August Issue

Guitarists

GALLERY: SXSW Performances 2012

March 21, 2012
A sampling of the guitarists and guitars spotted around Austin at this year''s festival.
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Bonnie Raitt: Return of the Blues Baroness

March 9, 2012
Slide master Bonnie Raitt shares her story of heartbreak, healing, and working with icons Bill Frisell and Joe Henry on Slipstream— her first album in seven years.
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Fearlessly Forward: Lee Ranaldo

March 9, 2012
Amid uncertainty about Sonic Youth’s future, intrepid alt-rock pioneer Lee Ranaldo plows ahead with Between the Times and the Tides—a solo LP that finds the Jazzmastertoting icon collaborating with Nels Cline and avantrock composer Alan Licht on songs that deftly bridge pop, avant, and the singersongwriter ethos.
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Rig Rundown - Guns N' Roses Richard Fortus

March 6, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus. In this segment, we get to see what Fortus is currently using for guitars, amps, effects, and cabinets during the most recent GN'R US tour in early 2012.
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Rig Rundown - Guns N' Roses Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

March 6, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal who shows and discusses all the guitars, amps, and effects pedals he's been using on the US Tour in early 2012.
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Rig Rundown - Guns N' Roses DJ Ashba

March 6, 2012
PG's Tessa Jeffers is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she meets up with Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba who gives us the scoop on all his touring guitars, amps, and effects that he's using on the current US tour in 2012.
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Interview: Meshuggah's Mårten Hagström on "Koloss"

February 29, 2012
Although "Koloss" might be more accessible than past works, guitarist Mårten Hagström says it contains some of their most complex compositions to date
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Rig Rundown - Trivium's Corey Beaulieu & Matt Heafy

February 28, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, Ill, at the House of Blues where she catches up with Trivium's Corey Beaulieu to check out Corey and Matt's gear.

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Rig Rundown - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

February 22, 2012
Kenny Wayne Shepherd talks Strats and demos of all of his effects.
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Interview: Heartless Bastards - Arrow

February 22, 2012
Frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom bares her gritty, powerhouse voice to guitarist Mark Nathan’s haunting melodies, realizing the true sound of the Heartless Bastards
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