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Bassists

Interview: Fall Out Boy - Slaves to Rock and Roll

July 4, 2013
After a turbulent hiatus, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, and Joe Trohman triumphantly return to the top of the charts with a new album, a string of sold-out tours, and revived outlook on life and music.
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Interview: Eric Gales & Doug Pinnick - Gospel Grooves & Abnormal Blues

May 11, 2013
Eric Gales, King’s X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick, and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen hole-up in the studio for two weeks and emerge with an album full of blazing blues-prog.
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Rig Rundown - Green Day

May 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Chris Kies is on location at the at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL, where he catches up with Green Day's guitar and bass techs before their spring 2013 99 Revolutions tour in support of their three latest albums, Uno, Dos, and Tre'.
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Rig Rundown - Yes' Steve Howe and Chris Squire

May 1, 2013

Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond is on location in Omaha, Nebraska, where he catches up with Yes' Chris Squire and Steve Howe to check out their vintage gear, including old Rickenbackers, Gibsons, Fenders, and more.


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Interview: Meat Puppets - The Flesh of It

April 10, 2013
Hailing from the “middle of nowhere” in Arizona, brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood continue the Meat Puppets’ irreverent psychedelic grunge on "Rat Farm," solidifying a legacy of desert-punk songcraft that influenced a generation.
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Rig Rundown - Pink's Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner

April 9, 2013

Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, where he catches up with Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner on tour with Pink's The Truth About Love tour. In this segment, Justin and Eva detail their go-to instruments and signal chains.


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Interview: Killswitch Engage: Ironhearts, Redemption, and Big Digits

March 28, 2013
Rejuvenated by the return of original singer Jesse Leach, Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel, and Mike D’Antonio deliver pummeling riffs and walls of wailing guitar solos on "Disarm the Descent."
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Interview: HBC's Scott Henderson and Jeff Berlin

January 9, 2013
Musicians Institute guitar guru Scott Henderson and outspoken bass virtuoso Jeff Berlin discuss their chops-laden new album with Dennis Chambers, why Berlin didn’t join Van Halen, and why metronomes and rock academia are useless.
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Rig Rundown - Lamb of God

December 26, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where he catches up with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton and the band's guitar techs to get the details on Mark's setup, as well as the rigs of guitarist Willie Adler and bassist John Campbell.
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GALLERY: Tom Petersson's Bass Collection

December 10, 2012
Tom Petersson—conceptualizer of the 12-string bass and original low-end man for Cheap Trick—gives Premier Guitar a glimpse at some of the rare gems in his vast collection of vintage guitars and basses
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Interview: Larry Graham - Sheer Energy

December 10, 2012
Larry Graham–legendary groove master for Sly and the Family Stone and pioneer of electric slap bass–recounts the birth of "thumpin'' and pluckin''" as well as his new Graham Central Station album, Raise Up, which features guests like Prince and Raphael Saadiq on 13 boot-shaking tunes.
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Interview: Bad Brains - The Big Takeover That Never Was

December 10, 2012
Darryl Jenifer and Gary “Dr. Know” Miller of Bad Brains discuss their trailblazing fusion of disparate styles—from jazz to soul, reggae, punk, funk, and metal—as well as how their new album, "Into the Future," totally lives up to its name, and what it’s like to be both legends and underdogs more than 30 years into their career.
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Interview: Victor Wooten - Zen and the Art of Playing to Infinity

December 10, 2012
On Victor Wooten’s two new albums, "Words and Tones" and the instrumental "Swords and Stone," the reigning icon of bass technique continues to push the boundaries of support and virtuosity.
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Rig Rundown - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno's Rickey Minor, Paul Jackson Jr., and Dave Delhomme

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Los Angeles, CA where she catches up with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno bassist Rickey Minor and guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Dave Delhomme. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals all three players use every night during taping.


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Rig Rundown - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's The Roots' "Captain" Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York, NY where she catches up with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon guitarist "Captain" Kirk Douglas and bassist Mark Kelley. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Douglas and Kelley use every night during taping.
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Rig Rundown - The Late Show with David Letterman's Will Lee, Sid McGinnis, and Felicia Collins

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, NY, where she catches up with CBS Orchestra bassist Will Lee and guitarists Sid McGinnis and Felicia Collins. In this segment, the three discuss the guitars, amps, and effects used nightly on The Late Show with David Letterman.
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Rig Rundown - Jimmy Kimmel Live! Toshi Yanagi & Jimmy Earl

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Jimmy Kimmel Live! guitarist Toshi Yanagi and bassist Jimmy Earl. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Yanagi and Earl use every night during taping.
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Rig Rundown - Conan's Jimmy Vivino & Mike Merritt

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Conan guitarist Jimmy Vivino and bassist Mike Merritt. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Vivino and Merritt use every night during taping, as well as take a look into Vivino's back room collection of guitars.


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TV Guitars: Inside the World of Late Night (with exclusive Rig Rundown videos)

November 5, 2012
Go inside the world of late-night TV to get the lowdown on gear and performing from the 13 guitarists and bassists on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live," "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
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Rig Rundown - Neon Trees' Chris Allen and Branden Campbell

October 17, 2012
Tessa Jeffers discusses the go-to gear for Neon Trees' Chris Allen and Branden Campbell.
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