We've been hoping to track down Megadeth's Dave Mustaine for a long while and finally our man in LA, Steven Rosen, managed it - though it very nearly didn't happen, as you'll find out! Mustaine has a new guitar, which makes the interview even more timely - an astonishing piece of work from Dean USA. They're calling it the Holy Grail and we had one of the very limited edition in our studio to review. Want more? OK, we are giving away a Dean Mustaine V absolutely free in this issue's main competition, too!
We have three interviews for you in this issue because we also meet Nita Strauss and Jakko Jakszyk, both of whom kindly visited us in our studio. Nita is currently holding down one of the toughest jobs in Rock, playing lead for Alice Cooper. while Jakko has a phenomenally demanding role, handling vocals and second guitar duties in King Crimson! Don't miss either of these top professionals explaining how they got there and how they're handling the pressure.
I mentioned competitions earlier. We're also giving you the chance to win a complete TASCAM mini recording studio plus a great book on recording history, so make sure you enter these whatever you do!