Dominic Fike: “When Rick Rubin heard the demos, he said it felt like I was speaking through the guitar”

Dominic Fike
(Image credit: Fender)

Having already collaborated with Halsey, Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract and Omar Apollo in his first few years as a solo artist, eventually signing a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia in the aftermath of a record label bidding war, Dominic Fike certainly looks poised for pop stardom.

To coincide with the release of his debut album in July, titled What Could Possibly Go Wrong, he was also chosen as one of the campaign artists for Fender’s American Professional II series. 

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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).