They’re not just the tools that built the world in which this very magazine lives. They’re a symbol of creativity, of subversiveness, of heavy metal itself. This month, we celebrate the songs, the solos, the riffs and the legends that helped make the guitar the most iconic instrument in the universe.
We’ve got head-to-heads between some of the biggest and best guitarists in metal discussing their own journeys and what it means to be a guitar hero in 2018. We’ve got world-exclusive, brand new interviews with the likes of Kirk Hammett, Daron Malakian,
Tony Iommi, Steve Vai, Nita Strauss and more. We’ve got Slayer legend
Dave Lombardo paying an emotional tribute to the genius of Jeff Hanneman. And we even got a whole ton of today’s most prominent players to put together their definitive list of the 50 greatest riffs ever. It’s all in the name of raising a fist and a plectrum in salute to the biggest cornerstone of heavy music, and whether you’re a seasoned shredder or simply love a good solo, we hope you enjoy it.
oh, and a special shout out to everyone who came and partied with us at the Golden Gods this month.
Swing by next issue for an extended look inside the biggest party of the summer. our hangovers are