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Rig Rundown - Michael Angelo Batio

July 6, 2013
Batio talks to us about his various signature models from Dean Guitars, including a double-guitar signature, and his 4-amp setup (Marshall and Dime), and his sparse pedalboard with overdrive, delay, and wah.
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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: Jerry Cantrell - Playing Dumb

July 3, 2013
Cantrell talks about The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here's stomping riffs and melancholy leads, his approach to songwriting, and why he likes to keep himself “kind of stupid.”
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Interview: Robert Randolph - How Robert Got His Groove Back

June 29, 2013
Inspired by a hands-off new record company, a new 6-string pedal steel he can play while standing, and a forthcoming signature amp, sacred-steel hero Robert Randolph storms back to righteous form with the Family Band and the joyful new Lickety Split.
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Rig Rundown - REO Speedwagon's Dave Amato

June 27, 2013
REO Speedwagon guitarist Dave Amato details his rig during the recent Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express tour with Styx and Ted Nugent.
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Interview: James Williamson - Return to the Raw

June 25, 2013
Punk pioneer James Williamson discusses the Stooges seminal years and why, after a 30-year hiatus, he dusted off his Les Paul Custom, left his Silicon Valley career, and helped his old friends bring new life to the band—including on their latest LP, "Ready to Die."
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Interview: John Scofield - Uncle John’s Electro-Jam Band

June 20, 2013
Combining a jazz concept with an electronic-influenced vocabulary, John Scofield takes us behind the scenes of his new album, "Überjam Deux," and dishes on everything from relic’d guitars to Dead tunes.
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Interview: Dave Davies - Pure Spirit

June 19, 2013
The former Kinks lead guitarist talks about changing the course of guitar history with “You Really Got Me,” what he thinks of Van Halen’s version, and what it would take to bridge the cataclysmic rift between him and brother Ray.
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Interview: Middle Class Rut - Unshackled Justice

June 16, 2013
After a false start with DreamWorks Records 13 years ago, Middle Class Rut’s Zack Lopez discusses their new LP, Pick up Your Head, and celebrates the freedoms and confines of the guitar-and-drums format that finally yielded major success—including mainstream radio success and gigs opening for Alice in Chains and Weezer. PLUS! Lopez details his crazy three-rig touring setup.
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Interview: Ronnie Earl - Blues Shaman

June 12, 2013
It’s all about spirit for the Broadcasters’ leader—from channeling mentors such as John Coltrane and Hubert Sumlin, to battling inner demons, to releasing good vibes from the stage to his audience.
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