He’s the riff-writing musical chaperone of country’s hottest act – and a devotee of road-ready vintage guitars. Meet John Osborne! We also introduce you to this year’s winners in the VG Readers’ Choice awards and VG Hall of Fame inductees. Fan favorites all, we’re proud to honor Pete Townshend, Peter Green, Roger Mayer, Eric Johnson, George Benson, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, and Albert Lee.
Plus, we tell you about new musical projects with Jon Butcher, Scott Holt, Anthony Gomes, John Knowles, Mike Molnar, Jorge Calderon, and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. This month’s “Pop ’N Hiss” speaks with Ace Frehley about the greatness that is Kiss Alive! and our instrument profiles dig into the ’64 Silvertone 1448 Amp-in-Case, Gibson’s pre-war Nick Lucas, Weymann guitars, and the ’75 Carvin CM95.
Our “Hit List” reviewers screen music worth a listen, including the latest from Rolling Stones, Joe Satriani, Lefty Frizzell, Glen Campbell, Lindsey Buckingham, and others. And to help you choose the best new stuff for your rig, there’s VG Approved Gear. It’s all in the April issue, available now!