The January 1994 issue of “Guitar School” well and truly showed who was on top of the charts.
White Zombie on the cover and transcribed songs from Gin Blossoms, Danzig and of course, White Zombie themselves.
Rob Halford also talked about how he wanted to work with modern guitarists.
Paul Gilbert and Thunder Bays favourite son Billy Sheehan are interviewed and there is a nice U2/The Edge section in which they show The Edge’s favourite U2 riffs with detailed analysis.
Fast forward to June 2006 and you get an issue titled “The New Guitar Gods” but all the songs transcribed are from artists who released material between the 70’s and the 90’s.
You would think one of the new Guitar Gods would get a song transcribed like the 1994 issue.
Lamb Of God guitarists Mark Morton and Will Adler are on the cover. These two dudes are still at it. If LoG is too extreme for ya, check out the solo work of Mark Morton.
The Mars Volta, Dragonforce, Mastodon, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall Jr, Unearth, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against and Bullet For My Valentine round out the list.
The Mars Volta is no more when At The Drive In reformed and then broke up again.
Dragonforce are still around testing the limits of how much super fast shredding can someone be exposed to. For me, not too much and especially not in every song.
Mastodon are still downtuning along and appearing as Free Folk behind the Wall.
Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall Jr had appeared on a lot of albums, especially Bramhall.
Unearth are still going.
The Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine guitarists are still rocking out together while the lead guitar position in Rise Against was reaching Spinal Tap drummer proportions until they settled on one in 2007.
How many of the new breeds from back then did you get into?