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Metal

CD Review: Mastodon - "The Hunter"

September 20, 2011
with The Hunter, Mastodon loosens the recording reins to offer up a wider spectrum of musical goodness.
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Interview: Anthrax - The Long Road to Worship Music

September 12, 2011
Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano, and Charlie Benante discuss the long-awaited, new studio release from Anthrax, reuniting with original singer Joey Belladonna, and how an Anthrax song comes together.
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CD Review: Tony MacAlpine - "Tony MacAlpine"

August 16, 2011
This self-produced new release is the heaviest thing he’s ever done, and it’s full of jaw-dropping shred, soothing classical flourishes, skull-bludgeoning rhythms, and epic 8-string guitar action.
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Rig Rundown - Def Leppard's Phil Collen

August 16, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location backstage at a Def Leppard show to catch up with guitarist Phil Collen and check out his live rig. Phil details his many Jackson PC1 guitars, and later demonstrates how he uses the Floyd Rose and Sustainer pickup.
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CD Review: Megadeth - "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?" Box Set

August 2, 2011
The commemorative box set includes five CDs and three LPs, compiling original remixes and remasters done separately in 2004 by Dave Mustaine and producer Randy Burns.
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Last Chance to Reason: The Other M

July 19, 2011
Maine-based mathcore brainiacs Last Chance to Reason meld face-melting chops with mind-bending music theory and their own epic "Metroid"-style video game to mutate every notion you have about youth, metal, and gaming culture.
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Interview: George Lynch - Kill All Control

July 12, 2011
Extreme multi-tasker George Lynch talks recording, playing live, and fearless approach to building guitars with poisonous wood.
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Power Shred: Visualizing the Modes

July 6, 2011
In this column we are going to look at some ways to visualize the notes on the fretboard.
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Rig Rundown - Disturbed's Dan Donegan

June 28, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar tech Trevor Cole who gives us a look at Disturbed's Dan Donegan's array of guitars and lets us in on how Dan has everything set up for their tour.
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GALLERY: Randy Rhoads' Original Jackson Concorde Vs

June 22, 2011
A look into the inspection and measuring process of Randy Rhoads'' original Concordes.
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