There can't be many better ways to celebrate our 50th issue than to catch-up with John Petrucci - the guitarist who gives the lie to the saying 'There aren't any guitar heroes any more'. And in a way, having John on our cover for such a memorable issue is a statement because GI is definitely looking forward, for all that we like to indulge in nostalgia as much as the next guitarist!
Over the next few issues we're planning several new features and columns - at least two of which we've been quietly working on for several months. But that doesn't mean we aren't still looking for fresh ideas from you, our readers. Please do keep sending them in and rest assured that even if we don't get back to you that we do read and consider every email that we get. Even the rude ones!
Finally a word about our competition. we're giving away one of the amazing new Fishman SA 330x Performance Systems which is one of the most valuable prizes we've offered. This is an amazing piece of kit and we're very grateful to our friends at Fishman for helping us celebrate a milestone issue with a milestone prize!
So there we are - 50 issues of Guitar Interactive. And for those who said it couldn't be done - it has been, so there!