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'Nathan East: For the Record' Movie Review

January 12, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the low-end legend's career and the making of his latest solo album.
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10 Things We Learned from Maroon 5’s James Valentine

January 9, 2015
The chart-topping lead guitarist opens up about singing in front of Beatles, failing at guitar design, and why he suffers from G.A.S. just like you.
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Rig Rundown: Lucinda Williams, Stuart Mathis, and David Sutton

December 17, 2014
The Americana-meets-blues band shows off their classic gear while Williams boasts a minimalist setup that reflects her rootsy songwriting approach.
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Maggie Björklund: Visions of Longing and Light

November 27, 2014
The Danish pedal-steel songstress talks about 10-strings, Jack White, and her masterful new album, Shaken.
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Rig Rundown: Mastodon (2014)

November 26, 2014
The prog-metal juggernauts’ setup epitomizes straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll.
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Forgotten Hero: Ollie Halsall

November 20, 2014
The rise and fall of one of the most original guitar players to emerge from the 1960s British Invasion.
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Rig Rundown: Death From Above 1979

November 19, 2014
Vintage pawn shop-type gear has become the sound of the Canadian punk duo.
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Jack Bruce: 1943–2014

October 27, 2014
Instead of just playing bass, he defined it, carving out a legacy that will endure as long as we keep archives of recorded music. Godspeed, Mr. Bruce.
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A Lesson in Violence: Exodus' Gary Holt & Lee Altus

October 23, 2014
The Bay Area thrash legends on their moonshine-vs.-wine riff-writing styles, reuniting (again) with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, and founding guitarist Kirk Hammett’s cameo on Blood In, Blood Out.
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Tim Mahoney’s Top Five Oddball Pedals

October 20, 2014
311’s tap-dancing guitarist lists his must-have effects.
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Top 5 Pop-Rock Rig Rundowns

October 8, 2014
Witness the gear of the pop-rock gods—from James Valentine's fully-loaded boutique board to Monte Pittman's stash of signature axes, Justin Derrico's collection of Les Pauls, the Neon Trees' custom Fender setup, and John Mayer's beat-and-battered BLACK1 Strat.
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Rig Rundown: Periphery

October 1, 2014
Misha, Mark, Jake and “Nolly” run through their refreshingly efficient, yet powerful, stage setup.
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Toronto’s Torchbearer: Flash Lightnin's Darren Glover

September 25, 2014
From humble beginnings in a dive bar to opening for ZZ Top, Darren Glover is ready to take his band across the Canadian border.
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Rig Rundown: Cage the Elephant

September 24, 2014
The pop-fused, garage-pysch rockers show us a bevy of their beat-up guitars, road-tested amps, and boutique-loaded boards.
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Bass Pedal Wars

August 27, 2014
What happens when two of the most sonically adventurous bassists go head-to-head in a pedal shootout?
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Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

August 20, 2014
Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.
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Rig Rundown: Kiss

August 13, 2014
Guitarist Tommy Thayer talks Les Pauls and philanthropy while Gene and Paul’s techs give us a peek behind the curtain and show us the gear behind the hottest band in the world.
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Rig Rundown: Fall Out Boy

August 6, 2014
The multi-platinum pop-punk band talks about signature guitars and the latest lineup in their never-ending gear swap.
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Forgotten Heroes: Emily Remler

July 29, 2014
The nice New Jersey girl who changed jazz guitar forever.
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Charlie Haden: 1937–2014

July 14, 2014
The legendary bassist’s soul, taste, and tone left an indelible mark on jazz and created a musical legacy for generations to come.
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