With the big 6-0 just around the corner, guitar icon Steve Vai reminisces about Satch, Zappa, Alcatrazz and a life in the ultra zone
He's played with Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, and now the session pro shares what it's like to land one of the highest-profile gigs on the planet - and how you can emulate his success
The guitarist discusses his gutsy, twangy - but definitely rocking - second solo outing, Hard Lessons
The American guitarist and singer-songwriter on the influence of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on his writing style
Stephane Wrembel’s annual The Django Experiment albums are mind-blowing odes to the music, legacy and influence of the late, great Django Reinhardt
The bassist–frontman half of the British power duo Royal Blood gives a coy nod to the gear used on “How Did We Get So Dark” – but don’t expect any instructional videos from this secretive player
The country guitar master discusses his bittersweet new gig with the Eagles, fingerpicking and his powerful new solo album
He of the mad, mad skills talks dinosaurs, blind alleys and the Aristocrats’ quirky-as-hell new album, You Know What...?
Critics have rushed to anoint Bear's Den as one of the UK's best folk-rock acts. Just don't tell them that
Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein discuss gear, songwriting and their new St Vincent-produced album
"I would never want to be on stage knowing that my playing was substandard but hoping that no one notices. That’s not me.”
Robin Trower discusses his new album, his love of Strats and why he can't listen to 'Bridge of Sighs.'
Thanks to his evocative scores for video games such as Grand Theft Auto V, L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption and its sequel, Woody Jackson just might be the most-heard guitarist in the world today.
Richard Lloyd discusses his latest collection of solo-laced snaggle-toothed punk jams and winsome, country-laced rockers.
"We were very open to whatever worked.” Badflower's Josh Katz and Joey Morrow discuss how the band's no-frills live sound morphed into their forceful debut album.
"That experience you have when you’re younger — you get together with your friends, you go down to the basement, crack open some beers and play — it’s right there in these tracks."
"We're a lot more dedicated and smarter than a lot of the press would indicate. We couldn't have come this far otherwise."
What's it like, exactly, to play guitar in a Led Zeppelin tribute band? We decided to ask three of the best.
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