He's played with Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, and now the session pro shares what it's like to land one of the highest-profile gigs on the planet - and how you can emulate his success
In a never-ending quest for new sounds, gear designers shaped the future of heavy by exploring extremes of distortion, bass and volume
"When I was a pre-teen in my first band, I would have thought Judas Priest seemed a little slow, but then you go back to certain things"
Slide guitar maniac Joanna Connor talks being an inspiration to female guitarists, jamming with Jimmy Page and Otis Rush - and her brand-new album, Rise
Trying to find new ways to Get In The Ring and unleash your Appetite For Destruction? Or perhaps locate your own Paradise City? We’ve got you covered
The enigmatic singer-songwriter on her haunting new album and how it was recorded almost entirely on a Taylor 416ce
Chris Carrabba on how he became his own compressor, why he still looks to the Fender Tele for his electric kicks, and… his favorite metal shredders?!
"Whether the crowd is 200 or 200,000 people, there’s no difference - I still give 110 per cent wherever I'm playing"
The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year discusses his anything-goes approach and hot new album, Home
With the POG, polyphonic pitch-shifting finally arrived for the average player, and its great tones and superior tracking have cemented its place in pedal history
He’s just a good ol’ boy from Texas with a flair for heartfelt Americana rock and a killer mustache, trying to make a name for himself
Drone-metal lords Stephen O’Malley And Greg Anderson discuss the meaning of Life Metal - and their new signature stompbox, the Life Pedal
The shredder on the band's latest album Extreme Power Metal, his favorite EVH solo and how he developed his mind-bending sweep-picking ability
Guitarists Mark Heylmun and Chris Garza talk gear, influences and returning to form with their latest album, Become the Hunter
"Once you get past a certain threshold with anything - pedals, guitars or amps - the differences are small, despite what their marketing departments like to tell you"