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Matt Schofield: Blues Man With No Master Plan

August 16, 2011
British blues sensation Matt Schofield says he was just following his muse when he took a trio of chances with his new album, "Anything But Time," but in the process he’s set off a 21st-century blues invasion of the highest order.
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Vieux Farka Touré: Out of the Shadows

August 16, 2011
Dubbed “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux Farka Touré talks about growing up in the shadow of a famous dad, his unique two-fingered strumming approach, and having Dave Matthews and John Scofield join him on his new album, "The Secret"—one of the freshest-sounding guitar albums of 2011.
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Def Leppard: Lep Alive!

August 16, 2011
Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell talk about the unusual necks on their favorite axes, the brutal process of writing new Def Leppard material, and "Mirror Ball: Live & More"—the ’80s juggernaut’s first-ever live album.
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Rig Rundown - Def Leppard's Phil Collen

August 16, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location backstage at a Def Leppard show to catch up with guitarist Phil Collen and check out his live rig. Phil details his many Jackson PC1 guitars, and later demonstrates how he uses the Floyd Rose and Sustainer pickup.
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Rig Rundown - Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke & Mark "Sparky" Matejka

August 10, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar techs Louis Williams and Chris Rugulo who give us a look at Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, and Mark "Sparky" Matejka's gear for their Rebels and Bandoleros tour.
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Interview: Kenny Wayne Shepherd - How He Goes

August 2, 2011
Blues-rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd shares details on his rig, becoming a father, and how he’ll probably never get away from the comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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Rig Rundown - Thin Lizzy's Vivian Campbell & Scott Gorham

August 1, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the Vic Theatre where he catches up with Thin Lizzy guitar tech Coty Allinson who walks us through guitarists Vivian Campbell and Scott Gorham's current touring rigs.
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Interview: Keb' Mo' - Reflections

July 25, 2011
Bluesman Keb’ Mo’ talks about his workingman’s approach to gear, his new record company, and what it’s like to win (and lose) a Grammy.
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Keith Urban: Aspiring Outlaw

July 19, 2011
Contemporary-country superstar Keith Urban reflects on how Waylon Jennings’ indie spirit inspired him more than 20 years ago in Australia, why Mark Knopfler became his first guitar hero, and how he rehabilitated many of his treasured vintage axes after the tragic Nashville flood of 2010.
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Last Chance to Reason: The Other M

July 19, 2011
Maine-based mathcore brainiacs Last Chance to Reason meld face-melting chops with mind-bending music theory and their own epic "Metroid"-style video game to mutate every notion you have about youth, metal, and gaming culture.
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