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Rig Rundown: Together Pangea

October 11, 2017
The California rockers walk us through how they formulate hip garage-rock tones with some oddball vintage gear.
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Staff Picks: Bon Appétit

October 10, 2017
Preparing a good meal is a bit like making music: It takes practice and the right ingredients. Lukas Nelson and PG staff discuss guitarists they’d want to make magic in the kitchen with.
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Rig Rundown: Chon

October 4, 2017
The chill, mostly instrumental rockers breeze through a tonal equation that includes Ibanez guitars, Matchless combos, and a bunch of pedals.
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Tom Petty: 1950–2017

October 4, 2017
Remembering the legendary singer-songwriter, guitarist, rock ’n’ roll rebel, and ambassador of the American spirit.
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Jonny Lang’s National Anthem

October 4, 2017
The blues-rock guitarist breaks new sonic ground with the help of a dirty little ’60s Valco-built amp, a clutch of vintage and modern axes, and a raw, live-in-the-studio strategy on his new album, Signs.
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Wendy Melvoin: Playing for the Revolution

October 2, 2017
Prince’s former guitarist discusses the Revolution’s legacy and recent tour—and what it was like to write and trade licks with the High Priest of Pop.
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GALLERY: Riot Fest 2017

September 29, 2017
Check out the instruments used by members of Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, Bad Brains, Prophets of Rage, New Order, Built to Spill, and others who rocked the Chicago fest.
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Broken Social Scene: “Family” Reunions and Musical Constipation

September 29, 2017
Think your band’s a nightmare? Try wrangling a cast of 19 rotating members! Here Brendan Canning and Charles Spearin discuss the pains and triumphs of recording Hug of Thunder.
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Rig Rundown: The Fall of Troy

September 27, 2017
The post-hardcore power duo dives into their go-to axes, goosed tube amps, and healthy stash of tone-warping noisemakers.
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Kyle Shutt Turns to 'The Dark Side'

September 26, 2017
The Sword axeman talks about the daunting—but, ultimately, incredibly successful—process of reimagining Pink Floyd's definitive album on Doom Side of the Moon.
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Brendon Small: Sh!t I Couldn’t Do a Year Ago

September 22, 2017
After a decade bringing cartoon metal band Dethklok to life, the shredder/comedian riffs about his Galaktikon solo project and how he’s still improving, one day at a time.
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Rig Rundown: Toadies

September 20, 2017
The Lone Star rockers walk us through their powerfully simple setups.
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Post-Punk Guitar Antiheroes: Andy Gill, Keith Levene, and Gareth Sager

September 14, 2017
Three influential players who staged a genre-shattering coup that changed the sound of rock guitar.
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Rig Rundown: The Magpie Salute's Rich Robinson & Marc Ford

September 13, 2017
The reunited duo shares stories about favorite axes, and demonstrates how they craft their rootsy twin-guitar attack.
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Listen to the October 2017 PG Spotify Playlist

September 13, 2017
Listen to the latest tracks from Thurston Moore, Big Walnuts Yonder, Molly Tuttle, and Robin Trower.
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Nashville Guitar Community Presents the Blues Boogie Bash

September 13, 2017
The Blues Boogie Bash will feature performances by Cara Being Blue, Kevin Key, Barrel Hounds, Chris Lohr, Laur Joamets, Ronnie Crutcher, and Chris Casello.
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Staff Picks: Premier Pedals

September 12, 2017
Delicate Steve joins editors in naming the most utilitarian stompboxes on their boards right now.
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Robin Trower: Have a Blast and Let It Rip

September 12, 2017
More than 40 years into his solo career, the 72-year-old rocker continues to pour his heart into every note he plays, as evidenced by his aptly named new album, Time and Emotion.
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Jon Stickley: Flatpicking Into the Future

September 7, 2017
Armed with a handful of road-tested tunes, a go-for-broke attitude, and a new level of chemistry, newgrass’ most progressive guitarist makes a statement with Maybe Believe.
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Rig Rundown: Sharkmuffin

September 6, 2017
Learn how the band covers everything from noisy, sonic assaults to dreamy, pysch-tinged surf-rock melodies with minimal gear and an overflow of punk-rock ’tude.
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