The life and times of a titanic presence in hard rock and a trailblazer for tone
How the guitar used to record Gimme Shelter disintegrated immediately after the song's completion, and other incredible stories
In general, Roger McGuinn has gotten more love from the rock critic fraternity than from the guitar community. Maybe it’s time to turn that perception around
The Gang of Four guitarist inspired big names from U2 and Franz Ferdinand to Tom Morello. We take a look at his diverse and storied career
50 years on, we dig deep into the unraveling of the most commercially successful band of all time, and the subsequent solo careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison
Carlos Santana, Stephen Stills, Pete Townshend and more recall the trials and tribulations behind their era-defining performances
"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.”
Keith Richards owns nearly a thousand guitars, so which does he typically use in the studio? Find out here.
“I think my greatest pleasure is writing a song — words and lyrics — that will last longer than a couple of years.”
He made alternative rock history with Pavement and the Jicks, but what do Guitar World readers really want to know about Stephen Malkmus?
Ballbreaker, AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young demonstrate yet again that they are randy as a pair of billygoats, out of their minds with lurid desires and obscenely concupiscent.
One of the key guitars in my career has been an early-Seventies Fender Telecaster Deluxe that I had before Sonic Youth started, and that I played pretty much throughout Sonic Youth.