The Stratocaster is the ultimate baby boomer. Born in the Fifties, it refuses to grow up. Having participated in many of rock history’s greatest moments, it’s still running with the young punks. It remains the ultimate playing machine—ergonomic, responsive, sexy.
He’s been called the greatest living guitarist by Eric Clapton, he’s played with blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and his new double album Rhythm and Blues is a powerhouse set with guest shots by Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Gary Clark Jr., Beth Hart and Keith Urban. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is....
Hard rock band Trixter’s mantra has always been being the best band they can be. Trixter’s new album, Human Era continues that trend with another infectious blend of rock and riff. Guitar World recently spoke with Brown about the new Trixter album, his time performing with Def Leppard, gear and more!
However, for Joe Satriani—who released his 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova, July 24—each album is seen as a chance to reinvent himself and test the limits of his guitar playing. The results don't lie; he's one of the most successful and innovative solo and instrumental guitarists playing today.
For six years he performed admirably in the much-coveted position as Megadeth’s lead guitarist—until he decided that he had had enough. Now, Chris Broderick takes a bold step forward with Act of Defiance, his musically adventurous tech-metal project.