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Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

March 27, 2019
The 6-string lycanthrope behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
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Guitar Madness at the 2019 Big Ears Festival

March 27, 2019
Bill Frisell, Richard Thompson, David Torn, Mary Halvorson, Anthony Pirog of the Messthetics, and Spiritualized were among the 6-string explorers at America’s edgiest music gathering.
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Jazz Guitarist Joe Morris: Enhance the Risk

March 26, 2019
How an innovative player and instructor carved his own trail through the world of improvisation by inventing a unique vocabulary, making 135 albums, and creating a legacy of influence.
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Gary Clark Jr.’s 'This Land'

March 21, 2019
President Obama called him “the future of music.” Now, the Texas guitarist transcends the hype via an album packed with strong songs and sounds crafted with a broader palette of guitars and influences.
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Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
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Watch Paul Gilbert Play "Havin' It" From His New Album 'Behold Electric Guitar'

March 20, 2019
The new album comes out on May 17 and features an entirely new band and zero overdubs.
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Listen to the April 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

March 20, 2019
Hear the latest tracks from Dream Theater, Kurt Vile, Sarah Longfield, Greta Van Fleet, and more!
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Elliott Sharp’s Inner Ear

March 19, 2019
This legendary New York City-based improvisor and composer believes music can change people’s chemistry. A battery of unconventional guitars, well-chosen effects, and a vocabulary steeped in everything from free-jazz to Fibonacci to old-school blues are the tools of his crusade.
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Dick Dale: 1937–2019

March 18, 2019
In his 60-year career, the legendary king of surf guitar and “father of heavy metal” purveyed a unique approach that influenced generations of players.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

March 15, 2019
For their latest album, Signs, Susan and Derek brought their road-tested 12-piece ensemble into their Swamp Raga studio, cued up the tape, and hit record. As always, Trucks’ keening slide proves he’s one of the finest players to ever lay glass on steel.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
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Question and Obsession: One on One

March 12, 2019
Peter Holmström of the Dandy Warhols and PG editors name the musicians they’d like to mine for knowledge.
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Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

March 10, 2019
The instrumental guitar wizard demonstrates how he uses a simple fretting-hand pattern and tapping technique to create a difficult-sounding passage from Station.
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Dream Theater: This Is Us

March 7, 2019
John Petrucci and John Myung embrace raw tones and spontaneous ideas on the band’s latest album, Distance Over Time.
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The Stray Cats Announces New Album and Tour

March 7, 2019
The new album was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville in late 2018 following their first North American shows in 10 years.
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Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
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Geddy Lee’s Magnificent Obsession

March 5, 2019
The Rush frontman talks about his bass-collecting odyssey—the perils of instrument hunting, the book it inspired, his favorite axes and their sounds, and the people who made and played them.
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Album Spotlight: The Writhing Squares’ 'Out of the Ether'

March 4, 2019
A sugar-rush basement brew of choogle, slo-mo kraut, and garage cosmic jazz.
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Charlie Sexton’s Bigger Picture

February 28, 2019
Bob Dylan’s guitarist discusses cutting his blues chops with the Vaughan brothers, his latest guitar finds, producing records, and his recent film role as Townes Van Zandt.
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Mastodon Announces 'Stairway to Nick John' for Record Store Day

February 28, 2019
The quartet cut a cover of “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin in tribute to their late manager, Nick John.
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