Steve Lukather compares using tabs to playing Guitar Hero

Steve Lukather is no fan of guitar tab
(Image credit: Alex Solca Photography)

Steve Lukather is arguably one of the most recorded rock guitarists in history, having played on more than 1,000 sessions (not to mention his own work with Toto and as a solo artist). 

And while he just released a brand-new solo album, I Found the Sun Again, he acquired his prodigious electric guitar chops the old-fashioned way: by reading music, not tablature.

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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.