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Issue #67 'Michael Schenker'

Schenker, Trower and more gear than you can shake stick at.

A legendary figure in rock music—Michael Schenker is one of the most gifted and influential guitarists of all time. His work with Scorpions, UFO and the Michael Schenker Group have made him a hero to millions of fans and inspired a generation of musicians, including Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, and Slash of Guns N' Roses. Nick Jennison sits down with the guitar icon ahead of the release of the new Michael Schenker Fest album, "Revelation," out September 20 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Also in this issue, we catch up with music legend, Robin Trower. The next great song has always been right there at his fingertips just waiting to be played when it comes to Robin Trower. For five decades, the iconic British bluesman has used the same process to create musical magic; the valves glow in his Marshall amplifier, those fabled hands roam the neck of his Fender Stratocaster, and the music starts to flow, raw and real, played with fire and skill. Nowhere is that more evident than on Trower's latest studio album, 'Coming Closer To The Day'.

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish has established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. In this issue's Songwriters Spotlight, we chat with the genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter to discuss her unique approach to songwriting and musicianship that's helped her pen a series of acclaimed albums, including the new studio release 'Kill Or Be Kind' out Friday 20th September 2019 on Rounder Records/Proper Music.

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 Tom Quayle, Giorgio Serci and Shauna Tohill.

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