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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Having Fun Yet? (Seriously, Are You?)

September 20, 2011
Are you having fun? In your job? At home with your friends and loved ones? In your band, in your studio, or in your other guitar-related pursuits?
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CD Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers - "I'm With You"

September 20, 2011
The great news for RHCP fans is that new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer—a longtime Frusciante friend and collaborator who toured with the band for Stadium—is an excellent fit.
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Primus: 3-Ring Circus

September 20, 2011
Primus’ Les Claypool and Ler LaLonde reveal how friendship and new tone toys helped them resurrect the most bizarre power trio of the last 25 years.
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2011 NY Amp Show: The Situation Rooms

July 19, 2011
"Premier Guitar" treks to Piscataway, New Jersey, to scope out the annual boutique-amp extravaganza.
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Banishing Gollum (or Discovering Your Inner Punk)

July 19, 2011
Have you ever noticed how the early work by many of your favorite musicians, actors, comedians, writers, and other kinds of artists blows your mind, while their later work is often less engaging and somehow lacking?
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GALLERY: New York Amp Show 2011

June 7, 2011
Go inside the New York Amp Show, held June 4-5 at the Embassy Suites in Piscataway, New Jersey.
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Musikmesse 2011: Achtung Babies

May 17, 2011
"Premier Guitar" hops over the Atlantic to Frankfurt, Germany, to drool over teeming aisles full of attention getting new gear at Musikmesse 2011—the world’s biggest gear show.
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Tuning Up: Columns as Pillars

May 17, 2011
I’m a firm believer that one of the main things that sets Premier Guitar apart from other guitar-media outlets is the fact that we seek out the most knowledgeable,
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CD Review: Todd Grubbs - "Return of the Worm"

May 17, 2011
Todd Grubbs Return of the Worm Grubbworm Music Readers email me all the time to ask if they can send in an album for Media Reviews consideration. I always encourage
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Tuning Up: “Aha!”-Moment Redemption

April 19, 2011
After last month’s embarrassing confessional, I felt it wouldn’t hurt to share a few lightbulb-over-the-head moments this month.
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