After becoming a full-time Guitar Player editor in 2001, Jude Gold went on to write cover stories on every guitar hero from Slash and Brad Paisley to Pat Metheny and Neal Schon. He also hosts the No Guitar Is Safe podcast – “The guitar show where guitar heroes plug in” – which now has over 160 episodes (and counting!) you can stream for free.
In 2009, Jude moved to Los Angeles, where he became director of the guitar program at Musicians Institute (GIT). Then, in 2012, Jude joined Jefferson Starship and has been lead guitarist for the iconic rock band ever since. No matter which musical adventure Jude is on, though, he maintains his role as Los Angeles Editor of Guitar Player.
To see Jude’s “full contact” guitar style in action, check out his rendition of “Funkytown." Notably, after seeing this video, guitar legend Joe Satriani raved, “Jude’s ‘Funkytown’ is killin’!”
“The more time you spend on something, the more you get drawn into that vortex of overanalyzing,” says the UFO axeman and solo artist, “and then you’ll fix something that doesn’t need to be fixed.”
Gives two solidbody-sized guitars a snug, foam-lined ride to the gig in one convenient, quiet-rolling vessel
From Toto and Boz Scaggs to Michael Jackson and Ringo Starr, it’s hard to name a guitarist who has landed more dream gigs than Luke
Video Watch Luke’s captivating interview with Rick Beato as he explains the importance of mastering rhythm guitar
“Jeff probably has 10 or 11 unfinished albums hidden somewhere,” says the Grammy-winning Toto guitarist
The Gretsch White Falcon stalwart details making the Platinum-selling late '80s classic (and shares the biggest Spinal Tap moment he’s ever seen!)
Find out how pros deal with a blown amp (and why the Stray Cats frontman rarely changes his strings!)
‘GP’ joins the Toto/Ringo Starr guitar ace to talk about the profound influence of the electric guitar master
Rev up this race car of a guitar for a few minutes and you’re not going to want to give up the driver’s seat any time soon
Get Timmons’ treasured echo sound without having to spend hours or days toying with a mountain of old analog delays and tape echoes
“Captain Fingers” relives some of his most memorable sessions, and shares the inspiration behind his captivating new solo album.
Walls has worked with countless gospel, rock, R&B, pop, and country artists, and his list of favorite sessions is similarly eclectic.
Video The Fixx guitarist reveals the studio secrets of the band’s 1983 top ten hit on GP's ‘No Guitar Is Safe’ podcast.
The first-call session guitarist discusses the usefulness of the Kemper Profiler, the power of his ultra-funky thumb-pick attack, and the versatility of his Grosh Retro Classic.
Video The formidable virtuoso unleashes a barrage of licks and tricks from his considerable arsenal.
Video Cop some moves from the blues-shredding firebrand in this classic 'No Guitar Is Safe' podcast episode.
Video The Jeff Healey guitarist shows us how to execute this attention-grabbing technique on Jude Gold’s fantastic ‘No Guitar Is Safe’ Guitar Player podcast.
With a new album in the bag – ‘Freeze: Live in Europe 2020’ – the Aristocrats guitar virtuoso delivers a faithful account of touring his rock-fusion supergroup.
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