Inside the new issue of Total Guitar: Muse – How two metal titans inspired their heaviest songs yet!

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Cover Feature:

Muse – A New Dimension! Matt Bellamy on writing Muse's heaviest songs yet. Plus! Total Guitar goes in-depth with a detailed breakdown of Matt's technique and profiles the top 10 greatest Muse songs as voted for by the readers of


Dave Mustaine

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine shaped the sound of thrash metal with his fast right hand. And now, having survived cancer, he's in no mood to slow down

The Big Moon

How motherhood and lockdown inspired the band to write their most confident album yet

Derek Trucks

As the Tedeschi Trucks Band deliver a quadruple album bonanza, slide guitar maestro Derek Trucks reveals the source of his gargantuan tones and emotive power

Guthrie Govan

“It quickly became clear to me that the guitar is a typewriter” – inside the mind of one of the greatest guitarists on Earth!

Learn To Play:

Foo Fighters – Times Like These

Blue Öyster Cult – (Don't Fear) The Reaper

Pharrell Williams – Happy

KT Tunstall – Other Side Of The World


Guild Surfliner electric guitar

Universal Audio UAFX amp pedals

Manson Meta MBM-2 and MBM-2SF electric guitars

Soundlad Liverpool Scran drive pedal


First Steps In Guitar: Easy funk riffs

Chord Clinic: How to use slash chords


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Total Guitar editors

Total Guitar is one of Europe's biggest guitar magazines. With lessons to suit players of all levels, TG's world-class tuition is friendly, accessible and jargon-free, whether you want to brush up on your technique or improve your music theory knowledge. We also talk to the biggest names in the world of guitar – from interviews with all-time greats like Brian May and Eddie Van Halen to our behind the scenes Rig Tour features, we get you up close with the guitarists that matter to you.