The secrets behind Brad Gillis’s guitar tone on Night Ranger’s Sister Christian

Brad Gillis
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You know that joke that goes, “What’s the last thing a drummer says before getting kicked out of the band? ‘Hey, I’ve written a song!’?”

Judging by the example of Night Ranger’s Sister Christian, maybe it’s better to listen to the drummer’s ideas first before delivering walking papers. 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.