Rig Rundown: Gwar (2014)

December 24, 2014
Simulated mutilations and fake blood aside, GWAR are gear junkies like the rest of us.
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The Mattson 2: Twinterconnectivity

December 23, 2014
This guitar-driven duo channels Iron Maiden, Coltrane, and ’70s German techno to make a different kind of heavy.
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In Search of Sun: Beyond Driven

December 22, 2014
This eclectic British metal outfit’s blistering debut generates plenty of light and heat, thanks to contrasting guitarists Rory Kay and David Mena Ferrer.
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Drone Alone: The Savage Soundscapes of Sunn O)))

December 19, 2014
No bass. No drums. No songs. How did this experimental metal-drone band get so darn popular?
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Rig Rundown: Lucinda Williams, Stuart Mathis, and David Sutton

December 17, 2014
The Americana-meets-blues band shows off their classic gear while Williams boasts a minimalist setup that reflects her rootsy songwriting approach.
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Steve Gunn: Drifter

December 9, 2014
The Kurt Vile sideman steps out of the shadows to talk about his evolution from suburban skate punk to world-wise roots Renaissance man.
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10 Things We Learned from Steve Stevens

December 5, 2014
Just prior to the release of Billy Idol’s Kings & Queens of the Underground, his longtime guitarist fielded your questions on PG’s Facebook page, sharing pre-show rituals, his must-have effect, and what he’s got cooking in 2015.
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Sean Lennon: Ghosts of Music Past, Present, and Future

December 4, 2014
Sean Lennon finds momentum in his psych-rock project with partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl.
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Rig Rundown: Daniel Lanois

December 3, 2014
The man behind U2 and Emmylou Harris’ biggest albums shows us his live setup.
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Daniel Lanois: Sonic Alchemist

December 2, 2014
The celebrated producer and steel-guitar wizard reveals his secrets for coaxing futuristic sounds from vintage gear.
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Rory Block: Bones and Sockets

December 1, 2014
The slide guitarist completes her “Mentor Series” of albums, paying homage to the blues masters she began studying with as a teenager.
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Maggie Björklund: Visions of Longing and Light

November 27, 2014
The Danish pedal-steel songstress talks about 10-strings, Jack White, and her masterful new album, Shaken.
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Rig Rundown: Mastodon (2014)

November 26, 2014
The prog-metal juggernauts’ setup epitomizes straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll.
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Black Veil Brides’ Jinxx and Jake Pitts: Brides of Bob

November 24, 2014
The hair-metal revivalists recruit legendary producer Bob Rock for their shred-emo release, Black Veil Brides IV.
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Forgotten Hero: Ollie Halsall

November 20, 2014
The rise and fall of one of the most original guitar players to emerge from the 1960s British Invasion.
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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

November 13, 2014
Guitarists Justin Adams and Liam “Skin” Tyson take us inside the making of Plant’s widest-ranging solo album to date.
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Rig Rundown: Tony MacAlpine

November 12, 2014
The neo-classical shredder takes an unusually simple approach to his gear.
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Donna Grantis: Days (and Nights) of Wild

November 11, 2014
Prince’s 6-string foil takes us inside the heavy new 3rdEyeGirl album, PLECTRUMELECTRUM.
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Thank You Scientist’s Tom Monda

November 7, 2014
The multi-instrumentalist on his daring new album, odd time signatures, and his early days with Bumblefoot.
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Rig Rundown: Alice Cooper’s Ryan Roxie, Tommy Henriksen, and Nita Strauss

November 5, 2014
The guitar trio details the gear they use to fuel the shock-rock shenanigans every night.
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