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Kirk Hammett: “I was pretty active during Covid, writing a ton of different types of music. I wrote Metallica music, Portals music – all different types of music”
From psychedelic wah odysseys to oceanic soundscapes: here are this week's essential guitar tracks
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter gave Jimi Hendrix his first Fender Stratocaster
You can already save hundreds this Independence Day with Guitar Center's early 4th of July sale
CopperSound’s Strategy V2 is the two-channel preamp and overdrive pedal with a monster 30dB of boost and audiophile build
Revealed: What Stranger Things’ metal hero Eddie Munson was really jamming on his BC Rich Warlock
Jack White says his James Bond theme is “one of the most divisive things” he has ever worked on
What is the greatest song Muse have ever recorded?
Those needing a Radiohead-grade anxiety fix will love this performance from Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood’s The Smile
Carl Barât reunited with prized Gibson Melody Maker as stolen guitars recovered
Watch Metallica play Kill ‘Em All deep cut Metal Militia for the first time since 2016
The great Willie Dixon was born on this day, 1915. Explore the influence of this hugely important figure in blues and rock history with these killer covers of his songs
Gary Cherone says Extreme’s new album has some of Nuno Bettencourt's best-ever lead work: “His solos blow me away”
5 shred techniques you can learn from Bumblefoot
The Greatest Guitar Albums Of All Time: Inside the new issue of Total Guitar
Pink Floyd announce release of long-delayed Animals remaster
The rise, fall and rebirth of Fender’s Rosewood Telecaster – the solidbody beloved by George Harrison
Fender Japan unveils eye-catching Blue Paisley and Blue Flower Acoustasonic Telecasters
Metallica cover Ozzy, Deep Purple, The Beatles and Rare Earth on live acoustic EP
Native Instruments adds Strat vibes to its Session Guitarist virtual guitar library with the all-new Electric Mint
Eric Gales on why he is not trying to be the next Jimi Hendrix – and why you shouldn’t be either
Gene Simmons says Ace Frehley lacks “physical stamina” to play a full Kiss show on the End of the Road tour
Musician's Friend’s 4th of July sale has arrived early with hundreds slashed off Fender, Gretsch, Schecter and more
Hear Megadeth, Metallica and Iron Maiden hits like never before in major key Happy Metal YouTube experiment
Did Gibson’s Cesar Gueikian just tease Murphy Lab acoustics?
Happy birthday to the one and only Yngwie Malmsteen! Here, the neoclassical shred great explains why the Strat is the Stradivarius of electric guitars, how he actually uses those Marshall stacks, and the biggest misconception people have about his playing
Reddick’s groundbreaking modular Voyager guitar gets new Standard and Custom builds
Danny Elfman and Iggy Pop join forces for industrial new single Kick Me
How Tim Henson, Plini and Cory Wong used their signature Neural DSP plugins to write one of the guitar instrumentals of the year
Death metal supergroup Bloodbath set HM-2 pedals to burn on blistering new track Zombie Inferno
Tedeschi Trucks Band release Ascension, second video instalment in their quadruple album and film project I Am the Moon
Walrus Audio Mako D1 High-Fidelity Delay V2 review
How to play more musical string bends
Venom Prison’s Ash Gray and Ben Thomas serve up thunderous riffs and haunting cleans in this killer Pain of Oizys playthrough
Watch "Kirk Hammett" and "Marty Friedman" shred Mötley Crüe's Dr. Feelgood in blockbuster TikTok guitar battle
Finnish blues-rock phenom Erja Lyytinen has returned with a new single, Bad Seed
Dave Mustaine, Kirk Hammett and an all-star panel explain why Randy Rhoads was one of the greatest guitar players of all time
Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch and James ‘Munky’ Shaffer say they’ve “never sounded better” since using EverTune bridges
You can now watch Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators’ Live at Studios 60 concert in virtual reality
Strymon upgrades 6 pedals with powerful processors, improved interfaces and MIDI capabilities
Hot Water Music on bending punk rules till they break and leaving space for the “long f**kin’ guitar solo” just ‘cos they can
Primus cancel European leg of A Tribute To Kings tour due to “unavoidable logistical challenges”
Gibson unveils signature J-180 Collector’s Edition acoustic for folk legend Yusuf/Cat Stevens
John Petrucci: Hearing Steve Morse play for the first time was a "life-changing" moment
Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein launches new Monster Gear company with signature string sets
Bass legend Tony Franklin recalls teaming up with David Gilmour and Kate Bush to perform Running Up That Hill in 1987
Learn the fiery playing style of Nita Strauss
How to restring an electric guitar
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