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John 5: Wired & Inspired

April 25, 2017
In our candid interview, the insane shredder offers practice tips, explains his tone and technique, and jaws about his ripping new album, Season of the Witch.
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Staff Picks: Life-Changing Albums

April 23, 2017
Todd Albright and PG editors name the defining albums that rocked our young, impressionable selves to the core.
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Crystal Fairy: Embracing the Weird

April 21, 2017
The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender explain how incredible chemistry and alternate tunings inspired them to make an album together.
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Allan Holdsworth: 1946–2017

April 19, 2017
The 6-string innovator brought a deeper, more fully realized vision of guitar playing to the worlds of jazz and prog rock, and expanded the instrument’s sonic vocabulary.
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Rig Rundown: Marcus King

April 19, 2017
The 20-something blues phenom shows off his old-soul approach to tone.
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Listen to the May 2017 PG Spotify Playlist

April 19, 2017
Listen to the latest tracks from Morrissey sideman Boz Boorer, Valerie June, Once Human’s Logan Mader and Max Karon, and Norman Blake—and the mighty hill-country legend R.L. Burnside.
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Once Human’s Logan Mader and Max Karon

April 14, 2017
Two-thirds of a triple-7-string lineup reveal their formula for sonic domination and how the band’s new album truly is an Evolution.
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Rig Rundown: Coco Montoya

April 12, 2017
Strat-style guitars, loud amps, and a few choice pedals give this Bluesbreaker alum the tools he needs for some burning modern blues.
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Norman Blake: Still Keepin’ It Real

April 10, 2017
Even at 79, the folk and bluegrass legend feels compelled to make his flattop ring and write songs that speak truth to power.
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The One Album That Changed Everything

April 7, 2017
Twenty-six guitar and bass greats—including Ben Harper, Kaki King, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson, J Mascis, and Savages’ Gemma Thompson—discuss the record that altered their musical universe forever.
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Rig Rundown: Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow [2017]

April 5, 2017
One of rock’s loudest guitar-and-bass duos catalogs their ferocious setups.
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Forgotten Heroes: R.L. Burnside

April 3, 2017
How a cotton-chopping farmer and guitar-slamming badass brought the Mississippi hill country sound to the world.
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Boz Boorer: Triple Agent

March 30, 2017
The workaholic guitarist blends roots rock with sonic majesty as Morrissey’s sparring partner, as a rockabilly guitar hero, and on his new solo album, Age of Boom.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Gales

March 29, 2017
A modern blues master takes us through his signature gear and gives some insight into his upside-down style.
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Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy: Guitar Poetry

March 28, 2017
An in-demand indie collaborator and her trusty Strat step into the spotlight with an artfully layered solo debut, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void).
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Nashville Guitar Community Presents Tribute to Twang

March 28, 2017
The event will feature performances by Mark Moree, Daniel Donato, Matthew Lee, Liz Lawrence, John Szetela, Andrew Sovine, and Brent Mason.
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Cory Branan Live at PG

March 27, 2017
The honky-tonk troubadour plays some tunes, talks about his new album, Adios, and answers some of your questions about whiskey, Def Leppard, and gear.
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Valerie June: In Full Bloom

March 27, 2017
The roots-soul siren embraces her idiosyncratic muse, builds a band of kindred musical spirits, and blossoms bright on her sophomore album, The Order of Time.
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Rig Rundown: Deafheaven

March 22, 2017
Guitarists Kerry McCoy and Shiv Mehra might have similar tastes in gear, but their approach to combining modern metal riffs with soundscape samples sets them apart.
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De La Tierra’s Andreas Kisser

March 21, 2017
The Sepultura guitarist joins fellow South American rock power players to expand heavy metal’s sound on their sophomore album. His tools: a fleet of Jacksons, an EVH, Orange amps, and a wide-open playbook.
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