Interview: Ride – Ride Revival

Ride’s latest album Weather Diaries – their first for 21 years – is a welcome evolution of the band’s storm of melody, noise and songwriting savvy. Richard Purden speaks to guitarist Andy Bell about gigging, gear and his career… Photograph by Andrew Ogilvy Creation Records boss Alan McGee once suggested that “it took Primal Scream six More...

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By On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Interview: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

As Colorado’s own rock ’n’ soul sensations Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats return with a second hip-shaking studio album, Chris Vinnicombe sits down with their main man to talk guitars, influences More...

By On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Interview: Jonathan Wilson – Renaissance Man

Jonathan Wilson is a modern day psychedelic polymath. From producing the hottest alternative artists on the planet and performing alongside prog icons to releasing some of the headiest pop music you’ll hear today, More...

By On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Interview: The Temperance Movement – Roots Manoeuvres

Losing two founding members could prove a fatal wound for lesser bands, but The Temperance Movement have come back stronger than ever. Thea de Gallier talks to guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White and bassist Nick More...

By On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Interview: JD McPherson – School’s Out

Teacher turned acclaimed rock ’n’ roller JD McPherson tells Chris Vinnicombe all about recording within the hallowed walls of Nashville’s RCA Studio B, jamming with Queens Of The Stone Age and a close encounter More...

By On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Interview: Paul Reed Smith – Silver Sky Thinking

Paul Reed Smith gives us his perspective on the guitar that’s set the internet ablaze… We caught up with Paul Smith at the European launch of the Silver Sky to find out more about a project that has More...

By On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Founders Keepers: Gene Baker Founders Design Stelecaster

Gene Baker was a Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop between 1993 and 1999. Following a stint as Chief Engineer/Master Builder for Premier Builders Guild, in recent years his focus has returned to his b3 Guitars More...

By On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Talkbox: Joe Satriani

The shred legend on underground reasearch stations, Avocado Sunbursts and seductively out of tune guitars… 1. I couldn’t live without my… “I fall in and out of love with guitars and amps constantly. More...

By On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Interview: David Crosby – Back To The Garden

As he returns with a brand new album, Sky Trails, legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist David Crosby is still on a worthy musical journey. He sits down with Teri Saccone and explains how he’s rediscovered More...

By On Monday, March 5th, 2018

Founders Keepers: George Blanda Jazzmaster

Fender’s R&D guru George Blanda tells Chris Vinnicombe all about his contribution to the Custom Shop’s 30th anniversary celebrations… George Blanda has been responsible for decades of innovation at More...