On sale now! Inside the new issue of Total Guitar: Queen's Greatest Songs Track By Track – By Brian May

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Queen's Brian May speaks exclusively to Total Guitar Magazine, discussing the creative process behind the band's greatest songs, including 'Another One Bites The Dust', 'Flash', 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and more! Plus! Get the lowdown on Brian's trademark playing techniques, learn three classic Queen riffs and master the band's epic track 'A Kind Of Magic' with TG's full tab.


• Yard Act

In a radical new album, Yard Act are blurring the lines between post-punk and hip-hop. Guitarist Sam Shipstone reveals how it was made – with sampling, ‘cheapo’ gear and an experimental approach to tone

• Ihsahn

In an extraordinary double album, former Emperor guitarist Ihsahn delivers new material in two contrasting versions: metal and orchestral. Read TG's exclusive interview

• Sleater-Kinney

Alt-rock trailblazers Sleater-Kinney were making bassless records long before The White Stripes and The Black Keys came along. As co-leader Carrie Brownstein tells TG: “The power comes from the conversation that the two guitars are having with each other”

• Marc Ribot

As one of the best session players in the business, Marc Ribot has recorded with Tom Waits, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and many more. And when he’s creating his own music, anything goes

Learn To Play:

• Bring Me The Horizon - Kool-Aid

• Queen - A Kind Of Magic

• U2 - One

Gear Reviews:

• Gibson Les Paul Modern Lite

• Fender Highway Series Dreadnought

• Shergold Provocateur Standard SP12

• Sterling by Music Man St. Vincent Goldie

• MXR M309 Joshua Ambient Echo


• Exclusive interview! Kid Kapichi

• Pickup Music lesson: 12-bar jazz-blues

• Overdrive essentials


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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.