This year’s quick-hit interviews revealed that Phil Collen sees a connection between your vibrato and ego, how a short-scale Strat is rocking Neal Schon’s world, Halestorm hates “Instagram guitar” faces, and Steve Vai’s secret weapon.
10. Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger
Plus, which Halestorm guitarist’s custom Explorer is coolest—her baritone or his brand-new Mod Collection buy?
9. Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell
Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell admonishes us (and himself) on how to “get your shit together” and stop annoying bandmates.
8. Dropkick Murphys’ James Lynch
Dropkick Murphys’ James Lynch on the cleverly hidden 1/4″ jack on his go-to guitar. Plus, the sage advice from his dad that formed the foundation of his success.
7. Kirk Fletcher
Bluesman Kirk Fletcher on his favorite Gibson ES-345 mods, and why we all need to push the soul “button” more.
6. Queensrÿche’s Michael Wilton
Plus, why the platinum-selling progger has stuck with the same guitar brand for 30+ years.
Plus, how her childhood Hendrix T-shirt figured into her latest signature PRS guitar.
4. Steve Cropper
Plus, the Booker T. & the MG’s legend shares the toughest part of working with other musicians in the studio.
3. Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher
Plus, how he minimizes stress during the riff-writing process.
2. Journey’s Neal Schon
Plus! The Journey legend talks about the short-scale Custom Shop Strat currently rocking his world.
1. Steve Vai
Plus, what the shred shaman looks for in a guitar, and the surprising solo artist whose catalog he always has on hand.
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