“I am Jethro Tull's guitar player. I was, I am now, and I always will be”: Martin Barre says he remains the prog legends’ guitarist, despite Ian Anderson’s insistence on touring under the ’Tull name

Martin Barre (left) and Ian Anderson
(Image credit: Future / Mondadori Portfolio /Getty Images)

Martin Barre has said he still views himself as Jethro Tull’s guitarist, whether he is touring under the band name or not. 

In a new interview with YouTube channel VRP Rocks [below], Barre discusses his 2011 departure from the iconic UK prog band, after more than 40 years of sharing stages with frontman Ian Anderson.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.