Guitar Player - June 2016 - Generation Axe

Guitar Player - June 2016 - Generation Axe

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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

           Marko Topchii

           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’sJosie