Interview: Daughter – How Not To Disappear Completely


London trio Daughter released the follow-up to their critically lauded debut album If You Leave in January. G&B met guitarist Igor Haefeli to find out how they went about making something even better… How do you follow a stunning debut album awash with tales of shuddering heartbreak, majestic widescreen soundscapes and fine guitar interplay More...

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By On Monday, April 11th, 2016

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Fender Stratocaster

An original custom colour Sea Foam Green Strat is many a Fender collector’s holy grail. Huw Price finds there’s more to this guitar than just a rare finish… It’s always a thrill to play any pre-CBS More...

By On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Interview: John Petrucci – Pet Sounds

Dream Theater’s latest offering, The Astonishing, is just that – a two-hour concept album telling an engrossing story, with music written by guitarist John Petrucci. Simon Bradley hears how he did it… There’s More...

By On Friday, April 1st, 2016

Soundtrack Of My Life: Huey Morgan

The Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman and radio DJ picks his favourite records from a huge collection… Huey Morgan is the New York-born singer and guitarist in Fun Lovin’ Criminals, the band he formed in More...

By On Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Top 10 Rock Bass Tips: Black Stone Cherry’s Jon Lawhon

The Black Stone Cherry bassist shares his knowledge and helps you rock harder!  1. Find the right bass for you This is first and foremost. Always remember, the instrument you play should be an extension of both More...

By On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

All About… Boosts

Since British players began trying to replicate US amp sounds in the 60s, boosting volume or frequency without unduly colouring tone has been an ongoing quest. Huw Price explains… When discussing landmark guitar More...

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By On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Vintage Bench Test: 1965 Gibson ES-335

With more than 50 years on the clock, this classic semi-acoustic is still in near-mint condition. Huw Price makes a close inspection… It’s never been entirely clear if ‘iced tea’ and ‘honeyburst’ were More...

By On Monday, March 21st, 2016

25 essential Gibson Les Paul mods and upgrades

From easy, zero-cost modifications that take a few short minutes to tone-expanding wiring changes, clever vibrato technology and even head-to-toe boutique vintage makeovers, there are many ways to customise, improve More...

By On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Kerry King’s Top 11 Heavy Metal Guitar Tips

Slayer’s Kerry King has defined thrash metal with razor-edged riffs and demented solos. Here, he gives us his best advice about playing metal, fast…  1.Build right-hand speed slowly It’s important for the More...

By On Friday, March 18th, 2016

How I got started… Chris Rea – Rea-view Mirror

In the latest instalment of our regular series, it’s the turn of veteran songwriter and slide ace Chris Rea to look back on what made him pick up the guitar in the first place… A portrait of the legendary More...