Giveaways January 2015

January 15

Guitarists

Opeth: Swedish Floyd

August 26, 2014
Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt disses predictability, explains why he won’t give any musician advice, and admits loving ... Rihanna? Plus, lead guitarist Fredrik Åkesson talks about the making of Pale Communion.
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Dot Hacker: Psychic Friends Network

August 25, 2014
Red Hot Chili Pepper Josh Klinghoffer and former Gnarls Barkley guitarist Clint Walsh talk about their chance meeting and the toys/tools used to create the gaze-prog fever dreams on their two new Dot Hacker albums, How’s Your Process (Work) and How’s Your Process (Play).
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Ty Segall: Manipulation Man

August 21, 2014
The multi-instrumentalist blends fuzz and jangle, sweet and salty on his new album.
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Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

August 20, 2014
Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.
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Joel Harrison: Seeking Commonality in Sound

August 19, 2014
The avant guitarist travels through very different musical worlds on multiple releases this year, including a duet with Indian sarod master Anupam Shobhakar.
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Rig Rundown: Kiss

August 13, 2014
Guitarist Tommy Thayer talks Les Pauls and philanthropy while Gene and Paul’s techs give us a peek behind the curtain and show us the gear behind the hottest band in the world.
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Brian Setzer: Songbirds & Vinyl

August 12, 2014
The Twin Cities twangmeister reveals how blasting Zeppelin LPs with his daughter inspired Rockabilly Riot! All Original—a prototypical rave-up with fun, beautiful twists.
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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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Rig Rundown: Fall Out Boy

August 6, 2014
The multi-platinum pop-punk band talks about signature guitars and the latest lineup in their never-ending gear swap.
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Andy McKee: Tapping into New Territory

August 5, 2014
On his new EP, Mythmaker, the acoustic virtuoso introduces surprising new sounds—and a new approach to releasing music.
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