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Interview With Guitarist and Songwriter Eric Mantel

From GIG, LLC archives, we are rebuilding our interview section to offer our readers our full array of guitarist interviews from our past Modern Guitars magazine files and early GI files. Please, enjoy this 2009 interview with guitarist, Eric Mantel. by Matt Baamonde Guitarist Eric Mantel’s music roots lie in the sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. His songwriting talents have been compared to Todd Rundgren, Sting ...

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Interview: Former Black Flag Bassist Chuck Dukowski Discusses New CD6 Album, ‘Haunted’

The Chuck Dukowski Sextet (CD6) -- the creation of former Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski -- is three quarters Dukowski. Chuck handles bass duties; his wife, Lora, sings and creates the band's album artwork; their son, Milo, plays guitar. The family/band released a new album, Haunted, in June through ORG Music (Buy it on iTunes). Chuck recently took time out of his hectic schedule to talk about the new al ...

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INTERVIEW: Shelsmusic’s Mehdi Safa (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we ran the first part of our interview with Shelsmusic’s Mehdi Safa in which we discussed, among other things, how he finds bands and his label’s history with vinyl (you can read that here). In the concluding half of our interview, find out about Shelsmusic Studios, Safa’s views on streaming services like Rdio and Spotify and more. And while you’re perusing his answers ...

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Interview: Guitarist and Songwriter John Parr Discusses His New Album, ‘The Mission’

John Parr, best known for his Stars and Stripes Gibson Les Paul and 1980s hits “Naughty Naughty” and "St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)," has just released The Mission, an album dedicated to the men and women who have served in our armed forces. In addition to his regular tour stops, Parr makes it his mission to donate his time and perform for the troops and their families. Guitar World spoke with Parr from h ...

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Excerpt: Steve Vai and Tosin Abasi on Why Six Strings Isn’t Enough

The following in an excerpt taken from the September 2012 issue of Guitar World. For the full story, as well as features on Rush, Meshuggah, Periphery and more, pick up the issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. To ask the devil’s advocate question, why ain’t six strings enough? ABASI: It’s a weird question. If you had a five-string guitar, you would produce music on that. VAI: Six is enough, and ...

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Interview: MARDUK’s Morgan “Evil” Håkansson on “Serpent Sermon” and jogging to black metal

Twelve albums in on a 22-year-old career and Swedish black metallers Marduk can still be relied upon 100 per cent to stick to the program and deliver a typically iconoclastic tour de force, touching upon all the genre essentials, anti-hymns to send toes curling in the Vatican and throughout Christendom. Serpent Sermon is pound for pound the most scabrous piece of BM orthodoxy that twelve bucks can buy. Here ...

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