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Rig Rundown: Murder by Death

March 25, 2015
Down-tuned axes and a thirst for experimentation fuel the rootsy indie-rock band’s sound.
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The Les Paul Foundation Announces the Official 100th Birthday of Les Paul

March 25, 2015
Legendary musicians Steve Miller, Journey’s Neal Schon, Count’s 77, Joe Satriani, Joan Jett, Johnny A, and others will join the Les Paul Trio.
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Mike Rutherford: Back in the Shop with the Mechanics

March 24, 2015
Genesis’ original guitarist marks the 25th anniversary of his other band’s greatest hit.
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Rig Rundown: moe.’s Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey & Rob Derhak

March 18, 2015
The jam-band vets show us their boutique pedals, rad amps, and silver-finished instruments built to commemorate their 25th anniversary.
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Forgotten Heroes: Hillel Slovak

March 17, 2015
The first guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers helped pioneer a punk-funk-rock movement in ’80s L.A.
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Julien's Auctions Announces Music Icons

March 13, 2015
Items include guitars from George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Vinnie Vincent.
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Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan: To Shred or Not to Shred?

March 12, 2015
Player, producer, and Porcupine Tree frontman Wilson reunites with shred king Govan for another epic concept album.
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Rig Rundown: Maroon 5’s James Valentine [2015]

March 12, 2015
The mega-selling pop outfit’s 6-string guru shows us his vintage Teles, Matchless and Suhr amps, and ultra-flexible pedal and rack setup.
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A Place to Bury Strangers: Controlled Anarchy

March 5, 2015
Oliver Ackermann plays mad scientist with his band, A Place to Bury Strangers, and his pedal company, Death by Audio.
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CreativeLive Announces Tech Workshop for Guitarists

March 4, 2015
Kurt Bloch and Ben Verellen will demonstrate exactly how to get the best sound out of your gear.
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Rig Rundown: Guster's Luke Reynolds

March 4, 2015
The alt-rockers’ multi-instrumentalist shows us his ultra-modded Silvertone, Teisco, Gibson, and Fender axes.
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Imagine Dragons’ Wayne Sermon: Life in the Fast Lane

March 2, 2015
A love of synth-like tones, simple melodies, and classic rock carries this former jazzbo to the big stages.
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Ben Chasny: Six of Everything

February 26, 2015
Acoustic fingerstlylist? Avant-garde noisemaker? Self-styled music theorist? The enigmatic guitarist behind Six Organs of Admittance is all of the above.
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Rig Rundown: Wayne Krantz

February 25, 2015
The jazz-rock maverick spills the details on his no-frills, get-it-done setup.
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Sir Richard Bishop: The Mystic and the Guitar with No Past

February 24, 2015
Channeling forces from a mysterious flattop, the veteran improviser finds musical freedom in Morocco.
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10 Things We Learned from 311’s Tim Mahoney

February 20, 2015
311’s guitarist opens up about his dream side project with unlikely heroes, working on an updated PRS signature model, and how he prefers to dress up his tacos.
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Hyundai and the GRAMMY Awards Launch the 2015 GRAMMY Amplifier

February 19, 2015
An innovative online music initiative aimed at mentoring emerging artists.
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Echoes of Sweden: The Amazing’s Reine Fiske

February 19, 2015
The Amazing’s Reine Fiske uses vintage gear to take classic guitar vibes into new realms.
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Pedal to the Metal: A Short History of the Pedal Steel Guitar

February 17, 2015
Trace the evolution of the planet’s most mechanical—and for some, most mysterious—stringed instrument.
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Martin Guitars Announces Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition

February 17, 2015
Ed Sheeran will donate all of his royalties to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
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