Les Paul's Secret Weapon
Nov 7 2013 11:25AM
LES PAUL CASTS SUCH A MAMMOTH shadow across all things guitar that it’s easy to assume the man simply controlled all aspects of his myth and legend from his cramped home workshop in Mahwah, New Jersey.
Guitar Player Hall of Fame 2013
Nov 7 2013 11:06AM
LAST YEAR, TO CELEBRATE GP’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY, WE UNIFIED ALL of our various tributes and awards under the Guitar Player Hall of Fame banner, and established an annual issue to announce the honorees.
Rick Springfield's Starter Guitars
Nov 7 2013 11:01AM
WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN AUSTRALIA, we couldn’t afford Fenders and Gibsons, so we had Framus, Hofner, and Maton.
Dave Davies on Recording with Power and Passion
Nov 7 2013 10:56AM
“The most important thing is to be sure in your mind and heart that you have the song.
Ray Russell Lights Fusion's Fuse on 'Now, More Than Ever'
Nov 7 2013 1:58AM
RENOWNED BRITISH GUITARIST AND COMPOSER RAY RUSSELL HAS PLAYED ON countless singles, albums, and film and television soundtracks as a session musician, in addition to releasing more than a dozen albums of original music as a solo
Stuart Smith and Heaven & Hell Devise a New Brand of Classic Rock
Nov 7 2013 1:37AM
THE MUSIC BUSINESS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO WORK THIS WAY ANYMORE—ESPECIALLY IF AN artist is far north of the Disney Kid demographic, and not playing sappy pappy pop ditties.
Inside the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Traveling Circus
Nov 7 2013 1:32AM
YOU MAY RECOGNIZE A FAMILIAR ROCK-AND-SOUL recipe when listening to the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Fashions a Halo of Blood
Nov 7 2013 1:19AM
FORGET PLAYING BY THE RULES. CHILDREN OF BODOM GUITARIST/SINGER/SONGWRITER and fan-crowned king of melodeath metal Alexi Laiho has made a career by doing things his way—be it prominently featuring synthesizers in an otherwise
Keith Urban's Traditional Tone Obsession
Nov 6 2013 1:11PM
REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT COUNTRY MUSIC, there is no denying both the classic and modern varieties offer gobs of great guitar playing—live and on record.
Spotlight Then and Now: Greg Howe
Nov 5 2013 1:57AM
BY 1988, WHAT MIGHT BE termed the “first wave” of Spotlight discoveries—Yngwie, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, etc.—was already fairly well established in the guitar playing universe.
Video: Michael Lee Firkins' "Golden Oldie Jam"
Oct 24 2013 12:18PM
Michael Lee Firkins gets his reso-Tele on in this video for the song "Golden Oldie Jam" from Firkins' new Magna Carta release, Yep.
Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman: Organized Chaos
Oct 23 2013 1:49PM
“MY GOAL GROWING UP WASN’T TO BE THE WORLD’S best guitar player,” confides Ben Weinman.
Bill Frisell Surfs Space-Time via Lennon, Lloyd, Big Sur, Motian, and More
Oct 23 2013 1:33PM
BILL FRISELL SELDOM STANDS STILL. IN THE PAST TWO YEARS alone he has released an adventurous album of improvised solo guitar pieces (Silent Comedy), a brilliant tribute to the music of John Lennon (All We Are Saying ...), his
Six-String Stories: Eric Clapton on Five Fab Guitars
Oct 23 2013 1:17PM
THERE ARE LOTS OF “GUITARS OF THE STARS”-TYPE COFFEE TABLE BOOKS out there, including many containing photos of iconic instruments owned at one time by Eric Clapton.
John 5: The Hardest Working Demon in Show Biz
Oct 23 2013 1:04PM
JOHN 5 IS OBSESSED WITH MUSIC. BEYOND OBSESSED. HE IS FANATICALLY and passionately python-gripped in its embrace.
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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