It was time for us to dig out the MusicRadar passport again in April, we we headed to Frankfurt and hit up Musikmesse 2013.
On a more historical note, Son Volt's Jay Farrar picked his 10 essential country albums, and you lapped up our gallery of some of Eric Clapton's greatest guitars.
In the wider musical world we said goodbye to American folk musician Richie Havens and Daft Punk released a little single called Get Lucky, which quickly turned into the mega hit of the Summer.
Speaking of hits, here are some of MusicRadar's biggest ones from April.
Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013: live highlights
The latest news, video and photos
10 of the best iPad/iPhone iOS DAWs and workspaces
Our favourite multi-track recorders, production hubs and micro-studios
Record Store Day 2013: 40 exclusive releases
This year's plastic fantastic
How to mix a track with headphones
Learn how to judge a mixdown on cans
Son Volt's Jay Farrar picks 10 essential country albums
"There was a fresh vibe to the early country records; those musicians would try anything."
Eric Clapton - Six-String Stories in pictures
Book excerpts: 12 iconic and rare guitars from Slowhand's career