Savana Lee, are both virtuosos. Crawford is a songwriter who plays guitar and mandolin while Lee alternates between rhythm guitar, tambourine and snare drum.

Guitarist Jim Peterik Discusses Ides of March's 50th Anniversary Box Set, New Music and More

Prior to launching the iconic hard rock band Survivor back in 1978, Jim Peterik was the front man for another hugely successful group - The Ides of March. I recently spoke with Peterik about the Ides of March 50th Anniversary box set, his new project with vocalist Marc Scherer called “Risk Everything” and more.

'Chaos and the Calm': James Bay Talks Songwriting, Opening for the Stones and More

There’s a certain stigma that’s often associated with a lot of singer/songwriters these days. One where it can be more about the message rather than the music. But for guitarist James Bay, it’s always been about finding the perfect balance between tasty guitar work and writing organic songs that are real and honest.

'Red Light District': Kicking Harold Guitarist Tim David Kelly Talks New Album, Gear and More

Kicking Harold—a band featuring Tim David Kelly (lead vocals, guitar), Bret Domrose (bass) and Michael Odabashian (drums)—consider themselves modern rock alchemists, with "modern" being the operative word. In fact, the first single from their latest album, Red Light District, fits that philosophy rather nicely.

Adelitas Way Guitarist Robert Zakaryan Talks 'Deserve This' EP, Gear and More

Las Vegas-based hard rock band Adelitas Way first tasted success after the release of their 2009 self-titled debut album. That album's first single, “Invincible,” became an instant top-five Active Rock smash.

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra Talks 'Purple,' Whitesnake's New Deep Purple Tribute Album

Shortly after Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord died in 2012, Whitesnake vocalist—and former Deep Purple frontman—David Coverdale reached out to guitarist Ritchie Blackmore about the possibility of working on a project together in Lord’s honor.

Richie Kotzen Talks Tech 21 Signature RK5 Fly Rig, 'Cannibals' and Dog Camp 2015

While Kotzen primarily uses his RK5 live in conjunction with his standard amp rig, this compact unit embodies an entire rig on its own. At its heart is the all-analog SansAmp, which makes it possible to go direct to a PA or mixer. For effects, you have the essentials: a reverb, a delay with tap tempo, a powerful boost and Kotzen’s Signature OMG overdrive.

Guitarist Mick Mars Talks Final Mötley Crüe Shows, New Music and More

Mötley Crüe recently announced the details of their final round of North American dates. The tour—Crüe’s last, ever—will conclude on New Year’s Eve in their hometown of Los Angeles, the same city where they began their career more than 34 years ago.

‘Peace Out’: Guitarist Gunnar Nelson Talks New Nelson Album, Guitars and ‘After the Rain’

Twenty-five years ago, two long-haired blond twins set the world on fire with their debut album, After the Rain. At a time when glam metal was giving way to grunge, Nelson touched a nerve with the album's hook-laden title track and “(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection," a Number 1 single.

Moody Blues Bassist John Lodge Talks New Solo Album, '10,000 Light Years Ago'

10,000 Light Years Ago is the superb new studio album by legendary Moody Blues bassist John Lodge. It’s Lodge’s first album of new solo material since 1977's Natural Avenue. The album contains some of Lodge's most personal songs and even features guest performances by former Moody Blues members Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder.