"Guitar is really emotional for me"
Indigo De Souza is Gen-Z alt-pop’s rising star – aided by guitar-playing best friend Dexter Webb
"Prog is perfect for Eurovision!"
Can Aussie rockers Voyager win Europe's favourite song contest like Lordi and Måneskin before them? "It's a dream," says guitarist Simone Dow
"I got used to playing one riff and then nothing for two minutes!"
The genresmashing sound of Enter Shikari requires a guitarist who always thinks outside the box
"When James puts that guitar in his hands he immediately wants to play fast riffs!”
Metallica's co-producer Greg Fidelman reveals how the new album was made - with Hetfield and Hammett using battle-hardened gear, and the whole band focused on capturing a 'live' feel
Rodrigo y Gabriela – "Our music can be experimental”
Rodrigo y Gabriela are breaking new ground - but for one half of the duo, going electric means less shredding...
A CERTAIN SHADE OF GREENY
The most iconic Les Paul of all time? Gibson drops a long-awaited USA production version of Greeny
\"IT'S A GIRL AND A GUY BOTH RIPPING ON GUITARS!\"
How Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton got together to create a new blues explosion
\"We use the guitar like a sound generator\"
With a bizarre new concept album, HMLTD are defying the expectations of guitar‑based music. “We get excited by very stupid ideas!” says guitarist Duc Peterman
\"IT'S JUST THE GUITAR AND THE AMP\"
FOR A CLASSIC HEAVY METAL SOUND, JUDAS PRIEST’S RICHIE FAULKNER KEEPS IT SIMPLE
SCOTT REYNOLDS (CLT DRP)
CLT DRP – pronounced ‘Clit Drip’ for anyone too abashed to ask – are a trio of electro-punk feminists from Brighton.
CRAZY TUBE CIRCUITS UNOBTANIUM
Dumble and Klon sounds in a single pedal
EPIPHONE 1958 KORINA EXPLORER
Epiphone and the Gibson Custom Shop recreate the brand’s rarest guitar of all time
Strymon try something new – a premium, single-algorithm reverb
CHARVEL JIM ROOT SIGNATURE PRO-MOD SAN DIMAS STYLE 1
The Slipknot riffer returns to the original hotrod shop
“I’D STUDIED THE DUDE NOTE-FOR-NOTE!”
Blues master Eric Gales remembers his jam with SRV
\"By playing, you can make yourself feel better\"
In a 1988 interview, Stevie Ray Vaughan talked in depth about his life, his music and his guitars. “It’s about the excitement of playing,” he said. “Trying new things…”
\"He is going to shake the world!\"
In the early 80s, when Eric Clapton first heard Stevie Ray Vaughan play, it took his breath away. What David Bowie heard was the most exciting guitarist since Jeff Beck…
Metallica – "It just punches you in the face!"
A deep dive into Metallica's 72 Seasons with Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo. Fast stuff, bouncy stuff, thrashing riffs, evil tones, power grooves and 'total noise' solos included!
"It's guitar music, but it's for everyone"
Yvette Young is one of the most original guitarists on the planet - combining innovation with accessibility in a new Covet album. But she admits: "I've always felt like an outsider to the guitar world..."
"It's Obscenely Heavy and Growls Like Nothing Else!"
Al Di Meola discusses his famous Les Paul – and his friendship with the man himself
"if It's the Right Les Paul, It Feels Right in Every Way"
Aerosmith legend Joe Perry plays vintage classics and his own signature models. As he puts it: “Les Paul and Gibson just hit the nail on the head”
"It sounds pretty insane!"
With the new remix album from Code Orange, it’s hard to tell which noises are guitars. “It’s cool to have a little curiosity going on,” says guitarist Reba Meyers
"I hit an E chord and felt all this power"
For blues-rock star Jared James Nichols, it’s all about expression – and a Les Paul is “the best tool for the job”
Gary Rossington 1951-2023
The guitar hero who wrote Sweet Home Alabama - and led Lynyrd Skynyrd out of the darkness
MEET ME @ THE ALTAR
\"THE GROOVE IS EVERYTHING!\"
The biggest guitar album of the year has arrived: Metallica's 72 Seasons. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo tell TG how this legendary band finds new inspiration in the pursuit of heaviness...
WHO IS THE HERO HERE? THE GUITAR OR THE BASS?
In prog rock duo Crown Lands, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Comeau always has his hands full
"I can't imagine using any other guitar live"
John Notto of Dirty Honey chose a Les Paul to rock like his heroes Page and Slash
\"WHEN I WANT THAT BIG, HEAVY SOUND, I GRAB A LES PAUL\"
Joe Bonamassa has a dazzling array of guitars – but he always goes back to the ’59 LP he describes as “perfect” for him...
\"I PLAY MORE AGGRESSIVELY ON A LES PAUL\"
Ally Venable delivers “modern blues that has a bite to it” – with a guitar she calls the ‘Wounded Warrior’