In this 2008 GW interview, Papa Het discusses Metallica's new approach for Death Magnetic, and why he always comes back to his Electra white V, plugged into a Mesa/Boogie Mark II C+
In this 1994 GW interview, Pantera’s larger-than-life guitarist opens up about his musical upbringing, the parallels with the Van Halen brothers, Randy Rhoads’ influence, and the noises and tones behind the band’s uncompromising new sound
The Prince of Darkness speaks candidly about bandmates past and present – from Randy Rhoads to Zakk Wylde – and what he looks for in a guitarist, in this classic from the GW archives
The Led Zeppelin legend's triple-humbucker Black Beauty was stolen at a Minneapolis Airport in 1970. Here's the incredible story of how it made its way back to its rightful owner
Tired of the same old guitar colors, shapes and sizes? It's time to discover some fresh six-string delights
#GuitarWorld40: Former editor Brad Tolinski attempts to recall the ups and downs over 40 years of Guitar World
The always-eclectic axeman talks gear, the Play it Loud exhibition and his absolutely wild, guest star-packed solo album
"There’s no statement of intention to retire," David Gilmour tells us. So why is he selling off some of his most iconic guitars?
It’s not necessary to know all the audio science of why this works, but it’s damn good information to have in your back pocket so you can request it at your next session.
'Controlled Chaos' is a panoramic view of Nita Strauss' many strengths. In our Holiday cover story, one of the industry's rising stars breaks down her stellar debut.
Alice Cooper has performed with an astonishing array of guitar virtuosos, but what does he think of them? Find out here.
"I want to take a point of view and adjust it.” John Mayer opens up about his controversial PRS Silver Sky guitar.
There are few bands in rock music whose individual members have résumés as long and as impressive as those in Queens of the Stone Age.
In 1979, the British songwriter wrote The Wall, a nightmarish rock opera he recorded with his former band, Pink Floyd.
Back in the early Sixties, the brilliantly eccentric jazz pianist Thelonious Monk created a list of what he thought every musician should know about gigging.
“My grandpa always said, getting old ain’t for pussies, and that is soooo true,” says a laughing Synyster Gates, co-guitarist in the hard rock force of nature known as Avenged Sevenfold.
It’s a pretty harsh way to say “howdy do” after such a long absence, but most metal fans would probably agree a pissed James Hetfield is a good James Hetfield.