Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.
As 'The Police – Greatest Hits' returns in a deluxe edition, the guitarist reflects on five classics from the band’s timeless catalog.
The virtuoso's first "real visceral, long-playing guitar" piece came during a 10-day fast, changing his life in the process.
From One-Hit Boy Wonder to the Nazz of Glam and the album that made it all happen: 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.'
In search of new themes and textures, the guitar virtuoso explores the unexpected and discovers new sonic territory.
Armed with a Rickenbacker and a Fender Twin, Peter Buck helped R.E.M. put alternative rock on the map.
Armed with just his phone and extensive network of musical cohorts, the guitarist takes his instruments into uncharted territory on ‘The Atlas Underground Fire.’
The British blues phenom digs up rare and forgotten gems from the classic era on her latest release, ‘The Blues Album.’
He’s the first to admit that his playing style probably wouldn’t fit most other outfits – and that’s just the way he likes it!
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