Although his top-flight career was cruelly cut short, Stevie Ray Vaughan remains one of the most influential players of modern times. From his gear choices to his playing style, here’s why SRV remains one of the guitar’s true icons.
Lindsay Ell tells all about the challenges of recording her new album Heart Theory when the world shut down halfway through recording, and how legendary producer Dann Huff has become her new guitar coach.
As he turns 55, it’s hats off to Guns N’ Roses’ Les Paul maestro Slash who’s been at the heart of hard rock for over 30 years. His guitar style is traditional but also unique, drawing on a wealth of soloing ideas and swaggering riffs. Here’s his essential gear and best tracks.
The young Jimi Hendrix didn’t play long with Little Richard, but he used every minute to further his push for fame and recognition. Before long, it was Jimi’s own ambition that curtailed a fabled pairing.
In subtle ways, Kraftwerk’s groundbreaking synthpop wormed its way into guitar culture and tastes. With the passing of Florian Schneider, is it finally time to accept that the German band can be as important as Howlin’ Wolf in your playlist?