Before the long beards, sold-out arenas, spinning fur guitars and MTV stardom, Billy Gibbons cut his teeth in a psychedelic group called the Moving Sidewalks, who opened for – among other A-tier rock acts – one James Marshall Hendrix...
In this classic GW interview, the Stratocaster icon discusses the “egocentric megalomaniacal tension” that shaped Dark Side of the Moon, how he constructed the Comfortably Numb solo, and the time he used a mic stand leg as a slide
Using knowledge gleaned from his time as a first-call session pro – and his brief but crucial tenure alongside Jeff Beck in the Yardbirds – Page formed a rock colossus from the ground up
Yanovsky brought the weird, wonderful and the none-too-serious to Good Time Music, and was a genius player, but did he get the credit he deserved?
In this classic interview from 2002, The Human Riff reflects on the key guitars, songs, and sounds from 40 years with The Rolling Stones
Bhattacharya is a genius of slide guitar whose new album is an uplifting twist on Hindustani classical ragas, featuring “the best instrument to unify cultures”
A left-hander, King flipped a right-handed guitar upside down, put it in an unorthodox tuning, and forged a style steeped in steely drama and epic bends
In this classic 2009 Guitar World interview, the guitar legend waxed lyrical on his formative years with The Yardbirds, how his radical technique inspired a new era of instrumental guitar, and his musical relationships with Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton
From Metallica's Damaged Justice to Ozzy Osbourne's Diary of a Madman tour, Guitar World presents the most incredible concerts and roadshows in rock and metal history
In his 1958 masterpiece, Berry created the ultimate rock-and-roll folk hero in just a few snappy verses
Producer Max Norman details the recording of Ozzy's solo debut, and explains why “Randy was the sort of guy you didn’t argue with – you just tried to keep up”
In this 1997 GW interview, Grohl discusses how Nirvana shaped his songwriting approach, the impact of Taylor Hawkins, and a then-new song of his called Everlong
Built for the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist in 1982, only to be completed after his death, the prototype RR3 presents the metal guitar and the Jackson brand at a crucial stage of their evolution, and now its owner, Sean Michael Clegg, is putting it up for sale
In this candid 1994 GW interview, The Who's six-string creative mastermind discusses his time with Page and Hendrix, Marshall stacks, his aggressive playing style, and more
With British Invasion record producer Shel Talmy, we unpack the legacy of the Creation. A fractious, brilliant band, who in Phillips had a guitar player with a groundbreaking style
In this classic GW interview, Keef tells all about the Stones' pioneering double-album masterpiece. From the recording setup to the debauchery to the stories behind classics like Happy and Tumbling Dice
In this 1995 GW interview, Billy Corgan and James Iha discuss the gear that powered their sprawling, double-disc masterpiece, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
A trailblazer for pop culture, film producer and alt-rock inspiration, the former Monkee was a polymath whose career was guided by his gift for songwriting
The Canadian guitarist walks through the retro-rock techniques and tones that inform his unique rockabilly style on Cousin Harley’s new album, Let’s Go!
By the time ‘Clapton is God’ graffiti was appearing on London walls, Africa had found a new deity of guitar, and his name was Nicolas Kasanda wa Mikalay
Mosby’s Imrat guitar is an electric guitar with both playing and drone strings, and a sitar-like resonance