April 2020

Guitarists

Interview: Bill Frisell - Off the Deep End

Interview: Bill Frisell - Off the Deep End

May 11, 2012
Frisell divulges the inner workings of this album, clues us in as to how he manages to juggle so many intense projects simultaneously, and tells us about the 16-second delay that got away.
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Guitars on Broadway: Book of Mormon, Rock of Ages, and Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark

Guitars on Broadway: Book of Mormon, Rock of Ages, and Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark

May 11, 2012
We wouldn’t blame you if the word “Broadway” conjures images of grown men in furry cat costumes or jazz-hand-wielding women in fishnets and top hats rather than tasteful guitar playing.
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Rig Rundown - Rock of Ages

May 11, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick hits Broadway where he catches up Joel Hoekstra and Tommy Kessler who talk about the gear that they use on the hit musical Rock of Ages.
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Rig Rundown - Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark

May 11, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick hits Broadway where he catches up Matt Beck, Ben Butler, and Zane Carney who talk about the gear that they use on the new musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.
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Interview: Shadows Fall Refuse to Compromise on “Fire From The Sky”

Interview: Shadows Fall Refuse to Compromise on “Fire From The Sky”

May 9, 2012
Guitarists Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand give us the lowdown on their new album and their new B.C. Rich signature guitars, as well as what it’s like to navigate the shark-infested waters of the music world.
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Interview: Santana Gets "Spiritually Horny" Making "Shape Shifter"

Interview: Santana Gets "Spiritually Horny" Making "Shape Shifter"

May 2, 2012
The guitarist''s legendary chops return to the forefront with his upcoming instrumental album. In our interview, he muses on forgetting that he''s Carlos Santana, why he doesn''t tour with his wife (drummer Cindy Blackman Santana), and how a PRS just isn''t a Strat.
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Rig Rundown - Nickelback's Chad Kroeger & Ryan Peake

May 1, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Moline, IL. at the iWireless Center where he catches up Nickelback Guitar tech Kris Dawson who shows us Chad Kroeger & Ryan Peake's gear and talks about their tour set up.
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Rig Rundown - Every Time I Die's Jordan Buckley & Andy Williams

April 23, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up Every Time I Die's guitarist Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams who talk about their touring setup that includes ESP Guitars, Gibson, Marshall, Orange, Bison Amps, Boss, Line 6, EMG, and much more.
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Interview: John 5 on "God Told Me To"

Interview: John 5 on "God Told Me To"

April 18, 2012
The metal-meets-chicken''-pickin'' veteran discusses his new Spanish-influenced half-acoustic solo album and we try to get him to buy Eddie Van Halen''s guitar.
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Rig Rundown - Jimmie Vaughan

April 16, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Riverside, Iowa where he talks to guitar tech Mark Weber about Jimmie Vaughan's gear.
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DragonForce: Double Dragon

DragonForce: Double Dragon

April 6, 2012
Herman Li and Sam Totman make a new album with a new vocalist.
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Flying Colors: Shredding Stereotypes

Flying Colors: Shredding Stereotypes

April 6, 2012
Supergroup Flying Colors breaks boundaries with its self-titled debut.
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Nada Surf: Caws and Effect

Nada Surf: Caws and Effect

April 6, 2012
Frontman/guitarist Matthew Caws candidly discusses his creative process.
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Rig Rundown: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

April 2, 2012
See the guitars, amps, and effects used on tour with the Black Keys.
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Rig Rundown - John Jorgenson

March 27, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Cedar Rapids, IA, at CSPS where he meets up with former Elton John sideman and gypsy jazz guitarist John Jorgenson who walks us through the instruments, amps, and effects he uses on the road with his quintet.
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GALLERY: SXSW Performances 2012

March 21, 2012
A sampling of the guitarists and guitars spotted around Austin at this year''s festival.
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Bonnie Raitt: Return of the Blues Baroness

Bonnie Raitt: Return of the Blues Baroness

March 9, 2012
Slide master Bonnie Raitt shares her story of heartbreak, healing, and working with icons Bill Frisell and Joe Henry on Slipstream— her first album in seven years.
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Fearlessly Forward: Lee Ranaldo

Fearlessly Forward: Lee Ranaldo

March 9, 2012
Amid uncertainty about Sonic Youth’s future, intrepid alt-rock pioneer Lee Ranaldo plows ahead with Between the Times and the Tides—a solo LP that finds the Jazzmastertoting icon collaborating with Nels Cline and avantrock composer Alan Licht on songs that deftly bridge pop, avant, and the singersongwriter ethos.
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Rig Rundown - Guns N' Roses DJ Ashba

March 6, 2012
PG's Tessa Jeffers is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she meets up with Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba who gives us the scoop on all his touring guitars, amps, and effects that he's using on the current US tour in 2012.
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Rig Rundown - Guns N' Roses Richard Fortus

March 6, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus. In this segment, we get to see what Fortus is currently using for guitars, amps, effects, and cabinets during the most recent GN'R US tour in early 2012.
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