TG206: Exclusive! Johnny Marr talks guitar-playing career

Issue 206 of Total Guitar magazine is on store-shelves nationwide and it's a corker, featuring the inimitable Johnny Marr on the cover.

In the mag:

Johnny Marr
The indie legend gives us a guitar-playing career retrospective - from The Smiths to The Cribs - and explains the key points behind his new signature Fender Jaguar.

Black Label Society
Zakk Wylde walks us through his new album, 'Order Of The Black', track-by-track and points out the key techniques and effects on each song.

The Guitar Doctor
TG lifts the lid on the five health threats that every guitarist faces and seeks the expert advice that you need to beat them!

Ron Thal revisits his phenomenal debut album 'The Adventures Of Bumblefoot' and the trickbag of techniques it contains.

Modern Heavy Metal
Killswitch Engage, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Job For A Cowboy and Five Finger Death Punch divulge their diverse playing tactics.

How To Write An Instrumental
Taylor Hawkins' lead guitar Gannin Arnold explains how to write one, who to work with and how to market yourself.

Tabs, video lessons and strum-alongs!

The Rolling Stones 'Angie', John Mayall 'All Your Love', Van Halen 'Eruption' (part three), Dream Theater 'Forsaken', The Prodigy 'Invaders Must Die', Johnny Marr's Best Moments: From The Smiths to The Cribs, Young Guns 'Winter Kiss', Green Day '21st Century Breakdown', Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) guest lesson...

On the site:

Win a guitar signed by Slash!
We grabbed a bunch of our favourite guitarists (including Slash!) at this year's Download festival and forced them at pick-point to sign our Peavey Jack Daniel's guitar. Now we're giving you a chance to win it in our TG206 competition!

Win Tickets To The Jack Daniels' Birthday Gig - Tennessee Comes To Town!
Enter our competition to win tickets to see Southern guitar legend Duane Eddy, including hotel accommodation, money towards travel expenses and a Fender Jack Daniels' guitar!

TG206 Audio: Schecter Damien Elite 8
Hear Schecter's affordable eight-string being put through its paces and check out the full review in this months Rocked & Rated section.

TG206 Audio: Epiphone Emperor Swingster
Epiphone go rockabilly? Now this you HAVE to hear. Fortunately you can… Then read the review in TG206.

TG206 Audio: Line6 Spider Valve Mark II amplifier
Line6 has updated its Spider Valve series of hybrid modelling amps. Heard on the site, reviewed in the mag.

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.