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.
This fascinating interview tells the story of a career that has seen the U.S. expat cross paths with everyone from Randy Rhoads to Albert King to Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor
From ’50s rockabilly and ’60s pop to ‘70s punk and ‘80s new wave, this 1982 smash encapsulates decades of inspiration
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The glam metal guitar icon reveals how a few games of pool (and a shared bottle of wine) with Ozzy Osbourne played a role in the writing of their smash hit duet.
One of Nashville's top session guitarists discusses his new LP with Dean DeLeo, the vintage guitars he brings to every session, and what sets him apart from his Tele-slinging peers.
Yes's longtime axeman details the intense rehearsals, rare Gibson archtops, and inspired improvisations that formed the band's masterpiece.
The session guitar great explains why he chose to re-work two Steely Dan classics, “The Rose,” and more for his adventurous solo debut album, 'Speed of Heat.'
The session guitar king also revealed the cheaper-than-you'd-expect "star guitar" of his new solo album, 'Speed of Heat.'
The Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist talks the "My Old School" solo, how he helped Jimi Hendrix acquire his first Strat, and the key role his mom’s sewing machine plays in his tone.
In conversation, the two Ernie Ball Music Man-wielding titans of shred reveal how they've inspired one another to go the extra mile in practice, technique, guitar design, and sticking to their musical guns.
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.
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