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Total Guitar

Total Guitar

March 2020

Total Guitar is Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine, crammed full of songs to learn plus backing tracks. From the latest metal and indie hits to classic rock from the likes of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, TG has more songs than ANY other guitar magazine!. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
welcome…

Someone once said, “Anything that’s successful is a series of mistakes.” Wise words indeed, especially when it comes to guitar playing. Whether you’re just starting out or tackling your next new tune, making mistakes is part of the learning process. As it turns out, that pearl of wisdom came from the guitarist on the cover of this very magazine: Billie Joe Armstrong – the frontman of a band who, let’s face it, don’t really take too many wrong turns. So, as you might’ve guessed, this month we’ve put together a gargantuan Green Day guide for you, maybe even the “father of all” Green Day guides! Over a full 15 pages we have an interview with Billie Joe himself, behind the scenes studio secrets from producer Butch Walker, lessons on Billie Joe’s…

1 min.
making this month’s mag

JONATHAN HORSLEY Jonathan’s interview with Emperor guitarist Ihsahn (p32) has been tickling our treble clefs this month. A great feature, for sure, with plenty of well-considered and inspiring playing tips and even a bit of theory. And, as it turns out, the Norwegian multi-instrumentalist suffers with Gear Acquisition Syndrome just as much as the rest of us. STAN BULL Since joining the magazine in November, TG’s Production Editor has been hinting that he may be assembling a “super-group” for a new band/collective-type project. Tight-lipped as regards the line-up, we’re wondering if Stan’s using his newfound industry contacts to recruit the dream team. Only time will tell... AMIT SHARMA Total Guitar has kept Amit pretty busy this month. Hop over to p36 where you’ll find interviews, not only with legend of shred, Joe Satriani, but with…

1 min.
total guitar

EDITORIAL Acting Editor: Chris Bird Group Art Director: Graham Dalzell Senior Music Editor: Jason Sidwell Guitar Features & Tuition Editor: Chris Bird Production Editor: Stan Bull Music Co-ordinators: Zoe Maughan, Natalie Beilby CONTRIBUTORS Richard Barrett, Phil Capone, Jack Ellis, Charlie Griffiths, Jonathan Horsley, StephenKelly, Alex Lynham, Grant Moon, Matthew Parker, Amit Sharma, MichaelAstley-Brown, Rob Laing, Stuart Williams, Paul Elliott Music Engraver: Simon Troup and Jennie Troup Photography: Olly Curtis, Neil Godwin, Will Ireland ADVERTISING Chief Revenue Officer: Zach Sullivan, zach.sullivan@futurenet.com UK Commercial Sales Director: Clare Dove, clare.dove@futurenet.com Advertising Sales Director: LaraJaggon,lara.jaggon@futurenet.com Account Sales Directors:Alison Watson, alison.watson@futurenet.com Guy Meredith, guy.meredith@futurenet.com MARKETING Head Of Marketing: Sharon Todd Subscriptions Marketing Manager: Tom Cooper PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION Production Controller: Frances Twentyman Head of Production UK & US:Mark Constance Printed in the UK by:William Gibbons & Sons Ltd on behalf of Future Distributed by: Marketforce, 2nd Floor, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf London, E14 5HU Overseas distribution by: Seymour…

1 min.
insatiable appetite

Back in the late-80s SuperStrats were flavour of the day and Ibanez was the brand as far as rock guitar was concerned. But herald 1987’s chart-topping Appetite For Destruction and the image of Guns N’ Roses’ top-hatted axeman wielding his flame-topped Les Paul, and demand for Gibson’s leading model skyrocketed. The brand’s latest Slash range is a product of the new regime at the company. The guitars come in four finishes: Appetite Burst, November Burst, Vermillion Burst and Anaconda Burst. There’s no weight relief so they’re hefty, but they are superbly built, look incredible with AAA flame-maple tops, while their medium-chunky mahogany necks play like butter and they sound completely awesome. With powerful, open-top humbucking pickups, a Slash logo’d truss-rod cover and no pickguard fitted, this range is definitely built to rock.…

1 min.
my chemical reunion

Following their recent reunion and performance at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles just before Christmas, My Chemical Romance have announced a massive three-night stint in Milton Keynes’ Stadium MK. Having initially parted ways in 2013, the New Jersey emo titans sparked hysteria amongst fans on Halloween (but, of course) when they announced plans for said reunion show, with world domination via a full reunion now on the cards. Initially selling out one night in Milton Keynes within an hour, a second date was added, followed by a third. The shows will take place on the 18th, 20th and 21st June as part of a larger European tour, and will be the band’s first UK performances since they headlined the Leeds Festival in 2011. Members of the group expressed their surprise and gratitude…

1 min.
check shirt wizard

Irish blues virtuoso Rory Gallagher will be returning to the TG stereo next month with the release of Check Shirt Wizard – Live in ’77, a new posthumous live album. The 20-song, previously unreleased set contains performances from shows in London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle during a UK tour in support of Gallagher’s 1976 album Calling Card. The new album has been mixed from the original multi-track tapes from the Rory archive, which were recorded by the Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull’s mobile studios and mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Something of a guitarist’s guitarist, Gallagher was a noted influence for Clapton, May, Marr and more... Hailing from Cork in the Republic of Ireland, Gallagher was noted for his impressive live performances, both as a solo artist and as a member of the…