Below, check out an all-too-brief guitar shoot-out featuring Cacophony guitarists Jason Becker and Marty Friedman. The clip, which is just over a minute long, was shot in 1989 in Japan during one of Cacophony's final tours. After '89, both shredders went their own way to forge solo careers or join successful bands.
His primary gigs as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist and leader of Firewind may both be on hiatus at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that Gus G. is taking it easy. Guitar World catches up with the hotshot Greek shredaholic as he prepares to unleash his second solo album, Brand New Revolution.
On Shockwave Supernova, Joe Satriani taps into his alter ego and unleashes a concept record that sees the instrumental legend taking on swing, samba and blues shuffles alongside his brand of fiery shred licks. Here, the guitarist takes you track by track through his latest release.
Let’s face it: one of the most important parts of a song is its intro. A memorable intro can bring lighters out of pockets, prompt roars of recognition from a crowd and cause freeway drivers to reach for the volume knob.
Below, check out some pro-shot and just plain enjoyable footage of Santana—who was born on this date in 1947—jamming with Stevie Ray Vaughan; Stevie's big brother, Jimmie Vaughan of the Fabulous Thunderbirds; and lefty guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos in October 1988.
"Sorry, my head takes a little while to get into gear,” says Brian May with a little laugh as he begins to mull over the history of Queen. The 63-year-old guitarist speaks gently, endeavoring to answer questions as fully as he can. May’s academic air is understandable.