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Fu Manchu: Fu-zzalicious!

July 8, 2014
Stoner-rock torchbearers Scott Hill, Bob Balch, and Brad Davis go big on Gigantoid.
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Judas Priest: Unleash the Beast

June 19, 2014
The Brit metal pioneers recruited guitarist Richie Faulkner in 2011, refreshing the creative process for the group’s 17th album, Redeemer of Souls.
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On Bass: Making the Leap

June 15, 2014
How one bassist went from small-time to stadiums.
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Forgotten Heroes: Bruce Langhorne

June 9, 2014
You may not know his name, but “Mr. Tambourine Man” helped pioneer ’60s folk-rock with his amplified Martin flattop.
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Rig Rundown: Trivium

June 4, 2014
Florida metal quartet goes ampless.
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Top 5 Bass Rig Rundowns

May 28, 2014
Witness the gear of the low-end gods—from Flea’s massive Gallien-Krueger rig to Juan Alderete’s bountiful boutique board, Tom Petersson’s drool-worth collection, Billy Sheehan’s dual-output Yamaha, and Roger Waters' iconic black P bass.
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Cruising to the Edge

May 27, 2014
Yes hosts a five-day, progressive-rock sea adventure in the Caribbean.
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Here's Johnny Winter

May 23, 2014
How a white boy from Texas made blues guitar history.
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Marty Friedman: Back with Brutality

May 14, 2014
The metal-shred hero returns with his first solo album in many years.
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Jack Bruce: The Silver Lining

May 5, 2014
The iconic bass whisperer enlisted an all-star cast to join him at Abbey Road for his first solo album in more than a decade.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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GALLERY: Experience Hendrix 2014 Part Deux

April 16, 2014
More kick-ass live shots from the star-studded homage to Jimi.
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GALLERY: Experience Hendrix 2014

April 4, 2014
Highlights from today’s brightest stars as they celebrate a guitar forefather.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses

March 25, 2014
If you’re serious about playing bass for a living, it’s important to be intimately familiar with a number of different musical styles.
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GALLERY: SXSW Live Performances 2014

March 19, 2014
Everything from vintage Jazzmasters to dirty Danelectros made waves at the annual music fest in Austin, Texas.
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Neon Trees: Pop Psychology

March 18, 2014
Guitarist Chris Allen and bassist Branden Campbell discuss playing with nuance in Neon Trees, an alt-pop rock band with a sound that could be described as new new wave.
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NAMM '14 - Cort Guitars Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass Demo

March 7, 2014
See and hear a demo by the basss' namesake.
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Frank Bello & Dave Ellefson: Altitudes & Attitude’s High-Flying Bassists

March 6, 2014
What happens when the bassists from Anthrax and Megadeth join forces?
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NAMM '14 - Warwick Bootsy Collins SpaceBass Demo

March 3, 2014
The low-end juggernauts release an updated version of the funkmaster's stylin'-and-profilin' 4-string.
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John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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