Sound Mind: Steve Lukather Celebrates 35 Years with Toto, A New Solo Album, and a Tour with Ringo Starr
Aug 19 2013 1:08AM
STEVE LUKATHER WAS WATCHING SOUTH PARK one evening when it suddenly became apparent the episode was about to parody his band, Toto.
Dave Mustaine Plays Nice on Megadeth's 'Super Collider'
Jul 24 2013 1:40AM
“I HATE TO BE CLICHÉ, BUT MUSIC IS KIND OF like dating. It needs to have pacing. If it starts off too fast, it’s going to end too fast. If it’s too slow, it’ll never get going.
Stormy Weather: Torrid Guitar at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Aug 19 2013 11:36AM
THE 2013 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE Festival included B.B. King, George Benson, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark, Jr., and Dave Matthews.
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.
Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner: How to Step into the Shoes of a Legend
Aug 19 2013 11:11AM
Replacing a longtime member of a legendary band is never easy, but when Faulkner replaced K.K. Downing in 2011, he faced having to hold up his end of one of the most iconic dual-guitar teams in metal with Judas Priest’s Glenn
Horse for Hire: Frank "Poncho" Sampedro on Playing with Neil Young
Aug 19 2013 1:56AM
CRAZY HORSE GUITARIST FRANK SAMPEDRO AND HIS cohorts bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina have been bandmates with Neil Young for nearly four decades, but not exactly in a linear fashion, as they have always had to sit
Reeling Through the Years: Legendary Session Ace Elliott Randall Fuses Past and Present on 'Virtual Memory'
Aug 19 2013 1:41AM
“I LIKE TO PLAY ALL KINDS OF MUSIC,” SAYS 66-year-old Elliott Randall.
Forever Young: Why Is Guitar Icon Steve Stevens Like a Classic Hot Rod?
Aug 19 2013 1:37AM
BY SOME MIRACLE OF SUPERLATIVE TALENT, BRAND SAVVY, HARD work, and constant creative evolution, ’80s rock-guitar hero Steve Stevens has escaped the fate of becoming a trivia answer for the nostalgic 50-plusyears- old set.
Pump up the DBs: David Barrett and DB3 Plug In and Prog Out
Aug 19 2013 1:25AM
GUITAR HEROES. IT’S INSPIRING TO HAVE THEM. AND IT CAN BE A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE when we get to see them in action or even meet them.
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.
Video: The Winery Dogs Perform "Elevate," "Criminal" and "Desire" in Rio de Janeiro
Jul 30 2013 1:46PM
The Winery Dogs—Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy—released their self-titled debut album earlier this week through Loud & Proud Records. On the heels of the release, the band are touring heavily. Below, check out
I Jammed with Jeff Beck
Jul 24 2013 1:38AM
FILMMAKER BRUCE HENDRICKS PARTICIPATED IN THE April 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp session with Jeff Beck at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas.
Now Hear This: Mike Orlando
Jul 24 2013 1:09AM
SNAPPY PROFILES OF PLAYERS YOU SHOULD KNOW
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].
Robin Trower's Moody Blues
Jul 23 2013 1:46PM
ROBIN TROWER WAS SNATCHED FROM OBSCURITY IN LONDON CLUBS BY former Paramounts bandmate Gary Brooker, who had a hit on his hands with “A Whiter Shade of Pale” and needed a guitarist for his new band, Procol Harum.
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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