Guitar Legends - The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes
  • Guitar Legends - The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes
  • Guitar Legends - The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes
  • Guitar Legends - The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes
  • Guitar Legends - The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes
  • Guitar Legends - The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes

Guitar Legends - The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes


Celebrating 30 years of Guitar World, this issue of Guitar Legends is proud to bring together the world's 30 most influential guitar players of the past century.

Guitar Legends: The 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes features interviews with the legends--including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, and many more!

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Inside this issue:

  • Jeff Beck: One of rock and roll's greatest virtuoso guitarists recalls his glory days and friendships with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.
  • Dickey Betts: The former Allman Brothers guitarist talks about his partnership with the late Duane Allman and the making of the classic live album At Fillmore East.
  • Ritchie Blackmore: A few years before forming the Renaissance-inspired Blackmore's Night, the former Deep Purple guitarist recounted his career highlights, including the writing of "Smoke on the Water."
  • Eric Clapton: The guitarist formerly known as God speaks about Cream, Duane Allman and the sacred blues that inspires his playing.
  • Kurt Cobain: As the heart and soul of Nirvana, he gave voice to a generation and brought punk into the mainstream.
  • The Edge: His droning, echo-laden guitar tone is the backbone of U2's distinctive sound.
  • John Fogerty: The heart and soul of Creedence Clearwater Revival gives a revealing look into his influences and techniques.
  • Ace Frehley: Kiss'' former Space Ace explains the origins of the group's makeup and his smoking Les Paul effect.
  • Billy Gibbons: ZZ Top's eccentric ax slinger draws inspiration from the blues, rock and electro-pop.
  • David Gilmour: The Pink Floyd guitarist talks about his influences and instruments and the making of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."
  • Buddy Guy: The blues great who influenced Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan talks about his own early years and the players that shaped this world.
  • Jimi Hendrix: Seven days before his death in 1970, rock's most influential guitarist shared some thoughts about his past and plans for the future.
  • B.B. King: The legendary performer talks about the guitar influences that helped him become the King of electric blues.
  • Robby Krieger: The Door's legendary guitarist tells the stories behind the band's greatest songs and how it was to work with Mr. Mojo Risin''.
  • Alex Lifeson: The Rush guitarist explains the creation and recording of the band's best-known tracks.
  • Brian May: Queen's guitarist talks about his distinctive tone and creating the hits "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Fat Bottomed Girls."
  • Ted Nugent: The Motor City Madman goes hunting to keep his passion for the guitar alive.
  • Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin's mastermind talks about the making of the group's landmark 1973 album, Houses of the Holy.
  • Les Paul: The innovator of the electric guitar and recording technology sheds some light on the beginnings of his career as a player and inventor.
  • Joe Perry: The Aerosmith guitarist talks about the hits that launched the group's decades-long career.
  • Keith Richards: Rock and roll's stone survivor talks about the Rolling Stones'' late Sixties/early Seventies songs, albums and gear.
  • Gary Rossington: Lynyrd Skynyrd's original street survivor reflects on Confederate flags, triple-threat guitars and the group's enduring legacy.
  • Carlos Santana: The rock-fusion legend talks about playing Woodstock and tells how he conjures up his supernatural solos.
  • Tom Scholz: Back in the Seventies, Boston's whiz kid foretold the future of home recording with a pair of hit albums.
  • Pete Townshend: The rock and roll innovator tells all about his classic gear, his friendship with Hendrix and the Who's greatest tracks and albums.
  • Eddie Van Halen: The shred legend reflects on his technique and contributions to guitar virtuosity.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: In this 1989 interview, the Austin powerhouse talks about the forces that shaped his music and helped him re-energize the blues.
  • Angus Young: AC/DC's diminutive riff-meister talks about starting out, playing live and creating the bard's hard-rocking guitar sound.
  • Neil Young: The multidimensional guitarist and songwriter surveys a decade of his long career via his 2009 Archives box set.
  • Frank Zappa: The iconoclastic genius talks about the logistics of performing his intricate compositions and explains why Steve Vai is the best guitarist he ever hired.