Tag: Hooked

Hooked: Zach Person on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Texas Flood”

Hooked: Zach Person on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Texas Flood"

The rising blues-rock riffmeister cops to his early obsession with SRV’s iconic number that consumed his teenage brain and is still infused in his own guitar-playing vocabulary.


Hooked: Laur Joamets on Led Zeppelin’s “Travelling Riverside Blues”

The slick, 6-string gunslinger reveals that Robert Johnson’s slide-guitar classic unlocked open tunings and an electric cover introduced him to Jimmy Page’s “haunting, psychedelic sound.”


Hooked: Nili Brosh on Extreme’s “Decadence Dance”

The Danny Elfman shredder details how an older brother opened her eyes to Nuno Bettencourt’s “funky-metal persuasion” beyond “More Than Words.”


Hooked: Simon McBride on Gary Moore’s “Back on the Streets”

Hooked: Simon McBride on Gary Moore's "Back on the Streets"

The current Deep Purple guitarist explains how he was floored by the song’s speedy pentatonic opening, groovy blues moves, and unique chord choices.


Hooked: Des Rocs on Queen’s “We Will Rock You”

Hooked: Des Rocs on Queen's "We Will Rock You"

Daniel Rocco explains how the News of the World track deconstructed the rock-song formula, compares the opening to Jaws, and praises Brian May’s wizardry.


Hooked: Jason Richardson on Lamb of God and Dream Theater

The All That Remains shredster details two technically challenging riffs that leveled-up his playing and he shouts out the latter for springboarding him into 7-strings.


Hooked: Trivium’s Matt Heafy on In Flames’ “Artifacts of the Black Rain”

Hooked: Trivium's Matt Heafy on In Flames' “Artifacts of the Black Rain"

The heavy metal maven details how music made more sense to him after digesting the swift Swedes coupling of “raw, intense screaming vocals with such beautiful guitar melodies.”


Hooked: Bartees Strange on Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe”

Hooked: Bartees Strange on Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe"

The guitar-playing songwriter compares the emotions of “the spirit entering the church” and first hearing the guitar god’s hypnotic, ragged cover. (And he admits “the steps” riff has seeped into his own jams.)

Emmure Guitarist Josh Travis Talks Meshuggah Polyrythms

Emmure Guitarist Josh Travis Talks Meshuggah Polyrythms

The thoughtful guitarist crowns Chaosphere because of how the Swedes’ pummeling polyrhythms and dynamically-heavy approach challenged his approach to playing.

Hooked: Joey Landreth on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Texas Flood”

Hooked: Joey Landreth on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Texas Flood"

The Canadian guitar slinger recalls the moment that cemented his passion for playing thanks to SRV’s evocative delivery and compelling chord voicings.