An Interview with Joe Satriani

Satriani burst on the scene with his 1986 debut record, Not of This Earth. At the time, instrumental guitar music was a bustling scene, loaded with shredders from across the globe, all trying to make a name for themselves, but it was Satriani who stood out.

An Interview with Doug Aldrich of The Dead Daisies

Aldrich first joined the Daisies in 2016 and in the ensuing years, the band has gone on to make three of its finest records in Make Some Noise (2016), Burn It Down (2018), and Holy Ground (2021), all of which feature Aldrich’s signature riffing, and distinctive, mind-blowing soloing.

An Interview with John Notto of Dirty Honey

Due to irrefutable neglect and marginalization, it sometimes feels as though the entire rock genre is on life support. As many of the lionized rock ‘n’ roll heroes of decades past prepare for their inevitable farewells before riding off into the sunset, the question arises: Who will carry the torch for the next generation? Fortunately, the genre is poised for a promising future thanks to a number of major breakthrough acts, none more notable than Los Angeles rockers Dirty Honey.

Jack White’s Fear of The Dawn Takes Him Back

It is safe to say that musically, this is Jack White’s heaviest solo album to date. His albums tend to provide a bit of variety for the listener to feast their ears on and this is the first time that each song hits hard.

An Interview with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

We recently caught up with ZZ Top founder and renowned six-stringer, Billy Gibbons. The multi-dimensional Gibbons, who also happens to be ZZ Top’s primary vocalist, sat down to discuss the legendary rock act’s forthcoming Raw album and accompanying Raw Whisky Tour, late bassist Dusty Hill, and more.

Play Dirty: Lead Guitarists Who Shaped the 80s & 90s Glam Metal-Era

Some of the players listed hardly required an introduction, while others may have rekindled awareness to bands and guitarists that time has all but forgotten. Though impassioned discourse is imminent, and welcomed, it’s important to keep one thing in mind – the is no right or wrong submissions. Just endless optionality. Cheers.

An Interview with Nikki Stringfield of The Iron Maidens

“I always see the “Top Female Guitarist” lists, and I just can’t get into it, especially because sometimes it’s used to put women in competition with each other. We’re all in this together, and it’s difficult enough to be trying to make it in the music world.”

An Interview with Steve Vai

“Unfortunately, what happens is, most humans have these creative impulses, but then they become obscured by the little voice in their head, insecurities, and fears that cut out the root of their ability to be uniquely creatively inspired. So, I chase those fantasies in my music.”

An Interview with Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest

“We have always flown the flag for heavy metal, and we believe that it can be what you want it to be. The legacy that we will leave behind is that we have widened the horizons of what is acceptable in heavy metal.”

An Interview with Phil Allocco of Law and Order & Dogma

“MCA, which is now Universal Music Group, is still hurting the band to this day. They refuse to release the first two records, and they refuse to give the rights of those records back to us, so we can release them. I’m really not sure why.”

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