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Chet Atkins Exhibit: Country Gentleman

Chet Atkins Exhibit: Country Gentleman

November 15, 2011
The life, achievements, and guitars of Chet Atkins are back in the spotlight at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Album Review: Russian Circles - "Empros"

Album Review: Russian Circles - "Empros"

November 15, 2011
Empros is the album Russian Circles have been striving to concoct since the band’s inception seven years ago.
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Album Review: Carolyn Wonderland - "Peace Meal"

Album Review: Carolyn Wonderland - "Peace Meal"

November 15, 2011
Wonderland’s chops are strongly melodic, and she doesn’t get bogged down in riff-based noodling; it’s some of the most musical playing I’ve heard in a long time, and some of the hottest, too.
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Vince Gill: Song Slinger

Vince Gill: Song Slinger

November 15, 2011
Vince Gill discusses his love for vintage gear, what makes certain guitars special, playing with Sting, and Guitar Slinger–his first album in five years.
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Album Review: Rich Robinson - "Through A Crooked Sun"

Album Review: Rich Robinson - "Through A Crooked Sun"

November 15, 2011
Despite being known primarily as a veteran guitarist, Robinson admirably pulls off a triple-threat of feeling in epic riffs, great singing, and interesting lyrics.
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Chickenfoot: For the Birds

November 15, 2011
On the release of rock supergroup Chickenfoot''s sophomore effort, guitarist Joe Satriani and bassist Mike Anthony confess that making it look easy is precisely the point.
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ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Review

ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Metallica’s James Hetfield, who began using their guitars extensively in the late ’80s while in the twilight of the band’s thrash-metal era, often championed ESP’s quality, playability, and tone.
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Album Review: Megadeth - "Th1rt3en"

Album Review: Megadeth - "Th1rt3en"

November 15, 2011
With the release of Th1rt3en—the band''s 13th major recording—Megadeth shows they still have the fire and drive that made them one of the biggest metal acts in history.
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Album Review: Andy Reiss, Ranger Doug, and Bobby Durham - "The Art of the Archtop"

Album Review: Andy Reiss, Ranger Doug, and Bobby Durham - "The Art of the Archtop"

November 15, 2011
If you’re a fan of classic archtop guitar, you’ll be delighted with this beautifully recorded and relentlessly swinging set of tunes celebrating the f-hole sound.
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Book Excerpt: Eddie Van Halen

Book Excerpt: Eddie Van Halen

November 15, 2011
Veteran photographer Neil Zlozower and Chronicle Books take us back in time with this exclusive excerpt of the new book about the man who changed guitar forever.
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Rig Rundown - Mr. Big's Paul Gilbert

November 9, 2011
Paul Gilbert runs through his live rig used on Mr. Big's summer 2011 tour.
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Rig Rundown - Mr. Big's Billy Sheehan

November 9, 2011
Billy Sheehan runs through his live rig used on Mr. Big''s summer tour.
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Rig Rundown - Steel Panther's Satchel

November 2, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago were we catch up with Steel Panther's lead guitarist Satchel.
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Rig Rundown - Dream Theater's John Petrucci

October 25, 2011
See Petrucci''s live rig with video and photos!
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Rig Rundown - Dream Theater's John Myung

October 25, 2011
See the basses, amps, and effects Myung uses live with video and photos.
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Book Review: "Diary of a Player" By Brad Paisley and David Wild

Book Review: "Diary of a Player" By Brad Paisley and David Wild

October 18, 2011
Brad Paisley knows a thing or two about writing hooks for general music fans while still throwing in enough guitar pyrotechnics to keep his guitar-playing audience happy, if not slightly stunned.
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CD Review: Sleeper Agent - "Celebrasion"

CD Review: Sleeper Agent - "Celebrasion"

October 18, 2011
The band’s debut full-length release, Celebrasion, celebrates hook-heavy, riff-laden, garage rock and had already enjoyed a wealth of critical acclaim prior to hitting the shelves a few weeks ago.
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CD Review: Kenny Vaughan - "V"

CD Review: Kenny Vaughan - "V"

October 18, 2011
The sound of Bakersfield honky tonk—with its punchy Telecaster twang, strong backbeat, and stripped-down instrumentation—permeates V, Kenny Vaughan’s debut solo album.
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St. Vincent: All-Star Dropout

St. Vincent: All-Star Dropout

October 18, 2011
Indie-rock Renaissance woman Annie Clark—aka St. Vincent—muses about her vintage Harmony Bobkat, her Silverface Princeton Reverb, and how having the guts to leave Berklee jump-started her career and landed her new album, "Strange Mercy," at No. 19 on the U.S. Charts.
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DVD Review: Iggy and the Stooges - "Raw Power Live"

DVD Review: Iggy and the Stooges - "Raw Power Live"

October 18, 2011
James Williamson, who took over the guitar throne for Asheton for the band’s most famous album, 1972’s Raw Power, was back in the fold when the band performed the record in its entirety at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Monticello, New York.
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