Is Jimi Hendrix TG’s Greatest Cover Star?

Total Guitar is fast approaching its 200th issue and to celebrate we´re running a poll over on


to find out who you think is our greatest ever cover star.

Each of the cover stars selected have graced the front of TG´s best-selling issues and there´s a strong case for each of the nominees. For instance, Metallica are appearing around Europe as part of “The Big Four” this summer, Slash is about to release his star-studded solo album (and a wealth of signature gear) and Bullet For My Valentine are also fresh from the studio with their new effort.

On the other hand, Jimi Hendrix´s reputation has been renewed with the release of the ‘Valleys Of Neptune´ (check out MR´s

review of the new Jimi Hendrix album

) and he can never be completely ruled out.

Things may well not be as clear cut as you may think, but we won´t know until you the votes have been counted, so get clicking!

Here´s the full list of nominees:


Bullet For My Valentine

Dave Grohl

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Justin Hawkins




Zakk Wylde

Head over to


to take part in the poll (in the middle column of the site), or alternatively, let us know via our








and we´ll add your votes to the tally.

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.