“My older content was way more technique-driven… I wanted to become more sophisticated. Virtuoso music can be impressive but extremely shallow”: Martin Miller on how he recruited Paul Gilbert, Lari Basilio and Mateus Asato for his world-beating jams

Martin Miller with his Ibanez signature guitar
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Martin Miller is a man of many talents. The German musician is a highly respected educator, with books and video courses to help rock guitarists expand into fusion. He’s an Ibanez endorsee who unveiled his latest model, the MMN1, in 2023. He writes, records and tours original music, the most recent release being last year’s Maze of My Mind solo album. 

But if there’s anything that’s really helped build his profile in recent times, it’s the live studio performances enrolling guitar heroes old and new to cover hits of every kind. From Hey Jude with Paul Gilbert to Kiss from a Rose with Lari Basilio and Get Lucky with Kirk Fletcher, plus more features from the likes of Mateus Asato, Josh Smith and Mark Lettieri, every one of these YouTube videos feels like you’re witnessing history in the making.

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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).