December 2020

Artists

The Dirty Knobs

Mike Campbell's The Dirty Knobs Releases Video Teaser and Announces 2021 Tour Dates

August 19, 2020
The Heartbreaker's debut album Wreckless Abandon will be out November 20 and the quartet will tour the U.S. in the fall next year.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Perri

August 19, 2020
The retro rocker opens up about retrofitting reissues, returning to the JTM45s, and finding the piece of gear that changed his life.
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Spotify

Listen to the September 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

August 19, 2020
Dig into new tracks from Ohmme, Division of Laura Lee, Thorbjørn Risager, and a few Clarence White classics.
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Wong Notes

Wong Notes Episode 12: Ask Cory!

August 19, 2020
Cory turns the spotlight on himself and answers questions from fans about ego, life as a session guitarist, and what to do when you don't nail that audition.
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Allman Brothers

Duane Allman's Last Show Unearthed and Will Be Released as The Final Note

August 18, 2020
Skydog's last performance with the Allman Brothers Band in Owings Mills, Maryland, will be available October 16th.
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Chasing Frets

Richard Fortus on Playing Vs. Producing

August 18, 2020
Richard Fortus has learned the craft via decades of studio work with some of the world’s finest producers. Hear how the roles of player and producer overlap—and how they don’t.
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Julian Bream: 1933-2020

August 17, 2020
Jason Vieaux remembers the “Dionysian” classical guitarist—arguably the ultimate classical musician and artist, and, perhaps, someone you could enjoy a few pints with.
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Vintage Amps Rig Rundown Best Of

Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Vintage Amps

August 17, 2020
From top-dollar treasures to pawnshop powerhouses—Santana, Setzer, Joan Jett, Joe Perry, and others show us their faves.
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Richard Fortus

Richard Fortus on Filling Big Shoes

August 17, 2020
Richard Fortus had the high-stress job of joining Guns N’ Roses, whose massive global fan base longed for the original lineup. But it wasn’t the first time he had to prove himself in an established band with specific audience expectations. Hear how he navigated those situations, honoring musical legacies while being true to himself.
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Lindsay Ell

Lindsay Ell on Derek Trucks

August 14, 2020
The slide maestro has inspired Lindsay since she first heard him play. Discover why and learn something about Trucks’ own influences that you might not know.
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Sima Cunningham & Macie Stewart Have the “Ghosts” of Tweedy, Fripp, Eno & Cline Nodding in Approval

August 13, 2020
Ohmme's guitar duo breaks down their new LP, Fantasize Your Ghost.
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Rig Rundown: All Souls' Antonio Aguilar

August 12, 2020
Strats with presto-chango pickguards power folk and flamenco flourishes mingled with kerranging rock and Melvins-esque metal.
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James Valentine

Wong Notes Episode 11: James Valentine

August 12, 2020
Maroon 5's fleet-fingered axeman dishes out the backstory on his signature Ernie Ball Music Man model and talks about what it was like to rock out at the Super Bowl.
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Lindsay Ell

The Art of the 8-Bar Solo

August 12, 2020
In contemporary country records, the guitar solos have to be short and powerful. Lindsay Ell explains how her guitar coach, Dann Huff, pushed her while recording her latest album, Heart Theory.
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Bully Hooked Butthole Surfers

Hooked: Bully's Alicia Bognanno on Butthole Surfers' "Who Was in My Room Last Night?"

August 11, 2020
The poppy indie-grunge songstress remembers working out the band's first cover for an encore surprise during their first headlining tour.
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Lindsay Ell

Lindsay Ell on Studio Lessons from Dann Huff

August 10, 2020
In this week's first episode, Lindsay describes recording her new album, Heart Theory, and what she learned working with the legendary guitarist who produced it.
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Album Spotlight: Thundercat’s Cosmic Tilt-A-Whirl

August 10, 2020
On It Is What It Is, the bassist examines the loss of his best friend, Mac Miller, through a deep-dive, jazz-fusion opus.
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Nili Brosh

Nili Brosh’s Tips for Playing Without Pain

August 7, 2020
Intense rock guitar is demanding on body and soul, and that's especially true in the professional arena, which often approaches full-contact sport. Learn what Nili does to not flame out while keeping it at "11."
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Forgotten Heroes: Clarence White

August 6, 2020
From his family bluegrass band to joining the Byrds and driving the invention of the StringBender, White’s hybrid style and repertoire has inspired generations of pickers since he came on the scene as an in-demand session player in the ’60s.
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Rig Rundown: Brother Hawk

August 5, 2020
Graduating beyond his hardcore roots, guitarist/vocalist JB Brisendine marries the sting of Neil Young’s “Old Black” with searing and spacey Southern-rock grooves.
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