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Dear Guitar Hero: Mick Mars

He’s survived prescription drug addiction, inflammatory arthritis and 30 years with Mötley Crüe. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is … Mick, your riffs have set you apart and placed you in a class of your own. Could you shed some light on what goes into making a killer riff? — Tyler Cleroux Thanks, Tyler. As far as making up killer riffs, I don’t have any special tricks or... …

My Chemical Romance interview and talk 'Danger Days'

 The Black Parade nearly killed them with its success. But My Chemical Romance found changing directions almost as fatal when it came to making their latest, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. "Sometimes you have to let go of something in order to hold on to it,” says Ray Toro, My Chemical Romance’s lead guitarist. “I’ve heard that expression before, but I never thought I’d... …

Dear Guitar Hero: Nancy Wilson

Originally published in Guitar World, October 2010 She’s the guitarist for Heart, the wife of filmmaker Cameron Crowe and one of the most notable female ax slingers in rock. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is…   Growing up, who were your guitar heroes? Were they all male, or did any female guitarists inspire you to play? —Sir John General There have never been a lot of female... …