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.
Featuring a Jerry Garcia solo, the 'Déjà Vu' classic sent a message that remains just as relevant and powerful today.
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There was no such thing as progressive rock, explains Howe. It was just that their sound needed a bigger canvas.
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Mark Farner looks back on the gear, songs, and stories behind the biggest American hard-rock band of the early 1970s.
The session legend reflects on a 50-year career playing with Jon Bon Jovi, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, and more.
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