Keb Mo ~ Keb Mo talks about the
making of
The Reflection, his first
all-studio effort since the release of
Suitcase in 2006, with Joe
Charupakorn of Premier Guitar in
this August, 2011 interview. He also
talks about how his songwriting has
evolved, his multiple Grammy wins,
and current gear set up.  
Buddy Guy ~ A Man and the Blues:
Buddy reflects on five decades of
his illustrious career and the various
personalities he's played with since
his 1958 debut LP in a summary of
interviews conducted by Gibson
Lifestyles. Buddy is #4 on
Top 10 Blues Guitarists.
Tom Morello ~ Tom reveals what
he still Rages Against, what
inspired his new Nightwatchman
project, going back to his roots of
performing acoustically, his simple
gear set-up and what's become of
the early 90's protest music.
Interview  by Neil Chrisley in
August, 2011, Gibson Lifestyles.
Sammy Hagar ~ Sammy talks about his
days with Montrose, new Chickenfoot
project and success of his Tequila
company in this Gibson Lifestyles
interview with Sean Patrick Dooley in
August, 2011.
20 years of Madness
with Van Halen Photo Gallery from his
new memoir 'Red', via Rolling Stone.
Michael “Padge” Paget ~ Bullet for
My Valentine
Guitarist Talks Metallica,
Ozzy and Kurt Cobain and discusses
their place in the Rockstar Energy
Uproar Festival this fall, with Avenged
Sevenfold, Three Days Grace,
Seether and Sevendust in this Gibson
Lifestyles interview with Anne Erickson
from August, 2011.
Nikki Sixx ~ Mötley Crüe Guitarist
discusses new book,
This is Gonna
the companion CD he's
recording for it, his hobby of
photography, his preference for
Gibson basses, upcoming Crue tour
plans and his syndicated radio show,
Sixx Sense, with Anne Erickson in
Gibson Lifestyles, April, 2011
Billy Gibbons ~ In-depth Interview
with ZZ Top's Legendary Guitarist
where Billy explains his love for the
Blues and why he first picked up
the guitar from the Vault of Guitar
Player Magazine. Look for him at
#6 in the upcoming "Top 10
Southern Rock Guitarists" chapter.
Eddie Van Halen ~  The complete
1978 Interviews as published in the
Jas Obrecht Archives. Eddie reflects
on the ups and downs of his career
both Van Halen and as a solo
performer. Enjoy some of Eddie's
greatest guitar performances as #3
in "
Top 10 Hard Rock Guitarists"
Eric Johnson ~ Eric's video interview
Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick,
on location at the Pabst Theatre in  
Milwaukee. Here Eric discusses his
latest album,
Up Close, during a break
from the NYC Beacon Theater
'Experience Hendrix' tour. Look for Eric
as #5 in "Top 10 Virtuoso Guitarists"
coming soon to Guitar Maniacs
Nico Case ~ This mysterious, yet
intoxicating alt country guitaraist/
songwriter discusses her newest project
and 2 1/2 year labor of love,
, in Best of Frets from June,
2011. Nico explains her choices of
effects and insight into her unique
mixing techniques.
John Scofield ~  Taking It Slow,
Premier Guitar, by Jason
Shadrick, October, 2011. In this
interview John talks about
recording his album of ballads,
Moment’s Peace,
and how its
writing and inspiration differs in its
evolution from his jazz and fusion
projects over his 30 year career.
George Benson ~ 10-time Grammy
Award winner discusses his 50-year
career, his guitar collection in Guitar
World from November, 2011 and his
new album,
Guitar Man, with Guitar
Player's Adam Levy in March, 2012.
George  discusses his
picking technique
as #1 in the upcoming chapter "Top 10
R&B Guitarists",
Tony Iommi ~ Tony Talks Black
Sabbath: Past, Present and if there
is a 'Future' of a reunion with
Gibson Lifestyles in November,
2011, Michael Leonard. Check out
some of Tony's greatest guitar
performances as a member of Black
Sabbath in Guitar Maniacs' chapter
Top 10 Metal Guitarists"
Paul Gilbert ~ Lead Guitarist of Mr. Big,
Paul Gilbert, is interviewed by Guitar
Player's Matt Blackett in March, 2012, to
discuss his reunion with Mr. Big after 13
years of solo work to record
the What
If... [Frontiers]
album. To see great
guitar performances from Paul, see him
at #4 in "
Top 10 Fastest Guitarists"
Ronnie Montrose ~ Flashback
interview with Guitar Player from
October, 1983, where he discusses his
extensive gear, his love of the guitar
and the significant influences on his
guitar work and songwriting. Fast
forward 28 years to an updated
interview by Guitar Player Magazine's,
Michael Molenda, that took place just
months before Ronnie's death in April,
2012. RIP, Ronnie!
Paul McCartney ~ His first
interview with David Frost (1964),  
1968 BBC interview with John
Lennon on the new Apple Records,
Tim Rice interview on his solo
career, 1984 in
Playboy on John's
death, his reflection
20 years later,
a 2000
Bob Edwards interview after
Linda's death, a
6-part  post-9/11
talk with Howard Stern
 and  the
WCBS-FM interview on his latest
Kisses on the Bottom.
Carlos Santana ~ Carlos reflects on
his incredible 40+ year career that
includes over 100 million records sold
and 10 Grammys, the secret to his
longevity, thoughts on turning 65 this
year and what went into the writing
and the making of the album,
comprised primarily of
instrumentals that he has written from
1997 to 2007
Tom Petty ~ He and fellow guitarist
of The Heartbreakers talk about
their 36 years together since it all
began with their self-title debut
album in 1976 and a profile of their
guitar gear. Tom also gives us
insight into the solo project he did
in collaboration with Jeff Lynne of
the Electric Light Orchestra in this
2006 interview from the Guitar
Player Magazine Vault.
Dave Amato ~ Lead Guitarist of
REO Speedwagon discusses the
current blockbuster 'Rock N’ Roll
Midwest Express Tour' with Styx
and Ted Nugent, how he gets his
great guitar tone with his 1958 and
1959 Les Paul Customs axes and
his upcoming signature Gibson
guitar model.
Greg Lake ~  Greg discusses his guitar
Custom and Les Paul Standard
Goldtop), his work with King Crimson,
Emerson, Lake & Palmer and his
reflections on the late guitar legend,
Gary Moore, with Gibson's Russell Hall
in this Gibson Lifestyles interview in from
May, 2012.
Larry Carlton ~ Pionner of the
West Coast Jazz guitar sound of
the 70's discusses his
collaboration with Lee Ritenour
and reflects on his years playing
with Joe Sample and the  Jazz
Crusaders in this Guitar Player
Magazine flashback interview.
Brent Hinds ~ Mastodon's ax master
discusses his career, and along with
fellow band member guitarist, Bill
Kelliher, their gear, the importance of
their sound techs and their new LP,
The Hunter, with Jimmy Leslie in this
exclusive 'Guitar Player Magazine'
interview from June, 2012.
Mark Tremonti ~ A candid Premier
Guitar interview with ex-Creed lead
guitarist discussing the making of his
new debut solo album,   
All I Was. He
explains how he balances his solo
career with Creed and Alter Bridge,
and reveals his secret desire to be a
blues/fusion guitarist. He also reveals
some of the secrets behind his
complex gear configuration.
Links to candid interviews with some of the world's best guitarists from all genres. Some recent some are vintage but
all reflect the inner thoughts, inspiration and, in some cases, the gear configurations that have made among our
favorite artists to ever pick up an ax.
Hubert Sumlin ~ In this interview
which first appeared in
Sound Forever,
the late Sumlin
talks about how he got started in
the Blues, his years with Howlin'
Wolf, the rivalry between Wolf and
Muddy Waters, and his solo
career after Wolf's death. See
Hubert's great guitar work as #9 in
"Top 10 All-Time Blues Guitarists".
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