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Artists

Dwight Yoakam: Seconds of Pleasure

May 26, 2015
The hillbilly rocker riffs on songwriting, reckless recording, and the integrity of musical imperfection.
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James Blackshaw: Best Hand Forward

May 25, 2015
On his new album, the British fingerstylist embraces nylon strings, songcraft, and vocals.
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My Morning Jacket: Childlike Wonder

May 21, 2015
Sonic shaman Jim James and guitar scientist Carl Broemel plunge into deep musical currents on The Waterfall.
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Rig Rundown: Slipknot

May 20, 2015
We get the scoop on the gear behind Mick Thomson’s and Jim Root’s brutal sound thanks to their signature guitars and 100-watt rock-boxes.
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Being Bumblefoot: The Many Faces of Ron Thal

May 19, 2015
Face-melting shredder, studio mastermind, technical innovator, and Guns N’ Roses hired hand.
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B.B. King: 1925-2015

May 15, 2015
Senior Editor Andy Ellis pays homage to the blues legend and shares audio from a never-before-heard interview where King discussed Hendrix, Clapton, and SRV, as well as what he listened for from other guitarists.
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Raw Gems: John McCauley of Diamond Rugs

May 14, 2015
Deer Tick’s guitarist/frontman discusses Cosmetics, the new album from his all-star second band.
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Violent Invention: The Creatively Aggressive Guitar Work of Mackenzie “Torres” Scott

May 12, 2015
The woman known as Torres is a singer, songwriter, and 6-string sound designer.
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Faith No More: Resurrection

May 7, 2015
Billy Gould and Jon Hudson discuss the band’s reunion and colorful past.
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Sweetwater Announces GearFest 2015

May 6, 2015
Guests include Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Glenn Hughes, Mike Stern, Nathan East, and more.
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Rig Rundown: The Offspring’s Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman

May 6, 2015
The punk-rock vet likes it both simple and high-tech, with signature Ibanez axes and an Axe-Fx combining to create a consistently brutal sonic punch.
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Courtney Barnett: The New Sensation

April 30, 2015
The rising Aussie guitarist with wonderfully weird tones and an oddball sense of humor.
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Rig Rundown: Halestorm

April 29, 2015
Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger display weapons of mass rock from a signature Gibson plugged into a matching Marshall to the teliest Tele running into a couple of tilt-back Fenders.
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The Alabama Shakes: Soul in Space

April 27, 2015
Brittany Howard and Heath Fogg explore otherworldly guitar textures on Sound & Color.
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