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To The Core With Vinnie Moore

July 1, 2009
Vinnie Moore talks songwriting with UFO, replacing Michael Shenker, his new signature Dean, and balancing a solo career
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July '09 Media Preview

June 17, 2009
BOOKS: Ultimate Hendrix, Mixing the Hits of Country VIDEOS: Muddy Waters—Live at ChicagoFest, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention–In the 1960s
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Peppino D’Agostino Interview

June 17, 2009
Peppino D''Agostino talks about songwriting, arranging and his signature Seagull guitar
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Ricky Skaggs Interview

June 17, 2009
Ricky Skaggs share stories from the road, talks about learning electric guitar on the fly and his hand in PRS'' acoustic development
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Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp - Jordan Goes to Camp

June 17, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Hollywood, CA, where he goes to camp, the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy camp. In this video, we get to see what Jordan and all the other campers experienced during their week-long rock 'n' roll extravaganza, which included practicing and gigging with pros (Steven Tyler, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Kulick, Duff McKagan), recorded at Capitol Records with famous producer and engineer Eddie Kramer and the week concluded with a performance at the Whisky on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

The song featured in the video was created by Jordan Wagner's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp band, WTF?, and the song was called "Livin' My Dream."

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Rig Rundown - Testament's Eric Peterson

June 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Testament's Eric Peterson. In this Rig Rundown segment, we check out Eric's new signature Dean 'V' which features Testament's first logo (dating back to pre-Testament, when they were known as Legacy). In addition, Eric talks to us about scalloping his own guitar, the limited amount effects he uses and his latest amp choice for their most recent studio effort.

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Rig Rundown - Testament's Alex Skolnick

June 3, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, backstage at the House of Blues where he catches up with one of Testament's guitarists, Alex Skolnick. In this video segment, we hear from Alex about his collaboration with Heritage Guitars out of Kalamazoo, MI, as they are in the final stages on completing his signature guitar, which features Skolnick's John Hancock on the headstock, mahogany body, maple top and Seymour Duncan '59 Jeff Beck humbuckers. In addition to talking about his ongoing relationship with Heritage, he walks us through his live rig for the current Testament tour, which includes a Marshall Mode 4 Head, MXR EVH Phase 90, Boss DD-20 Giga Delay and a Moollon signal boost.
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Rig Rundown - 311's Tim Mahoney

May 27, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Iowa City, IA, where she catches up with 311's guitarist, Tim Mahoney and they talk all things gear. In this video segment, Tim walks us through his live rig including, his various PRS, Gibson and Ibanez guitar models. In addition, we get to check out his Diamond amps and cabinets and his "party board," which includes over 15 effects (Mutron II, Boomerang phrase sampler, Memory Man).
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June '09 Media Preview

May 20, 2009
Pickin' Like Chet, From the Basement, King's X, The Black Keys, Solo Jazz Guitar books and videos reviewed
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Greg Koch: Meeting the Gristle-Man

May 20, 2009
Greg Koch is a killer player and clinician for Fender. He talk gear and gigs.
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Rick Nielsen: His Checkered Past

May 20, 2009
Rick Nielsen talks about his 5-neck Hamers, Cheap Trick, and memorable moments from the last 40 years
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Let's Jump into the Fire: Recording Cottage City Firehouse

May 20, 2009
Rich Eckhard shares studio tips from the recording of his latest album
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Interview: Steel Panther's Satchel

May 6, 2009
We go inside the twisted, decadent world of Steel Panther with an interview with guitarist Satchel
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Interview: Mastodon's Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher

May 4, 2009
The metal rockers talk about songwriting, gear and playing with their heroes
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Interview: Richie Kotzen

April 27, 2009
Richie Kotzen talks about his stripped-down signal chain and songwriting
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May Media Preview

April 21, 2009
The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, Jeff Beck: Performing This Week... Live at Ronnie Scott’s , Books Rock Gods: Forty Years of Rock Photography, Tony McManus: The Maker’s Mark (the Dream Guitar Sessions)
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Arc Angels Video Interview

March 22, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at Antone's in Austin, TX, where he hangs with the newly reunited Arc Angels (Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall II, and Chris Layton) on the Gibson bus. In this video,the guys talk about their new live/documentary DVD, material for a new album and a new tour. Other topics include the band members' gear--their guitars, amps and effects--even Sexton's Sex Drive. They also share tips for dealing with monster pedal boards while playing for legends like Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.
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Interview: Alex Lifeson

March 17, 2009
Rush''s Alex Lifeson on his return to Gibson, emotional attachment to gear, and his epic gearbox.
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Talking Guitar: An Interview with Adrian Belew

March 17, 2009
Adrian Belew talks about his early career, his new project and his gear, including his signature Parker Fly Deluxe
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April Book & DVD Reviews

March 17, 2009
This month: Dave Sanborn: Live at Montreux 1984, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iggy Pop: Lust For Life, Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley, Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008: 75 Years of the Gold Tone
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