Fuzz Was The Future: Now but not yet

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?”

Guitar Tales with Deo Salvator: It’s not enough to just play the guitar

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.

Four hair-raising tales from the dark corners of guitar history

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!