October 2016

Fusion

ARTICLES

Future Rock: Symmetrical Scale Silliness

April 19, 2014
Don’t let diminished and augmented sounds elude you. Mastering them can be simpler than you think.
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Rig Rundown - Living Colour's Vernon Reid & Doug Wimbish

June 20, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Park West in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Living Colours' Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.


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Interview: John Scofield - Uncle John’s Electro-Jam Band

June 20, 2013
Combining a jazz concept with an electronic-influenced vocabulary, John Scofield takes us behind the scenes of his new album, "Überjam Deux," and dishes on everything from relic’d guitars to Dead tunes.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pumped Up Licks

May 13, 2013
Joe Robinson shows you 5 essential licks that demonstrate everything from fiery SRV-inspired blues-rock soloing to quirky, angular phrases.
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Beyond Blues: Altered-Scale Secrets

May 6, 2013
Unlock the secrets of implying altered sounds over dominant 7th chords using the Super Locrian scale.
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Interview: Marc Ribot - A Rocker in Disguise

May 1, 2013
The avant-garde godfather discusses his groove-heavy new release that flows from light swing to punk jams and everything in between.
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Album Review: Leroy Justice - "Above the Weather"

April 15, 2013
Leroy Justice treads carefully into jam-band territory.
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Interview: Robben Ford - One Guitar, One Pickup, One Album

April 15, 2013
Robben Ford challenges himself to simplify his rig and his melodic approach on his soulful new album, Bringing It Back Home.
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Interview: Joe Bonamassa - Restless Pick Syndrome

March 11, 2013
Grown-up blues wunderkind Joe Bonamassa dishes on why he’s done with Black Country Communion, his latest tone toys—a ’51 Tele and a ’58 Gibson amp—and how he keeps fans guessing with projects like his new acoustic and funk-jazz discs.
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Interview: Steve Lukather's Sensitive Side

January 16, 2013
For a guy who’s allegedly been referred to as the “world’s greatest guitar player” by Eddie Van Halen, who’s played the immortal intro to Michael Jackson’s timeless hit “Beat
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Interview: HBC's Scott Henderson and Jeff Berlin

January 9, 2013
Musicians Institute guitar guru Scott Henderson and outspoken bass virtuoso Jeff Berlin discuss their chops-laden new album with Dennis Chambers, why Berlin didn’t join Van Halen, and why metronomes and rock academia are useless.
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Interview: Bad Brains - The Big Takeover That Never Was

December 10, 2012
Darryl Jenifer and Gary “Dr. Know” Miller of Bad Brains discuss their trailblazing fusion of disparate styles—from jazz to soul, reggae, punk, funk, and metal—as well as how their new album, "Into the Future," totally lives up to its name, and what it’s like to be both legends and underdogs more than 30 years into their career.
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Interview: Victor Wooten - Zen and the Art of Playing to Infinity

December 10, 2012
On Victor Wooten’s two new albums, "Words and Tones" and the instrumental "Swords and Stone," the reigning icon of bass technique continues to push the boundaries of support and virtuosity.
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Rig Rundown - Jimmy Herring

October 3, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at Manifold Recording in North Carolina talking gear with Jimmy Herring.
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Album Review: Jimmy Herring - "Subject to Change Without Notice"

August 10, 2012
A snapshot of a stylistically unmatched guitar giant who not only has chops galore, but knows when to take his foot off the gas and tug on your heartstrings with tone and taste.
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Album Review: Mike Keneally - "Wing Beat Fantastic"

August 10, 2012
This pairing yields a set of quirky, melodic songs that manage to sound catchy while remaining unflinchingly adventurous.
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Interview: Santana Gets "Spiritually Horny" Making "Shape Shifter"

May 2, 2012
The guitarist''s legendary chops return to the forefront with his upcoming instrumental album. In our interview, he muses on forgetting that he''s Carlos Santana, why he doesn''t tour with his wife (drummer Cindy Blackman Santana), and how a PRS just isn''t a Strat.
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Lamb of God: No Barriers

February 10, 2012
Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler talk about their favorite Boogie heads, developing upstroke wallop, and how their love of Hendrix and Billy Gibbons informed their diverse new album, Resolution.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Guthrie Govan

November 21, 2011
The gear Govan used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Stanley Clarke: A Bass Man and His Upright Desires

July 19, 2011
Fusion legend Stanley Clarke talks about his double-bass roots, his bevy of Alembic electrics, why all bassists should jam with other 4-stringers, and his recent reunion album with fellow Return to Forever bandmates Chick Corea and Lenny White.
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