#108 – Mike Molenda – Guitar Heroes of the 70s

Mike Molenda - Guitar Heroes of the 70s

How on earth do you whittle down a list of the Greatest Guitarists of the 1970s to fit in one book?

Mike Molenda has been the editor of Guitar Player magazine since 1998.  He’s just put together Guitar Player Presents Guitar Heroes of the 70’s, a collection of classic interviews with 40 of the most influential guitarists that helped shape that decade.  Included in the book are familiar heavyweights like Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, and Pete Townshend.  Also featured are lesser-known axemen like Mick Ronson, Larry Coryell, and Lenny Breau.  Icon Fetch talks with Molenda about how he whittled the list down to just 40, how he chose which interviews to use, and his personal favorites