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Category Archives: Guitar Legends

Guitar Legends includes news and videos from any guitarist that we think deserves the legendary status label, from Joe Satriani to Steve Lukather to Yngwie Malmsteen to Tommy Emmanuel.

Jon’s Top 5 Influential Guitarists

Written on July 29, 2014 at 8:38 am, by Jon

When Pappy asked me to contribute my top 5 influential guitarists I had to think hard about who had really influenced me at different points over the years rather than just picking the first 5 guitarists that inspired me as …

Steve Vai BOSS Webinar – Perfect Pedal Order

Written on July 18, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

BOSS USA and Musician’s Friend organised this special Webinar event with the legendary Steve Vai to talk about pedal boards and the perfect pedal order. This event was recorded live but is available to watch below in two parts, the …

Guthrie Govan Victory Amplifiers Clinic & Interview

Written on July 17, 2014 at 8:25 am, by Jon


This is a cool video with Guthrie Govan showcasing Victory Amplifiers at a recent clinic. Guthrie is going to be in Sydney on the 24th for his first Australian clinic tour so I’m particularly excited having watched this video of …

Carl Verheyen Announces New Album ‘Mustang Run’

Written on July 9, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

I’m really looking forward to checking out this record, I’ve been enjoying the teaser videos that Carl has been posting to YouTube for a while and the fact that he says this is the guitar album he has been meaning …

Tony MacAlpine US Tour 2014 Details

Written on July 4, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

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I don’t really need to say much as the flyer says it all above, Tony MacAlpine is heading out on a US tour with his talented band including the excellent 7 string shredstress Nili Brosh on guitar, Aquiles Priester on …

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – World On Fire due September 16

Written on June 12, 2014 at 9:00 am, by Jon

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - World On Fire
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators will release their new album ‘World On Fire‘ on September 16 via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The title track will hit the radio in a couple …

Joe Bonamassa announces new studio album “Different Shades Of Blue”

Written on June 11, 2014 at 9:31 am, by Jon

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Is it that time of year again? Yep Joe Bonamassa has announced his latest studio album release, I think he may become the most recorded artist of all time at this rate! I know he didn’t release a studio album …

DiMarzio releases the Signature Joe Satriani Satch Track Neck Pickup

Written on June 4, 2014 at 9:00 am, by Jon

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I wondered when they would finally release this pickup, it seems like they have been developing it forever… in fact it is only 2 years.

Press Release
DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Satch Track™ Neck hum-canceling pickup for …

Paul Gilbert talks about MXR Effects

Written on June 4, 2014 at 8:58 am, by Jon


Guitar legend Paul Gilbert talks about how MXR effects have inspired his playing and shaped his sound for decades. I love that “racing car shifting gears” effect!

This year, MXR is celebrating 40 years of innovation with a series of

Review: Strange Beautiful Music A Musical Memoir

Written on May 31, 2014 at 8:19 am, by Jon

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I have just finished reading Joe Satriani’s “Strange Beautiful Music a musical memoir” and, as expected, thoroughly enjoyed the book and couldn’t put it down. Joe Satriani is the most influential musician in my life, hearing Dreaming #11 on cassette …