Fresh off our Big Day Out festival, Australian Guitar drops in on Oxford chaps Foals for a chat about all of the important things in life. You know, like using the same guitars as The Grateful Dead and blasting Fleetwood Mac on the tour bus.
When they’re not blasting out their own raucous brand of punk rock, LA’s The Bronx are kicking back with their all-acoustic alter ego Mariachi El Bronx. Australian Guitar goes toe to toe with axeman Joby J. Ford on how to tackle the two diverse styles.
Though we may have gone through hell and high water to get a hold of him, Australian Guitar tracked down the notoriously media-shy Ben Harper so he could open up about working with legends, how he’s learned to live with the music in his head, and the long road to Get Up!
NAMM WRAP UP
Didn’t make it to over to NAMM in the States this year? Never fear, for we sent over our resident guitar guru Peter Hodgson to find out about all the latest gizmos and gadgets available for your guitars, basses, amps and pedals and just about every other piece of equipment you can think of – and it’s an investigation of epic proportions.
Axes in Action: Gary Clark Jr. and Big Day Out
Getting the Blues
Classic Tab: Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”
Fishman Fission Bass Pedal
Traveler Guitar Speedster Standard
DV Mark 403
Fishman Loudbox Mini
Ernie Ball Music Man JP 12
Blackstar ID 260TVP
Fretking Country Squire
Mayones Regius 6
Faith Mercury Scoop Parlour Electro
• Les Gock – Hush
• Mark Gable – The Choirboys
• Steve Flack’s Masters of Rock Guitar – Jimi Hendrix. Pt.2 – Style study solos with tablature and jam tracks.
• Improvising with Steve Flack - Pt.2 – ‘Blue Bossa’ improvisation with tablature and jam tracks.
• Slide Guitar with Steve Flack - Pt.2 – Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) style study with tablature and jam track.
• Hot New Products
• Gear Gallery
• Faith Guitar video review with Dennis Wilson
PLUS COLUMN SUPPORTING TAB, TRACKS & MORE!