Electric Ladyland was released 25 October 1968. Guitar Player interviewed Jimi Hendrix shortly before the album's release...
It's not a masterpiece. It didn't change the world. But Magic Steel Guitar should be listened to by anyone who loves country, jazz, and steel guitar
Selwyn Birchwood went to his first blues gig, aged 18. Ten years later, he won the Blues Foundation's Best Guitarist Award. 10 years on from that, his new album Exorcist is one of the blues albums of the year
Brian Setzer made rockabilly cool again and revitalised the big band sound in the era of grunge. With a blazing new album, The Devil Always Collects, he opens up on his creative processes and shows us some of his amazing guitars
When it comes to improvisation, Italy’s fingerstyle fusion maestro Matteo Mancuso is leaving the best players in the world in the dust
At the start of the 90s, Guitar Player sat down with Johnny Marr to talk about The Smiths, his influences, and his attitude to guitar playing and so-called guitar heroes…
The legendary slide-master discusses how to find the right bandmates and collaborators, and reveals why the "loosey-goosey parts" of songs can be the most exciting, in this classic GP interview
Hear 'n Aid was a charity record that raised over $3 million for famine relief in Africa in 1986. It featured a mighty ensemble of 40 heavy metal musicians — and a four-minute guitar solo — but, according to Vivian Campbell, it nearly never happened
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