Inside the new issue of Total Guitar: The 50 Greatest Rolling Stones Riffs

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Total Guitar runs down the top Rolling Stones guitar riffs of all time, as voted by the readers of You'll also find a track by track breakdown of the guitar playing on the band’s latest album, 'Hackney Diamonds', the best gear to recreate their tone, and an easy lesson on Keith Richards' trademark open G tuning. 

Plus! 21 Ways To Better Rhythm: Master different styles of music and improve your timing with TG’s massive six-page lesson


• Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

The blues wunderkind is digging deep into the blues, with influences ranging from the old masters to Eric Gales and Prince. His golden rule as a guitarist: “Don’t place too much emphasis on perfection…”

• Black Stone Cherry

“Tastes might change, but a great guitar is a great guitar!" – Gear Acquisition Syndrome is a way of life for Black Stone Cherry guitarists Chris Robertson and Ben Wells

• Richard Fortus

The rhythm guitarist in Guns N’ Roses reveals how he acts as a foil for Slash – and how an education in funk makes him a better player

• Chris Shiflett

"Everybody has to find their spot" – How the Foo Fighters’ three guitarists combine for maximum riffing effect

• Also inside: Svalbard, Danny Bryant, Hotline TNT

Learn To Play:

• Rival Sons - Sweet Life

• Queen - Keep Yourself Alive

• The Police - Every Breath You Take


• Shergold Telstar Standard ST14

• Squier Sonic Series

• Boss DM-101 Delay Machine

• Gibson Les Paul Standard ’50s Plain Top Inverness Green

• Funny Little Boxes Skeleton Key


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Chris Bird

Chris has been the Editor of Total Guitar magazine since 2020. Prior to that, he was at the helm of Total Guitar's world-class tab and tuition section for 12 years. He's a former guitar teacher with 35 years playing experience and he holds a degree in Philosophy & Popular Music. Chris has interviewed Brian May three times, Jimmy Page once, and Mark Knopfler zero times – something he desperately hopes to rectify as soon as possible.