In this final column in his mini-series on the birth of fuzz, JHS head honcho Josh Scott explains how a pedal that sold zero units in 1964 would change the course of music forever, with a little help from Keef.
In the latest instalment of his exploration of the history of fuzz, Josh Scott takes us through the troubled early years of the first effects pedal, and asks, “How could they have gotten something so right, so very wrong?”
In this introduction to his brand-new column celebrating Africa’s diverse and thriving guitar culture, Rwandan guitarist Deo Salvator introduces himself, and explains why it’s not enough to just play the guitar.
It’s Halloween this weekend, so here are some suitably macabre tales from the dark corners of rock and roll history – spanning the gamut from curses, and haunted houses to a very unfortunate chicken. Happy Halloween!