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May 2014
Chris Kies

Chris Kies

Chris has degrees in Journalism and History from the University of Iowa and has been with PG dating back to his days as an intern in 2007. Since then, he's become Associate Editor and done almost everything—including overseeing web content/article creation, video shooting/editing, and writing artist features and music reviews. He spends his free time with his wife and pitbull Doozy, collecting tattoos, cheering on the Cubs and Cowboys, working out, making noise on the guitar, and listening to music 24/7.

ARTICLES

Tim Mahoney: 311 Comes Full Circle

March 14, 2014
After two decades of making funk-metal with his buds, 311's guitarist is excited about the band's first release on 311 Records.
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Rig Rundown: Slayer

December 19, 2013
The godfathers of thrash metal show off their signatures axes, explain why they bow at the alter of Marshall, and King and Holt talk about their different preferences for Kahler and Floyd Rose bridges.
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Rig Rundown: Deftones' Stephen Carpenter & Sergio Vega

November 27, 2013
The Deftones' string section talks about revamping its approach to amplification and the players who inspired their instrument choices.
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Rig Rundown: Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, and Johnny Christ

November 6, 2013
Get the inside scoop on the three monstrous rigs that powered one of metal's biggest bands during their fall leg Hail to the King 2013 tour.
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Melvins' Buzz Osborne: Tonal Triage

November 4, 2013
For their 19th album, the genre-bending Melvins bring back an old drummer friend, move their other drummer to bass, and go back to their old-school hardcore-punk roots in the ensuing comic carnage.
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Rig Rundown: Papa Roach's Jerry Horton & Tobin Esperance

September 25, 2013
The alt-rockers chat about reducing their tonal footprint and working with Schecter and Lakland on their choice axes.
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Rig Rundown: Shinedown's Zach Myers and Eric Bass

September 11, 2013
Myers talks about his unwavering loyalty to PRS Guitars showing us his current touring collection while Bass discusses his various signature Dean basses and why he's using a solid-state guitar head for distorted bass tones.
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Guitar of the Month: Josh Homme's Echopark Custom Crow

August 22, 2013
The inside story of how Homme worked with Echopark's Gabriel Currie to build and design a his Custom Crow.
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Gear of the Month: Josh Homme's Echopark Custom Crow

August 18, 2013
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme's custom Crow model built by Echopark Guitars is constructed with reclaimed 200-year-old mahogany that came out of the Los Angeles library.
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GALLERY: Lollapalooza 2013

August 9, 2013
Highlights this year included Nine Inch Nails, Mumford and Sons, Atlas Genius, The National, and more.
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