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In The Style Of Glenn Frey

The musical career of Glenn Frey was marked from the beginning by his objective to form a band similar to his idols Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, but the Eagles, who were the result of that obsession, didn’t end up sounding much like their heros, nonetheless what they did was to create one of the most successful American bands in history, and...

In The Style Of Brad Paisley

We focus this week on the figure of a true ‘king of the record sales’ as far as this century goes, especially in his country of origin, the United States, which is mainly where they are still selling records at this stage of the game. Besides that commercial merit he has an added merit related to our wonderful world of the six strings, and...

In The Style Of Steve Lukather

Today we meet on the road a man who would be legendary simply because of the fact that he has played live with artists such as Paul McCartney, Ringo, and Aretha Franklin, for having recorded guitar work on the best records of Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Donna Summer, or for having cut and shared phrasing with some of his 6-string friends like...

In The Style Of Bob Weir

We have to talk today about the dead, specifically one very alive, Bob Weir, the man who played 'the other' guitar of the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia had all the fame, and his death in 1995 made him forever a legend, while Bob Weir took all the girls (it seems an honor that no one in the band can argue with him). Weir has carried the legacy of...

In The Style Of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When in the year 2012 Brittany Howard introduced herself to the world leading her own band, the Alabama Shakes, with her Gibson SG hanging off her shoulder, her image caused a big impact among ordinary mortals. She was a robust black American woman who played guitar and sang her own songs that captured the attention onstage of a band that was far...

In The Style Of Roy Buchanan

We focus this week on what was probably the most argued about absence on our 'Masters of the Telecaster' list: Roy Buchanan. You asked for it, you demanded it, some of you might have even got pissed off about it ... and we feel it a lot. Consequently, we promised you an 'In the style of', not to seek forgiveness for our profanity but at least...

Nuno Bettencourt's pedalboard

We are going to focus this article on the pedals of one of the most acclaimed guitarists in the last 30 years. We’re talking about a guy idolised by the masses, but we want to emphasise especially the name he’s made for himself among his kind, which is to say, he is one of the most supported guitarists among the egos of guitar heroes in the...

In The Style Of Joe Perry

Do you recall our article on guitarists who use just one guitar? Well, we didn’t mention Joe Perry there, that’s for sure, and for obvious reasons. There aren’t enough trucks on the planet to load all his guitars and amps that he takes on the road with Aerosmith. He’s definitely not good at choosing; he wants them all, and he has them...

In The Style Of Freddie King

We’re back from vacation with an authentic giant, in every sense of the word, the most visceral blues ever created and which, in case you hadn’t guessed yet, it’s the only blues we like. And we like Freddie King... a lot. There are many guitarists from the 60s who took him as their unknown teacher, starting with Mr. Eric Clapton, followed by...

In The Style Of Buddy Guy

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we give you a guy who has played with Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter, among many other real blues legends and has been one of the main or the main influence for Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. Are we exaggerating? Not at all, we are talking...

In The Style Of Thurston Moore

If you have a band that is different from all the others, it is most likely that you achieve a different sound from the rest by drawing on something that is not too common. That's exactly what Thurston Moore did at the beginning of the 80s with his band Sonic Youth; we do not know if he did it on purpose or because he could not get hold of...

In The Style Of Johnny Thunders

Perhaps the only thing you need to get that Johnny Thunders tone is anything looking like a pickup plugged into anything similar to a pickup plugged into a potentiometer knob set to full volume...but remember, that won’t even come close to what you’ll need to be Johnny Thunders; and that’s something that the innumerable imitators of our...

In The Style of Richie Sambora

We dive straight into it this week with the gear of one of the guitar heroes that our beloved 80s brought us, and everything that that involves, which is to say, a great arsenal of fireworks added to the sound of a guitar. However our protagonist today, Mr. Richie Sambora far exceeds the tackiness test that prevailed in those years and left us...

In The Style of Robbie Robertson

Very few guitarists have been able to go down in history either because of their own work fronting their own band or for their session work in the studio and tours with other artists. Today we come across one of the clearest examples of this race of musicians, Mr. Robbie Robertson, who deserves a spot on our pedestal just for accompanying Bob Dylan...

In The Style of Chet Atkins

It wasn’t too many weeks ago that we gave tribute in this section to Mr. Les Paul, and today it’s his contemporary’s turn who he has so many things in common with; the first being his mastery of the guitar that made him revered and copied by almost all guitarists of his time and in his style, all those who came after; the second is his...

In The Style of Paul McCartney

Now is the moment to dive into the world of the four strings again, and what better way to do that than to talk about the most important rock legend who inhabits planet Earth today: Sir Paul McCartney. I do not need to comment on the unanimous decision since the 60s about who is the most influential band in history or about the two young...

In The Style of Les Paul

So maybe you’re less than 30 years old, you are a millennial and you don’t yet know that the lovely signature on the head of your precious Gibson Les Paul isn’t exactly the president of the company, but rather it belongs to the man who designed it over 60 years ago. And it might even surprise you if I say that he was not just one of greatest...

In The Style of Matt Bellamy

The detail; without doubt in the really classic guitarists we like the detail. That's why we can melt, discuss, repeat over and over again and speak for hours about one or two notes by Albert King while sometimes overlook the incredible things that a guy like Matt Bellamy does in each song he plays. It should also be mentioned that he does...

In The Style of Tom Morello

We have read so much over the years about the evolution of the electric guitarist and specifically about whether the evolution of this specimen has long since reached its splendor and now we all are just satisfied sounding more or less the same as our favourite legends...well, the case of Mr. Tom Morello makes it clear that there is light  at...