John Petrucci: recording guitar is like beard trimming

John Petrucci performs during the G3 concert at Eventim Apollo on April 25, 2018 in London, England
(Image credit: Neil Lupin/Redferns)

It’s hardly news that John Petrucci is one of current rock and metal’s greatest electric guitar players, landing spots on our lists of the best solos and best riffs of 2020.

But over the past few years, the man has also vaulted to the very top of the list of facial hair farmers, even releasing his own Nebula line of beard and mustache grooming products.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.