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CD Review: Duran Duran - "All You Need Is Now"

December 21, 2010
All You Need Is Now is a return to the sound that put the band on the New Wave map.
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Artist Interview - Jake Shimabukuro

December 20, 2010
Premier Guitar catches up with the ukulele phenom from Hawaii and he talks to us about his love for the ukulele, its part in spreading world peace, and his new album "Peace, Love, Ukulele."

In addition, be sure to check out Premier Guitar's feature interview with Jake Shimabukuro in the January 2011 issue -
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Rig Rundown - Reverend Horton Heat

December 13, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at RIBCO Brewing in Rock Island, IL, where he catches up with rockabilly guitar slinger Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath for another Rig Rundown installment.

In this Rig Rundown video segment, the Rev talks about his signature Gretsch G6120RHH Hollowbody electric guitar, switching from his tried-and-true 1978 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp to a Gretsch Executive combo, and why he uses a rackmount delay during his live shows. In addition to the gear talk, the Rev talks and show off some techniques and playing styles he uses on a nightly basis while performing.
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Rig Rundown - Hank Williams III

December 8, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up with country/metal artist Hank Williams III. In this Rig Rundown segment, Hank Williams III walks us through both his setups that he uses on a nightly basis--one for his traditional country set and another for his metal set.
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Interview: James Valentine (Maroon 5) - Hands All Over

December 2, 2010
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine breaks down the recording process and gear for the group''s latest, Hands All Over, and discusses playing in a pop band and jazz ambitions.
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Rig Rundown - Jason Mraz

November 22, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in September 2010 where she catches up with Jason Mraz's guitar tech JD who takes us through Mraz's current lineup of guitars, amps, and effects.
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Jimmy Herring: Triple-T Threat

November 16, 2010
Jimmy herring’s deft command of the three Ts—technique, tone, and taste—have made him the toast of the jam-band scene. here he talks about his fusion roots, his vintage Super reverb mods, and the mystery tele that’s all over the latest Widespread panic album.
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Bill Kirchen: The Dieselbilly King Rides Again

November 16, 2010
On "Word to the Wise," Bill Kirchen wraps his twangy Tele around a stunning collection of vocal duets to deliver the most compelling music of his career.
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CD Review: Jimi Hendrix - "West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

November 16, 2010
A deep collection of Hendrix alternate takes, early sideman work, studio jams, and live recordings.
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