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Guitarists

Airbourne Burnout the Nitro Boneshaker Joel O'Keefe

Riff Rundown: Airbourne's "Burnout the Nitro"

May 17, 2020
Down Under rocker Joel O'Keefe whips through the guitar backbone within the hard-charging single from 2019's Boneshaker.
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Sonny Landreth: "You Have to Have the Antenna Up"

May 14, 2020
The Louisiana slide legend finds inspiration in standard fretting and the whammy bar on Blacktop Run, an acoustic/electric mashup of roots styles and rad techniques.
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Rig Rundown: Gear Gods' Trey Xavier

May 13, 2020
This YouTuber gives the 411 on headless hellraisers, his favorite amp of all time, and the small rack that houses his band's entire live rig.
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Jeff Beck

Watch Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp's New Video for "Isolation"

May 12, 2020
The duo is joined by Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass, and Vanessa Freebairn- Smith on cello.
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James Bay

Hooked: James Bay on Derek and the Dominos' "Layla"

May 12, 2020
The platinum-selling British guitarist recalls begging his father to repeatedly replay the iconic song featuring Slowhand and Skydog.
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Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns

May 11, 2020
PG’s Nashville correspondent shares his favorite moments behind the camera with some of the best guitar players in the world.
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Laura Cox Bad Luck Blues

Riff Rundown: Laura Cox's "Bad Luck Blues"

May 10, 2020
The ripping, blues-rockin' French guitarist lays the groundwork for the song's heartbeat and 3-part solo featured in 2019's Burning Bright.
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Devon Gilfillian Finds Light at the End of His Tunnels

May 7, 2020
Taking recording cues from hip-hop, psychedelia, and Afropop, the Nashville guitarist-songwriter uses his trusty 1987 Jaguar to kick depression and make his debut album, Black Hole Rainbow.
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Rig Rundown: Cory Branan

May 6, 2020
The Memphis honky-tonkin’, Tele-twangin’ songster reveals his beefed-up guitarsenal with 6-string stalwarts, a custom 3rd Power combo, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Lindsay Ell Hooked

Hooked: Lindsay Ell on Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze"

May 5, 2020
The Nashville country star and certified guitar dork remembers when mentor Randy Bachman showed her the quintessential "Hendrix" chord.
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Album Spotlight: Yuval Ron’s Somewhere in This Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum

May 3, 2020
This astral prog playground is a wild ride through space and time … signatures. Marco Minnemann provides the backbeats.
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Code Orange: Attack of the Sonic Cyborgs

April 30, 2020
The outrageous guitar assault of Reba Meyers and Dominic Landolina on the band’s new Underneath explosively combines the analog and the digital—yet honors the heavy throb of hardcore’s beating heart.
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Nick DiSalvo - homepage

Rig Rundown: Elder

April 29, 2020
Swooshing Pink Floyd vibes, kerranging Sleep chugs, and mutating mellow Motorpsycho tones symbiotically swirl in this guitar duo’s growing setups.
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Steve Howe

Steve Howe Announces New Solo Album

April 29, 2020
Love Is marks Howe's first solo album since the all-instrumental Time in 2011 and has a balance of five instrumental tracks and five songs.
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Marty Schwartz Hooked

Hooked: Marty Schwartz on Led Zeppelin's "Over the Hills and Far Away"

April 28, 2020
The popular YouTuber recounts how hearing Jimmy Page's dynamics on the Houses of the Holy classic became his gateway to guitar.
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Pete Yorn Riff Rundown

Riff Rundown: Pete Yorn's "Idols (We Don't Ever Have to Say Goodbye)"

April 27, 2020
The roots-rockin' songwriter breaks down his poppy-drone single from 2019's Caretakers.
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Big Thief’s Adventures in Alchemy

April 23, 2020
Berklee grads Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek discuss their journey from starting out as a guitar duo, then forming a rock band, to making two highly acclaimed—and very different—albums last year.
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Tom Polzine

Rig Rundown: Howling Giant

April 22, 2020
A Reverend V, two fiery British-voiced heads, and some tone-sizzling, time-bending stomps fire this warped comet rider into psychedelic spaces.
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Butch Walker - Hooked

Hooked: Butch Walker on the James Gang's "Funk #49"

April 21, 2020
The guitarist/songwriter/producer reminisces on the riff that got him into the 6-string life and shares a tale of playing the song in front of Joe Walsh.
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Half Hearted Riffer

Riff Rundown: Half Hearted's "I'm in Danger"

April 19, 2020
Jason Grandell shows you the slick fretboard moves and precise hammer-ons needed to pull off the lead single from the band's eponymous debut.
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