December 2020

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Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

October 23, 2019
What’s more punk rock than dueling, angry P-90s straight into classic Marshalls? Nothing!
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Rig Rundown: Samantha Fish [2019]

October 16, 2019
The rising blues guitar star demos her No. 1 SG with her expanded pedalboard, and goes deep with her workhorse Jaguars, Stogie Blues cigar box, Delaney 512, Taylor acoustic, and Category 5 amps.
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Listen to the November 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

October 16, 2019
Dig into new jams from Kim Gordon, Opeth, Lillie Mae, Lightning Bolt, and more!
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Lightning Bolt’s Brian Gibson Blows Sh#t Up!

October 15, 2019
The feral 5-string player sets his duo’s mosh pit- and mayhem-stoked performances—and boundary-defying new album, Sonic Citadel—aflame.
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Album Spotlight: Lloyd Thayer’s ‘North Star’

October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
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Marcus King

Marcus King Announces 'El Dorado' Album and Releases New Track

October 10, 2019
Crank up this fuzz-blues stomper and read about King's collaboration with producer Dan Auerbach.
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Kim Gordon: Kool Thing

October 10, 2019
The Sonic Youth icon treads new ground with her first solo album—the “accidentally” created No Home Record.
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Rig Rundown: Torche's Steve Brooks & Jonathan Nuñez

October 9, 2019
When these metalheads couldn’t lasso the tones in their craniums, Nuñez took the DIY route and launched his own company to create gear for their boards and backline.
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How Mikael Åkerfeldt Made Opeth’s New Album: “Big, Pompous, and Epic”

October 8, 2019
The outspoken frontman pushes the muse—moving his band’s sound beyond metal by blending vintage and cutting-edge instruments and sounds on their 13th studio album, In Cauda Venenum.
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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Song Premiere, Featuring Dan Auerbach and Marcus King

October 4, 2019
The 72-year-old Delta bluesman’s Auerbach-produced Cypress Grove captures the raucous sounds of the juke joint.
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Rig Rundown: Knocked Loose

October 2, 2019
These purveyors of punishing ’90s-style hardcore chisel their heavy sound with downtuned 7-strings and lighter hues of delay and modulation.
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Lillie Mae and Frank Rische Expand Country Guitar’s Boundaries

October 1, 2019
These sibling picking partners have spent their lives exploring the country music tradition, from their family band to Lillie Mae’s new cosmic Americana album, Other Girls.
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Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys Performances Appear in Expansive Box Set

October 1, 2019
This collection assembles all four historic debut concerts in their original performance sequence and remixed by Eddie Kramer.
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Frampton

Peter Frampton Live Premiere: “Georgia on My Mind”

October 1, 2019
The beloved guitarist is performing on his farewell tour in top form, bringing us a blues classic written by his mother’s favorite composer.
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Gallery: Riot Fest 2019

September 27, 2019
Chicago’s three-day, punk-rock carnival was host to Slayer, Jawbreaker, Raconteurs, Patti Smith, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Rancid, Bikini Kill, Lucero, the Struts, and more. Here are our favorite guitar-related moments from the 15th annual gathering.
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Rig Rundown: Thunderpussy's Whitney Petty

September 25, 2019
The guitarist of Mike McCready’s favorite new band uses a straightforward setup that proves a swaggering, punk attitude and greasy rock ’n’ roll isn't just a man’s game.
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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode Announces 'Spirits in the Forest' Documentary

September 19, 2019
A feature-length documentary and concert film that will premiere on November 21.
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Question & Obsession: Ultimate Rig Rundowns

September 19, 2019
Guitarist Madison Cunningham joins PG editors in discussing which players we’d want to get deep with.
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Rig Rundown: As Cities Burn's Cody Bonnette

September 18, 2019
The founding guitarist shows how he breaks the post-hardcore mold with single-coils, old-school amps, and extreme stereo effects.
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Listen to the October 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

September 18, 2019
This month's playlist features Fanny, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Ty Segall, Particle Kid, and more.
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