Master of Picking – The secrets of James Hetfield’s extraordinary right hand technique

  Few things in life are certain, but one thing you can be confident is always true: James Hetfield is the goddamn balls when it comes to rhythm guitar. He’s a fantastic songwriter, singer and frontman, but for me, the magic of James always resided somewhere in his right hand and his uncanny ability to…

Astounding isolated ‘Hot for Teacher’ EVH guitar track

If you’ve ever wondered what the big deal with Eddie Van Halen is, but have never quite managed to ‘get it’, this isolated track from classic VH album ‘1984’ should tell you everything you need to know. Tone, attitude and, my god, those chops, made all the more amazing by the fact that Eddie was…