October 2016

Guitarists

Swervedriver: Shoegazers Ride Again

April 14, 2015
After 17 years of studio silence, Adam Franklin and Jim Hartridge bring back the noise.
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JD McPherson: A Modern Throwback

April 13, 2015
Blues and jazz influences run deep for this retro rock ’n’ roller from Tulsa.
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5 SXSW Bands to Watch in 2015

April 10, 2015
Austin was chock-full of great music this year, but these badass groups distinguished themselves with unique style and infectious energy.
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Rig Rundown: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

April 8, 2015
The influential “riot grrl” Rock and Roll Hall of Famer keeps it simple, but that doesn’t mean she’s not picky about her Gibson Melody Makers, Red Rhodes Velvet Hammer pickups, and Music Man amps.
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Noel Gallagher: High Flying Birdman

April 7, 2015
Twenty years after Oasis’s biggest hits, Noel Gallagher isn’t looking back—in anger or otherwise.
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Rig Rundown: Heart

April 1, 2015
We get the lowdown on the guitars and basses used by Nancy and Ann Wilson, Craig Bartock, and Dan Rothchild.
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John Renbourn: 1944-2015

March 27, 2015
The prodigiously talented and influential British guitarist helped shape modern folk through his fusion of jazz, blues, psychedelia, medieval song, and ethnic music.
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GALLERY: SXSW 2015

March 27, 2015
See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!
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Aaron Bruno’s Brutal Breakdowns

March 26, 2015
AWOLNATION’s musical architect searches for riffs so good they make him cry.
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The Les Paul Foundation Announces the Official 100th Birthday of Les Paul

March 25, 2015
Legendary musicians Steve Miller, Journey’s Neal Schon, Count’s 77, Joe Satriani, Joan Jett, Johnny A, and others will join the Les Paul Trio.
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Mike Rutherford: Back in the Shop with the Mechanics

March 24, 2015
Genesis’ original guitarist marks the 25th anniversary of his other band’s greatest hit.
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Rig Rundown: moe.’s Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey & Rob Derhak

March 18, 2015
The jam-band vets show us their boutique pedals, rad amps, and silver-finished instruments built to commemorate their 25th anniversary.
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Forgotten Heroes: Hillel Slovak

March 17, 2015
The first guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers helped pioneer a punk-funk-rock movement in ’80s L.A.
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Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan: To Shred or Not to Shred?

March 12, 2015
Player, producer, and Porcupine Tree frontman Wilson reunites with shred king Govan for another epic concept album.
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Rig Rundown: Maroon 5’s James Valentine [2015]

March 12, 2015
The mega-selling pop outfit’s 6-string guru shows us his vintage Teles, Matchless and Suhr amps, and ultra-flexible pedal and rack setup.
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A Place to Bury Strangers: Controlled Anarchy

March 5, 2015
Oliver Ackermann plays mad scientist with his band, A Place to Bury Strangers, and his pedal company, Death by Audio.
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CreativeLive Announces Tech Workshop for Guitarists

March 4, 2015
Kurt Bloch and Ben Verellen will demonstrate exactly how to get the best sound out of your gear.
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Rig Rundown: Guster's Luke Reynolds

March 4, 2015
The alt-rockers’ multi-instrumentalist shows us his ultra-modded Silvertone, Teisco, Gibson, and Fender axes.
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Imagine Dragons’ Wayne Sermon: Life in the Fast Lane

March 2, 2015
A love of synth-like tones, simple melodies, and classic rock carries this former jazzbo to the big stages.
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Staff Picks: Dynamic Duos

February 26, 2015
Shakey Graves joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in naming the fantasy guitar duos of our dreams.
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