Josh Gardner

Review: Ernie Ball VPJR Tuner

With its two-in-one approach, Ernie Ball’s latest innovation aims to combine two functional stalwarts to give you more room for sexy stuff on your board, with some handy extra features to boot.

Meet the man who scaled a 3,000m mountain with his guitar just to record a song

Guitarist Jordi Mestre has always been inspired by the mountains, but his new Soul Mountain project combines his loves in a way that few others would ever think of – and even fewer would dare to attempt…

Julien Baker admits she felt “tortured” about putting drums on her new record

We caught up with the Tennessean to talk self-doubt, pursuing guitar virtuosity to prove a point, chasing ‘ugly’ sounds, and why spending two hours trying to get your head around a new effects pedal is a valid form of self-care…

Harry Shearer on Spinal Tap’s Spinal Tap moment

The man behind Derek Smalls and a hatfull of iconic The Simpsons characters shares some of the highs and lows of his musical life. 

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...
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