November 2020

Artists

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Boris Wields the Hammer of Doom

October 22, 2020
Wata and Takeshi take a Jackson Pollock approach to jamming—via a legion of amps and effects—to create the new soundtrack for the apocalypse, NO.
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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Announces McCartney III

October 22, 2020
Recorded in "rockdown," the album was mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing and drumming atop that foundation.
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Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

October 21, 2020
David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart pulls back the curtain to explain the tones, cosmetics, and choreographed production factors influencing her choices for Byrne’s American Utopia Broadway show and HBO special.
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Adam Miller

Can AC/DC Sound Like Bill Frisell?

October 21, 2020
Acoustic wizard Adam Miller goes in-depth on how he feels safe playing solo electric guitar and plays an impromptu sleepy-time arrangement of “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
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Tom Misch

Meet Tom Misch, the Acid-Jazz Virtuoso Hailed by Clapton & Mayer

October 21, 2020
The up-and-coming Brit talks about playing Crossroads and his analog/digital/analog gear journey.
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Hooked: Joe Bonamassa on Jeff Beck's "Let Me Love You"

October 20, 2020
The slinky intro riff was all it took for the burst-loving rocker to chase a lifetime of British blues.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

October 19, 2020
See how Doyle Bramhall II maximizes his stompbox real estate, firebrand Eric Gales adds bling to his setup, Jonny Lang upgrades to “spaceship” lighting, while Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish can’t let go of irreplaceable favorites.
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Adam Miller

How to Play Like You Speak

October 19, 2020
Fingerstyle wizard Adam Miller shares his secrets for mastering your own voice on the guitar.
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Kirk Fletcher

The Allan Holdsworth of Blues Guitar

October 16, 2020
Kirk Fletcher may not spin off a lot of 7-fret legato runs, but his outlook does owe a lot to the fusion master.
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"I Don't Have Any Regular Settings"

October 16, 2020
Fantastic Negrito on the “freaky” Orange amp with as many moods as his Grammy-winning tunes.
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Kirk Fletcher

Is There Such a Thing as Free Blues?

October 15, 2020
Kirk Fletcher weighs in on the influence of some of the genre’s most experimental practitioners.
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Rig Rundown: Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson

October 14, 2020
“Strangled cat" and "glassy Jonny Greenwood” are just two attitudes the former Beck and Shins sidewoman engages in her band’s adventurous indie-rock.
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Listen to the November 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

October 14, 2020
This month's jams include Boris, John Scofield, Julian Bream, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nick Perri, Noveller, and more.
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Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi on Why Last-Minute Jams Are the Best

October 14, 2020
The Tedeschi Trucks Band frontwoman shares her approach to sitting-in and how the band “family” is working through the pandemic.
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Spirit Adrift Nate Garrett Hooked on Black Sabbath

Hooked: Spirit Adrift on Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

October 13, 2020
Nate Garrett pays tribute to Iommi and the record store clerk responsible for his dependency on heavy riffs.
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Kirk Fletcher

Should Bends Be Pushed or Pulled?

October 12, 2020
Extraordinary bluesman Kirk Fletcher devised an approach inspired by a lineage of string-wrangling legends.
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Eddie Van Halen

Lifetime Super Fans Remember Brushes with EVH

October 9, 2020
Way Huge founder Jeorge Tripps and journalist Matt Blackett share stories of hanging, laughing with, and getting schooled by the late guitar god.
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Ben Harper

How the Chicks’ Natalie Maines Made Ben Harper a Better Lap-Steel Player

October 9, 2020
Some of the slide veteran’s most important lessons happen when he’s on the other side of the glass.
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Dweezil Zappa: “Edward Van Halen Himself Was Lightning in a Bottle”

October 8, 2020
A lifelong friend and student of EVH grieves the loss of a once-in-a-lifetime artist who fused musicality, precision, and groove with an architect’s vision.
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AC/DC

AC/DC Unveils New Album Power Up

October 7, 2020
The band's 17th full-length album will be released on November 13th.
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