When it comes to the definition of rock guitar virtuoso, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more fitting living embodiment than Mr Nuno Bettencourt. From the note-choice to the chops to the delivery and style—Nuno's got it all. In this issue's cover feature, Jonathan Graham catches up with the Extreme guitarist to discuss the band's first new full-length release since 2008's 'Saudades de Rock,' the importance of playing for the song, what he thinks of Brian May ranking him number one, and even shares a story about being visited by Eddie Van Halen while recording 'Six.'
With Last in Line back with 'Jericho' and Def Leppard's new album 'Drastic Symphonies' out now (via Universal Music), featuring the band's greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, We also catch up with Vivian Campbell to discuss the new releases and so much more.
If that's not enough, we recap the 20th annual Download Festival. As well as the 100,000 fans in attendance, the Guitar Interactive team were once again on site to capture all the action and backstage interviews from across the weekend's amazing live event.
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 still not enough, don't forget all of our exclusive lessons from, Tom Quayle, Sam Bell, Nick Jennison & Giorgio Serci.