The prog heavyweight names the players who changed his life
The shred guitar great tells GW all about how his new "bluesy" album, improvisation and how he became the first guitarist to get a signature Strat
Mammoth chops, social-media finesse and a never-give-up attitude: say hello to one of the hottest young pickers in Nashville
George Lynch tells GW how he teamed up with former bandmates Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown to create the lean, mean End Machine.
Lee McKinney tells GW how he blended fans' desires and wish lists with his band's creative vision to create 'The Simulation.'
Eric Tessmer — a familiar face in the city’s live-music scene for nearly 17 years — truly embodies the “Texas guitar slinger” archetype.
Experimental jazz master (and Guitar World columnist) Julian Lage guides us through 'Love Hurts,' his adventurous new jazz guitar joy ride
Get a fascinating glimpse of the thought process behind Batio's famously silky sweep arpeggio technique.
Learn how former SRV's Double Trouble keyboardist Reese Wynans teamed up with Joe Bonamassa and his former bandmates for 'Sweet Release.'
"I would never want to be on stage knowing that my playing was substandard but hoping that no one notices. That’s not me.”
"I don’t know how to play a goddamned scale. I don’t know what a 13th is, or an augmented ninth. I could give a shit. All I do is make the guitar scream with pain or pleasure.”
Meet the first woman to be crowned The International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year.
'Off at 11' is another step toward the 34-year-old Chicago native establishing himself as a contemporary blues rock giant.
Nik Mystery, in the words of Mike Dawes, “is about as far removed from solo fingerstyle guitar and [Periphery’s] progressive metal as anything.”