THE 1999 READER’S POLL
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311
Nick Hexum and Tim Mahoney drop da bomb on Transistor, the dub-heavy follow-up to their double Platinum "blue" album.

311
Guitarists Nicholas Hexum and Timothy Mahoney explain the origins of their unique rock/rap hybrid.

60 MINUTES:
Robby Krieger picks his ultimate mix tape.

25 Things Every Guitarist Must Know
Guitar World has crunched the many do's and don'ts of guitar existence into 25 hardheaded, clearly wrought maxims.

AC/DC
Nearly two decades after Bon Scott's premature death, Angus Young and his AC/DC cohorts honor the vocalist with Bonfire, a four-CD box of outtakes and rarities.

AC/DC
Bonfire, the AC/DC box set, is coming in November. A collection of rare live and studio recordings it was designed as a tribute to the bands original singer, the late Bon Scott.

Aerosmith Part I
The members of Aerosmith take a disc-by-disc journey though the albums that made them America's greatest hard rock band. Part one of two.

Aerosmith Part II
The members of Aerosmith take a disc-by-disc journey though the albums that made them America's greatest hard rock band. Part two of two

Alice In Chains
Jerry Cantrell, guitarist for moody metalheads Alice In Chains talks about his band's new eponymous record.

Allman Brothers
Founding member Dickey Betts and his trusty sidekick Warren Haynes sit down with GW's Alan Paul take stock in 25 years.

Luther Allison 1939-1997
After finally reaching the peak of his career, Blues guitarist Luther Allison lost his battle with cancer in August of this year.

DIMBAG DARRELL
What’s new with Pantera. Plenty of ass-kicking shit, says Dimebag Darrell.

Duane Allman

Gregg Allman pays tender tribute to the memory of his brother, Duane, bottleneck king.

B.B.King
When he isn't playing blackjack or keno, septuagenarian blues legend B.B. King spends most of his time on the road-squeezing Lucille until she screams.

The Beatles - Part I
In a GWO exclusive,Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr-recall how, with John Lennon, they changed music and made history. Part one of two.

The Beatles-Part II
In a GWO exclusive, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr-recall how, with John Lennon, they changed music and made history. Part two of two.

Nuno Bettencourt
To shred or not to shred? For his part, former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has opted to shed the shred on Schizophonic, his debut solo album.

The Black Crowes
Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson explains the sound behind the recent, bewitching "Three Snakes and One Charm".

Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac strongman Lindsey Buckingham is an acoustic wizard-and a rock and roll giant .

Bush
Nigel Pulsford and Gavin Rossdale take a brutally honest look at their contemporaries and examine their new release, "Razorblade Suitcase".

Jerry Cantrell
Jerry Cantrell releases his first solo album, and frees himself from the monumental bog that is Alice in Chains."

Clutch
It's been a long, strange trip for Clutch. Guitarist Tim Sult talks about their third and latest album, The Elephant Riders.

Kurt Cobain
Guitar World's Jeff Gilbert talked to Kurt just as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" started wafting through the country's airwaves back in late 1991.

Kurt Cobain Part 1
The never-before-published interview Kurt Cobain gave British rock journalist Jon Savage in July, 1993. Part one of three

Kurt Cobain Part 2
Less than a year before his death, Kurt Cobain gave an extensive, no holds barred interview to British journalist Jon Savage.Part two of three.

Kurt Cobain Part 3
In part three of a never-before-published interview, Kurt discusses In Utero, reflects on his rage, and vows to keep making music as long as it remains fun.

Billy Corgan And Eddie Van Halen Part 1
In part one of this exclusive GW interview, two of rock's most influential players sit down to talk about life, the universe and everything else.

Billy Corgan And Eddie Van Halen Part 2
The conclusion of the discussion between two of guitardom's most valuable players.

The Cure
Rock's gothfather, Robert Smith gives his honest assessments of the Cure's various incarnations..

Days of the New
Knock on Wood: Days of the New show why acoustic guitars aren't just for wusses anymore. Deep, dark and detuned.

Death Metal
Today, there are a variety of underground metal styles. At the risk of oversimplification, here is an overview of some of the key styles.

The Deftones
The Sacramento, California-based quartet, The Deftones, has just released Around the Fur, the follow-up to their 1995 Maverick debut, Adrenaline.

The Deftones
MTV passed, radio said "no thanks," still these California extremists could be on the brink of becoming the next big thing.

The Doors
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger takes you track by track through The Doors Box Set, featuring previously unreleased live recordings, B-Sides and other rarities.

The Doors
Jim Morrison lit the world on fire, but it was guitarist Robby Krieger who supplied the matches. In this classic interview, Krieger looks back and assesses the Doors' career.

Dream Theater
Dream Theater suppresses the urge to shred and delivers Falling into Infinity, their most disciplined album to date.

Steve Earle
Steve Earle's new release, El Corazon, also on E Squared/Warner Bros., is the first record he's ever written "100 percent clean."

John Fogerty
For more than a decade, the man who gave the world "Proud Mary" and "Fortunate Son" was silent. But now John Fogerty is back-and he's got a chooglin' new album.

Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl and Pat Smear praise their new old-fashioned group effort, The Colour and the Shape.

Billy Gibbons
Grab your ax and strap on your seatbelt as the inimitable Reverend Billy G. leads us on a fabulous odyssey across the globe in search of guitars wild, weird and wonderful.

David Gilmour
In this classic interview, David Gilmour reflects on his creative partnership with Roger Waters and his own role in making Pink Floyd one of rock's most innovative bands.

Goldfinger
This La- based ska band took some time from their grueling tour schedule and teamed up with Janes Addiction producer Dave Jerden to record thier second full album-Hang-Ups.

Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy speaks frankly of his cars, bars and turbulent reign as king of the Chicago blues guitar. And he gives his impressions on some of his favorite recordings.

Greenday
Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, give their brutally honest opinions on everything from Alice In Chains, to the Six Pistols and why Green Day canceled a tour.

Guitar World Poll
Check out if your favorite players took top honors for best solo, best album or most valuable player in the 1996 Guitar World Readers Poll.

HARDGORE: THE STORY OF RIGGS
How Rob zombie found his terror-ific guitarist.

Jimi Hendrix
The Hendrix family takes Guitar World on an exclusive tour of their vaults, where a thousand reels worth of Jimi's unreleased work are waiting to be unveiled.

John Lee Hooker
In this extraordinary blues-power summit, Judah Bauer of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion interviews John Lee Hooker as he releases his new album, Healing Game.

Tony Iommi And James Hetfeild
The metal masterminds behind Black Sabbath and Metallica come together in this classic GW interview to survey the carnage they've created.

Janes Addiction
Jane's Addiction is back-if only temporarily-and they got Flea with 'em. Dave Navarro and the bass man rap about the good old days and their bad old ways.

Eric Johnson
The Texas tone ranger returns-finally-with Venus Isle. The inside lowdown on what took him so long--and why the follow up Ah Via Musicom was worth the wait.

Judas Priest
Jugulator, Judas Priest's new record, is a brutal beast that makes the band's seminal 1982 album Screaming For Vengeance sound like Warrant's Cherry Pie.

Kiss
o celebrate the triumphant return of the kings of rock bombast and theatrical excess, Guitar World Online presents the ultimate interview with Ace, Paul, Peter and Gene.

KMFDM
Anyone who says that guitars and dance music don't mix hasn't heard KMFDM, who have been combining these elements for more than a decade.

Korn
Guitarists James Shaffer and Brian Welch explain why Korn one of the most interesting and vibrant bands in metal.

Led Zeppelin
When Led Zeppelin returned with the BBC Sessions, Jimmy Page only granted one interview to discuss this new project. Guess who got it.

Live
Guitarist Chad Taylor spills the beans about Live's third album, Secret Samadhi, and his recently honed guitar skills.

Lollapolooza
A full history of the nineties rock festival which helped bring the underground into suburban living rooms from coast to coast.

Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen takes Bach to the future on two new albums, Facing the Animal and his groundbreaking Concerto Suite for Electrical Guitar and Orchestra in Eb Minor, Op.1.

Marilyn Manson
What has green hair, black lipstick and a pink feather boa? The sick puppies that make up the industro-crunch outfit Marilyn Manson. Daisy Berkowitz explains himself.

Marilyn Manson
Shock, rattle and roll: these Florida death metallers team up with NIN's Trent Reznor and prepare to bring shock rock into the living rooms of middle America.

Dave Matthews Band
Matthews explains how he came to front a pop band featuring jazz and classical musicians and but no electric guitar. And how they sold three-million albums.

Megadeth
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman, talk about artistic integrity, family values, and Mustaine's thoughts on a Metallica reunion.

Megadeth
Megadeth high priest Dave Mustaine and Minister Marty Friedman return with Megadeth's latest, Cryptic Warnings.

METAL DETECTOR

Metallica
Metallica serves up Re-Load, another batch of mid-tempo rockers and eclectic shockers sure to elicit their fans' wrath. And they don't give a fuck.

Metallica
The music world has a lot since since Metallica released the "black album." Thier new album "Load" proves that they were paying attention every step of the way.

Metallica
In 1991, Metallica made their ultimate metallic statement, the black album. James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett shed light on the masterpiece.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Bosstones guitarist Nate Albert recently discussed technique, dancing and the importance of dodging airborne panties.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Skacore hit men the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are on their way to a theater near you. Be prepared.

Ministry
What inspiration lies behind Al Jourgensen's music: "I make a Ministry record when my manager says, 'You have no money. Get in the studio.'

Alanis Morrisette
GWO caught up with Alanis and guitarists Nick Lashley and Jessie Tobias backstage at a recent gig.

Dave Navarro
Chili Peppers' guitarist Dave Navarro explains why the best musical direction for him to follow is none at all.

Nirvana
The definitive guide to Kurt Cobain's grungy pawn shop prizes and turbo-chargedstomp boxes.

Oasis
Mix some catchy riffs with some equally large egos, and you've got Oasis, the most successful British to invade our shores in a long time.

Offspring
Since signing with Columbia, the Offspring have been called "sell-outs" and "leeches." But frontman Dexter Holland and guitarist Noodles say they're just takin' care of business.

Our Lady Peace
Our Lady Peace guitarist Mike Turner talks about the new album, 'Clumsey', and the challenges of breaking through in the States.

Ozzy Osbourne
Eternally indecisive Black Prince Of Metal, says that the news of his retirement has been greatly exaggerated

Ozzy Osbourne
With plans to start his own record label and to reprise this year's successful Ozz Fest tour next summer, Ozzy is a man possessed.

Ozzie Osbourne Meets Marilyn Manson
Guitar World arranged for these two titans of demonic shock rock to meet for the very first time, via a conference call.

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
When ex-Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunited for the taping of MTV's 1994 Unled-ed special, most fans assumed that it was too good to last.

Jimmy Page Part I
Check out the first installment of Guitar World Online's exclusive, extensive interviews with Jimmy Page about Led Zeppelin's entire studio output.

Jimmy Page Part II
In the second installment of this exclusive multi-part interview Jimmy explains the inspiration and some behind-the-scenes dirt of Led Zeppelin's second and third albums.

Jimmy Page Part III
Jimmy tells a number of other secrets in the final installment of our exclusive interview.

Pantera
When Pantera headed to Mexico city to open for their heroes in Kiss, Guitar world's Jeff gilbert was there. It was an experience neither he nor you will soon forget.

Pantera
"Our fans know that we ain't gonna let them down and we haven't," bellows Dimebag Darrell, blasting Pantera's new The Great Southern Trendkill.

Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam yield to the notion that united they stand and divided they fall.

Pennywise
Unlike other punk icons, Pennywise proudly retain their indie label status. Fletcher Dragge talks about "Full Circle" and the death of bassist Jason Thirsk .

PENNYWISE
Twist and Shout

John Petrucci
The Liquid Tension Experiment album features John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy , Tony Levin , and Jordan Rudess.

Phish
Trey Anastasio offers a learned discourse on the esoteric underpinnings of successful group improvisation.

Phish
On "Billy Breathes", Phish have finally focused their live ambitions and grandiosity down to a manageable studio size.

Pietasters
The East Coast ska scene is finally getting its due, thanks in part to The Pietasters whose debut album-Willis-is released nationwide in October.

The Pixies
With their whisper-to-a-scream dynamics and twisted pop sensibility, Black Francis and the Pixies unwittingly spawned a generation of alternative rockers.

The Presidents Of The United States Of America
With their silly songs and bizarre guitars, the Presidents of the U.S.A.emerge as Seattle's latest frontrunners.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Rage Against The Machine
It's time to crown a new king of the guitar throne, a hero for the Nineties. In the eyes of many, RATM's Tom Morello is the most likely candidate for a coronation.

Rage Against The Machine
Tom Morello is, simultaneously, both the number one God of Heavy Metal Thunder and America's highest profile Marxist revolutionary.

Rancid Meets Joey Ramone
Rancid's Lars Frederiksen and Tim Armstrong genuflect at the feet of their fatherly master, Joey Ramone, and scream, "We're not worthy! "

Rammstein
Incendiary German industrial metal magnates Rammstein prepare to burn America alive.

Recycler
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx and ELO Part II enjoy life after major label death with new albums on CMC International.

REM
Peter Buck celebrates the release of New Adventures In Hi-Fi with his most extensive interview ever, documenting, R.E.M.'s entire recording career.

Keith Richards Part 1
Keith Richards, the man with nine lives and five strings, riffs on a new Stones album and some old friends.

Keith Richards Part 2
In part two of this GWO Exclusive, Keef, the man with nine lives and five strings, keeps on riffing on the new Stones album and some old friends.

Keith Richards
Keith talks about the release of the Stones new live album,"Stripped", and its upcoming tour.

Rush
Rush's music has adopted many different forms. Their new effort, "Test For Echo", combines all of these attributes. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson explain.

Carlos Santana
The man, the myth, the legend-gazing into the spiritual eye of Latin guitar great, Carlos Santana.

Joe Satriani
Just because virtuoso Joe Satriani believe that sucess is a gift that can't be manufactured doesn't mean he hasn't worked his ass off in achieving it.

Sepultura
Thrash favorites Sepultura have released a new album called "Roots" Guitarist Andreas Kisser talks about the albums exploration of the bands South American culture.

Seven String Summit
Korn's Munky and Incubus' Mark Einziger worship at the feet of shred lord Steve Vai, King of the Seven String.

Sex Pistols
Bonding in their mutual disregard for almost everyone and everything else, Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones reveal what it's like to kiss and make up.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
With his second album, The Trouble Is..., a maturing Kenny Wayne Shepherd boldly lays claim to the throne of the blues Kings.

Silverchair
"We decided to start a band because we were bored." The band explains how thier high school leisure activities evolved into multiplatinum success.

Skrew
Skrew's latest album, Angel Seed XXIII (Metal Blade), was largely inspired by band founder Adam Grossman's 1995 accident.

Smashmouth
Smashmouths unique and seemingly schitzophrenic sound may be hard to define, but thats just the way they like it.

Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan and James Iha discuss the band's brilliant new double album "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness."

Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan teams up with James Iha to dissect the Pumpkins new B-side/singles collection "The Aeroplane Flies High" track by track.

Southern Culture on the Skids
Southern Culture on the Skids take their dixie-fried, cheapo-guitar, hard-rockin attitude from the stage to the studio.

Son Volt
Jay Farrar explains why his old band, Uncle Tupelo, met its untimely demise, and talks about his new band, Son Volt.

Soundgarden
Kim Thayil reveals the less-than-explosive truth: Soundgarden went out with a whimper not a bang.

Soundgarden Box Set
Dry your grungy tears, Soundgarden fans:-a 16-track "best of" compilation by the Seattle grunge juggernaut is about to hit the streets.

Soundgarden
Seattle journalist Grant Alden looks back at the vibrant life and unhappy demise of grunge institution Soundgarden.

Soundgarden
Kim Thayil talks about the new album, "Down on the Upside", and how he wishes people would stop calling Soundgarden's music "grunge."

Space Monkeys
'To me, it's all about energy and technology,' says Space Monkeys frontman Richard McNevin-Duff.

Sting
Vic Garbarini asks Sting about his latest album, Mercury Falling, why the Police broke up and how he came into the habit of playing Bach on the lute.

Stone Temple Pilots Vs Jawbox
What do mainstream hard rockers STP and hardcore pioneers Jawbox have in common? Would you believe a shared passion for King Crimson and AC/DC?

Sublime
The late Brad Nowell could have had it all: family, fortune and rock superstardom. Instead, he hocked it all for a needle and a spoon.

Talk Show
With volatile vocalist Scott Weiland on leave, the three remaining members of STP make the pilot for their very own Talk Show.

The Tea Party
The Tea Party mix Indian, electronica and ear-shattering hard rock to surprisingly good effect.

Eddie Van Halen
Dave was never really in, Sammy's definitely, finally out and, yes, Gary Cherone is really, truly in. All this and much, much more--all right from the horse's mouth. King Ed speaks.

Steve Vai
Extra, extra, read all bout it! Steve Vai defies conventional wisdom and sings, despite his own admission that "there are a lot of people who don't want to hear any sounds emanating from my mouth."

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Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute
GW looks back at the event that brought together Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt and Double Trouble to pay tribute to SRV.

Mike Watt
Mike Watt talks about his new release, Contemplating the Engine Room.

The Who
Pete Townshend, destroyer of guitars and musical convention, offers the final word on the Who's tumultuous three-decade career.

ZZ Top
ZZ Top have returned to their roots on Rhythmeen, their rawest and rudest album in many a moon. Billy Gibbons explains what it all means.

Wanted Man
Warren Haynes has become the most in-demand guitarist in straight-ahead rock. This summer, he will be featured in Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers Band and Phil and Friends. He’ll spend the rest of time in the studio with the likes of John Paul Jones and John Entwistle. In a Guitar World Online exclusive interview, Haynes breaks it all down.



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