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Guitarists

Interview: HBC's Scott Henderson and Jeff Berlin

Interview: HBC's Scott Henderson and Jeff Berlin

January 9, 2013
Musicians Institute guitar guru Scott Henderson and outspoken bass virtuoso Jeff Berlin discuss their chops-laden new album with Dennis Chambers, why Berlin didn’t join Van Halen, and why metronomes and rock academia are useless.
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Interview: Rosie Flores - Rockabilly Road Doggie

Interview: Rosie Flores - Rockabilly Road Doggie

January 9, 2013
With nearly 50 years of gigs under her belt, twang queen Rosie Flores talks about recording with Rockabilly legend Janis Martin, why her car is her favorite workspace, and how she gets gristly tones with super-light strings.
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Interview: Double Naught Spy Car - Cheeky Twang Monkeys

Interview: Double Naught Spy Car - Cheeky Twang Monkeys

January 9, 2013
Double Naught Spy Car''s Paul Lacques and Marcus Watkins on their hilariously heady blend of surf-informed jazz-noir instrumentals.
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Interview: Duane Denison - Jazz-Punk's "Evil Andy Summers"

Interview: Duane Denison - Jazz-Punk's "Evil Andy Summers"

January 9, 2013
Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison talks about the reunion of supergroup Tomahawk, his aluminum electrical guitar company Axes, and why he hates sustain.
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Rig Rundown - Dweezil Zappa

January 2, 2013
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Madison, Wisconsin where he catches up with Dweezil Zappa of Zappa Plays Zappa. In this segment, Zappa demonstrates his pedalboard and Axe-FX II setup and details his prototype Gibson Frank Zappa signature SG.
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Rig Rundown - Lamb of God

December 26, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where he catches up with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton and the band's guitar techs to get the details on Mark's setup, as well as the rigs of guitarist Willie Adler and bassist John Campbell.
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Rig Rundown - Journey's Neal Schon

December 19, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she catches up with Journey's Neal Schon. In this segment, Schon discusses his upcoming PRS signature guitars, how he uses his Axe-FX Ultra, and answers your Facebook questions.


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Interview: Neal Schon on "The Calling"

Interview: Neal Schon on "The Calling"

December 18, 2012
Premier Guitar caught up with Schon to get the details of making this album and talk about what gear he’s into these days.
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Rig Rundown - Madonna's Monte Pittman

December 11, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she catches up with Madonna guitarist Monte Pittman. In this segment, he discusses and demonstrates how he uses his Axe-FX II with his Orange rig, why you might not always hear guitar in Madonna's songs, and shows off his signature guitars. We also learn about the setup and guitars Madonna herself uses when she plays during the set.


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Bad Brains: The Big Takeover That Never Was

December 10, 2012
Darryl Jenifer and Gary “Dr. Know” Miller of Bad Brains discuss their trailblazing fusion of disparate styles—from jazz to soul, reggae, punk, funk, and metal—as well as how their new album, "Into the Future," totally lives up to its name, and what it’s like to be both legends and underdogs more than 30 years into their career.
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Interview: Joanne Shaw Taylor - Voodoo Grooves and Guitarmageddon Tones

Interview: Joanne Shaw Taylor - Voodoo Grooves and Guitarmageddon Tones

December 10, 2012
For her third solo album, Almost Always Never, British blues-rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor finds sonic inspiration in her teenage past.
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Rig Rundown - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Judah Bauer

December 5, 2012
PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois where she catches up with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer. In this segment, Judah details his vintage parts-caster Teles, Fender amps, and array of effects.
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Interview: Peter Frampton - Part Two: Coming Alive Again

Interview: Peter Frampton - Part Two: Coming Alive Again

December 5, 2012
Frampton shares what it’s like to perform the his seminal album nearly four decades later.
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Rig Rundown: Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis

November 27, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location at the Majestic in Madison, Wisconsin, checking out Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis' rig. In this segment, he shows us his arsenal of modified Jazzmasters, a powerful four-amp setup, and then demonstrates some of the tones in his pedalboard.
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Interview: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Brad Whitford Let the Music Do the Talking

Interview: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Brad Whitford Let the Music Do the Talking

November 27, 2012
The duo discusses the band’s somewhat tumultuous creative process, discovering new guitars, and what tones inspire them.
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Rig Rundown - Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan

November 20, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in St. Louis, Missouri, talking with the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan. In this segment, he discusses his modular preamp system, the handful of pedals he relies on, and his signature Fender Billy Corgan Strats.


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Interview: Peter Frampton’s Early Years

November 20, 2012
Frampton discusses growing up with David Bowie, discovering the talk box, and London in the ’60s.
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Rig Rundown - Blondie's Chris Stein and Tommy Kessler

November 14, 2012

PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Theatre where she catches up with Blondie's Chris Stein and Tommy Kessler.


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Rig Rundown - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno's Rickey Minor, Paul Jackson Jr., and Dave Delhomme

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Los Angeles, CA where she catches up with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno bassist Rickey Minor and guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Dave Delhomme. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals all three players use every night during taping.


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