August

Artists

Video Premiere: Exclusive Clip from New Guitar Film 'Turn It Up!'

January 20, 2016
In this movie teaser, Slash recalls how he bought Joe Perry’s ’59 tobacco ’burst Les Paul from an anonymous stranger and gave it back to Perry for his birthday.
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson

January 19, 2016
The thrash metal pioneers plot world conquest via Dystopia, an edgy new album that revisits the band’s roaring roots while showcasing the blazing Kiko Loureiro on guitar.
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The Eagles’ Glenn Frey: 1948–2016

January 19, 2016
The singer/guitarist’s performances defined the sound of the band’s early, career-making hits.
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Fingerstyle Wizard Pete Huttlinger: 1961-2016

January 18, 2016
We remember the great acoustic guitarist and PG contributor whose dazzling solo guitar arrangements inspired players around the world.
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Lee Ritenour Announces the Biennial Six String Theory Competition

January 18, 2016
Prize highlights include Berklee College of Music scholarships and a performance at the legendary Blue Note Tokyo with Lee Ritenour.
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David Bowie’s Ben Monder and Tim Lefebvre: Just Like That Bluebird

January 15, 2016
The guitar and bass duo takes us inside the sessions for the late rock legend’s prescient and profoundly moving final masterpiece.
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Supersonic Blues Machine: “Remedy” Exclusive Song Premiere

January 15, 2016
Featuring guest appearances from such stellar guitarists as Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Eric Gales, Chris Duarte, and Robben Ford, SBM’s debut album West of Flushing, South of Frisco is packed with sweet, stinging guitar and slamming backbeats.
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Tortoise’s Jeff Parker and Doug McCombs: Slow ’n’ Steady

January 14, 2016
On the 25-year evolution of the daring rock ensemble, blending genres, trading instruments, and coming out of their all-instrumental shell.
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Rig Rundown: Frank Turner

January 13, 2016
The British hardcore kid turned folk songwriting hero details his go-to road gear.
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David Bowie: 1947–2016

January 11, 2016
The legendary singer, songwriter, and performer had a career-long habit of championing and collaborating with exceptional guitarists.
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2016 She Rocks Awards Performance Lineup Announced

January 8, 2016
Performers include Jennifer Batten, Raining Jane, Karmin, Nita Strauss, and more.
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Ava Mendoza: From Trad to Rad

January 7, 2016
A pedal stomping avant-rocker talks about discovering new modes and sounds, the genre-jumping joys of improvisation, and her journey from classical and roots music to the outlands.
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Rig Rundown: The Revivalists

January 6, 2016
The New Orleans rockers show off the gear that powers their energetic live shows.
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Mark Goldenberg and Eric Skye: Acoustic Aerialists

January 5, 2016
Two fingerstyle virtuosos blend lush tones, artful compositions, and low-key comedy with a cool-headed conversational approach.
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Top 15 Rig Rundowns of 2015

December 30, 2015
Take a look at the most popular Rig Rundowns of the year.
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Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister: 1945–2015

December 29, 2015
We celebrate the legendary life of a beloved bassist whose wild authenticity, intense spirit, and guitar-like approach to the 4-string laid the groundwork for a generation of thrash-metal outfits.
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Forgotten Heroes: Robert "Kool" Bell

December 29, 2015
The funk bass legend and coleader of Kool & the Gang talks about developing his low-down sound and his secrets for riding the tide of music history for 50 years.
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DJ Williams: Cosmic Rhythmatist

December 24, 2015
A modern funk guitar kingpin brings sly, slinky solos and soulful scratching to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
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Rig Rundown: AWOLNATION’s Zach Irons

December 23, 2015
A Japanese Strat, Fender Bassman tones from a Kemper, and a whole lot of distortion help Awolnation’s lead 6-stringer recreate unconventional guitar tones onstage.
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Mutoid Man’s Stephen Brodsky and Nick Cageao: Prog Punk Alchemists

December 21, 2015
How the band transformed the vapor trails of metal, pop, space music, and classic rock into sonic gold for their first album, Bleeder.
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