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Guitarists

Raveonettes: Grave-Pop Serenades

May 17, 2011
The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo talk about their ambient-rock evolution on "Raven in the Grave", strategies for avoiding pattern-based songwriting, and how multiple reverb pedals can create a harmonically raging wall of sound.
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Warren Haynes: Working-Class Hero

May 17, 2011
Warren Haynes takes us inside "Man in Motion", his first solo album in 15 years. Plus, co-producer Gordie Johnson and bassist George Porter Jr. discuss working with one of rock’s busiest guitar slingers.
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Joel Kosche: Smashing Young Man

May 17, 2011
Joel Kosche talks about how persistence and ambition paved the way from dead-end gigging on the Atlanta circuit to becoming the guitar tech—and then the main axe man— for the chart-topping rock band Collective Soul. Plus, he gives us the lowdown on his go-to studio amps—which he designed and built from scratch.
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Rig Rundown - Luther Dickinson

May 11, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA, where he catches up with North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson. In this segment, Luther Dickinson talks about the gear he's currently using on the North Mississippi Allstars' tour, which includes Fuch Amps, Gibson, Hagstrom, Epiphone, and Hofner hollowbody guitars, and Radial Engineering, Boss, and other guitar effects stompboxes.
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Interview: Elliot Easton - Hello Again

May 9, 2011
The Cars'' Elliot Easton talks about reuniting with his chart-topping new wave bandmates and using a bunch of guitars from his amazing collection to record their classic-sounding new album, Move Like This.
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Rig Rundown - G.Love

May 4, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI, where he catches up with guitarist G.Love. In this Rig Rundown, G.Love shows off his pedalboard (Electro-Harmonix Wiggler, EHX Q-Tron, RC Booster, Keeley Compressor, Boss Digital Delay, Boss Flanger), amps (Ampeg J-20 Jet and Fender Deluxe Reverb), and guitars (Gretsch G.Love Signature Corvette, Gretsch Black Penguin, Gretsch Black Falcon, Gretsch 60th Anniversary, and several Gibson acoustics).
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Interview: Moving Mountains - Making Waves

May 4, 2011
Greg Dunn and Frank Graniero of Moving Mountains talk gear, recording, and balancing a full-time tour schedule while still in college.
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Brian Setzer: The Thrill Is Anything But Gone

April 19, 2011
Brian Setzer breaks down his love-hate relationship with vintage Gretsches and the roots that fed the dizzying array of styles—from bluegrass banjo to archtop jazz and rockabilly revelry—on his new album "Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!"
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Thursday: Melody vs. Discord

April 19, 2011
Tom Keeley and Steve Pedulla of the influential post-hardcore band Thursday discuss the importance of roots, how trust and respect empower their dual-guitar partnership, and how broken gear and effects accidents brought fresh sounds to their new album, "No Devoluci—n".
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Rig Rundown - Rush's Alex Lifeson

April 14, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the United Center where she talks with Rush's Alex Lifeson's tech Scott Appleton about the gear Lifeson is using on Rush's 2011 Time Machine tour. Appleton shows off all Lifeson's gear, including Gibson Les Paul Axcess Alex Lifeson Signature models, a ES-355, a Fender reissue '52 Tele, and two '90s PRS models. Lifeson uses Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKII Alex Lifeson Signature heads, Steam Punk Statesman 2x12 Cabinets, and a Hughes & Kettner Coreblade.
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Rig Rundown - The Roots' Captain Kirk Douglas & Owen Biddle

April 11, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the IMU Lounge at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, where she talks with the Roots' guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas and bassist Owen Biddle.
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Interview: Drive By Truckers' Patterson Hood - "Go-Go Boots"

April 11, 2011
Premier Guitar talks to Patterson Hood about the inspiration for the new Drive-By Truckers album, why he recently switched from the Goldtop to an SG, and the beauty of taking a simple approach to tone.
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Rig Rundown - Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey, Tim Brennan & Jeff DaRosa

April 5, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with the Dropkick Murphys before their show. In this Rig Rundown segment, we get to hear from Ken Casey (vocals, bass), Tim Brennan (guitar), Jeff DaRosa (acoustic guitar, banjo, flute, piano, mandolin), and James Lynch (guitar).
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Interview: Rory Block - When a Woman Gets the Blues

April 4, 2011
Rory Block chats with Premier Guitar about her blues education, beloved Martins, and her compositional process.
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Interview: Paul Pigat - It’s a Sin

March 24, 2011
Pigat talks gear, songwriting, and his two wildly different recent releases, “It’s a Sin” and “Boxcar Campfire”
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Interview: Ramblin’ Down the Road with Todd Snider

March 23, 2011
Armed with some good stories and a J-200, Americana’s favorite troubadour keeps a storied tradition alive.
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Al Di Meola: Consequences of Chaos

March 15, 2011
Fusion maestro Al Di Meola talks about discovering the sonic delights of Dumble amps, shedding his shred mentality, and the joys of recording his new album "Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody."
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On Track: Wisdom From A True Original

March 15, 2011
An interview with Sam Broussard, who mixes Cajun, funk, and slide for a truly unique sound
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J Mascis: Unplugged and Unfazed - But Not Unfuzzed

March 15, 2011
Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis picks up his favorite old Martin and Gibson flattops and recruits a host of friends to put together the lushly orchestrated new "Several Shades of Why."
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Hot Tuna: 50+ Years of Flavor Freshness

March 15, 2011
Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen—one of rock’s most enduring and legendary guitar-and-bass duos—chat with Premier Guitar about beer bellies vs. rosewood guitar backs, active preamps vs. passive bass electronics, and Hot Tuna’s first studio album in 20 years.
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