Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.
The guitarist reveals the tales behind his deepest cuts, from the U.K. glam-metal scene to Def Leppard’s blockbuster hits.
With fans that ranged from Pete Townshend to Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen, the Mountain guitarist inspired players across the genres.
Between a pair of shoulder surgeries and armed with the triple-necked Hydra, the guitar wizard delivers a work of artistic purity.
The king of riffs is back in town! After a seven-year absence, Scorpions return to form with ‘Rock Believer.’
With nearly 20 albums to his name, the blues master says these cuts tell you the most about his journey.
Freedom has been on a lot of people’s minds the past two years and the jazz-fusion pioneer has made it the theme of his latest.
From Temple of the Dog to Pearl Jam, these are the cuts the guitarist singles out from his long, successful run.
Video The guitar phenom returns with the album he was born to make and goes head-to-head with JoBo.
The British guitarist created a new ethos and approach to guitar playing that defined alternative rock.
With thousands of sessions to his name the guitarist talks definitive solo records and collaborations from his multi-genre catalog.
His twangy guitar has helped Eddy travel across decades and genres. These are the top cuts from his long-running journey.
Gordon's work with Link Wray, Chris Spedding, and Danny Gatton breathed new life into rockabilly. Here, he and his closest collaborators set the scene.
Based on the Gibson Nighthawk, the Heart guitarist's signature six-string is a smart-looking singlecut with a compact frame.
The Texas blues veteran reveals his musical inspirations and talks ‘Family Style’ in this insightful interview.
With her long-running group sidelined during the pandemic, Wilson finally found time to make something she’s always dreamed of: a solo album.
The shred icon's latest album, 'Werewolves of Portland,' is playful, super-entertaining, and combines guitar pyro with melodic sensibilities influenced by the Beatles and Joplin.
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