The 201st issue of Total Guitar is on news-stands now and it features the one and only Slash on the cover, plus a free capo!
In our in-depth interview you can learn FIVE riffs from the new Slash solo album, the gear that he used to record it and what he thinks of guest vocalists Ozzy Osbourne, M Shadows and, err, Fergie.
On top of that Scott from the Cancer Bats gives us tips on how to fill out the sound as a lone guitarist (plus a complete tab of their amazing ‘Sabotage’ cover), Airbourne tell us about their new album and Travis and Claudio of Coheed and Cambria reveal how they got their innovative guitar sounds on ‘Year Of The Black Rainbow’. We also catch-up with internet guitar sensation Justin Sandercoe to get the skinny on his debut album, 'Small Town Eyes'.
Gear-wise we’ve got a guide to buying vintage guitars (and what to invest in now!) and a very useful group-test on improver guitars under £500 – great for those of you looking to step-up from your first axe.
We also check out the Gretsch Tim Armstrong G5191BK (it looks cooler than the name makes it sound), the new Boss ME-25 Multi-FX unit, the Vox AC30VR and Jerry Cantrell’s (Alice In Chains) new signature Crybaby wah.
Once more, we’ve got video lessons from masters of the trade, Zakk Wylde, Tommy Emmanuel and Joe Bonamassa and you can also learn licks from Ash (‘Shining Light’ – full track), Pink Floyd (‘Wish You Were Here’), new discovery Jayce Lewis (‘Icon’) and Paulo Nutini.
We’ve even managed to fit in guides to playing like doom-metal masters Opeth and Aussie rock kings AC/DC!
Finally, we've got reviews of new albums from Bullet For My Valentine (more from them next month), Deftones, Sick Of It All, Ash and Paul Weller.
Find it on news-stands now or order online through MyFavouriteMagazines!