August

Artists

Tal Wilkenfeld: No Limits

May 12, 2016
As the dexterous bassist transitions from sideman to songwriter on her upcoming solo album, she’s adamant about being true to herself, her music, and her expression.
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Rig Rundown: Dawes

May 11, 2016
Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.
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Steve Dawson: Groovin’ and Slidin’

May 10, 2016
The Canadian fingerpicker jumped into the deep end of Nashville’s guitar pool, where he’s thriving as a solo artist, sideman, and producer.
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Shrapnel Shred

May 7, 2016
In her latest lesson, virtuoso Nili Brosh analyzes techniques and approaches made famous on records from the venerated '80s record label.
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Zakk Wylde: Still No Rest for the Wicked

May 5, 2016
The ferociously fleet-fingered fretman unveils his new line of guitars, talks about achieving roadrunner speed and composing solos, and delves into his second solo album, Book of Shadows II.
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Rig Rundown: Killswitch Engage

May 4, 2016
One of metalcore’s biggest bands allows PG to check out their signature instruments and the minimal gear they use to punish crowds on a nightly basis.
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Conversations in the Key of Life Podcast: Episode 2 – Insane Gear Finds

May 3, 2016
In the latest episode, PG fans talk to Shawn Hammond about amazing gear-acquisition stories.
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Vince Gill: Nashville’s Guitar Bard

April 28, 2016
With a new album and a U.S. tour underway, the masterful player and singer takes a groove-heavy trip into the heart and soul of country music. His enviable collection of vintage guitars and cool amps rides shotgun.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

April 27, 2016
One of Nashville’s hottest pickers demonstrates how he moves from snappy twang licks to ’80s rock and more.
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Lonnie Mack 1941–2016

April 25, 2016
The ’60s guitar hero’s early singles laid the groundwork for blues-rock and influenced generations of players, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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Prince Rogers Nelson: 1958-2016

April 22, 2016
The way to get to know Prince is through his music. A tribute to a true original on guitar, onstage, and beyond.
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Rig Rundown: Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish [2016]

April 20, 2016
Armed with a boatload of pedals of every size and shape, the funk-rock tandem demonstrates the sonic mayhem they create on a nightly basis. Bonus: Bass legend Billy Cox crashes the party!
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High Seas Shred: Axes & Anchors Cruise

April 19, 2016
Aboard an unforgettable floating workshop featuring Zakk, Yngwie, Bumblefoot, Skolnick, Friedman, and a few thousand guitar nerds.
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Rig Rundown: The Kills' Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart

April 13, 2016
This dynamic art-rock duo uses a classy combo of vintage Hofners, Gretsches, Selmers, and a few secret weapons to create a mesmerizing original sound.
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Joe Satriani Announces the 2016 G4 Experience

April 13, 2016
Once again, Satriani attracted some of the instrument’s foremost talents as instructors, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, Mike Keneally, and more.
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American Primitive: Glenn Jones

April 12, 2016
The veteran guitarist and banjo picker reveals his secrets for achieving gorgeous simplicity via the wealth of sounds, colors, and remembrances on his sixth solo album, Fleeting.
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Inside Jeff Beck’s New Album Listening Party

April 11, 2016
PG attended the Strat master's invitation-only event in NYC to get the skinny on his vocal-heavy, trip-hop-inspired new record.
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Rokia Traoré: Global Guitar

April 8, 2016
A Malian genre-blender pursues her vision of border-crossing pop with multiple 6-strings, the esoteric ngoni, and help from PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish.
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Merle Haggard: 1937–2016

April 7, 2016
The real-life country music outlaw championed the American underdog and the Bakersfield sound, believed in the evocative power of the guitar, and brandished a mean Telecaster along the way.
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Rig Rundown: Uli Jon Roth

April 6, 2016
One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.
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