April 2020

Guitarists

Lamb of God Announce New Tour Dates and "Metal on the Mountain" Retreat

Lamb of God Announce New Tour Dates and "Metal on the Mountain" Retreat

March 20, 2013
With the recent exoneration of front man Randy Blythe from all charges in the Czech Republic, Lamb of God announces new tour dates and the Metal on the Mountain retreat.
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Knaggs Guitars Announces Steve Stevens Signature Model

Knaggs Guitars Announces Steve Stevens Signature Model

March 15, 2013
Grammy-Award winning virtuoso and long time collaborators Steve Stevens and Knaggs Guitars proudly announce the Steve Stevens Signature model.
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Interview: Clutch - Riffs In Your Face

Interview: Clutch - Riffs In Your Face

March 13, 2013
Guitarist Tim Sult and Producer Machine share Clutch’s “riffs in your face” recipe for the band’s new album “Earth Rocker”
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Interview: Joe Bonamassa - Restless Pick Syndrome

Interview: Joe Bonamassa - Restless Pick Syndrome

March 11, 2013
Grown-up blues wunderkind Joe Bonamassa dishes on why he’s done with Black Country Communion, his latest tone toys—a ’51 Tele and a ’58 Gibson amp—and how he keeps fans guessing with projects like his new acoustic and funk-jazz discs.
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Interview: Dave Kilminster - Rock Revisited

Interview: Dave Kilminster - Rock Revisited

March 11, 2013
U.K. guitar hero Dave Kilminster talks about the ups and downs of solo albums, explains why he shuns most effects, and reveals how an unusual altered tuning is the centerpiece of his next album.
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7 Guitarists You’ll Hate Me for Loving

March 11, 2013
Plain and simple, gone are the days of leaving a historic mark—of creating a singular voice widely differentiable from others—via the types of dexterity and musicality used by bona fide guitar heroes of yore.
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Interview: Lee Boys - Pickin’ and Praisin’

Interview: Lee Boys - Pickin’ and Praisin’

March 11, 2013
Roosevelt Collier and Alvin Lee of sacred-steel family band the Lee Boys take their 6-string hallelujahs beyond the church and garner praises from some of the biggest names in secular guitar and bass.
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Remembering Alvin Lee: 1944 - 2013

Remembering Alvin Lee: 1944 - 2013

March 6, 2013
Alvin Lee passed away this morning after complications from routine surgery at age 68, leaving behind a legacy as the godfather of fast-and-heavy British blues.
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Interview: Earl Slick on David Bowie's "Next Day" Sounds

Earl Slick on David Bowie's "Next Day" Sounds

March 6, 2013
Slick discusses working with Bowie for most of his adult life, what to expect from a Bowie album, and what gear he''s digging on at the moment.
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Interview: Mike McCready on Mad Season Reissue and New Pearl Jam

Interview: Mike McCready on Mad Season Reissue and New Pearl Jam

March 6, 2013
McCready opens up about Mad Season, remembering bandmates Layne Staley and John Baker Saunders, and Pearl Jam’s forthcoming album
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Rig Rundown - Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever

February 27, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits with Coheed and Cambria guitarists Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever who talk about their current live setups including Gibson Explorers, Les Pauls, SGs, Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, and DR Strings.
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Interview: Devon Allman - Paving His Own Way

Interview: Devon Allman - Paving His Own Way

February 27, 2013
Allman discusses focusing on songs over chops for his solo effort, working in the shadow of his famous relatives, and how an inexpensive resonator guitar stole the show.
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Rig Rundown - Keller Williams

February 13, 2013

PG's Jason Shadrick catches up with Keller Williams at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA. In this segment, Williams details and demonstrates his live rig.


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Interview: Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion

Interview: Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion

February 4, 2013
Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz opens up about the long journey to the punk heroes'' 16th album, "True North," and how shorter, simpler songs and three-part harmonies reignited their creativity and took them back to their pummeling roots.
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J.D. Simo: The Bandstand and The Bible of Classic Rock

J.D. Simo: The Bandstand and The Bible of Classic Rock

February 4, 2013
Photo by Sean Marshall Studios Nashville’s JD Simo is a graduate of the Don Kelley school of honky-tonk, proving ground for some of the world’s best pickers. Other alumni
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Eric Bibb & Habib Koite: Bonded by Rhythm

Eric Bibb & Habib Koite: Bonded by Rhythm

February 4, 2013
Raised in two vastly different cultures, Eric Bibb and Habib Koité celebrate their harmonic common ground, proving that music has no borders.
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Carvin HH2 Allan Holdsworth Electric Guitar Review

Carvin HH2 Allan Holdsworth Electric Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
Boasting a headstock-free design, all-in-one bridge, tailpiece, and tuner assembly affixed to its tail end, Carvin''s new HH2 will evoke thoughts of Steinberger for many.
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Interview: Yngwie Malmsteen on "Spellbound"

Interview: Yngwie Malmsteen on "Spellbound"

January 30, 2013
Yngwie gives us the scoop on the new album, talks about the blues, and reveals how his “heavenly” new pickups came about.
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Rig Rundown - Samantha Fish

January 16, 2013
PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location in Davenport, Iowa, where she checks out the guitarist's custom T-styles and combos that amplify her blues-rock jams.
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Interview: Steve Lukather's Sensitive Side

Interview: Steve Lukather's Sensitive Side

January 16, 2013
For a guy who’s allegedly been referred to as the “world’s greatest guitar player” by Eddie Van Halen, who’s played the immortal intro to Michael Jackson’s timeless hit “Beat
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