Josh Gardner

Bonamassa and The Beast: Up close with Bernie Marsden’s ’59 Les Paul

Bernie Marsden’s main squeeze is one of the most famous of all the 1959 Les Paul Standards. But what’s it really like to get up close and personal with The Beast? We ask a man who has played a few.

Gibson and Warwick both score victories in legal battles

The long-running dispute over Gibson’s body shape trademarks takes a fresh twist with both sides securing victories in European courts.

How Joe Bonamassa dealt with the pressures of recording Royal Tea at Abbey Road

”Write the fucking songs! Abbey Road didn't write the songs for The Beatles, The Beatles wrote the songs… they just happened to be at Abbey Road!“

The Big Listen: Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea

The American blues-rocker decamps to Abbey Road in an attempt to make a ‘British’ album, and brings some friends along for the ride.

Eddie Van Halen, guitar icon, dies at 65

Edward Van Halen has died at the age of 65. The legendary Van Halen guitarist and songwriter's death was first reported by his son,...

BREAKING: Has the NAMM Show 2021 just been cancelled?

News coming out of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) appears to indicate that the musical instrument industry’s flagship annual event, the NAMM...

“I wanted to make the music I wanted to make, and have enough money to buy cool guitars”: Jason Isbell

The guitarist talks Bursts, how Mark Knopfler is like an astronaut, the power of doing it yourself, and why he’s always looking for that extra five horsepower.

Introducing… Madison Cunningham: the Jazzmaster-playing songwriter putting her stamp on modern Americana

The Californian songwriter's stunning major label debut has set her on the course for very big things.

Korg, Roland and GAK fined £5.5m for price-fixing by UK watchdog

The UK government’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has handed out fines totalling £5.5 million to Korg, Roland, and instrument retailer GAK in the...

“I want to be the artist that I want to see in the world”: Phoebe Bridgers on Punisher, baritones and her secret weapon

From the first ringing note of a Danelectro baritone on her new album 'Punisher', it's clear that Phoebe Bridgers has evolved into a songwriter, guitarist and producer of her own. We caught up with the 25-year-old to talk collaborations, clarinets and playing gigs in hazmat suits.
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