Interviews

Lay It Down Live … and Leave

by Rich Tozzoli Even in the age of the $0.99 song, a full-length release is still a must. Whether you’re selling your downloads online or using a good ol’ fa...

Life Lessons From Elliot Randall

After you've recorded one of the most memorable guitar solos on record, where the hell do you go from there? Always in search of the lost chord – the simpl...

What I Learned From a Jazz Guitar Master

by Jim Carlton Mimi Fox, she talks about the importance of listening and how both Bruce Forman and Joe Pass taught her that listening to other jazz guitar ar...

3 Questions – Joe Satriani

Where does your melodic sensibility come from? I grew up listening to every kind of music: classical, jazz, Motown, rock and roll, funk, blues, rock and heavy ...

Life Lessons From GWAR

by Charlie Doom GWAR has perhaps been more successful at offending people than taking over the world, but that hasn't stopped the self-proclaimed "Scumdogs...

3 Questions: Richie Kotzen

by Charlie Doom initially found fame at the age of 21 in the hard rock band, Poison.  Kotzen's creative and technical command of almost every musical genre ...

Fireside Chat: Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups first caught my ear in 2005, when their Pikul EP was running fresh and naked around the underground indie scene. After hearing the whimsical-w...

Fireside Chat: John Wlaysewski

Our latest Fireside Chat is with a Zeppelin-loving, Fender-playing guitarist who is unafraid to go to 11 and shred on solos. His name? John Wlaysewski. He is th...

3 Questions – George Lynch

1. What's the most valuable career advice you've ever received? Don’t quit your day job. 2. Should artists allow free downloads and file sharing -- or does ...

Fireside Chat: Kiko Loureiro

Colonialism is alive and well in the 21st century, but rather than pin helpless natives to the tips of bayonets, today’s conquistadors are building their empire...

Fireside Chat: Vicki Genfan

Every now and then an artist comes along whose music reaches out and touches the soul of all who hear them. Virtuoso guitarist, singer and composer Vicki Genfan...

Fireside Chat: John Patitucci

Grammy-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci pulled up a seat to chat with our very own Charlie Doom. 1. If you weren't a musician, what would you be and why? ...