December 2016

Articles by Chris Kies

Brendon Small: The Man Behind Metalocalypse

October 2, 2009
Brendon Small created, voices and plays lead, rhythm and bass guitar for an animated death metal band that''s achieving real-world success with a new album and co-headlining tour with Mastodon
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Summer NAMM '09

August 19, 2009
Staff picks from Summer NAMM
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Interview: O.A.R.'s Richard On

August 7, 2009
We caught up with On during their summer tour to talk about his Fenders, getting his signature tone, and bonding with the band.
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Lock, Stock and Roll: Strap Lock Roundup

July 22, 2009
To help keep that prized guitar safe from drops and accidents, we review a number of strap locks and locking straps.
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South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud

May 20, 2009
A taste of some of the musical acts at SXSW ''09 Austin, Texas: March 19-22
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Interview: Mastodon's Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher

May 4, 2009
The metal rockers talk about songwriting, gear and playing with their heroes
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Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham: Rediscovery, Channeled

April 21, 2009
The Thin Lizzy guitarist discusses getting the gig and getting the tone, then and now.
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Arc Angels Reunite - New Album, DVD, Tour

March 22, 2009
Doyle Bramhall II, Charlie Sexton and Chris Layton Together Again
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SXSW: Ten Miles Davis Tips for Guitarists

March 21, 2009
What We Can Learn from Miles as Kind of Blue Turns 50
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5 Resonator Builders You Should Meet

March 17, 2009
A look at Beard Guitars, Crafters of Tennessee, Rayco Resophonics, S.B. MacDonald, and Terraplane Resonator Guitar Co.
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April Book & DVD Reviews

March 17, 2009
This month: Dave Sanborn: Live at Montreux 1984, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iggy Pop: Lust For Life, Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley, Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008: 75 Years of the Gold Tone
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5 Studio Setups You Should Know About

February 16, 2009
A look into five different studio setups that might change the way you think about recording.
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5 Hot Rodders You Should Meet

January 15, 2009
We talk to Jim Cara, Lee Garver, Lindy Fralin, Ken Warmoth and Sara Ray about what they do and what the term Hot Rod means to them
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Tom Morello Interview

December 16, 2008
Tom Morello has made a name for himself with huge acts Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Now, he’s touring solo as The Nightwatchman, his political and artistic outlet. We talk about how he covers all his bases with a stripped-down rig.
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Vox Amplifiers: The JMI Years - Book Release Party

December 3, 2008
Jim Elyea and History For Hire Press hold release party for Vox Amplifiers: The JMI Years
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The State of the Vintage Guitar Market

November 12, 2008

PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2008 Arlington Guitar Show and Auction, talking to vintage dealers about the state of the vintage market. Is it a bad time for buyers? Dealers? What's selling? Are guitars a good investment? The dealers themselves address these questions in this video.

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New Amps from the 2009 L.A. Amp Show

November 11, 2008
We''ve got the scoop from Goodsell, Soultone, Blackstar, Egnater, Red Iron and Bogner
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Interview: George Lynch

September 10, 2008
Join us as we talk gear, recording and tone with Mr. Scary, George Lynch.
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Dimebag's Dean of Destiny

August 20, 2008
A story of friendship and Dimebag''s famous "Dean from Hell" ML
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DIY Network & Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery

August 15, 2008
Two websites to feed the luthier inside
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