August

Artists

Syd Arthur: The Arthurian Knights of Jamalot

October 13, 2014
Canterbury’s prog-rockers reboot for the 21st century.
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Melissa Etheridge: Guitar Storyteller

October 10, 2014
From a badminton racket to her signature Ovation and various 12-string obsessions in between, one of rock’s reigning queens shares a few of her favorite guitar things.
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Nels Cline and Julian Lage: Gnarly Humanist and the Twenty-Something Terror

October 7, 2014
Despite a 32-year age difference, the master improvisers from vastly different backgrounds have phenomenal chemistry.
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Steve Stevens: Vital to Idol

October 2, 2014
Billy Idol’s riff master talks about recording Kings & Queens of the Underground, developing a signature vibrato, and getting spit on at early Idol gigs.
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David Fiuczynski: Mega Micro Man

September 30, 2014
The genre-fusing “Fuze” talks funk, punk, and the microtonal madness fueling the Screaming Headless Torsos’ new LP, Code Red.
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Toronto’s Torchbearer: Flash Lightnin's Darren Glover

September 25, 2014
From humble beginnings in a dive bar to opening for ZZ Top, Darren Glover is ready to take his band across the Canadian border.
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Joe Bonamassa’s 5 Most Underrated Amps

September 23, 2014
A bona fide amp connoisseur discusses his most under-the-radar tone machines.
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Tuning Up: Doing It Wrong Feels So Right

September 15, 2014
Why challenging conventional guitar wisdom is our last true frontier.
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The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner: Ripping in the Darkness Wild

September 12, 2014
The garage-surf mastermind dissects his assbackward pedalboard and talks about how Z-Boys and Pearl Harbor inspired the irresistible fuzzed-out melodies on the Danish duo’s new album, Pe’ahi.
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Ear to the Ground: Sleep's “The Clarity”

September 4, 2014
The doom titans’ first recording in more than 20 years is even more monstrously throbbing than their genre-defining early work.
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Ace Frehley: Cosmic Space Invasion

September 2, 2014
With a new label and several pending projects in the works, the former Kiss legend is still rocking the riffs.
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Ear to the Ground: Chris Smither’s “Link of Chain”

September 2, 2014
To celebrate a lifetime of music, the Boston folk-blues luminary recruits like-minded friends to help out with two volumes featuring new versions of old favorites.
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Bass Pedal Wars

August 27, 2014
What happens when two of the most sonically adventurous bassists go head-to-head in a pedal shootout?
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Ear to the Ground: Witch Mountain’s “Psycho Animundi”

August 27, 2014
When you hear Uta Plotkin’s soulful wail, you’ll wish more doom metal bands had female singers.
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Opeth: Swedish Floyd

August 26, 2014
Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt disses predictability, explains why he won’t give any musician advice, and admits loving ... Rihanna? Plus, lead guitarist Fredrik Åkesson talks about the making of Pale Communion.
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Dot Hacker: Psychic Friends Network

August 25, 2014
Red Hot Chili Pepper Josh Klinghoffer and former Gnarls Barkley guitarist Clint Walsh talk about their chance meeting and the toys/tools used to create the gaze-prog fever dreams on their two new Dot Hacker albums, How’s Your Process (Work) and How’s Your Process (Play).
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Ty Segall: Manipulation Man

August 21, 2014
The multi-instrumentalist blends fuzz and jangle, sweet and salty on his new album.
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Ear to the Ground: Tom Heyman’s “Black Top”

August 18, 2014
The Bay Area’s go-to pedal-steel man cuts smoldering, J.J. Cale-style grooves on his new pawnshop-gear-powered album.
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Ear to the Ground: Woods’ “Tambourine Light”

August 12, 2014
With its chiming, 12-string Rickenbacker leads and boyish vocal harmonies, this is anything but a nod to Dylan.
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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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