Behind the Curtain with Grover Jackson of the Jackson Guitars Empire

Behind the Curtain with Grover Jackson of the Jackson Guitars Empire

Grover Jackson is so much more than someone who simply builds guitars. Grover dreams guitars. Conjures guitars. Grover becomes his guitars. Yes, this probably sounds fanciful, poetic, nostalgic and even a bit hyperbolic. Maybe I say these things because I’ve known this wood whisperer now for 35 years and I’m friends with him and though […]

Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright, articulate and totally willing to immerse himself in the moment. That is, when he was sitting there with you his mind wasn’t somewhere else though […]

Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some bona fide guitar heroes still know to how to shred for real. In the pantheon of rock guitar gods, few loom larger — figuratively and […]