Hello and welcome to issue 64 of Guitar Interactive Magazine!
Many guitar players these days are labeled as a 'virtuoso' or a 'maestro', however, arguably there are none more deserving of either of these titles than this issue's cover artist, Yngwie Malmsteen. With a brand new album titled 'Blue Lightning' out now and a major U.S. tour about to kick off later this month, Nick Jennison caught up with Swedish guitar giant at Handel & Hendrix in London, the location of Jimi Hendrix's 1960s Mayfair flat.
As if being the lead guitarist of the multimillion-selling rock bands Alter Bridge and Creed weren't enough, Mark Tremonti, is once again active with his solo project, Tremonti. Mark chats exclusively with Guitar Interactive Magazine editor, Jonathan Graham during his recent sold-out show in London in support on the latest Tremonti release, 'A Dying Machine.'
For 17 years, Black Stone Cherry has put forth a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a myriad of fresh influences into the beloved American rock tradition. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed albums and one well-received blues EP. Black Stone Cherry has also rocked 12,000-cap arena shows, topped the UK charts, and shared the stage with a diverse roster of superstars, including Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Motörhead, and ZZ Top. Guitar Interactive caught up with the band's frontman Chris Robertson and guitarist Ben Wells on the UK leg of there tour for an exclusive interview and close up look at the bands live rig.
In this issue's Guitar Interactive Tech Session, Jamie Humphries delves deep into the beautifully disturbing guitar world of one of the UK’s most successful bands to emerge for the 90’s alternative rock scene: Radiohead. This exclusive Tech Session is one you won’t want to miss.
As usual, with every issue, we have a whole host of the latest and best gear reviews from around the world of guitar, with our team of world-class gear reviewers offering their unique insight, expertise, and personality which as always, I hope you will enjoy However, if that’s not enough, don’t forget all of our exclusive lessons from Danny Gill, Nick Jennison, Sam Bell, Dan Veall and Giorgio Serci, to keep you busy until issue 65.