January 2019

Guitarists

Reggie Young: 1936–2019

January 18, 2019
The king of the intro hook helped author the 6-string sound of Memphis soul with his classic licks, and crystallized country guitar in the ’70s and ’80s, with his trusty ’57 Strat, ’69 Tele, and Gibson ES-335.
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Julian Lage Drops "Tomorrow Is the Question" Video and Announces New Album

January 18, 2019
Love Hurts, which features tunes by Roy Orbison, Eraserhead, Keith Jarrett, The Everly Brothers, and more comes out on February 22.
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Santana Announces the 'Supernatural Now' Tour

January 18, 2019
The three-month, 29-date celebration will commemorate two of the most important milestones in the iconic guitarist’s career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his momentous performance at Woodstock.
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Ariel Posen Steps Out with 'How Long'

January 18, 2019
The highly respected sideman, slide man, and gear-demo star makes the transition to frontman and songwriter with his debut solo album.
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Rig Rundown: Emma Ruth Rundle

January 16, 2019
The moody goth-folk songstress and her 6-string compatriot Evan Patterson detail the off-kilter double-cuts, dual-amp configurations, and reverb-dripping boards that give life to their jangly, ambient washes and doomy, crashing crescendos.
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Keith Richards Unveils 30th Anniversary Reissue of 'Talk is Cheap'

January 16, 2019
The Super Deluxe and Deluxe box set includes special, exclusive housing and folios, extensive sleeve notes, and more.
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Joe Bonamassa to Host Radio Show on SiriusXM

January 15, 2019
Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa, will feature Bonamassa exploring all aspects of blues music.
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The Who Announces Symphonic Tour and New Album

January 14, 2019
The 29-date tour will feature local orchestras and the album of all-new songs will be out in late 2019.
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Listen to Dream Theater's "Fall Into the Light"

January 11, 2019
The second new song from the album slated for worldwide release on February 22, 2019.
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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: Doomsday Melodies

January 10, 2019
Kevin Starrs reveals how his love for Neil Young sonically inspires his music and why he built his latest concept metal album on a bedrock of pop sensibilities.
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Listen to Gary Clark Jr.'s "This Land" From his Forthcoming Album

January 10, 2019
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Savanah Leaf, the clip translates the single’s spirit into a stirring and striking visual.
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Rig Rundown: Manchester Orchestra

January 9, 2019
Observe how the Atlanta-based rockers keep instruments in the family and take a pragmatic approach by hitting the road with everyman gear to morph between their brutal heavy riffs and beautiful, cinematic soundscapes.
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Rig Rundown: Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart

January 2, 2019
The Willy Wonka of guitar uses a forgotten Squier, a long-lusted-after Jazzmaster, and a heap of misfit and boutique stomps to warp the instrument into the 21st century.
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Muse’s Matt Bellamy: Unusual Collisions

January 1, 2019
The modernist guitar hero mixes organic and electronic sounds, genres, eras, amps, and even co-producers on his band’s new album, Simulation Theory, but keeps his signature 6-strings snarling.
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Top 10 Riff Rundowns of 2018

December 30, 2018
From Alter Bridge to Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Melvins, and more—your favorite clips of guitar greats breaking down their own iconic licks.
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John Butler’s Odyssey Leads to 'Home'

December 27, 2018
The Australian folk-rock fingerstylist leads his acoustic muse into electronic music and hip-hop for his trio’s new album but won’t give up his custom 11-string guitar or his organic approach to songwriting.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2018

December 26, 2018
Based on your eyeballs, here are the most-watched episodes of the year.
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Richard Lloyd: The Alchemist

December 25, 2018
Schooled by Hendrix, Hooker, and Gurdjieff, alt-rock avatar Richard Lloyd blends the spiritual and the visceral—from Television to his new solo album, The Countdown—and shares his philosophy of single-string-based mastery.
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Riff Rundown: A Perfect Circle's "Judith"

December 23, 2018
Guitarist Billy Howerdel provides some tuning tips (spoiler: it's in standard) and goes through all the phases of the Mer De Noms smash hit.
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The Raconteurs Return with First New Music in Over a Decade

December 19, 2018
Both tracks stem from recent sessions for the long-awaited new Raconteurs LP, due for release sometime in 2019.
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