Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.
“You can break it down into what you’re trying to accomplish physically, artistically and economically,” says Satch
Freewheeling, exotic and rootsy, 1970's ‘Led Zeppelin III’ showcased the band’s profound evolution and extended the reach of rock music
“We want to encourage bands to take it one day at a time and to really enjoy the ride,” says the Pearl Jam guitarist
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The hardcore troubadour takes us on a guided tour of his prolific career with five choice discs from his extensive catalog
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The Dream Theater axeman offers advice to improve your chops and guarantee a long, healthy and knowledge-filled guitar life
“So much of the stuff that you, me and the rest of the world grew up listening to, a good amount of it, if not more than half, was all done by accident,” states the ZZ Top frontman
The most galvanizing guitarist to emerge from New York’s CBGB scene recalls a lifetime of nerve-tingling axe work
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist comes clean about his love of Eddie Van Halen, his attraction to clean tones and the importance of staying vulnerable
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