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Artists

Soilwork: The Metal Majestic

August 25, 2015
The veteran Swedish melodic death metal band resurfaces with a revised lineup and one of their strongest albums yet.
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Slayer: Beyond the Pyre

August 20, 2015
Slayer bequeaths Repentless, which delivers an assault of machine-gun riffs with an underlying message.
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Robert Cray '4 Nights of 40 Years Live' Album Premiere

August 20, 2015
The blues guitarist celebrates 40 years in the biz with a jam-packed box set that blends new and old live recordings and video interviews.
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Rig Rundown: My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel

August 19, 2015
The multi-instrumentalist shows how to cover more sonic territory then any mere mortal should be expected to handle.
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Forgotten Heroes: Denny Walley

August 18, 2015
While playing with Zappa and Beefheart, this blues guitarist pushed the limits of traditional form within avant-garde rock.
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AJ Ghent’s Stand-Up Steel

August 13, 2015
From sanctified beginnings to high-energy secular soul, this steel guitarist forged his own way.
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Rig Rundown: Deep Purple’s Steve Morse

August 12, 2015
The guitarist details the signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitars, Engl amps, and specialized effects he uses on the road.
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METZ: Alex Edkins’ Relentless Aggression

August 6, 2015
Punk mayhem with jagged riffs, jarring rhythms, and a vintage Jazzmaster.
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Brent Paschke: Pharrell’s Fretman

August 5, 2015
The in-demand session and touring guitarist reveals what it takes to play for chart-topping artists.
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Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan: If It Ain’t Broke ...

August 3, 2015
The dream-fuzz wizard explains why he still plays the first guitar and amp he bought as a kid.
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Mark Tremonti: Double Time

July 31, 2015
The prolific guitarist discusses working with Wolfgang Van Halen on his upcoming releases Cauterize and Dust.
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Jason Isbell: Brand New Day

July 30, 2015
Americana’s poet laureate on the gritty Dumble tones that fuel his latest album—and why Outkast’s music is perfect for breaking in flattops.
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Rig Rundown: Melvins' Buzz Osborne [2015]

July 29, 2015
King Buzzo details his love for aluminum guitars and solid-state amps.
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Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner

July 27, 2015
On new album Coma Ecliptic, his new Ibanez, and his evolving chops.
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Guthrie Govan: New Approaches

July 23, 2015
The maestro on the Aristocrats’ Tres Caballeros, pedal problems, and the other instrument he wants to master.
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Rig Rundown: Imagine Dragons

July 22, 2015
The band’s platinum pop-rock is fueled with amazingly customized axes, vintage Voxes, and plenty of sonic exploration.
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Banditos’ Jeffery Salter: Let It Flow

July 21, 2015
He loves Roy and Chet. He studied jazz and classical guitar. He’s played in thrash and punk bands. He even builds his own guitars. And his sextet has just released one of the most compelling roots-rock albums of the year.
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Warren Haynes: Down from the Mountain

July 16, 2015
The jam-band maestro returns to his folk roots on the largely acoustic Ashes and Dust.
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Rig Rundown: Hinder

July 15, 2015
The hard rock band details the tools they use in their two-guitar attack.
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Mastodon: Beasts and Beer at Roskilde

July 15, 2015
The metal titans pour hops while headlining one of Europe’s largest music fests.
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