From the Archives

Michael Angelo Batio Interview—Still Shreddin’

This interview was originally published in 2015. Some of it just seems impossible. His pick speed alone is simply amazing, but then throw in the...

Tony MacAlpine Interview—Guitar, Piano, and Concrete Gardens

Prog-rock, shred metal, neo-classical -- whatever you want to call it, it can be pretty inspiring stuff for those who prefer their lead guitar...

An interview with Michael Schenker—Good Times for the German Guitar God

This interview was originally published in 2015. Some rock legends are made as much by off-stage antics as by abilities on an instrument. There’s the...

Interview with David Gilmour—Welcome to His Machine

This interview was originally published in 2015. David Gilmour will release his fourth solo album, Rattle That Lock, on September 18, 2015. In honor of...

James JY Young Interview—Styx Still Rockin’

This interview was originally published in 2015. There was an old music industry saying that prophesied doom for those without recent chart success. “You’re only...

American Authors Interview—James Shelley’s Peak Performance

This interview was originally published in 2014. He was already living a pretty adventurous life before the success his band American Authors has had with...

Billy Sheehan Interview—Mr. Big, Winery Dogs, Steve Vai, and More

This interview was originally published in 2014. I remember the buzz going around my fellow Southern Californian musicians -- especially bass players -- when early...

Richie Kotzen Interview—Essentially Calm, Cool, and Collected

This interview was originally published in 2014. It’s all about the guitar. Or at least it started that way. Richie Kotzen picked one up around...

Paul Gilbert Interview—The Voice of His Guitar

This interview was originally published in 2014. Absolutely mind blowing. He’s been absolutely mind-blowing on the fretboard since he was a teenager. That’s six-string voodoo...

New Judas Priest—Glenn Tipton Interview

This interview was originally published in 2014. Indestructible. That's as good a definition for the band Judas Priest as any. Despite an oft-changing roster over...
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