Bernie Marsden Interview – Beauty Of The Beast

Add another 1959 Gibson Les Paul to the legend…, Bernie Marsden tells Michael Stephens all about his Beast ’burst, its 2013 Gibson replica and the real truth about that Eric Clapton ‘Beano’ rumour… We all know about the apparent ‘mojo’ of 1958-1960 Gibson Les Pauls. Initially poor-sellers, sunbursts – ’bursts for short – have More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Marshall Amps – The Complete History

The famous Marshall sound was founded upon an amplifier built in a garden shed by a few amateur radio fanatics, and the period until 1968 became the era of the first Marshalls – the classic JTM series. Rob Stockley More...

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By Steve Bailey On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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True Blue – Justin Hayward

The story of Justin Hayward’s career can be told in guitars, from his iconic Gibson 335s to Telecasters to the weird and wonderful Gizmotron. Interview by Steve Bailey Whenever you see Justin Hayward, be More...

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By Richard Flynn On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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Rule Britannia: The Great British Guitar Show

UK Guitar Shows has flown in the face of the recession to provide a top day out for players and industry folk alike. Michael Heatley gets the lowdown from head honcho Jason Hunt Popular music is full of double More...

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By Richard Flynn On Friday, December 21st, 2012
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The Only Way Is Essex – The Ashdown Story

Ashdown Engineering is now a decade and a half old and their bass amps are used from the tiniest clubs to the planet’s hugest stadium gigs. Michael Heatley pays the company a visit There’s something More...

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By Alan Clayson On Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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Reluctant Hero

He might demur, but Joe Bonamassa has become a blues-rock figurehead. We pin him down on tour to talk of classic blues sounds, of Clapton and Gatton, of cutting down from a mere 300 guitars and to hear the inside More...

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By Alan Clayson On Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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Reluctant Hero 2

He might demur, but Joe Bonamassa has become a blues-rock figurehead. We pin him down on tour to talk of classic blues sounds, of Clapton and Gatton, of cutting down from a mere 300 guitars and to hear the inside More...

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By Richard Flynn On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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Northern Soul

The release of a whopping eight-CD retrospective gives Bill Nelson the chance to take a look back over an extraordinarily prolific and ceaselessly experimental career. Interview by Pete Langman ‘The past More...

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By Richard Flynn On Thursday, March 1st, 2012
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Rotale Decree

Steve Cropper owes much of his tasteful twangy style to Lowman Pauling, guitarist in a little-known gospel/blues/doowop band, the 5 Royales and now he’s made a special tribute album. Julian Piper catches up More...

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By Richard Flynn On Thursday, March 1st, 2012
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Royale Decree

Steve Cropper owes much of his tasteful twangy style to Lowman Pauling, guitarist in a little-known gospel/blues/doowop band, the 5 Royales and now he’s made a special tribute album. Julian Piper catches up More...