When I first got the news we’d be hosting an interview with John Scofield for his upcoming Ibanez signature guitar releases, I had a mild freakout…and that’s putting it lightly. Scofield has been one of my major influences on guitar and has certainly shaped my own improvisations and compositions (plenty of hours were spent by candlelight […]
This Thursday, we’re throwing back to our 2013 interview with Darryl Jones, touring bassist with the Rolling Stones. In case you haven’t heard, the Stones are kicking off their 2015 ZIP CODE tour on Sunday in San Diego. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets, you’ll probably spot Darryl onstage, keeping the groove as he has since […]
Featuring clever guitar arrangements, atmospheric vocal harmonies, and a penchant for writing incredibly catchy hooks, LA's BØRNS has quickly established itself as a rising star in the indie-pop scene thanks to the band's impressive debut EP, Candy.
We visited Taylor Guitars in El Cajon, California last summer and sat down with Master Luthier Andy Powers, who shared with us the completely revamped 600 Series and the philosophy behind building a better maple guitar. Want to know more? Check out our exclusive Taylor 600 Series Guide for even more insight into these incredible acoustics!
Today, we’re throwing back to our interview with John 5 from September 2014. As a guitarist for acts as diverse Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and David Lee Roth, John Lowery has crossed the lines of convention time and again. We discussed his country roots and how they’ve informed his current western-shred solo work, his fascination […]
We took a visit to Groovemaster Recording Studios in Chicago to talk with producer Johnny K. If you’re not familiar with his name, you probably know his work producing bands like Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Megadeth, and more. Our video interview features Johnny talking about his essential recording gear and key techniques, and favorite gear […]
To fans in his native England and around the world, singer-songwriter Frank Turner is known for his deeply personal songs and evocative lyrics. We caught up with Frank to chat about his post-hardcore punk roots, his current band The Sleeping Souls, his biggest influences, and his songwriting process.
This Thursday, we’re revisiting our interview with Dweezil Zappa. We had plenty to discuss about his impressive rig, including his favorite guitars, mics and why he trusts QSC K Series speakers for amplifying his tone. Read our full interview on zZounds and learn more about this storied guitarist’s setup!
The Dillinger Escape Plan is named for the famous gangster that went out in a blaze of glory — and their music conjures that feeling of being in a relentless, all-guns-blazing assault. Frighteningly fast riffs and in-your-face drums are at the forefront of their metal-inspired carnage, but The Dillinger Escape Plan are just as likely to […]