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Guitarists

Interview: Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee

October 8, 2012
The guitar and bass legends get existential as they discuss everything from the evolution of their songwriting partnership to how raging Marshall Silver Jubilees and thumping Orange bass amps brought a raw, gutsy vibe to their new steampunk-inspired album, "Clockwork Angels."
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Interview: Minus the Bear's Dave Knudson

October 8, 2012
Minus the Bear''s Dave Knudson talks about his fat, PRS-fueled riffs on Infinity Overhead and his journey from being a hardcore punk to tapping out hooky polymetric melodies on four Line 6 Delay Modelers.
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Interview: Soundgarden's Kim Thayil

October 8, 2012
Kim Thayil, the dropped-tuning lord of heavy grunge, walks us through the thickets of distortion, swirling psychedelic vortexes, and eastern-flavored motifs on Soundgarden''s epic return to form, King Animal.
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Rig Rundown - Jimmy Herring

October 3, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at Manifold Recording in North Carolina talking gear with Jimmy Herring.
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Interview: Don Felder - Airborne Again

October 3, 2012
After a long hiatus, the guitarist who helped the Eagles soar for 27 years is back with a new solo album, “Road to Forever.”
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Rig Rundown - Cheap Trick

September 26, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location checking out Cheap Trick's live rigs.
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Interview: Coheed and Cambria’s Travis Stever

September 26, 2012
Since the band’s formation in 1995, Coheed and Cambria has put out prog-rock concept albums so epic that there’s a Facebook page called “The Word ‘Epic’ should only be
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Rig Rundown - Incubus' Mike Einzinger and Ben Kenney

September 12, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Tinley Park, IL, where he catches up with Incubus' guitarist Mike Einzinger who talks about his current touring rig that includes Ernie Ball/Music Man Guitars, Mesa/Boogie Amplifiers, and an extensive pedalboard and bassist Ben Kenney who talks about his current touring rig that includes Lakland Basses, Mesa/Boogie Amplifiers, and effects pedals from companies like Boss, Ernie Ball, and Fulltone.
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Interview: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

September 6, 2012
John Spencer and Blues Explosion co-conspirator Judah Bauer reignite their punk-blues fuse with "Meat and Bone"—a deliciously dirty and swaggering return to form powered by pawnshop guitars, raunchy solid-state amps, and unrelenting fuzz.
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Interview: Aleks Sever

September 6, 2012
Croatian-descended funk/blues devotee Aleks Sever takes us on her journey from Germany to paying dues in L.A., hobnobbing with Lee Ritenour''s hired guns, and recorded her first instrumental album, Danger Girl.
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Rig Rundown - Ted Nugent

August 31, 2012
PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she catches up with Motor City Madman Ted Nugent. In this segment, Nugent talks about his beloved Gibson Byrdlands, using the Peavey 6505 heads, and the few stompboxes from Jim Dunlop and Boss that he's currently using on tour.
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Rig Rundown - Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Brad Whitford

August 29, 2012
In this segment, we get to see Joe Perry's collection of touring gear and Brad Whitford take us through his rig.
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Interview: Flying Grace from Outer Space

August 29, 2012
Grace Potter, Scott Tournet, and Benny Yurco find their muse and make it soar with a kaleidoscope instrumental attack and a deep guitar bromance.
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Rig Rundown - Zac Brown Band

August 22, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location checking out the live rigs of Zac Brown and his guitarists Clay Cook and Coy Bowles.
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Interview: Anders Osborne - Feedback, Overtones, & Jagged Electricity

August 10, 2012
Furious slide-wielding Swede Anders Osborne talks about conquering his demons, taking time with solos, and reconciling his electric live persona with his considerable singer-songwriter skills.
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Interview: Steve Vai - The Gospel According to Steve

August 10, 2012
The revered prophet of the 6- and 7-string parts the shroud to reveal the mysteries of his tones, compositions, and gear on "The Story of Light."
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Rig Rundown - Steve Vai

August 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Steve Vai's Harmony Hut studio in Los Angeles. In this video, Steve shows you which of his signature Ibanez guitars he's taking out on tour and which made an appearance on his latest album, how he uses his signature Carvin Legacy Amps, and why the Axe-FX II has replaced most effects in his rig.
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How Steve Vai's Ibanez JEM Revolutionized the "Super Strat"

August 8, 2012
From its mind-blowing 1987 launch to today, we recount the innovations found in Vai''s signature Ibanez and how today''s young shredders are modifying their own.
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Rig Rundown - Unknown Hinson

July 31, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Des Moines, IA, at Wooly's where he catches up with the king of country western troubadours Unknown Hinson. In this segment, the Kang talks about his signature Reverend Guitar, using the Fender Super-Sonic 100 head and matching cabinet, Vox ValveTronix digital effects process, and what's his ideal wumern.
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