Still a cult figure outside of the guitar world, Danny Gatton was the ‘player’s player’, a genius who mastered every genre he touched before tragically taking his own life
Roy Buchanan inspired Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and Joe Bonamassa, but suffered a life of addiction and died a bluesman’s death
The men and women who built rock'n'roll all had their favourite weapons, and this series tells their stories
BB King left behind the racism of rural Mississippi to become the King Of The Blues. Here's his incredible story in his own words…
BB King’s early 70s prison album attempts to shiv his iconic ’65 Live At The Regal and replace it as top dog. We keep a look-out for the guards.
It's a long way to the shops if you wanna sound like Malcolm Young, the much-missed rhythm genius of AC/DC. But, for those of you about to rock, we have the know-how...
No bunch of white kids from London ever had more right to play the blues than The Rolling Stones. This is their top ten greatest blues tracks...
The guitars, amp and pedal you need to mount the tonal stairway to the ultimate early Led Zeppelin sound
During a long career, BB King recorded some of the most important blues albums of all time – and its greatest treasure
Duane Allman is justly lauded for his work with his Brothers, but there’s more to the legacy of the doomed guitarist than At Fillmore East.
Built for country master Chet Atkins, the big orange Gretsch G6120 is the ultimate rockabilly guitar, and it helped an old mod create some of the greatest British rock records of all time...
Often dismissed as a disappointing follow-up to its predecessor, David Lee Roth’s Skyscraper is a scorching album from one of rock’s greatest, albeit short-lived, partnerships
Dismissed as a joke when first released in 1958, the mighty Gibson Explorer would have to wait twenty years before it fell into the right hands.
Born into the rock'n'roll era, then brutally dispatched in the 60s by Pete Townshend, the Rickenbacker 330 finally achieved true iconic status at the hands of an angry young Mod from Woking
Randy Rhoads not only helped Ozzy Osbourne cut his greatest records, he aided the evolution of guitar design with his his custom-built Jackson, arguably the greatest metal machine of them all
When Gibson pulled together a cheaper version of its '54 Les Paul, the result was the Junior, a stripped down tone machine that became an icon in the hands of New York Doll Johnny Thunders
Gibson's second greatest guitar has fuelled some of the greatest tones in rock history, from BB King to Eric Clapton and Dave Grohl. Here's how a modified jazz box changed the world...
We choose the best from the hip-swivelling, parent-baiting truck driver who became the undisputed King Of Rock’n’Roll
Once dismissed as a "toilet seat with strings" the Fender Telecaster rode out a difficult birth to conquer country, blues and rock, and become the most important electric guitar of all