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The Sword: Spaced-Out Texas Boogie Metal

The Sword: Spaced-Out Texas Boogie Metal

September 21, 2010
After two albums walking the line between heavy rock and metal, J.D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt of the Sword unabashedly indulge their taste for riffs and grooves with Warp Riders.
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CD Review: Middle Class Rut - "No Name No Color"

CD Review: Middle Class Rut - "No Name No Color"

September 21, 2010
Middle Class Rut''s debut CD is a raucous, bombastic affair with dynamic arrangements and soaring melodies
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Devo: Bastardizing the Blues

Devo: Bastardizing the Blues

September 21, 2010
Bob Mothersbaugh deconstructs how his love of blues masters and a de-evolutionary approach to playing and gear helped Devo revolutionize popular music.
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Daniel Lanois: The Man with the Midas Touch

Daniel Lanois: The Man with the Midas Touch

September 21, 2010
Whether producing Neil Young, U2, and Bob Dylan, or shaping mysterious guitar textures in Black Dub, Daniel Lanois uses soul and sonic alchemy to create some of the most beautiful and distinctive sounds in rock.
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The Legend of Slash’s Appetite for Destruction Les Paul

The Legend of Slash’s Appetite for Destruction Les Paul

September 21, 2010
Will we ever know who built the Les Paul Slash played on “Sweet Child O’ Mine”?
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CD Review: Black Dub - "Black Dub"

CD Review: Black Dub - "Black Dub"

September 21, 2010
The latest chapter in producer and guitarist Daniel Lanois'' musical journey
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DVD Review: Slayer - "Live Intrusion"

DVD Review: Slayer - "Live Intrusion"

September 21, 2010
Slayer''s 1995 Divine Intervention tour is chronicled
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CD Review: Kurt Rosenwinkel and OJM - "Our Secret World"

CD Review: Kurt Rosenwinkel and OJM - "Our Secret World"

September 21, 2010
Rosenwinkel pushes the envelope with Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos in his latest album
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DVD Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker - "Damn the Torpedoes"

DVD Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker - "Damn the Torpedoes"

September 21, 2010
A documentary covering the creation of the "Damn the Torpedoes" album from the Classic Albums series
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CD Review: Eric Clapton - "Clapton"

CD Review: Eric Clapton - "Clapton"

September 21, 2010
Clapton''s latest is packed with both the expected and unexpected
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CD Review: Dwarr - "Animals" (reissue)

CD Review: Dwarr - "Animals" (reissue)

September 21, 2010
A second look at the 1986 masterpiece
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Artist Interview - Monte Montgomery

September 17, 2010
PG's Adam Moore is On Location at the Guitar Town Festival in Copper Mountain, CO, where he catches up with Monte Montgomery. In this video segment, we get to hear from the acoustic master about his most recent album (self-titled), writing music, breaking the Austin conception of guitarists, and his '87 Alvarez that is has been his main guitar for over two decades.
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Social Distortion Acoustic Jam

September 16, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham. In this segment, we get to check out Jonny's 1930s lap steel and Mike's 1940s Gibson J-35 in action as they play us a few tunes.
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Rig Rundown - Social Distortion's Mike Ness & Jonny Wickersham

September 16, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham and they talk to us about their current live rigs and setups.

Ness' current live setup includes 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxes (two-goldtops), a '67 Fender Bassman head going through two Marshall 1960B 4x10 cabs. The only pedal in his setup is a Boss SD-1 Overdrive. Wickersham's setup includes original '60s Les Paul Juniors and a '50s Telecaster that run through a Satellite head and two Marshall 4x12 cabs.
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Shred Guitar Roundtable: Rusty Cooley, Oli Herbert, Mike Orlando, and Jeff Beasley

Shred Guitar Roundtable: Rusty Cooley, Oli Herbert, Mike Orlando, and Jeff Beasley

September 10, 2010
Shredders lend five licks with video, tab, and description for this mega-lesson
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Rig Rundown - John Mayer

September 9, 2010
Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).
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Interview: Charlie Hunter - Life in the Pocket

Interview: Charlie Hunter - Life in the Pocket

September 3, 2010
Hunter discusses his latest album, "Public Domain" the importance of drumming and the pocket, why he doesn''t listen to modern music, and changing tunings with his Jeff Traugott 7-string.
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September 2010 Media Preview

September 2010 Media Preview

August 17, 2010
Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man, Stones in Exile, Classic Albums: Paranoid
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Zen Guitar for 22nd Century ... and Beyond

Zen Guitar for the 22nd Century ... and Beyond

August 17, 2010
Four tradition-flouting guitarists—Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Rangda’s Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny—offer tips on how to take your playing into the future by freeing your mind, hands, and 6-string from the confines of orthodox guitarisms.
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

August 17, 2010
Premier Guitar braves record-breaking temperatures to take you inside the year’s hottest blues gathering—Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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