GUITARDED – a 4 part series dedicated to the music and life of the “Guitar Hero” is about to launch! Radio 1’s Rock Show / Lock Up DJ Mike Davies will be guiding us all through in-depth interviews, sessions, lessons and live music from some of the best known guitarists around – this includes Steve Vai, Slash, Brian May, SLIPKNOT, Noel Gallagher, Lost Prophets, Datsuns, Graham Coxon, Brody Dalle, Andy Summers, Joe Satriani, Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Kerry King, Jimmy Page, Zakk Wylde, Auf Der Maur, Sid Vicious, Zakk Wylde, Robert Smith, Guthrie Govan, Gary Moore, John Squire, Jim Marshall, Fender, Gibson, Vox, Peavey, James Dean Bradfield, Aziz, Iron Maiden, Cooper Temple Clause, Ash, The Rapture, Mogwai, John Peel – the list goes on and on : Find out how the stars really came up their classic hooks and licks – Find out how the biggest names in guitar, practice and achieve their monster sounds – Listen to the ultimate selection of guitar based music – An absolute must for any rock fans or aspiring musicians. They have also raided the BBC archives and have exhumed rare interviews and sessions from Clapton, Angus Young, Tommi Iommi, Mark Knopfler, Paul McCartney, Keef Richards, Pete Townshend and Hendrix (including a very rare jingle that Hendrix wrote for Radio 1 back in the day we are told!). They have spoken to guitar manufacturers, amplifier manufacturers, fx pedal manufacturers and and more to get the real low down on what really does make the best set ups and best value for money for any aspiring rock musicians. They have spoken to all the major guitar magazines about all the latest guitar trends, buying figures and more… In the programs they will be featuring rundowns of the 20 greatest riffs / 20 greatest solos and the top 50 guitarists (according to votes from the guitar magazines and online voting from the shows themselves). Plus, following that on October 3rd – GUITARDED Part 2 – The second part of the Guitar hero specials returns with more in depth interviews and special sessions and lesson from some of the biggest names in Rock – In tonight’s show this includes – Noel Gallagher, SLIPKNOT, Jimmy Page, Jim Marshall, Cooper Temple Clause, Tommi Iommi, Gibson and Auf Der Maur. Also includes the 2nd part of the competition to win Joe Satriani’s amp, Brian May’s practice amp and a Les Paul guitar.