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Guitarists

Interview: Adestria - Young, Hungry, and Taking Chances

June 8, 2012
Adestria guitarists Russell Klein and Brian Stump reveal the serendipity that led to forming their 6-piece metalcore outfit—which in four short years has hammered out a stunningly brutal sound full of intricate layers, time signatures, and catchy melodies.
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Mumiy Troll: Russian Mummy Monsters Invade!

June 8, 2012
Once banned by the Communist party, Mumiy Troll–the biggest band from the biggest country in the world–presses westward with "Vladivostok," and all-English album chock-full of glistening guitars and hooks that just won''t die.
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Interview: The Hives’ Vigilante Carlstroem Pushes Clean into Chaos

June 6, 2012
Carlstroem discusses the band’s unlikely love for Yngwie Malmsteen, its addiction to abusing Roland Jazz Chorus amps, and Lex Hives—their first album in five years.
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Rig Rundown - Creed's Mark Tremonti

June 3, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Theatre where she catches up with Creed's guitarist Mark Tremonti. In this Rig Rundown segment, Tremonti talks to us about his slew of PRS guitars, his multi-amp setup (Mesa/Boogie, Bludotone, Fender, and Voodoo Amps), and his pedalboard featuring stompboxes from Dunlop, Voodoo Lab, and Electro-Harmonix.
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Rig Rundown - Red Hot Chili Peppers' Josh Klinghoffer

June 3, 2012
Chris Kies is On Location in Rosemont, IL, at the Allstate Arena where he catches up with Ian Sheppard, guitar tech for Red Hot Chili Peppers' Josh Klinghoffer. In this segment, we get to see and hear about what Josh is currently using on the I'm With You 2012 tour, which includes Fender Strats, Gretsch White Penguin, Marshall Major, Silvertone amp, and a pedalboard with over 30 pedals from companies likes Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Moog, and many more.
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Interview: Steve Hackett and Chris Squire In Harmony With Squackett

May 30, 2012
With their new prog-rock duo, Steve Hackett and Chris Squire discover the joys of retro harmony in A Life Within a Day.
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Rig Rundown - Johnny Winter

May 23, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Davenport, IA, Redstone Room where he catches up with legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter where he talks about his vintage Gibson Firebird, Lazer guitar, Music Man 4x10 combo, and why he uses Chorus all the time.
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Interview: Sonny Landreth Goes Instrumental With Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson

May 22, 2012
The slide maestro talks about working with two bona fide guitar gods on “Elemental Journey” and his new Fender Signature Stratocaster and Dumble amp.
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Rig Rundown - The Book of Mormon

May 12, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick hits Broadway where he catches up Jake Schwartz who talks about the gear that he uses in the award winning musical The Book of Mormon.

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Interview: Billy Duffy - Captain Riffs

May 11, 2012
The Bob Rock produced "Choice of Weapon," is a strikingly rich return to form, arguably deeper lyrically and broader stylistically than 2001’s "Beyond Good and Evil" or 2007’s "Born Into This."
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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

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”

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"

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"

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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