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The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass)

February 13, 2015
The progressive acoustic outfit teams up with a legendary producer to create the band’s most wildly interesting album yet, The Phosphorescent Blues.
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Rig Rundown: Rise Against

February 11, 2015
A time-tested formula fuels the hardcore band’s sound.
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All-Star Pedalboards 2015

February 3, 2015
10 stomp stations from PG’s hottest Rig Rundowns.
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The Prolific Robert Pollard

February 3, 2015
The Guided by Voices frontman and indie icon still writes songs at light speed, with two new releases under his new guise, Ricked Wicky, and another solo album by summer.
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GALLERY: People of NAMM, Part 1

January 30, 2015
Whether giving blistering gear demos or autographs, these well-known artists drew crowds in Anaheim this year.
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Tao Guitar: Gabriel Marin

January 26, 2015
The freaky-fast guitarist for fusion band Consider the Source uses his classical training to create far-out sounds.
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Video Premiere: Sir Richard Bishop "Guitar Talk"

January 21, 2015
The 6-string legend details the expensive, rare guitar that he had to have.
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Boutique Thrash: Cancer Bats’ Scott Middleton

January 16, 2015
A punk-metal monster—and sophisticated tone-seeker.
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Tim Sparks: The Journey Back Home

January 13, 2015
Fingerstyle wizard and world traveler Tim Sparks merges his North Carolina roots with the many indigenous sounds he has explored throughout his career.
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'Nathan East: For the Record' Movie Review

January 12, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the low-end legend's career and the making of his latest solo album.
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10 Things We Learned from Maroon 5’s James Valentine

January 9, 2015
The chart-topping lead guitarist opens up about singing in front of Beatles, failing at guitar design, and why he suffers from G.A.S. just like you.
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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule Regarding Air Travel with Musical Instruments

January 6, 2015
Life as a traveling musician will hopefully become easier thanks to the new ruling.
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Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014
PG’s music-loving staffers reveal their favorite records of the past year.
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Andy Wood: Un-Chicken Pickin’

December 30, 2014
This Nashville shredder boldly blends bluegrass and fusion.
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On the Rise! 5 Must-Hear Emerging Acoustic Guitarists

December 26, 2014
A handful of genre-bending players share their vision of contemporary acoustic guitar.
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Studio Legends: John Siket

December 25, 2014
From sessions with Steve Lillywhite, to pawnshop trolling for soundmakers with Thurston Moore, to making improv records with Phish, Siket is a creature of the console.
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Rig Rundown: Gwar (2014)

December 24, 2014
Simulated mutilations and fake blood aside, GWAR are gear junkies like the rest of us.
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The Mattson 2: Twinterconnectivity

December 23, 2014
This guitar-driven duo channels Iron Maiden, Coltrane, and ’70s German techno to make a different kind of heavy.
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In Search of Sun: Beyond Driven

December 22, 2014
This eclectic British metal outfit’s blistering debut generates plenty of light and heat, thanks to contrasting guitarists Rory Kay and David Mena Ferrer.
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