Guitar Player - May 2016 - Ritchie Blackmore
Guitar Player’s feature story for May is on Ritchie Blackmore. The heavy rock legend breaks his long-standing silence and discusses Purple, Rainbow, Strats, Marshalls, and much more! Bonus! Brian May, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, and others pay tribute to the 6-string sorcerer.
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: Snarky Puppy, Rick Springfield and Julian Lage
Riffs: Andy Timmons talks John Lennon, Steve Hunter reminisces about Berlin, we get a lesson in trademark law, Jim Campilongo spins vinyl, and more!
Classic Ad: Marshall (from the April 1978 issue of GP)
Frets: Zakk Wylde
Review – Giannini Craviola
Vintage Excerpt Scruggs Style Banjo (from the January 1984 issue of Frets)
Lessons: Feature Lesson – Eric Clapton’s Slowhand at 70
New Column: Music Reading. Reading is fundamental! This month, Digging deeper!
Classic Riff – Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”