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John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Aldean Band

February 26, 2014
These country boys talk about how gear from EVH, PRS, Gibson, Sadowksy, Peavey, and more, works damn good for their new-school, arena-ready twang-rock sound.
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John Frusciante's "Enclosure" Album Review

February 21, 2014
Several tunes give off a refreshing ’80s vibe without going too far—think good ’80s, like Peter Gabriel but with the sensibilities of Radiohead.
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Show Us Yours: Reader Pedalboards Part 1

February 4, 2014
Guitarists from around the globe (that would be you) share their stomping grounds of all shapes and sizes.
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John Butler Trio's "Flesh and Blood" Album Review

December 30, 2013
It may be his best guitar record yet, and the specialness lies in that it isn’t only that.
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GALLERY: Reader's Hot Rods

December 26, 2013
From pickups to paint jobs, we collect the coolest mods for our latest PG reader gallery.
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Mogwai's "Rave Tapes" Album Review

December 1, 2013
The group’s sophomore effort for Sub Pop goes deep into sonic space.
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ZZ Top Gear Gallery

November 19, 2013
Guitarist Billy Gibbons’ and bassist Dusty Hill’s toys can be summed up by three Bs: bold, Bolin-made, and because they said so.
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Gallery: Bottom Feeder Reader's Edition

November 1, 2013
We asked to see your best bargain gear finds in the Bottom Feeder world—and what a wonderful world it is! Here are some of the cheap and unique instruments Premier Guitar readers are wheelin’ and dealin’ around the world.
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Deap Vally: Down with the Fuzz

October 31, 2013
Classically trained Lindsey Troy plugged in three years ago and quickly fell in love with her Fender Mustang and a Big Muff.
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Pearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" Album Review

October 8, 2013
With several standout tunes and cohesive songwriting, Lightning Bolt is the band’s most focused record in more than a decade.


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GALLERY: Reader Pedalboards 2013, Part 2

October 2, 2013
From basic Boss to sonic psychosis, we bring you another installment of cool pedalboards from PG readers.
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Album Review: Deap Valley's "Sistrionix"

September 20, 2013
Angry, dirty, blues-rock through the fuzz of a woman scorned.
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Rig Rundown - Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan & Brian Cook

September 5, 2013
Premier Guitar heads into Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to catch up with Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan and Brian Cook during the recording of Memorial where the duo shows off their studio rigs and collection of boutique gear.
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Album Review: North Mississippi Allstars - "World Boogie Is Coming"

August 19, 2013
The Dickinson brothers are back with another album full of Southern-fried jams, dirty grooves, and some talk about snakes.
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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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Summer NAMM '13 - EarthQuaker Devices The Depths and Arpanoid Demos

August 14, 2013
Check out Earthquaker Devices' newest pedals, The Depths Optical Vibe Machine and Arpanoid Polyphonic Pitch Arpeggiator.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Baudier Guitars V8 Demo

August 11, 2013
Visit the Baudier Guitars booth and learn more about their new V8 guitar.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Taylor 718e and 818e Grand Orchestra Demos

August 10, 2013
Check out Taylor's 718e and 818e Grand Orchestra guitars!
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