December 2020

Artists

George Benson

George Benson Announces Weekend in London

September 7, 2020
The new live album captures his 2019 performance at London’s intimate 250-seat Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
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Chasing Frets

Steve Kimock's Improvised Life

September 7, 2020
Discover what keeps Steve at the forefront of the jam-band scene and what it takes to always approach the guitar with fresh ears.
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Chasing Frets

Do You Really Need to Practice in All 12 Keys?

September 4, 2020
Adam Levy, a popular online instructor, considers the pros and cons of entering the chromatic wormhole. His observations may surprise you.
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Rig Rundown: Caspian's Phil Jamieson

September 2, 2020
The self-proclaimed “midrange mattress” makes a post-rock bed with an “Excalibur” Jazzmaster and some up-the-sleeve Strymon settings.
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Adam Levy

Self-Promo Without Pestering

September 2, 2020
Guitar guru Adam Levy shares tips on self-promotion for players with DIY careers. The key, he says, is to make your promotions valuable for the recipient.
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Orianthi

Orianthi Unveils New Album O and Releases First Single "Sinners Hymn"

September 1, 2020
The platinum-selling guitarist's first new solo material in six years was produced by Marti Frederiksen and will be released on November 6.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper Announces New Solo Album, Winter Is for Lovers

September 1, 2020
The solo recording—featuring just Harper and his Monteleone lap steel guitar—is a 15-song work of original instrumental compositions imagined as a symphony.
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All Them Witches Hooked

Hooked: All Them Witches' Ben McLeod on R.E.M.'s Monster

September 1, 2020
It wasn't a riff or a song that sparked this bluesy psych-rocker's fire for guitar—it was Peter Buck's choppy, buzz-saw rhythm tones on the platinum LP from 1994.
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Adam Levy

Rolling the Dice on Practice

August 31, 2020
Guitar instruction guru Adam Levy uses a custom-made pair of dice to determine his practice routine each day. The dice don’t just select the day’s exercises—they also define them.
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Funniest RRs

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Funniest Moments

August 28, 2020
Ten mirthful moments from Devin Townsend, Misfit Doyle von Frankenstein, Screaming Female Marissa Paternoster, the Darkness, and more!
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Joey Landreth

Joey Landreth on Songcraft and Technology

August 28, 2020
Joey compares and contrasts the various ways people make and share music, and offers valuable tips for keeping it real when you’re working by yourself.
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Joey Landreth

The Magic of Lowell George

August 26, 2020
The late Little Feat slide wizard is one of Joey Landreth's biggest inspirations. Discover why as Joey dissects a handful of Lowell George tracks and explains exactly what he listens for in these epic songs.
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Rig Rundown: Revocation & Gargoyl's Dave Davidson

August 26, 2020
He fronts two menacing bands with his “Ferrari-like” signature Jackson, but he’s also got a soft spot for his vintage ES-335.
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Molly Tuttle Hooked

Hooked: Molly Tuttle on "Angeline the Baker"

August 25, 2020
The blazing bluegrass flatpicker recalls her dad introducing her to drop-D and how to use ringing chord notes around melodies via this old-time fiddle tune.
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Deftones

Deftones Announces New Album, Ohms, and Releases Video for Title Track

August 24, 2020
The new album was produced by Terry Date and comes out on September 25th.
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Joey Landreth

Joey Landreth on Open Tunings

August 24, 2020
In this week's first episode, Joey shares a potent technique for mapping the fretboard terrain of any tuning—open or standard—and offers a masterclass in slide guitar.
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Richard Fortus

Considering Keith

August 21, 2020
Richard Fortus is a lifelong Keith Richards fan. He has fascinating perspectives on Keith’s long legacy, and some damn good stories to go with them.
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Old Flames: The Gear We’ve Had the Longest

August 21, 2020
Black Pumas’ guitarist Adrian Quesada, PG editors, and our reader of the month discuss their guitar prized possessions.
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“Maybe I’d Seen Too Much of The Walking Dead

August 20, 2020
Just as Dark Side of the Moon gels with The Wizard of Oz, Division of Laura Lee’s blazing return to punk-rock form, Apartment, is the perfect quarantine soundtrack despite being written long before the pandemic.
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Noon

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon Collaboration Returns with Noon

August 19, 2020
The duo's first album in 15 years will have 11 new songs and be available on August 28 (digital) and November 20 (physical release).
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