Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros, and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist magazine, MusicRadar, and Guitar World, as well as contributions for specialist books and blogs. He is also a lifelong musician.
Joe Bonamassa, Drew Berlin and Kenny Wayne Shepherd pay tribute to the legendary master amp builder.
Edgar Winter's much anticipated album sports an all-star cast of guitarists including Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks and Steve Lukather.
Video This 1978 performance of “Shadowplay” captures the band on their way to becoming post-punk legends.
Video As ‘Hunky Dory’ turns 50 today we take a look back at the gifted guitarist who helped pave David Bowie’s path to success.
Video This cinematic spiritual sci-fi short features a stellar cast of talent including Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and Mark Hamill.
Video This stripped-back rendition of Soundgarden’s greatest hit is testament to great songwriting.
Video The Firebird V-toting blues rock hero bows out for the last time with this historical live rendition of Robert Johnson's “Dust My Broom.”
Video Before moving to an SG Standard this Holy Grail Gibson was the guitar prodigy’s main squeeze.
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