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Paul Gilbert is best known as the virtuosic axeman and co-founder of Mr. Big, as well as a member of Los Angeles-based metal outfit Racer X

Slash, Sons and Some Superb Swedish Metal!

Following an 18-month, 20-country world tour in support of the second Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators album, 2014's 'World On Fire,' which saw the band play to packed arenas everywhere. A historic reunion with Axl Rose and Duff McKagan, rejoining Guns N' Roses after roughly two decades away, crisscrossing the globe on what has been a record-breaking tour. You could say Slash has been a little busy in the past five years. However, in the midst of all this, he's managed to write and record the third and latest offering from his solo band, in the form of 'Living The Dream.' During his recent UK tour, Slash spoke with Guitar Interactive Magazine about the new album, his thoughts on Gibson guitars in 2019 and writing music sober.

Also in this issue, as one of the hottest rock bands to emerge in the last decade, Rival Sons celebrate their tenth anniversary as a recording and touring band with the release of their latest album, 'Feral Roots.' Guitar Interactive Magazine caught up with band's guitarist and co-founder, Scott Holiday during the groups recent U.K. tour in support of the new record.

Back with a brand new album entitled 'I, The Mask' in 2019, In Flames songwriter and lead guitarist, Björn Gelotte sits down to chat with Guitar Interactive Magazine about the writing and recording of the latest release, touring plans for 2019 and the release of the Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit from Epiphone guitars. 

In this issue's Guitar Interactive Tech Session, Sam Bell deep dives into the sometimes intense, sometimes blues-filled, but always technically difficult guitar stylings of Mr Paul Gilbert.

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 Sam Bell, and Giorgio Serci to keep you busy until issue 66.

We've three fabulous players featured inside - from the electric world, the amazing Paul Gilbert makes his long awaited debut, with a long interview filmed in his LA studio. Returning to the fold  is the great Michael Schenker, filmed in London, and finally, as a Quiet Room Special, we have the  incredible Antoine Dufour, the Canadian acoustic guitarist who not only gave us his time for an in-depth interview but also performed live in our studio. Whatever you do, don't miss this!

Interviews with Guthrie Govan, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Doug Aldrich, Derek Trucks and Don Alder + Exclusive footage from the Marshall '50 Years Of Loud Live' Show!



Tech Sessions