Stu Mackenzie dishes on the modal and microtonal jam experiments that populate the Australian rock band's sprawling discography
The rising TikTok star is building a sound of Gen Z confessionals of love stories gone wrong, and writing, recording, and learning on Squier Mustang as she goes...
Grant Nicholas checks in from his rehearsal space to drop some science, advising players to keep our pedalboards close and our acoustic guitars closer, and to keep on experimenting
Speer tells us how chords, repetition and a healthy serving of reverb helps the eclectic, hypnotic and brilliant Texan trio open up pathways to transcendence
A revered guitarist who has played for legends such as Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell, and created a series of brilliant solo albums, Robben Ford sits down to share his wisdom...
From jazz roots to worldwide fame with The Police, he developed a signature style that defined the post-punk era. “Being a guitar player,” says Andy Summers, “is who I am”
He started out playing a Les Paul to sound like the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones. Now, he’s channeling Abba and declaring “I love my Strat!” The Manic Street Preachers frontman offers a few lessons he’s learned along the way
The multi-instrumentalist unpacks the Australian psych-rocker’s freewheeling sound and explains why they don’t need rhythm guitars to make a guitar album
The blues-rock maestro on how a no-frills recording approach didn't get in the way of his most musically ambitious record to date
Acclaimed by Elton John and Paul Weller, Fender's new album Seventeen Going Under is a masterclass in songwriting – he walks us through his process and looks back on his guitar journey so far
“Rory was experimenting with everything – he loved folk, he loved jazz, he loved blues... And pop elements would creep in there as well”
Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan and feted by Clapton, John Mayer is one of the most gifted guitarists of the modern era. This is his story
With new solo album Hardware in record stores, the ZZ Top icon sits down with TG to share some hard-earned wisdom
From metal to rock, punk to grunge, these are the best guitar riffs ever recorded, as voted for by you
With extracts from a previously unpublished 2004 interview, Total Guitar profiles the career of a blues-rock guitar legend
Lukather has played on the biggest-selling album of all time, is in a band with Ringo Starr and remains a member of Toto, and here he shares some of his hard-earned wisdom
The Americana artist on Nashville, his musical father, touring with Roger Waters and perfecting your craft...
The Leppard, Dio and Whitesnake legend talks us through his beautiful Les Paul Custom signature model
The Canadian multi-instrumentalist on the craft of songwriting, vintage gear and his new album, The Neon Skyline