Articles by Jude Gold
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June 2016 Issue of Guitar Player Magazine

Cover story to the June 2016 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Mister Fantastic

With guitar supergroup generation axe on tour and a new double album on the way, Steve Vai finds himself stretched thin in 2016. And he’s loving it. READ MORE >

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James Valentine of Maroon 5

Cover story to the November 2015 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook Perfect the Art of Melded Metal

“If there’s a 50/50 chance of survival, I’m in,” says Zoltan Bathory. It’s a fitting qualifier, because of Bathory’s many passions in life, playing raucous rock shows with Five Finger Death Punch is probably the least dangerous... READ MORE >

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James Valentine of Maroon 5

Cover story to the June 2014 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Lifers—Zakk Wylde & Dario Lorina

It’s no secret that Zakk Wylde has, at times, been a bit of a rock and roll wild man (no pun intended). He is, after all, the guy who once totaled a golf cart backstage in Detroit, and, in his drinking days, would open beer cans on stage at Ozzfest... READ MORE >

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James Valentine of Maroon 5

Feature article in the November 2012 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Maroon 5's James Valentine Modern Pop/Funk Guitar

WITH A VINTAGE STEINWAY IN HIS LIVING room, a view of downtown Los Angeles, a veritable Noah’s Ark of music gear in his home studio, and his band, Maroon 5, enjoying multi-platinum... READ MORE >

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Guitar Player Magazine cover with Bx3

Cover story to an issue of Bass Player magazine.

Rolling Thunder: Stuart Hamm, Jeff Berlin & Billy Sheehan Bring The Big Bottom With Bx3

Stuart Hamm doesn’t scare easily. And if he’s trembling at all, standing here outside his rehearsal space one blustery March day in San Francisco... READ MORE >

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Guitar Player Magazine cover with John Petrucci

Cover story to the March 2012 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Drama King: John Petrucci, DreamTheater, and the Eternal Quest for Sonic Gratification

WHEN YOU POP DREAM THEATER'S new disc, A Dramatic Turn of Events [Roadrunner], into your computer, the genre classification iTunes assigns it is "metal."... READ MORE >

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Guitar Player Magazine cover with Guthrie Govan

Cover story to the July 2011 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Guthrie Govan Takes the Reins in Prog Rock's Rowdy New Democracy

“Guthrie Govan gives shred a good name,” says Paul Gilbert. “It’s absolutely heartwarming to hear someone play super fast and have musical depth to match. What a breath of fresh air.” ... READ MORE >

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Guitar Player Magazine covber with Slash

Cover story to the June 2008 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Hustle & Flow

Slash Reflects on His Astonishing Rise from Seedy Bars to Soccer Stadiums to the Xbox 360

When you’re a bona fide guitar hero, you get offered some interesting gigs. That’s how, for example, Slash found himself in a huge video studio wearing ... READ MORE >

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Guitar Player Magazine cover with Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley cover story in the March 2009 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

Shut Up And Play Your Guitar:
On Play, Brad Paisley Lets His Telecaster Do the Talking

“MAN, IF YOU GET HOT ENOUGH, YOU CAN TAKE AN INSTRUMENTAL to number one.” These are the words of the late, great Buck Owens ... READ MORE >

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Photo by Jude Gold

Wylde at Heart
Unleash your inner guitar hero with
Zakk Wylde’s show-stoppingriffs

IF THE PHRASE “less is more” we re a can of
beer, Zakk Wylde would crack it open against his skull, guzzle the contents, and then crush the empty aluminum shell with one hand. Next, staring menacingly at the crowd like a caged lion, the ferociousguitarist would launch into a cadenza ... READ MORE (PDF) pdf file >