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Pat Martino: A Beautiful Mind

January 2, 2018
Jazz guitar’s resident shaman pulls back the curtain on his latest album, Formidable, and his complicated—yet inspiring—relationship with his instrument.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2017

January 1, 2018
You watched, we listened! Here are the most popular episodes of the year.
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PG Editors’ Best Music of 2017

December 29, 2017
Rock, punk, metal, country, improv, world, noise, and more: What our editors dug during this eclectic year in music, and their most-anticipated albums of 2018.
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Rig Rundown: Periphery [2017]

December 27, 2017
Behind-the-scenes details on the three-headed guitar monster's updated signature axes (and pickups), and their unusual reliance on a blend of 20th- and 21st-century amp technology.
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Chelsea Wolfe: Like a Ghost Over a Battlefield

December 26, 2017
Making the radical noise and gorgeous melodies for the supernatural sound of her new album, Hiss Spun, required Gibsons, Fenders, gnarly pedals, guest Troy Van Leeuwen, and a tip from Carl Sagan.
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Joe Satriani: “Don’t Even Think About It!”

December 21, 2017
The 6-string giant talks inspiration, stage fright, the joy of reverb, Hendrix, guitars (of course!), practicing, his new album What Happens Next—and the Knights Who Say “Ni.”
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Bruce Cockburn: Just Wait and See

December 19, 2017
After a 7-year hiatus, the master fingerpicker and storyteller returns with Bone on Bone, an album that artfully blends Delta blues, modal jazz, and world music with edgy commentaries on modern life.
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Victor Wooten: Speak Your Voice

December 14, 2017
The bass virtuoso expounds on the magic of improvisation, finding music in the world around us, and recording his latest album, Trypnotyx, with the help of pitch-shifting pedals, MIDI gear, and an eclectic crew of musicians.
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Rig Rundown: mewithoutYou

December 13, 2017
Post-hardcore guitar assassins Michael Weiss and Brandon Beaver talk tone tools with PG’s Perry Bean.
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Listen to the January 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

December 13, 2017
Check out the latest tracks from Radiohead, Bootsy Collins, Samantha Fish, and Bloodclot.
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Song Premiere: Tinsley Ellis’ “Sound of a Broken Man”

December 12, 2017
The blues guitar hero shares a track from his upcoming album—and the Tao of the wah-wah according to Tom Dowd.
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Staff Picks: Best Live Guitar 2017

December 8, 2017
What guitar player did you see this year that you can’t forget? Heart’s Nancy Wilson and PG editors discuss the best players they saw last year.
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Mike Stern: Spirit Is Everything

December 7, 2017
After an unfortunate fall left him with two broken arms and a mangled right hand, the jazz-guitar maestro got up and turned his bad trip into an uplifting new album.
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Rig Rundown: Mutoid Man's Stephen Brodsky

December 6, 2017
Find out how the shred cat avoids using a sketchy whammy bar by ingeniously implementing two handy stomps.
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Hannah Wicklund & the Steppin Stones: "Ghost" Song Premiere

December 4, 2017
At it for a decade, this young blues-slinger’s self-titled new album marks a musical coming-of-age for the bandleader. Listen to the exclusive premiere of her new single, “Ghost.”
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Rig Rundown: Gogol Bordello’s Boris Pelekh

November 29, 2017
The ingredients for a gypsy-punk dance party are simple: a sturdy 6-string, a hearty tube amp, and a few essential tone shapers.
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Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: Hail to the Texturalist

November 28, 2017
After decades of avoiding guitar interviews, the 6-string “sweeper” gratefully ruminates on his journey in one of modern rock’s most celebrated—and confounding—bands.
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Bootsy Collins: Bass from Outer Space

November 23, 2017
The Parliament Funkadelic legend discusses his new album, World Wide Funk, his 6-foot pedalboard, and his lesser-known guitar playing.
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Rig Rundown: Guns N' Roses

November 22, 2017
The gear of Slash, Duff McKagan, and Richard Fortus finally revealed.
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