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Judas Priest: Unleash the Beast

June 19, 2014
The Brit metal pioneers recruited guitarist Richie Faulkner in 2011, refreshing the creative process for the group’s 17th album, Redeemer of Souls.
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On Bass: Making the Leap

June 15, 2014
How one bassist went from small-time to stadiums.
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Forgotten Heroes: Bruce Langhorne

June 9, 2014
You may not know his name, but “Mr. Tambourine Man” helped pioneer ’60s folk-rock with his amplified Martin flattop.
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Rig Rundown: Trivium

June 4, 2014
Florida metal quartet goes ampless.
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Top 5 Bass Rig Rundowns

May 28, 2014
Witness the gear of the low-end gods—from Flea’s massive Gallien-Krueger rig to Juan Alderete’s bountiful boutique board, Tom Petersson’s drool-worth collection, Billy Sheehan’s dual-output Yamaha, and Roger Waters' iconic black P bass.
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Cruising to the Edge

May 27, 2014
Yes hosts a five-day, progressive-rock sea adventure in the Caribbean.
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Here's Johnny Winter

May 23, 2014
How a white boy from Texas made blues guitar history.
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Marty Friedman: Back with Brutality

May 14, 2014
The metal-shred hero returns with his first solo album in many years.
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Jack Bruce: The Silver Lining

May 5, 2014
The iconic bass whisperer enlisted an all-star cast to join him at Abbey Road for his first solo album in more than a decade.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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