Wolfgang Van Halen, Nita Strauss and the absolute best of 2022 – only in the new Guitar World

January 2023
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Hello again! For the second year in a row, we’re dedicating almost an entire issue to “the year that was.” And so, our January 2023 issue is a full-on celebration of that pair of 24-sided dice we call 2022.

Our coverage includes…

* Our editors choose the guitarists of the year – 20-ish players who made massive dents in the rusting hull of 2022, including our two cover stars (Wolfgang Van Halen and Nita Strauss), plus… Well, you’ll just have to read the issue, won’t you? 

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.