Total Guitar


Total Guitar is a monthly magazine in the UK. The magazine claims to be the best selling guitar magazine in Europe. The magazine regularly contains tablature to (mostly rock) songs, reviews of guitar equipment, interviews with various bands or guitarists and tuition tips for guitarists of various skill levels. The magazine also comes with a free CD in each issue that contains backing tracks and demonstration tracks to accompany the magazine's tablature. (wikipedia)
Currently published by Future plc with other guitar magazines like Guitarist, Guitar Player, Guitar Techniques, Guitar World, Australian Guitar and Bass Player.

1996 September

Issue 22

Frank Zappa: The Re-Issues
The story behind Zappa's two greatest albums
Apostrophe & One Size Fits All
Tim Tucker, 2 pp

Free CD

Frank Zappa – San Ber'dino


2004 May

Issue 122

Rewind: Frank Zappa
By Steven Rosen, pp 76-79

Edited interview with Frank Zappa, originally published in Guitar Player, January 1977.


2013 Winter

Issue 238

The A-Z Of Prog Guitar
Z Zappa, Frank: Frankly Brilliant

p 56

"Frank would write music for me to play that just had no business being performed on a guitar," Steve Vai told TG of his years as Zappa's 'stunt guitarist'. Jumping from classical-inspired sound collages to extended jazz-fusion improvisations, this was a band who lived without rules, helmed by a songwriter who played without limits. Though the mustachioed one died of prostate cancer in 1993, his son Dweezil's Zappa Plays Zappa tribute tours bring that questing spirit back from the grave.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba