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Morse, metal greats and some NAMM 2018 madness!

Welcome to issue 55. Wow, it’s been a busy last few weeks at the Gi studios following the 2018 NAMM show. The Guitar Interactive team were once again on site in Anaheim, California to bring you our highlights from this year's NAMM show, and you can find the whole rundown in our NAMM feature, including booth walk-throughs, the latest releases and announcements. Plus, interviews with the biggest music stars including; Steve Lukather, Glenn Hughes, Eric Johnson, Frank Gambale, Paul Reed Smith and many more.

Welcome to issue 53 of Guitar Interactive Magazine. We have another jam-packed edition for you this month filled with exclusive interviews, reviews lessons, and features. 

Black Country Communion’s latest album, (BCCIV) has recently hit stores, and with news of two huge UK shows lined up for January 2018, I had the pleasure to speak with Glenn Hughes in this issue's cover feature.

We take a close-up look at Korn's guitarists and founding members; James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch current live touring rig, as well as chat regarding their latest album and tour.

Plus, Vivian Campbell sits down with us to talk about his latest projects and plans for 2018.

With the sad news of Tom Petty’s passing last month, as a tribute to one of rock's most respected artists, Tom is the subject of this issue's Tech Session by Jamie Humphries. With four decades worth of some of popular music's best-loved songs, his is a talent that will never be forgotten. Jamie has done a fabulous job on this lesson, and I’m sure you will very much enjoy.

Our festival coverage for 2017 continues, as The Guitar Interactive Magazine team were on-site for one of the UK's best metal festivals, Bloodstock 2017. See our exclusive interviews with Kiko Loureiro and Dave Ellefson from headliners Megadeth. Amon Amarth's Johan Söderberg, Richard Shaw of Cradle of Filth and many more.

Don’t forget to enter our fantastic competition where you could win not one but two fantastic pedals courtesy of Orange Amps – The Getaway Driver and the Fur Coat Fuzz. Be sure to get your entry in to be in with a shot at this grand prize.

If that’s not enough for you, there’s more of the latest and greatest gear reviews from around the world of guitar, as well as the exclusive lessons from Tom Quayle, Sam Bell, Joe Pesce, Giorgio Serci and Lewis Turner for you to get stuck right into.