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Guitarists

Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Top 5 Pedals

July 22, 2014
The veteran blues guitarist names his most essential stompboxes.
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Johnny Winter 1944-2014

July 18, 2014
The Texas bluesman's fiery licks laid the foundation for ’70s blues-rock while honoring the sound and spirit of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
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Rig Rundown: Larry Carlton

July 9, 2014
Want to take a tour of Mr. 335’s home studio and ogle his history-making gear?
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Fu Manchu: Fu-zzalicious!

July 8, 2014
Stoner-rock torchbearers Scott Hill, Bob Balch, and Brad Davis go big on Gigantoid.
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Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews

July 2, 2014
They once used tons of gear for their textural sonic assaults, but now the alt-rock trio strips it down.
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Rig Rundown: Counting Crows’ David Bryson

June 25, 2014
The band's cofounder David Bryson describes how he carves out sonic space in a triple-guitar assault.
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Sharkmuffin: Noise Rock with Teeth

June 24, 2014
Heavy-hitting trio looks ready to swim with alt-rock’s big fish.
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Phish's "Fuego" Album Review

June 20, 2014
The Vermont quartet's twelfth LP might be their best studio effort since Billy Breathes.
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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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Rig Rundown: Oz Noy

June 18, 2014
Born in Israel with a Stratocaster in his hand, this NYC transplant takes jazz to the Land of Oz.
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Exclusive Stream of Eric Johnson's "Europe Live"

June 17, 2014
The Strat master offers his take on each track from his latest live album.
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Aram Bajakian: Navigating New Territory

June 12, 2014
From Lou Reed’s last band to Diana Krall’s quartet, this NYC guitarist always pushes boundaries—and himself.
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Rig Rundown: Brent Mason

June 11, 2014
Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.
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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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The War on Drugs: Driving Music for the American Dreamscape

June 3, 2014
Gear fiend Adam Granduciel talks about classic song structures and how ethereal sonics guided the creation of Lost in the Dream.
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Exclusive Preview of Eric Johnson’s "Europe Live"

June 3, 2014
The legendary guitarist gives us a preview of his latest live album and talks about his new approach in the studio.
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Tuning Up: 4 “Horrible” Guitarists You Should Shut-Up and Learn From

June 3, 2014
Are you an insufferable music snob? Here’s why you should tear up your “good guitarist” checklist and broaden your listening horizons.
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The Edge and Bono Join Fender's Board of Directors

May 29, 2014
The duo will bring a unique blend of experience in music, entertainment, business and advocacy to the 68-year-old music company.
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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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