Guitar Player - June 2016 - Generation Axe
Guitar Player’s cover this month features Generation Axe. Steve Vai calls on four compatriots to revolutionize guitar.
The master is busy! Vai talks about completing a new studio album, remastering his masterpiece, Passion and Warfare, launching a massive guitarfest of a tour, and constantly pursuing his artistry.
Bonus! Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, Zakk Wylde, and Tosin Abasi all talk about how they got involved with Generation Axe.
Opening Shots: We get up close and personal with the gigs, the gear, the guts, and the glory that make playing guitar the coolest thing in the world.
Features: Nada Surf, Ty Tabor and Chuck Hammer
Riffs: Scott Holiday talks riffage, Craig Anderton gets synthy, Steve Hunter goes nightmarish, Gary Brawer gets robotic, Jim Campilongo spins vinyl, and more!
Classic Ad: Alvarez (from the July 1976 issue of GP)
Frets: Steve Kimock
Review – D’Addario NS Micro Soundhole Tuner
Vintage Excerpt Mike Auldridge “Buckdancer” (from the December 1979 issue of Frets)
Lessons: Feature Lesson – Reggae Rules
Classic Riff – Steely Dan’s “Josie”