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Video: Greg Howe Unveils His New Band, Maragold

Guitarist Greg Howe has unveiled his new band in a new five-minute promotional video.

Interview: Steve Hackett Discusses His New Album, 'Genesis Revisited II'

Although I loved being able to bear witness to the great players from my high school years, I lament not being “around” (or in diapers) during the heyday of some of the influential artists from the '60s and early '70s, particularly The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Fortunately, I have the opportunity to experience what it was like for one such great, as guitarist Steve Hackett revisits songs from the era that made the band Genesis kings of the progressive rock movement.

Interview: Duran Duran Bassist John Taylor Discusses His New Autobiography, 'In The Pleasure Groove'

One hundred million records, 14 Top 10 singles on the UK Singles Chart and 21 hits in Billboard's Hot 100. They’ve traveled the world and back many times over and even scored a No. 1 hit for James Bond. Now bassist John Taylor is opening up the vault on Love, Death and Duran Duran.

Interview: Killinger Guitarist Kevin Morin Discusses Tour with Black Label Society and His Other Day Job

This is shaping up to be a healthy year for the band Killinger. The Canadian quartet picked up the People’s Choice trophy at the Edmonton Music Awards and has seen their song “We Are Here” featured as part of FOX Sports MLB programming. The band continues to win over audiences with the huge guitar riffs and catchy melodies heard on their self-titled debut release. It's an album which features a contemporary sound incorporating the best of '80s hard rock and metal.

Written in Blood: In This Moment’s Chris Howorth Discusses New Album

Late last year, In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth and vocalist Maria Brink received news that original members Blake Bunzel and Jeff Fabb were leaving the group in order to join American Idol alum James Durbin’s touring band.

Going For Broke: Dokken Guitarist Jon Levin Discusses New Album, 'Broken Bones'

Broken Bones is the 11th studio album from Dokken and one that features a refreshing return to the signature sound reminiscent of such albums as Under Lock and Key and Back For The Attack. With songs like “Empire," the title-track and “Burning Tears," Don Dokken’s vocals are stronger than ever and guitarist Jon Levin, now entering his second decade with the band, continues to unleash guitar fury solidifying his place as one of the true metal greats.

Interview: Guitarist Vicki Peterson Discusses Influences and The Bangles' Latest Album, 'Sweetheart of The Sun'

Bangles' guitarist Vicki Peterson is no stranger to royalty. The stunning beauty has rubbed elbows and played alongside some of the giants of rock and pop over the course of her career. Her tasty guitar work, soulful vocals and songwriting prowess continue to be an inspiration to male and female musicians.

Interview: Steve Howe Discusses Asia's New Album, 'XXX,' and His Latest Solo Album, 'Time'

In 2006, the four original members — Steve Howe, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes — reunited and have since released three successful studio albums: Phoenix, Omega and their latest, XXX (pronounced “Triple X”), a flawlessly executed album that continues to push the barriers of progressive rock.

Interview: Joel Hoekstra Discusses Night Ranger’s New Live Acoustic CD/DVD, '24 Strings & A Drummer'

It’s not often that a guitarist grows up listening to one of his favorite bands, and then has the opportunity to become part of that band’s legacy. But Joel Hoekstra is no ordinary guitarist. His guitar wizardry has allowed him to live out his dream and become a driving force with Night Ranger.

Interview: The 'Pride' of Mike Tramp

Twenty-five years ago, White Lion released their breakthrough album, Pride. The album, which featured two Top 10 hits, peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard charts and sold more than two million copies in the U.S. alone. Pride became one of the most-heralded pop-metal albums of the 1980s with Vito Bratta’s signature melodic guitar work and the heartfelt lyrics and vocals of Mike Tramp.