Curt Chambers: "I've always loved matching the energy in hip-hop with aggressive guitar playing"

Curt Chambers
(Image credit: Gonzalez Media Productions)

Anyone that caught Eventide’s On The Road interview with American session guitarist Curt Chambers earlier in March will have witnessed the talents that earned him a spot playing for the biggest names in rap, next to the legends of rock ’n’ roll as well as his fair share of modern country greats. 

In the video he describes their H9 as a “life-changing pedal - used on the Dr. Dre Compton record and for the last four years out of nine playing with Eminem”. It would be no exaggeration to say the session ace has been keeping busy...

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).