Interview: Steve Vai on the Ibanez JEM JR, his first gig and more

Our recent encounter with the highly affordable Ibanez JEM JR inspired us to ask Steve Vai himself about his early encounters with guitars aimed at beginners. Here, the virtuoso talks to Darran Charles from Godsticks about his first ‘proper’ guitar, Univox, Teisco, JEMs and a whole lot more besides… What was your first guitar and how old were More...

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By On Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Ariel Posen returns with second single ‘Things That I’ve Said’

‘Things That I’ve Said’ follows on from Ariel Posen’s debut single ‘Fade’ from his forthcoming debut album. We first got a peak behind the curtain at Ariel Posen’s imminent solo record through More...

Vince Gill
By On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Interview: Vince Gill – Eagle Soar

Country superstar Vince Gill has played to packed out audiences all over the globe and has sold more than 20 million albums in his career, but nothing could prepare him for the pressure of stepping into the shoes More...

By On Friday, October 26th, 2018

Interview: Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger Things

Phoebe Bridgers’ debut LP, Stranger In The Alps, was one of 2017’s best albums and it signalled the arrival of a remarkable new musical talent. Josh Gardner sat down with the 24-year-old Angeleno to talk baritone More...

John Etheridge
By On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Interview: Ten Talking Points with John Etheridge

The English fusion maestro and Soft Machine guitarist on loose trousers, car dancing, and retiring to woodshed… 1) I couldn’t live without my… “The best acoustic guitar I’ve ever had is my Collings More...

By On Monday, October 15th, 2018

Interview: Jeffrey Foucault – Blood On The Tracks

Americana guitarist Jeffrey Foucault has long been on our radar thanks not just to his wonderful songs and stellar musicianship, but also the remarkable way his records sound. With his new album, Blood Brothers, More...

By On Friday, October 12th, 2018

Interview: Pixies – Surfer’s Paradise

With a 30th anniversary edition of the Pixies’ debut album Surfer Rosa about to hit the shelves, Black Francis and Joey Santiago speak to Gary Walker about Les Pauls, tennis balls and the legacy of a timeless More...

By On Monday, September 24th, 2018

Interview: Joe Bonamassa – Redemption Songs

During the recording sessions for his diverse new studio album, Joe Bonamassa found out that the road to Redemption isn’t always easy, and that sometimes even the curator of one of the world’s foremost guitar More...

By On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Interview: Patrick Sweany – Ancient Wisdom

Patrick Sweany has spent two decades bringing roots music to modern audiences. Now, as he shares his seventh studio album, Ancient Noise, with the world, we chat to the guitarist about his ‘secret life’ as blues More...

By On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Interview: Örn Custom Guitars – The Ice Man Cometh

Gunnar Örn Sigurðsson has been making Orn Custom Guitars by hand in Reykjavík, Iceland for over 20 years, and his ‘dipping process’ is a concept he claims is a first in the art of guitar building. Lars Mullen More...