Joy Division’s unique bassist wasn’t originally much of an influence to his son, who doesn’t use pedals with the Pumpkins – but needs to use ancient, unreliable ones with The Light
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It was a febrile time for popular music, and in Eric Clapton, guitar had a hero in waiting who would change forever how we would play the instrument
Skid Row's two-guitar tandem discuss building their own pedals, in-the-works Kramers, and what they learned from each other while recording their star-making, self-titled 1989 debut
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Venom, the original black metal band, have been invoking Old Nick since 1981. On the bass, meet Conrad Lant – ‘Cronos’ to the (black) masses
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Partly inspired by a copy of Guitar World he tried to steal, the Dap-Kings’ former rhythm powerhouse started out as a shredder, before he studied the rhythm guitar greats – landing gigs with Janet Jackson and Amy Winehouse along the way
Mason has played on over a thousand recordings, collaborated with A-listers such as George Strait and Shania Twain, and few are more capable with a Fender Tele. So why are there some days he wants to sound like anyone other than Brent Mason?
The influential Doors guitarist is back with a new record. He explains how he’s (almost) found comfort in a new way of playing
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As digital guitar amplification continues to wow the market and guitar players alike, is it realistic to assume that it will be business as usual for the tube amp?
DiStefano has lived a thousand lives: he refused to join Jane’s Addiction, wrote his band’s first hit about a murdered school friend, escaped a junkie death through an out-of-body experience, and cried with Perry Farrell after announcing their (no longer a) farewell tour
Despite suspecting he used the wrong bass on Tina Turner’s Foreign Affair, the veteran dedicates himself to being a supporting player and learning every day with the likes of Keith Richards, Joe Bonamassa and Billy Gibbons
Two seminal guitars from the same manufacturer; what are their similarities and differences, and which is right for you?