I recently had the opportunity to interview UK blues sensation Clare Free ahead of the release of her new record ‘Dust & Bones’. I got to ask about her early influences as a guitarist, the inspiration behind the new record and some the guitars that she is using on the road and in the studio.
The future is looking bright for the Red White & Blues. The band which feature’s Skin and ex Jagged Edge guitarist Myke Gray with Matti Alfonzetti on lead vocals has just released their first record SHINE and is fresh off …
An exclusive Fretpoint.com interview with Ivan Mihaljevic. Ivan’s talks about his new record Counter Clockwise, opening up for Paul Gilbert and some of his musical influences
Part 3 of my interview with Andy Timmons. In this section of the interview Andy discusses his signature Ibanez guitars, the AT300 and AT100 as well as some of the other guitars in his arsenal.
Part two of an audio interview recorded with Andy Timmons in October 2011 ahead of his Italian tour. Andy discusses how he recorded his new album ‘Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt Pepper’ mostly from memory and how he has managed to capture such a killer guitar tone on the new record.
Kramer Guitars interview with Steel Panther’s Guitarist Satchel and Bass Player Lexxi Foxxx where they talk about the new album ‘Balls Out’ and their (ahem…) “equipment”. Parental guidance is advised!
Andy Timmons is quite literally one of the most well respected guitar players in the world right now. He has carved out a successful solo career from the ashes of the rock band Danger Danger and is by definition very much a guitarist’s guitarist. Check out part one of this exclusive interview (including audio clip).
I was privileged to have an interview with ex KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad guitar player Bruce Kulick recently and got to ask him some long awaited questions about his time with KISS, huge guitar collection and his new solo record BK3.
Joanne Shaw Taylor is a busy lady, with two stunning albums under her belt over the last two years (2009′s White Sugar and 2010′s Diamonds in the Dirt), a ton of festival appearances and a wave of critical acclaim she is one of the most productive and talented blues artists on the scene. I caught up with Joanne last week to discuss her influences, playing style and her plans for the rest of the year.
We recently managed to secure an interview with Terence Reis, the lead singer and guitarist with The Straits, which includes three original members of Dire Straits (Alan Clark, Phil Palmer and Chris White) ahead of the bands’s 10-date October UK tour. As well as discussing what it was like to have such an amazing opportunity he also provides a wonderful insight into Mark Knopfler’s playing style and how he managed to recreate the tone and style of one of the world’s true guitar icons.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Holiday, lead guitarist of Rival Sons, one of the best bands to come out of America in recent years. The band have had an almost metoric rise to fame and are riding the new wave of classic blues rock. Fusing the best elements of bands like Led Zeppelin and Free, the band have an irresistable blend of authentic ‘old school vibe’, catchy hooks and great songs.
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Sweden’s sensational SISTER SIN have most definitely arrived on the scene, fusing raw punk-rock energy with the power of classic metal the band are hard not to like. Integral to the Sister Sin sound is lead guitarist Jimmy who took a break out of the bands hectic schedule to give us this exclusive interview.
Dynazty are an exciting hard rock band hailing from Sweden. Hot on the heels of a storming performance at Melodifestivalen and being named one of the best rock bands in Sweden by Swedish magazine SLITZ, the band are finally ready to launch their new album KNOCK YOU DOWN! Their lead guitarist Rob ‘Love’ Magnusson was kind enough to take a break from their busy schedule to give Fretpoint this exclusive interview.
I had the honour of interviewing Alex Skolnick recently. Whilst Alex only had around a 20 minute slot available we covered a great deal including his early influences, the Bay area thrash metal scene, his progression to Jazz and the signature Heritage guitar that he plays.
Ahead of his UK tour I was privileged to get a quick interview with the phenomenal blues rock guitarist Philip Sayce. Philip is the former guitarist with Uncle Kracker, Jeff Healey and Melissa Etheridge and has carved out a successful solo career with some intense blues rock recordings that easily see him rival that creative playing of Kenny Wayne Shephard and Joe Bonamassa.