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
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?