October 2016

Rock

Interview: Jerry Cantrell - Playing Dumb

July 3, 2013
Cantrell talks about The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here's stomping riffs and melancholy leads, his approach to songwriting, and why he likes to keep himself “kind of stupid.”
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Rig Rundown - Living Colour's Vernon Reid & Doug Wimbish

June 20, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Park West in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Living Colours' Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.


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Interview: Middle Class Rut - Unshackled Justice

June 16, 2013
After a false start with DreamWorks Records 13 years ago, Middle Class Rut’s Zack Lopez discusses their new LP, Pick up Your Head, and celebrates the freedoms and confines of the guitar-and-drums format that finally yielded major success—including mainstream radio success and gigs opening for Alice in Chains and Weezer. PLUS! Lopez details his crazy three-rig touring setup.
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Interview: Rival Sons - Falling Upward

June 7, 2013
After losing a deal with Atlantic Records and thinking all was lost, guitarist Scott Holiday stuck to his guns and went on to found Rival Sons—the buzzed-about strutters whose raw take on classic rock has found a fan in Jimmy Page, AC/DC, and Guns N’ Roses.
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GALLERY: Green Day's 2013 Touring Gear

June 5, 2013
See the guitars, amps, and effects used by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Jason White on Greenday's spring 2013 "99 Revolutions' tour in support of their three latest albums, 'Uno,' 'Dos,' and 'Tre'.'
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Interview: Nancy Wilson - Goddess of Rhythm

June 4, 2013
Heart’s Nancy Wilson talks about the jitters of performing for Led Zeppelin and the President of the United States, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and how her journey to the pantheon of rock gods started when she and sister Ann saw the Beatles in 1966.
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Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age - "... Like Clockwork"

June 3, 2013
The dark, cohesive psychedelia of "… Like Clockwork" is unmatched by any of QOTSA’s five previous recordings.
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Rig Rundown - Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan

May 20, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago, Illinois where Jason Shadrick catches up with Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan. In this segment, the two discuss and demo their rigs.


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Album Review: Alice In Chains - “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”

May 20, 2013
AiC is back with a slower-paced, but still hard-hitting album that features some of Jerry Cantrell's most masterful playing yet.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pumped Up Licks

May 13, 2013
Joe Robinson shows you 5 essential licks that demonstrate everything from fiery SRV-inspired blues-rock soloing to quirky, angular phrases.
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Album Review: Middle Class Rut - "Pick Up Your Head"

May 11, 2013
MC Rut’s got gusto and this sophomore effort solidifies them as one of the most exciting true-to-form alternative rock bands in recent memory
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Rig Rundown - The Hives

April 24, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago, Illinois, where Rebecca Dirks meets up with Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem of the Hives. In this segment, the guys discuss their heavily battered go-to axes (and why it doesn?t really matter for garage rock anyways), along with their mix of boutique and vintage amps and effects.


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Interview: Joe Satriani - Gravitational Melodies

April 23, 2013
Satriani recruits a new band and goes back to his roots with the eminently hummable “Unstoppable Momentum.”
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Album Review: Leroy Justice - "Above the Weather"

April 15, 2013
Leroy Justice treads carefully into jam-band territory.
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Interview: Meat Puppets - The Flesh of It

April 10, 2013
Hailing from the “middle of nowhere” in Arizona, brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood continue the Meat Puppets’ irreverent psychedelic grunge on "Rat Farm," solidifying a legacy of desert-punk songcraft that influenced a generation.
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Rig Rundown - Pink's Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner

April 9, 2013

Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, where he catches up with Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner on tour with Pink's The Truth About Love tour. In this segment, Justin and Eva detail their go-to instruments and signal chains.


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Album Review: Joe Satriani - "Unstoppable Momentum"

April 8, 2013
Not since the heyday of hearing “Satch Boogie” and “Cliffs of Dover” on the radio has instrumental guitar rock been so fun.
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Interview: Orianthi - Finding Freedom

March 20, 2013
Orianthi dishes about the natural vibe of her new album, getting nervous in front of Santana, and her favorite bassist
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Interview: Clutch - Riffs In Your Face

March 13, 2013
Guitarist Tim Sult and Producer Machine share Clutch’s “riffs in your face” recipe for the band’s new album “Earth Rocker”
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Album Review: My Bloody Valentine - "mbv"

March 11, 2013
Like a mirror to the sprawling gestation period that gave rise to mbv, notions like hooks, tempo, mix, and melody exist in their own exploded, drifting reality.
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