Richard Purden

The Cult’s Billy Duffy on 1989 album, Sonic Temple: “We wanted to capture the essence of what a powerchord felt like”

30 years on from the release of the band’s hard-rocking fourth album, the guitarist looks back at how The Cult’s mid-80s albums set them on the course for rock ’n’ roll stardom.

Mick Ronson, the best guitarist David Bowie ever had

Mick Ronson’s work with David Bowie in the early 1970s changed the world of popular music forever. Legendary producer Ken Scott was in the room when Mick and David were establishing their remarkable creative mojo – here, he reflects on the contribution of a uniquely talented but often underrated guitar genius.
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