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Sonny Landreth: Full Circle

June 30, 2015
For his 12th album, Bound by the Blues, the slide wizard revisits the soulful sounds that launched his career.
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Forgotten Heroes: Pops Staples

June 23, 2015
The gospel guitarist who took his tremolo-shaken country blues from Sunday mass to the masses.
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Failure’s Monster Comeback

June 16, 2015
After almost two decades, Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards reunite for an album that picks up right where they left off.
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Lamb Chops: The Tools and Techniques Behind Lamb of God’s Crushing Comeback Album

June 12, 2015
John Campbell, Mark Morton, and Willie Adler discuss their first release since the tragedy that nearly destroyed their band.
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Testament

Rig Rundown: Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Eric Peterson & Steve DiGiorgio

June 10, 2015
The thrash-metal vets keep it simple yet high-tech on their 2015 tour.
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Rig Rundown: Death Cab for Cutie

May 27, 2015
The Pacific Northwest alt rockers talk short-scale Fenders and Lakeland Ps.
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Faith No More: Resurrection

May 7, 2015
Billy Gould and Jon Hudson discuss the band’s reunion and colorful past.
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Sweetwater Announces GearFest 2015

May 6, 2015
Guests include Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Glenn Hughes, Mike Stern, Nathan East, and more.
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The Gear Behind SXSW

April 21, 2015
Get familiar with some hot, new bands and their road-tested rigs.
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Bass Bench: A Funky Tool

April 10, 2015
Inspired by a Peter Gabriel session, Tony Levin’s Funk Fingers bring a drummer’s touch to the bass.
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GALLERY: SXSW 2015

March 27, 2015
See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!
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Rig Rundown: moe.’s Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey & Rob Derhak

March 18, 2015
The jam-band vets show us their boutique pedals, rad amps, and silver-finished instruments built to commemorate their 25th anniversary.
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GRAMMY

Hyundai and the GRAMMY Awards Launch the 2015 GRAMMY Amplifier

February 19, 2015
An innovative online music initiative aimed at mentoring emerging artists.
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Echoes of Sweden: The Amazing’s Reine Fiske

February 19, 2015
The Amazing’s Reine Fiske uses vintage gear to take classic guitar vibes into new realms.
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Rig Rundown: Umphrey's McGee [2015]

February 18, 2015
The prog-jam heroes take us inside their “more is more” gear approach.
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Rig Rundown: Comeback Kid

February 4, 2015
The Canadian hardcore band travels light and loud.
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The Prolific Robert Pollard

February 3, 2015
The Guided by Voices frontman and indie icon still writes songs at light speed, with two new releases under his new guise, Ricked Wicky, and another solo album by summer.
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GALLERY: People of NAMM, Part 1

January 30, 2015
Whether giving blistering gear demos or autographs, these well-known artists drew crowds in Anaheim this year.
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Rig Rundown: Four Year Strong

January 28, 2015
The melodic hardcore pop-punkers dish the dirt on dirty gear.
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On Bass: Advice for Guitarists … from a Bassist

January 19, 2015
Savvy advice for guitarists—from a bass-playing musical director’s perspective.
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