Spotlight Then and Now: Billy Sheehan
Aug 22 2013 1:14PM
BACK BEFORE THERE was a Bass Player magazine, GP used to cover bassists, and that coverage extended to the Spotlight column as well.
A Night at the Opry: How Queen Inspired The Band Perry's Acoustic Electric Epic "Pioneer"
Aug 15 2013 1:40PM
THE BROTHER-BROTHER-SISTER country trio that is The Band Perry has earned an incredible amount of music-industry awards nominations since 2010, and the band’s latest release, Pioneer, hit number one on Billboard’s country chart
Great Guitars: Catching Up with Guitar Player Presents
Aug 19 2013 11:13AM
FOR YEARS, GUITAR PLAYER PRESENTS HAS CO-HOSTED concerts by some of the world’s most exciting guitarists at venues around the magazine’s home base in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Elliott Randall Remembers Richie Havens
Aug 9 2013 1:35PM
The following is an interview outtake from my feature story on session legend Elliott Randall that appeared in the August 2013 issue of Guitar Player.
Now Hear This: James McCartney
Jul 24 2013 1:05AM
“IT’S ALL ABOUT SONGWRITING FOR ME,” SAYS James McCartney, sitting in the video studio at the Guitar Player office before filming a solo-acoustic performance of his single “Strong As You” from his new album, Me [ECR Music Group].
Spotlight Then and Now: Michael Nicolella
Jul 23 2013 1:02AM
WHEN CLASSICAL VIRTUOSO Michael Nicolella appeared in Frets magazine in 2006, his album Shard was described as “an exciting textbook on how to honor classical tradition and kick it in the ass at the same time.”
Division Street: Harper Simon Ups the Guitars on His Sophomore Release
Jun 4 2013 1:34PM
HARPER SIMON MAY BE PAUL SIMON’S SON , BUT HE DOESN’T attempt to capitalize on it.
Retro Modern Guitar: Richard Thompson Mashes 18th and 20th Century Music
Jun 4 2013 1:08PM
RICHARD THOMPSON ALWAYS RANKS HIGHLY IN critical polls of the greatest guitarists, but remains far from the household name status of Hendrix, Beck, or Clapton, possibly because his style—melding multi-string bends with sounds
Spotlight Then and Now: Rusty Anderson
Jun 4 2013 1:02AM
BY THE TIME RUSTY Anderson appeared in the June 1985 Spotlight column, he had already enjoyed a lengthy career on the L.A. circuit, attracting the attention of fans and fellow players alike.
Tommy Tedesco's Studio Log, December 1979
May 28 2013 1:10PM
Tedesco offers some sage advice about the time and determination it takes to break into studio work
Tommy Tedesco's Studio Log, July 1979
May 15 2013 1:59PM
While playing some "beatnick" grooves for a movie soundtrack, Tedesco becomes frustrated by the lack of standardization in chord symbols
Watch: Tim Sparks Performs a Solo Guitar Version of Igor Stravinsky's "Dance Russe" from Petrushka
May 13 2013 1:39PM
Here is the latest installment in Tim Sparks' Russian Project, a solo guitar version of Igor Stravinsky's "Dance Russe" from his ballet Petrushka, with comments by the guitarist.
Glenn Jones performs "Bergen County Farewell"
Apr 17 2013 1:55PM
Glenn Jones performs "Bergen County Farewell" from his new album, My Garden State.
Tommy Tedesco's Studio Log, March 1978
Apr 3 2013 7:04PM
Tedesco talks about the three things that can cause a green studio player to crash and burn
Tommy Tedesco's Studio Log, January 1978
Mar 28 2013 5:09PM
Tedesco talks about working for composer Artie Kane on the scoring stage for the film "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," which was directed by Richard Brooks
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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