The latest issue of Guitar Interactive, the free digital guitar magazine has been released and it’s loaded to the brim with new video interviews, interactive guitar lessons and reviews of all the latest guitars, amps and pedals. Also, after the success of last month’s offer, every Guitar Interactive subscriber can still claim a FREE copy of the brilliant TAB editing software package Guitar Pro 6!
American guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen is this month’s cover star with an in-depth interview at his LA home studio and a special ‘Kotzen Masterclass’ lesson from Tom Quayle. Other interviews include Free bassist Andy Fraser and Guitar Interactive favourite Steve Hackett returns to talk with Michael Casswell about his new album ‘Genesis Revisited ll’ and to perform an exclusive live session!
There’s more exclusive material on offer as Guitar Interactive are invited to the annual LA Amp Show to sample the latest products and find out what’s new in the world of Amplifiers. Pedals and Guitars. With a whole host of interviews with the brains behind the gear you love including Fractal Audio, Matrix Amplification, Suhr Guitars, Eganter + More….
There’s lots of prizes up for grabs in the competitions section of the mag… Gi are giving away two Wampler pedals and two copies of the new Randy Rhoads biography + find out which lucky reader bagged the Ibanez Steve Vai JEM70V Guitar!
Don’t miss the column features as Andy James, Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, Michael Casswell and Giorgio Serci all continue their technique lessons including tips, tricks and licks to help make you a better guitarist and starting this month, Guitar Idol winner Don Alder joins the Guitar Interactive teaching team to begin his ‘Acoustic Percussion’ series.
Included in the magazine is full downloadable tab for all of the lessons in the usual PDF format and now our new Guitar Pro 6 format so you can start using your FREE software right away (For details on how to claim your copy, visit the downloads page in the magazine).
The rest of the issue is jam packed with reviews including the new Tony Iommi Signture T-100 Laney Amp, Washburn, Rickenbacker, PRS, Hiwatt, Wampler, TC Electronic, Danelectro, Stonebridge and an exclusive review of the new Ibanez Roadcore RC230 Guitar!
If that’s not enough, Gi brings you a Quiet Room special with the new ‘Rise Of The Super-Ukes’ feature – Ukelele expert John Howlett explains why the Ukelele is conquering the world and reviews the best models on the market.
All this is available now and it’s completely FREE! Visit http://www.iguitarmag.com/issue13 to read it now!
REVIEWS_BOOK REVIEWS v
In Gi issues 9 and10 we brought you a Past
Master special feature on the tragically short
but hugely influential career of the great
Randy Rhoads. Despite being just 26 when
he died, Rhoads had already assured himself
a place in guitar history, not least due to his
amazing work with Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard
Of Ozz-era band.
We celebrated Randy’s brief life with a long
lost interview from Gi regular, John Stix,
but now comes an entire book from another
Gi contributor, US journalist Steven Rosen,
working with fellow writer Andrew Klein -
and what a book!
Simply called Randy Rhoads, this is a giant
format, 400 page, full colour tribute to the late
guitarist. It covers Randy’s life and career in
minute detail and is packed with photographs
- many barely, if ever, published before -
alongside reminiscences from musicians
who played with Randy, journalists who
interviewed him, photographers who depicted
his rapid rise to the top and, of course,
plenty of information on Rhoads’ guitars and
equipment, including a contribution from
Grover Jackson, who built many of Randy’s
most memorable guitars.
42 Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 14
By Steve Rosen and Andrew
Published by: Velocity
Publishing Group Inc
Available only from http://
There have been books about Randy Rhoads
before but nothing even approaching this level
of comprehensiveness. Packed with memories,
pictures and love, it’s hard to see how this
book can ever be surpassed as a tribute.
The downside? Books this size (and it’s a
monster) don’t come cheap. Fortunately, we
have two copies to give away in our amazing
free entry competition!