US guitar hero, Mark Tremonti is regarded by many as the best pure Rock guitarist in the world today. Andy James meets the man from Alter Bridge who proves that Rock is still very much alive. Tim Slater profiles a stunning career.
US Rock band Creed was at the cutting edge of a new hard Rock scene that emerged in the wake of the ‘90s Grunge movement. Grunge itself had forced traditional hard Rock music to take a long hard look at itself and the result was effectively a Year Zero. Virtually all of the genre’s previous reliance on formulaic Blues-based riffs and lorry loads of ultra-hold hairspray was ditched, making way for a leaner, tighter sound whose most prominent features included different tunings and fresh melodic ideas.