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.
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium duo discuss their unique artistic bond and unusual recording arrangement.
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The alt-rock legends talk writing and recording their latest album, 'Beneath the Eyrie', and the band’s increasingly mythologized past.
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In this Guitar Player exclusive, the rock icon looks back on Queen’s 50-year (and counting) reign and declares, “We’ll just press on with it.”
Arielle arrives with a retro-leaning debut album and a signature axe made in collaboration with Brian May Guitars.
The Queen icon's solo catalog is returning to print, one album at a time, starting with 'Back to the Light.'
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In reuniting Liquid Tension Experiment, the prog guitar virtuoso welcomes an old friend to the writing room, and finds new modes of expression within instrumental music.
Guitarists such as Yvette Young, Richard Henshall, Plini, and more are at the vanguard of creativity for progressive music.
Rivers Cuomo lets the shred-obsessed kid inside him break free on 'Van Weezer,' a record that's half Blue Album, half '80s metal.
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