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May 2014

Guitarists

Russian Circles—The Memorial Sessions

September 4, 2013
Premier Guitar joined the prog-rockers inside Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago to watch them create their most experimental album to date. Plus, we look at the drool-inducing boutique and custom gear they used while recording.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

August 29, 2013
Blues-rockers Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi talk about collaboration, Duane Allman’s “Fillmore” amp, and what it takes to keep an 11-piece band on the road.
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Rig Rundown - Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen

August 28, 2013
Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen chats about his upcoming signature Fender Jazzmaster and his go-to amps and pedals. Plus! Photos of Josh Homme's and bassist Michael Shuman's main gear.
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Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson Announce Co-Headlining Tour

August 27, 2013
Beck and Wilson will kick off their tour on September 28 in Tampa, FL and will visit over a dozen cities.
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Buddy Guy’s Rhythm and Blues, Old and New

August 27, 2013
One of Chicago’s all-time greatest blues guitarists on Muddy Waters, playing the White House, and keeping the blues alive.
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Yes and Marillion Announce Cruise to the Edge 2014

August 26, 2013
Prog legends Yes and Marillion team up for the second annual Cruise to the Edge, a five-day music festival that will travel from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico.
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Rig Rundown - Billy Idol's Steve Stevens

August 21, 2013
Steve Stevens shows us his entire Billy Idol live setup, including his signature Knaggs guitars and Friedman amps, as well as the toy ray gun he modified for the "Rebel Yell" solo.
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Easy Riding with Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd

August 20, 2013
Forty-five years ago Stephen Stills and Mike Bloomfield contributed to the classic Super Session album. Stills returns to those blues-rock roots with the Rides—this time opposite Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
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Rig Rundown - Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez

August 14, 2013
Middle Class Rut guitarist Zack Lopez discusses his new current live setup with a full band, as well as the three-rig configuration used for the two-man attack that MC Rut is known for, and demos his "simplified" rig.
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Break Room Sessions - Martin Sexton

August 13, 2013
While on tour, Martin Sexton stopped into Premier Guitar headquarters to talk about Led Zeppelin, altered tunings, and his bare bones approach to gear.
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