Guitar Player Magazine August 2020: Angus Young AC/DC Back In Black

Join us for a 40th-anniversary celebration of AC/DC's 'Back in Black,' the biggest-selling rock album of all time. Angus Young and Brian Johnson recall the full history of the album and tour that put AC/DC back on track to stardom after the death of their frontman Bon Scott. Plus, we explore the history of the Gibson SG, Angus's axe of choice! Also in this issue: Chrissie Hynde and James Walbourne take us behind the making of the Pretenders' new 'Hate for Sale,' an album that sees the group returning to its rock and roll roots. Americana guitarist and songwriter Jason Isbell talks about the making of his latest album, 'Reunions,' and shows us his greatest treasure: the 1959 Les Paul 'Burst once owned by Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King. In acoustic music, multi-instrumentalist and one-time Queens of the Stone Age member Alain Johannes talks about his new album 'Hum,' an evocative and heartfelt disc influenced by the death of his friend Chris Cornell. We also speak with Wayne Krantz, Hamish Anderson and Wolfgang Muthspiel about their latest releases. GEAR ALERT: We dig up a mysterious early 1950s Gibson and get the story behind its life, death and rebirth. Plus we have reviews of the Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster, Celestion F12-X200 speaker, Fishman Acoustic PowerTap series pickups, PRS Tonare Parlor P20E, Pigtronix Infinity Looper 2 and Danelectro 3699 Fuzz pedal. In lessons, learn standard, effective rhythm and chord playing approaches for blues in Blues Comping 101, and discover how to mimic the sweetly weeping sounds of the pedal steel guitar in our Faux Pedal Steel Licks tutorial. We wrap this issue up with Al Di Meola telling the story behind the creation of his fusion-rock masterpiece "Race with Devil on Spanish HIghway".


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