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Album Review: Guided by Voices - "Let's Go Eat the Factory"

January 10, 2012
With no softening around the edges, the 21-song Let’s Go Eat the Factory represents the true essence of Guided by Voices.
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Mark Evans: Power Load

January 10, 2012
Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans discusses his new tell-all book—Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC— and gives us the lowdown on what it was like to take over 4-string duties from Malcolm Young and lay down the low end on some of the most raging rock tunes ever recorded.
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Album Review: Radio Moscow - "The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz"

January 10, 2012
If you’re a fan of late-’60s psych rock and incessantly grooving early-’70s metal, chances are you’ll dig it.
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Rig Rundown - Primus' Ler LaLonde

January 4, 2012
Watch him demo the effects on his three wacky pedalboards as he shows us through his stage gear in the latest Rig Rundown
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: The Guilty Pleasure of Sonic Bell-Bottoms

December 20, 2011
Decades passed, and at some point it occurred to me to revisit some of those lost licks of the ’70s. It was very much like looking at a pair of bell-bottom pants and thinking, “You know, those are actually pretty cool.”
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Kirk Douglas: Soul Reviver

December 20, 2011
As backing guitarist for everyone from the Beastie Boys to John McLaughlin and the Boss on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Roots’ “Captain” Kirk Douglas stands in the unique position of spearheading a soul-music resurgence and taking guitar into genres heretofore untouched by his funky brand of 6-string badness.
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Kick Out The Jams: Give the Guitarist Some!

December 20, 2011
Rhythm guitarists can benefit from being aware of what the drummer is doing.
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GALLERY: Guns N' Roses 2011 Touring Gear

December 14, 2011
See the gear DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and Tommy Stinson used on tour in 2011.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Bryan Beller

November 22, 2011
The gear Beller used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Guthrie Govan

November 21, 2011
The gear Govan used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Album Review: Russian Circles - "Empros"

November 15, 2011
Empros is the album Russian Circles have been striving to concoct since the band’s inception seven years ago.
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Album Review: Carolyn Wonderland - "Peace Meal"

November 15, 2011
Wonderland’s chops are strongly melodic, and she doesn’t get bogged down in riff-based noodling; it’s some of the most musical playing I’ve heard in a long time, and some of the hottest, too.
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Album Review: Rich Robinson - "Through A Crooked Sun"

November 15, 2011
Despite being known primarily as a veteran guitarist, Robinson admirably pulls off a triple-threat of feeling in epic riffs, great singing, and interesting lyrics.
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Rig Rundown - Mr. Big's Paul Gilbert

November 9, 2011
Paul Gilbert runs through his live rig used on Mr. Big's summer 2011 tour.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Stranglehold by Starlight

October 18, 2011
Playing over jazz chord changes can be one of the most humiliating experiences a rock guitar player can ever face.
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CD Review: Sleeper Agent - "Celebrasion"

October 18, 2011
The band’s debut full-length release, Celebrasion, celebrates hook-heavy, riff-laden, garage rock and had already enjoyed a wealth of critical acclaim prior to hitting the shelves a few weeks ago.
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Samantha Fish: Cachet 22

October 18, 2011
After just seven years of playing, 22-year-old singer/guitarist Samantha Fish is touring the world and garnering a reputation as a ripping blues-rocker with a very promising future.
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Fretboard Workshop: Shapes on Strings

October 18, 2011
Do you ever feel boxed in by standard tuning? You start writing a song, but it keeps sounding like something that’s already been written.
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DVD Review: Iggy and the Stooges - "Raw Power Live"

October 18, 2011
James Williamson, who took over the guitar throne for Asheton for the band’s most famous album, 1972’s Raw Power, was back in the fold when the band performed the record in its entirety at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Monticello, New York.
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Beyond Blues: British Blues

September 20, 2011
The Brit school is a bit more of a mix of major and minor blues scales, as opposed to the straight minor blues sound that’s associated with Texas blues.
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