Yvette Young names the 10(+) guitarists who shaped her sound

Covet's Yvette Young
(Image credit: Eli Chavez)

Yvette Young may be one of today’s most inspiring players, but she admits she’s a little late to the game when it comes to quote-unquote classic guitar music.

“It’s all new!” she laughs. “I just started listening to Metallica a little bit. I recently listened to bands like Van Halen more. I slept on that for too long. It’s just because in my upbringing I was only allowed to listen to classical music. So I’m super-late with everything.”

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.