April 2020

Guitarists

Interview: Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho – Fast and Slow

Interview: Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho - Fast and Slow

May 15, 2013
Caption--> Children of Bodom’s eighth release, Halo of Blood, marks the first time the band has recorded an album in their Helsinki, Finland, rehearsal studio. “We got this hall
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Bex Marshall

Interview: Bex Marshall - Need & Greed

May 11, 2013
Soulful and sultry blues songwriter Bex Marshall discusses making "House of Mercy," the evolution of her playing, and her deep love of resonator guitars.
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Interview: Eric Gales & Doug Pinnick - Gospel Grooves & Abnormal Blues

Interview: Eric Gales & Doug Pinnick - Gospel Grooves & Abnormal Blues

May 11, 2013
Eric Gales, King’s X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick, and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen hole-up in the studio for two weeks and emerge with an album full of blazing blues-prog.
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Remembering Jeff Hanneman: 1964–2013

Remembering Jeff Hanneman: 1964 - 2013

May 6, 2013
What separated Jeff from the rest of the metal pack was his rhythm technique, his songwriting, and that for which he will be most remembered—his riffs.
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Green Day Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown - Green Day

May 3, 2013
We talk to Billy Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt's techs about the rigs used to recreate material from the punk vets' Uno, Dos, and Tre' albums.
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Yes' Steve Howe

Rig Rundown - Yes' Steve Howe and Chris Squire

May 1, 2013

Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond is on location in Omaha, Nebraska, where he catches up with Yes' Chris Squire and Steve Howe to check out their vintage gear, including old Rickenbackers, Gibsons, Fenders, and more.


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Interview: Marc Ribot - A Rocker in Disguise

Interview: Marc Ribot - A Rocker in Disguise

May 1, 2013
The avant-garde godfather discusses his groove-heavy new release that flows from light swing to punk jams and everything in between.
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Interview: Joe Satriani - Gravitational Melodies

Interview: Joe Satriani - Gravitational Melodies

April 23, 2013
Satriani recruits a new band and goes back to his roots with the eminently hummable “Unstoppable Momentum.”
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Telecaster Obsession

Telecaster Obsession

April 15, 2013
Let’s review our Tele history and get some insights from one of the best Tele masters alive, Greg Koch.
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Interview: Robben Ford - One Guitar, One Pickup, One Album

Interview: Robben Ford - One Guitar, One Pickup, One Album

April 15, 2013
Robben Ford challenges himself to simplify his rig and his melodic approach on his soulful new album, Bringing It Back Home.
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Interview: Early Graves - Thrash in the Saddle Again

Interview: Early Graves - Thrash in the Saddle Again

April 15, 2013
After a series of tragic setbacks—including the death of founding vocalist Makh Daniels—Chris Brock and Early Graves charge back into the metal fray and emerge triumphant with a thundering masterpiece.
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Interview: Steven Wilson - Of Ravens, Revenants, and Creeping Things

Interview: Steven Wilson - Of Ravens, Revenants, and Creeping Things

April 15, 2013
Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and the Aristocrats’ Guthrie Govan conjure a prog juggernaut with a little help from studio giant Alan Parsons.
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Interview: Meat Puppets - The Flesh of It

Interview: Meat Puppets - The Flesh of It

April 10, 2013
Hailing from the “middle of nowhere” in Arizona, brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood continue the Meat Puppets’ irreverent psychedelic grunge on "Rat Farm," solidifying a legacy of desert-punk songcraft that influenced a generation.
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Rig Rundown - Pink's Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner

April 9, 2013

Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, where he catches up with Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner on tour with Pink's The Truth About Love tour. In this segment, Justin and Eva detail their go-to instruments and signal chains.


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Nels Cline’s 5 Essential Effects

Nels Cline’s 5 Essential Effects

April 9, 2013
The self-proclaimed pedal geek lists his faves in five categories.
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Rig Rundown - Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes [2013]

April 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Animals As Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. In this segment, the guys discuss their 8-string guitars, the patches they use on their Axe-FX, and why they still incorporate a traditional amp head and cab into their rigs.
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Killswitch Engage: Ironhearts, Redemption, and Big Digits

March 28, 2013
Rejuvenated by the return of original singer Jesse Leach, Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel, and Mike D’Antonio deliver pummeling riffs and walls of wailing guitar solos on "Disarm the Descent."
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The (Abbreviated) Best Guitar Performances of SXSW 2013

The (Abbreviated) Best Guitar Performances of SXSW 2013

March 27, 2013
In this concentrated land of musical overstimulation, it’d be impossible to give a rundown of every amazing player in Austin’s premier showcase. Here, we offer our discerning highlights.
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Gibson Releases Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul

Gibson Releases Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul

March 27, 2013
Gibson recently announced the release of the Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul, based on Perry''s original–serial number 9-0663.
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Interview: Orianthi – Finding Freedom

Interview: Orianthi - Finding Freedom

March 20, 2013
Orianthi dishes about the natural vibe of her new album, getting nervous in front of Santana, and her favorite bassist
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