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Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Interview: Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho - Fast and Slow

May 15, 2013
Caption--> Children of Bodom’s eighth release, Halo of Blood, marks the first time the band has recorded an album in their Helsinki, Finland, rehearsal studio. “We got this hall
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Interview: Eric Gales & Doug Pinnick - Gospel Grooves & Abnormal Blues

May 11, 2013
Eric Gales, King’s X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick, and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen hole-up in the studio for two weeks and emerge with an album full of blazing blues-prog.
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20 Best Moments of Crossroads 2013

April 15, 2013
Highlights from both nights of Crossroads, with videos
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Ibanez AFJ957 7-String Archtop Review

March 27, 2013
At just $800, this Premier Gear Award-winning 7-string jazz box from Ibanez is perhaps the least-expensive, quality 7-string hollowbody on the market.
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H.S. Anderson Mad Cat Electric Guitar Review

March 11, 2013
If you’re looking for a masterfully built T-style with some unique quirks, the H.S. Andersen Mad Cat is a straight-up killer guitar.
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Interview: Lee Boys - Pickin’ and Praisin’

March 11, 2013
Roosevelt Collier and Alvin Lee of sacred-steel family band the Lee Boys take their 6-string hallelujahs beyond the church and garner praises from some of the biggest names in secular guitar and bass.
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Interview: Devon Allman - Paving His Own Way

February 27, 2013
Allman discusses focusing on songs over chops for his solo effort, working in the shadow of his famous relatives, and how an inexpensive resonator guitar stole the show.
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GALLERY: Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection 2013

February 5, 2013
Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Strat, Gibson Harrsison-Clapton "Lucy" Les Paul, and a trio of Martin 000 body-style acoustics round out the collection. Photos courtesy Guitar Center.
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Interview: Yngwie Malmsteen on "Spellbound"

January 30, 2013
Yngwie gives us the scoop on the new album, talks about the blues, and reveals how his “heavenly” new pickups came about.
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Godin Session Custom Electric Guitar Review

January 30, 2013
The new Session Custom—a Tele-inspired solidbody—is the company’s stab at something a little more familiar. Of course, being a Godin, there’s more here than meets the eye.
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