February 23, 2021
This pair of instrumental classics inspired the Aussie picker to become the one-man guitar star he is today.
February 16, 2021
The Texas rocker remembers his big break playing the iconic song onstage, and explains how the father of rock 'n' roll's double-stops and harmonic ideas still inform his playing today.
February 9, 2021
Testament's shredder recollects how EVH's swinging, sneering ripper redirected him down the path of a hard-rock lead guitarist.
February 2, 2021
How Angus and Malcolm's patient, syncopated rhythms jump-started Chris Young's passion for the 6-string.
January 26, 2021
The MCR rocker remembers being sucked into Greg Ginn's diagonal riffs from a friend's mixtape and retells creeping out the punk-rock legend.
January 19, 2021
The metalcore maestro highlights tunes from the Bay Area thrash icons that helped hone his picking technique.
January 12, 2021
Jason Isbell's brother in arms relates how stealing his sister's Sony Discman as a teen is still paying big dividends.
January 5, 2021
Raised on a healthy dose of "uncle" Neil, J.B. Brisendine singles out the slinkier, commanding version featured on 1991's live Weld.
December 31, 2020
Today's guitar stars Molly Tuttle, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Emily Wolfe, Charlie Starr, and others, fondly reminisce on the moment 6-string influences forever impacted their musical lives.
December 29, 2020
The former Megadeth lead guitarist and shredmeister remembers being dumbstruck by Tony Iommi's imposing sound.
December 22, 2020
The Bones UK ace and Jeff Beck's fluent foil gives a Texas-sized salute to one of her biggest influences.
December 15, 2020
The Canadian folk-rocker reflects on the Canadian folk-rocker's confidence and patience in a simple, repetitive riff.
December 8, 2020
Between the Buried and Me's riffer was schooled in many classes of rock, but the '90s grunge grinders sunk their teeth in deepest.
December 1, 2020
The YouTube vet remembers reattaching his jaw after learning that Nirvana's drummer had a new band and was singing and playing guitar.
November 24, 2020
The platinum-selling blues rocker highlights the Electric Ladyland hit's innovative wah work and swaggering groove.
November 17, 2020
The Aussie looping marvel celebrates the Continuum hit that sparked a switch from Teles to Strats.
November 10, 2020
The Wilco wizard gets nostalgic adopting the personas of British Invasion faves, including Jeff Beck's gooey drone in G.
November 3, 2020
The Mutoid Man maestro and Two Minutes to Late Night staple notes "the glue" he needed to stick with guitar lessons and traces how the mighty Zep steered the evolution of his bands.
October 27, 2020
The Southern-rock frontman honors the Texas boogie legends for their 50+ years of "fantastic tone and tasteful playing."
October 20, 2020
The slinky intro riff was all it took for the burst-loving rocker to chase a lifetime of British blues.