November 2020

Artists

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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In Memoriam: Edward Lodewijk Van Halen

October 7, 2020
Gold necklaces, contraband mags, and backstage near-run-ins: How the guitar god helped shape the life of PG’s editorial director in far more than just guitar playing.
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Rig Rundown: Division of Laura Lee

October 7, 2020
Swedish post-hardcore guitarists Per Stålberg and Viktor Lager show off gear inspired by heroes J Mascis, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Drive Like Jehu, and … Ace Frehley.
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Jake Shimabukuro

How (& Why) Jake Shimabukuro Considers Us All Part of His “Band”

October 7, 2020
The world’s leading ukulele ambassador on exploiting the instrument’s inherent limitations.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper’s Mom Is Not Easily Amused

October 7, 2020
Coming up on his career’s 30-year mark, the guitar vet shares a heart-tugging recent text message that ranks right up there with his three Grammy awards.
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John Osborne Hooked Hendrix

Hooked: John Osborne on Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"

October 6, 2020
Certified guitar geek and half of the country-rock guitar attack in Brothers Osborne remembers how SRV introduced him to Hendrix, expanding his 6-string aspirations from '90s teenage angst.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper's Lap-Steel Reboot

October 5, 2020
The longtime Weissenborn devotee reveals how a new Monteleone lap steel forced him to scrap an entire album and start anew.
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Daniel Donato

"There's Only Two Kinds of Songs"

October 2, 2020
Daniel Donato shows us why—and how—you should get complete control of the major and minor “domains.”
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AC/DC

AC/DC Reunites and Teases New Album

October 1, 2020
Vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phill Rudd, and bassist Cliff Williams are back.
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Guitar.com

Guitar.Com Unveils Final Lineup for Virtual Guitar Show

September 30, 2020
The event will host major musical instrument manufacturers (including Paul Reed Smith and Taylor Guitars), well-known guitarists (Annie Clark, Joe Bonamassa, Carlos Santana), up-and-coming musicians, guitar influencers, and boutique builders.
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Rig Rundown: Unearth's Ken Susi

September 30, 2020
Go inside his impressive tone bunker, fortified with silver 7-string ESP sig models, 21st-century Fishman pickups, and stacks of 5150 and JCM800 disciples.
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Wong Notes

John Petrucci On Fighting Ego & Reuniting with Mike Portnoy

September 30, 2020
In this season two premiere, Cory Wong connects with Dream Theater legend John Petrucci about his fiery new solo album featuring founding DT drummer Mike Portnoy.
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Daniel Donato

CBD Gloves, Vitamins & Daily Recording

September 30, 2020
To stay on top of his game, jam/country virtuoso Daniel Donato has a regimen inspired by pro athletes.
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Hooked: Taylor Goldsmith on Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing"

September 29, 2020
Mark Knopfler taught the Dawes bandleader everything he needs to know about dynamics and the expressiveness of the Strat.
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Daniel Donato

Johnny Cash + Grateful Dead = Cosmic Country

September 28, 2020
How Daniel Donato’s ethos continues to be shaped by the jam gods—and not just Garcia’s solos.
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Lizzo's Celisse Henderson Shares Her No. 1 Pedal

September 25, 2020
The badass wielder of the white SG joins PG editors and reader Joe Contento to talk about our go-to stomps and latest musical obsessions.
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Matt Smith

Wait—You’re Still Not Recording?

September 25, 2020
It’s not just a pandemic fad. Matt Smith on why you’re losing out if you don’t take the plunge.
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Rig Rundown: Perry Bean's Top 10

September 23, 2020
PG's chief videographer recalls highlights from 7+ years on the job, including pinch-me hangs with Bad Religion, Jason Isbell, Propagandhi, Power Trip, and others.
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Matt Smith

The Fine Art of Layering Guitars

September 23, 2020
Matt Smith has a deep understanding of how to stack and mix guitars, and in this episode he explains both what to do and what to avoid when overdubbing.
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Josh Smith Hooked on SRV

Hooked: Josh Smith on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Scuttle Buttin'"

September 22, 2020
The L.A.-based studio ace and blues hound sets the stage about how SRV's power punched him in the chest and forever changed his world.
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