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Guitar World

July 2020

Guitar World is the world’s leading guitar magazine. Professionals and beginners alike turn to Guitar World for top-flight coverage of their favorite artists, from rock titans like Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Metallica's Kirk Hammett to contemporary stars like the White Stripes' Jack White and Tool's Adam Jones. Every issue of Guitar World magazine offers broad-ranging interviews that cover technique, instruments and lifestyles as well as Guitar World’s famously thorough lessons and transcriptions.

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2 min.
hammett green, moore , dammit and !

HI THERE. I’D like to kick things off with a word or two about photos, starting with this month’s cover pic by Ross Halfin. When I first saw it — in a Google Drive packed with photos from the February 25 “Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green” show and rehearsal — I said, “This thing is going on the cover!” And, pretty much, the rest of the issue just sorta sprang up around it, including our new interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, the current owner of Greeny, Peter Green’s beloved 1959 Les Paul. For those who wonder if Greeny deserves a cover, let’s stop and think about it for a moment: It was owned by Peter Green, a man who helped create one of only a…

5 min.
sounding board

The Smiths’ Producer Sets the Record Straight The February 2020 Tonal Recall about Johnny Marr’s tone on the Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” makes for interesting reading; however, having produced, largely arranged and mixed the track, I’d like to correct a few inaccuracies. I played the slide guitar part, which, to be a little more precise, was a ’54 Tele (in open A tuning) through an MXR Dyna Comp into an old tweed Fender Deluxe (volume 4, tone on full) then into two outboard UA 1176s. The main rhythm guitar track (which I believe was initially recorded through a stereo Roland Jazz Chorus as well as a DI, which I always recorded with Johnny Marr) had no tremolo at first, but after the track was put down I fed it through a…

1 min.
defenders of the faith

Colten Gardner AGE: 27 HOMETOWN: Chestermere, Alberta, Canada GUITARS: Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gibson SG Standard SONGS I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Jeff Beck “Scatterbrain,” Black Sabbath “Rat Salad,” Rainbow “Stargazer” GEAR I WANT MOST: Marshall 1936 V, Marshall 2536 horizontal cab Cave Rat AGE: 49 GUITARS: Keith Urban acoustic, 2012 Fender Telecaster, Epiphone Les Paul Special II SONGS I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Green River” and songs from my 2008 album, Walking the Hills GEAR I WANT MOST: Jackson PC-1, Charvel guitar, DigiTech GSP21 Legend Anthony Miller AGE: 77 HOMETOWN: Ferndale, MD GUITARS: Gibson ES-335 and Les Paul, Fender Strat and Tele, Ibanez AG75, Epiphone Chet Atkins acoustic/electric, Alvarez acoustic/electric, PRS Mark Tremonti SE SONGS I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Broadway musical charts and standards GEAR I WANT MOST: A guitar designed by myself Are you a Defender of the Faith? Send a photo, along with your answers to…

4 min.
bigger brothers

THE BROTHERS OSBORNE were making excellent headway on their upcoming third album — until the recent tornado that tore through Nashville brought things to a halt. “When it happened, my first thought was, ‘Man, I hope everybody’s safe,’ guitarist John Osborne explains. “Then my third or fourth worry was about my guitars. I realized that every nice guitar I own was at our producer Jay Joyce’s studio.” As it turned out, Joyce’s East Nashville studio missed the brunt of the tornado’s wrath by a mere two blocks, but the power to the facility was knocked out, and with no word on when service would be restored, John and his singer-guitarist brother TJ were forced to seek another studio to resume recording. “Fortunately, we were able to move everything to Zac Brown’s…

1 min.
heinrich arnold & donny burbage of aether realm

1 “The Dance of Eternity” Dream Theater Burbage: This song taught me how to play aggressively with my right hand — and what could be done on a guitar. Arnold: I feel like I’m on a rollercoaster every time I listen. It's chock-full of peaks and valleys that are masterfully woven together. 2 “Man Made God” In Flames Burbage: It shows how guitar-driven instrumental music is supposed to be done. Every moment feels melodically structured and well thought out; no wankery! 3 “I Will Return” The Black Dahlia Murder Arnold: The solo is one of the most memorable moments in metal. It’s a super-tasty and euphoric collection of bends and arpeggios that gives me chills every time. 4 “Electric Sunrise” Plini Burbage: It’s lush with no wasted space, never overbearing, with expressive vibrato and trem-arm action. Every note was perfectly chosen,…

8 min.
rock brigade

U.K. FIVE-PIECE DEF Leppard burst out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene in the late Seventies and released their debut album, On Through the Night, in 1980. They quickly followed up with 1981’s High ‘n’ Dry. By the time the band released their commercial breakthrough, Pyromania, in 1983, founding guitarist Pete Willis had been fired and replaced by Phil Collen. Hysteria, which followed in 1987, brought the band worldwide commercial success and etched them forever into the annals of rock history. Forty years on, the band are enjoying a busy 2020; projects include the recently released box set, The Early Years 79-81. Spanning five discs, it contains remastered editions of On Through the Night and High ‘n’ Dry, a newly unearthed Live at the Oxford New Theatre,…