Phil Spector, star pop producer convicted of murder, dies at 81

His signature “wall of sound” method changed the sound of pop forever, but the troubled producer will always be remembered for the murder of Hollywood actress Lana Clarkson.

New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain dies at 69

The proto-punk and glam rock pioneer had been battling cancer for the last two and a half years.

The February 2021 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Inside this issue: Hendrix's iconic Flying V and SG moments, what to expect from the pedal world this year, and why one guitarist is shredding on a mountaintop 3,000 metres above ground.

Alexi Laiho: A hugely influential musician who helped shape the course of modern metal guitar

The Children of Bodom guitarist, who died suddenly on 4 January, was an important figure in modern metal.

Gerry Marsden of Gerry And The Pacemakers fame has died aged 78

The band cemented the song You'll Never Walk Alone as the anthem of Liverpool FC.

Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho dies aged 41

He fronted the band from 1993 to 2019.

Registration for NAMM’s virtual Believe In Music Week is open

The virtual edition of the annual trade show kicks off on 18 January.

Love as Laughter and Lync frontman Sam Jayne dies aged 46

He was reported missing earlier this week.