The 60s and 70s were a foundational time for guitar and music in general. The Beatles were changing the face of popular music as we knew it, and bands like The Who, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin would all go on to become the iconic legends they are today. But The Rolling Stones had become disenchanted, partly due to their ill-received album Their Satanic Majesties Request, or ‘Sergeant Pepper light’ as many viewed it. Keith Richards felt they should return to their R&B roots and, when Brian Jones found himself unable to carry on (and died shortly after), it ushered in a new era.
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The studio guitarist’s guide to happiness and personal fulfilment, as related by session ace Mitch Dalton. This month: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Chord.
INSTRUMENTAL INQUISITION !
Guitar instrumentals have supplied some of music’s most evocative moments. We asked some top guitarists for their take on this iconic movement. This month we meet that phenomenon of modern blues guitar, the great Kirk Fletcher.
JAM TRACKS TIPS
These handy tips will help you to navigate our bonus backing tracks
THE CROSSROADS Pt2 From Charlie Christian to Chuck Berry
Continuing to connect the dots between blues and jazz, John Wheatcroft shows how a saxophone cliché helped define the sound of swing, jazz, blues and rock and roll guitar.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Justin Sandercoe of justinguitar.com lends GT his insight as one of the world’s most successful guitar teachers. This month: Arrange For Success.
BEING MORE EXPRESSIVE With The Blues
John Wheatcroft shows us that ‘it ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it’, as he demonstrates how to put more expression into your solos.
Edward Van Halen Interview & Tribute
In 1991 Guitarist magazine was offered a rare interview with Edward Van Halen. Master of the EVH technique, Phil Hilborne leapt at the chance and here it is, 20 years on, to mark Eddie’s sad passing...
The studio guitarist’s guide to happiness and personal fulfilment, as related by session ace Mitch Dalton. This month: Clear? Huh!
This month Phil Short checks out Mick Taylor, the musical catalyst who helped launch the Rolling Stones’ second wave of success.
This month Martin Cooper uncovers the quirky ‘country-meets-rock’ sound of an enigmatic Canadian music legend...
DAD'S ON A ROLL!
Builds backyard COVID coaster after Disney shuts down
Q THE MUSIC
Kicking down boundaries like there was no tomorrow, Suzi Quatro owned the Seventies, with 50 million album sales, a primetime TV slot, and bass mastery that put most of her contemporaries to shame. But the decade wasn’t all about ‘Can The Can’, she warns: there was a whole lot of ‘Can’t’, too...
This month’s forward-thinking bass player: David Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti.
TY HANEY REFASHIONS HER LIFE
The Outdoor Voices founder talks about her return to the once-troubled, too-fast startup— and what she shares with a string of recently ousted female founders. AS TOLD TO TOM FOSTER
All The Madmen
Fifty years after its release, DAVID BOWIE bassist TONY VISCONTI recounts the making of The Man Who Sold the World — and the rocking influence of guitarist MICK RONSON
BYU Students Make Glasses to Help Autistic Kid's Eye Contact
Heidi Kershaw was sitting in on a therapy session with her 7-year-old son, who has autism, when she noticed he kept getting distracted from the therapy exercises.
Peter Green (1946-2020)
HE TURNED HIS BACK ON FAME, FORTUNE AND SANITY TO BECOME A BLUES-ROCK LEGEND
How To Put Time On Your Side
Any legitimate aging angler re-members the 1964 blockbuster hit from the Rolling Stones, “Time Is On My Side.”
Goldmine pulled the following feature on Peter Green from its archive, from an exclusive interview conducted by contributor Dave Thompson back in 1998.
SWEET AND SOUR
“IT’S BECOME A LAST MAN STANDING SITUATION NOW WITH STEVE’S PASSING,” SAYS ANDY SCOTT, THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE CLASSIC SWEET LINEUP.