Johnny Marr – The Ultimate Interview: inside the new issue of Total Guitar

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Cover Feature: Johnny Marr – The Ultimate Interview

Johnny Marr discusses his entire career. Included in this 20-page special feature is a lesson on Johnny’s playing style, three classic Smiths riffs to learn, plus John Frusciante, James Dean Bradfield and Dave Keuning explain how Marr inspired them. 



Masters of the seven-string, architects of nu-metal, Korn guitarists Munky and Head are still finding new ways to play heavy...


Hardcore cult heroes Turnstile are poised to be one of the breakout bands of 2022. Guitarist Pat McCrory discusses their “emotional” return to playing live – and how to experiment without losing your edge...

The Lazy Eyes

The Lazy Eyes are Australia’s next great psych-rock band. Guitarists Harvey Geraghty and Itay Shachar reveal the secrets of their mind-bending sound...

Joe Satriani

"I need to raise my own bar." Every guitarist wants to play better – and Joe Satriani is no exception...

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Blues sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor loves being back on the road. She only gets nervous when she plays for friends – like Joe Bonamassa...

Jason Pierce

He creates complex, epic soundscapes with Spiritualized, but calls himself an "inept" guitarist. "It's about the soul," Jason Pierce says, "not the ability..."

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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.