“I think it's fairly impossible to be a guitarist without loving Steve Vai”: Nili Brosh names 10 guitarists who shaped her sound

Nili Brosh poses with her custom Ibanez RG electric guitar
(Image credit: Tim Salaz)

There are a ton of guitarists who keep busy. It's par for the course, really. But busyness doesn't always equate to creativity, and even if it does, creativity isn't always memorable. At least, not in the way that Nili Brosh's licks are.

Despite dividing her time between Cirque du Soleil and Danny Elfman's band, the Ibanez endorsee unleashed two new tracks in the spring of '23, Song for Hope and Lavender Mountains.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.